We lose our freedom little by little, warns Albay Vice Gov. Grex Lagman


Albay Vice Gov. Grex Lagman has a warning to those who make light of ABS-CBN’s closure: we lose basic rights and freedoms one at a time.

In a Facebook post, Lagman said there are those who describe the network’s issue as “politics as usual.”

But he said many fail to consider the lessons of history, which has taught us time and again that we lose rights and freedom gradually.

He said we have to respond ever time we lose a freedom and resort to remedies to hold those in power to account.

If we don’t, it would only be a matter of time before we are stripped of our fundamental rights and freedom, and we would have nobody to blame but ourselves, he said.

If we learn from history, we won’t have to repeat its painful lessons!

“Some people make light of the ABS CBN franchise issue. That it’s par for the course. That it’s but to be expected. That essentially we are powerless against the status quo of “politics as usual”. I don’t blame them for thinking this way. This has always been the case with power politics.

But what many of us don’t consider, especially when we’re inside the comfort of our homes, is that history is consistent in teaching us that we lose basic rights and freedoms ONE AT A TIME. Because if this dynamic, we are given the time to respond at every freedom lost. But we have to do so correctly and to redeem each one of one that has gone astray. Remedies abound within the system that reinforce accountability of the powers that be. But if we fail to react, if we remain defeated—-then it’s only a matter of time before we’re finally stripped of all of our fundamental rights and freedoms. And then, we only have ourselves to blame.

History need not repeat itself. If only we learn from the lessons it has aimed to teach us. We’re not powerless this way,” Lagman posted.