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Why Can’t LP Stand Du30’s Change? Can it be a Confrontation of Marcos’ Golden Era?


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The anti-administration particularly Liberal Party supporters are strongly against the recent action of the president. Du30’s detractors are implying that the country is going back to the militarization of Marcos’ golden era. On the other side, it is warmly welcomed because it could mean that law-abiders can have good like white outlaws are strictly punished but hopefully not abused of their rights.

Youtube video by; Ronaldo Felipe de Reichstadto
[VIDEO]: Ferdinand Marcos’ 20-year iron rule has been the golden age in our country. Sometimes on his reign, Philippines had become the second richest country and the most literate in Asia. He declared “Martial Law” to save the Republic from its enemies at any costs. Numerous projects and infrastructures are dedicated to making the Greater Philippines a regional power alongside China.

Military in Politics

The recent Cabinet appointments by the President is the result of hs frustration with his orders that are left unimplemented. He is now aware of his unrealistic deadlines and promises after six months in the top post. If there’s anyone who can obey his orders without questions, it would be the military men.

Appointees from the Armed Forces

It’s not a surprise that he appointed two military generals for the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources after CA rejected anti-Marcos Gina Lopez. Former Armed Forces chief Roy Cimatu is now the new DENR secretary, while still-to-retire Armed Forces chief Eduardo Año is the new DILG secretary.

Government Militarization

The president, however, does not have the monopoly of military appointments in the bureaucracy in the Philippines’ after the Marcos era. Fidel Ramos had 100 military men in his government. Arroyo also appointed more than 50. It is obvious, however, that most of his cabinet members are pro-Bongbong Marcos. This goes the same in the senate among the pro-administration senators, of course.

Martial Law Instill Discipline

The areas of education, heath care, infrastructure and public services during the Marcos era were successful because of the discipline instilled by martial law. PDu30 understands this. Thereby, he chooses disciplined men from the military – as well as those politicians who understand why the Marcos ways are needed in the country. Does this mean that the president is preparing for Bongbong Marcos to take over?