Throughout history, the Filipinos have been governed by democracy. One of the greatest cries made by the Filipino people is that of the EDSA Revolution, known as the People Power Revolution.
It is a historical event that exclaimed democracy, which the people have lived with in the past, only to be overturned by martial law imposed in 1972 by the late Philippine president, Ferdinand Marcos. His reign ended when he fled the country in 1986 due to strong opposition from the Filipino people.
A freedom to uphold
Now, for more than three decades, the Philippines have gloried in pride as a free country, which overpowered a political personage. In the coming 2019 election, the government is making a move to protect that hard earned freedom from martial law by enforcing security in regions with a “number of sporadic acts of violence.”
Choice areas for security
Recently, Bicol, Samar, and the Negros provinces are considered to be “critical” during elections. According to President Duterte, these are areas which are controlled by the New People’s Army (NPA), which is a the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)
These areas are controlled by the NPA for exploitation. Here, the NPA may help put candidates into power and later extort them for power over the people. The military is still undergoing the investigation processes regarding the issue, but still foresees a rather meddling act from the rebels.
A prepared people
Deployment of additional troops within these areas of surveillance was ordered to prevent violence from spreading to other nearby provinces that would prove troublesome for the upcoming elections.
Extreme care is being projected by the Philippine government as it is speculated that there is a possibility of communist parties on the move to cause trouble in the 2019 midterm elections.