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Health Tips from a Common Filipino to Bongbong Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The country’s health care system is still far behind international standards. Bongbong Marcos’ vlog recently features a young Filipino lady’s situation. She signifies the plight of common Filipinos regardless of their financial status. While there are public hospitals for the indigents, the middle class is limited to their health cards from work. This goes to the rich as well. Once a chronic disease strikes, any reserves for medical purposes can easily run out. Such is a big flaw medically-speaking. All citizens must have the right to have access to the best suitable treatment with or without cash. z

YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Last weekend, I met a young woman who reminded me that difficulties are merely a matter of perspective. No feat would be too great to achieve with more Athenas in the world.

BBM’s Medical Mission

Bongbong Marcos’ medical mission in Binan, Laguna benefits 400 to 500 people. He also conducts a contest online asking subscribers to give the best health tips to a busy person like him. A hoodie is at stake for the lucky winners. Athena is one of the lucky contestants. Marcos looks forward to having more face to face interactions with ordinary citizens.

Athena Lives with Cerebral Palsy

Marcos’ promising guest, Athena, suffers from Cerebral palsy. It is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. She arrives at the meeting venue in a wheelchair. Despite her disability, she impresses the former Senator for her enthusiasm in life. She remains active contributor online and even writes a book.

Decent Health Care System for the People

Sickness or diseases are problems of the nation. This should not be solitary to the family of the affected patients. While public hospitals try to accommodate the low to medium class Filipinos, they can only provide hospital services. Medicines are out of the pocket or given by the local government if lucky. Employees with health cards enjoy the benefits of limited insurance. Not knowing that in the middle of a critical surgery, its coverage can be denied.

Appropriate Treatment With or Without Cash

It is understood that private hospitals must have deposits to be able to perform the necessary procedure needed by a patient. The government has no control over this because it is commercial. They cannot continue to operate if their business is losing. This is the same reason why medical establishments like hospitals must not be privatized. Citizens must have access to quality treatments with or without cash.

Health Tips to Bongbong Marcos

A busy person like BBM has nothing to worry about if he can sleep well at night. Philippine leaders who have the heart to serve their constituents can only have this privilege when their people can seek the appropriate medical services without worrying about money. All hospitals must pass the international standards for all citizens to avail of, rich or poor. Many people are banking on Bongbong Marcos to make this happen in the Philippines.

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Democracy in Makati: Abby &Jojo Binay Tandem is for Imee Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Despite the lost footages online, many remember that Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos who runs for Senator joins the ribbon cutting in Makati. It was during the Consumer’s Welfare Week 2018 at the Makati City Hall. She hails the leadership of Mayor Abby Binay and her Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo. Now that former Vice President Jojo Binay announces support to his daughter, things get clearer than ever. The Binay patriarch is supportive of the Marcoses regardless of his human rights lawyering during martial law. This is contrary to his other daughter’s stand. Senator Nancy Binay seeks another term alongside her brother, Junjun who opposes the incumbent Makati mayor. Democracy is evident in the commercial city because people get to vote their bet within the family. z

YouTube video by ABS-CBN News

[VIDEO]: Ex-VP Binay, susuportahan si Abby sa kaniyang reelection bid.

Two Sets of Binays in Makati

Abby Binay and Jojo Binay are obviously in line with the idealism of Bongbong and Imee Marcos. While Nancy Binay is often heard speaking negatively against them. She fights alongside with brother Junjun who runs with Monsour del Rosario as District 1 Representative opposite her father and sister. Aside from sibling rivalry, many can tag this as pro and anti-Marcos bout.

From Jojo to Imee

On the other hand, the campaign ad of Imee Marcos depicts that of Jojo Binay’s “We are like this in Makati.” She recently launches “We are like this in Ilocos Norte! The governor who is now a senatorial candidate talks about the price of rice in her province in this video. Definitely a classic advertisement straight from Jejomar Binay’s portfolio in the 2016 elections!

Democracy in Makati through Election

Abby in an interview confesses that has differences with older sister, Nancy. The mayor has always been independent of her family. It is quite a surprise when her father shows up during her certificate of candidacy filing versus brother Junjun. Prior to this Jojo already said that he would live it to the people’s choice. They have to vote among his two children. It is democracy in action.

Sibling Rivalry

A Win-Win Situation for the Binays

Abby and Junjun may divide the votes in Makati. However, it is a different case when the father runs alongside one. Most residents just love him. Nevertheless, the line up for the race only highlights the siblings as the top two contenders of the mayoral post. Perhaps, this can also determine the Marcoses’ return to power. It’s becauses whoever wins is still a Binay.

Gov. Imee Marcos is a Leader who Unites Political Parties as she Runs for Senator
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Who can Now Debunk Senator Manny Pacquiao’s Endorsement of Imee Marcos?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Manny Pacquiao finally admits in a recent interview that Gov.Imee Marcos who runs for Senator in the upcoming election is included in their line up. Pacquiao is the campaign manager of PDP-Laban. Marcos joins her co-Nacionalista party members, Cynthia Villar, and Pia Cayetano to complete the magic 12 of the great boxer’s party. This is contrary to the rumors earlier saying the visuals of Pacquiao’s endorsement of Marcos were fake. z

YouTube video byElena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Senator Manny Pacquiao Confirms that as PDP-Laban’s campaign manager, Gov. Imee Marcos is included in their political sorties.

Let the Laws Take Care of Alleged Corruption Issues

Pacquiao is smart enough to answer the interviewer’s question about how he feels when it comes to Marcos’ family issues of corruption. He said that the country has laws that deal with those. Guilty or not, it has nothing to do with her political platform that is in line with the administration’s quest.

The Count is Just Right

The Filipino legend endorses candidates outside the 5-member slate of the ruling party. Pacquiao enumerated the names of senatorial bets he endorses. They are 12 candidates in total. 7 of them are from other parties. Which 3 of them are from the Nacionalista party.

5 MaBaGoKoTo Bets

Pacquiao enumerates the names of senatorial bets he endorses. There are a total of 13 candidates. more than the number of seats up for grabs. These include the 5 PDP-Laban bets called MaBaGoKoTo: – Former top cop Ronald dela Rosa – Duterte’s close aide Bong Go – Maguindanao 2nd District Representative Zajid Mangudadatu – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III – Former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino

8 or 7 from Other Parties?

Pacquiao also endorses these 8 other candidates outside of his party slate: – Jinggoy Estrada – Bong Revilla – Grace Poe – Cynthia Villar – JV EJercito – Sonny Angara – Pia Cayetano and – Imee Marcos

Not Debunking Imee Marcos’ Endorsement for Senator

Both Du30 and Pacquiao support Marcos. Not to mention the President’s daughter, Sara Du30-Carpio who organizes Hugpong ng Pagbabago. There are obvious overlappings in some of the candidates like in Gov. Marcos’ case. However, this is not an issue for Pacquiao. They just have to prioritize their own candidates. Although recently in Cebu, the endorsement of Pacquiao for Marcos was very notable.

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Can Senator Koko Pimentel Work with Bongbong and Imee Marcos?


By: Elena Grace Flores

Senator Koko Pimentel said that he can work with Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos if they both win in May’s Senate elections. However, he maintains that the martial law years under her father’s regime were not good for the country. Pimentel’s father, former Senate President Nene Pimentel was a political prisoner during the Marcos regime. Despite this, he had worked with her brother, Bongbong Marcos when he was still a Senator. He is used to working with them. z

YouTube video byABS-CBN News

[VIDEO]: Sen. Koko Pimentel on campaigning with Imee Marcos

Gotten Used to Former Senator Bongbong Marcos

“I’ve gotten used to it.” Senator Pimentel said, whose father was a political prisoner during the Marcos regime. He sees no problem sharing the campaign stage with Imee Marcos. Hugpong ng Pagbabago is their common affiliation. The President’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Du30-Carpio chairs the political party.

Imee Marcos and Martial Law are Two Different Things

For Pimentel, the Marcos martial law years were not good years or not beneficial years to the country. He believes that the suppression of democracy at that time was evident. We had no basic freedoms,” Pimentel added. This remains to be his stand. But he can campaign with Imee because she is a nominee of President Rodrigo Du30. Like Marcos, Pimentel is an ally of the President.

Who Doesn’t Lie?

The Ilocos Norte governor recently stirs controversy over her educational credentials after the University of the Philippines and the Princeton University announces through the mainstream media that she is not a graduate of her school. Although Marcos only said that she completed her studied in both schools. Mayor Du30-Carpio defends Marcos, saying that Leni Robredo should not talk about honesty. She is known as a Fake VP for nothing. This should not be an election issue because all candidates supposedly lie anyway, she declares.

Honesty is a Decision One Can Make

Although Pimentel believes that honesty is “important”, he cannot instill it to all people. It is the right thing to do but we are not in the position to judge. It should also be understood that if some people can trust a person who is not honest, then that it is his decision,” he added. Marcos actually did not lie. She knows that she consistently was in the dean’s list and even attended her graduation ceremony from UP Law. However, her diploma was withheld because of Princeton’s taking her out of the list of graduates following the criticisms of some anti-Marcos followers.

Senator Pimentel’s Unpopularity

Pimentel suffers from recent unpopularity because of his slow and ineffective handling of the Senate inquiry on election fraud in 2016. Supporters of the clean election advocate, Atty. Glenn Chong who is among the top senatorial candidates as per an online survey criticizes his impositions to the Comelec or lack of them. Even Mayor Sara was also not happy with him once. He can actually do better than what he said about Imee and Bongbong Marcos. That might give him a chance to at least get more votes.

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Despite Ill-Gotten Wealth Opinion, Bongbong Marcos and Nancy Binay Work Together for Housing Programs

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos is often the first to recognize the vital needs of Filipinos. He sets aside boundaries, differences of opinions and grudges to realize these. Senator Nancy Binay, on the other hand, is often misunderstood. The Binay family supports the Marcoses’ return to power. But her opinion on matters relating to the martial law years is given colors. However, it seems that BBM understands and respects individuality. Therefore, he is grateful enough to be in Binay’s company. His vlog on Human Settlements issue shows this. Marcos also gives Binay credit for the job well done regardless of the alleged ill-gotten wealth comment of the lawmaker. z

YouTube video by#BBMvlog

[VIDEO]: BM VLOG #52: Pabahay para sa Bawat Pilipino | Bongbong Marcos

Sustainable Living First for Filipinos

Bongbong Marcos said that every Filipino wants to live in a peaceful community. So he is very happy to enact the Human Settlements and Urban Development Act that he advocates. He then adds that President Rodrigo Du30’s term is the time for Filipinos to make a decent living. This is in line with the moves of Senator Nancy Binay who seeks re-election. She emphasizes the crucial role of architecture and design for housing projects. This forges the Filipino identity. Binay notes that architects, urban planners, and designers must not overlook the social dimension of their roles in society. Just like Marcos’ logic that the community must have the essential facilities for sustainable living.

Senator Binay’s Good moves

Binay explains that we must remind urban planners and architects of their social purpose in building “human and inclusive” communities. They must be sustainable and reflect the aspirations of the people. Binay lauds architects and designers who continue to push boundaries. She also taps into the Filipino consciousness. Then, stresses the use of materials that are indigenous. This is in the pursuit of building structures that represent Filipino ideals, and aspirations.

Misquoted by the Mainstream Media?

In a speech recently, President Du30 raises doubts about the ill-gotten wealth accusations against the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The black media propaganda alleges that Marcos has stolen up to $10 billion from state coffers during his two-decade rule. This is actually impossible said Senatorial bet, Larry Gadon. Truly because the country does not have that much money. Mainstream media then quotes Senator Nancy Binay saying that the Supreme Court rulings and the compensation on human rights victims are enough proof on the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses. The Philippine President, ultimately doubts about that.

Misleading News on Ill-Gotten Wealth

The news on Binay’s comments creates confusion. This is because she is pro-Du30 administration person. The Senator is apparently a strong supporter of the Marcoses’ projects for the people. Simply because she is a humanitarian herself. In fact, she’s the one who passes a bill that gives way to the Senate election fraud investigation in 2016. This compliments Marcos’ electoral protest against the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo.

Individualism Must be Respected

Former Senator Marcos successfully demonstrates how to respect individualism. Therefore, Binay’s opinion if ever is not a good reason to cut ties. This is contrary to what their enemies want to achieve. The alliance of the Binays and the Marcoses gets stronger than ever. Even the sibling rivalry for the mayoral post only proves that there’s no political dynasty in Makati. Both families face criticisms from their detractors in this regard. Despite each serving government official in the commercial district, Ilocos Norte and elsewhere with the notable political names went through the right process during elections. They are merely the people’s choice.