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Duterte’s advice to successor: Go for revolutionary gov’t, not martial law

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By Genalyn D. Kabiling

To effect real progress in the country, President Duterte has this piece of advice to his successor:  establish a revolutionary government instead of declaring martial law in the country.

The President said it could be the same revolutionary government led by then President Corazon Aquino shortly after the ouster of then President Ferdinand Marcos.

“My advice to a President who wants to change, do not go for martial law, gawain lang isyu [It will just be an issue]. Go for a revolutionary government para tapos lahat [to end all problems],” Duterte said before an assembly of new government officials in Malacanang.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes after laying the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. (Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes after laying the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. (Photo by King Rodriguez|Presidential Photo|Manila Bulletin)

“Kung magawa ni Cory, bakit hindi mo magawa? Bakit may monopoly ba dito sa pagmahal natin sa bayan? (If Cory did it, why can’t you? Why? Is there a monopoly for love of country?)” asked Duterte, who placed Mindanao under martial law until the end of the year to quell a rebellion.

The Chief Executive insisted that he was not kidding about a revolutionary government but claimed he would not be part of it.

“For the Philippines to really go up, sabi ko, ang kailangan ng mga tao is not martial law. Go for ginawa ni Cory, revolutionary government. Pero huwag kayong magtingin sa akin, hindi ako pwede diyan (What the people need is not martial law. Go for what Cory did – a revolutionary government but do not look at me, I won’t go there],” he said.

Under a revolutionary government, the President said all government positions would be declared vacant while changes are implemented in the bureaucracy.

He recalled that the only mistake of Aquino was to give away the posts to politicians. He said it was a missed “golden opportunity.”

When she assumed the presidency in 1986, Aquino established a revolutionary government and ordered the abolition of the 1973 Constitution that was in force during the martial law regime of Marcos.

Aquino exercised executive and legislative powers until a new Constitution was ratified and a new Congress was established in 1987.

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    MAGNETIC LEVITATION

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    Cory ousted Marcos through her Revolution and created a Revolutionary Government which unleashed all sorts of corruption down even to the SK level. What is happening to the country. This is the legacy of what the the Aquino’s left us behind.

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    Simon

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    He is addressing these message to the Marcoses, and so they are now offering to return 1/4″ of the gold bars as a bribe to the idiot Filipinos in order to make smooth the appearance of BBM in Malacanang.

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      general problem

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      idiot YELLOWISH SALOT NG LIPUNAN!!!untill now your habit of making tsismis not yet rid off!!!

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        Simon

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        Looks that you are affected so much to my comment? What a shame, go to the Doctor and have a check up of your BP.

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    Dutertard

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    PARA SA KAALAMAN NG LAHAT.. REVOLUTIONARY FORM OF GOVERNMENT IS A FORM OF GOVT WHERE THERE IS NO CONSTITUTION..WLANG BATAS… GINAGAMIT LNG ITO SA ISANG DE FACTO FORM of govt.DE FACTO MEANS IT IS FACT PERO NOT WITH ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW… GINAGAMIT ITO SA BAGONG SAKOP NA BANSA O BAGONG ESTABLISH NA BANSA… GINAMIT ITO NOON NI AGUINALDO MALOLOS REPUBLIC DAHIL DE FACTO ANG PAGLAYA SA PANANAKOP NG ESPANYA.. NOONG PANAHON NI CORY GINAMIT ITO PARA WAKASAN ANG 1973 CONSTITUTION NI MARCOS AT MAKAPAG PASOK NG BAGONG CONSTITUTION AT IYUN AY ANG 1987 CONSTITUTION.. .. GAG0 LNG ANG MAG SSBI NA ITO ANG SOLUSYUN.. HND PWEDE WLANG BATAS ANG ISANG CIVILISADONG BANSA.. KUNG GUSTO MO LNG PALITAN.. MAY RULES OF LAW FOR AMENDMENTS OF CONSTITUTION AT IYUN AY THROUGH PLEBISCITE.. DICTADOR LNG ANG NAGSSBI NG GANYAN.. GAG0NG DIKTADOR NA GUSTO WLANG BATAS PARA CYA ANG MAGDIDIKTA NITO AT MASUSUNUD.. PUTANG INA MO KA DUTERTE KA.. ABUGADO KA PA NMN.. HUY MGA SAN BEDA.. ETO BA HA? ETO BA PRODUKTO NYO?? ITONG HAYUFF NA DUTERTENG ITO>?? KAKAAWA NMN KAU!

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      general problem

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      OBOB!!!…anong pinagsasabi mong walang batas pag revolutionary gov’t…so ang ibig mong sabihin pwede ka ng patayin nun dahil wlang batas???ang mawawalang bisa lang ay ang constitution katulad kay idol mong kurikung noon..pero yung lahat ng batas tulad ng penal laws etc in effect pa rin..minumura mo si digonggong dahil gusto nya ng revolutionary govt at ayon syo ay diktador e bat di mo minura noon ang idol mong kurikung dahil namuno syang diktador noon..balik ka sa panahong sya ang presidente at iresearch mo kung pano nya brinaso lahat at kung ilan ang ipinapatay nya..baka magulat ka mas kung malaman mo na mas marami syang ipinapatay kesa kay macoy at digonggong combined!!!walang utak ka…YELLOWISH SALOT KA KAIS NG LIPUNAN…MAS MASAHOL PA KYO KAY SATANAS!!!!

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        Dutertard

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        HOY TANG@!! v0v0 ka pla eh.. constitution ang core ng lahat ng batas.. penal laws.. family laws.. lahat yan constitution ang basehan.. pag revolutionary govt.. wla constitution.. wla na lahat.. gungg0ng.. enroll ka muna sa kumon..wla kang alam. MANG MANG

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          MonMari

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          QINGNAMO BAKLA! KAGAYA MONG PILIPINO ANG BINABARIL AT TINATADTAD NG PINO, MAKABOBO KA HAYUP KA AKALA MO IKAW NA PINAKAMAGALING! UTAK TALANGKA ANG QINGNA, SHARMUTA FAEL!

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            Dutertard

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            UL0l.. SA MALAKANYANG KA BAGAY.. TAGA SALS@L NI DUTERTE..BWAHAHAHA

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          MonMari

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          GUNGGONG_SHARMUTA! MAKAMANGMANGKA QINGINAMO!

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            Dutertard

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            SALITANG UNGGOY.. CALLING ADMIN.. MAY NAKAPASOK NA TAGA BUNDOK DITO.. PAKI HULI LNG BKA MAKAKAGAT.. OMG nu BAYAN!

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          MonMari

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          MANG MANG!

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            Dutertard

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            GUNGG0NG!

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          MonMari

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          QING INA MO!

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            Dutertard

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            PUK3NG INA MO RIn!

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          MonMari

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          BOBO!

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            Dutertard

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            GUNGG0NG!

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          MonMari

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          PUTANGINA MO!

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            Dutertard

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            TENGENA MO RIN.. GAG0

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        Dutertard

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        SCREEN shot ko nga itong comment mo.. para malaman ng lahat ng tao kung ganu ka ka v0v0.. Sikat kna sa kabobohan mo..bwahahahaha

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      John Ishmael Fagyan

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      you don’t need to shout.. hindi kami bingi..

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        Dutertard

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        wow narinig mo un??? abnormal ka pla.. bwahahaha

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    Art Ahdp

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    I think the president is sending a strong message, that in event he will be assasinated or die within his term (since impeachment is very much impossible), the country will have a meltdown with Robredo acting as president. She’s very unpopular and her post is still being contested in court. There will be an uprising this country had never seen before.

    In that case, a revolutionary government is inevitable.

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    Happy Folger

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    Pure sophistry.
    To paraphrase the Bard: a rose by any other name would smell as fascist ….

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