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LEGISLATORS QUESTION PRES. DUTERTE'S REVOLUTIONARY GOV'T THREAT



President Rodrigo Duterte's motive behind his threat to declare a revolutionary government should alleged destabilization plots against his administration continue was questioned by some legislators.

Opposition Senators Bam Aquino, Francis Pangilinan, and Risa Hontiveros, in a statement said, this could just be a cover for the creation of another dictatorship.

They added that the declaration of a revolutionary government could violate the Philippine constitution.

Earlier, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has already bared that destabilization claims were based on intelligence reports and information from so called reliable sources.

On Sunday, opposition lawmaker Akbayan party-list Representative Tom Villarin has condemned the chief executive's threat to declare a revolutionary government calling it martial law in disguise.

In a statement, Villarin said this has no constitutional basis and is primarily foisted based on imagined fears of a destabilization plot on his regime.

Meantime, Villarin refuted Mayor Sara Duterte's claim that the administration's information about the supposed destabilization plots came from inside the offices of the people identified with the opposition.

He assured that the political opposition is not involved in destabilization plots, if there are any.