My proposal is simple. If the negative forces that refuses to adhere to the rule of plurality will not stop, why will we not put this issue to another test of democracy. Let us see if the majority of the Filipino people will grant the President revolutionary powers to once and for all rid the system of its bureaucracy and establish a federal government that will not be infested by the usual germs and parasites.
The statement above is lifted from the Facebook post of a netizen, who is apparently tired of the constant politicking and bickerings in our political landscape.
“It has been six months since the Duterte got the reins of the Presidency and there is no cessation of hostilities from those that either oppose his reforms or those that want the power for themselves,” the netizen wrote his keen observation.
The post continued: “He survived the most polarizing campaigns in history, subjected to ridicule in the international community, mounted a stiff resistance from the drugs powers that be and now, an all-out destabilization campaign to unseat him.”
“All they want is for President Duterte to declare Martial Law. And if I am correct, he will not bite the bait. A declaration of martial law will just be justification for the power-grabbers to justify a takeover even with the use of external or foreign forces. A justification for foreign intervention,” the netizen asserted.
“So, will President Duterte just be the lame duck for the rest of his term with an eager-beaver VP waiting and praying for his early demise. Or can he do something about it?” the netizen asked.
The netizen remembered Duterte’s speech during an alumni homecoming in 2013, giving him the idea how the political gridlock in our country can be remedied.
Then I remembered a speech he gave in the Alumni Homecoming of San Beda Law in 2013 where told the audience that if people will insist that he ran for President, they will also expect that if he will not be getting the results that he wants, he will declare a revolutionary government.
“In a perfect world, I would love that. But that would be another reason for Uncle Sam to castigate us and may even be an impetus for a regime change. But since I have lost all patience understanding the opposition, I would like to put this issue to a referendum,” the netizen said.
To give the revolutionary powers for Duterte a legitimacy in the eyes of the world, especially to the US, the netizen proposed a national referendum in regard to Duterte’s revolutionary power.
My proposal is simple. If the negative forces that refuses to adhere to the rule of plurality will not stop, why will we not put this issue to another test of democracy. Let us see if majority of the Filipino people will grant the President revolutionary powers to once and for all rid the system of its bureaucracy and establish a federal government that will not be infested by the usual germs and parasites.
“Sovereignty resides in the people so why don’t we test the waters again. After all, we are still in a democracy, correct?” he asked.
“Hail to our heroes, Hail to democracy!!!” the netizen ended the post by paying a small tribute to the country’s heroes and democracy.
Do you agree with Atty. Bruce Rivera’s proposal to give Duterte revolutionary powers via a referendum?