'We cannot give up on the only country we have'
SAGUISAG WAS one of many human-rights lawyers who defended the rights of political dissidents during the Marcos era. Having provided advice to Cory Aquino, several of these lawyers were roped into her Cabinet when she became president in 1986. Saguisag was elected senator in 1987 but dropped out of politics when his term ended. Today he still takes off-the-beaten-track legal forays, defending a wide range of clients, including former president Joseph Estrada. He is still the quixotic dissenter, the quintessential lone voice in the wilderness.
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