LEGAZPI CITY, Albay (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – He is a known critic of the Duterte administration. He recently called the president’s proclamation of a National Day of Protest a “farce,” and was one of the leading opponents of the impeachment complaint filed against Andy Bautista of the Commission on Elections.
So, when Albay Independent Representative Edcel Lagman watched CNN News from his home on Monday night, he was shocked to learn about the September 28 abolition of the House of Representatives. He immediately accused Duterte of vengeance and cried “foul.”
It took a calmer Mrs. Lagman to finally point out that the news was not about Duterte nor the Philippines but about Japan and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
For some time now, there have been rumors and speculation that Duterte will abolish Congress and declare a revolutionary government to facilitate the transition by the Philippines towards Federalism.