Sights & Sounds

Jose Maria Sison on Duterte’s federalism

If Duterte doesn’t get what he wants with federalism and charter change, he would proclaim a state of emergency and martial law and make the CPP-NPA as scapegoats. That’s why he needs to sabotage the peace negotiations. With martial law, cha-cha would be easy to railroad. And with cha-cha, repressive rule, economic plunder and unbridled corruption, like during Marcos’ dictatorship, would be the norm for his family, corrupt officials, big business, and the Marcoses. […]