Look who’s talking (again)

Palace: ‘Respect institution of presidency’. In this Inquirer article the palace is calling its supporters and detractors to respect the presidency and stop calling names like “evil woman” and “bitch.” I find the recent pronouncements of Malacanang funny. It is as if they are grasping at straws to ward off the attacks that it has been getting.

In elementary we were all taught that RESPECT is something you earn and not demand nor buy. Real respect is won by your deeds and actions not by demanding it.

All this noise against Gloria is borne out of deep respect for the “institution of the presidency.” We respect the institution of the presidency so much that we won’t allow someone who cheated her way to victory to occupy that position one more second. We respect the institution of the presidency so much that we do not want it to be used to steal money from the public coffers. We respect it so much that we don’t want that position to be used to trample on the people’s human, civil and democratic rights.

May I ask then if Gloria and her administration respect the institution of the presidency as much as those who are calling for the TRUTH to be bared and those who are calling for her resignation and ouster? If they do then why don’t they stop hiding behind their EO 464 and bare the truth to clean the image of the institution of the presidency?

Again they should be careful what they ask for. People might just heed their call and out of respect for the institution of the presidency decide to remove the gang that pollutes it. To Gloria and her ilk: Respect the institution of the presidency! Vacate it NOW! (when you all go, please take Kabayan Noli with you okey? please please please)

unity walk daw

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  2. pgma should have respected the voting process first before ever thinking of cheating. how dare she call for respect of the institution of the presidency when she has inflicted all sorts of bad meaning to the term legitimate ruling? puhleezz..

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  6. please beware of what you say against the president, she may exercise her calling out power which is a political question–we, the electorate delegated this power to the executive. Exercise “tact.”

    *****i don’t think she is the person the people voted for… remember hello garci? she does not have any moral authority over me not over the country. a stolen presidency is not worth our respect. By the way what is meant “her calling out power?” Do I take that as a threat or something?*****

  7. that’s your opinion, and i respect it… i ask now the question? who among her constitutional successors has the moral ascendancy to lead this country? do you think our past presidents were clean? Remember Cory and the “mendiola massacre” and her family’s hectares of land which she maneuvered to prevent it from being included in the agrarian reform act. Ramos, he is silent because of the PEA-AMARI deal, which was also tainted.
    With regard to her “calling out power,” with the amount of plots calling for her ouster, she may order the military to “defend” the “constitution.” Much as we wanted her out, we should at least really respect the institution of presidency. This country is an addict for ouster.
    My premise is that, we should exercise the virtue of patience like Rizal once told the Katipuneros. Ouster is not the key, the truth may set us free but it will not feed the hungry. Ousting the one in Malacañang will not solve our woes. It will only destroy the economic stability, or at least a speck of it, that we have right now. We must respect the institution of presidency not for Gloria, but for the children.
    Also, they can only hide behind the so called EO 464 during the question hour of the Congress, not when it is in aid of legislation. However, the congress is so lazy in enacting laws. The past Congressional inquiries were also at naught, no proper legislation was enacted when it was done.
    There are two kinds of sin, commission and omission. I think the former, is the one gathering attention.
    More power to you!

    *****the country is not an addict for ouster… i have not defended any administration, not in my blog, not in my entire life. the problem is systemic and needs more than the palliative of “constitutional succession.” Patience? Its been 22 years since edsa 1? and we are suffering the same, if not worse problems? Rizal may be a genius but his words may not be appropriate in our time…. neither in his. Who ever said the truth will feed the hungry? But I do say $130M or $169M less corruption will definitely feed the hungry and more. EO 464 was designed to hide the culpability of the president. well let her call out her military. it wont be the first time. Remember EDSA of 2006? The problem is not lack of legislation. The problem is execution. she has killed, stolen and betrayed too much. She has to go, with or without a successor.*****

  8. …now that is sad and selfish opinion… to leave this country without a ruler would lead to chaos. You said that the problem is execution, don’t you know that it is the executive department that implement the laws? Leave the presidency vacant and the armed elements of the society will take over. It is either the military, or the Rebels. In that form of system, there are no checks and balances. Our opinions do not count until the next election–unless you are a justice of the Supreme Court.
    Also, the Constitution protects the president from culpability, you know why? Because, without these safeguards the Government will not be able to function well. Is there any assurance that corruption will end if Gloria is ousted? I say now, think of EDSA 2, which is much more nearer in point and time.
    Do you know one problem of the Filipinos? Now, this is not my opinion but that of a great and revered writer F. Sionil Jose; the problem is that we, Filipinos lack a sense of history. We do not respect the past, when it should be respected. To say that Jose Rizal’s words did not matter. Fine then, neither my opinion or yours.
    I stand corrected, it is not the country that is an addict for ousters, it is only those who call for it everytime something goes wrong. Pardon me.

    *****I’ve been trying to avoid being judgmental about your views. i am sad you don’t seem to understand. did i say we leave the position vacant? you don’t even understand the constitution you quote. Where in the constitution can you find that it “protects the president from culpability” please? Immunity from lawsuits yes…. protection from culpability? are we reading the same constitution? So you don’t remove a corrupt president merely because there are no assurances that there will be no corruption? F. Sionil Jose is referring to you I guess…. “lack a sense of history” and as for respect for the past… please speak for yourself. if you don’t respect the past, does that mean i don’t? the past tells us that it is not enough that we change the faces at the helm but we have to have far-reaching radical reforms – economically, politically and culturally. We can’t do that with a president who abuses and violates the basic democratic and civil liberties and the most basic of human rights*****

  9. and who do you suggest? etta rosales?

    *****ikaw? magnanakaw ka ba? kurakot ka ba? sobra ka bang sinungaling? mamamatay-tao ka ba? kung hindi, sabi ni Conrado de Quiros pwede ka. Isa kang magandang alternatibo sa isang presidenteng magnanakaw, kurakot, sinungaling at mamamatay tao. At nag-aagree ako sa kanya. Wag naman natin insultuhin ang milyon-milyong Filipino na walang kayang palitan si Gloria :) Sa dami natin walang kahit isa na mas magaling, mas malinis at mas sinsero kesa kay Gloria?*****

  10. I humbly submit that you are correct, and i am speaking for myself. I am just expressing emotions and opinions on the matter. yes i lack sense of history but im slowly catching up. radical reforms do not solve problems, they merely erase former problems with a new one. we cannot allow ourselves to be manipulated by the persons who pose themselves as saviors of the current situation. it is a bad precedence. Listen to the silent majority, and that includes me, the ones who work hours a day to earn a living. Do you think that your radical change will do our economy any good? I have friends who are activist, and they submit to the fact that rallies alone does not effect change. they now believe in the importance of change from “within.” if you know what i mean. Yes, i know the covert operations by the military on student leaders of activist organization because i once helped a friend “hide” from these elements. That is why I have this stand against all these noise, i do not want a friend or a worthy adversary be wasted by bullets. And yes, the defense department gets a large piece of the GAA to buy bullets. Why can’t we all silently change the government by funding persons who are worthy to stay in Malacañang. It is more effective, but patience is required. I know your party assists students financially. Continue this, and it will effect change. Permanently. More power to your group!

  11. Peace po!

    *****ilagay ko ang link ng URL mo sa mga comments mo ha? nakakalimutan mo yatang ilagay eh :) nag-aaral ka ba kamo ng batas iho? di halata hehehe pakisabi sa propesor mo mali ang turo sa inyo… or baka naman mali lang intindi mo hehehe*****

  12. Bakal,,
    Member ka ba ng PR team ni Arroyo? To the highest heavens ksi depensa mo sa lolah mo eh,,,

  13. happy!

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