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Calls for Recount Intensify as the President Praises Marcos’ Martial Law

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

People are anxious to witness the immediate recount to legitimize the Vice Presidential post now occupied by Leni Robredo. Calls for the recount even becomes more intense when the President praises the late Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr.’ martial law. Bongbong Marcos is just too proud to be his son.






Youtube video by; Rappler
[VIDEO]: President Du30 says former president Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of martial law was ‘very good.’ This is in response to a question seeking to clarify Du30’s earlier statement, where he said that his declaration of martial law would be similar to Marcos’ time.



Du30’s Justification

The president said that the late President Marcos was forced to declare martial law to fight off the wave of communism at that time. The New People’s Army back then was already getting arms support from overseas.




Parallelism with Marcos

“Whether or not he performed worse or better, there is no study, there is no movie about it. It’s just the challenges and allegations of the other side which is not enough,” Du30 said. It is evident that he draws parallelisms between himself and Marcos as he enumerates his reasons for the declaration of military rule in Mindanao.




Evidence of Rebellion

Maute group’s taking over a hospital, burning of government facilities and killing of government security forces are clearly acts of rebellion. That warrants his declaration of military rule under the new constitution. They are not merely terrorist attacks.









Recount Calls

At the back of the martial law incident, many people are asking the updates of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest. This only shows that no other big news can cover public interest in this aspect. The tide has turned now from Marcos being the culprit to a real hero – that is supported by the president. Therefore to make-up to his heroism, his son must be installed as the real VP, according to his supporters via social media. The preliminary conference for the electoral protest is set in motion on June 21, 2017.




http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/05/24/1703241/drawing-parallels-marcos-duterte-says-martial-law-period-good




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