SENATOR Manny Pacquiao advised proponents of a revolutionary government to just focus on helping the administration in its fight to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease after President Duterte disowned their campaign.
The senator also urged them to use their funds instead for purchasing PCR testing kits and give these to the public for free.
Pacquiao stressed that pushing for the creation of a revolutionary government during the ongoing pandemic is ill-timed and absolutely insensitive.
He said the Mayor Rodrigo Duterte-National Executive Coordinating Committee, the group behind the movement, obviously does not have the support of the President, therefore there is no reason for them to pursue the issue any further.
“Nagsalita na ang ating mahal na Pangulong Dutere. Sana naman kung tunay po kayong nagmamalasakit sa Pangulo at sa sambayanang Pilipino ay isantabi niyo na po ang inyong isinusulong na revolutionary government. Mas makakabuti na gamitin na lang ang pondo para matulungan ang ating pamahalaan upang mapigilan ang pagdami ng mga nahahawa sa COVID19,” Pacquaio said.
He added that creating a revolutionary government is not only a violation of the Constitution but could be deemed as an act of treason.
Pacquiao stressed that while he is supporting calls to change the present presidential bicameral form of government to a federal system, this should be pursued within the bounds of the Constitution.
“Huwag na po natin ipilit ito lalo na ngayon na halos wala ng makain ang iba nating mga kababayan dahil sa pandemya. Mas mabuti na sa halip na ubusin natin ang ating panahon sa mga bagay na lalo lamang nagiging dahilan ng pagkakawatak-watak natin ay gamitin na lang natin ito upang makatulong sa ating mga kababayan,” Pacquiao further said.