President Benigno Aquino III on Independence Day gave a strongly-worded speech, possibly his last as head of state, against dictatorship and the demise of democracy.
Aquino, addressing hundreds of diplomats and government officials, warned that freedom may again be stolen from the people.
Independence Day (June 12) commemorates the Philippines’ declaration of independence from Spain but Aquino took the opportunity to talk about martial law.
“This happened before. Our freedom was once stolen by our fellow Filipinos. This means that if we are not vigilant, it may happen again,” he said. Read More