Tuesday, 26 August 2014 13:18
(BY: ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO) LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Our kings, our leaders, our priests and our ancestors did not follow your law; they did not pay attention to your commands or the statutes you warned them to keep…” (Nehemiah 9:34, the Holy Bible).
“NO EL” 2016 BEING COOKED UP BY MALACANANG: The statement of Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda that there may be no elections in 2016 was not accidentally made. It was deliberately spoken, and the objective was to test whether Filipinos would come out in support of a “no election scenario” in 2016, to pave the way for President Aquino’s second term.
STAYING IN POWER AFTER 2016 IS PNOY’S GOAL: Fact is, that is what we have been saying all along here. President Aquino and his trusted cohorts have learned their lessons well from the experiences of President Estrada and President Arroyo, who were forcibly imprisoned after they stepped down from Malacanang.
Aware that Aquino will suffer the same fate no matter who gets elected in 2016, he and his subalterns are now exploring possible alternatives to enable him to stay in power even after his term ends. The proposals for granting him emergency powers to address the looming energy crisis in 2015, for Charter change, and even for a term extension, are all geared towards this objective.
Many of his advisers are telling Aquino that he can pull off any or all of these alternatives successfully, on the theory that he continues to enjoy a huge amount of support from the people. These advisers are saying that all that Aquino has to do is to say what he wants, and Filipinos will blindly do his bidding.
PNOY MULLS REVOLUTIONARY GOV’T IN 2016: Among the many options that would enable Aquino to continue being the President after 2016, the most appealing now to those who really want him to stay on is the staging of his own coup against his own government, by declaring a revolutionary government where all existing political and democratic institutions will be abolished.
This would not be martial law, because a declaration of martial law would be subject to the final conformity of Congress. It would be a pure and simple power grab, just like what happened at the so-called EDSA Revolution of 1986, where all powers of government would become concentrated in himself.
This kind of a power grab would not be subject to the 1987 Constitution because, precisely, the installation of a revolutionary government by Aquino would require the abrogation of that Constitution, and the establishment of a revolutionary constitution which would become the new standard of legality in the whole country.
“NOYNOY FOREVER”: When the revolutionary government shall have been announced and then established with the cooperation of police and military authorities, it would follow that the 2016 presidential elections, which is a political exercise under the abrogated 1987 Constitution, would no longer push through.
What is more, since it would be a revolutionary government which is subject to no other rules except those promulgated by the revolutionary government where Aquino is to be the revolutionary leader, there is going to be no time limit for its existence. Indeed, as Vic Somintac, my co-anchor at the Mondays to Fridays 6 a.m. program “Tambalang Batas at Somintac” at DZEC 1062 kHz, is saying, it is really going to be “Noynoy Forever”.
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