Twitter Account of ‘Dekada ’70’ Musical Suspended Days Before EDSA Revolution Anniversary

Netizens are crying foul after the Twitter account of the musical adaptation of Dekada ’70 remains suspended during its opening weekend, just before the anniversary of the EDSA Revolution on February 25.

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In an interview with Inquirer, writer-director Pat Valera made it known that the Twitter account has actually been suspended since November 2019 at the time of the initial promotions of the musical. But it was officially brought to light when one of the play’s actors, Juan Miguel Severo, tweeted about the issue yesterday, February 23.

He shared a screenshot stating that the Twitter account of @Dekada70Musical is “currently suspended” and quoted Ricky Lee: “Alam naman natin, ang mga kuwentong sinusupil at hindi makalabas ay nagiging mga halimaw. (We all know, the stories that are suppressed and kept from being said become monsters.)”

According to Twitter, it suspends accounts that are spammy or fake, hacked or compromised, and engages in abusive behavior. Appeals may be sent by affected accounts to remove suspensions.

Dekada ’70 is a play based on the Lualhati Bautista’s 1983 classic of the same name which narrates the story of a middle-class family living through the tumultuous decade of the 1970s under the Marcos regime. It runs from February 21 to March 8 at Areté in Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City.

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