Mar and Grace must speak out

02 January 2017

… The two won a combined vote of 18.6 million compared to President Duterte’s 15.9 million (Santiago and Binay earned a paltry 6.7 million votes combined).

If Poe and Roxas speak out, Duterte may taunt them as losers. If he does, that’s all right, that’s his style. But having had a combined vote larger than Duterte’s, they’re in a position to call out the government to rein in the police.

We all – government supporters and dissenters – must work together to make sure the nation’s direction is righted before things deteriorate and all will be lost. We cannot afford to have another Marcosian nightmare that we had from 1965 to 1986.

This is not a call to arms, a coup d’etat, or another People Power uprising. Rather, this is a call for enlightenment, for discernment, for open-mindedness, and for unity.

Leandro DD Coronel

6 Responses to Mar and Grace must speak out

  1. January 3, 2017 at 11:42 am
    ricelander

    The trouble with due process in the war against drugs is the ease by which the process could be undermined. With a gun on one hand and a bag full of cash on the other, how? who among us could really resist this combination of terror and temptation. When made to choose between a bag of riches and the life of the people you love, pray tell which choice will it be.

    • January 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      terror & temptation, quite a combo. especially for the victimized poor.

      • January 6, 2017 at 9:15 am
        ricelander

        Yes of course, the trouble with EJK is, who the hell gave you the authority to determine who’s guilty or not, and who should die or not.

  2. January 3, 2017 at 5:04 pm
    Batang Genyong_Alah Eh

    A combined votes of 18.6 million for Mar & Grace does not mean a vote against the administration of Duterte. What is more politically correct and democratic is the social media survey which shows a favorable rating of more than 80% in the latest results. Lets not be in hurry to judge a short period of war where you match evil for evil, violence for violence and a justice system which is prostituted for the highest bidder and corrupted by narco-politics

  3. January 4, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    MANOLO QUEZON: …a series of “Nos”: to the death penalty; to lowering the age of criminal liability; to an ill-defined because ill-thought-out war on drugs; to constitutional change so broadly defined as to be undebatable because empty of detail.

    But it is not enough to oppose. One must propose. And we are hearing hardly any alternatives. That’s the challenge. http://opinion.inquirer.net/100546/to-oppose-and-propose

  4. January 17, 2017 at 11:51 pm
    boom buencamino

    Mar has spoken out He has even attended protest rallies

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