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Senator Imee Marcos Suggests to Work on the Reversal of the UN Resolution

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Senator Imee Marcos said agrees with the Philippines to cut diplomatic ties with Iceland ASAP. She cites how developed nations should not impose on other sovereign countries.However, instead of harsh statements, she wants to see if there’s something the government can do to reverse the Iceland sponsored resolution. This is with regards to the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that seeks a comprehensive report on the drug war.

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Filipino Envoys to Lobby Member-States to Vote Against the UN Resolution

Eighteen of the 47 UNHRC member states, mostly European nations, voted to adopt Iceland’s resolution. It sought a comprehensive review on the human rights situation in the Philippines. Fourteen voted no, while 15 abstained. That resolution has been circulating for quite a while. It may have gone unnoticed, said Senator Imee Marcos. We could have prevented an unfavorable decision had our ambassadors lobbied against the resolution. But we’re here now, so let’s move forward, she added.

Moving Forward

The Philippine government must also explore the possibility of reversing the outcome of the vote by lobbying countries. Those which abstained, to change their votes, the new Senator suggested. The resolution was adopted during the 41st session of the UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland from June 24 to July 12.

Imee Marcos to Appeal to Friends

Many of the countries which abstained and may be convinced to change their mind are considered Philippines’ friends. These are the South Americans, Fiji, Africans, and Arab states, explained Marcos. The 15 member-states which abstained on the resolution are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Congo, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo and Tunisia.

Pros and Cons at the UN

Those which voted in favor of the resolution are Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Iceland, Italy, Peru, Mexico, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom including Northern Ireland, and Uruguay. Meanwhile, Angola, Bahrain, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Hungary, India, Iraq, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Somalia voted against the resolution.

The Decision is with the President

Imee Marcos clarifies that the decision ultimately rests on President Rodrigo Du30. The Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that the President is “seriously considering cutting diplomatic relations” with Iceland due to its role in sponsoring the resolution.

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Du30’s Favor on Cayetano’s Speakership Can Benefit Bongbong Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Former Senator Bongbong Marcos was the main target of the attacks during the vice presidential debate in 2016. Alan Peter Cayetano as the main detractor aside from Leni Robredo. A political analyst, however, says that Cayetano’s approach could also backfire against him. This is the reason why many people hate his guts. That eventually benefits Marcos. President Rodrigo Du30’s favor to endorse Cayetano as the House Speaker for the first 15 months can eventually add up to possible votes that would favor Marcos in the near future. This has definitely something to do with Cong. Martin Romualdez’ quick widrwawal from the speakership race after the President spoke to the 3 of them including second-termer bet, Lord Allan Velasco.

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Senator Risa Hontiveros Speculates Du30’s Motives

Only 4 remaning senators are obviously against the suggestion of the President for a term-sharing between Cayetano and Velasco for the speakership. They are De Lima, Drilon, Pangilinan, and Hontiveros. The latter said that the move surely prepares for the federalism agenda of the Filipino leader. She added that President Du30 is making sure to install a successor that would not put him in jail.

Possible Presidential Successors

The President is very vocal even before the 2016 elections that he would pass the presidency to Marcos if he cannot solve the crimes in the country in the first 3 to 6 months. He admits it himself that after he knew the real situation, it is not just possible to achieve it. The man is known for his sincerity. Although many critics who cannot understand his way of speaking are often misled. There are groups that float the name of his daughter as a hot contender for President in 2022. However, she only acknowledges the vice presidency. It leaves to the promise of the president. She would defnitely help Marcos for the top position if she is his Vice President. Sure enough, she denies the rumor that her office sends messages to some congressmen not to vote for Cayetano.

Understanding the System of Government

Various House factions accept Du30’s option. Some are in a wait-and-see attitude toward the Cayetano-Velasco deal. It is said that the President’s endorsement of his former foreign secretary and vice-presidential running mate would tighten his hold on the house. Cayetano may be unpopular with some House members but he has the backing of the Cabinet economic cluster. Reuniting these two major factions would give Du3o the edge needed to impose his policies. The Marcos turnover is likely in more than one ways. The electoral protest or charter change. Although, Marcos must be appointed in the cabinet for the second option. It is however, more handy for Marcos to prepare for the 2022 Presidential elections.

The Majority Wins in a Democratic Country

The Marcos loyalists must know that as much as they hate the guts of Cayetano because of his attacks against Marcos in the 2016 vice presidential debate, he might be the missing link that Marcos needs to get his right place in the government. He might played hard ball with the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ son but he is clearly a strategist. As Marcos said in the past, he used to have dinners with his family and suddenly embraced the opposite side during the VP race. The good thing is, the speakership is one big favor that he owed from Du30. In the world of politics, that must be returned. Could he say no to the President when the time comes that Du30 would finally asks him to work with Marcos?

Unity is the Key for Bongbong Marcos to Govern Properly

The former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ dream for Bongbong Marcos to be president is very feasible if the people are knowledgeable with how the 3 branches of government work. To get the majority votes from all the sections, unlikely alliance is much needed. Even if it means Marcos-Cayetano understanding. When Cayetano finally flips to Marcos’ side, that would give a tremendous benefit for Bongbong Marcos. Otherwise, Cayetano does not have the block that surpasses the strenght of the pro-administration stalwarts. He’s either for Marcos or say goodbye to politics. As a strategist, one can only guess.

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Effective Crisis Management: The Marcoses’ Quick Action after Food Poisoning

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By: Elena Grace Flores
While the media sensationalizes the food poisoning event during the Thanksgiving party for former First Lady Imelda Marcos’s 90th birthday, the Marcos siblings are quick enough to assure the sick ones that they will be taken cared of. Bongbong Marcos said that they can expect for the family’s help until they recover. On the other hand, Senator Imee Marcos also confirms the real VP’s statement. The whole family is really keen on crisis management without pointing their fingers to anyone. Sabotage or not, they are taking full responsibility of the incident.

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Catering Services Investigated

The celebration at the Ynares Sports Arena had 2,500 guests and Marcos supporters. They came from different places. There were two caterers. One for VIP guests, and another one for regular guests. The ones who fell ill were mostly regular guests. Siopao, spaghetti, pork and chicken adobo with egg were the servings. Authorities also checks the drinking water.

Egg is the Likely Culprit

A Department of health representative said that the egg is likely the culprit. People from far away places were already at the venue as early as 6 AM. They were given the packed meal at around 10 AM. The heat can easily spoil the egg with the present climate. The bacteria can then contaminate the rest of the foods.

Senator Imee Marcos’ Statement

Senator Imee Marcos’ statement reads: Our family did not organize the event. We were just invited. Many participants arrived as early as 7AM and food came from different donors. My mom and our entire family are helping everyone who were affected get proper care. We are making sure that they are all okay.

Effective Crisis Management Efforts

The Marcoses knew for sure on what to do when crisis strikes. Their apology first and foremost calms everyone down. This is despite not being the organizer of the event. Their assurance that they will help until the end also prevents the media from making any more negative stories and speculations. At this time of writing, only two remain in the hospital due to severe dehydration. The rest are provided with medical care and transportation allowances through their coordinators. Good crisis management effort indeed.

Imelda Marcos Points to Her Lasting Offerings to Filipinos on Her 90th Birthday

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The Marcoses Do Not Doubt the President’s Support for the Electoral Protest of BBM


By: Elena Grace Flores
Senator Imee Marcos defends President Rodrigo Du30 saying that he did not commit any impeachable offense. She refers to the Recto Bank incident. The Marcoses are staunch ally of the President. This is despite the inaction of the Supreme court on the electoral protest of BBM. Du30 refuses to defend the Filipino fishermen whose boat collides with a Chinese vessel. This leads his critics to call for his impeachment.

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The President Considers Frendsip with China

To avoid a bloody conflict with China, Du30 agrees with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2016 that Chinese fishermen may have access to the country’s EEZ in the West Philippine Sea. “It was a mutual agreement. Let’s give way to each other. You fish there, I fish here,” Du30 said in a speech last week. The opposition insists that his failure to defend the country is impeachable by law which Marcos rejects.

There is No Basis for Impeachment

Marco said that there is no basis for Du30’s impeachment simply because to have dialogues with other heads of states is not an offense. It would be funny if to communicate with heads of state is a crime, she said. She also cites the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s decision in July 2016 where it rules that the Philippines has exclusive rights in the West Philippine Sea but not sovereignty.

Sovereign Rights Versus Sovereignty

In the ruling, Marcos said that the tribunal differentiates sovereignty from sovereign rights. Unlike sovereignty, sovereign rights can be shared with others, she added. Policies must be in place just like what happens in Indonesa and Papua New Guinea where Philippines pay 10,000 USD to fish at their EEZ.

BBM’s Electoral Protest

The Marcoses may not be happy with the delay of the Supreme Court ruling for the electoral protest of BBM, but they never blame the President for its inacton. They continue to work for the good of the country following the Filipino leader’s mandate.

Imelda Marcos Points to Her Lasting Offerings to Filipinos on Her 90th Birthday

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Imelda Marcos Points to Her Lasting Offerings to Filipinos on Her 90th Birthday

Imelda Marcos

By: Elena Grace Flores
Former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ 90th birthday cakes feature the projects she spearheads. This was while her husband FEM was President. These are the Philippine Heart Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Lung Center of the Philippines, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Quiapo Golden Mosque, Philippine International Convention Center, Manila Film Center, and the Manila International Airport. I may be gone but these will be forever,” Marcos said

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Grateful Daughter

Her daughter Senator Imee Marcos is grateful to all those who made it to her mother’s party. It runs two days before her July 2 birthday. The Senator is grateful that even if not many people can reach the age of 90, their matriarch still sings and dances.

Reminiscing her Marriage with FEM

Senator Marcos discloses that her mother, Imelda Marcos is very happy to be in Ilocos during the celebration. She’s back where she was with her husband right after their wedding when the former President Marcos was still a congressman.

90th birthday in Malacañang of the North

Former First Lady Imelda Marcos celebrated her 90th birthday two days early at Malacañang Ti Amianan (Malacañang of the North) in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. She said: I may be gone but these will be forever,” as she points to her birthday cakes. Sad to say that the mainstream media prefers to highlight her collection of shoes than her lifelong achievements.

Imelda Marcos’ Dream for her Son

Imelda Marcos dreams that son, Bongbong Marcos follows the footsteps of his father in the top position of the land. This should be an easier way to implement the will of FEM for the welfare of the Filipinos. She may not have the strength and grace anymore to beg the Congress to look into the Marcos Foundation wealth under the trustees of the late President Marcos – but she continues to expand the Marcos influence through her children and grandchildren.

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