Like it or not, current Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a product of a legitimate election and one conducted within the framework of the 1987 Yellowtard Constitution.
Thus it is really bizarre the way the Yellowtards themselves would call on their constituents to engage in mass action that undermines this very Constitution. They remain confused between what a true democracy is and their preferred notions of chaotic change in leadership.
As James Jimenez, former COMELEC spokesperson and now its Director of Education and Information Department, writes…
The problem with ‘people power’ uprisings, as I see it, is that they circumvent elections; they substitute mass movements for the will of the people as expressed in elections – the consent of the governed.
Yellowtards will always argue that the “people” have the “right” to exercise their will on the streets whenever a leader is perceived as having lost his “people’s” confidence. But Jimenez asserts…
If we are unhappy with government, then we must strive to win back – through elections – the kind of government we can support.
Indeed, as Get Real Post writer Zaxx points out, Filipinos need to grow up. “They need to be weaned off of fantasizing that Ninoy-inspired rebellion/treason is something to be looked up to.”
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