HE WAS JOKING. But you know what jokes are in this regime – they’re depravity clothed in chuckles. Panty Alvarez was having a ball. It was his 60th birthday and boy, was he the life of the party. And what a party! The president had come to fête him, as had a thousand other VVIPs.
IT’S BEEN ON his mind since the campaign, and he clearly means to do it. On October 13, a peeved Rodrigo Duterte again threatened to declare a revolutionary government, this time to deal with “destabilizers” once and for all. On his Facebook wall, former solicitor general Florin Hilbay cited the legal definition of a revolutionary government, then qualified it with this caution: “In the
I’VE GOT TO hand it to Gary Alejano and the Magdalo group. They’ve got a lot of chutzpah. Finally, someone had the guts to call out Rodrigo Duterte and do it in a way that satisfies. Despite the contempt spewed upon it by the president’s (yes-)men, this complaint is a legitimate Constitutional move that can’t