Duterte and the impunity stones: 'We don't feel so good'
MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos online expressed their dismay over the Supreme Court's decision to grant the quo warranto petition to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from office.
Several raised the alarm for democracy, saying President Rodrigo Duterte now has all co-equal branches of government doing his bidding, thus eliminating checks and balances:
The ominous feeling online resonated with Marvel fans who saw parallels between Avengers: Infinity War and recent events, with Thanos personified by Duterte.
The memes have also turned up offline.
LOOK: Sanlakas depicts President Rodrigo Duterte as Avengers: Infinity War villain Thanos who amassed the "infinity stones": the Office of the President, House of Representatives, Senate, and now the Supreme Court after CJ Sereno's ouster Sanlakas @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/Uq8vrsfN0W— Aika Rey (@reyaika) May 11, 2018
SPOILER WARNING FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE. These memes will give away the plot!
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