Just My Opinion
By Raissa Robles
On the night of July 26, a Friday, the presidential palace posted on Facebook a video of President Rodrigo Duterte ordering not only “the closure” of all lotto and other state-run gaming outlets, but also the “arrest” of anyone who defied his order.
He declared all these games “illegal because as of today, all of those permits and concessions or whatever are terminated” on his orders. His reason—to stop “massive corruption”.
What followed next eerily reminded me of Ferdinand Marcos’ imposition of Martial Law, which started also on a Friday night.