Duterte: Roxas’ LP, elite are real threats to democracy

Inquirer.net April 12,2016 - 11:17 AM

DAVAO CITY — The camp of presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte rebuked the Liberal Party for describing the mayor as a “threat to democracy” that has been thriving in the “politics of fear.”

Peter Laviña, spokesperson of Duterte, pointed at the Liberal Party and the ruling elite that has done nothing but protect its own interests, as the true threats to democracy.

“Like the rest of the presidential candidates who are threatened by a Duterte presidency, Roxas and his minions fear they will lose the trappings of that political power they have been holding on and clinging to for so long,” said Laviña.

After news broke that Duterte topped the latest SWS survey — the same survey that placed Roxas second to the last — Akbayan partylist Rep. and LP Spokesperson Barry Gutierrez attacked the mayor of Davao and described his politics as “politics of fear.”

But the statement, Laviña said, showed how rattled LP has become by the looming defeat of their standard-bearer Roxas.

It is not democracy that is being threatened by Duterte. It is Mar Roxas and his ambition to become president and the ruling class, the same ruling class represented by Poe and Binay,” Laviña said.

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