by Elizabeth Ruth Deyro
Section 2. The PROJECT TOKHANG is a practical and realistic means of violating The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures against searches of unreasonable excuses to cease lives of whatever nature and for any purpose This concept involves the conduct of house-to-house visitations to persecute suspected illegal drug personalities to stop their illegal drug activities —it being one of today's more serious social ills Some of the damaging brain effects of chronic shabu use may be permanent, while others may resolve partially if one surrenders or dies in the hands of the authorities.“You must remember that those who are into shabu for almost one year are practically dead. They are of no use to society anymore.” the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized —determined personally by whoever has the badge no examination under oath or affirmation of the complainant the complainant can neither affirm nor deny when he has a gun in his mouth Section 1. deprivation of life, liberty, or property without due process of law denial of the equal protection of the laws is the policy of the State to safeguard the integrity of its territory from the harmful effects of dangerous drugs acts or omissions detrimental to their development and preservation and the well-being of its citizenry particularly the youth? —“I don’t care about human rights, believe me.” Toward this end, the government shall pursue an intensive and unrelenting campaign PREAMBLE We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of our Almighty president in order to build a just and humane society, and establish a Government that shall embody our id— "Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there is three million drug addicts. I'd be happy to slaughter them to promote the common good, conserve and develop the patriarchy secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of bended laws and a regime of false prophets Do ordain and promulgate this Constitution; resist and he pulls the trigger.
Previously published in Black Napkin Press, January 2018, and Cuatro: portfolio of works by the UPLB Communicators’ Association, November 2017, under the title “backtrack”.
Elizabeth Ruth Deyro is a Filipina writer. She is a Communication Arts student from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She is the essay editor for Cauldron Anthology and prose editor of Minute Magazine. Her work has been published in or is forthcoming from Ellipsis Zine, Jellyfish Review, Laurel Magazine, Black Napkin Press, and The Tempest, among others.