Friday, March 03, 2006

A Filipino's Proclamation

My friend, the martian, wrote his own proclamation in response to President Arroyo's Proclamation of a State of Emergency. It ends with these words
"Now, Therefore, I, the martian, a tax-paying Filipino citizen, by virtue of the rights granted to me by Section 4, Article 3 of the Philippine Constitution which states that: “No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances,” do hereby declare as a statement of fact that there is no state of national emergency today in the Philippines, and that I hold President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo accountable for any infringement of basic human rights that may result from her declaration of a state of national emergency."
Check it out here

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