Liberal Party and its tyranny
Aquino, Abad and
Rep. Evardone bastardizing democracy, labor group says
By Bukluran ng Manggawang
July 4, 2014
QUEZON CITY – Amidst
the snowballing calls for resignation and accountability from all
sectors of society, the top-brass of the ruling party, the Liberal
Party (LP) has not budged a bit and continued to assert their defenses
for their involvement in the design and usage of unspent funds or the
Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
Workers group Bukluran ng
Manggawang Pilipino (BMP) claimed that the officials’ refusal to
acknowledge and abide by the unanimous Supreme Court decision and
consciously organizing the suppression of any impeachment moves in the
Batasan Pambansa is the death “democracy” and the constitutional
“Noynoy Aquino, Butch Abad
and even Representative Ben Evardone (Eastern Samar) are not only
bastardizing the very concept of democracy and fundamental principles
of good government but are murdering democracy in front of our very
eyes,” said Gie Relova of the BMP.
He added that, “The
suppression of a constitutionally-warranted impeachment process
obscures every single letter of the Constitution; it stifles the
fervor of an abused nation to seek justice for the billions of pesos
in taxes quenched from their brow of every decent Filipino.”
Since the Supreme Court
declared part of the DAP unconstitutional, Malacanang has been
claiming that they have done nothing wrong. Meanwhile, its allies in
Congress led by Evardone have been busy issuing statements that they
vow to block any and all efforts to impeach Aquino.
“If they, Aquino and his
technocratic bureaucrats such as Abad and Cesar Purisima pledge
innocence and uprightness, what do they have to fear in an impeachment
court? That is what democracy is all about,” asserted Relova.
The group is seeking
accountability and prosecution of all those involved in the blatant
violation of the Constitutional provision limiting executive powers
whether technocrat or elected official.
The labor leader also noted
that the Aquino and his LP partymates are emulating then President
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s tactics in controlling its “co equal” branch
of government, in an effort to block impeachment processes against her
in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
“It’s now a battle between
the peoples’ resolve and thirst for justice versus the tyranny of
numbers of the Liberal Party, the true enemies of democracy,” Relova
Relova warned that, “The
cumulative pent up anger of the Filipino nation in its search for
justice and accountability against corrupt Presidents coupled with low
wages, contractualization of labor, high prices and abandonment of
social services shall eventually explode like a massive social volcano
reaching unprecedented political heights”.
Despite the ruling party’s
insistence of committing no wrongdoing, Relova says that, “Justice
will not be served in a silver platter and the axe must be wielded
firmly by an aggrieved and desolate people, led by the deprived
“Let the axe fall where it
should,” he concluded.