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EMPLOYERS CONFEDERATION BACKS PROPOSED REVOLUTIONARY GOV'T



The policy that has been widely criticized by some was welcomed with open arms by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP).

Last week, President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to declare a revolutionary government in case destabilization against him starts and continue to bring the nation into chaos.

This declaration drew ire to some groups and individuals. For Tindig Pilipinas, the move only proves that the President is already feeling setbacks as he slided in recent surveys.

For former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, this threat of imposing a revolutionary government is the single most destabilizing act that can be committed which is the same as to murdering the constitution.

But the association of employers in the Philippines had a different take on this issue. According to ECOP President Donald Dee, destabilization only comes from those who only want to bring chaos to the government.

The group of employers also lashed out at President's top detractors including Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who earlier called for President Duterte and his family's signing of bank secrecy waivers.

Earlier, President Duterte labeled “Yellows” and “Reds” as the most active alleged destabilizers of the Philippine government.

Meantime for his part, Sen Bam Aquino said government officials should stop spreading news about destabilization as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) already declared it has monitored no moves to unseat the chief executive.