When Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr.’s senatorial candidate Larry Gadon assaulted me online in a filthy and obscene video that would shame his family and has led to calls for his disbarment, I noticed something he said while he was howling like a sex maniac. [
Many are appalled that trapo politician Danilo Suarez voiced the idea of Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte sharing the six-year term of the presidency the way Martin Rromualdez shared the House Speakership term with Alan Peter Cayetano.
The idea is not new.
In fact, it was President Rodrigo Duterte who had first promised to share his presidential term with Bongbong Marcos.
I was reading a piece on the spike in Covid cases on the Philippine Daily Inquirer site when out popped a Google ad showing a smiling Karlo Nograles asking we, the people, to donate to a Palace-driven project to aid the poor. Nograles is the secretary to President Rodrigo Duterte’s cabinet.
So I posted this on Twitter:
Two things wrong with this pic: 1) Duterte’s secretary to the cabinet Karlo Nograles asking 4 donations when Palace has not released all Bayanihan ayuda; 2) Palace wants to centralize ALL PRIVATE DONATIONS after discouraging everyone from donating to various groups. #ManigasKayopic.twitter.com/0T7VtidOKK
In its eagerness to smother the country with an all inclusive and oppressive anti terror law, the government may have shot itself in the foot.
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Here are the 15 questions I wanted to ask Lacson, then and now, about the new Anti-Terrorism Law
Second of THREE PARTS
By Raïssa Robles
In the first part, I explained why I used the words “stealthily” and “hastily” to describe the manner by which Senate defense committee chair Panfilo Lacson had inserted the dangerous Section 25 in the Anti-Terrorism Law.
Section 25, according to prominent legal experts, gives President Rodrigo Duterte – through his cabinet officials who comprise the Anti-Terrorism Council – the power to “designate” or tag as “terrorist” anyone and any organization the cabinet officials suspect of being one.
In fact, Duterte went ahead of the new Anti-Terrorism Law and publicly tagged communist rebels “terrorists” because he said so. He said, “They think that they are a different breed, would like to be treated with another set of law, when as a matter of fact they are terrorists. They are terrorists because I finally declared them to be one.”
Senator Lacson had to scramble and say there was “nothing illegal” about Duterte’s statements because the Anti-Terrorism Council had already “designated” them terrorists in 2017.
Lacson insists the tag will not lead to arrests, but only to the freeze of assets.
But legal experts told the Supreme Court last week that is not the case. The tag can result in the arrest of any person and members of organizations that have been so “designated” by the ATC as “terrorist”.
Lacson is laying the predicate for charging me with cyberlibel
Lacson has also claimed in his official Senate press releases on the Senate website, several media forums and press interviews and releases that my blog post was “malicious.” To read the rest, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK.
Over the past week since Senator Panfilo Lacson said my use of the word “stealthy” to describe his insertion of Section 25 in the Anti-Terrorism Law (ATL) “is malicious and untrue”, the senator has gone on radio, print and the official Senate website to belittle my blog post.
Part 1, which is this post, will explain why I found Senator Lacson’s insertion of Section 25 “stealthy” and “hasty”; Part 2 will show proof why my blog post has no malice, because the senator is implying he might file a cyber libel suit against me (he did this by saying he would not sue me for libel,); and Part 3 will post all the documents I used as basis in Part 1, in other words, the documentary proofs.
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