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The PDEA earlier said the song 'may mislead the innocent youth into thinking that the effects of illegal drug use to be harmless'
'Once you start limiting what people can say in a song, what’s to stop anybody from limiting (how they) express themselves in other ways,' Valenciano says
But the former police general stands by his earlier call. 'Freedom of expression is limited. It's not absolute,' he says.
'This is a brazen use of power, and an affront to our right to think, write, create, and talk freely about the state of the nation'
The Grammy Award-winning rap group performs in Manila