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Sister Mananzan: Freedom of speech not a license to say anything you want

Former chairperson of the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP), Sr. Mary John Mananzan, said that freedom of speech is not a license to say anything you want.
“Freedom of speech is not a license to say anything you want. It must be within the boundaries of law and human decency,” Mananzan said in an interview.

“Of course, you can say what you want but you may not say libelous words and words injurious to others,” added the nun.

“That’s basic ethical norm...” asked Mananzan.

A jab at Maria Ressa?

Sister Mananzan's remarks came at the height of the controversial libel cases hurled at Rappler CEO Maria Ressa whose blog previously published a libellous article about a certain business man- a private individual.

After years of hearing, a court recently issued an arrest order for the perpetrators.

Maria Ressa, meanwhile, went to international stage to cry about political persecution and accused the Duterte government of suppressing press freedom, when in fact, Maria Ressa only brought it to herself.

Maria Ressa's company was also found to be getting funding from foreign financiers - something that is very illegal for a media company to do so.



Sister Mananzan: Freedom of speech not a license to say anything you want Sister Mananzan: Freedom of speech not a license to say anything you want Reviewed by AsianPolicy.Press on 4:18:00 AM Rating: 5

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