While Vice President Leni Robredo is busy for her alleged anti-poverty media stunts, Bongbong Marcos continues to work with the Du30 administration on the Mamasapano case. He investigated it first when he was still a senator. However, the ex-leader in question, BS Aquino ignored all hearings. In his capacity as a private entity, he assures the widows of the US-trained police commandos killed in the Mamasapano massacre three years ago that they are not alone in their battle for justice. They may be “Fallen but indeed not Forgotten,”
[VIDEO]: There’s no stopping Bongbong Marcos’quest to gather bits and pieces to clarify lapse in the chain of command that caused the demise of the SAF 44.
Keeping the Memory Alive
The widows, hold a public showing in Zamboanga City of the documentary, “Fallen Not Forgotten.” Caelistis Productions produces the documentary in memory of the SAF 44. Lawyer Felipe Cruz and director Sally Jo Bellosillo are the producers. It features interviews with survivors of “Oplan: Exodus,” the SAF operation to get Marwan on Jan. 25, 2015. The show is also available in movie houses at 34 Robinsons and SM shopping malls across the country for a limited time.
Marcos' "Fallen Not Forgotten" Video
Prior to the Jan. 25 3rd year Mamasapano massacre anniversary, Bongbong Marcos features his second video series. The title is "Fallen Not Forgotten" as a tribute to the unsung heroes. This is accessible via Youtube. It gives assurance to their surviving family members that the process may be slow but it is ongoing.
Chain of Command Lapse
While charges are filed against people who they believe were responsible for the unfortunate event, the progress is not substantial. These include the former President Benigno Aquino III and former PNP Director General Alan Purisima. Marcos believes that the major factor in the debacle lies in the chain of command lapse. Aside from making Aquino accountable if proven to be at fault, former Senator Marcos calls for the peace process to be finalized. This would prevent Filipinos from killing each other, he said.
Communist Party of the Philippines founder Joma Sison said that he is always a target of Bongbong Marcos’ trolls. While in exile, he discloses that he does not pay any attention to those alleged fake news. The allegations that he is very wealthy abroad and that Ninoy Aquino and he masterminded the Plaza Miranda grenade bombing in 1971 are obviously false, Sison added.
[VIDEO]: Joma Sison, binira si Pres. Duterte matapos kanselahin ang peace talks sa CPP-NPA-NDFP
Sison takes his latest arrest pronouncement in the Netherlands over alleged murder charges back home as another fake news. He attributed it this time to President Duterte’s troll army. He retaliates by calling the President the worst kind of terrorist who even surpasses the alleged dictatorship of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.
Target of Bongbong Marcos
The CPP founder complains that he has long been a target of Bongbong Marcos’ troll army. He said that the two bogus news websites which reported his so-called arrest by Dutch operatives for his alleged involvement in the assassination of three communist leaders in the Philippines in 2003 and 2006 are a mere rehash of his arrest by Dutch policemen in 2007.
Social Media Trolls
Sison admits that fake news in social media is effective in the short term. However, it won’t last long. “If there are truth teams in the central and chapters of patriotic and democratic organizations, they can easily answer and defeat this paid Marcos and Duterte trolls in e-warfare,” he said.
Sison went into self-exile in The Netherlands after the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution. It ousted Bongbong Marcos’ father. The Liberal Party specifically the Aquinos benefitted from the revolt that Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile calls a mutiny. The Aquino patriarch, Ninoy Aquino was the brain in the merger of the CPP-NPA that Du30 now officially declares as terrorist groups. If they are not connected, why does Sison talks similarly to Marcos’ VP rival, Leni Robredo whom he challenges in an election protest?
By: Elena Grace Flores
President Du30’s newly appointed Comelec Chairman to replace Andres Bautista, Sheriff Abass was previously a Commissioner of the Commission on Election as per the appointment made by the former President Benigno Aquino III. Abas is the nephew of Moro Islamic Liberation Front or MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. Iqbal was under Bongbong Marcos’ scrutiny over his non-disclosure of his real name that was also a factor of the BBL halt.
[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos says Iqbal alias will affect BBL
President Rodrigo Du30 appoints Commission on Elections commissioner Sheriff Abas as the new Comelec chairman. He replaces the controversial Andres Bautista. Abas’ appointment papers were signed on Wednesday, November 22. He will serve until February 2, 2022, which is Bautista’s remaining term.
Serving the Government All his Professional Life
A law professor, Abas worked as acting assistant regional director of the Civil Service Commission in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. This was until his appointment to the Comelec. He worked at the CSC from June 2007 until April 2015.
Appointee of Both Governments
Abas replaces Bautista who resigned and directed to make his resignation effective immediately by the President last October. Many Marcos loyalists’ eyebrows can raise on the fact that he was an Aquino appointee. Nevertheless, he is also an appointee of Du30 now. That should balance his loyalty.
As a Comelec commissioner, he headed the packing and shipping committee. He should have full knowledge of how the handling and moving of the ballots from Bongbong Marcos’ key cities can be done effectively and safely for the electoral protest against Leni Robredo. Given his professional and personal affiliations, Marcos’ call for recount is the biggest test for his unbiased decision.
On almost the same period as Jinggoy Estrada’s release from prison after posting bail, the Ombudsman junked former President Benigno Aquino III’s appeal. This is to dismiss criminal charges against him for his role in the deadly Mamasapano encounter in January 2015. However, the Ombudsman dismissed homicide charges against the former President because of lack of probable cause. So, his fate is not yet clear.
Youtube video by; GMA News
[VIDEO]: Ex-Sen. Jinggoy Estrada’s release from detention after paying P1.3-M bail.
Justification of the Ombudsman
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales explains that what Aquino did wrong was to allow then-Philippine National Police Chief Alan Purisima to play a major role in the Mamasapano operation. This is despite the official being under preventive suspension.
Free after 3 Years
Meanwhile, after three years of detention, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada walks out of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame. Estrada was accused of plunder and anti-graft and corruption charges. He was released last Sept. 16 around 12:30 p.m. after posting bail of P1.33-million at the Sandiganbayan.
Estrada was accompanied by his wife, Precy,. All his children – San Juan Vice Mayor Janella, Jolo, Julian, and Jill, as well as his brother Jude, were also there. He said that he was very happy and elated to be reunited with his family.
Help from his Appointee
The Ombudsman did not deny that Aquino indeed has a criminal liability over the SAF 44’s early demise. However, it is not a homicide case. Therefore, he might avoid being imprisoned unless there’s a more serious verdict. Earlier, he already prepared for the worst. Obviously, what goes around, comes around.
Initially, it was Marcos Never Again – the slogan of Aquino’s supporters against Bongbong Marcos. Now, right from the hometown of the late Aquino patriarch, Ninoy Aquino, the cry is Aquino Never Again. Is this historical revision or a change of heart?
Youtube video by; INQUIRER.net
[VIDEO]: While unfazed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades against him, former President Benigno Aquino III admitted on Monday that he was not happy with the expletives that he received from his successor for criticizing the administration’s bloody war on illegal drugs.
Block Aquino Movement
Political leaders in Tarlac province swear to block any member of the Aquino clan who seeks any elective post in the 2019 elections. Mayor Benjamin Tesoro said this during the program commemorating the 34th death anniversary of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. “Never again to an Aquino in public service,” Tesoro said stressed.
Fed-up with the Aquinos
Tesoro explained that after many years that the Aquinos have been in power, nothing beneficial happened to Tarlac.” He was referring to the administrations of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, the late former senator’s son and his wife, the late President Cory Aquino.
Tesoro clarified that Ninoy Aquino was not blamed for the shortcomings of his widow, former President Corazon Aquino, and his son, Noynoy, and other Aquinos who served the government. He was different in the sense that he dedicated his life to fighting for his principles.
The President’s Grudge
Noynoy Aquino and the President currently have some kind of heated exchanges. They both criticize their ways in stopping illegal drugs in the country. Ex-President Aquino is a noted blocker of Bongbong Marcos to the executive office while Du30 pushes for Marcos to be his successor. The conflict is indeed an indication that while Marcos’ electoral protest against VP Robredo goes quiet, something else is brewing.