Flon Faurillo /
Hand of Steel
Philippine elections have
been marred by violence for decades. But the May 2007 is expected to spill
more blood with the anticipation that government’s repressive campaign
against Bayan Muna (BM), Anakpawis (AP) and Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP)
would escalate to prevent these progressive parties from garnering
congressional seats. President Gloria M. Arroyo has pledged to use the
“hand of steel” against “terrorists” as Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno
joins the fray by his ejection orders against opposition local executives.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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