Renato Reyes claims that his communist comrades are immune from Philippine law! 😮

According to Renato Reyes, leader of militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), the Philippine government should "respect" his comrades' "right" to refuse to comply to the law...

Leaders of militant groups called on the government to respect the decision of former lawmakers who were charged with murder not to surrender as they claimed that the allegations against them were fabricated.

It seems Reyes and his comrades are a bit confused about the way the law works.

Firstly, citizens should respect the law. Where the state requires that one submit to procedure, one should respect that requirement and comply. Second, it is not Reyes's and his comrades' place to rule that allegations are "fabricated". That is for a court to decide as part of due process.

These activists should take stock of their principles as, it seems, a misplaced sense of entitlement has made them inconsistent at many levels.


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