In a Facebook post, Atty. Bruce Rivera expressed his outrage after knowing that Senator Leila de Lima’s arrest in the senate was blocked by Sen. Pimentel.
In an anger, Atty. Rivera recalled the Napoles case wherein Pnoy refused to accept Napoles testimony because it implicates several allies, including senators and congressmen that she will cause a constitutional crisis. And de Lima agreed with Pnoy says Atty. Rivera.
He said what de Lima is doing right now is putting the executive and legislative in a collision course towards a constitutional crisis which she and Pnoy tried to avoid during the Napoles scandal.
Rivera is not happy with Sen. Pimentel either for his stand on barring the arresting officers from carrying their duty in the senate.
In light of this, Rivera couldn’t help but ask if the Constitution is still working for the best interest of the ordinary people, not only for the high and mighty.
In the end, Rivera wants an overhaul of the system even if it requires declaring a revolutionary government led by Duterte.
Read the full text below.
WE DO NOT JUST NEED CHANGE. WE NEED AN OVERHAUL
I was struggling with my health yesterday so I decided to sleep and not attend invitations. My medications made me sleep the whole day and when I woke up this morning, I was shocked to hear that de Lima hid herself in the Senate and Pimentel would not allow her to be arrested in the Senate, perhaps, out of respect for the august body.
At ditopo kumukulo ang dugo ko sainis.
I quite distinctly remember PNoy saying that it is quite impossible to accept the Napoles testimony because by implicating a lot of Senators, more than majority and so many Congressman, she will cause a constitutional crisis. And de Lima agreed with it.
Pero, what she is doing right now is precisely the same thing. She is placing the legislative in a direct collision course with the executive and worst, she will now force the judiciary to take a stand and decide. Of course, the decision of the SC will cause uproar no matter may it be for de Lima or for the government.
And I do not know where Koko Pimentel is coming from. Why protect de Lima? She may be a Senator but respect for the Republic, persecuted or not, should come before respect for the Senate. After all, the warrant has the presumption of regularity. And a Senator in the eyes of ther law is no higher than an ordinary citizen.
Are our systems that inutile that it protects the high and mighty as the expense of the people who wants justice. More importantly, is this Constitution still working for our best interest?
The election of Duterte was a constitutional revolution. It was a message of protest to the status quo. However, if the constitutional revolution is not enough because the same constitution is used by the very same people we have been protesting against to perpetuate their hold to power, use their positions to frustrate the ends of justice then perhaps we should have a revolution in the real of the word. A change in their whole system. An overhaul.
A REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT BY DUTERTE IS WHAT WE NEED.
Do you agree with Atty. Rivera’s views?