Those Who Cannot Look at Mirrors will Seek Hammers

My country of birth remembers the declaration of Martial Law 40 years ago today. Actually it was signed into law on 11 September 1972 – if I remember my history books right – but was only declared on the 21st.

Recently a new law was signed by the current president. It comes close to an Orwellian vision. Here’s a link to an article from Rappler:

CYBERCRIME LAW gives idiots in power a way to deal with any form of opposition.

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About matangmanok

Jim Pascual Agustin writes and translates poetry. Sometimes he tries his hand at essays and stories. In 2011 the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in Manila released BAHA-BAHAGDANG KARUPUKAN (poems in Filipino) and ALIEN TO ANY SKIN (poems in English). The same publisher released his most recent poetry collections SOUND BEFORE WATER and KALMOT NG PUSA SA TAGILIRAN. In 2015 a new poetry collection in English, A THOUSAND EYES was released. His first collection of short stories in Filipino, SANGA SA BASANG LUPA, was released in 2016. UK publisher The Onslaught Press launches his latest poetry collection, WINGS OF SMOKE, worldwide in February 2017. View all posts by matangmanok

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