Last January I predicted that Duterte will declare martial law and later I said that it would be easier and less messier for him to declare revolutionary government than martial law. Obviously, after what happened to Marawi, Duterte is now thinking that it would be lot easier and better to just declare revolutionary government…
Last April I wrote:
BUT – if I were Duterte, I would choose this alternative (revolutionary government) as it is a better one. It is less messy and troublesome, and he can even use the excuse that, “Cory also used or instituted it.” As of now, with “terrorists” supposedly roaming around everywhere, including a well-publicized encounter with “Abu Sayyafs” in Bohol, they might still be opting for the martial law route. But if he declare martial law, he might also declare revolutionary government. So watch out! (Please read the April 22 update at the bottommost part of the linked commentary below.)
And last night, August 29, this came out:
Very obviously, after the devastation he saw in Marawi, he thought that creating a scenario or justification for martial law was just too much of a trouble and not worth it.
This must have led him to think up of better alternative and that is revolutionary government, equally diabolic but easier to implement. And as if to follow what I said, he is using Cory Aquino’s institution of revolutionary government as his justification:
“He noted that President Corazon “Cory” Aquino also presided over a revolutionary government – which meant she had both executive and legislative powers – after the 1986 People Power Revolution that ousted the Marcos regime.
Aquino’s revolutionary government ended when a new constitution was approved and a new Congress was elected in 1987.
‘If Cory can do it, why can’t you also do it? Why? Is there a monopoly here for our love for our country?’ Duterte said.”
“’If Cory can do it, why can’t you also do it? Why? Is there a monopoly here for our love for our country?’ Duterte said.”
But then this brings out a big problem: this further reinforces my theory that Duterte administration might have been involved in the Marawi terrorist attack to create a scenario for martial law.
You see, what you see is a step-by-step process:
1st – create an atmosphere of terror with terrorist attack;
2nd – declare martial law;
3rd – administer martial law and see what happens – and now that it failed;
4th – find a better alternative; that is,
5th – declare a revolutionary government.
So I’m pretty sure that at the right time Duterte will declare a revolutionary government. He is just testing the waters now and will be slowly paving the way for it. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do anything about it. If we can get united and try our best to stop it – we can! – and that is what we learned from the case of Kian delos Santos.
“But that doesn’t mean we can’t do anything about it. If we can get united and try our best to stop it – we can! – and that is what we learned from the case of Kian delos Santos.”
Now with the wicked plans of the administration to impeach/remove Vice President Leni Robredo, Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista, Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales looming in the horizon and the atmosphere of revolutionary government hanging precariously over our beloved country, we must once again unite and fight, or do nothing and perish. The choice is ours.
So continuing with where the title of this commentary left off, Duterte Will Declare a Revolutionary Government! I’m Sure About that if… …we do nothing!
In the meantime:
Let’s keep on attacking the issue of Paolo Duterte’s Davao “smuggling” group’s possible involvement in the 6.4 billion shabu smuggling case, right under the nose of Duterte administration. Let us keep on hitting and hitting this issue as this is where it hurts Duterte and his administration the most and where it had him rattled and flustered for the first time, exposing his utter hypocrisy!
The best #JusticeForKian is hitting, and hitting hard, Paolo the smuggler.
And, please don’t forget to join the campaign Nobel Peace Prize for Leila de Lima – the best way to fight this abusive government at the moment:
(Disclaimer: everything expressed in this blog is an opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the truth.)