Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Now they raze radio stations

That's the title of the column today of Manila Times columnist Dan Mariano who wrote about the burning of Radyo Cayagano:

"The burning of Radyo Cagayano, although appalling, is but one more statistic in the growing list of casualties in the war of hate spawned by the official demonization of the Left—or of anyone who dares to raise a contrary voice.

"Scores of journalists and hundreds of Left-wing activists have been murdered since 1986—the year democracy was supposedly restored in the Philippines. Thousands more cases of harassment have been reported.

"With the authorities reluctant to solve those crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice, there is little reason to expect that the effort to silence critics of the government will come to an end soon."

Read his column.

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