The Ang Paghimakas’ Editorial Staff stands firmly alongside defenders of press freedom in condemning the shutdown of ABS-CBN. We and the entire Filipino people are steadfast in the fight to allow ABS-CBN once again to continue its operations.
As Duterte’s rubber stamp congress through its committee on legal franchises casually voted against the corporate media giant’s franchise renewal, the dictator is foreshadowing his diabolical plans to continue suppressing the people to give way for his ambitions.
At least 11,000 will be rendered unemployed, during a pandemic where unemployment is at an all-time high, in the world’s longest and bloodiest lockdowns. Duterte has shown he is more than willing to sacrifice lives for his dictatorial plans to be realized.
Duterte’s drastic measures have united the FIlipino people to oust him. These trying times reaffirm our stand that only through revolution can the mass media not be choked and truly be a media of the people. To write is to choose- and as defenders of the truth, we must choose the people, and not kowtowing to delusional monsters and their puppets.