The cat is now out of the bag.
Executive secretary Eduardo Ermita, the alter-ego of Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, warns of martial rule against those who'll cause "chaos" in opposition of House Resolution 1109. Ermita said that Mrs. Arroyo has the power to declare it once public uproar increases against attempts at transforming the Lower House into a constituent Assembly.
Now, there, Mr. Ermita. Your true malevolent spirit is showing.
I have no doubt that this is the true plan of Malacanang---to use the expected public outrage against charter change as a ruse to formalize the dictatorial nature of this administration. This administration is actually preparing for martial rule, as what this site wrote a few weeks ago.
Ermita and this administration wants martial rule as a social tranquilizer against charter change.
Now, then, will it be a good idea for anti charter change exponents to tone things down and slow its anti charter change train?
They should not slow things down. In fact, all the more should people continue their vigilance against these dastardly plan of Malacanang.
Who's afraid of Martial law? Who's afraid of dictatorships?
I echo what former Senate President Frank Drilon said that this administration should not underestimate the Filipino People. " I warn the Arroyo administration not to underestimate the people's anger. The majority of the Filipino people may be silent but Malacanang should not mistake this for complacency and submissiveness."