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The Reason Behind Anti-Marcos Media Noise VS. Silent Reality at the Congress

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The Filipino people are not anymore reliant to mainstream media news for information on major public interests. Instead, most of them exert efforts to verify facts. Recently, the noise about Former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ alleged graft conviction and bail was everywhere. It highlights that the Sandiganbayan records show that former senator Bongbong and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos were beneficiaries of the Swiss foundations earlier found to illegally exist under an unknown law. Naturally, the direct beneficiaries are the children. However, the 3rd Marcos sibling, Irene is not a politician. There’s rarely any mention of her name. Whereas the first two are strong contenders to the country’s top posts. Currently, Rep. Marcos is back to the Congress like nothing happened.



Youtube Video by INQUIRER.net

[VIDEO]: Imelda Marcos back in the House after bail.


Back to the Congress

The former first lady was an early bird for the 3 pm plenary session at the Batasang Pambansa, arriving at the hall around 2:30 pm. She was wearing a pink terno-inspired long blouse and matching pants. The 89-year-old widow of the late President Ferdinand Marcos did not grant any media interviews. She was at the Congress on Monday, November 19. It was as usual.


Anti-Graft Court’s Show

On November 9, the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan found Marcos guilty of creating and maintaining private organizations in Switzerland. However, no law was cited why is this illegal. She earned at least $200 million from interest and investments for the “private benefit of the former first family. It is stressed out that the transaction is private because the deposits are privately owned.


Supreme Court’s Reversal is Expected

She was sentenced to prison for 6 years and 1 month to 11 years for each of the 7 counts of graft. Marcos, who is running for Ilocos Norte governor in 2019, can only be perpetually disqualified from holding public office if the conviction becomes executory. The Supreme Court is likely to reverse the ruling on Rep. Marcos – just like the previous dollar-salting case. The evidence was based on hearsay. Despite the documents from Swiss authorities, only two witnesses with no personal knowledge testified.



Shallow Media

An infamous yellow media even covers a Facebook post. It claims that the late Philippine President Marcos holds a Guinness World Record. That is for being the ‘Most Brilliant President in History’. Guinness did not give him such accolade, it clarified. It does list him as the one responsible for the ‘Greatest robbery of a Government,’ it added. It is odd that this publication goes to that extent of destroying the reputation of the dead. Obviously to discredit the rest of the family. These kinds of media give a bad name to journalists. They are either competing with bloggers or act as LP’s announcer.

Stopping the Marcoses’ Leadership

Meanwhile, Sandiganbayan records signify that the former senator whose electoral protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo is about to get a ruling from the PET for the recount on his pilot provinces. On top of that, the 80% ghost voters found in ARMM of the LP bets also made his case looks good. There’s no stopping the rising popularity of Ilocos Imee Marcos as well who is a survey favorite for Senator in the upcoming election. Many mainstream media are really desperate knowing that their faction can be wiped out soon.


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Smiling Again with Bongbong Marcos after the Storm and 2016 Election Ghost Voters

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Rebuilding Tacloban takes five years but Bongbong Marcos is grateful that the authorities involved are serious in their restoration campaign. The Warays are back to their old culture of simply smiling despite life’s difficulties. Just as when the discovery of around 80% 2016 election ghost voters in the ARMM that includes Basilan, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur is made known recently,  the City of Tacloban remembers Super Typhoon Yolanda. Former Governor Imee Marcos and her brother joined the Taclobanons as they gathered at the 120-square-meter Yolanda Shipwreck Memorial Park last Nov. 8 to release sky lanterns and light candles. Other than that, Marcos has more reasons to smile as per the outcome of other election protests that affects his case.



Youtube Video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: We will never forget those whom we lost in this tragedy. And so, we will honor them by rebuilding better than before. And we will celebrate their lives by continuing to live fully.


Devastation Recall

In a commemoration event led by Mayor Cristina Romualdez, the mayor recalled all the events that occurred during the tragedy. Super typhoon Yolanda struck the city of Tacloban on Nov. 8, 2013, and affected a total of 8,065,019 persons, leaving 6,300 dead, 1,061 missing, and 28,689 injured.


Spending Time with the Taclobanons

Imee Marcos who is running for Senator in the 2019 election said; “I wanted to spend time with the Taclobanons in San Jose, on my birthday and on this special day that we remember Yolanda. Stand Tacloban! I admire you,” said ex-Gov. Marcos. She receives very positive responses on her Senate bid anywhere she goes for public appearances. Let alone in their Waray bailiwick. Eastern Visayas is a known bailiwick of the Marcoses since it is the hometown of their mother, Former First Lady Imelda Marcos. Rep. Marcos just posted bail for 7 counts of graft. The ruling can be reversed pending the court’s appeal or better yet, the Supreme Court remedy.


ARMM Ghost Voters

Former Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan discloses the preliminary results of technical examination of physical ballots from Basilan, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur part of ARMM. The said technical examination is from the Comelec itself because of his protest against LP candidate Mujiv Hataman, a close friend of Noynoy Aquino. In fact, Hataman was appointed by Noynoy Aquino in 2011 as the OIC Governor of ARMM. The said finding put Bongbong Marcos’ VP electoral protest into a good light. This supports the allegations of Atty. Glenn Chong that most of the presumptive VP’s voters are ghosts.



The Heirs are Magnified

Sandiganbayan records show that the former senator whose electoral protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo is about to get a ruling from the PET for the recount on his pilot provinces and Ilocos ex-Governor Imee Marcos who is a survey favorite for Senator in the upcoming were listed as beneficiaries of the Swiss foundations earlier found by Sandiganbayan’s 5th Division as illegally created and maintained. The mainstream media magnifies this highlighting both heirs. However, as a basic protocol, their other sister, Irene is also a beneficiary. This is a normal proceeding for such legal case according to family law.

Election Protest Update

Atty. Glenn Chong blasts Robredo off by saying:  Rather than recalculating ballots in the earliest and most effective way, it took almost 23 months before the ballots were opened and counted again. This is because of the dilatory motions of Robredo’s camp. Even without questionable issues, her lawyers are urging the PET to divert its attention and delay the revision or recount proceedings. Up to this point they succeed. It is definitely not a habit of an innocent person. The rogue finds a way of hiding the truth. The case deceiver is a thief. It is an enormous offense to the public to steal their voting rights.


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Marcos Wealth: Imelda Marcos Swears to Minnie Monsod that Husband did Not Even have a Stolen Kiss

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The former First Lady Imelda Marcos is still gracious at 89. She is really a beauty and brain person that made Prof. Winnie Monsod’s questions and comments sound so dumb. Provoking questions are easily corrected without ill feelings. Take the case of the alleged many boyfriends that she had – a scenario that Monsod tried so hard to insist upon. Rep. Marcos shines every time she opens her mouth. She clarifies that she has many admirers. Her transparency is just logical. However, regardless of her honesty and the kindest intention to the world, her family’s critics still insist that they have stolen some wealth from the government. This is despite the fact that her husband’s regime built the most quality public facilities in full accounting. Their wealth is just enormous for the country to have at that time. Marcos explains their gold’s origin in this video.



Youtube Video by: GMA Public Affairs

[VIDEO]: Saan nga ba galing ang kayamanan ng mga Marcos? Ayon kay Rep. Imelda Marcos, itinago ng kanyang asawa sa ilalim ng kanilang bahay ang kinitang 7,000 toneladang ginto.


Transparent Even to Winnie Monsod

The elderly professor stated without thinking that Marcos’ house can collapse with the 7,000 tonnes of gold at the basement. Rep. Marcos just calmly explained that a basement is already underground. So, the weight could not possibly move the soil supporting it. She also proudly said that the first time her husband kissed her was during the wedding and it is even on the hand. No stolen kisses at all as doubted by Monsod.


Critics Insist that the Marcoses Steal

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez expressed doubts on the veracity of reports that the Marcoses have in their possession about 7,000 tons of gold. “I don’t think we can produce that kind of tonnage from the manner by which we are mining gold,” he commented. This makes sense because Rep. Marcos said that the gold bars were already in the basement for her late husband’s house before they got married. That they multiplied because of the wise investment of his initial fee as a top-notched lawyer to a royal family. Meanwhile, detractors like Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman and Robredo urge the President not to give immunity from criminal prosecution to the Marcos family in case they surrender part or all of such wealth.


Robredo’s Poor and Rich Story

In the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo’s weekly program “BISErbisyong LENI” aired over the Radio Mindanao Network, Robredo said allowing Marcos provisional liberty upon posting P150,000 bail only strengthened the belief that there was a social class disparity in the country’s judicial system. Nonetheless, she keeps on accusing the Marcoses of corruption even if as a lawyer, she does not have any evidence where the wealth comes from that would support her claim.



Lovelife and Plate Number are Politicized

The Fifth Division had allowed Mrs. Marcos to post a P150,000 bail bond for her provisional liberty while her motion remains pending. This created a stir among anti-Marcos stalwarts. Therefore, they can only magnify through the media that the congresswoman’s plate number is 8. House of Representatives issued a memorandum in 2016 ordering the recall of all protocol plates previously released to lawmakers. Former speaker Pantaleon Alvarez ordered the recall of all protocol plates in the wake of reports of abuse by their users. Alvarez cited reports that certain vehicles sporting such plates have been spotted in indecent places or figured in crime-related activities. This is not different from the scandal of the late President with an American actress that was fully the work of an overseas detractor.

No Stolen Wealth

Mrs. Marcos also denied that they have stolen any wealth. In fact, in a previous interview, she accuses the PCGG of stealing from them. The cases against her were filed in 1991 and took nearly three decades of trial by several judges and prosecutors. She was once convicted of a graft case in 1993, but the Supreme Court later cleared her of any wrongdoing. That’s why there is a big possibility that all these convictions can be reversed at the SC in due time.


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Silent Breakthrough of Bongbong Marcos’ VP Electoral Protest as the Loud Bail of his Mother Looms

Silent Breakthrough of Bongbong Marcos' VP Electoral Protest as the Loud Bail of his Mother Looms


By: Elena Grace Flores

Former Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan discloses the preliminary results of technical examination of physical ballots from Basilan, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur part of ARMM. The said technical examination is from the Comelec itself because of his protest against LP candidate Mujiv Hataman, a close friend of Noynoy Aquino. In fact, Hataman was appointed by Noynoy Aquino in 2011 as the OIC Governor of ARMM. The said finding put Bongbong Marcos’ VP electoral protest into a good light. This supports the allegations of Atty. Glenn Chong that most of the presumptive VP’s voters are ghosts. As big as it sounds, the mainstream media only covers the opposition’s dismay when the court allows former First Lady Rep. Imelda Marcos to post bail for the alleged ruling of 7 counts of graft. This pertains to the monetary transfers from her foundations to some Swiss accounts regardless of where they come from.



Youtube Video by: Maharlika News

[VIDEO]: Update sa election protest ni GOV. ABDUSAKUR TAN. Ito ay laban kay MUJIV HATAMAN. Si Hataman ay miyembro ng LIBERAL PARTY at kaibagan ni Noynoy Aquino.


Protest Update: 70 to 80% 2016 Voters are Fake

According to Tan, the number of physical ballots reaches 70% -80% that the specimen signature and thumbprints do not match the actual registered voters in the actual signature of voters on the election day. These are the ghosts of the Liberal Party and Leni Robredo, he said. Basilan and Lanao del Sur were initially included in the pilot provinces of Marcos for the recount. However, he changes it at the last minute to prevent any sabotage.


Implicating Bongbong Marcos

A news coverage reads; “In the regulations of Trinidad Foundation dated August 28, 1970, signed by both Markus Geel and Rep. Marcos in Zurich, the former First Lady was named as the first beneficiary during her lifetime while her children, Imelda (Imee), Ferdinand Jr (Bongbong) and Irene were named as second beneficiaries in equal shares,” the Sandiganbayan said. In the case of the Xandy Foundation, the court said Imelda and Ferdinand wrote by hand that “the said spouses were named as the first beneficiaries, the surviving spouse as the second beneficiary, and the Marcos children as the third beneficiaries.” This is too noisy for the basic law because the parents’ heirs are normally their children.


The Former First Lady Posts Bail

The Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division allowed the widow of the late President Ferdinand Marcos to post bail while the court decides on her “motion for leave of court to avail of post-conviction remedies.” The Fifth Division previously ordered the forfeiture of the bail bond that Mrs. Marcos posted when the cases were filed in 1991. The Fifth Division also ordered the issuance of an arrest warrant against Mrs. Marcos but this was not enforced.



Family Support

With her were her lawyer retired Court of Appeals justice Manuel Lazaro, her children Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, former senator Bongbong Marcos, and Irene Marcos-Araneta. Her grandchildren Borgy, Mike and Matthew Manotoc and Luis Araneta also escorted her. This is an image of a family that binds together through thick and thin.

Critics Get Massive Media Coverage

The Anti-Marcos critics enjoy massive coverage from the mainstream media ever since the fall of the Marcos patriarch due to the media propaganda masterminded by the late Ninoy Aquino. Robredo also said that the granting of bail to former first lady Imelda Marcos, who was convicted for several counts of graft, only boosted the public perception that only the rich and powerful get justice. Despite this, the Marcoses remain popular in the hearts of most Filipinos. This is definitely vital for the Supreme Courts ruling expected before the year ends.


 

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This is what Bongbong Marcos Wishes for this Christmas on his Electoral Protest

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By: Elena Grace Flores

While the yellow media stresses that all 3 Marcos children Bongbong, Imee, and Irene are specifically named as beneficiaries of the Trinidad Foundation and the Xandy Foundation that currently implicate their, mother, Rep. Imelda Marcos, BBM announces in his vlog that if the recount finishes before the holidays as per PET’s plan, they might have a very merry Christmas.



YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Lagi po akong natutuwa tuwing nababasa ko ang inyong mga comments sa Facebook page ko at sa aking Youtube at Instagram account. Maraming Salamat sa inyong suporta. Sana po ma-feature ko na naman ang comments ninyo sa susunod kong vlog.


Quiet Electoral Protest

The former Senator discloses that the recount on his electoral protest is still ongoing. He addresses a social media question asking why the electoral protest seems to be quiet already these days. VP protestant Marcos clarifies that the manual counting in Negros Oriental was just finished. Now, the Iloilo follows suit. As per the PET’s estimate, the recount in his pilot provinces, namely; Camarines Sur, Negros Oriental, and Iloilo should have a conclusion before the end of the year. He added that the anomalies found are so massive that there must be a good news for him after all.


Noisy Graft Conviction

“In the regulations of Trinidad Foundation dated August 28, 1970, signed by both Markus Geel and Rep. Marcos in Zurich, the former First Lady was named as the first beneficiary during her lifetime while her children, Imelda (Imee), Ferdinand Jr (Bongbong) and Irene were named as second beneficiaries in equal shares,” the Sandiganbayan said. In the case of the Xandy Foundation, the court said Imelda and Ferdinand wrote by hand that “the said spouses were named as the first beneficiaries, the surviving spouse as the second beneficiary, and the Marcos children as the third beneficiaries.” Too noisy for the basic law.


Nutribun Days

In reality, it was the Former First Lady’s project that came up with the Nutribun, her son said. It is a huge and nutritious bread bun distributed in schools to nourish indigents. Its concept was once again reproduced during the Yolanda aftermath when rescuers need to supply a ready-to-eat instant but nutritious foods to the natural disaster’s surviving victims. This is just one of the projects of the Marcoses that stood the test of time.



Propaganda Over Public Interest

What’s odd is that the news publications under the control of the Marcoses’ detractors never stop magnifying everything that would drag Bongbong Marcos and his sister, Gov. Imee who is running for Senator during the upcoming 2019 midterm elections. Speculations loom that they know the real score of BBM’s protest as per his announcement in his favor.

Christmas Ruling

The Marcos matriarch did not earn the name “iron butterfly” for nothing. She could just spread her wings to emerge triumphantly in her present battle. She has gone through a lot in the past but many people never cease to believe in her capabilities. All of these noises could disappear for sure once the VP protest gets a ruling before Christmas and Governor Marcos becomes a Senator in 2019.