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
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[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.