‘Say no to martial law’
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Filipino people should stand up and oppose President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s declaration of martial law in Maguindanao because it sets a dangerous precedent for the entire nation, Fr. Felix Pasquin, rector of the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City, said yesterday.
Pasquin appealed to the people to unite and speak in one voice against it at a mass for the 57 victims of the Maguindanao massacre, especially the 30 slain journalists, two of whom were from Negros Occidental, yesterday afternoon.
He said the priests of the Diocese of Bacolod are meeting today and may issue a collective statement on the matter, although he believes many of them share his sentiments.