Malacanang has received from the supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte the proposal to shift to a revolutionary government.
The group claims to have the backing of over 17 million people who are advocating the shift to federalism through a revolutionary government, as contained by a formal declaration sent to Duterte by the People’s National Coalition (PNC) for Revolutionary Government Towards Federalism.
While Duterte has opposed calls to declare a revolutionary government, PNC Secretary General Abner Malabanan said his group believed that Filipinos can invoke their “sovereign will” to push Duterte to establish a revolutionary government.
“The Filipino people have spoken. It’s the expression of popular sovereignty, and of our freedom of expression,” he told a national daily.
“We are optimistic that the President will support it because he is the only leader who is willing to share his power,” he said.
The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a draft federal charter on December 2018 that the Senate rejected.
PNC claims to have 12.4 million member, claiming millions of signatories “expressed support for the installation of a revolutionary government towards federalism.”
“After conducting public fora in almost all the provinces and cities nationwide, and after conducting consultation with certain segments of the military as well as the police establishment, [the group] today Feb. 22, 2021 declared and installed a revolutionary government with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the helm, leader and President of the revolutionary government,” it added. SOVEREIGNPH