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Nearly half of Filipinos think declaring a revolutionary government is legal – SWS

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly Half of Filipinos said they believe declaring a revolutionary government is legal, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) found. From a study they conducted from December 8 to 16, 2017, they recorded that 48% think that the provision is legal, 27% believe it's not, and 24% don't ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 12th, 2018

SWS: More Pinoys reject revolutionary government

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos oppose the possibility of President Rodrigo Duterte declaring a revolutionary government, a Social Weather Station surve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Duterte Order: ‘Shoot to Kill’

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered soldiers to shoot and kill armed communist rebels as security forces are readying to fight the New People’s Army following the total collapse of the peace talks. Duterte, who previously supported the rebel group when he was mayor of Davao City, gave the order recently and assured members of the armed forces that he shall take sole responsibility for it. He tagged the NPA as a terrorist group and vows to finish off the rebels who are fighting to overthrow the democratic government and install its own. “So what will be my orders to the? Shoot them, they will kill you anyway. So if there is an armed NPA there or terrorists, if he’s holding any firearms, shoot and tell any…ako na ang magsagot, you just shut up. Do not answer if that issue of human rights, you say, go to Duterte. It is and was his order para tumahimik ka, sabihin mo. And so? You are destroying my country, you expect me to pat you in the back and say, dahan-dahan ka lang,” Duterte told soldiers. He said an executive order declaring the NPA as terrorist group would be out soon. He said human rights organizations and fronts allied with the communist rebels would also be branded as terrorists. “I am preparing now. They are preparing the executive order declaring them to be terrorists and they will be afforded the treatment of being criminals. There will be no filing of cases under the public security like rebellion because rebellion is considered sometimes a noble undertaking, it’s only because you want your country to do better,” the tough-talking President said. Duterte said he would no longer negotiate peace the communist rebels, who also vowed to intensify their attacks on government and military targets. No. 1 Terrorist Communist rebel chieftain Jose Maria Sison also branded Duterte as the “No. 1 terrorist” in the country and accused him of mass murder after the President scrapped the peace talks. “Duterte is the No. 1 terrorist in the Philippines. He is culpable for the abduction, torture and mass murder of an increasing large number of poor people suspected drug users and pushers, peasants and indigenous people in suspected guerrilla fronts and Moro people suspected of aiding the Dawlah Islamiyah from the time of the indiscriminate bombing of Marawi City to the present in several Bangsamoro areas,” Sison, who is self-exile in The Netherlands since 1987, said in a statement sent to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. Duterte has threatened to outlaw the Communist Party of the Philippines, which Sison founded; and its political wing, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and jail its leaders, including leftist and human rights organizations conniving with them. He scrapped the peace talks after rebels declined to sign a ceasefire accord and continue attacking government and civilian targets despite on-going negotiations. Sison called Duterte as a “bloodlust” politician whose mania for mass murder are boundless. “Duterte´s blood lust and mania for mass murder are boundless. He expects to wipe out through arbitrary arrests, torture, indefinite detention and massacre of suspected revolutionaries and legal social activists both the armed revolutionary movement and the legal democratic movement in order to set up a fascist dictatorship in the service of US imperialism and his fellow oligarchs among the big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats,” he said. “And yet Duterte is utterly malicious and shameless in threatening and scheming to label and outlaw as terrorists the suspected members and entireties of such revolutionary organizations as the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People´s Army and even such legal patriotic and progressive organizations as BAYAN and its affiliates,” added Sison, a former university professor. He said the Duterte administration, backed by the United States, is hell-bent on frustrating the people´s clamor for peace negotiations to address the roots of the civil war through the adoption and implementation of social, economic, political and constitutional reforms as the basis of a just and lasting peace. Sison said the Duterte government is striving to intimidate the people with its own terrorist scheme and crimes in order to seize absolute autocratic power for the President and limitless opportunity for the bureaucratic corruption of his family and ruling clique. He said the rebel forces now have no choice, but to wage all forms of resistance and fight for national sovereignty, democracy, economic development, social and cultural progress and independent foreign policy. “The Filipino people and revolutionary forces waging the people´s democratic revolution have no choice but to intensify the people´s war through an extensive and intensive guerrilla warfare in rural areas and partisan or commando operations in urban areas. The legal democratic forces and broad opposition have no choice but to develop the underground and encourage endangered activists to become fighters in the people´s army.” “Duterte is already discredited as a mass murderer, political swindler, a sycophant to foreign powers and a corrupt bureaucrat. These characteristics of his and the ever worsening chronic crisis of the semi-colonial and semi-feudal ruling system will surely limit his ability to stay in power and accelerate the growth and rise of a revolutionary united front against his rule of greed and terror,” Sison said. He said even within the armed forces and police, there are already rumblings against the “despotic, criminal and corrupt character of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

No basis for declaring revolutionary gov’t – Palace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 November) — There is no legal or factual basis to declare a revolutionary government, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Monday in the wake of reports that supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte’s are organizing a grand rally at the Davao Crocodile park in this city on Thursday to urge the president to do […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

Plurality of Pinoys oppose Duterte ‘rev gov’ – SWS

While a clear majority of Filipinos -- 63 percent -- are convinced President Rodrigo Duterte plans to change the present form of government into one that suits him, a 39 percent plurality disagree with his proclaiming a revolutionary government, results of a recent survey by Social Weather Stations showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

SWS: Most Pinoys oppose revolutionary gov’t

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos are opposing the prospective proclamation of a revolutionary government by the Duterte administration, according to a re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

More Filipinos oppose ‘revgov’

More Filipinos reject President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to establish a “revolutionary government,” according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The poll, conducted from December 8 to 16, showed that 39 percent of 1,200 Filipino adults surveyed said they disagreed with the establishment of a revolutionary government. Thirty-one percent agree while the… link: More Filipinos oppose ‘revgov’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

More Filipinos oppose ‘revgov’

More Filipinos reject President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to establish a “revolutionary government,” according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The poll, conducted from December 8 to 16, showed that 39 percent of 1,200 Filipino adults surveyed said they disagreed with the establishment of a revolutionary government. Thirty-one percent agree while the [...] The post More Filipinos oppose ‘revgov’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

More Filipinos oppose revolutionary government – SWS

MANILA, Philippines – More Filipinos disagree with the declaration of a  revolutionary government over the Philippines, pollster group Social Weather Stations (SWS) announced on Friday, January 12. The SWS asked: Kayo po ba ay...kung sakali pong magproklama si Pang. Rodrigo Duterte ng isang “Revolutionary Government”? (Are you... if ever Pres. Rodrigo Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

More Filipinos now have access to financial services, says BSP

MORE Filipinos gained access to financial products and services as the number of local government units across the country that are not served by any financial institution declined in the first half of 2017, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. In its latest report on the state of financial inclusion in the country, the… link: More Filipinos now have access to financial services, says BSP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Palace sees no reason to declare revolutionary gov’t

DAVAO CITY -- Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Malacañang appreciates the call of President Duterte’s supporters for a revolutionary government but stressed a drastic shift of government “has no factual or legal basis for now.” Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Gov t can lose moral mandate due to RevGov – Villegas

MANILA, Philippines – Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas warned that the government can lose its "moral mandate" if it pursues a revolutionary government (RevGov) that Filipinos will find unlawful.  "Kung sakali na 'yung taumbayan ay magsasabi na labag 'yan sa batas, ang isang pamahalaan na hindi sumusunod sa batas, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

President has power to set up revolutionary gov’t – Palace counsel

Rodrigo Duterte is empowered under the Constitution to declare a revolutionary government, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said amid persistent calls for a revolutionary government and growing opposition to it. Panelo explained that the Constitution states that it is the duty of a sitting President to serve and protect….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Shirts Duterte supporters wore at the RevGov rally

On Bonifacio Day, November 30, supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte gathered in Mendiola , Manila, to urge him – even "grant" him powers – to establish a revolutionary government (RevGov).  Coming from different cities and provinces, they wore matching shirts and accessories, which bore texts and designs declaring their support for Duterte, RevGov, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Nothing wrong with President declaring a revolutionary government, DoJ Secretary says

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II emphasized that there is nothing wrong with President Rodrigo R. Duterte declaring a Revolutionary Government, a day after several rallies organized to support the move fizzled out due to the lack of attendees. “There is nothing wrong with that,” Mr. Aguirre told reporters in an interview after the launch […] The post Nothing wrong with President declaring a revolutionary government, DoJ Secretary says appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

Bonifacio Day message urges united stand vs crime, drugs

AMID persistent talk about revolutionary government, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to join in his government’s fight to liberate the country from criminality, illegal drugs and terror. In his Bonifacio Day message commemorating the 154th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, Duterte paid tribute to Bonifacio, considered Father of the Philippine….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Revolutionary gov’t threats cheapen sacrifice of PH heroes – LP

MANILA, Philippines – The Liberal Party (LP) on Thursday, November 30, criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s on-again, off-again threats to declare a revolutionary government , saying it “cheapens” the heroism of Filipinos in the past. The party made the statement as the country remembers the 154th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, father of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Palace: Duterte rejects revolutionary gov t but supporters can hold peaceful rally

MANILA, Philippines — Despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s contradicting statements on declaring a revolutionary government, Malacañang on Wednesday urged tho.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Faces of the news

  Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo President Duterte is a compaero, but the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) isn't taking lightly his plan to declare a revolutionary government (RevGov) if his opponents attempted to topple him from power. As many sectors look the other way, either out of fear or for convenience, IBP members reminded the President that declaring a "RevGov" has no basis in law. "The institutions continue to be working, although there might be some attempts to downgrade their capabilities," its president, Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo, said in the group's strongest statement yet against threats to rule of law. Fajardo, however, said that it was premature for the ...Keep on reading: Faces of the news.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2017

No legal basis for planned revolutionary government – lawmaker

MANILA, Philippines — The planned declaration of a revolutionary government being floated by President Duterte and his allies has neither legal nor historica.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

Duterte ‘RevGov’ chatter draws warnings, shrugs

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte would have no legal basis for staying in power if he declares a revolutionary government, according to detained Senator Leila M. de Lima, one of his staunchest critics. “A revolutionary government means the abrogation of the Constitution, the only thing that is keeping Duterte president of the country. Without the Constitution, […] The post Duterte ‘RevGov’ chatter draws warnings, shrugs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017