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Magdalo: Duterte ‘castrating’ democracy, ‘feeding PH to the Chinese’

All President Rodrigo Duterte has done is “to destroy decency in government, castrate democracy, undermine democratic institutions and processes, divide the nation, and compromise national security by feeding us to the Chinese,” according to Magdalo partylist Rep. Gary Alejano.

Alejano, one of the harshest critics of the President in the House of Representatives, slammed suggestions of extending Duterte’s term in the move to amend the Constitution and shift to federalism.

“We have systems to follow such as the length of term of elected officials which were put in place in order to address abuses in power,” the Magnificent 7 lawmaker said in a statement.

“Flowery rhetorics on Duterte’s character and intentions cannot make a term extension acceptable. Duterte does not have the monopoly of political will and love for country,” he added.

“On the contrary, what Duterte is actually capable of doing and has been doing so far is to destroy decency in government, castrate democracy, undermine democratic institutions and processes, divide the nation, and compromise national security by feeding us to the Chinese,” Alejano said.

He was reacting to statements of Duterte’s allies and supporters floating the possible extension of his term.

“During the previous administrations, term extension for the sitting president has been the bane of attempts to reform the Constitution,” Alejano said.

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