That, and of course the angle where Robredo’s supporters expressed shock when she met the task force’s leaders and endorsed their mandate. I see that as her supporters’ way of reminding her of her promise to abolish the office if she becomes president and at the same time vent to make known their negative stand against the agency.
I suspect, even if she wins, the office will remain (and renamed) but will be overhauled to suit the plans and programs she has in managing the insurgency problem. Because like you said, “They didn’t even consider that Robredo is not Duterte.”
Yes in reality the agency will remain. PAOCTF evolved from presidential anti crime commission, but what is that agency for when you have the very large body like the police and the NBI? This NTF ELCAC instead of harnessing or coordinating the existing agencies for enforcement, intelligence, anti-insurgency a new team with a new leader is formed instead of allowing a coordinating body led by the existing agency or unit heads.
The NTF-ELCAC is an agency under the Office of the President. It was formed pursuant to Executive Order No. 70 issued by Pres. Duterte. As a task force, it was organized for a specific operation, that is, counterinsurgency.
The PNP and NBI, on the other hand, are agencies controlled and administered by the Philippine government. Being regular agencies, both have a much wider and more comprehensive responsibility in terms of peace and order and national security.
But in the case of Insurgencies. The Plan was Before 1998, the plan was the internal security was to be reverted to the PNP away from the AFP, but that obviously did not happened instead the forever wars continued.
Btw. Here is my article on amending the National Defense Act since for years the resources was poured to the ARMy, it is the turn of the Navy and the Air force since the external threat is no joke and the internal conflicts has to end somewhow.
Agencies will be created and dissolved, mandates renew, strategies combined, temporary ceasefire achieved, peace talks set, ambush commenced, all out war declared, task force formed and abolished…..it goes on and on. ??
A different scenario would see Robredo as a “leftist” president putting money and services into poor communities, and jobs that create paths for people to make something of their lives, and local populations putting the snuff on rebels for ruining their chances
That is the ideal scenario which, as far as I know, every president has tried to apply. If Robredo can do it with a twist, meaning, the same but different from the others and achieve the desire result, the better. Right now, it remains to be seen if she can do something novel or apply untried approach to make a real dent on the insurgency problem. I guess, all will be revealed come debates time.
ah, karlG, many things have been thrown at the 53yrs old insurgency problem in mindanaw: peace talks, treaties, bangsamoro organic law, self determinations, etc.
methink, as long as there are bent politicos willing to engage and hire http://www.rksloans.com/title-loans-mi ‘insurgents’ to sabotage political rivals, there will always be insurgency problems.
The PNP falls under the DILG, while the NBI is under the DOJ
I really think Leni can win with or with out Marcos to contend with. But we shoukd not coint on comelec to disqualify Marcos
Like I said, one needs to be very careful nowadays or else get the flak you don’t deserved. Looks like I’m the only one who trying to tell people that there’s something wrong going on in the image campaign of candidates (i.e. Robredo, Marcos) that needs to be monitored, controlled or managed properly.