Revolutionary government

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz In a country where groups and organizations are identified by colors, two groups – the “reds” and the “yellows” – have taken center stage in the political arena. On the side of the reds are the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA), and National Democratic Front (NDF). On the yellow side are the Liberal Party (LP) and Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Harry Roque made his mark fighting for people’s human rights. His resume is quite impressive. He is a member of the 17th Congress representing the party-list group Kabayan or Kabalikat ng Mamamayan, which represents marginalized sectors of the Filipino community, the disabled, senior citizens, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), fishermen, farmers, and the poor. He is a lawyer and a human rights Read More …

Duterte-and-Generals

ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas It seems the Duterte administration is hell-bent, in the words of the Liberal Party, on demonizing the opposition in the country. The other week, the President himself alleged that the “Yellows” – his name for the Liberal Party leaders – and other opposition groups are conniving with the “Reds” – the term used for members of the Communist Read More …

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GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano So much talk about a revolutionary government, so many individuals and groups proposing to set up their core teams around the country. The leadership must be serious. A revolutionary government is not as alien, or scary, as it sounds. The form of revolution today is not as crude or violent as it used to be. At least, in the Philippines. Read More …

Duterte visits Marawi

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Recently, political debate was sparked on whether the 1987 Constitution would allow President Rodrigo Duterte to form a revolutionary government in lieu of declaring martial law. Supporters of Duterte say that by forming a revolutionary government, he doesn’t have to make a report to Congress, which is a proviso of the 1987 Constitution when martial law is declared. The framers of Read More …

Source: GMA News Malacañang on Saturday sought to dismiss a Department of Defense official’s suggestion that President Benigno Aquino III can declare a revolutionary government to restore order in the country. DND spokesman Zosimo Paredes’ suggestion does not reflect the sentiments of the Defense Department or the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said. “I don’t think it has been Read More …