The “anti-terror” law has been passed in my country. And I feel like I’ve lost all hope that this government will have the decency to do their job and put their people first. People are dying because we’re in the midst of a pandemic. People have lost their jobs and are struggling to feed their families. But it’s the law that effectively silences critics that these government officials choose to discuss first. Just goes to show what their priorities are.
I’ve argued about this with some of my acquaintances saying that the terrorism law is much harsher in other countries, like in Australia. But, the difference is, time and time again, this government has proven that it has no regard for its people as long as they stay in power. That they will do everything they can to get their way. And this just gives them even more power.
Is it really? But Australia doesn’t have ties with China no? So sorry to hear about what’s happening over there. Are the people rioting/protesting?
And just as this new terror law is about to be implemented, the Congress decided to shutdown the country’s leading broadcasting company. Now, it will be harder for people to stay informed and updated with everything this government’s doing.
I don’t think they do. Or if ever, they’re not as “strong” as the one China has with the Philippines.
People are conducting noise barrages. Because of the pandemic, people can’t really organize large crowds to protest.
Americans definitely didn’t use the pandemic as an excuse. I think if the people really wanted to they would!
If this happens, the bill will not only suppress the fundamental rights and freedoms of Filipinos.
Unfortunately, it has already been passed. </3 At this point, I’m unsure about what could be done against it.