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Thursday, July 26, 2018



The reason behind the ouster of Former House Speaker Alvarez from a netizen's view



Jomar Thomas was watching President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address and saw former House Speaker and Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez be replaced by former President and Pampanga representative, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President Rodrigo Duterte and ouse Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez / Photo credit to the owner

Thomas was quick to point out that it was the first time in history that a bill be set to be signed the same day as the SONA. He adds that this was what they called stunt or "pasabog."

"first time in history na may SONA at may pirmahan ng batas. ang tawag nga nila dito ay "pasabog" daw sa araw ng SONA," he said.

He also calls out Alvarez, whom he accuses knew about the plan for him to be ousted as Speaker of the House, yet claims that he did not do anything about it. Thomas says that Alvarez should have made sure that before he adjourned the session, the Bangsamoro Basic Law should have been agreed upon and signed by President Duterte.
Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and ouse Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez / Photo from ABS-CBN

This was the reason why Arroyo’s move to have herself be nominated and approved for as Speaker of the House was easily brought to reality, says Thomas. 

He says that even with the chaos that assumed the nomination of Arroyo, and the cutting off of microphones since the House was no longer in session, Arroyo was still able to rise into power. 

Thomas calls this a soft coup d’etat. He adds that people can change what they call it, it will still be the same. It was still an illegal move to rise to power.

Thomas says that with all these, it is still the Filipino people that will suffer. He adds that the representatives are clearly only looking out for themselves. They are selfish, says Thomas and they only care about the elite, and not the ordinary Filipino.

"sila ay makasarili. may kanya kanyang interest at hangarin at hindi ka - ikaw na pangakaraniwang pinoy, kasama dun. naloloko ka na kung iniisip mong kasama kang inisip nila bago sila nag-giriian sa agawan ng pwesto," Thomas said.

The congress that is supposed to ensure that the people they represent always comes first, is now only representing the elite.

Read his full post here:

"ayun pala...

1)ang bangsamoro organic law (BOL) ay naka-kamada para ipresenta ni manoy Digs sa araw ng SONA. first time in history na may SONA at may pirmahan ng batas. ang tawag nga nila dito ay "pasabog" daw sa araw ng SONA

2)pero itong speaker Alvarez ay natutunugan niyang sisipain na siya ng kampo ni Arroyo, ano ginawa niya? imbes na sinikap na maisabatas ang BOL ay tinapos ang sesyon (adjourn) at hindi naabot ang target na oras / araw kaya walang pipirmahang BOL si manoy Digs

3)bakit ginawa ito ni Alvarez? eh kasi naman kapit-tuko din itong si Pantaleon at gusto niya na sa araw ng SONA ni Duterte ay siya ang nakaupo dun sa silya ng speaker of the house. di niya ma-imagine na pipirmahan ang BOL at ang sisikat sa araw na iyon ay si Gloria besides Digong

4)pero gumalaw na rin si aling gloria sa tulong ng kanyang mga kabakas (Sarah D.) at nailuklok na siya bilang speaker kahit walang micropono, very irregular (adjourned na ang session) at impormal. isa itong soft kudeta. kahit palitan ang name (re-election, ouster) ng event ay soft kudeta ito in spirit.
Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and ouse Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez / Photo from ABS-CBN

Q: sino ang tunay na talo dito?

A: una, taongbayan, dahil puro makasarili ang mga nag-aagawan sa pwesto sa congresso. ikalawa, si manoy Digs. nasapawan ang kangyang SONA.

Q:anu ang makikita natin sa ating mga "representatives" kuno?

A: sila ay makasarili. may kanya kanyang interest at hangarin at hindi ka - ikaw na pangakaraniwang pinoy, kasama dun. naloloko ka na kung iniisip mong kasama kang inisip nila bago sila nag-giriian sa agawan ng pwesto.

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di kaba nagtatanong sa sarili mo? na ang congresso kung saan dapat sila ay 'representatives' ng mga pinoy na 21.6% ang sagad ang kahirapan (below poverty line) , ay pinamumunuan at nirerepresnta kuno ng mga multi milyonaryo at bilyonaryo.

suhestion: tibagin, buwagin ang congresso ng mga buwaya kagaya ng naunang pahayag nuon ni Manoy digs. palitan ito ng tunay na peoples congress."