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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Duterte will squeeze the balls of senate & congress using the FOI & get what he wants ~SHARE~

Before going any further, let me point out that I am just speculating and if any part of my theory becomes true then it is all a product of deduction and reasoning.

Duterte does not have to proclaim 'Martial Law' to control congress,  
all he has to do is dangle the possibility of issuing an Executive Order on Freedom of Information (FOI) to congress and threaten them to let the "Media and everybody" else to dig deep into their records."

That threat will be enough to let the congressmen and senators panic and sit like puppies when the master says sit!.  As the saying goes, "everyone has a secret".

To show the senate and congress the power of the FOI executive order; Duterte will use the executive department as the example. Imagine the havoc it will cause when the hocus-pocus of the DOTC, DILG, DBM, etc. will be exposed and shown to the "Media and everybody" where anyone can dig deep into their records."

When he is done making an example of the executive department, Duterte will simply ask the senate and the congress if they want to be next. I can imagine them shaking their heads like cartoon characters saying 'nope.... nope... nope..'

I hope Duterte will really use the FOI.

Below is a story about the FOI by

Duterte vows to issue executive order on FOI on Day One 
Published May 11, 2016 4:47pm

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has promised to issue an executive order on the implementation of the proposed Freedom of Information Bill on Day One of his administration, Tina Panganiban-Perez's report on Balitanghali showed.

"Kung ayaw ng Congress, I will start with this progressively. Para walang satsat, walang yakyak, Day One, Freedom of Information, I will impose it on my department, the executive department," Duterte told reporters in an interview.

"Unahan ko na. I will issue an executive order. Hindi na kailangan ng batas.... Media and everybody else is welcome to dig deep into the papers," he added.

A campaign promise of President Benigno Aquino III in 2010, the FOI failed to pass both the 15th and 16th Congresses during his administration.

The transparency measure makes available the details of government transactions, officials' statements of assets, liabilities and net worth, and other official documents to the media and the public, subject to certain conditions such as national security concerns.

Duterte's camp has revealed the members of the presumptive president-elect's transition panel that would coordinate with counterparts assigned by Aquino III.
  • According to Peter LaviƱa, the team includes himself and the following:
  • campaign manager Leoncio Evasco;
  • assistant campaign  manager and head executive assistant Christopher "Bong" Go;
  • campaign finance committee head Carlos G. Dominguez;
  • and lawyers Salvador Medialdea and Loreto Ata.
The team will coordinate with the Aquino administration for the smooth transition of government.
With seven weeks left in his administration, Aquino has reached out to the Duterte camp to begin talks on the transition process.

In a statement relayed to reporters by Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., Aquino said: “I talked to [Duterte's executive assistant] Bong Go yesterday to relay to Mayor Duterte that an Administrative Order (AO) is being drafted designating the Executive Secretary (Paquito "Jojo" Ochoa) as head of the transition team.”
“I further offered that the Cabinet stands ready to brief his team on any and all of their concerns. Lastly, we are committed to effecting the smoothest transition possible,” Aquino said.

Duterte has consistently led the presidential race with at least six million votes ahead of second-placer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, the administration standard bearer. Roxas has since conceded defeat to Duterte. —NB, GMA News