Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella announces that work in government offices and classes in public schools and universities are suspended on Sept. 21, the National Day of Protest. However, Abella stresses that it is not a special non-working holiday. Suspensions in private companies and schools are up to the discretion of their respective management. This is the government’s response to Tindig Pilipinas. The group’s aim is to convince people to speak up on pressing issues. Then, denounce the government’s alleged ‘anti-people policies.’ Amidst all these, former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile said that Sept. 21 is the day that Filipinos must be thankful to the late Ferdinand Marcos.
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[VIDEO]: Ayon kay Enrile kung hindi nag deklara si Marcos ng martial law ay malamang isang komunistang bansa.
Not just Liberal Party
The group’s co-convenor, Rep. Gary Alejano of Magdalo Party-list, explained that Tindig Pilipinas was not organized by the Liberal Party. Even if there were Senators who are members of the Senate Minority and former cabinet officials of the previous administrations in the movement.
National Day of Protest
The “National Day of Protest” is for people to exercise their constitutional rights to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly and to seek redress for their grievances against the government, past or present,” Abella said. This is how democracy should be.
Away from Law Enforcers
He said law enforcers are directed to stay away from mass actions and to exercise maximum restraint. Unless their intervention is necessary to maintain public order. Select government agencies will also be on standby to provide emergency assistance near protest sites. The President’s major concern is the people’s safety just like Marcos’ thoughts during the EDSA revolt.
President Du30’s mouth might be as bad as his detractors but at least, he has the late Ferdinand Marcos’ respect for the real democracy. Despite the LP propaganda of his alleged tyranny, former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile lives to this date to testify the late President Marcos’ brilliance. In all his decisions for the country, he was always lawful as supported by lawmakers. Therefore, Sept. 21 can be remembered as the day he saved the country from communism.