300 assemble in Clark to support Duterte-led ‘revolutionary government’
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Around 300 people, including supporters who participated online, assembled at the Clark Freeport on Saturday to support a “revolutionary government” to be led by President Rodrigo Duterte until the end of his term in 2022.
The assembly of the People’s National Coalition for Revolutionary Government and Charter Change was held on the same day members of the Katipunan tore up their cedula to signal the start of the 1896 Revolution against the Spanish colonial government, according to lawyer Arlene Buan, national spokesperson of the Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte-National Executive Coordinating Committee (MRRD-NECC) that organized the event.
The movement was launched at the Barasoain Church in the Bulacan city of Malolos on July 25.
In a letter to Police Director Gen. Archie Gamboa, Buan said MRRD-NECC has “evolved into an aggrupation of civil society, non-government, political, patriotic organizations and freedom loving citizens all over the country.”
Buan and MRRD-NECC national coordinator Bobby Brillante informed Gamboa that the coalition was scheduled for a “long march to Malacanang for a people’s declaration of a revolutionary government.”
The coalition wants President Duterte to “head the said revolutionary government under a revolutionary constitution to last until Dec. 31, 2021, after which elections shall be held under the newly amended constitution… in a federal form of government,” the letter says.
Duterte will end his term in 2022. The next presidential elections are scheduled for May 9 of that year. TONETTE OREJAS
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