Presidents do not operate in a vacuum. To do what he thinks is right, PDu30 can only bring the matter to the state. It is the ensemble of institutions that includes the bureaucracy, that governs a nation. Nevertheless, the President emerges as the country’s strongest President ever. Du30 is almost the equivalent of the late Ferdinand Marcos who is the true crusader of democracy contrary to what detractors say.
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[VIDEO]: Lingid sa kaalaman ng marami, nagsimula ang karera ni Pangulong Du30 makaraan ang EDSA People Power noong 1986. Pero hindi rin sikreto na bilib si Digong sa yumaong diktador na si Ferdinand Marcos.
Du30 is a strong leader because of his choice to be independent of the economic elite that influences Philippine Presidents for their own gain. He starts to move against the Rufino family that owns the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Lopez clan of ABS-CBN Network, and even an oligarch, Antonio Floirendo, who is his own supporter from Davao.
There are indications that the bureaucracy that is captured by the elite causes the State to be weak. But it is enough to block Du30’s moves. The Bureau of Internal Revenue, for example, acted urgently on the President’s orders last August on the Dunkin’ Donuts case. It’s already almost a year now, and there’s no progress on the case yet.
Going Against the President
Bureaucracy a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives.The Chief Presidential Legal Counsel can tell that his agency’s corrupt officers are just fooling him that by saying that his orders can’t be implemented without violating government rules and regulations. They do the opposite of what a President wants. Take a look at the House Committee’s move against Gov. Imee Marcos’ Ilocos 6 also. Thanks to the 11 justices in the Supreme Court. Martial Law’s implementation moves on despite the opinions of CJ Sereno and Justice Carpio. Some anti-administration Senators would surely come out negatively as Bongbong Marcos’ recount process nears.
Blocking the President’s Choice
It is evident that some justices in the Supreme Court and few lawmakers in the Congress and even the Senate are not in favor of Bongbong Marcos’ potential victory in his electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo. Delaying tactics for the preliminary conference that is finally set on July 11 are obvious. This has created a stir among the majority of Filipinos who voted for Marcos. Once again. the President’s jurisdiction is put to the test. Will he tolerate such abuses by some officials from these government branches against the Marcoses to deny Bongbong Marcos of his chance to be President someday?