“I used to hate activists until I became one,” that’s how a facebook user started his confession. He used to dislike those who are against the current Administration.
He was a supporter of the Marcoses during that time.
Bryan Misa said on a group called Malacañang Meme Commission, that in the past, he has read a story about how the Philippines was a developed country before the existence of the “dilawans.”
“Bilib na bilib ako sa mga Marcos dahil andami nilang nagawa para sa Pilipinas noon,” he wrote.
“Mga panahon na saradong sarado ang isip ko sa mga isyu ng bansa, at halos wala akong pakialam sa iba. yung tipong sinasabi ko pa sa mga kaklase ko na wala akong pake kung nag-Martial Law noon basta malakas at maunlad ang bansa, kung ano yung pinaniniwalaan ko, yun lang ang alam kong tama.”
However, as time goes by, he started seeing the “truth” and understood what was going on.
He said that he was naive and immediately believed in propaganda that was composed of “lies.”
From being a Marcos apologist and a DDS, he is now an active critic of the current Administration and a member of an organization.
“Hinding-hindi ko malilimutan ang mga aral na nakuha ko sa pakikisalamuha sa kanila. Lalo na ang aral na magtiwala sa masa. Hinding-hindi ako nagsisisi na naging organisado ako,” Misa admitted.
On March 18, President Rodrigo Duterte stated that he’d be “happy” to go to jail for killing human rights activists.
During an event of his anti-communist task force, he stated that he would gladly go to prison for killing communists and activists. This was a week after the killings of nine activists in Calabarzon.
“Invariably, ang sinasabi nila, gobyerno ang pumatay. Huwag kayong maniwala niyan.
“Kung ako ang nagpapatay, sabihin ko sa inyo, ‘Pinapatay ko ‘yang put*nginang ‘yan kasi g*go ‘yan,'” he stated.
Duterte added that he wouldn’t even think twice about murdering the activists and would be happy to go to prison for it.
“Hindi ako magdadalawang isip. Patay human rights? Okay. Pasok ako sa kulungan? Good, I’d be happy. Tutal, matanda na ako. Hindi ako magtagal sa preso na ‘yan.”
In 2020, the President signed an Anti-Terrorism Law which received criticism as people claimed that it threatened the country’s democratic freedom.