05 Feb VP Binay to replace PNoy? Lord have mercy.
JUAN SAYS: It is a question that seems to be floating in the heads of people today. Thankfully, everybody seems to be thinking. Have we not learned our lesson in all of the EDSA uprisings? Not because we are displeased, or dismayed, or disappointed or disillusioned (or all of the above) with the current administration do we take it to the streets, no matter how peaceful, and ask them to step down from office and replace them, well, with someone else who will do worse. May this be a constant reminder to all of us come 2016. We can’t vote for a perceived ‘incompetent’ president (no matter how many celebrities sing and dance during their sorties; and please enough of his annoying sister already) then elect an alleged ‘corrupt’ vice president (just because we think that their city is the best. Kayo na ang may yellow card at birthday cake for the senior citizens), because when the shit hits the fan, then the shit will hit the fan and whack us across the face. Lord have mercy.
Here are the arguments presented by those asking the President to step down:
“I ask that he step down because he is an incompetent president. He is not competent enough to run the affairs of the government. This particular incident, the massacre in Mamasapano, calls for something like that. He should step down for another president who can do better,” says Zamboanga Archbishop Romulo dela Cruz in an interview with Inquirer.
The archbishop added that the Aquino administration has yet to live by its slogan against corruption. (Read full story here).
‘Dagdag sa Mamasapano na operations-wise, kasalanan ni President Aquino kung bakit nasunog sa kamatayan ang miyembro ng SAF. Siya may pananagutan dito…ang latest, nanawagan mga Obispo [na mag-resign],” says Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
Gabriela party-list Rep. Luz Ilagan, said, “Aquino is really a disaster president – Yolanda, Zamboanga – these are manifestations ng incompetence. Ngayon nangyari naman sa Mamasapano. That’s another disaster. Will we wait for another disaster? Dapat bumaba na siya. He should be held accountable for the latest disaster and we join other voices that call for his resignation.”
Alliance of Concerned Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio said, “Nasa kamay ni Pangulong Aquino ang dugo ng lahat ng namatay sa Mamasapano. Nariyan ang DAP, EDCA, Mamasapano. Pangulong Aquino mag-resign ka na,”
Gabriela party-list Rep. Emmy de Jesus said, “Ang tinig ng kababaihan lalo na sa marginalized sector sawang-sawa na sa pangulo.”
Anakapwis Rep. Fernando Hicap said, “Malinaw ang magsasaka biktima ng DAP ni Aquino at Butch Abad.”
Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate said, “ang hirap ng presidenteng walang pagtingin sa ordinaryong mamayan, presidenteng who cannot empathize with ordinary policemen, farmers, laborers. Ang ginawa niya sa Mamasapano, pinadala niya sa suicide mission yung mga pulis. Ang layo pa sa semana santa nagponsyo pilato na.”
Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon said, “kailangan magkaroon ng truth commission, hustisya para sa namatayan.”
(Read full story here)
Replacing Aquino with Binay:
‘It’s like jumping from the frying pan into the fire’
Replacing President Aquino with Vice President Jejomar Binay is like “jumping from the frying pan into the fire because Binay is widely distrusted as corrupt,” said a lawmaker allied with Aquino.
“The President may have made a bad decision but it was not impeachable behavior,” said Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello.
(Read full story here)