As Governor Imee Marcos sets a vision in making Ilocos Norte a livable, sustainable and resilient province, tourism in their area flourishes. This is due to her hands-on approach in various tourism campaigns. Like the plight of her brother, Bongbong Marcos, the martial law black propaganda also hunts her – the Liberal Party’s way to block any Marcos to returns to the country’s highest public office. Now, the fight between the pro and antiMarcos is social media fight is evident in her senatorial bid.
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[VIDEO]: One of the longest ziplines in the country can be found in Ilocos Norte, a Marcos bailiwick.
The Longest Zipline
Ilocos Norte has the largest capacity of renewable energy in Southeast Asia due to its 300 megawatt (MW) wind farms. It’s also because of the Marcos influence. It is also home of the world’s longest ziplines over water. The 1.7 kilometer and 1.2 kilometer ziplines by Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center in Barangay Balaoi.
Bringing Back Old Case against Imee Marcos
Anti-Marcos media said; She may be an outstanding governor but her core value is highly questionable. Imee Marcos apparently never said sorry for the premeditated torture and death of Archimedes Trajano Trajano in 1977. He was 21 years old when he was allegedly killed by Imee’s bodyguards. Imee was also 21 when she became a leader for the youth. Trajano was her critic who said that she couldn’t have won if she’s not the president’s daughter.
SC Voided US Court Ruling
The Supreme Court has voided proceedings of a civil case against Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos to enforce an American court ruling. It rules that she pay $4.4 million to the family of Archimedes Trajano. In an 18-page decision penned by Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, Jr., the Supreme Court’s third division declared as null and void the Court of Appeals (CA) decision dated Oct. 11, 1994. It ordered the Pasig RTC Branch 163 to junk Marcos’ motion to dismiss the case because the summons are not properly served to her.
The Marcoses are Not Perfect but Still the Best
There may be truth in some of the power abuse allegations against the Marcoses. But it is a bit obvious why since most of the alleged victims were activists, rebels or outlaws. The Philippines might be a democratic country but there are still limitations on government attacks. The challenge is in determining how far one can go that treason, libel, and sedition are not committed when practicing freedom of speech. As far as the Marcoses are concerned, they are bound to work for the good of the Filipino majority. Political will is needed to implement this and like the current president said, collateral damages are possible.