When we were given the mandate by the people, we were determined to work with this administration to put national interest before politics.
But despite our sincere efforts, it is now clear that the Duterte administration is incapable of tolerating dissent, no matter how constructive.
What happened in the Senate today is characteristic of an administration obsessed with monopolizing power and intent on marginalizing those who have opposing views.
This has happened before. In the past, this paved the way for a one-man rule.
We will not be silenced. Our nation deserves no less.
Democracy demands dissent.