The alleged Martial Law victims accuse the Philippine Constabulary who are noted to have very strict training in imposing the law during Marcos’ time. Now, the president wants the PC to replace the PNP that is now under various investigations on extra-judicial killings and Tokhang for Ransom incidents. Is this a good idea?
Director General Ronald Dela Rosa, chief of the Philippine National Police or PNP, announces the suspension of the war on drugs and the disbandment of the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group or AIDG. This is to give way to a cleansing of the police ranks. The AIDG is implicated in the abduction and murder of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo last Oct. 18, 2016.
The Church to Help in Drug Rehabilitation
A drug rehabilitation program dubbed “Sanlakbay sa Pagbabago ng Buhay” is launched in the parishes by the archdiocese’s Restorative Justice Ministry in Manila. This aims to help in the rehabilitation of drug users who surrendered to the police.
Philippine Constabulary to Replace the PNP?
The PNP, a civilian agency, has become undisciplined after it replaced the defunct Philippine Constabulary or PC which is a military organization under the Armed Forces. It is a much more disciplined group than the PNP. Many people are happy over the news that the President wants to revive the PC that has a long history of law enforcement.
As soon as Bato suspends Oplan Tokhang and disbands the AIDG, the extra-judicial killings also stopped. What does this mean? Others speculate that the police felons cannot blame the campaign anymore for their crimes. The other side also expresses that there’s no more drug war to sabotage. Whatever the case may be, the PNP has lost public trust according to Senator Panfilo Lacson. Is the PC accused of Martial Law abuses during Marcos’ time be a better replacement of the PNP? Perhaps, all pro-Marcos would think so but what about the alleged Martial Law victims?
The beautiful Filipinianana fashion with the butterfly sleeves is the signature fashion of Imelda Marcos. It is not known who really invented it but it already exists before her time. However, she made her version famous, thus the name “Iron Butterfly.” Wearing it elegantly in style is what remains in the people’s minds – like Maxine Medina’s admiration of the beauty and brain First Lady of the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos and the proud mother of Bongbong Marcos.
Youtube video by; Imelda Marcos
[VIDEO]: Imelda Marcos as Fashion Icon
Maxine Medina is just Telling the Truth
Maxine Media is a true Filipina. She says what she knows. It is not wrong to say that Imelda Marcos invented the Terno – because what she meant is the elegant Terno with the butterfly sleeves that she often is seen with during important official events. To test, grab an ancient picture of the dress and compare it to Imelda Marcos’ image on it and see the difference.
One Piece or Marching Pair
A Terno can be one -piece or matching pair. In the Visayas or among Bisayan-speaking people, the word Terno is still used to match the top with the skirt or pants. The full body or one-piece dress is obviously a Terno also because they match.
The Kimona vs the Terno
Right after the Marcos regime, the anti-Marcos administrations tried so hard to eliminate the Terno that Imelda Marcos is famous for. They prefer the Kimona or baro at saya styles during official events – but nothing can beat the Terno. Nancy Binay who is fond of wearing it was once a victim of social media bashing but she wears it proud like how a Filipina should be.
The fuzz is not about Maxine Medina’s crediting Imelda Marcos as the inventor of the Terno. The bashing can come only from the anti-Marcos people. However, the truth of the Marcos golden era cannot be hidden anymore – the same as the emergence of Bongbong Marcos in the second-highest position in the land. Thanks to Maxine Medina’s being truthful nature. She’s one true beautiful, intelligent and proud Filipina!
Under the previous administration, Vice President Jejomar Binay attends every Rizal Day ceremony during Aquino’s years in power, even leading the rites alongside Pnoy. He had many disagreements to the administration’s moves – but kept the relationship as professional as possible. He is always present in various official gatherings of the Aquino administration. Binay kept this up even when he was openly anti-administration and had left Aquino’s Cabinet.
Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: President Duterte from the start is already uncomfortable with V.P. Robredo after Pastor Boy Saycon confirmed the election fraud to him based on gathered evidence – but for the sake of unity, he gave into Ramos’ request to give her a chance.
Prerogative of the Palace
Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella commented: “It is a prerogative of the Palace to invite those who they feel is needed to be there.” In things like this, there are no social rules that can dictate the president what to do with his detractors in elected posts. This depends largely on the character of the concerned official. Binay was too humble to be a threat in Pnoy’s presence. Robredo is seen as someone who is good on the front but backbites after the event. So, why bother?
The President clarifies that there’s no fight between him and his Vice President. They just have irreconcilable differences. Robredo might be denying her joining or organizing protests against the President’s decisions in various matters but her being vocal in her beliefs that make the top leader look bad is not acceptable to any bosses.
No More V.P. in Official Gatherings?
The president is a very forgiving person. He displayed that attribute with the media. Earlier there was a total ban on his live appearances or broadcasts. However, that changes in time and almost back to normal now. Robredo should not have shown her pride when she immediately resigns. She should have given it time. After all, Duterte did not ask her to leave his cabinet post. Perhaps when she proves that she is on her best behavior, no doubt the president will consider inviting her again.
President Duterte is such a direct person to play false pretenses with V.P. Robredo. If he is not pleased with you, he shows it. Robredo needs Binays’ patience and humility right now to survive longer. Another session with the good former Vice President Jojo Binay will definitely give her more wisdom for her situation right now.
President Rodrigo Duterte outsmarts critics by doing the somewhat unconventional moves. Little do they know that most of his actions follow the wisdom of the late strongman, Ferdinand E. Marcos. The alliance with Russia is just one of them.
Youtube video by; ABS-CBN News
[VIDEO]: President Rodrigo Duterte returns to Manila today. His first activity, a visit to a Russian navy ship docked in Manila. As this report tells us, this could be followed by a visit to Russia. ANC, The World Tonight, January 6, 2017
Under the Ferdinand E., Marcos regime, the Philippines normalizes economic and diplomatic ties with China and the USSR or Russia. This is carried out by President Duterte as he supports the late president’s son, Bongbong Marcos. The nation is waiting for the SC ruling on his electoral protests against Vice President Leni Robredo.
Duterte’s Response to U.S. Cr
Mocha Uson who is a sexy celebrity starlet turned media host blames the fall back to her critics. It is evident that when a Facebook page receives various reports, FB temporarily or permanently blocks it depending on the offense cited. However, not only false news sites, pages or other functionality are taken down by both Facebook and Google online giants – the sources of real-time true news from real people are also discontinued.
Fact Checks can Lead to the Truth
A news can seem too good to be true or hilarious – but fact-checking from credible sources can be verified through Google, according to Mocha Uson. Sometimes, she posts some fresh news from direct sources that no other sources have them. Therefore, proofs are necessary for these types of content through videos and other verifiable materials.
Videos, documentations, and images can be set-up using credible accounts to aid Facebook and Google’s crawlers into determining if the news is fake or not. It is vital to always follow the best practices surrounding Google Authorship. An author’s credibility is essential for proving that the news is not fake. It must be linked to an official Social Media account and bears the real name that matches a credit card or other financial proof that the person exists – such as in the Google Adsense’s system.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is living a long life to tell his story. He is worth listening to. This clarifies all the questions why he was a part of the EDSA revolution that toppled the reign of former President Ferdinand Marcos but still an avid supporter of his son Bongbong Marcos. An open mind can really solve the mysteries behind the switch. One thing is sure, his moves were needed for survival – but he remained loyal despite the accusations that he betrayed Marcos. The late president knew of Enrile’s every move and he let that happen to prevent bloodshed.
Youtube video by; Rappler
[VIDEO]: Human rights watchdog group Karapatan says the effigy depicts the ‘resurrection and rehabilitation of the Marcoses’ and concerns over the rise in extrajudicial killings.
The Communist Party in Alliance with the Liberal
It was clear the Benigno Aquino or Ninoy Aquino was in cahoots with the Communist Party when the late strongman struggled to prevent the country from becoming a communist nation. He used his connections with the academic sector and the church to create chaos and escalate the protests happening done by the activists through the media. Look at what’s happening today after the Marcos burial.
Liberal Party Capitalizes on the Bloodshed
The reported bloodsheds whether during the time of the older Marcos or from Duterte’s war on drugs give the Liberal Party the chance to attack the government and get sympathy from the people. We can only expect that these insurgencies will grow in number and become highly-publicized as they aim to unseat Duterte in favor of Leni Robredo.
The Senators are Vigilant not to let History Repeats Itself
The senators were divided and formed different factions in the past. The many groups destroyed the balance. Nowadays, there are two different groups – the pro and anti-Duterte. If the pro-Duterte maintain their loyalty to the administration, the Liberal Party will have a hard time of insisting on the V.P. Leni Robredo take over to the presidency.
The situation for the Duterte administration can be solemnized after the take-over of Bongbong Marcos to the V.P. seat. The Liberal Party would not want Bongbong Marcos to be president. This is very crucial to monitor in the next few weeks.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Bongbong Marcos says this when pressed if he is for Martial Law; “Oh, God, no. If there is martial law, it means we are in crisis. Marcos made it clear that we don’t want the Philippines to be in crisis.” President Rodrigo Duterte also addressed the people in Manila who implied that he will resort to martial law if triggered in anger – but he said that it did not improve our lives in the past. Hatred can only teach children to be rebellious if their parents are killed for whatever reason.
Youtube video by; bulatlat multimedia
[VIDEO]: If it would come from me, a Martial Law declaration, that’s just foolish. We had Martial Law before, what happened? Nothing. Did our lives improve from then until now? Nothing.
Shoot Officials who Abuse the Blanket Authority
Duterte will not resort to Martial Law, he prefers the “blanket authority” to be given to local officials assisted by the military. “I would rather empower every mayor to seek the brigade’s assistance. They have to tell the story why their community is not safe anymore, to avail of the blanket authority. He made it clear that no official can use this “authority” to order the military to do illegal activities. He said he would give a standing order to soldiers to “shoot officials” who do so.
Martial Law was Imposed to Instill Discipline during Crisis
The strict military rule was necessary during the late Marcos’ reign because everything was in chaos due to media propaganda against him. People were brainwashed to stage a coup d’etat against him using the media. That time, Filipinos believe what they hear on the radio and see on TV.
Abuses Committed by Soldiers not Ordered by Marcos
The Philippine Constabulary were able and brave men of the military whose reputation was tainted by the abuses committed by some of them or crimes done by others and blamed them for doing something they did not commit. Very similar to this date when a police officer does an over-kill for the anti-illegal drugs operation, it will surely make President Duterte look bad.
Bongbong Marcos Has Nothing to Apologize For
Why should Bongbong Marcos apologize on crimes committed by other people that were blamed to his father? The late strongman was never convicted of any crime – so the son has nothing to apologize for on behalf of the father!
President Rodrigo Duterte is unfazed with the ongoing anti-Marcos burial protests and sees no security threat. He understands their sentiments and they are allowed to expressed it but just don’t cause heavy traffic, the president said. On the other hand, Bongbong Marcos agrees that it’s their rights to rally and the Marcos family respects that.
[VIDEO]: Anti-Marcos protestors, nagsagawa ng Black Friday rally
November 11, 2016
Maximum Tolerance by PNP
Unlike previous images of police abuses like overkills and no tolerance, the Bongbong Marcos – Duterte’s “maximum tolerance” approach is evident in how to deal with the protesters. However, the enemies will always do something to aggravate the situation so it is expected that isolated cases of forces applied will be undertaken if they go out of control.
So far, everything is under Control
Police officers learned it the hard way when all men in uniformed responsible for the harsh treatments against the previous protest in front of the American Embassy resulted in their dismissal. They are all under investigation for possible administrative case to be filed against them if found guilty.
Provoking the police
Protesters must be reminded that despite the “maximum tolerance’ imposed, they should also follow the law because if they endanger the lives of the police, they are given the go signal to defend themselves. The good thing with protests is, it is normally done in public places where it’s accessible to the media. Therefore, if properly guided, both sides must be able to support a peaceful anti-Marcos burial rally, if that’s what others need to do to feel better.
Marcos’ Family Plea
The Marcos family has been very patient waiting for their time to come after 27 years. All criticisms are already heard around the world. Now, that circumstances favor them, the detractors should also learn how to wait for their time. Perhaps another 27 years too? Can they do it like the Marcoses?
By: Elena Grace Flores
Imee Marcos explains that during FVR’s time, the family respected the then president’s decision not to create chaos by giving the late strongman a state funeral and was not even given the chance to be paraded among his many supporters. Now, it’s Duterte’s time and the president said, it’s okay to honor him as deemed appropriate by the family. So, can this be respected as well?
[VIDEO]: The burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) does not make him a hero, his daughter asserted..
Let the New Generation Judge
The Millenials are well informed and all information are accessible to them. Let them judge according to what they know. It is unfair to just side the 10,000 alleged martial law victims when there are more that 34 million people waiting for the proper state burial of the former president Ferdinand Marcos.
Respected the Opinion but they have the Right to be Wrong Too
All criticisms from the anti-Marcos people have been heard. Can they be fair in hearing the other side as well? Their opinions were already celebrated thus taking this long to bury the late president. Let the legal cases continue if there are but the burial must happen at any time soon. Critics can also fact check what they know because they have the right to be wrong too.
All Criticisms Have Been Heard, Now, it’s Marcos’ Time
Accusations, calling him names and condemning him were already done. Now it’s Marcos’ time as supported by his many supporters to be allowed to mourn and see their former president laid to rest as a soldier, statesman, secretary of national defense and medal of valor recipient.
Marcos has the right to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
Imee Marcos was so humble when making a plea to allow the upcoming burial of her late father at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. She said, that it will be a simple ceremony that the late president wished for – to be beside his comrades during the World War 2 battles. Now, can the Marcos supporters allow him to be buried just like that? There will be no major preparations required but it is certain that wherever the remains of the late president passes, there will be many supporters waiting, watching and praying for him and the Philippines. Is this what critics are trying to stop?
By: Elena Grace Flores
The Philippines have so much gold starting when the late Ferdinand E. Marcos was still a young, and dashing lawyer. He already became two of the richest Filipinos even before he became president because of the trust of the Tallano royal family. The collection even grew abundantly when combined with the Maharlika gold and the Yamashita treasures. Brilliant as he was, Marcos made sure that they are documented for humanity and serve the Filipino people as economic support or gold reserves. This is the reason why the country never gets bankrupt like Belgium despite the world’s financial crisis.
[VIDEO]: WEALTH for HUMANITY (Ferdinand Marcos Gold).
Imelda Marcos only has the Bill of Lading
Imelda Marcos discloses to the world that she is in possession of the bill of ladings for the gold’s shipments to the different parts of the world. She even explained this to the U.S. court that acquitted her from the graft and corruption charges. She was also hailed as a very honest First Lady and the Filipinos are lucky to have her. The Marcos family do not have the rights for the deposited gold.
The Gold Collections are Kept for Humanity
The Marcos Foundation holds the rights for the gold collection as registered in the Central Bank of the Philippines. The foundation’s beneficiaries are the Filipino people. The 50 year validity period has already expired at Central bank so, the government has the jurisdiction for its assignment in cooperation with the World Bank. It is expected that the claim can be honored only when the bill of lading and the representative for the beneficiaries which is the government can be presented to the World Bank hand in hand. The overseas banks where they are deposited do not own them. The World Bank only acts as the globe’s martial for their intended use as protected by the late Marcos using his expertise in the law.
It is not clarified if the late president Marcos covered the World Bank secrecy agreement with a 50-year timeline or time deposit just prior to his death. Discussions with the World Bank, the Government, and Imelda Marcos should clarify this issue. The treasures are not for individual distribution They are collected to serve as gold reserves to support the economy.
Bongbong Marcos as President
It would be beneficial for the Filipino people if the only son of the late Ferdinand Marcos, Bongbong Marcos will one day become the president. He would know how to go about it when the right time comes. His father was a brilliant leader who always put his citizens first in line. The documentations can attest that nothing is stolen from the Philippines. Instead, he made the Filipinos the heir of the collections of wealth he came across with. Once Bongbong Marcos is president, the keeper of the rights and the representative of the beneficiaries will be one but no absolute power to own them. People who accused APO, for being a thief should be ashamed of themselves. Think about it.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Why did George W. Bush think that the Philippines is the richest country in the world? It is because of the Yamashita gold that the late Ferdinand Marcos deposited in more than 150 countries of the world – with a Trust Fund at the Central Bank under the Marcos Foundation for the benefit of the Filipinos. Meaning to say, that his family is not even the direct heir of this alleged hidden wealth as Cory Aquino promulgated via the media just to discredit him from the presidency.
[VIDEO]: This is a collection of videos from witnesses of the gold deposited by the late President Ferdinand Marcos to safeguard the interests of the Filipinos from hands-on previous bank employees to lawyers and financial experts here and abroad.
The Ultimate Truth
The wisdom of the late strongman and his knowledge as a lawyer tells him that if the unearthed gold will be awarded to finders with only a percentage to the government, they would be rumbling to claim the treasures that are not theirs in the first place, bringing chaos to the country. Instead, he exported these golds to different countries with bill of lading under the care of his widow, Imelda Marcos. The document at the Central Bank hereby said that those deposits are registered under the Marcos foundation for the benefit of the Filipinos. By having these gold reserves, the country will not suffer from tremendous amount of interests rates from debts – thereby not prone to global financial crisis.
Imelda and the Government must Join Hands
Former First Lady Imelda Marcos is vital in managing these unexplained wealth collected by her husband but she cannot move them alone. Since they are registered under the Marcos Foundation for the citizens of the Philippines, the government must initiate on how to manage them further. At the moment, they are just sitting in Central Bank and other countries overseas awaiting for further actions after the 50 year time deposit period. Marcos is dead for only 27 years now. When the right time comes, it would be Imelda’s heir and the new government that can facilitate that.
Marcos wanted to come back from Exile to Explain but Hindered by Cory Aquino
Marcos requested many times to come back to the country during his exile in Hawaii but he was not allowed by then President Cory Aquino. Instead of giving him the benefit of the doubt, she has caused confusion by insinuating that the treasures are stolen by Marcos – thereby giving it a bad name: Ill-gotten Wealth. Bongbong Marcos was right when he said that they don’t have it because Imelda only has the bill of lading in her possession but without the Central Bank’s ordering overseas banks to release, it would not be possible. Also if ever it can be released, they can only go to the Filipino people. Despite estimated to be in billions of dollars worth, the citizens of the Philippines would be in chaos if those are distributed individually. Marcos’ strategy was an act of a genius. The deposits are the reason why our economy never plummeted as far as we can’t handle.
It’s Unexplained and NOT Ill-Gotten Wealth
It is very sad why mainstream media stay away from trying to explain these facts to the people. They only report the developments in a daily basis that bring in more confusion especially when a politician mentions the alleged ill-gotten wealth again against a Marcos to stop him or her from getting higher government posts. Martial law compensations also are not anymore from the Marcoses because PCGG already sequestered their own overseas funds during the Aquino administration. This is the reason why Imelda commented that they did not steal from the people, instead they got robbed by the previous administration. However, the truth will set the Marcoses free and by then, people will be thankful to Apo Lakat Ferdinand Marcos!
By: Elena Grace Flores
The once temporary mayor of Makati Romula “Kid” Peña might be under the scrutiny of now mayor Abby Binay but as long as results of the investigations are not yet submitted, mayor Abby will not have a concrete evidence yet on whether or not Peña ws the culprit in making the Makati services less efficient during his time.
Rumors did said that some services already deteriorated even during Junjun Binay’s time – like the medical services wherein people would line up for their scheduled tests and ended up going back the next day – but we never know for sure if this is true if there are no basis. So the best thing to do is to wait for the investigation results before announcing any anomalies.
According to the Inquirer: Mayor Binay noted that based on the recently released National Competitiveness Council’s (NCC) Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index, Makati slipped from third to fifth place in terms of government efficiency. “It is sad that dirty politics have derailed the painstaking efforts of the Binay administration to continuously improve the efficiency of government services,” Binay said in a statement. The mayor, however, lauded the fact that in NCC’s overall ranking of highly urbanized cities, Makati placed second while it was No. 1 in terms of economic dynamism, besting over 1,300 local government units.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Senator Bongbong Marcos who billed himself as a decisive “get-things-done” leader — could have won the Vice Presidency if not because of the election anomalies staged before him by Pnoy’s Liberal Party. The Liberal bet Leni Robredo, who won the race will always be under the microscope of the grilling public whom many of them symphatized with Bongbong. Even the Bicol region is now divided with what’s happening during the dirty election.
Why does Bongbong Marcos still remain appealling to the Filipino people – despite Pnoy’s constant bashing during speeches whenever he can against Ferdinand E. Marcos’ golden age? Even more so after the election when evidences of election fraud started to emerge – and then the upcoming election protest, plus possible recount.
Marcos is Marcos and for sure, it runs in the blood. The intelligence, charm and wit paired with sincerity and reliability cannot be faked, regardless of the negative media propaganda against him. After all, Marcos is Marcos and the truth will set the family free – and Philippines will be great again during his time as soon to be President.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Eduardo Francisco, President of BDO Capital & Investment Corp. is in line with the World Banks’ forecast that the recent Global Financial crises may not be felt in the Philippines yet – but it can take a different course when Overseas Filipino Workers are laid off from their host countries.
It has been the pride of outgoing President Benigno Aquino III that he has contributed much to the stable economy of the country – but this contradicts Francisco’s observations. He said that we are not dependent on exports like China and Singapore so, recession is unlikely.
He said that the temporary financial stability is the result of our people patronizing our own products and services – like the tradition of families going to Jollibee, Max restaurant and SM Department stores. Should this trend continues, then there’s no problem but when their source of funds get shakened up like from remittances abroad, then economy can suffer a great deal. So, what did Aquino do for better economy?
By: Elena Grace Flores
Few months ago GMA Network Inc. turned down Senator Manny Pacquiao and Chavit’s Singson buy-out offer by Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon – the same as other prospective buyers.
Since the station is doing quite well in terms of profit at over 100% net income increase by end of this year compared to last year and rating really surges up, it would rather focus on growing the business. Political ads are one of its revenue makers every national election which is every 6 years. Profit margin on this segment even went up because they were able to pop up rates due to their leading the Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement ratings.
It will also speed up its digitization enhancement to be more competitive. However, will GMA be affected by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s media shut up when he refused to give live interviews to them until end of his term? Not sure about other segments but the news content is really not that exciting anymore as before when many people are really looking forward to it. That might be a start of the possibility to entertain buyers again?
By: Elena Grace Flores
Kicker Daily earlier reported that there has been a petition via social media for vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong’” Marcos to be appointed as “Deputy President of the Republic of the Philippines” by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. This position is currently not in the government setup.
The petitioner is a reminder to Duterte to keep his promise when he said to appoint Robredo as “Assistant President” if she’s not successful as per the interview with Rappler. Since she’s already proclaimed as Vice President, the same courtesy should also go to her arch rival who lost amidsts fraud allegations towards Robredos’s camp at a hair line. The petition also mentioned that Marcos’ additional post in Duterte’s administration should safeguard it from the interests of Pnoy’s cronies.
However, according to Hilario Andes of the Binay Brigade, the appointment would not be ideal because according to history, the recount protest that Marcos’ camp is soon to be submitting might be dismissed due to technical grounds if he holds an appointed position in the government.