To the members of the House of Representatives of the 14th Congress of the Philippines: No. No. Absolutely NO.
I say NO to your planned constituent assembly. I say NO to the resolution you passed under cover of darkness, in the dark of night of June 2, 2009. I say NO because you approved it without any specifics whatsoever as to what changes there might be. I say NO because I don't trust you. I say NO because I don't trust Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
In fact, I say NO to any scheme that involves any change in the 1987 Constitution while you sit as members of congress. I say NO to any change in the 1987 Constitution while Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo presumes to lead the Philippines.
I say NO to your planned constituent assembly because I don't want any chance, even the hint of a chance, that either you or Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will remain at your posts after July of 2010. I say NO because I want you all out of government as soon as is legally possible.
I say NO to your planned constituent assembly because, come 2010, I want a change in government. I say NO because I want a government that is honest and transparent and upright and considerate of the plight and opinions of the minority; in short, I want a government that is the moral opposite of everything that you and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo have made this government out to be.
I say NO to your planned constituent assembly because I want a proper accounting of the plentiful crimes which you and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo have been accused of; because I don't want it swept under the rug by a complicit Department of Justice, or slept upon by a conniving Ombudsman, or crushed under the weight of the numbers of what you gloatingly call the majority in congress.
I say NO to your planned constituent assembly because the numbers of the majority alone cannot decide what is morally right; because as the majority, you have had the obligation to consider the good of all, not just of yourselves. I say NO because you have consistently failed this obligation by advancing primarily your personal interests and the interests of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
I say NO because there is more to development than what you can provide out of your pork barrels. I say NO because, no matter what gains you may cite, there is more to nationhood than mere economics. I say NO because there is the soul of this country to speak of, and it cries out for truth and justice, and it demands to be heard; and with you sitting in congress, there can be no truth, no justice, not even compassion, because you are morally bankrupt.
I say NO to your planned constituent assembly because enough is enough. I say NO because I have had enough of you, and to be completely truthful, I have had more than enough. I feel like vomiting already. I want to vomit you out.
Too often you claim to speak on my behalf but never once have you consulted me. Well, I'm speaking out now, whether you want to hear me or not.
I say NO to your constituent assembly. NO means NO.