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‘Laughter of dissent’ can spark resistance, history prof says

‘Laughter of dissent’ can spark resistance, history prof says

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by JHONA R. VITOR photo grabbed from the official Facebook page of UST Department of History   THE LAUGHTER of dissent is not the only way to fight back, but the way to start fighting back, according to Filipino history professor and playwright Jose Victor Torres.  “[It] continues today as [socio-political] awareness grows in society; whether it will have a visible effect on the people is still a question,” Torres said during a webinar last Friday. He added that humor with political undertones can deliver a message to address the ills of society. “[When] laughter of dissent suddenly happens, it shows a warning that [people] are laughing at you, [and] you better watch out because the laughter might change into something else,” he said. As the country continues to g