Mel Sta. Maria reacts to Sereno’s senate refusal, freedom of expression issue
Atty. Mel Sta. Maria is still coming to terms with former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s decision. The abogado recently announced that a senatorial bid is not in Sereno’s immediate future.
— Mel Sta.Maria (@attymeltweet) September 23, 2018
Sta. Maria called the opportunity “sayang” after Sereno’s downright denial that she will run for senator. The abogado is a known supporter of Sereno and actively campaigned against her impeachment before.
Freedom of expression na nakatutok sa gobyerno — tama lang maingay, mapagpuna, mapagbatikos, matanong, makulit, mausisa, at minsa'y nakakailang na. Dyan lang magkakaroon ng takot ang mga nangagasiwa ng gobyerno sa taong bayan. Sabi nga, kung ang mamamayan ang takot –diktadurya
— Mel Sta.Maria (@attymeltweet) September 24, 2018
The abogado also tackled the issue of freedom of expression recently. He emphasized that people should actively criticize governments to impress fear and respect for the wishes of the general public. If it’s the other way around, we are just opening ourselves to another dictatorship.
Don’t let them walk all over you!