Whatever they decide to do or not do in facing the life and death challenges of surviving the pandemic, the Filipino people should arrive at it armed with as much information as possible rather than less.
All governments lie, but some need to do it more than others. The Duterte regime’s egregious failures in governance put it in the latter category.
Benigno Aquino III was a well-meaning, fairly competent product of this time and place. What he was not was a tyrant. Neither was he a brusquely anti-human rights, grossly incompetent and abusive poor excuse for a president and head of State.