WHAT has happened to civil and political rights, and the rule of law, under two years of the Duterte administration?
WHO have run for senator and won in the last five elections since 2004?
WE LOOK BACK to two years ago when hopes were high –- for order, for rule of law, for discipline, for transparency, for accountable governance. With the rise of the President who held sway over our legislators and even had as one of his first official issuances an executive order that operationalized accessing information held by government, many expected a most open government and the passage of the FOI Law to be a Year 1 Christmas gift even.
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