KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Will there be an ‘EDSA Revolt’ vs. PNoy? PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 31 January 2015 11:44

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’ INSPIRATIONS: “…Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, `Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all’…” (Jesus, our God and Savior, in Mark 9:35, the Holy Bible).

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FRESH STRAWBERRIES, SALADS, CONTAIN POISON? Here’s a warning from my high school classmate, Felipe Gabriel, who is now an expert on fertilizer-less farming: “Do you know that all strawberries and salad vegetables in La Trinidad, Benguet, are laden with unprocessed chicken dung, aside from a cocktail of highly poisonous insecticides and fungicides?

“… according to experts, rot bacteria (anaerobic organisms) encourage the growth of dangerous pathogenic agents (or disease-causing microorganisms) like cadaveric poisons, putrescence, and cadaverine from the building blocks produced as a result of protein decomposition.

“Pathogens like chicken fever, swine fever, tuberculosis, tetanus, the yellow icterus (animals/human beings) and infantile paralysis can stay alive for quite a long time. Rot is always harmful to life! Eat at your own risk! We have a solution for that, the so-called `Pro Bio Logic Systems’.”

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“EDSA PEOPLE POWER CHALLENGE” FROM MALACANANG: From the looks of it, Malacanang itself has put up what may be called the “EDSA People Power Challenge” for those who are ranting against President Aquino on various sensitive issues, including the killing of some 44 highly-trained policemen from the Philippine National Police Special Action Force in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

What is the “EDSA People Power Challenge” for President Aquino’s critics and political opponents that Malacanang itself has set up? Well, it seems to go like this: to prove that Filipinos no longer approve of what Aquino has been doing as President and are now really angry with him, there should be a majority uproar among Filipinos, possibly in the nature of the two EDSA Revolutions that saw the ouster of two presidents.

The latest example of this “EDSA People Power Challenge” was Malacanang’s  response on criticisms that Aquino dishonored the fallen policemen by refusing to be at the Villamor Air Base on Thursday, January 29, 2015, as their remains arrived and given arrival honors by their mourning colleagues and families, choosing instead to be gleefully happy at the opening of a manufacturing plant of a Japanese car-making company.

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WILL THERE BE AN “EDSA REVOLT” VS. PNOY? Responding to the criticisms, Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Group told reporters that, based on the monitoring of the Office of the President, the criticisms were not shared by the majority of the people, having been made only by those who have access to the Internet.

Evidently, Coloma’s argument was that since there was no similar outbreak of criticisms and discontent among more people, this could be taken to mean that what the President did—snubbing the arrival honors for the fallen policemen and instead gracing the opening of a Japanese-owned car manufacturing plant—was to be considered appropriate.

This kind of logic—if it can be called that—had been repeatedly raised by Malacanang in the past in its attempt to justify the President’s action—or inaction—on many issues. Well, concededly, the Palace would seem to be correct on this matter so far. The question however is, given the growing discontent against the President and attempts of the National Transformation Council to unseat him, how much longer would it take before Filipinos would resort to EDSA all over again to redress their grievances?

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