29 December 2016
Vice President Leni Robredo did not intend to make it appear that President Duterte was going to declare Martial Law.
President Duterte did that himself. Every time President Duterte has been called out on his comments, it is either dismissed as a joke or said to be taken out of context.
However, the threat of Martial Law and the desire for a one-man rule can never be a laughing matter. Nor can the threat be exaggerated.
VP Leni’s statement was clear in one thing: no matter what is thrown at us, we will stand fast in defending our freedom and our rights as Filipinos.
We will never allow Martial Law to happen again. The sooner this message sinks in, the better for all.