Duterte supporters should unite to support Bongbong to prevent LP's plan B

Friday May 06, 2016 ()

Duterte Marcos

A Rodrigo Duterte and Bongbong Marcos victory means many big names in the Liberal Party (LP) will be charged in court for corruption. Since that will be a nightmare for the LP, party strategists are rethinking their options.

For president, Duterte remains in the lead in the surveys, with Mar Roxas of the LP in third place. For vice president, Bongbong Marcos is ahead of LP's Leni Robredo. Their rivals are expected to gang up on them as the campaign winds up today.

Duterte supporters should unite to support Bongbong to prevent LP

Analysts believe that since the surveys indicate that a Roxas victory is unlikely in a fair election, the LP strategists are considering manipulating the election results to favor Robredo. (This has already happened in OFW absentee voting. Marcos said his camp received reports about losing votes cast for him in Hong Kong, Dubai, Kuwait, Japan, and California. Bongbong mentioned an incident in California where a supporter voted for him, but a different name appeared on his vote receipt.)

Once Robredo is installed as vice president, the analysts said, the LP will orchestrate the ouster of Duterte as president by impeachment (Senator Trillanes has already started this), or through a carefully managed "people power" type of revolution instigated by LP leaders and Duterte's rivals. It is also possible that some overzealous anti-Duterte forces may resort to extreme measures like arranging the "permanent disability" of Duterte.

Again, the LP plan requires the ouster of Duterte so Robredo can succeed him as president.

Under a Robredo presidency, the LP can continue its wicked ways. In the end, therefore, what the Aquino administration cannot realize through Roxas, it will get through Robredo instead. That will be like reelecting President Aquino!

Analysts believe that the only way for the Duterte camp to prevent the LP from implementing its plan is to make sure that Robredo does not win. They postulate that since Bongbong is the strongest obstacle to a Robredo victory, then Duterte supporters, and anti-LP forces for that matter, will have to support Bongbong's candidacy.

Sources: Various


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