BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to end corruption by abolishing Philippine Congress, and to increase the salaries of government employees, if he is elected president in 2016. Duterte is considered one of the strong contenders for president, although he has not yet decided whether or not to run.
“If we will follow the presidential form of government, it will take us 40 to 50 years before we can achieve the needed reforms,” Duterte told guests during the Federalism Forum here last Thursday.
Reacting to Duterte’s statement, Vice President Jejomar Binay who is considered the frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, countered by saying that if elected, he will abolish the Office of the President. Instead, Binay said he will establish a monarchy.
“I believe that the Royal form of government is the only answer to the country’s problems,” Binay said, adding that too much politics is the root of all corruption in the Philippines.
Binay said that a monarchy will also eliminate the need for future elections which are always tainted with fraud, since the head of the monarchy is always determined by ascendancy.
Imagine Malacañang, the presidential palace, occupied by Haring Jejomar (King Jejomar), Reyna Elenita (Queen Elenita), Prinsepe Junjun (Prince JunJun), Prinsesa Abigail (Princess Abigail) and Prinsesa Nancy (Princess Nancy).
So if you want a monarchy for the Philippines, vote for Binay in 2016!