Proclamation 1017 is a tyrannical act of desperation, incites the people to intensify Oust-Arroyo Movement
Professor JOSE MARIA SISON
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Gloria M. Arroyo has issued Proclamation 1017 to combine a declaration of a state of emergency and invocation of commander-in-chief authority to call the troops to suppress rebellion. By this proclamation, she claims to have the power to prohibit peaceful assemblies, revoke rally permits issued ministerially by local mayors, order warrantless arrests, suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, and so on.