“Political volcano waiting to explode” — Gil Ramos of SurveyNgBayan warns of unresolved Marcos election protest vs. Robredo

A netizen who called himself Chief Economist and principal analyst of SurveyNgBayan organization has issued a stern warning to the public and the PET that the unresolved election protest of Marcos vs Robredo is a political volcano waiting to explode.

Facebook netizen Gil Ramos called the attention particularly National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. CJ Peralta, PET head Marvic Leonen, SP Sotto and HS Cayetano in the said post.

Ramos recommended that the security cluster in the Cabinet to convene and call the attention of other branches of the government particularly the SC/PET who seems to be taking their sweet time.

An unresolved election protest hanging over the head of Leni as President in case President Duterte is incapacitated could result in a restive military with the security and the stability of the nation in jeopardy.

Ramos described such scenario as a political volcano waiting to explode in our face if and when, for whatever reason, the Presidency suddenly becomes vacant!

You may read the original article below.

A POLITICAL VOLCANO waiting to EXPLODE!

Attention NSA Hermogenes Esperon Jr..

copy to : CJ – Diosdado Peralta , Marvic Leonen, Tito Sotto, and Allan Peter Cayetano.

The security cluster in the Cabinet should convene and call the attention of the other branches of government particularly the SC/PET who seems to be taking their sweet time in dealing with the BBM VP poll protest. Whatever it is, they should come up with a convincing decision as quickly as possible.

If for any reason the Presidential Office is vacated and Leni takes over while this protest is not convincingly resolved you may find yourself with a restive military with the security and the stability of the nation in jeopardy.

One of the bases for the MILITARY’s continued respect for CIVILIAN authority is the legitimacy of the electoral mandate that civilian tribunes acquire from the people in what should be CLEAN and HONEST ELECTIONS in a democracy. When the legitimacy of those mandates are in doubt, then there is no assurance that the MILITARY will respect the primacy of civilian authority over them.

Imagine a President Leni Robredo giving orders concerning Life and Death missions to military men while there is this cloud of doubt lingering about her electoral mandate. Do you think the Military will obey?

EITHER WAY the SC/PET decides – whether they find for BBM or Leni, they should do so with speed and alacrity. One thousand two hundred ninety-nine days have passed to date since BBM filed his protest. We have the worst electoral redress system in the world.

Only 890 days remain of the VP tenure (as of Jan 19, 2020).

And the SC/PET decision either for Leni or Bongbong should be fact based and well reasoned out so that it would be convincing to the Military and the rest of the nation.

This is a political volcano waiting to explode in our face if and when, for whatever reason, the Presidency suddenly becomes vacant!

What do you think?

Source: Gil Ramos

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