Revolutionary gov’t needed to quash terrorists PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:41



LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God and rescued from your enemies…” (Numbers 10:9, the Holy Bible).


UNWANTED ADVERTISEMENTS CLUTTER ONLINE WEBSITES: Is there any law about unwanted advertisements suddenly popping of computer screens which are being used to browse the Internet, forcing computer users to watch the advertisements until they are completely played out? I think there should be, especially now that more and more people are turning to computers and the Internet for their work, researches, and social connections.

The advertisements are rude, because they cloud out the whole computer screen as they are being shown, preventing the users from proceeding with whatever they are doing in the meantime. Then, many times, the advertisements are even filthy and sexually-oriented as they feature scantily clad men and women selling products and services, unmindful of minor-computer users who maybe doing something online.

Of course, the remedy is to leave the site that show those advertisements, and that is what I usually do when the advertisements start. However, those advertisements maybe justified as the means by which the online provider or the website that is being browsed over would earn some revenue. Even then, this matter has to be regulated, especially on the content and the frequency of the advertisements.


LIBERATE NOT JUST MARAWI CITY BUT THE WHOLE OF RP: So what if Marawi City is “liberated” from terrorist groups on June 12, 2017, the country’s 119th Independence Day celebrations? Considering the strength that the terrorists have shown when they first overrun the city, and in fiercely resisting government forces out to retake it from them during what is now being called a protracted battle, “liberating” Marawi City would be a small victory, really.

What the Duterte government and the police and military authorities must now strive hard to do is to liberate the whole of Mindanao and, yes, even the whole Philippines, from the creeping encroachment of terror groups which are no longer just fighting the government for reforms or to wangle economic benefits for their members, but to dismember the Republic.

The fight in Mindanao today is no longer simply the kind of local war that had been fought there for decades. It has metamorphosed into a deadly international warfare where the real enemies are no longer simple Filipino rebels, but terrorists from outside the country whose agenda is to inflict murder, mayhem, and wanton violence as a means of amassing great wealth.


REVOLUTIONARY GOV’T NEEDED TO QUASH TERRORISTS: And this is where an “iron hand” is of utmost necessity. The rules of the war being played out right now in the whole of Southern Philippines have become so blurred and so complex that responding to the murderous rampage of terrorists with the usual methods—like martial law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus—has become passé.

While previous violent wars in Mindanao were contained only in that place, terrorists have now the capacity, the willingness, and the boldness or audacity to bring these violent wars even in the Visayas and in Luzon, more particularly in Metro Manila, the seat of political and governmental power in the country.

It has therefore become the imperative of the times that extra-ordinary measures must have to be resorted to by President Duterte and his government, like placing the entire country under martial law for an indefinite period of time, or even declaring a revolutionary government that will do away with legal niceties, if the Philippines would want to attain victory against its present enemies.


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