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IBP-PPLM

 

REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT? The Integrated Bar of the Philippines is duty-bound to uphold the Constitution, safeguard the rights and freedoms guaranteed therein, and promote the policies, principles, and processes prescribed by it. A revolutionary government is repugnant to constitutionalism. It should be discouraged and denounced, as we do now. There is no legal, factual, practical or moral basis for a revolutionary government under the present circumstances. The persistent and growing ills afflicting our country are better addressed by honest, efficient, transparent, accountable, and democratic governance under the rule of law rather than by questionable shortcuts or adventurism that exacerbate rather than solve the problems. The call for a revolutionary government may at best be excused as a constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression, but it should not be allowed to progress into actions that violate existing laws.

DOMINGO EGON Q. CAYOSA IBP National President