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A Kinder and More Gentle Martial Law

May 30 | By David_Roxas | Views: 487 | Comments: 22

It's been a whole week since Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao. 

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/05/23/1703088/duterte-declares-martial-law-mindanao


So how's it working out?  Let's take a look at a few of the highlights.


Someone has to take charge of the whole affair so Duterte appointed AFP Chief Eduardo Año to be in charge of martial law.

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/24/17/ao-named-martial-law-administrator

This is the same guy who completely dismissed the terror threat in Bohol in April despite the AFP tracking the movements of Abu Sayyaf and knowing full well there was a terror threat. Even the US Embassy and PNP Chief Bato recognised the threat. Several soldiers died and the community was needlessly terrorised all because Año refused to recognise the very real and present danger posed by Abu Sayyaf.


Martial law means hard duty for the troops.  24/7 vigilance as they fight the terrorists and keep the people safe.  What better way to rally the troops then to have Duterte himself give a pep talk?


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/philippines-president-rodrigo-duterte-martial-law-rape-soldiers-joke-a7758751.html


So does Duterte want the troops to keep the people safe or does he not care if the troops become the terrorists?


Speaking of terrorists, they are all over the country!  Groups in the north, south, east, and west.  NPA, MILF, MNLF, Abu Sayyaf, and who knows who else.  They could be anywhere and strike at anytime. That's why Duterte just might extend martial law over the entire nation.


http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/05/24/1703192/duterte-martial-law-could-expand-cover-entire-country


The country is sorely divided over martial law.  Some say no.  Some say yes.  Some are already tired of martial law and desire much more drastic measures.



What?  I mean it's only been a week.  Better cool your jets and hold onto your horses because we are just getting started.  It's definitely too early to speak about the end of martial law let alone a revolutionary government.  When will marital law end?  When the PNP and AFP say the threat is over and Duterte rescinds the order.



http://www.rappler.com/nation/171240-philippines-duterte-only-afp-pnp-end-martial-law


What about the Congress and the Supreme Court? The constitution gives them a say in reviewing the necessity of martial law.


http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/05/29/1704646/duterte-wont-listen-congress-sc-martial-law


Well I guess that throws this infographic, which assures the reader that the Congress and Supreme Court are still in operation during martial law and have oversight to approve or revoke the order, right into the garbage bin.





See the comparison between Marcos and today?  Martial law back then was tough and despotic. Today it will be softer and safer with strong constitutional provisions and safeguards in place to prevent autocracy and despotism. It will be a kinder and more gentle martial law.


http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/05/24/1703143/mindanao-martial-law-be-marcos-says-duterte


Well so much for that.  But at least we know Duterte is well informed and has declared martial law because he knows there is a grave threat and he wants to keep the people safe. It was awful that terrorists beheaded a police chief.


http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/05/26/1703813/police-chief-duterte-claimed-was-beheaded-marawi-siege-says-hes-safe


As far as anyone knows martial law will last 60 days.  Maybe longer.  Maybe shorter.  What shenanigans will the next two months bring?  With the onset of the rainy season things are bound to get messy real soon.

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David_Roxas
May 31
The West came to the Philippines and left them a totally alien system of government. It took the West millenniums to go from empire to feudalism to republicanism. Is it any wonder that not only the Philippines but every country that was a former colony of the West cannot handle Western systems of government and have high levels of corruption or revert to despotism and autocracy? See Africa as well.The West came to the Philippines and left them a totally alien system of government. It took the West millenniums to go from empire to feudalism to republicanism. Is it any wonder that not only the Ph...See more
SomeYungGuy
May 31
Have you ever asked any of them who the people are on their money most if not all of them haven't the foggiest of clues. They just don't know. I was like how can you not know the history of your great country that has invented everything including the internal combustion engine and you don't know who these "heros" are on your money that you spend everyday? Nope they don't. At all. I asked the girlfriend's daughter who the people are on the paper bills. Hero's in the Philippines. Yaeah ok and what about it? Who are these people and why are they heros? WTF DID THEY EVEN DO????? WHY DO YOU GO TO SCHOOL IF YOU HAVEN'T LEARNED THE SIMPLEST OF THINGS? How can you laugh and enjoy yourselves and celebrate all this bullshit everyday when you don't know a fucking thing about your country and for some reason me not being from here knows more than you. I wish upon these ingrates the gift of harsh martial law and that so many of them see that they have made the wrong choice and that it's too late because no Filipino will ever incite a revolution and the Filipino Ann Frank (Jose Rizal) is just a complete joke. The quicker the world decends into chaos the happier I'll be. Like free pay-per-view.Have you ever asked any of them who the people are on their money most if not all of them haven't the foggiest of clues. They just don't know. I was like how can you not know the history of your great...See more
SomeYungGuy
May 31
@David Roxas I was just lurking and I saw you taking the reigns. Didn't want to interrupt your work. Good stuff.
SomeYungGuy
May 31
I don't see how they can't have a system and not fuck it up. We went to a chain restaurant. One from the US at a mall a couple weeks ago and after half eating I'm like I'm not paying for this shit. They even manage to fuck up food from a restaurant where everything has already been figured out for them. It's a franchise. How hard is that. Yet they still cut corners and fuck it up. The government obvious analogy is confusing probably because I'm not from a shitty country where everyone does whatever the fuck they want and loiters on sidewalks and that's fine, where people push shitty carts down the street like pieces of shit, and younger children around 14 ride scooters without helmets with damn near 4 other children with them. What this country needs is an authoritarian government that will enforce laws and where punishment will be severe but just for not following it. This will never happen here. They are making a mockery of what we left behind. We left a system behind but I don't think these people need so much training as they do in call centers. I asked my girlfriend how much training they usually get at the call centers here. She told me 3+ months. I said how about in the US? 1-2 weeks. Oh ok so because we have the government that isn't fucked up we can control ourselves, be efficient, and act like people where the Philippines hires tards who can't speak English, waste the clients time and money, and I got angry whenever I called Amazon or AT&T because I knew I was going to have to talk to a Filipino who would more than likely fuck it up so I had to wait to talk to an American. That quality service. Even if they have their own form of government say barangays they'll fuck it up and make it so it's corrupt and just shit. The barangay doesn't do shit because it can't, because it's useless and needs to be phased out. The money could be spent on more police. In essence you'd be firing more than 5 million people. 250k barangays x at least 20 people working at each barangay. They already can't enforce shit, they are super corrupt (buying votes with a couple pesos and rice, rebuilding roads every couple days just because). Stuff needs to be enforced and I don't think you can make people realize this if the country doesn't start over fresh whether it be like ok so hey everyone shut the fuck up... Ok *clears throat* ok so this is how it's going to be now. These are the rules and you can find a PDF or epub on something.gov ....etc and then everyone has to follow it and if they don't then it's off to the government sanctioned work crew for them. It's like an island of children that have no ruler and we're here like hey where's the guy in charge? There isn't anyone in charge. Department of Education allows the private schools so much autonomy it's literally frightening because even the English teacher spoke incredibly bad English and she teaches English somehow and for some reason she got hired. This is what happens when the people who over the people don't give a shit. Let's just throw the rules up in the air and see where they land. The constant game of uber retarded government that can't govern a small shitty country.I don't see how they can't have a system and not fuck it up. We went to a chain restaurant. One from the US at a mall a couple weeks ago and after half eating I'm like I'm not paying for this shit. Th...See more
SomeYungGuy
May 31
What I get is that they're uncivilized so what they get is an uncivilized govenment and a shitty country that no one knows about unless you go to Pier 1 and you ask where that chair or candle came from and they say "oh the Philippines" and you ask the dumb teenager where the Philippines is located. They respond"idk" because they're texting their BFF Jill". As far as I see the Philippines is a place that could be a good country but when I ask anyone anything here I get the most dumb responses ever. I asked a Grab driver a month ago why does he think that the US is more multicultural than the Philippines and why isn't the Philippines more diverse if it's so cheap (I think we all know the answer to this. Because it's shitty and once people realize that it isn't some dumb travel show then they just leave because they have the opportunity to do so). The driver told me that "there's many islands". Ok well that doesn't work. Anyways the girlfriend laughed and didn't stop laughing for about 5 minutes. I do know that all any Filipino will get mad about is the whole onion skin thing and taking shit personally instead of like hey bro this is how you can fix your fucked up country because if you did this then your country would suck a lot less and I'd like it more and so would you. But they'll never do that. They won't get mad like we do and raise our voices over simple things that we're used to. Most of the somewhat alright people I talk to here in the actual country I tell ten that what they actually need is a revolution where they can just redo everything because that's what the country needs. Not a nice peaceful thing but a dramatic all out go fuck yourselves type of deal where people are pissed off and they're willing to die for a better country and a better way of life for sidewalks, better education, better health care, better enforcement of the laws, actual irrigation, government owned water and power, and internet and cell phone service that doesn't fuck off all the time. People here don't care and are lethargic about almost all problems that don't necessarily inflict anything on them. So if they're single and without children then they don't care about education because it doesn't effect them right now. They can't see how it does effect them, because it does but they once again don't feel like thinking and using their brains because their lazy pieces of shit. If they could think about how these things effect them and it isn't just some non interconnected deal then they'd get more pissed off like we do about things that seem to matter or that do matter but we can't do anything about because we aren't many because we're foreigners and we literally don't matter here.What I get is that they're uncivilized so what they get is an uncivilized govenment and a shitty country that no one knows about unless you go to Pier 1 and you ask where that chair or candle came fro...See more
SomeYungGuy
May 31
Movie is Network (1976).
David_Roxas
May 31
Chelsea Clinton did not like Duterte's rape joke. Duterte did not like Chelsea Clinton's criticism of his rape joke. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...Chelsea-Clinton.htmlChelsea Clinton did not like Duterte's rape joke. Duterte did not like Chelsea Clinton's criticism of his rape joke. See more
SomeYungGuy
Jun 1
Yeah she's not happy with him and he's going to keep trolling her with shitty bait.
CaptainPFB Admin
Jun 1
Great and informative article David.
Balancinghead
Jun 2
They really put their heads in the sand again. Now, a little deeper.

https://memebuster.net/...t5&utm_medium=MB
They really put their heads in the sand again. Now, a little deeper.

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Gma-tv.com simply made up the story and didn’t even make much of an effort to write a more believable fake story.
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