Friday, 15 August 2014 13:13
(BY: ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO) LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me…” (Revelation 3:20, the Holy Bible).
“COUP ME” FOR PNOY A LIKELY POSSIBILITY: I am willing to place a bet: if the proposed amendment of the 1987 Constitution which is aimed to give President Aquino a second term does not fly among the people, Aquino and his cohorts will not be beyond resorting to grabbing government power, through a “self coup”, even before his term ends in 2016.
The signs are there for all to see—he is furiously maneuvering to stay in power, evidently to avoid being jailed after he steps down on account of the many criminal cases already pending against him. Fact is, all previous pronouncements of Aquino and his men are meant to start a bandwagon to enable him to continue being president, or to remain in power even if he is no longer the actual president.
The proposal to give him emergency powers allegedly to address the looming 2015 power crisis, the current noise about his term extension or a second term, and now, the “opening up” of Aquino’s mind to Charter change, are all designed to test the waters, so to speak, to see if the people will object, or be in agreement with him.
If all of these maneuvers will fail, the last remaining and most appealing option would be the so-called “revolution from the top”—a coup by the President and his trusted men themselves. The pattern for this government take-over is already there, it having been perfected in 1986 yet.
But forewarned is forearmed: as the survey results from the DZEC 1062 kHz daily radio program “Tambalang Batas at Somintac” for August 14, 2014 will show, Filipinos are already fed up with Aquino and his perceived ineptness and corrupt allies, and many of them are raring to have him removed from the presidency sooner than 2016.
LAWMAKERS AND FORMER PRESIDENTS ARE TO BLAME FOR FATAL ROAD ACCIDENTS: Why are there so many road accidents happening around us today, killing scores and scores of passengers and even mere innocent by-standers? The simple reason is that our congressmen and senators and all our previous presidents were remiss in their performance of their duty as protectors of the people.
You see, in all the years that they have been in power, they talked almost about everything, but they did not see it fit to amend, modify or revise the country’s archaic laws on road accidents which do not have any capacity to send to prison any erring driver.
I am sure all of them knew that under current laws, a driver found responsible for the death of one person—or even a hundred—will be sentenced to only four years of imprisonment, which means he need not be detained because of probation. Why then did not our lawmakers and presidents do anything about this?
REMINDERS: Please listen: “Tambalang Batas at Somintac”, 1062 kHz, Mondays to Fridays, 6 a.m., simulcast over 1080 kHz in Dagupan City, 711 kHz in Naga City, 1260 kHz in Lucena City, 1224 kHz in Davao City, and worldwide, at www.eaglenews.ph; “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas”, at 103.7 mHz in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, Mondays to Fridays, at 7 a.m.; “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas” at 801 kHz on the AM band (Panay Island), Mondays to Fridays, at 10 a.m.; and “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas” at 107.5 Win FM, Roxas, Isabela (every Sunday, at 7 a.m.).30-
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