Updated: 8:04 PM, Sept. 20, 2017
Stop the Killings
By Ted Alcuitas
Today is the 45th anniversary of martial law in the Philippines when the dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law on September 21, 1972.
But while martial law happened 45 years ago, we see the spectre of martial law happening under President Rodrigo Duterte.
Duterte has threatened to impose martial law for the whole country while still maintaining martial law in the city of Marawi in Mindanao.
Disparate opposition forces in the Philippines and abroad have mobilized to express their opposition including the extra-judicial killings (EJK).
We have to stand against the killings and the threat of martial law.
In 1984, I stood against the Marcos dictatorship.
I stood again against the killings done during the Arroyo regime.
Today I make the same stand.