Senator Risa Hontiveros denounced calls to prolong the imposition of martial legislation with no clear restrict on time and protection.
“Ang tingin ni Presidente Duterte sa Martial Law ay parang ‘unli-rice.’ Ang Kongreso naman tila parang isang carinderia. Kahit wala pang order ng Unli-Martial Law, handang-handa na ito ibigay sa Pangulo,” she mentioned in a national multi-sectoral discussion board Sunday on the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman.
“Straight out of a dystopian novel, Duterte and his apologists want martial law to be the new normal. They think martial law is a magic antidote that will address all of the country’s woes. This government thinks it is a ‘silver bullet’ for delivering peace and order,” Hontiveros added.
Aside from the prolonged imposition of martial legislation, Hontiveros additionally expressed considerations on the rise of “Islamophobia” within the nation primarily based on the federal government’s plan to problem a Muslim-only identification card (ID).
“Okay Lang na pagsarhan ng pinto ng mga nagpapaupa ang ating mga kapatid na Muslim na naghahanap ng masisilungan na malayo sa giyera?” she requested.
Although a latest survey confirmed that 57 % of Filipinos assist martial rule, Hontiveros famous that majority have been opposed to the inclusion of Visayas and Luzon underProclamation 216.
“Ano ang tinuturo nito sa atin? Okay lang ang martial law basta para lamang sa Mindanao na tila tinuturing ng marami na magulo, at basta para lamang sa mga kapatid natin na Muslim na tinuturing na iba na mga terorista?” she additional requested.
“What the Maute terrorists have failed to accomplish, Duterte’s martial law has delivered. We now live in fear of one another. We bombed our own people and even our brave soldiers. We treat other Filipinos as second-class citizens. We even destroyed the very city we promised to save,” Hontiveros mentioned.