KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Calls for PNoy to resign now nationwide PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 November 2014 11:28

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken…” (Proverbs 22:8, the Holy Bible).

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CALLS FOR PNOY TO RESIGN NOW NATIONWIDE: Now, its official. Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are now united in asking President Aquino to immediately relinquish or resign his position, so that “earnest work of national transformation could begin”. On November 11, 2014, Mindanao leaders issued their “Butuan Declaration”, patterned after the Lipa and Cebu declarations issued earlier this year by the National Transformation Council.

In those earlier Lipa and Cebu declarations, the Council first aired its calls for Aquino to step down, after noting that the President himself has become a dangerous threat to the country.

The “Butuan Declaration” reads, in part: “Gathered here in Butuan… we raise our voices in solidarity with the people… to express grave disappointment with the way the Aquino Administration has failed to respond adequately to these crises.

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ACCOUNT FOR YOLANDA AID, PNOY TOLD: “We join the people of Tacloban, the Visayas, and the Calamianes in demanding a full and accurate accounting of the money and other forms of assistance, which the Aquino government has received from foreign governments, multilateral institutions, and other donors, and how, where and when they were used for the benefit of the victims.

“At this time of serious difficulties for the people of Mindanao, we express grave concern over the cavalier way the Aquino administration has treated the ‘Mindanao Problem.’ We are determined to find a just and lasting solution to this problem, one that will bring about true and lasting peace, and a radical change for the better in the lives of all our people.

“With great sadness, however, we must say that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), now pending in Congress, is not the fruit of honest and sincere consultations with our Muslim brothers and their Christian friends and neighbors. This threatens to falsify our people’s deepest longing for genuine self-management of their own affairs, and instead create new divisions, disunity and discontent…

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PEACE IN RP MUST BEGIN IN MINDANAO: “We therefore ask the NTC to intensify genuine consultations with all stakeholders in order to come up with a real solution coming from the people themselves rather than from outside sources. We specifically ask the Council to consider advancing the federalization agenda for the entire country as the ultimate measure to ensure the most equitable, simultaneous empowerment and development of all the regions…

“As continued hostage-taking for ransom and other criminal activities by the Abu Sayyaf Group in the Sulu-Sipadan area threaten to turn our region into an ugly counterpart of Somalia… we call upon the National Transformation Council to demand a creative approach to this problem…

“In the face of the evident increasingly severe deterioration of the moral, social and political fabric of our society, we call upon the NTC to speed up its effort to compel President Benigno S. Aquino III to relinquish his position, so that the earnest work of national transformation could begin. More than ever, we believe that peace and good governance in the country must begin in Mindanao…”

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