‘No 2016 elections, Noy forever’ firming up, (Part 1) PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 March 2016 14:02

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… `I will make mere youths their officials; children will rule over them… Youths oppress my people’…” (Isaiah 3:4, 12, the Holy Bible).

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“NO 2016 ELECTIONS, NOY FOREVER” FIRMING UP: It would appear that the worst fears we aired more than two years ago already, at the Mondays to Fridays, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., “Tambalang Batas at Somintac” program over DZEC 1062 kHz of Radyo Agila, is now slowly coming true: there will be no elections in May 2016 to elect a new president of our country, and, instead, President Aquino will continue governing us, for an indefinite period yet.

Two years ago, my partner  Vic Somintac (DZEC’s veteran Malacanang reporter) and I already warned our people that there were clear indications already even at that time (in 2014) that Aquino and his powerful allies both within the Philippines and abroad, are maneuvering to scuttle the May 2016 elections and have him rule under a revolutionary government that will see the discarding of the 1987 Constitution enacted by his own mother.

Now, the evidence at this point of a “no-election, Noynoy forever” scenario have become quite compelling. The two agencies which should be in the forefront of pushing for the holding of the May 2016 elections, which are the Commission on Elections and Smartmatic, Inc., are now jointly chorusing that the scheduled political exercise is in grave danger of not happening.

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PNOY STRATEGIZES TO AVOID PRISON AFTER TERM: We all know, of course, the single biggest motivation on the part of Aquino to cancel the May 2016 elections, and that is his clear incarceration for the many crimes that were committed under his term. To avoid his going to jail after he steps down from power on June 30, 2016, Aquino first strategy was to ensure that his candidate (or his anointed successor) shall win.

Mar Roxas, however, continues to lag in surveys, and even in some results showing he has significant gains in his popularity ratings, a great number of Filipino voters have already written him off as the greatest loser in May. This is the reason why, as a matter of alternative tactic, Aquino has secretly anointed another candidate, Sen. Grace Poe.

Unfortunately, however, Poe’s candidacy remains mired in uncertainty notwithstanding her recent 9-6 victory at the Supreme Court where she was allowed to continue her presidential run. Then, her ratings are even now clearly sliding down, enabling candidates who are non-sympathetic to Aquino to gain more advantage.

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COMELEC, SMARTMATIC SAY THERE WILL BE NO POLLS: Aquino’s problem is that Jejomar Binay continues to be a fairly strong candidate even up to this point where all known methods of throwing black propaganda against him have been employed, largely by Aquino’s subalterns. Surely, if Binay wins, Aquino maybe compelled to face trial and inevitable detention, just like what happened to his two immediate predecessors in Malacanang.

The same thing is true with Rodrigo Duterte and, of course, Miriam Santiago. These two will only be too happy to pursue Aquino’s trial and incarceration, thereby leaving no other option for the outgoing president but to maneuver to prevent such ignominy from happening to him.

The first of these maneuvers is the cancellation of the May 2016 elections, which is now a clear done deal, with the Comelec and Smartmatic both saying that they no longer have the capacity to push through with that elections. Now, what will happen if the election is not held in May? Please read the second part of this column in our next issue, God willing.

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