These are dangerous times, and not only health-wise. As Filipinos take special measures to safeguard themselves and their loved ones from the deadly virus, to treat others with respect and compassion, and to express gratitude in word and deed to the heroes, both the lowly and the prominent, who keep everything together and functioning, let not their attention be thoroughly diverted from the rapidly shrinking democratic space.
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Today, Araw ng Kagitingan, we celebrate the Filipino wartime soldiers who spoke truth to power by their deeds. Their uncommon valor acquires resonance in these dangerous times when speaking truth to power is an act at once bracing and terrifying.