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Ping sees RevGov not happening anytime soon; Hindi nasusulat sa Konstitusyon

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Amid the debates about the prospective declaration of a revolutionary government, Sen. Panfilo Lacson does not see it happening anytime soon.

Lacson said Saturday that while President Rodrigo Duterte had said he would not declare a revolutionary government, others after him may not be inclined to do so either.

“Sa tingin ko hindi naman gagawin ng pangulo yan o maski sinong pangulo sa ngayon. Kasi wala tayong pinanggalingang revolution. Di tulad kay Cory (Aquino), may puwang magkaroon ng revolutipnary government kasi nanggaling sa revolution, People Power. Pero ngayon of course pwede sabihin ano kasi basehan, wala tayong pinaguusapan na basehan kasi walang provision sa Constitution na may revolutionary government. So talagang pwersahan ito,” he said in an interview on DWIZ radio.

He noted a revolutionary government could bring several complications as it would completely disregard the 1987 Constitution.

The 1987 Constitution would be the first likely casualty of such a revolutionary government, he added.

“Pag revolutionary government itatapon sa bintana ang Saligang Batas. Hindi pwede i-base sa ating Constitution. Ang unang gagawin pagdeklara ng revolutionary government itatapon mo sa labas ng bintana ang Constitution, balewala na yan, susunugin mo na yan para makapagtayo ng revolutionary government,” he said.

Lacson also pointed out even if a leader had the support of the armed forces to declare a revolutionary government, he or she has to deal with a blank slate in government as all positions except for the president would be deemed vacant.

Worse, he said the leader in a revolutionary government may also risk leaving behind a bad name and legacy.

“Halimbawa na-establish mo nga pero tumagal ka (ng ilang) taon. Tapos na natapos ang revolutionary government yan ang balik sa yo ang consequence. You will go down in history na masama ang pangalan mong maiwanan,” he said.