Political Science Professor Lectures Sen. Hontiveros About the Meaning Terrorists & Rebels


Former Akbayan Party-list congresswoman and now Senator of the Republic, Sen. Risa Hontiveros drew flak once again on social media, this time around she was lectured by no less than the veteran La Salle politicial science professor Antonio Contreras.



Sen. Risa Hontiveros explained the difference between a terrorists group and the rebel groups but according to the Professor, the definition of Sen. Hontiveros is misleading and not true.

Before the statement of Prof. Contreras, read below the controversial statement of Sen. Risa Hontiveros:

"Magkalinawan tayo. Ang Maute Group ay hindi mga rebelde. Sila ay mga terorista. Ang mga rebelde gaya ng CPP-NPA, MNLF at MILF ay kausap na ng pamahalaan sa peace process. Ang Maute ay hindi. Wala silang karapatang umupo sa lamesa ng kapayapaan. The essence of rebellion is ideological. Terrorism is pure terror."

Due to the controversial statement of Sen. Risa Hontiveros who made headlines earlier for her wrong definition of rebellion and invasion during an interview with UNTV, the veteran La Salle Professor couldn't control his emotions as he responded to the the statement of Sen. Hontiveros.


Netizens were quick to lambasts the Senator for her continuous grabbing headlines which will put her image as a public servant at stake as most of the netizens now wonder how come Hontiveros won as Senator.

Here's the Complete Statement of Prof. Antonio Contreras:

Binababoy ng babaeng ito ang disiplinang tinuturo ko.

Wala daw ideyolohiya ang mga terorista! 

Hindi daw rebelde ang mga terorista!

Risa, terrorism requires blind adherence to an ideology. Ideology is that powerful justification that propels an action! After all, what would propel one so young to strap a bomb to his body and detonate it in a crowded mall? Is Jihad just a fashion? 

And terrorists are rebels, because in the taxonomy of political violence, terrorism is an act that falls under the broad category of rebellion.

Source: Antonio Contreras FB Page


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