Former Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz asked soldiers to “disobey patently unlawful orders” that would subvert the Constitution. This was part of his speech at a forum of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting in Ortigas, where he said that the public should also be prepared to “stand in the way of any attempt” by the administration to stay in power. Cruz was a senior partner of the law firm that GMA and her husband used extensively over the years. He is privy to many things the first couple would rather he keep to himself. In that speech, he cited other factors that point to GMA’s plans to stay in power. He obviously knows more than he cares to divulge. Perhaps, now is the time for him to state everything he knows and publicly announce where he personally stands and what he is prepared to do.