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PRES. DUTERTE TO DECLARE REVOLUTIONARY GOV'T IF 'THINGS GO OUT OF CONTROL'



Even before he was elected as the country's highest official, President Rodrigo Duterte has already mentioned his plan to set up a revolutionary government once he assumed the position.

But in status quo, will it be possible for the chief executive to carry out this form of governance if violent overthrow occurs and he is left with no choice, most especially now that he plans to tag the N-P-A as a terrorist group.

On Saturday, there is a clarification made by the President himself telling the exact circumstance that will enable him to declare revolutionary government.

The president lashed out at media for allegedly chopping his statements and leaving out the condition that would warrant such declaration.

It can be recalled that the President expressed his idea for a revolutionary government where he cited the precedent set by late President Corazon Aquino who briefly exercised revolutionary powers as the supposed quickest route to democracy.

After being the figurehead of the People Power uprising in 1986, the late president issued a proclamation implementing government reforms including the adoption of a provisional charter as she junked the 1973 constitution.