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Former Presidential Assistant contemplates on RevGov to disappoint LP’s only chance to oust Duterte




Liberal Party Philippines, Mayor Sara Duterte and Atty. Glenn Chong, composite photos from CNN Philippines, Facebook and ThinkingPinoy
Former Presidential Assistant for Economic Affairs Jose Alejandrino scrutinizes Liberal Party’s (LP) initial ‘game plan’ (Phase 1) to topple the Duterte government just as he ‘thought may have happened’ all at the opposition’s advantage citing destabilization efforts to have Robredo supersede leadership and anything that could obstruct the CHANGE to buy time until President Rodrigo Duterte’s term is over.

With Atty. Glenn Chong’s recent expose at the Senate hearing involving the controversial 2016 electoral fraud, Alejandrino said that LP is now moving on to the next phase (Phase II) being the last attempt to ‘ditch’ President Duterte out of power. He said that LP ‘are obviously upset’ by Glenn Chong’s expose by utilizing mainstream media such as rappler.com to downplay a supposed ‘national issue’. It could have not been more surprising, as Chong described ‘because of so many paid hacks in media without naming them.’


Alejandrino claimed to have supported Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte – Carpio’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) through her Chief of Staff, Atty. Jayr Nadela, which is now ready to create alliances with other local political parties with the aim to “help each other”.  Initially not meant to ‘go on a national level’, Davao Chief said, "We just wanted to create a strong Region XI. We did not foresee this growing interest of other politicians from other regions."
Atty Glenn Chong, photo from  biliranisland.com

“It will be a difficult decision to go national and I am not ready to decide on it right now. Even the other officers are not keen on deciding on this. But we are set to create alliances with other groups to help each other,” the President’s daughter said.

REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT - This is one of the alternatives, Alejandrino said, instead of increasing and sustaining Duterte’s popularity as many Liberal Party members switched to PDP – Laban to take control. He also said that “the HNP had to be organized differently because people were tired of tradpols who only looked after their own interest”. When properly organized and strategized, HNP would possibly be Sarah Duterte’s one – way ticket to bagging the Presidential honor in the next election.
Davao Mayor Sara Duterte, photo from Inquirer News
This is Alejandrino's entire Facebook post:

“THE OPPOSITION GAMEPLAN

“by Jose Alejandrino

“After the May 2016 elections which I said were fraudulent, I wrote about the LP gameplan. I said it would aim at destabilizing Duterte in the hope of toppling and replacing him with Robredo. I said it would use the Senate platform to conduct hearings like De Lima's committee to gain foreign attention. I said it would try to destroy the DDS, Duterte's main shield, to capture social media. I said it would continue to obstruct change to buy time until Duterte's term is over. All that I had predicted would happen did happen.

“I also offered two solutions. One was for Duterte to have achievements to increase and sustain his popularity. The other was for the people to give him rev powers. Again, I was right. The Opposition was marginalized. Many liberals switched to the PDP-Laban to control it. That is why I supported Inday Sara's decision to organize a separate political party which I had broached to her chief of staff Atty. Jayr Nadela when we had breakfast in Davao. I also posted this would give the president an option in order to avoid having to rely solely on the PDP. The HNP was needed as a mass base of the people to consolidate Duterte's supporters. I said the president could not rely on politicians who blow where the wind blows but on the people. It is also why I advised Inday Sara on my timeline to be wary of bringing tradpols into the HNP. Making tactical alliances with them was alright but the HNP had to be organized differently because people were tired of tradpols who only looked after their own interest. Organized and strategized properly, I said, HNP would be her ticket to winning the presidency.

“I now see the Opposition moving to the next phase of its gameplan. Here is how I see its Phase II.

“The liberals are obviously upset by Glenn Chong's expose at the Senate hearing of how massive cheating was conducted at the May 2016 elections. So were Comelec and Smartmatic officials. Thus during the hearing, Robredo's lawyer was seen slipping a piece of paper into Drilon's hands. Drilon asked Chong what was his relationship to BBM. Chong denied any relationship. Mainstream media downplayed Chong's expose and Rappler has again come out about Chong and Marcos. Imagine a national issue like electoral fraud which concerns all voters being downplayed. Not surprising, Chong said, because of so many paid hacks in media without naming them.

“The Chong expose of electoral fraud naturally worries the LP because it affects their mother hen Robredo. The liberals are aware Trump supports Duterte. They are hoping when Trump's term ends in 2021 the Democrats, the traditional allies of liberals, will regain the White House. Loida Lewis, the main backer of Robredo, is a major financial contributor to the Democratic Party. With the Democrats back in power, the LP hopes the Americans will help quietly to topple Duterte and thwart Inday Sara's chances of winning the presidency. This is why the LP needs badly to keep Robredo's flame alive as VP, a flame that risks being extinguished by the Chong expose of massive electoral fraud. Thus the need to slander and destroy the credibility of Glenn Chong.

“The LP also needs to keep the structure they put in place intact. The Comelec full of liberal appointees is anti-BBM. LP hackers remain on standby. Smartmatic is fully behind the present Comelec. Malloch Brown was a former Cory adviser and a friend of Noynoy. Any move by Duterte to clean Comelec would not be beneficial to the LP. It is in this light that we have to view Bam Aquino's public pronouncement he hopes the 2019 mid-term elections will be "clean and credible." It was really meant as a firing shot at Duterte to warn him not to mess with Comelec. If Duterte cleans Comelec and appoints new officials, and if LP candidates lose in 2019, what Bam is really saying is Duterte's new Comelec cheated them.

“Phase II of the Opposition gameplan will be a last-ditch attempt to ditch Duterte. It rests on one assumption, that of Democrats in US recapturing the White House. Should, God forbid, this happen, then we are in a different ballgame. This is why I urge Inday's HNP to get its act together and consolidate its mass base. The balimbings will switch back to the LP. At the end of the day, Duterte will only be able to count on the people.

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