Pangan: A hint to RevGov

At Close Range

ANGELES City Councilor Joseph "PG" Ponce, a long-time ally and staunch supporter of President Duterte is hinting to revive interest towards a revolutionary government.

Councilor Ponce advocates a peaceful and non-violent revolutionary government (RevGov) to achieve a combination of presidential, federal and parliamentary form of government.

Our constitution still stands firm despite calls for its amendment or, at great lengths, an overhaul. Previous framers surely did make a study of a revolutionary government during their time but circumstances then prevailing convinced them into framing a democratic orientation of laws and culture.

This is not to close the door to other options like a revolutionary government to make it easier to govern and make relevant governance.

Change demands that we introduce innovations and other changes in our present set up to make our type of government relevant and effective to the need of our time.

Gone are the days when we were inflexible to changes as our present crises dictate our direction as far as the management and operation of our affairs are concerned.

As it is, we need a government that acts fast and decisive, features availing only in a revolutionary government.

Besides, only a revolutionary government can address our erratic behavior and wild psyche as Filipinos. There is no other alternative as of this moment, nada.


Councilor Joseph pushes the idea of a revolutionary government as a means of achieving through non-violent means our goals as a growing nation.

He believes that this type of government can bring drastic albeit effective changes in our economy and society.

He is also aware of several objections to the shift to a revolutionary system of government, but in the long run, he says our people will get used to an orderly, regimented and systematic form of government as only a revolutionary government can offer.

Whether this system (RevGov) will prosper and finally come to fruition, only the senses of peace-loving Filipinos can dictate.


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