By: Elena Grace Flores
It is a fact that the number of Marcoses in public office is growing in number but the news seems to be out of the mainstream media circulation. Senator Imee Marcos and the former first lady Imelda Marcos sometimes make it to the headlines. However, not all important developments of the Marcoses get coverage. Bongbong Marcos recently speaks at the turnover ceremony in Ilocos Norte with many other Marcos winners. He was introduced as the real VP. This event can only be found through YouTube. Is the mainstream media selective after all?
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[VIDEO]: SEN BONGBONG MARCOS LATEST SPEECH TODAY – TURN OVER CEREMONY
2019 Election Winners from the Marcos Family
Senator Marcos’ 29-year-old son Matthew Manotoc takes her post as governor of the province. This is after the inauguration for Senators recently. Matthew’s aunt, Cecille Araneta Marcos, serves as his vice governor. An uncle, Ilocos Norte Vice Governor Eugenio Angelo Marcos Barba, replaces former first lady Imelda Marcos as representative of the province’s 2nd district. Michael Marcos Keon’s is also victorious in the Laoag mayoral race. Plus many more.
Reluctant but Destined to be Senator
On her first day in the Senate, the new Senator admits that she is not keen on becoming a senator, a media report said. She narrates during the Senate’s flag raising ceremony, how she avoids the post for years. Her father, the late former president Ferdinand Marcos, who also served as Senate president. He justifies working at home for long hours to then 5-year old daughter by saying; I’m a senator, we don’t go to work. We conspire to be president and we play golf. She has no interest to both.
90th birthday in Malacañang of the North
Former First Lady Imelda Marcos celebrated her 90th birthday two days early at Malacañang Ti Amianan (Malacañang of the North) in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. The Marcos matriarch’s birthday cakes feature the projects she spearheaded while her husband Ferdinand was President: the Philippine Heart Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Lung Center of the Philippines, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Quiapo Golden Mosque, Philippine International Convention Center, Manila Film Center, and the Manila International Airport. She said: I may be gone but these will be forever,” as she points to her birthday cakes. Sad to say that the mainstream media prefers to highlight her collection of shoes than her lifelong achievements.
Senator Marcos Remains Loyal to PDu30 Despite Social Media Confusion
Social media confusions on President Du30’s preference for his successor looms. This is after statements made by him and Senator Marcos that his daughter, Sara Du30 is the strongest contender for President in 2022. Mayor Sara already hints earlier that she may run for Vice President. This should be obvious enough that the Marcoses and the Dutertes are in line with the President’s intention to give way to Bongbong Marcos as the next President. This is something that their supporters must understand instead of breaking the unbeatable alliance through social media campaigns. After all, Imee Marcos remains the number one defender of the President. She disregards impeachment complaints over his West Philippine Sea consideration due to the country’s friendship with China.