Updated: 2019-09-19 12:33:46 GMT
It’s been several decades since the “Martial Law Era” ended. Yet the Philippines’ political discourse remains anchored in rhetoric surrounding it.
Rather than apply a prospective approach to the national “debate”, the country’s foremost “thought leaders” remain trapped in fear mongering around the bizarre notion that the Philippines could slide into “tyranny” as easily as it supposedly did back in 1972.
These constant “reminders” insult Philippine democracy and the intelligence of Filipinos by creating a collective conversation defined by fear rather than promise and aspiration.