By: Elena Grace Flores
Former Senator Bongbong Marcos always describe the charges against another ex-Senator Bong Revilla as “a little too vague”. Revilla, is now acquitted on the plunder case. He was also allowed to post bail on the graft charges at the Sandiganbayan over the “pork barrel” scam. A Revilla and Marcos tandem was floated in 2016. Marcos also defended Revilla and co-accused, ex-Senator Jinggoy Estrada, over criticisms of their alleged special treatment at their detention in Camp Crame.
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[VIDEO]: Bong Revilla, acquitted sa mga kaso kaugnay ng prk barrel scam; Cambe at Napoles, hinatulang guilty
Malacañang Bows Down
Malacañang said that it respects the decision of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to acquit former senator Revilla of plunder. “Regardless of the sentiments to the contrary, we have to bow down to the judgement of the Sandiganbayan,” Presidential Spokesman and Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo said in a statement recently.
Slow but Rightful Ruling
Panelo, who is once Revilla’s lawyer, describes justice in the Philippines as “slow.” But the court’s verdicts are “exacting and immutable,” he added. Earlier, the Sandiganbayan’s special first division rules find Revilla not guilty of plunder. He was accused of earning P224.5 million worth of kickbacks through the pork barrel scam. However, experts believe that they were politically motivated. This was during former President BS Aquino’s time as he intends to run for President
Revilla is among 3 former senators accused of funnelling his Priority Development Assistance Fund. This was allegedly through the use of fake non-governmental organizations owned by Napoles. The others are Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada. Both are out on bail.
The President’s Promise on his Freedom
When he was still a presidential candidate in January 2016, President Rodrigo Du30 had said that he would “see to it” that Revilla would be granted bail. This is if the evidence was “weak.” Everything goes according to his word. Since he follows the rule of law, the proceedings took a long time. But it’s definitely worth it for the Revilla’s and their supporters.
The Era of the Anti-Aquino and Pro Marcos
The current developments from the appointment of the New Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin to Revilla’s freedom are manifestations of the President and his allies’ goal to return Marcos’ idealism. Many believe that this is for the good of the country. Can the VP proclaimation of Bongbong Marcos be next?
It was in the news that Mayor Sara Du30 was at the wedding of Atty. Michael Manotoc, Gov. Imee Marcos’s son with Cara Manglapus. However, it seems like the alliance did not stop there. There are seen in various occasions and have fought their own fights adjacent to each other. The governor is a staunch supporter of Inday Sara’s political party that Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez is not happy with. Gov. Marcos also had a separate issue with Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas. They are prominent proofs that the President is not anti-women. In fact, they are the foundation of the Marcos-Du30 executive tandem for 2019 transitory government election or the 2022 national elections. Take note that both are daughters of the country’s popular Presidents.
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[VIDEO]: NAGNINGNING ANG KAGANDAHAN NI SARA DUTERTE SA KASAL NG ANAK NI IMEE MARCOS, MARCOS MANGLAPUS WEDDING.
The Alliance of the Marcos and Du30 Women on Top
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[VIDEO]: Mayor Sara Duterte, may banta kay House Speaker Alvarez
The Imee Marcos-Sara Du30 alliance creates a strong north-south partnership that cultivates the already well-grounded constituency. These are composed of the millions of Du30-Marcos voters and supporters. Mayor Du30 appears to be at odds with the two leaders of the House of Representatives. It is also not a secret that Gov. Marcos had a spat with Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas. The Presidential daughter also had a conflict with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
President Du30 on Daughter’s Political Career
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[VIDEO]: Pahayag ukol sa pagpalit ni Mayor Sara Duterte bilang susunod na pangulo
Empowered Female Politicians
Anti-Du30 women campaigners, who are also anti-Marcos, have painted an inclusive discourse of standing up for women. However. Imee Marcos-Sara Du30’s alliance can only force them to give the benefit of a doubt to the men they hate and demonize. This is where those groups can be tested if they are indeed pro-women. Another possibility is that – they are merely partisan feminist. It is not basically the gender of Imee and Sara that matters to them but their fathers’.
The Opposition’s Scary Tandem
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[VIDEO]: BONGBONG MARCOS AT SARA DUTERTE MAGS4SANlB PW3RSA NGAY0NG 2022 PANAL0 NA BA?
In the end, an Imee Marcos-Sara Du30 alliance is an exciting political development. It can happen as early as 2019 if the transitory election during the Federalism shift can pass through the Congress. If not, the alliance may just plant the seed of a Marcos-Du30 tandem in 2022. If it does develop into such a thing, and regardless of who ends up on top of the ticket, this will certainly be a great challenge to any parties that are ambitious enough to block their quest. Needless to say, it is evident that Gov. Marcos is the groups’ senator bet whereas Bongbong Marcos is for President and Mayor Du30 is his running mate as VP.
The Du30-Marcos alliance continues despite the slow progress of the VP electoral protest of Bongbong Marcos against Leni Robredo. The President is the guest of honor during the recent Sangyaw Festival in Tacloban. Mayor Cristina Romualdez meets the President upon his arrival. Bongbong Marcos, Gov. Imee Marcos, and Alfred Romualdez are also present. They all gather in the place where the inefficiency of the previous administration is most felt during the devastation of typhoon Yolanda.
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[VIDEO]: PRRD KITANG KITA ANG NGITI NG ISANG TUNAY NA VP BONGBONG MARCOS! DUTERTE SPEECH IN TACLOBAN
Sangyaw Festival is a religious and socio-cultural event in the Philippines. It was revived in 2008 by the city government of Tacloban, Philippines. Sangyaw means “to herald news” in Waray language. Various festival-participants from different parts of the country participate in this tribal procession. It is celebrated on the 29th day of June, as with the Pintados Festival celebration. Imelda Marcos, the former Philippine First Lady, conceptualized this festival on the year 1974.
The Most Beautiful Mayor
In the eyes of the President, Mayor Kring Kring or Cristina Romualdez is the most beautiful mayor not only in the Philippines but in the world. He gently explained that his compliment has no malice. He said it right from the heart.
Courtesy to Imee Marcos and Alfred Romualdez
It is not a secret that the President is very fond of Bongbong Marcos’ sister, Gov. Imee Marcos. She did not miss the event for the world. She serves as the backup force of the mayor. Du30 also commends the presence of Mayor Romualdez’ husband, former Mayor Alfred Romualdez.
Bongbong Marcos’ Smile Speaks of the Alliance
The former Senator might be disappointed with the anomalies during the ongoing recount but his smile says it all when it comes to his alliance with the President. He knows that it’s just a matter of time that the Du30-Marcos tandem would be realized. Actions speak louder than words at this point.