Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The great apostasy

The great apostasy
The progressive change is contrary to the Duterte regime.


President Duterte closed a window (or door) to the possibility of progressive change.

Contrary to his statements that he does not control the Congress, especially the Commission on Appointments (CA), which has denied Judy Taguiwalo's secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the public knows the truth. Any regime in the country, has a strong influence on Congress, and the President uses this influence to push legislators to pass the bill and policy they want. The song says, just wondering what is wrong.

Taguiwalo unveils the leadership of the people from the Left: loyal to the people's service, without corruption, and talent and creativity to improve the service of the people. Rafael "Ka Paeng" Mariano, now secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform, is still demonstrating and remains unconfirmed by the CA. As the head, the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Sec. Liza Maza.

As part of Duterte's move towards Right and closer to US imperialism, he has gradually been deprived of the cabinet members who serve the most loyal people. In the meantime, just over a year ago, we have seen much of Duterte's turning back from brutal statements against US military presence in the country.


More than three months after the outbreak of Marawi City broke out, we saw the President's full acceptance of the US "military" - the imitation of imperialism in the massive and open crushing of the city, killing civilians and violating rights Moro citizens. We are so far at the time that Duterte was condemned to US crimes against the Moro during the Filipino-American war, as he himself administered the repetition of these crimes now.

We can say that the war and the insurgency are just an expansion or extension of the "terrorism" of Duterte's previously demonstrated fascist tendencies we have seen in his war-torn war. In the name of this war, called Oplang Tokhang, he commissioned the Philippine National Police (PNP) to use the whole force-even if it was illegal-to eliminate addicts and to drive illegal drugs.

Like his tactics for "terrorists", Duterte has been in the hands of iron and bloody destruction of social problems such as the spread of drugs and "terrorism" that can only be solved in response to the basic problems of Filipino society. And these problems, according to the national-democratic movement, are the rule of imperialism, the existence of bureaucrat capitalism (regardless of the government's business as a business or for official interest), and feudalism (monopoly control of some landlords In the country's major agricultural lands).


Perhaps, Duterte has come to realize that he can not really address these problems, especially since he has embraced the implementation of the neoliberal economic policies previously implemented by previous presidents. Through these policies, the intensification of imperialist control over the economy and politics continues in the country, while the rule of the few oligarchic members in the country continues. In the meantime, social services such as education, housing and medical services remain far away from the hands of the poorer people-because of the neoliberal view, it is not the right of citizens but products that can be enjoyed by a few.

That is why he only uses hand-iron to respond to the symptoms of the above-mentioned social problems. He has also abandoned the peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), especially the promises of liberation to political prisoners. He intensifies the "all-out war" against the revolutionary movement that is bound by martial law in Mindanao. He even threatens to extend military rule across the country.

The fascist dictatorship is not the progressive change that is in the minds of the 16 million Filipinos in mind to vote for Duterte. Certainly, in the next few weeks and months, the number of its citizens will increase.

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