Former DILG Chief Wants Sedition Case Against Dual Citizen Who Plans to Oust Pres. Duterte


Former Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan wants sedition charges against any person, foreign or local who plans to oust Pres. Rody Duterte from office. The former Interior Secretary also noted that he wants those persons involved to be declared persona non-grata.


Although the former senatorial candidate did not directly name the person involved most netizens speculate that he is referring to the billionaire backer of Mar Roxas and the Liberal Party, Loida Nicolas-Lewis.

According to Alunan, those people who meddles with the affair of the national government reflects the culture of entitlement and impunity gripping the country causing great divide between haves  and have-nots.

For the past few days, the billionaire backer of US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama, Mrs. Loida Nicolas-Lewis, called for the resignation of Pres. Rody Duterte after the well-publicized report about the resignation of VP Leni Robredo as chair person of HUDCC.

Watch Loida Nicolas-Lewis Calling for Pres. Duterte's Resignation:



Here's the Complete Statement of Rafael Alunan:

MEDDLERS SHOULD TAKE NOTE. STUPIDITY IS NOT AN OPTION.

Any person, foreign or local, engaged in SEDITION carries penalties in the Revised Penal Code. A dual citizen inciting abroad breaks new ground. If legally feasible, a case could be filed in the host country, win it there, then seek extradition (if a treaty exists).

Pending that, a cancellation of the privilege could be one immediate action as well as declaring the offender/s "persona non grata." The DFA, DOJ and Congress should look into the various options to deal with offensive persons used to "having their cake and eating it too."

People like that reflect the culture of entitlement and impunity gripping the country causing the great divide between haves and have-nots; the "1%" and the "99%"; those who rule BY law and those who thirst for the rule OF law. They must go if the Philippines is to flourish.

ART. 139. Sedition - How committed. - The crime of sedition is committed by persons who rise publicly and tumultuously in order to attain by force, intimidation, or by other means outside of legal methods, any of the following objects:

To prevent the promulgation or execution of any law or the holding of any popular election;
To prevent the National Government, or any provincial or municipal government, or any public officer thereof from freely exercising its or his functions, or prevent the execution of any administrative order;

To inflict any act of hate or revenge upon the person or property of any public officer or employee;
To commit, for any political or social end, any act of hate or revenge against private persons or any social class; and,

To despoil, for any political or social end, any person, municipality or province, or the National Government of all its property or any party thereof.

ART. 140. Penalty for Sedition. - The leader of a sedition shall suffer the penalty of prision mayor in its minimum period and a fine not exceeding 10,000 pesos.

Other persons participating therein shall suffer the penalty of prision correccional in its maximum period and a fine not exceeding 5,000 pesos.

ART. 141. Conspiracy to commit sedition. - Persons conspiring the commit the crime of sedition shall be punished by prision correccional in its medium period and a fine not exceeding 2,000 pesos.

ART. 142. Inciting to Sedition. - The penalty of prision correctional in its maximum period and a fine not exceeding 2,000 pesos shall be imposed upon any person who, without taking any direct part in the crime of sedition, should incite others to the accomplishment of any of the acts which constitute sedition, by means of speeches, proclamations, writings, emblems, cartoons, banners, or other representations tending to the same end, or upon any person or persons who shall utter seditious words or speeches, write, publish, or circulate scurrilous libels against the Republic of the Philippines or any of the duly constituted authorities thereof, or which tend to disturb or obstruct any lawful officer in executing the functions of his office, or which tend to instigate others to cabal and meet together for unlawful purposes, or which suggest or incite people against the lawful authorities or to disturb the peace of the community, the safety and order of the Government, or who shall knowingly conceal such evil practices.

Source: Rafael Alunan FB Page
 

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