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MCentaur

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Duterte threatens "Revolutionary War" and to arrest critics
« on: April 04, 2019, 04:37:10 PM »
We really need a facepalming smiley for this latest foot in Duterte's mouth: only authoritarian leaders or dictators arrest their critics. Allowing critics and opposition parties is what one of the hallmarks of democracy.

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Duterte threatens to arrest critics and declare a 'revolutionary war'
    Christina Mendez, Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) - April 5, 2019 - 12:00am
    MANILA, Philippines — Saying he has enough problems, President Duterte warned critics yesterday that he would suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, order their arrest and declare a “revolutionary war” until the end of his term.
    It was the President’s reaction to Sen. Franklin Drilon’s call for the administration to exercise “extreme caution” in reviewing government deals, saying existing and binding contracts cannot simply be declared onerous and canceled.
    Duterte met with the country’s top businessmen during a call at Malacañang Wednesday night, urging them to directly report to his office corruption issues involving the bureaucracy and other concerns.
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Re: Duterte threatens "Revolutionary War" and to arrest critics
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 04:03:51 AM »
what a bloody crybaby. my nephew bawls less than him, holy shit.

also, have this. a prime example of the Duality of Man.

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Re: Duterte threatens "Revolutionary War" and to arrest critics
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 11:43:26 PM »
Hilbay's comments on what would happen if Digong declared a "revolutionary government" :

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Hilbay: President removed from office if he declares 'revolutionary war'
Kevin Manalo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 05 2019 10:35 PM
MANILA - Former Solicitor General and now senatorial candidate Florin Hilbay on Friday said he was "very much amused" about President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to declare a "revolutionary war".

“Bilang propesor ng constitutional law, I am very much amused doon sa sinabi ni Pangulong Duterte. Dapat pakinggan iyan ng ating military at PNP," he said at a campaign rally in Tondo, Manila.

"Ang isang pangulo na nagdedeklara ng revolutionary government ay lumalabag sa ating Konstitusyon at nagiging rebelde. Automatic matatanggal siya sa pwesto. Ang ating bise magiging commander in chief. Sa akin hindi importante yung motibo ang importante sinabi niya yun bilang presidente...Hindi pwedeng itago sa joke lang.”

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