Is PNoy really stepping down in 2016? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 January 2016 15:04

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says…” (James 1:22, the Holy Bible).

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IS PNOY REALLY STEPPING DOWN IN 2016? Pardon me, but I am really uncomfortable reading stories where President Aquino is being quoted as saying he is readying to step down from Malacanang, or that he is readying to become a private citizen by June 30, 2016, or that he is already looking forward to traveling to other countries after his term ends.

My eerie feeling is that, Aquino is just try to pull the wool over our eyes, to hide from us his (and his benefactors’ and patrons’) real agenda by 2016, which is for him to continue being president under a revolutionary government that would kick out and dismantle the 1987 Constitution that his own mother, President Cory, pushed, with full backing from powerful groups, both local and foreign.

The fact is that, Aquino knows he cannot just give up the presidency at the end of his term, for that would mean his prosecution and incarceration for non-bailable crimes, even if his candidate gets elected as president in 2016. The only way to stop this scenario from happening is for him to continue being president, even if it would mean not holding the 2016 elections.

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IS A REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT BEING PLANNED? Now, what would it take to disallow the elections in May? Simple. A power-grab by the President, with the aid of the police and the military, and the subsequent discarding of the 1987 Constitution which prescribes a six-year limit for any president which, in Aquino’s case, would end on June 30, 2016.

With the Constitution having been discarded, and a revolutionary government having been put in place, Aquino will become the law himself, having an indefinite term. His own mother and her allies already did that in 1986—I mean, President Cory abrogated the 1973 Constitution, installed a revolutionary government, and then ran the country by decree, even if only for a very short time.

I believe that all of the powerful countries which have important stakes in our country—the US, China, Malaysia, and their allies—will have no problem accepting Aquino’s new status as a virtual dictator, since past experiences have already demonstrated his willingness to deal with them.

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WE MUST NOT ONLY READ, BUT ALSO OBEY, THE BIBLE: If you go around asking people whether they read the Bible or, at least, remember one verse or two from its books, many will say they do not find it necessary to memorize Biblical verses, and that what is truly important, as far as they are concerned, is that, they pray and that they have faith anyway. With due respect, this kind of posturing is not Biblical, and is in fact, against what the Bible is saying.

For example, in James 1:22-25, we are told that we are deceiving ourselves if we merely listen to the Word of God, the Bible. The admonition is for us to do what the Word says, because even if we listen to the Word but not do what it says, there would be no benefit that would be given to us.

We should remember the Word that we read, and the best way of remembering it is by practicing it in our lives. As Jesus said, he who listens to His Word and does them is wise, but he who listens but does not do them is a fool, who will suffer a big crash. So, what are we waiting for? Let us read the Bible, and do what it says, now!

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