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The Philippines’ Ayatollahs

The long-awaited bid to impeach Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has finally been made. And it’s been launched amid a coordinated offensive to denigrate the president both at home and on the international stage. The usual players are involved – and as usual they’re hiding behind the usual con – that they’re doing it for the good of the country.

They want the people to believe they’re doing it out of altruism. It’s a high-minded act that solely has the people’s best interests at heart. And if Filipinos truly believe all that they deserve Vice President Leni Robredo (photo) as their next president and all the chaos that will ensue from that.

Those behind this bid are seeking to wire the nation’s emotions; cold impartial analysis must be resisted. This is a Philippine drama and the ‘coup plotters’ – let’s call them what they really are – know that an emotional drama will always play well in this country. TV soaps here have the highest ratings of all programming by some considerable margin.

Ayatollah Robredo’s wish to overthrow the state is no different to what Khomeini (photo) pulled off in Iran in 1979. But where he used religious fervour in his revolution, she along with ‘co-conspirators’ Ayatollah Leila De Lima, the senator now remanded in police custody on drugs-profiteering charges, and Ayatollah-Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, use melodrama. For them, after all, that’s what politics is about. It’s what keeps them in the public eye; without it as politicians they’d be lost; insignificant. Loud voices and theatre is what they bring to government and to Congress. And it’s what they’re using now to try to remove Duterte.

So let’s look where this impeachment writ is coming from. Was it inspired by the body of the legislature? From the major parties? No, it came from one of the tiniest; in fact, the single party-list representative of Samaháng Magdalo, a narrowly focused nationalist group whose voice would normally go unheard in the 293-seat House of Representatives.

But now, thanks to its one House member, Magadalo’s founding president, Gary Cajolo Alejano, it will have its five minutes of fame – posturing as a humble David setting himself against a bruising Goliath. That’s the sort of drama that will go over well here.

The appropriately named Cajolo who seeks to cajole the public to his cause – protesting that neither he nor his party has any plans to oust the president through any illegal means – is a former marine captain who, along with Trillanes, took part in the botched Oakwood Mutiny in 2003. This was an attempted quasi-coup by around 300 junior officers of the Philippine armed forces which took over Manila’s Oakwood Premier Hotel in yet another drama, staged for the press and the public. In fact, up until this impeachment play, it was Magadalo’s sole claim to fame. So possibly it needed another curtain raiser to re-establish its existence.

In its 16-page impeachment complaint issued to the House’s secretary-general, Alejano isn’t taking any chances. He’s calling for impeachment on five separate grounds and might add a sixth. He’s spreading his bets across the table in the hope that the little white ball will end up in one of the slots of his political roulette wheel.

Culpable violation of the Constitution, engaging in bribery, betrayal of public trust, graft and corruption, other high crimes and possibly later, treason – surely one of those will produce a winner, Alejano hopes. Surely enough members of the House – he needs one third – will buy at least one of them.

Now let’s look at how this impeachment bid was engineered. Timing is its essence. With Congress due to start its Lenten break next week, there won’t be time for the House Judiciary Committee to convene to determine whether the charges filed against Duterte are sufficient to warrant a Congressional hearing.

Thus, the risk of having their hopes dashed by the committee has been removed. That hurdle’s been removed. With one third of House members’ signatures, the complaint would automatically be fast-tracked to the Senate. Alejano and Trillanes didn’t just come up with that ploy; the former government of Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino used it to have former Supreme Court Chief Justice, the late Renato Corona, impeached.

The House resumes its session on 2 May and will run until 3 June. The second session will commence on 24 July. This means that impeachment-complaint architects have time between now and then to garner the support they need.

Meanwhile, as all that’s going on, Vice President and Liberal Party chairman, Robredo – the woman who rejoices in working against the government from within the government – has also been busy. On Thursday, attendees to 60th annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, held in Vienna, were entreated to a six-minute video which Robredo had specially prepared for the event.

In it she set about completely undermining Duterte’s War on Drugs – the usual thing, extrajudicial killings, human rights violations. Careful not to directly accuse him, it was heavy on innuendo and enticed the audience to draw the obvious conclusion – that the Philippines is in the hands of a madman and he needs to be stopped.

It was a treacly message that sought to curry favour by flattering the video’s hosts. “We are heartened that the issue of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines today is being discussed in an event such as this. To know that the international community’s eyes are on us and to feel that human-rights advocates are watching over our country gives us comfort, courage and hope,” she said.

Describing drug abuse as a “complex public health issue,” she said it was a problem that could not be solved “with bullets alone”. She made no reference to the president’s programme for every province to build at least one drug rehab, nor to the millions of dollars the government is pouring into counselling and retraining initiatives. This video wasn’t aimed at bringing the UN up to speed with what was happening in those areas of the War on Drugs, it was a political party broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party to denounce Duterte.

One thing she did get right in that video was that drug abuse is “linked intimately with poverty and social equality” – two areas where the previous Liberal Party administration failed the people. Indeed, it was that failure that largely guaranteed Duterte’s presidency. And yet, she went on to say that she had called on Duterte to focus on the war on poverty – “a war that really matters”. Really? Now it matters?

“In a public statement, we asked him [Duterte] to direct the nation toward respect for rule of law, instead of blatant disregard for it. We ask him to uphold basic human rights enshrined in our Constitution, instead of encouraging its abuse. We asked him to be the leader he promised to be, and evoke in our people hope and inspiration, instead of fear. We told him: Do not allow the lies to distort the truth”.

End of video message.

On top of that, one day earlier, she’d provided the anti-Duterte Time magazine with a written interview – ‘Democracy Demands Dissent’: Philippine Vice President Condemns Duterte’s Drug War in Q&A With TIME – which was nothing more than an undisguised stage purely to allow her to push her anti-Duterte message.

It was just more of the same but one line that stood out for us was this.  “Despite the ongoing culture of fear and death in our country, there are still leaders and people in our country who refuse to give up the fight for the rights of our countrymen”. No prizes for guessing who those “leaders” are she has in mind.

Meanwhile again, as the UN delegates in Vienna were digesting all that along with the canapés and chilled wine, eight hours away by limousine in Strasbourg, the European Parliament was condemning the extrajudicial killings they’d heard so much about in the Philippines and issued a resolution to the Philippine Government directing that they should be investigated and that those responsible be prosecuted.

It also called for De Lima’s immediate release, describing her as a “human-rights advocate and the highest profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug campaign” and pressed the government to “drop all politically motivated charges against her and to end any further acts of harassment against her”. The charges, it claimed, “are almost entirely fabricated” – though it neglects to share with us how it knows that.

But the resolution went further. It threatened the Philippine Government that the country’s trade with the European Union could suffer “in the absence of any substantive improvements in the next few months”. It was urging the European Commission to consider removing GSP+ status for the Philippines – under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences this gives Philippine exports tariff-free entry to the European Union (EU).

If you look at an early definition of the word impeach, it means to impede, to hinder, to prevent – something the Liberal Party-led anti-Duterte coalition has been doing since it received the shock news last May that Duterte was their president.

That EU resolution, that video-appearance of Robredo at a UN meeting and that impeachment writ are all based on the say-so of the Liberal Party and its allies. Similarly, in the case of De Lima, it’s these self-same bodies that have decided – no need for evidence; no need for a court trial – that her arrest is purely politically motivated. In other words, as far as the EU and the UN are concerned she has no charge to answer. She’s innocent.

And why wouldn’t they believe that; they only listen to the likes of Robredo, De Lima, Trillanes, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch etc, which are all in cahoots to remove Duterte. With the exception of Trillanes, these are all part of the progressive Left elite. Trillanes who is way to the right of them has thrown in his lot with them in a symbiotic relationship because they share a common enemy – Duterte. If anybody should be impeached, it’s this triumvirate – for sedition.

So all this is an orchestrated attempt to bring excessive international force on the legitimate government of the Philippines, in a bid to replace it with an unelected one. The Liberal Party, for some reason, believes it is the sole heir to power in this country and its determined to reinstate itself against the people’s will.

If that ever happens though, that’s the end of democracy in the Philippines. That’s the dawn of a true banana republic. Under the Supreme Council of the ayatollahs, oligarchs will flourish yet again; corruption will be given a new lease of life. And meanwhile, shored up by the likes of the EU and the UN, the Philippines – which under Duterte had one shot at becoming its own country – will revert to being just a puppet of the West.

100 Comments

  • PDU30s hard headedness could cost him the presidency and us our hope for a better Philippines! His enemies are super wicked and powerful only martial law could stop them! I see lots of trouble coming our way.Brace yourselves,Filipinos!!!

    • “Hard headedness” of the President? In what way …? The corrupt, the drug lords/ protectors, the drug addicts, the oligarchs, the criminals, the lossers are the ones who are hard headed!!!! Yung mga epokrito at epokrita, yung mga nagmamalinis yan ang magpapabagsak sa Pilipinas!!!!

    • THE ENEMIES OF THE FILIPINOS IS NOT THE PRESIDENT.. THE ENEMIES ARE THE OLIGARCHS THE SELFISH POWER HUNGRY POLITICIANS.. THE PRESIDENT JUST UN LEASH THE LONG HIDDEN AND ROTTEN PESTS IN OUR SOCIETY..

    • . Let us unite and support President Duterte for the sake of bright future to our youngones , our next generation , 1000x% support we need so much . . . We 21million votes of President Duterte ang BABASTUSIN NG MGA LP . . . .

  • That’s the dawn of a true banana republic. Under the Supreme Council of the ayatollahs, Oligarchs will flourish yet again; corruption will be given a new lease of life. And meanwhile, shored up by the likes of the EU and the UN, the Philippines – which under Duterte had one shot at becoming its own country – will revert to being just a puppet of the West. – Volatilian

  • dont intervene in our internal affairs we are not bound to submit to your law we are not europeans we have our own law guaranteed by by our constitution we are pilipinos we are aseans

  • God again will intervene this time just like what He did last May elections when presidency was won overwhelmingly. He will use the people as His instruments to block the selfish, unpatriotic and evil-minded people.

  • These yellow traitors are asking for civil war. They cannot smell the restlessness brewing outside their fortified living space. One notch up and the people are ready to charge no matter what the end result brings. Duterte is doing what he promised to do to help uplift the masses from decay brought by neglect and corruption by previous admin. (30yrs). People have awakened that Yellow democracy brought by Cory was not for the working class, nor for the masses but protectionism of her kind, the oligarchy, the media, cbcp. The masses are tired but watching…. watching…

  • Maawa naman sana kayo sa napakarami naming mahihirap na nanaghoy ng kaunlaran at kapayapaan.wala pong kaunlaran matamasa pag walang kapayapaan at pag kakaisa.ano ba ang gusto ng mg taga oposisyon matulad tayo da bansang SYRIA, Yemen, at Libya.tingnan ninyo ang mga mamayan doon,kalonuslunos lalong lalo na angmga mahihirap. So maawa po kayo ang tagal ng nanaghoy ang inang bayan pati yaman nv kanyang kalikSan wala na pati pag aari ng susunod na saling lahi nasa pribado na. Magiging alipin na lang sila.

  • This ill-fated impeachment case is part of their strategy. They know it has no hope of progressing.They probably did it because they want to build up a case in the international community that the president seems immune to impeachment thus requiring ICC to butt in

  • BEWARE OF THE YELLOW PEST! THIS IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT IS A TROJAN HORSE THAT WILL TRANSPORT THE CASE TO THE ICC. SIMULAT SAPUL AY ALAM NG MGA DILAWAN NA HINDI MAGTATAGUMPAY ANG KASONG ITO. GAGAMITIN NILA ANG KABIGUANG ITO PARA MADALA C TATAY DIGONG SA ICC!!!

  • You can see here the work of a more powerful group, pulling strings at the UN, EU, ICC, ICJ, HRW, etc where the yellowtards won’t be able to do without. The same group who is stirring chaos on the Trump administration. The connection? – the democrats – Clinton, Obama, the puppets of Soros, Rothchild – the Illuminati/Globalists (New World Order). Lewis, the Clinton supporter fil-american millonaire is just a runner for them. The yelowtards are their puppets. In the 30 years of yellow regime, they privatized all profitable government corporations to the yellows, allowed proliferation of drugs, a big portion of the profits had, and still is, being used to elect another puppet, or grab power from a duly elected president who will not toe-the-line – Erap Estrada. They are doing this again to PRRD. During Marcos, the Rothchilds were not able to buy the Central Bank. After they removed Marcos, Cory gave them the bank and renamed it Banko Sentral. Now its privately owned just like the Federal Reserves of the US. World domination is their main goal…

  • You can see here the work of a more powerful group, pulling strings at the UN, EU, ICC, ICJ, HRW, etc where the yellowtards won’t be able to do without. The same group who is stirring chaos on the Trump administration. The connection? – the democrats – Clinton, Obama, the puppets of Soros, Rothchild – the Illuminati/Globalists (New World Order). Lewis, the Clinton supporter fil-american millonaire is just a runner for them. The yelowtards are their puppets. In the 30 years of yellow regime, they privatized all profitable government corporations to the yellows, allowed proliferation of drugs, a big portion of the profits had, and still is, being used to elect another puppet, or grab power from a duly elected president who will not toe-the-line – Erap Estrada. They are doing this again to PRRD. During Marcos, the Rothchilds were not able to buy the Central Bank. After they removed Marcos, Cory gave them the bank and renamed it Banko Sentral. Now it is privately owned just like the Federal Reserves of the US. Their main goal is World Domination…

  • Talagang ginagawa na nila yung plan B ang isa nating kababayan nagpost sa you tube sa new york na talagang nangangalap sila ng funding yung latest ay sa new york at ang susunod sa washington dc. Ang mga promotor si Loida lewis at garchitorena.they are wearing a patch of phil. Flag na nas taas ang pula . that means they are geared for war.mas delikado pag nagsucceed ang mga ito.gulo ang mangyayare. People from mindanao will pursue their independence isa central at isa sa western.coup after coup might be staged sa ncr . group by group at kapag di naapula ito, people in the north luzon might also staged their secession dahil hindi sila paiilalim sa yellow government and they are capable of setting their own government. In short malamang makakahati hati ang pilipinas.katulad ng India. Nagsarili ang Pakistan, Bangladesh at Sri lanka.muntik na ang isa pang state sa northern india. Naapula nga lang.

  • Ousting Marcos — Success
    Ousting Erap — Success
    Putting GMA in jail — Success
    Removing Corona from SC — Success
    Should they succeed in OUSTING DUTERTE, I hope people are observant enough to realize the usual groups behind these events: Yellow, Church, Oligarchs, Media.
    Hindi ko po ipinagtatanggol sina Marcos, Arroyo, at Erap, the point is iisang mga grupo ng mga tao lang ang may pakana kasi po ang kailangan na ang GUSTO nila ang masusunod!
    Don’t dream of a better Philippines… it will never happen unless we get rid of those self-serving people around us.
    THE FILIPINOS DESERVE A BETTER PHILIPPINES!
    #DefendThePresident #ProFilipino

    kung PRO FILIPINO ka…
    COPY & PASTE this to your status if you like…

  • I think Liberals from US and EU has something to do with this. These fucking Human Right Watch, Amnesty international and CHR are behind the destabilization. They are protecting criminals and drug lords instead of innocent people. Bunch of hypocrites. Why not investigate Syria bombing, Yemen etc for killing hundred thousands of civilians.

    In “War on Drugs”, drug addicts were given chance to surrender, to be rehab for free, to be trained work skills and to become a productive citizen and family member. It is there choice, whether they will accept it, or fight to there death. They had been killing countless of innocent victims anyway for no reasons, raping and killing our women, and killing innocents for money to sustain there dependency in drugs.

  • let bicol do her own country,let luzon their own country,those linilink are worst than terrorist,feeding false info to the international community.visayas and mindanao,we will developed our own.let you stay in your own country,philippines will be no more and time will tell the history of your own.

  • There is also news that the ICC might “intervene” if the impeachment fails. The ICC can’t even take a glance at the indiscriminate bombings by American warplanes in Syria, not even at NATO’s blatant violation international law by illegally putting their military into Syria. This is very well the biggest issue the world faces now that the mainstream media is turning a blind eye on, and this has the potential to start ww3 if the countries and its allies enter an armed conflict – but ICC seems more interested in shit they can’t prove just for someone’s geopolitical interest. Nobody has any real proof that the administration is behind the EJKs, and if we become a banana republic again truth and regret will come in the end. If this woman becomes president our fate is sealed.

  • Nakakagigil na nakaka inis…. pero dont lose hope people… we are filipinos… we are stubborn and we know what we want… enough of bullshit… support and protect the president!

  • These evil people they want to destabilize every country if the leader doesnt want to bow down their foreign policy most of the leaders today has been mind controlled by these people long time ago

  • EU we Filipinos see the change for the better is beginning in our country. Give the Filipinos a chance to achieve a a drug free, corrupt free and a peaceful Philippines. Our ancestors fought so hard to have this freedom so as not be dictated by foreigners so leave us alone.

  • Power grabbers, especially the Fil-Am group based in New York, are insulting us, disrespecting us, robbing us of our rights by manipulating us. They think they can twist us by the snap of their finger. For them, we don’t have the right to choose our leader. IMPEACH ROBREDO…NOW! Huwag ng patagalin. Give them a dose of their own medicine! NOW!

  • Yan ang hirap sa inyo mga eu un icc icj hrw. Wag nyo hawakan sa liig ang mga pilipino. Hawak nyo lng mga yellowtards hnd kmi mga maralitang pilipino. Tumotulong nga kayo sa pilipinas hnd nman umangat ang pamumuhay ng maraming pilipino. Maslalo p kmi nalugmok dhil ang tulong nyo pahirap sa amin dhil hnd kming mga pilipino ang nakikinabang!! Bastardo!!

  • I had goosebumps after reading this piece…..let us brace ourselves. Come what may let us defend our motherland from these monstrous yellows. But first let us kneel down that we may have power from Above! For if God is with us, who can be against us? We are fighting not only of flesh but of spirits of greed. May God continue to bless and protect our country!

  • These people have their own agenda and when they lost last elections they are determined to destroy the image of Pres. Digong and kick him out of office. If they cannot have the power no one deserves to have it and they will let the Filipino people suffer again in poverty and illiteracy, an inferior quality in international community,always like beggars to the priviledged few. We cannot move forward and progress as a nation. Look what had they done to ex Pres. G. Arroyo,SJ Corona, and others. They will destroy anybody who will cross their paths that will impede their political and business empire.We voted for Pres. Digong and only people can judge and remove him from the presidency,not Lenny and her gang.

  • YOU will IMPEACH OUR PRESIDENT?! It’s like you just DESTROY OUR COUNTRY!!! YOU will pay for this Leni Robredo you’re a famewhore bitch!!! All you do is to put down our President Duterte so YOU CAN BE THE PRESIDENT!!! Shame on you!!! What you said in your video to the UN was ALL A LIE!!! YOU FUCKING BITCH!!! YOU PUT DOWN THE FILIPINO PEOPLE!!! It’s like you’re saying that FILIPINO PEOPLE was that STUPID!!!! FUCK YOU TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL!!!!! a MESSAGE to EU!!! Try to come here in the Philippines and TELL/ASK the people in PERSON of what do you to happen!!! Let’s see if you can still go back to your home!!! MIND YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS!!! YOU KNOW NOTHING BUT A LIE FROM OUR LOCAL BIASED mainstream MEDIA, NEWSPAPERS, and FAKE VICE PRESIDENT!!!! And guess what?, BONBONG MARCOS won REALLY THE ELECTION for VICE PRESIDENT as RESULT OF RECOUNTED VOTES that’s for sure!!!!

  • leni robredo is a selfish monster think nothing but only her self she is a lunatic hoping to become the president.. dont trust this bitch she is a whore that can destroy our country

  • They saw it during edsa anniversary that the yellow fever was gone so they need to do the other way around looking for supports from international audience but they become victims of thier own crime ..karma ..rip yelllow

  • We are 21million votes of President Duterte supporting War on Drug to eliminates the Adik as the number one victim and became a Criminals when they are unden the impluents of Drugs thats why we 21 million votes of Duterte 1000x % support WAR ON DRUGS . . . .

  • try to impeach Our presedent and u all yelow shit and u will see what people power realy is, why dont ypu hear the voices and the cry of the masses that mostly filipinos love duterte if this bullshit robredo is the voice of the filipino then why is this fake vp dpnt hear us?

  • … i am raging inside for what Leni did… sending her video speech to the EU Parliament tackling human rights issue painted our country black and as a supporter of President Mayor, i consider it outrageous and unacceptable… Leni, as the VP, has lots of explaining to do before the Filipinos.
    … but first thing first, was the video speech actually shown during that EU meeting?… if yes, Leni should be impeached from VP.

  • Magkatulad lang naman lahat ng mga politiko,mula sa pina ka mataas at hanggang baba hindi lahat mapagkakatiwalaan? Puro sinungaling at utak mga pera at kapangyarihan lang ang iniisip.. masmabuti pa na wala nalang sana ang lahat na mga politiko sa bansa para patas ang lahat ng tao.

  • Papayag ba tayo? Hindi na dapat ma uto ang Pilipino. Nakikita natin ang malaki ng nabago. Mahirap ito pero mabilis ang action at malaki na ang epekto sa buhay ng nakararaming Pilipino.

  • STATEMENT OF THE #YOUNGER #SISTER OF SENATOR. #MIRIAMSANTIAGO ::She slammed the local media for exaggerated some issues like the EU Parliament on the drug war and the Benham Rise issue.

    “#LocalMedia is spreading false stories and facts. Some are half-truths. They twist things so people see only 1 side and they hide the rest of the story. I am in the EU. Nothing serious is happening regarding the Philippines as of this posting. How could they care, we are not even a member of the EU and the EU Court is for EU members. #MEDIA IS #SPREADING #DISINFORMATION.