Who Is Afraid of the Naked Truth?

Mar. 18, 2007

DAVAO CITY — On the day that Gemma Bagauaya of Newsbreak was arrested for libel, we were made to strip inside the Davao city jail in Maa just to visit a broadcaster behind bars. What is our fault that we are made to strip like this? asked Silya Lektrika, my woman companion, who was disgusted by the ordeal. Are you only out to humiliate us?

Who is that prisoner you want to visit, anyway? asked the inspecting woman cop who surprisingly didnt even bother to look if a gun or shabu was hidden in my sanitary napkin. What is his case?

He is a broadcaster. He is jailed for libel.

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