Duterte warns Congress: ‘Do not tinker with PSG’ over vaccination issue
President Duterte’s Advice to PSG as a Lawyer
The Congress gets a blow from President Rodrigo Duterte. This is over the Covid-19 vaccination of the PSG members without his knowledge. He said that they have the right to do it for self-preservation. As a lawyer, he advises them not to say a word in the hearing. That’s to envoke self-incrimination.
Self-Defense in Criminal Law
The President explains that such advice is just like self-defense in criminal law. He would also not allow congress to cite them in contempt. The act is to protect the Filipino leader. In return, Duterte vows to show up in the hearing to get them if the lawmakers play hard on them. He knows that this is lawful as a lawyer.
Not Healthy for Evrybody
The scrutiny of the PSG’s noble act is not healthy for everybody, the President added. They want to protect themselves and the President. Let them do that, he stressed. The criticisms are just political in nature. There are many challenges as to who would take the vaccines first. Now that it’s done by the PSG, why get jealous? Take it from the lawyer if you have a problem with the president.
Martial Law was declared because there was anarchy in the country. Not an act of a dictator. Lawyer and former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile stand the test of time to straighten things out with the Late President Ferdinand Marcos’ son. The number of prisoners at that time cannot be all political or anti-democracy in nature. Enrile said that it is more believable if they include trespassers and jaywalkers. There were more killings in the Mendiola massacre during Cory Aquino’s time than in the so-called Martial Law atrocities.
Oligarchy was already a problem even before the Marcos regime. They want to control everything especially the basic utilities, communication, and media. President Marcos continued to balance their influence on the welfare of the people. However, their influence remains until now. They are in big businesses, the senate, congress, and even inside the government.
Liberal Party and the Communists
Ninoy Aquino’s outburst made the Philippines lose Sabah. There was already a coalition between the Liberal Party and the communists. Aquino himself divulged this information to Enrile. As the Minister of Defense at that time, Enrile must lead to avoid the emergence of an alternative government by the rebels. Another threat was the formation of a Junta by the the heads of the military groups. Enrile can be executed. Regardless of the pressure, the order of President Marcos remained not to shoot to disperse crowds. Thus, making EDSA revolution a bloodless one.
The Philippines has the most expensive electricity costs. This is a big burden to the Filipinos. On top of that, other utility bills are rising particularly water, and telecommunication systems. The late President Corazon Aquino’s regime seems to concentrate on making public services private. The pro-people system of the late President Ferdinand Marcos who is a lawyer and a disappears along with the rise of business monopolies in major areas. This includes the health sector, unfortunately. No wonder that the EDSA commemoration event is a bit quiet. It’s understandable that the novel coronavirus scare is also a factor. Although it’s evident that its essence is now facing a natural death.
What is the real essence of EDSA? Behind democracy propaganda,
YouTube video by Bagong Lipunan DOJ: 1986 EDSA – Isang Malaking Pagkakamali ng mga Pilipino
EDSA is a Big Mistake
Tatlong dekada na ang pagsisisi ng karamihan sa mga Pilipino nang magising sila sa katotohanan na ang 1986 EDSA ay isang malaking pagkakamali. Bakit?
Novel Coronavirus Scare
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines expects a smaller crowd at the commemoration of this year’s People Power anniversary. This is due to the threat of the novel coronavirus. NHCP and EDSA People Power Commission Chairman Rene Escalante explains that fewer people can gather during the program. They intend to mark the 1986 peaceful revolt anniversary with a simple ceremony. The EDSA revolution in 1986 marks the downfall of the late President, Ferdinand Marcos.
Most People still Love the Marcoses
The cries on social media, “Marcos pa rin” show that many people still hope to bring back the Marcos era. Videos of the late President Marcos emerge that depict his heroism. He fights communism first hand. In another, he orders General Fabian C. Ver to make sure that the people are safe. As a lawyer, he always follow the constitution regardless of what his detractors say. The revolt is a bloodless one because of him. The Marcoses to this date remain pro-people.
Lawyer Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon recently said that Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno could not bring before the SC the decision of lawmakers. He insists that only she could cross-examine witnesses during the proceedings. Gadon filed the impeachment complaints against Sereno. He publicly admits that he wants to “avenge” former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo and the late Chief Justice Renato Corona. In addition, he also wants to make sure that the Vice Presidency goes to Bongbong Marcos.
[VIDEO]: Justices De Castro, Jardeleza to testify against Sereno – Atty. Gadon
Appeal for the Supreme Court CJ to Resign
Gadon earlier stresses that Sereno should resign to keep the integrity of the body that she is serving. He warns that the Congress Impeachment hearings are brutal. However, the CJ responded that to resign is nor even an option for her. This is allegedly so because she is certain that the case has no legal basis.
The Right to Counsel
Lawyer Jojo Lacanilao, a spokesperson for Sereno, said that the Constitution provides that the Chief Justice “be accorded the right to counsel and the right to cross-examine the complainant and the witnesses through her lawyers. These are the same rights that are guaranteed to every citizen of this country to ensure due process.” Gadon is told to review his law on this matter.
Sereno’s Camp Takes the Case as a Political Process
This political process involved a judicial character the same as that of a criminal prosecution,” Lacanilao said. The House Committee on Justice formally invited Sereno to the next impeachment hearing on Nov. 22. She insinuates that her lawyers will represent her.
Gadon wants the ones who benefit from the misfortunes of ex-President Arroyo and the late former CJ Corona, like Supreme Court Chief Justice Sereno, to be accountable for those.” Gadon also works to assure former Senator Bongbong Marcos’ timely take over to the VP post. He believes that as an appointee of Pnoy, Marcos’ electoral protest against Robredo won’t get the justice it deserves under Sereno’s Supreme Court watch.