Recounts of a witness about Kabayan Party List’s Rebel Recruitment
Rebellion has Tampered Education
The witness narrates how a party-list member recruited him to join a rebel group from his university. Later on, he became a recruiter himself. Instilling hatred towards the government is common during meetings. Promises of financial support and education scholarships are also part of the process. These recruits never get to see the fulfillment of those offers. They end up dead in the mountains during encounters with the military.
The youth from low-income families are prone to rebel recruiters. Those who have some misunderstandings with parents can easily be recruited, the witness said. He decided to surrender when he realized that the military in many instances did not hurt him. Instead, it’s the party list leaders who did not give the promised education scholarship of his recruits.
The former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile comments on Senator Ping Lacson’s plan to make red-tagging a crime. This is after Rep. Sarah Elago gets emotional upon knowing that she’s red-tagged as an NPA member and recruiter. She denies the allegation but some witnesses said otherwise. Enrile reacted that red-tagging can’t be a crime. If the accused thinks that the military made a mistake, then she can sue them for libel.
Many senators from the opposition give so much credit to Pfizer coronavirus vaccines. This is to the verge of discrediting China’s Sinovac. President Rodrigo Duterte swears that those lawmakers who complain so much must get it. They do not respect the efforts of the vaccine czar, Carlito Galvez, and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez.
Special Deal with China
Prior to the existence of the current vaccines, Duterte already had an agreement with China that they would prioritize to give the shots to Filipinos. Despite not having enough budget for them. Currently, the Chinese government donates 500,000 doses of Sinovac. Instead of being grateful, some senators can only think of corruption.
The efficacy issues are also used by lawmakers who do not have medical backgrounds. From a layman’s point of view, each vaccine has different effects individually. The deaths in Norway among their elderly after receiving the Pfizer vaccines are circumstantial. They were over 80 years old and literally dying already. The deaths do not even exceed the regular death rates of elderly nursing homes in Norway.
A Lawyer, Politician, Woman and Presidential Daughter
Not About Gender for Lawyer and Politician Inday Sara
Lawyer and politician Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio fulfills her promise on the deadline of her Presidential candidacy. She divulges her conversation with her father about the matter. She’s not running for President. This has nothing to do with gender, according to her. Earlier, sitting VP Leni Robredo disagrees with the president that a woman does not have the same emotional set up as a man. This gives people a hint that she’s indeed up for the position in 2022.
A Joke to Run for Vice President
Her disclosure of not running for president clarifies Inday Sara’s previous joke that maybe she is in for the Vice Presidency. This favors Bongbong Marcos. His electoral protest against Robredo does not have a decision yet. The hottest tandem these days is that with Mayor Sara. Marcos-(Duterte)Carpio is indeed the team to beat in 2022. So, it’s best to guard the election system.
Robredo again did not let the President’s comment pass. This gives her the opportunity to counteract using gender equality arguments. However, her truth may have great appeal in the international scene. But locally, the insight of a father prevails. So, the Marcos and Duterte supporters have something to celebrate.
Marcos on Vaccine Updates: Safety, Shortage, and Benefits
BBM Promises to vlog his Coronavirus Vaccine Administration
Bongbong Marcos agrees with President Rodrigo Duterte that there’s no time to be choosy now. This is as far as what brand the government can get for Coronavirus vaccines. The Covid-19 cure has come. This is the ultimate solution to the pandemic. Filipinos must grab the opportunity before the opposition’s criticisms can cripple the economy again.
President Duterte takes responsibility for Galvez’s choices of Coronavirus vaccines. He understands that it’s a first-come, first-served basis. With the resources we have and the COVAC facility utilization, the Coronavirus vaccine czar is doing very well. This is contrary to what the opposition may say.
It is proven by the Chinese that their more or less natural approach is much better than chemical reactions. Sinovac’s inactive nature does not need intense counter-attacks. So, when the foreign substance of the vaccine enters the body, the battle of the infection and the cure will not be that intense. Thus minimizing side effects. Propaganda on the alleged deaths caused by the other brands of the coronavirus vaccines does not even comprise a percentage of the millions of people who received them safely.
Senator Kiko Pangilinan’s wrong disclosure on Sinovac’s price raises suspicions of corruption. It creates unnecessary malice when the media sensationalizes it. They double the price for the two doses using the rack or published rates online. That’s why the tally looks fishy from the start. Ill intentions can really go back to the doer quickly during the digital age. Senate Committee on Finance chair Sonny Angara’s wrong data also didn’t help.
Covac Price on Sinovac
According to vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, the negotiated Covac facility rate on Sinovac’s vaccine is 300% less than the regular rate. The propaganda stunt may be destructive to the government at first but end the end, it boomerangs to Pangilinan himself. His irresponsible actions reflect the kind of lawmaker that he is. So, this is damaging for his political career.
Politicking for the 2022 Elections
The opposition seems to try very hard to daint Duterte’s popularity. This is clearly to discourage the people to vote for his anointed. The president already expresses his disagreement with the call for his daughter’s running for president in 2022. He said that it’s not a woman’s job. He doesn’t want Inday Sara to go through what he’s going through. So, it can still be Bongbong Marcos in the end.
Why Are You Killing Blacks | Filipino President Duterte to America
Duterte’s Response to Drug War Criticisms
A British journalist gets a blow from President Rodrigo Duterte. He asks about the drug war accusation of the UN. Duterte retaliates. Ask America why are they killing blacks? What has it done with it? This is not a new inquiry. Something that black Americans continuously ask. The Filipino leader just refreshes the inquiry. This time, in a hypothetical way that can give everyone the aha moment. So, understand it.
Media Demonizing the Drug War
The American media together with their counterparts worldwide is notable for demonizing relevant efforts in minimizing crimes. They often use humanitarian reasons. Sometimes, to the verge of protecting the criminals instead of the victims. The President’s question must also be answered. Why is the UN mum about the killings of black Americans in the US? Is the death of a black man more relevant than the deaths of Filipino criminals or casualties of the drug war?
The Human Rights Principle
Duterte lashes some more by asking if the quantity matters. The media often likes to exaggerate to capture public interest. Can 10 Filipino drug war casualties justify one black man criminal or not? Does that change the human rights principle? Can the UN answer that? Apartheid is actually not really gone. Perhaps hidden in a different name. Respect begets respect. Leaders must take care of their own people. The best way they know how.
Duterte says daughter Inday Sara ‘not running’ for president
The Presidency is NOT for Women
President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates his previous advice to his daughter, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio not to run for the Presidency. It is not for a woman, the Filipino leader stressed. He pities the mayor should she give in to the calls. His avid supporter, Senator Imee Marcos confirms that Inday Sara is the hottest now when asked if she can be President. Marcos made it clear that she also has no plans of running for president. However, her brother Bongbong Marcos has the right gender and the so-called Duterte’s anointed.
Women’s Emotional Setup
The President can again be a target of criticism when it comes to emancipation by feminists groups. However, his views make sense scientifically speaking. A woman is more emotional than a man. The pressures in the top executive office can better be handled by the male species. This insight of the president somewhat confirms the plans of the Marcos-Duterte alliance for the presidency. It is likely to be the Bongbong Marcos – Inday Sarah Duterte-Carpio scenario.
Marcos-Duterte Tandem for 2022
Mayor Sara also said before that she is definitely not running for the Presidency. But she is thinking about the Vice Presidency. President Duterte is just too honest to delay this announcement. However, it’s up to the people to analyze his actions if his statements are like parables.
PH secures 25 million COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac
Vaccine Negativy Evaporates Like Gas
Palace spokesperson Harry Roque said that it’s better for the opposition to stop criticisms of the government’s vaccine efforts. Now that the results of their negativity reflected in the survey results. Loyalists can only inquire. Why did Leni Robredo win? She’s far behind Bongbong Marcos even to this date. That should make their bad air evaporate like gas.
Sinovac is Proven Safe
There’s nothing spectacular about Sinovac, explained Roque. But it’s proven safe. It’s from an inactive virus. So, it is unlikely to cause irritable side effects. The opposition is always indifferent when it comes to China. It may be more expensive than the others – but it’s racing to be the first to arrive with Pfizer.
Poor Survey Rating of the Opposition
The camp of Bongbong Marcos who is definitely running for an executive post this 2022 election is like a gas chamber. It is anxious to get the decision from the PET on Marcos’ electoral protest. Marcos loyalists also grow in number as seen in the survey results. The more the SC withheld the outcome of his case, the more he gets the public’s sympathy.
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines may arrive earlier than Sinovac: Galvez
Loans for the Covid-19 Vaccines
The government puts World Bank loans to good use for the Filipinos. The first tranch of the Covid-19 vaccine from China arrives in February. The 50,000 Sinovac vaccines out of the 25 million are for the frontliners and health workers. Some medical workers in the group may be skeptical of this vaccine. However, it’s better not to say “no.” Just say “pass” – then one’s name will still in the list at the end. They may be lucky to get their vaccine of choice. So, a person’s right to have it as a taxpayer is respected regardless of what’s available.
February or June for Pfizer
Pfizer might also come first before Sinovac in February because of the COVAC facility’s early rollout. This is an arrangement to prioritize poorer countries since loans can take time. So, there’s a chance that the first batch can get either Sinovac or Pfizer. The vaccines from China are actually more expensive than Pfizer.
July for Moderna, AstraZeneca
Moderna and AstraZeneca’s deliveries can also arrive from July onwards. They will be in tranches of 2 to 3 million a month also. The number of vaccines must commensurate to the capacity of the facility to store them. 20 million Filipinos in the NCR can benefit from free vaccine loans.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen to make a decision on Bongbng Marcos’ protest
Electricity Bolt Felt at the SC
According to reliable sources, the magistrates at the Supreme Court put pressure on Ponente, Marvic Leonen like high electricity volt. This is a follow up on the Associate Justice’s promise to make a decision on Bongbong Marcos’ protest this month. There are rumors that Marcos is on the favorable side. So, loyalists inquire on updates for the said case. However, mainstream media has not picked up on this matter yet.
Filing of Candidacy
Marcos announces on his vlog that he is definitely a candidate in the 2022 elections. Part of his plan in 2021 is the filing of his candidacy in October. He also mentions that he fears that his protest will become moot and academic due to Leonen’s lack or slow actions.
Tandem to Beat in 2022
It is also a hot topic on social media that the Marcos and Mayor Sara alliance or vice versa is the tandem to beat. This comes out after Inday Sara tops the list of Pulse Asia’s list of presidentiables. Marcos follows next. Therefore, it is only logical for the magistrates to press Leonen for a decision because the next election is fast-approaching. So, let’s keep on knocking Leonen’s door.
Bongbong Marcos is grateful for the never-ending support of the Marcos loyalists. He is still on the top list of the poll survey recently. Despite not being in public office for a while. So, he starts the country’s economic rehab plan even before the 2022 elections. Keep moving forward, he said. Adapt to the technology to flourish in business. Innovate so you won’t stagnate, so to speak.
It’s not the size of the business that matters these days. It’s the capability to innovate. A restaurant that relies only on walk-in customers for example can’t compete with those that offer fast, reliable, online services. This is true for most businesses because of the current pandemic. A drastic rehab switch is a must.
New Lifestyle in 2021
Whether we like it or not, vaccination for the majority is crucial to the safety of the world. Opening the economy means adapting to the safety protocol against Covid-19. The tourism sector may have a hard time doing this – but there’s a big chance to innovate also in this area. Tourism rehab could be magical. As Marcos advises, don’t give up!
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