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Pinoy. Global citizen.
Jun 7, 2020 18 tweets 8 min read
This tweet admits the reason why a number of lawmakers have supported the #AntiTerrorBill and confirms the concerns and sentiments of those who oppose it--that it is to quell dissent toward the #DuterteKakistocracy and to clamp on free speech and the freedom of the press. 2/18
To begin with, all the countries mentioned in the senate president's tweet have either undergone oppressive governments under tyrants, registered poor ratings in free speech and press freedom, committed gross violations of human rights, or even banned religious freedom.
May 28, 2020 10 tweets 5 min read
This is the subject of my recent arguments against a certain retired judge, who said that the death penalty would scare off would-be criminals. I retorted that it was a lazy way of thinking about & looking into criminality. I will try to recall those arguments here. 2/10
Capital punishment has not been a deterrent to crime, whose root causes are in poverty, economic inequities, poor health care, inadequate public services, corrupt govt & justice system, bad educational system, poor human-rights record, & other unfreedoms as as understood
Mar 22, 2020 22 tweets 5 min read
I understand your intentions. Good intentions aren't enough, however, especially if these are selective. In fact, good intentions alone do not solve the problems outright. This #COVID19 pandemic isnt't just about medicine, the lack of hospital beds, the
1/22 dearth of health workers, or the lack of resources. Therefore, your rejection of a mass test--at this time or even just in principle--because you dread the "deluge of the system" is unacceptable. Sure, we should first take care of those at the front line so that