Friday, February 27, 2015

Pnoy resign! a seditious thing?

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is threatening people that they will file sedition charges against people who will ask for the President's resignation.

Question---is asking the President to resign, an incendiary or seditious thing? The definition of sedition, as stated in Section 139 of the Revised Penal Code is:

Art. 139. Sedition; How committed. — The crime of sedition is committed by persons who rise publicly and tumultuously in order to attain by force, intimidation, or by other means outside of legal methods, any of the following objects:
1. To prevent the promulgation or execution of any law or the holding of any popular election;
2. To prevent the National Government, or any provincial or municipal government or any public officer thereof from freely exercising its or his functions, or prevent the execution of any administrative order;
3. To inflict any act of hate or revenge upon the person or property of any public officer or employee;
4. To commit, for any political or social end, any act of hate or revenge against private persons or any social class; and
5. To despoil, for any political or social end, any person, municipality or province, or the National Government (or the Government of the United States), of all its property or any part thereof.

Is asking the President to resign an act that "inflicts" hate or revenge upon the person of the President? No. Is asking him to politely consider leaving office an act of hate or revenge? No.

I thought Pnoy and the Aquinos were the ones who "brought back democracy" in the Philippines. We are not under martial law. And I believe that Justice secretary De Lima used to be Human Rights Commission chairman under Arroyo. Then, why this?

When Pnoy was elected and he gave his first speech, he told us, the Filipino People, that we are his boss and that he was just "forced" to accept the position of president. Pony said he was a "reluctant president."

Okey, since you are just being forced to act as President, then, let us unburden you, Mr. Benigno Simeon Aquino.

Resign now. Resign and allow more competent people to manage the affairs of the state before you commit another major mistake which could put everyone at risk.

I say---Pnoy is a danger to himself and to society. He should not be forced to do what he is reluctant to do, which is ACT as President.