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Hontiveros: Pinoys’ dislike for Martial Law a warning for gov’t

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The latest Pulse Asia survey showing that majority of Filipinos disagree that martial law is needed to solve the country’s problems should serve as a stern warning to those planning to subject the country to a new form of authoritarian rule, Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday (Jan. 11) said.

“The government should be guided by this latest survey to uphold the rule of law and safeguard democracy. Ayaw ng Pilipino sa diktador kaya dapat, hindi maastang diktador ang sinumang lider at gobyerno,” she said in a statement.

“The survey should end all plans and discussions to impose a new form of dictatorship in the country,” the senator added.

Results of Pulse Asia’s survey showed 74 percent or seven out of 10 Filipinos thumbing down the declaration of martial law to solve the various problems of the country.

Aside from being a reminder to government, Hontiveros said survey results should also serve as a wake up call to the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

“The Marcoses must see this as a clear message to stop their mad attempt to paint a rosy picture of martial law,” she said.