Revolutionary gov't? Duterte can't, won't do it - Lacson

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Posted at Oct 17 2017 01:17 PM

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MANILA - Senator Panfilo Lacson believes President Rodrigo Duterte will not push through with his threat to set up a revolutionary government in order to quell alleged efforts to destabilize his administration.

"By now, I’ve grown accustomed to impulsive comments and reactions from the President. He knows in his heart of hearts that he won’t do it and he cannot do it, forming a revolutionary government," he told ANC's Headstart.

"Reacting negatively or otherwise to such impulsive comments I think is just a waste of time," he said.

Duterte has said he will set up a revolutionary government and declare all positions in government vacant amid alleged destabilization efforts by his enemies, including communist rebels, the rich, and even the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

The President said declaring martial law nationwide would not be an option for him under this scenario since martial law would need the approval of Congress.

But for Lacson, such words from the Chief Executive need not be taken seriously.

"When he said he gave the European ambassadors 24 hours to leave, even the European Union ambassadors did not believe him, they took it lightly. Lalo tayo, tayo pa yung maniwala?" he said.