National Defense Spokesperson Zosimo Paredes assured reporters during the weekly Balitaan at the Rembrandt Hotel that under the Constitution, the president can declare a revolutionary government when the national security is at stake or threatened. (EMontano, “Palace bucks revolutionary government talk,” Journal Online)
Following the said opinion of Paredes, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte defended that the matter has not (yet) been brought up to discussion in the Cabinet, and that, Paredes is merely expressing his opinion.
Well, what can we expect from both sides is simply asserting while excusing or vice versa. Nobody can tell except the president…
Filipinos must be vigilant enough to looking forward the telltale signs of the aging democratic government built by late Aquino to a new form of government that will be built again by another Aquino towards another form of despotic government.
(Marcoses should brace themselves for a repeat, for they might be the first to be hit along with the Arroyos…)
A Glimpse from the past…
During the revolutionary period from 1892 onwards, Katipunan served as an underground government for the Filipino revolutionaries and their comrades. However, the first recorded, acknowledged revolutionary government in the Philippines was during Emilio Aguinaldo’s time.
On July 18, 1898, Emilio Aguinaldo issued a decree declaring an election of delegates to a revolutionary congress. Another following decree entitled Emilio Aguinaldo to appoint representatives to the congress. Then, by these decrees, there went the birth of the first Philippine revolutionary government (the Malolos Republic) at the Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan on September 15, 1898 under the command of General Emilio Aguinaldo.
The proclamation of this first Philippine republic was inaugurated on January 21, 1899.
In tracking the progress…
History rolls and struggles unfold. Filipino leaders come and go while the common masses remain poor, abused, and neglected. Then another leader was born, the same struggle and the same old songs sang, especially during elections….
Right after Marcos has catapulted from his throne in 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, the late Corazon Aquino, mother of the incumbent Philippine president, has organized her own version yet collaborative effort of revolutionary government; a de facto government that while at its inception, there has no Constitutional basis at all.
Then, what is a revolutionary government in this present struggle?
Perhaps, in the process, a revolutionary government can be described as a government under collaborative efforts of dirty politics, wealth, and interest, which in the process, collaborators find themselves under a bargaining setting their planned, structured goals that at the end, few are benefitted and the rest are gambled, betrayed, and left unsung!
Its markings and telltales…
Nearly-true enough, if allegations are considered substantial in the eyes and minds of those who are vigilant, Aquino administration is considering a plan to strategize the realization of his revolutionary government.
In the Arroyos vs. the secretary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) case, the latter has stretched out her jurisdiction in controlling the former to an extent where blatant violation of Constitutional rights is demeaning to the Philippine system of laws. Yet, the president remained alongside with the secretary’s discriminating decision for one cause: collaborative efforts to jail the Arroyos, as predetermined and prejudged as the enemy, anyway, of THEIR self-acclaimed state.
In addition, the outright disrespect of the secretary of the DOJ to the Supreme Court’s temporary restraining order against the former’s Hold Departure Order classified the Philippine government as under a Constitutional crisis, where perpetrators are allegedly the president, himself, and his collaborators at-large.
While the country is under discomfort by the series of economic turmoil from every day increase of oil products prices and basic commodities, to the ballooning unemployment rate, rampant labor malpractices, securities, and calamities, the Aquino government, however, felt sorry for just being busy.
Busy for what?
Aquino administration is jubilantly busy jailing the Arroyos and their allies and perhaps busy structuring, then restructuring and modifying the blueprint in building his revolutionary government as a stepping-stone to a possible charter change or worst dictatorship. Whatever, anyway, Filipinos are certain that Aquino administration, so far, is doing good addressing the needs of the masses.
Is it material as to the basis of how every Juan dela Cruz feeling about his economic status from the time Aquino won the election by a landslide votes?
Here comes the judiciary under siege!
Then the Chief Justice is under attack. Essentially, it is the independence of the Philippine judiciary system that is on trial, and yet we didn’t hear any demonstrations staged from those Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Anakpawis, and all those “red” and “yellow” troops known of their advocacy for of truth, justice, liberty and rights, independence and other concerns that challenge the Philippine Constitution (Wow, they must have been so thankful for this free advertisement from my blog!). This might be I called a revolutionary government built through collaborative efforts Filipinos should be aware of.
In as much as Aquino government is as serious to depleting all Arroyo allies in his government, the same holds an argument whether or not Aquino is paving his road to political perdition!
Now, with the celebration of the Black Nazarene in Quaipo, the president’s story of contingencies and responses to the reported security threat might be just a fist blow or a try out to condition the country for the next wave.
History speaks the worst thing happened in the past. Vigilance echoes what will happen next… Conditioning serves as the advanced barometer to predict the present for the future recourse.
Should all these stand firm and substantial, and the surprising actuations of politics in the public light deflect the needle to a tighter security, then, Aquino government has long been building a sustainable government for his advantage along with the few.
The present administration’s move can be construed as a decoy to a creeping dictatorship, a floating, conditioning revolutionary government, which in the long run, this government will soon be run by a dominant interest of a US-backed military and a conservative business sector-collaborator.
Yet, so far, Aquino government still enjoys the limelight of the public popularity… but until when?
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