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“How shall freedom be defended? By arms when it is attacked by arms, by truth when it is attacked by lies, by faith when it is attacked by authoritarian dogma. Always, in the final act, by determination and faith.”

― Archibald MacLeish

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Philippines: Democracy is Dying! Long Live Duterte!

Democracy is Dying! Long Live Duterte!
Global Pinoys: LABAN NA! 
"Kung hindi tayo kikilos, sino ang kikilos? Kung di tayo kikibo, sino ang kikibo? Kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?"
Words cannot express at the anguish we feel witnessing the slow DEATH of Democracy in the Philippines. May KARMA do its job soon!
Breaking News: The MADNESS continues! Voting 30-4, House panel finds  impeachment complaint vs. Chief Justice Sereno sufficient in form!
PROTEST! 
Mass protest vs Duterte administration set on September 21. 
More Du30 barbarians at the gate ! 
Destroying part by part 🇵🇭democratic institutions! 
Our poor country! 
May God have mercy on them! 🙏🇵🇭
Global Pinoys:  MARCOS
Huwag Tularan! Ganid!  Garapal! 
Isauli ang  Nakaw na Yaman sa Bayan!
 "Only in the PH could a leader like Marcos, who pillaged his country , still be considered for a national burial." 
Former Singapore PMLeeKuanYew
What's happening to 🇵🇭? 
The CHR,a constitutionally mandated body,
gets a P1,000 annual budget.
Du30 rewards p2M for killing drug-linked cops.
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday blamed Commission on Human Rights chairperson Chito Gascon for the Constitutional body’s House-approved P1,000 budget for 2018.

“He (Gascon) had it coming,” Duterte said in a late night media interview after his visit to the wake of a soldier who died in the Marawi siege.

“He opens his mouth in a most inappropriate way and he conducts the business of being CHR. Walang alam,” the president added.

Duterte then described Gascon as “pro-yellow” — the political color associated with the Liberal Party whose members are critical of the administration.

Citing CHR’s move to deploy a team in Marawi City to monitor possible human rights violations amid the security crisis there, Duterte slammed Gascon for “investigating” government forces and argued that the CHR has no “prosecutory power”.

“When you are an investigating agency and you are empowered to investigate and to prosecute recommendation, itong g***** Gascon na ‘to, nakikialam pa doon sa during the incident,” the chief executive said. 

“Bantayan nila ‘yung pulis, tingnan nila. They collate. They collate. Ipunin. Then they make a study and then they file the appropriate recommendation,” he added.

“Pero kung makihalo ka doon sa pulis, makipagkalkal ka rin. Then pagdating doon sa opisina mo, there is a foregone conclusion already. How are you supposed to be neutral?”
Voting 119-32, the House of Representatives, which is dominated by Duterte’s allies, favored the move to slash the budget of the CHR to a thousand pesos from the Department of Budget's proposed P678 million. From Philippine Star
To the Leader of the Sanganos in The Lowest House: 
Speaker P. Alvarez, we will just wait for the well-deserved KARMA for you and  your master, Duterte😆
To The 24 Honorable Senators:
In the spirit of fraternal correction, we dare you to SAVE THE PHILIPPINE SENATE. Now!
The Senate of the Philippines used to be one of the most respected institutions in the country.
For a long time, the Senate of the Philippines was viewed as the more prestigious chamber of Congress.
Senators sought out membership in prestigious, nationally focused committees to attract national media attention while congressmen generally tended to spend time on local constituency issues.
In fact, the Senate was viewed as the training ground for future presidents.
By law, just about anyone can be a Philippine Senator. The Constitution requires only that you be a  natural-born citizen of the Philippines, at least 35 years of age, able to read and write, a registered voter, and a resident of the Philippines for not less than two years immediately preceding the day of the election.
In effect, if you are from a  famous, well-entrenched political dynasty or you are a popular actor, you have a great chance of becoming a senator! Just take a look at the composition of the Senate now. No real movers or shakers of society.
But if the framers made qualifying for the job very easy, they made excelling at it difficult. 
Great Filipino Senators
The great Filipino Senators would be turning in their graves if they only know how bad things are in the Senate of the 17th Congress.
Ka Pepe, Ka Tanny, Don Claro and Ninoy, all look like towering giants; in their shadows the rest of us are but intellectual pygmies.
Who can ever forget their towering intellect and visionary political leadership?