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Bongbong Marcos to “hark back” unresolved Martial law legacy, says Hontiveros 

Bongbong Marcos to “hark back” unresolved Martial law legacy, says Hontiveros 

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FORMER SENATOR Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.'s administration would “hark back on the unresolved legacy” of Martial Law if he becomes the Philippines’ next president, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said. Hontiveros, who is seeking reelection next year, said the country has not yet obtained a “transitional justice” as human rights violations during the term of Marcos’ father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, has not been addressed. “If he (Marcos) returns to the government, of course, it goes beyond his personhood alone but it will hark back on the unresolved legacy during Martial Law dictatorship,” Hontiveros said during a press conference with the university’s journalism students last Sept. 29. The Marcoses should also recognize the wrongdoings of the late president and apologize
Hontiveros slams ‘war on drugs’, seeks humane policy

Hontiveros slams ‘war on drugs’, seeks humane policy

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SEN. Risa Hontiveros denounced the current administration’s “war on drugs” that has claimed thousands of lives, saying the government should focus on implementing humane alternatives as means to eradicate illegal drugs in the country. “Let’s not embrace a culture of destruction. If we are to truly build a better nation, we must begin by recognizing the value of each human person and in every human struggle. […] Let us offer a hand of hope not of death for our country,” Hontiveros said in a forum held April 20 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex. Hontiveros said drug-related problems must be seen as a public health issue rather than a criminal case. “Sa palagay ko, ang pinakamagandang programa sana dahil sila ang pamahalaan, ay […] kanselahin na iyang (Oplan) Tokhang na iyan