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Voices from Mendiola

05:01 AM December 06, 2017

Mendiola has been a melting pot of shared and even unshared voices.

Last week, I was there when Mula sa Masa Duterte Movement was shouting for revolutionary government. At the same time, opposition groups shouted anti-Duterte sentiments.


To the supporters of “RevGov,” I hope you know what you are fighting for. It is unconstitutional and might result in the withdrawal of the international community’s diplomatic recognition of the Philippines.

In our country’s history, no constitutionally elected president has ever junked his constitutional legitimacy in order to install himself as an “extra-constitutional president.”

Look what happened in 1986. Cory Aquino declared a revolutionary government after the military, supported by civilians on Edsa, ousted Ferdinand Marcos.

To the leftists, I hope they also know this: As far as I witnessed in Mendiola, emotions were just the basis of most militants without examining the implication of being too hardcore with their twisted belief of a Maoist-Lenin ascendancy.

Far from the noble cause of fighting what is just, a lot of them are merely bandwagoning. They warn about absolute dictatorship, but I do not think we are going toward that political climate.

There is no such thing as an overwhelming demented belief that the only way to save our failing state is to raise its head to the summit of tyranny.


retired principal


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