“What does Terror Alert Level 3 actually mean? Have they not secured bomb plot suspects already? What constitutes such an alert level and who determines this? The declaration of an alert level leading to increased police visibility and checkpoints creates much restiveness especially as this comes after the President has loosely thrown threats to kill human rights activists and suspend the writ of habeas corpus.”
Thus said Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Arlene Brosas following PNP General Bato Dela Rosa’s declaration that the entire country has been placed under “Terror Alert Level 3”.
“We are increasingly wary that the government may be setting the stage for the implementation of repressive policies that may lead to more rights violations being committed by police and military forces under the Duterte administration. The vestiges of Marcos’ Martial Law clearly remain to this day and we call for vigilance among our people to thwart all attempts to bring us back to the dark days of Martial Law.”#