• PNoy vows to fight ‘dictator’ Duterte

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    DU-BONG? A sample of the ballot reportedly distributed by the Iglesia ni Cristo.

    DU-BONG? A sample of the ballot reportedly distributed by the Iglesia ni Cristo.

    ILOILO City: President Benigno Aquino 3rd issued his toughest warning yet against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, saying he will not stand idly by if the presidential frontrunner starts ruling the country like a dictator.

    In his speech during a campaign rally for the Mar Roxas-Leni Robredo team of the Liberal Party here at the Plazoleta Gay on Tuesday night, Aquino pointed out Duterte was already acting like a dictator, ignoring the constitutional ramifications of his pronounced threat to shut down Congress if his opponents attempted to have him impeached over allegations of hidden wealth.

    Threat against the Constitution
    “Hindi naman ako abugado, siya abugado. Pero pinag-aralan ko po ‘yung ating Saligang Batas at hinahamon ko po kayo

    lahat dito, lahat ng nakikinig sa atin, hanapin niyo sa Saligang Batas: Saan ang kapangyarihan ng Presidente na i-abolish ang Kongreso [I am not a lawyer. He is. But I’ve studied our Constitution and I challenge everyone here present to look into it: Where does it say the President has the power to abolish Congress]?” the President said.

    “I-abolish rin ang Supreme Court, baka iyon ang susunod, ewan ko. Pero hanapin ho niyo, walang ganung karapatan [He might abolish the Supreme Court next, we don’t know. But look at the Constitution, there is no such right],” he added.

    Aquino said Congress and the Supreme Court are part of the check and balance system to prevent grave abuse of discretion [by the President].

    He added that Duterte’s brusque behavior, potty mouth and sheer lack of statesmanship could spell trouble for the country’s international relations.

    The President also cited Duterte’s plan to form a revolutionary government, which, he said, would be akin to martial law.

    Aquino said a revolutionary government will strip the people of the power to question the wrong policies and decisions of Duterte.

    He added that it pains him to see the growing support for a presidential candidate who acts like a dictator.

    “Hindi ko matatanggap na walang nangyari sa pagkamatay ng tatay ko at iba pa nating mga kababayan, libo-libo po. Kailangang ibuhos ko ‘yung magagawa ko. Kung buhay ko ang katapat iyon lang ang tangan sa akin, e dapat hindi ganun kaimportante ‘yung buhay ko dahil hindi ko mailalaban ‘yung ipinaglaban ng tatay ko. Hindi magkakaroon ng kabuluhan [I cannot accept that my father’s death will have been in vain. I have to do everything that I can. Should my life be the price, then my life wouldn’t be that important if I couldn’t continue the fight started by my father. His sacrifice would lose its meaning],” Aquino said.

    Aquino’s father, Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino Jr, was assassinated at the tarmac of then-Manila International Airport upon his return to the Philippines in August 1983 to pursue the struggle against the strongman Ferdinand Marcos’ rule.

    His mother, Corazon, was catapulted to the presidency in 1986 by the force of a people power revolt that toppled Marcos.

    Undiplomatic remarks
    The President said he had to apologize to the US and Australia because of Duterte’s undiplomatic remarks against them, two of the Philippines’ strongest allies.

    The Davao City mayor earlier dared the United States and Australia to sever ties with the Philippines after he was criticized for his statement that he should have been the first to rape an Australian missionary who was gang-raped and murdered in a prison riot in the city in 1989.

    Aquino said he has received a torrent of phone and text messages from different sectors telling him that he was the only one who can stop the rise of a bullying President with no respect for laws or women and children.

    “But I have only 58 days left. I will be an ordinary citizen. If ever our fears become true and he becomes a dictator, do you think I can still act? I’d probably be number one on his order of battle,” he added.

    Mocks democracy
    Malacañang accused Duterte of mocking democracy by allowing himself to be “co-opted” by local communists, whose slogans and catchphrases the presidential candidate has been dishing out.

    Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Duterte’s closeness to Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Chairman Jose Ma. Sison is alarming because the two leaders’ allegations against the government “defy the solid gains achieved the Philippines during the past six years that have been recognized by the international community.”

    Coloma was reacting to a video of Duterte and Sison’s conversation that went viral on social media.

    Duterte, the Palace official said, was virtually mouthing the pronouncements of Sison, who is in exile in The Hague in The Netherlands.

    He bewailed that while the government, through the office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, tried to engage Sison and the National Democratic Front (NDF) to a dialogue, the talks did not prosper “on account of their unreasonable demands.”

    “Mayor Duterte’s avowed ‘socialist’ and ‘leftist’ advocacies are not within the ambit of a democratic framework, much less in accordance with our Constitution,” Coloma said.

    Vulnerable
    Senator Grace Poe, meanwhile, said a Duterte administration would be vulnerable to a lot of things, including a coup d’etat.

    She added that there are indications the mayor may not be able to live up to the people’s expectations, particularly in light of allegations that he has hidden wealth.

    “His [Duterte] statements are very disturbing to the point that if you refuse to agree with him you will get in trouble, or he will close down government institutions that will not support him. That is not the way a democratic system works,” Poe noted.

    She warned that freedom of the press will also be threatened under Duterte.

    Poe said freedom of information or FOI will be implemented under her administration even without a law passed by Congress.

    The senator vowed no uprising will happen under her presidency because she will make sure that every Filipino will be happy.

    WITH JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA

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    48 Comments

    1. spirikitik on

      paano kaya mangyayari ang coup d’etat, eh may merging na mangyayari, npa-afp. mas lalakas ang pwersa.

      • Thunderbutt on

        Ang pinagkaiba ninyo ni DU30 ay galante ka abnoy pansuhol sa congress at senate peoples tax money dahil bobo ka. Si Duterte at lawyer malakas ang loob at kuripot na di paris mo na parang intsik na mahilig sa lagayan,pero dahil abnoy ay galante pero pera ng bayan ang gamit para di ma impeach sa totoo ay dictador ka dahil nilagay mong lahat ang appointee mo sa puwesto para walang ko kontra..Tang ina mo,magsama kayo ng magulang mong magulang na tulad mo peste

      • Thunderbutt on

        Roland
        get move now ,people of the republic speaks,trolls ka lang ng kulay TAE
        Ikaw ang tahilan kaya naging brain dead at sama pa ang Abias CBN..
        Abangan mo ang treason trial ng amo mo at ang state witness ay si trlliones..putang ina nyo binenta ang pilipinas..

    2. kayong mga leader eh Para Sa aming mamamayan ay parang laruan….pag nagsawa Na ay dapat Ng palitan…(ng matino)….

    3. Ok ….you can fight him while serving your jail term in NBP for the biggest plunder of them all the mother of all scam –the DAP prostitution…

    4. God damn, P(ab)noy are throwing in the towel? Oh boy i pity your candidates Mar & Robredo. So para kay P(ab)noy tapos na pala ang boksing kahit hinde pa nagsisimula.

    5. Ako isa lang nakikita ko, may potensyal si rudy na mabago ang takbo ng Gov.
      pero ang kinatatakot ko baka naman lalung umabuso at lalong maakpektuhan tayo, I’m not with any Pesidential candidate. dahil kahit sino pa umupo sa kanila mahirap padin ang bansa natin.

    6. If noynoy wants to give justice to ninoy’s death, then file the case on your father’s assassination. The fiipino people are waiting.Prove that it’s not just a lip service.

    7. Are you saying that as a President or as a campaign manager again?
      Sana ipangako mo na lang sa amin na gagawin mo ang lahat ng iyong makakaya para bigyan kami ng MALINIS, TAPAT, MAAYOS at MAPAYAPANG ELECTION

      Pero hangan ngayon, 4 na araw na lang, marami pa rin anomalya ang nangyayari sa bakuran mo na hindi mo pa rin maayos o matuunan ng pansin.. Presidente ka pa rin namin, kami ang BOSS mo diba? Pero bakit hindi namin maramdaman na nasa amin ang serbisyo mo, bakit parang nasa ibang tao?

      Gusto ko pa rin maniwala na hangad mo ang kabutihan ng lahat at irerespeto mo kung sinuman ang manalong bagong Pangulo. Sana sa mga huling araw mo, mapatunayan mo sa amin na isa kang pangulo na hindi man perpekto eh marunong rumespeto.

    8. “Aquino said Congress and the Supreme Court are part of the check and balance system to prevent grave abuse of discretion [by the President].”

      Sir, yung Congress na binigyan mo ng 50M sa mga Senador at kung ilang milyon sa mga congressman para maimpeach si CJ Corona????

      Seems that indi ka na nananalamin ngayon sir!

    9. PNoy’s most fervent hope would be for Leni Robredo to win the Vice Presidency or history will repeat itself. Cory, wanting to oust Erap, had installed GMA, whom her son, PNoy still blames for misrule. Will PNoy allow Marcos to become President?

    10. Ronaldo Tagalo on

      Pasagasa nga sa MRT Train hindi niya mgawa, pakamatay pa kaya? Wala na naglaho na ang CORY Magic, napalitan ng AQUINO HATES!

    11. Dami pa satsat nyo. If you don’t want Duterte to win. Ang gawin nyo apat na presidentiables ay magbackout at magkaroon ng isa nyong Kandidato. That’s the only you can win.

    12. Frank A. Tucker on

      “… saying he will not stand idly by if the presidential frontrunner starts ruling the country like a dictator.”

      With what ? BS Aquino has already proved himself to be toothless !

    13. When you bribed the SENATONGs to Remove a Chief Justice, isn’t that Dictatorship? Go out Mr. President. And make it QUICK Please!

    14. jane dough on

      People are afraid of the Unknown !

      Duterte is the only candidate that will break the Dynasty Cycle. The Oligarch Control of our Government.

      It’s about time that we experience a President coming from the grassroots! He speaks a language that is understood by the masa.

      I am sure He will find good Leaders deserving to help this government to work for the people, by the people and the people !

      Enough with BSAquino & his own Cabinet Dictators including Roxas! They were given 6 years and proved nothing!

      I look forward to see a decisive Change in government & prove himself worthy come election day!

    15. Nganga ka na lang PNoy… talo na mga kandidato mo hehehehe! Sa kulungan ang bagsak mo dahil nilabag mo ang mga batas dahil sa PDAF, DAP, etc. Anong kredibilidad mo magsabi ng ganyan. Kung may diktador ikaw yun dahil mga KKK lang ang biniyayaan mo at nineglect mo ang sambyanang Pilipino. Matataray pa ang mga tagapagsalita mo. Corrupt and dictator! If Duterte and Marcos win, I will give my full support. Pag nagEDSA, EDSA kayo, maggrupo din ang mga bumoto kay Duterte-Marcos para tapatan na. I’m sure talo na kayo kasi talo na nga kayo sa halalan di ba? I claim it talo na kayo sa election, hehehehe

    16. BS Aquino, just wait for the Filipino people’s judgment after you step down. The populace is waiting to put you behind bars for all your treasonous transgressions against the republic.

    17. Aysus! sumama kana sa tatay at nanay mo. kayo na ang dakila at lider ng demokrasyang wlang silbi dahil inabuso nyo at ng mga elite at oligarkiya.

    18. Mr. Pnoy ABnoy, Open your eyes together with the yellow cult plus the yellow media. The Filipinos are wide awake of your incompetencies,blunder and even plunder. You cannot fool the people anymore. Join your mother and father and your so called legacy crap.

    19. Aruy Mr President pa constitution – constitution ka pa yong mga justices mo nga sa Supreme COURT hindi sinusunod ang constitution at saka IKAW ilan beses mo na bang nilabag ang constitution na sinasabi mo sa DAP at PDAP. Ambot sa imo.

    20. justiniano on

      Mr. Outgoing President, just keep going out. The yellow color is out. Respect your Boss’s decision.

    21. Pnoy declares that he will not stand idly by in case Duterte begins to rule like a dictator but on the same breath he also says that he has only 58 days left in his presidency so he laments that he cannot be expected to be able to do anything. This is another classic stance common to this moron like saying “Bahala na kayo said buhay nyo!” This idiot is unable to realize that he is the major reason for the low rating of Mar and because of him a big portion of what should be Mar’s bailiwick among the sensible voters is lost. Lately Mar has adopted a campaign saying to show the country and the world that “mas marami tayong matinong pilipino” a clear dig against those supporting Duterte who are, without Mar expressly saying, “mga gago at mangmang”. I find this quite effective and for the first time Mar’s spin doctors struck it right. It defines a divide between the good and the bad and many will certainly want to identify with the sensible and good sector of voters versus the Duterte crowd who are crass and unthinking. Diverted has acted deliberately to attract this kind of voters by acting “bastos” and immoral. There are among the upper crust of voters however who aren’t so much pro Duterte but simply abhor this administration and they are against Mar for this reason alone and Mar aggravates this by stubbornly aligning his candidacy to the supposed achievements of this administration under the so called “daang matuwid”. His latest appeal to the matinong Filipino might still succeed if he forgoes the pnoy element taking cue from Shakespeare when he said “the evil that men do (mamasapano etc) lives after them, the good (credit ratings etc) are oft interred with their bones.

    22. DON’T CHALLENGE 70 Million Filipinos Manila….. Not even your pathetic personal AFP will stand in our way!

      EDSA Revolution Was TREACHERY to Plant the COMMUNIST CHINESE OLIGARCHY!!!

      We FILIPINOS Cared for you during the MAOIST Revolution, TOOK YOU IN as REFUGEES… As fellow Human Beings… And you REPAY us with TREACHERY and SLAVERY!!?!!!!?

      REVOLT and SEPARATE Vs Manila if they CHEAT DEMOCRACY (With fake Majority or EDSA or treachery through coup! )

      TRAITORS TO CHINA! the HALF CCP China Maoist Cojuanco-Aquino OLIGARCHY!!!!! THEY ARE NOT 100% FILIPINO!

      HANG THEM ALL!!!! Let the MALAY WARRIOR BLOOD PREVAIL!!!! Let the ENSLAVED Filipinos PREVAIL! They only show nothing but ELITISM and RACISM to the Indigenous and Local TRUE FILIPINOS!

      TRAITORS of Philippines!!!

      They allow CHINA’s DRUG to TRADE with Impunity

      They allow ILLEGAL CHINESE MINERS!

      THEY ALLOW ILLEGAL China Poachers!

      THEY ARE CHINESE TRAITORS from COMMUNIST CHINA!!!!

      They SELL Philippine Territory to China!

      They MURDER LOCAL FILIPINO FARMERS and TURN THEM INTO SURFS!

      WAKE UP FILIPINO Brothers and Sisters! This is not Democracy but Feudal Monarchy! Manila is the Head State and the Non-Capital Region are VASSALS TO BE enslaved and PAY TRIBUTE… The OLIGARCHY Celebrities are the Figure HEADS !!!!

    23. Weee maniwala ako dyan na ibibigay nya buhay nya, eh magpasagasa nga sa tren na ipinangako nya di nya ginawa, magbuhis ng buhay pa kaya.

      • Ogold Azures on

        Ang ikatakot natin ay ang maaring mangyari pag naging presidente nga si Duterte. Ang lahat ng hindi sangayon sa kanya ay baka bigla na lang mangawala. Kaya bang tanggapin ng mamayang pilipino ang ganitong klaseng gobyerno? Pag aralan natin ang mga sinasabi ni D30. Nagbigay ng komento ang Australia at Amerika sa komento niya sa Australian misyonary na narape at napatay. Ano ang isinagot niya, severe ties with this 2 countries… Kung hindi ba naman gahgo. May topak yata ang ulo ng taong ito. Eh paano na lang kung ordinaryong mamayan ka lang, baka ibaon ka ng buhay… Nakakakilabot isipin ang mangyayari sa ating bansa pag patuloy na naloko ng taong ito ang karamihan sa ating mga kababayan. Lahat tayo ayaw natin ang korupsyon, ang mga krimen. Pero palagay ko lang, hindi si D30 ang sagot dito. Baka lalong dumami pa ang krimen. Ang hirap nito ay baka ni hindi na malathala sa pahayagan dahil pati ang dyaryo ay takot na rin. Magisip isip po tayo mga kababayan. Hindi pa huli ang lahat.

    24. mikhail hieronymus on

      Look who’s talking here. Pnoy himself is acting like a Dictator now. He put his enemies in jail, impeached the CJ of the SC, he charged anybody he doesn’t like and protect all his allies, no matter what they do wrong.

    25. Mr. Coloma … Who released Mr. Jose Maria Sison and other communist sympathizers [Jailed by former Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos] from prison ? … is it not the Aquino administration ?

      • Yes, it was the late mother of Pnoy who released Joma Sison under the care of Aurora Aquino. So who should be blamed on this matter?

    26. Mind you Cory declared also a revolutionary government. Acrdg to pnoy he received torrent of phone calls telling him that he is the only one who can fight martial law. This is a case of self praise which should not be given any weight.😃

    27. Sino ang pinagyayabangan mo? Magnankaw, Plunderer, No. 1 Hacienda Luissita massacre suspect (multiple counts). Human rights violator. Will be tried for treasonous act. (willful and gross violation of the CONSTITUTION.

    28. Pnoy is going to act if Duterte becomes president and he will also act out if Marco’s becomes Vice president.

      Seems Pnoy does not respect the majority vote of the people.
      Pnoy should issue a list of acceptable winners and issue stand down orders for the others or maybe Pnoy should accept that he has one vote just like everyone else.

      Pnoy and his Liberal party had their chance to run the country the past 6 years.

      Crime is up 400%

      Smuggling is up Nearly one-fourth of imports into the country in the last five years have been unreported and untaxed, totaling P4 trillion.

      Mass transit is broken since Roxas canceled the contract to the previous maintenance provider.

      Manila traffic gridlock
      Manila flooding

      substandard electric service
      substandard water service
      substandard internet service
      substandard prison funding
      substandard education funding

      Selective Justice – 3 opposition senators jailed over the pork barrel, the other 17 who did the same thing not arrested and allowed to keep the kickbacks from Napoles.

      Bribing senators and the House to impeach the Chief Justice Corona so his family could get a bigger payoff.

      The SAF 44 massacre
      Lying on television saying Purisima wasn’t involved.

      Killing farmers who were protesting for food

      Why does Pnoy think people care what he thinks after 6 years of his lies and delusions ?

      • Don’t mind this moron. Just watch and guard your votes!! The yellow elites and plutocrats/oligarchs are so desperate in stopping Duterte from getting elected!! Thirty years of yellow misrule is enough. They have done nothing but enrich themselves. PEOPLE POWER THRU THE BALLOT!! And when he gets elected lets not allow these yellow minority to unseat him!!

    29. This is what we got by turning this presidential election into a referendum of your continuity. Those of us desperate for a change of leadership is driven into a wall to chose between a loser and a monster. God forbid that Bongbong Marcos will be elected as Duterte’s vice president and successor. As Leni Robedo said we the dreamers of EDSA revolt will become the laughing stock of the world!

      • Wake up dear. Kayo na lang ng mga yellowtard naniniawala dyan. Marcos is the best president this country ever had. Dami nyang nagawa na hanggang ngayon pinakikinabangan mo pa. LRT, Airport, PICC, PGH, etc. Cory to PNoy nganga, dada lang…naniniwala ka pa? Magresearch ka nga.

      • EDSA 1 IS a farce ORCHESTRATED BY THE YELLOW ELITISTS using the masa as canon fodder for their selfish interest. What did we get? Nothing but mass agonizing, debilitating mass poverty, corruption worse than what it was, crime, an economy whose major export are OFWs and bananas. Where are the big industries that employs people? None. EDSA 1 is the worst nightmare. It has set back progress THIRTY YEARS!!

        We would be the LAUGHING STOCK if we’re so gullible to believe these minority YELLOW ELITISTS again!!!

      • What Pnoy need is a wife to cover him or Dress like his/her wife in the future. You’re gone for bad taste. Your look can puke anyone. Duterte the motormouth. Is more manly than bald eagle of the Cabalen. 71 years old and still macho with 2 wives and a dozen paramours. Soon, He will be known as Hadji Bagindah the Christian who loves the muslim better. And Peace hopefully will reign in Mindanao and Sulu. The Ghost will rise to vote for the Liberal Party. Check the Ballot Boxes for Ghost voters. Even the dead will vote for Mar the Hilongo. Philippine Cemetery has a voters list for sale to the highest bidders. Not just the Flying voters.

    30. P Makabayan on

      Naku, Noynoy, wala ka ngang ginawa nung presidente ka aasa pa kami after your term? Wala ka ng pork barrel bait so sino pa susunod sa yo? Kayong mga Aquino, huwag kayong masyadong ilusyonado!

      Sa tingin mo hindi dictatorship ang ginagagawa mo, bullying and corrupting your co-equal branch of office, the judiciary and the legislative? Bullying even your own people by insisting on your incompetent and corrupt cabinet men. Ewan, like your sister, laos ka na! And i hope you will be lost in obscuriy after this election because you, and i mean all of you, have been the worse thing that ever happened to us!

    31. Mark Torres on

      It’s so funny. BS Aquino must be reminded that he himself is to be blamed for the Filipino people’s hardships and frustrations for the past six years.

      Six years of Noynoying. As Ninoy has said of his unico hijo: “walang ka drive drive” si Noynoy. Kaya, we see that for six years, walang ginawa Para Sa taong bayan.

      Mabuhay! Duterte-Marcos Para Sa Filipinos.