Federalism is Duterte's "end game" just as saving Hacienda Luisita was BS Aquino's "end game"


The way certain "analysts" of Philippine politics make it sound like "charter change" and the shift to federalism supposedly being this administration's "end game", it is as if machinations like theae are unique to the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

One need look too far back and take stock what the government of Duterte's predecessor, former President Benigno Simeon 'BS' Aquino III was really all about -- none other than the securing of the family jewels -- Hacienda Luisita -- from the clutches of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

The point is, all administrations have agendas and "end games". The only way to have one's agendas win over another is to play democracy better than the enemy. More often than not, that just simply involves winning more elections than the other.

The trouble with the Yellowtards is that they were so busy quibbling over spelling errors, jetskis, Malacanang debuts, "major" bloggers, and SONA directors that they failed to step up and oppose where it really matters.

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