Pangilinan slams Maria Ressa's arrest: "Hindi kami papayag, at hindi nag-iisa si Maria."

Senator Francis Pangilinan slammed the arrest of Rappler’s CEO Maria Ressa inside her news agency’s headquarters in Pasig City on Wednesday.
Sen. Kiko Pangilinan / Photo from Inquirer

This is a clear case of the powerful harassing those whose duty is to keep them in check,” Pangilinan said.

Inuunti-unti at dinadahan-dahan ang bawat institusyong maaaring tumindig laban sa pang-aabuso ng kapangyarihan,” he said

Kailangang palagan ito— bawat pulgada, bawat hakbang na may nangyayaring ganito, kailangan nating magsalita, magbuklod, sabihin sa mga nasa poder: Hindi kami papayag, at hindi nag-iisa si Maria. Kailangan nating gumuhit at sabihing nasa panig tayo ng katotohanan at katarungan. Nasa panig tayo ng malayang pamamahayag. Nasa panig tayo ni Maria Ressa,” he added.

The Liberal Party, along with every true ally of liberal democracy in the Philippines, fully and unequivocally stands with Rappler in this dark time for press freedom in the country,” he said.

Pangilinan also compared the situation of Ressa to that of Senator Leila de Lima, who is detained because of her connection to illegal drugs.

“Like our partymate Sen. Leila de Lima before her, Maria Ressa now stands as a beacon of speaking truth to power, and upholding the very principles that make us a modern, democratic nation,” Pangilinan said.


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Source: Inquirer
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