- A netizen gets bullied after posting a "Martial Law" poster on Facebook telling President Rodrigo Duterte that she is ready for it
- Facebook users had different take on this, some were in favor while others were against it
- Duterte on August 9 has threatened Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of declaring martial law if the judiciary gets in the way of his war on illegal drugs
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Almost a couple of weeks ago, President Rodrigo Duterte shocked the Philippines with his remarks noting that he may declare martial law if needed. This came after the chief executive took offense with Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s concern over his way of purging the nation of illegal drugs.
Duterte then threatened Sereno of announcing martial law.
"If this continues, pigilan mo ako eh 'di sige 'pag nagwala na, or would you rather I declare martial law?" the president warned.
(If this continues, try to stop me and all hell breaks loose, or would you rather I declare martial law?)
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And just this 20th of August, Facebook user Amadeo Abad Cebu shared a poster of Martial Law on the public group Duterte for President 2016.
The poster that has been shared more than 4,000 times says: “I am ready for Martial Law,” with the following hashtags #MartialLaw #WarAgainstDrugs #AllOutSupport #DuterteKnowsBest and a “Share mo to kung handa na rin kayo (Share this if you, too are ready)!” ending statement.
Netizens have her back, showing an all out support.
1. Leo Bingcang:
“Kung hindi makasama sa taong bayan pra lng masugpo ang drugs bkit hindi pra sa pg babago ipatupad na mr. President mabuhay ka.”
(If it will not bring harm to our countrymen and for the sake of eradicating drugs, why not grant it for a change Mr. President. Long live.)
2. Gina Ptj Secatin:
“Anytime, we will support the President if ever he declares martial law to put everything in order....to cleanse the corrupt people especially those gov't. officials who connived with the drugs!”
3. Emmanuelito Lopozitaliomula Silagan:
“YES NA YES PARA LALONG MAPADALI ANG IMPLEMENTASYON NG REAL CHANGE.”
(Yes, agreed. To make the implementation of real change faster.)
While there were many who showed support, an equal number of Facebook users also criticized her.
1. Rachel Petrese:
“For a change, sana paganahin mo utak mo.”
(For a change, please use your brain.)
2. Kevin Roi Bruan:
“Ate, paki basa po yung Article VII, Section 18 of the 1987 Constitution. then explain mo para kang shunga sa post mo kasi.”
(Woman, please read Article VII, Section 18 of the 1987 Constitution, then explain it, you appeared like a fool with your post.)
3. Deijay Reivaj:
“Martial Law eh? I think you have hit your head or just got out of the mental hospital, let’s hope our military general is nice though.”
Even those who claimed to be Duterte supporters shared their two cents.
1. Mitch Alexander Lazaro:
“Duterte ako pero we don't need this para sa disiplina, nag uumpisa yan sa tao, sa sarili. Be careful what you ask for.”
(I am pro-Duterte but we don’t need this for the sake of disciplining, it starts from the person, in our own self.)
2. Justin Tan:
“I support Duterte, I even voted for him. But this is unnecessary. Do you guys even know why Martial Law can be declared? May kaguluhan bang nangyayari sa bansa para mag-declare ng Martial Law? Huwag maging 'blind follower'. Hindi porket todo-supporta ka sa isang tao, susuportahan mo na agad ang lahat ng gagawin niya. Tao pa rin yan, nagkakamali at magkakamali pa rin yan. Huwag tayong maging bulag.
Manatili tayong mag-isip critically, please!”
(Is there even a war happening in the country to declare Martial Law? Don’t be a blind follower. Just because you are a solid supporter of a person, doesn’t mean you have to back everything he does. He is still a human, capable of making mistakes. Let us not be blind. Let’s stay as critical thinkers, please!)
Tracing back history, the Philippines was once under martial law from 1972-1981 imposed by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
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