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Election Tips: The Father of Sinulog on Bongbong Marcos


By: Elena Grace Flores

The father of Sinulog in Cebu, David Odilao or Boy as he is fondly called, speaks highly of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos. He mentions at the 888 New Forum, Marco Polo Hotel that the notable leader was very particular on his appointees. He always looked for someone who did not need to acquire wealth anymore. In fact, as Regional Director of the former Ministry of Sports and Youth Development originally, he started the Sinulog festival. Odilao’s designation then was not directly linked to the late President. General Fabian C. Ver made his recommendation. Odilao shares his insights on Bongbong Marcos’ candidacy for the upcoming election given his experience in dealing with politicians.

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The father of Sinulog in Cebu, David “Boy” Odilao may have served during the Marcos regime but needs to wait and see for the son.

Odilao added that during the Marcos regime, there were many projects that made a difference. Initiatives were supported. He then urged the audience to continue contributing to society regarless of who sits as president. When asked about Bongbong Marcos’ running for a national position in 2022, he said that he has learned in his life to look at what a candidate can do for the country and not the family name.

Wait and See for Bongbong Marcos

Odilao might be a fan of the father but he advises to wait and see for the son. One should look at other candidates as well, he explained. As of now, he can only say “no comment” for Bongbong Marcos’ election bid in 2022. It’s better to be neutral for the time being for him. There’s no doubt that he has many friends from the different political parties.

Balik Baroto Regatta

The first “Sinulog sa SRP” on Friday features two events: the colorful “Balik Baroto Regatta” in the morning and a fireworks musical competition in the evening. This takes place in the vicinity of the Il Corso Filinvest Lifestyle malls at South Road Properties. Odilao announces that there are 50 paddle and sailboats in the competition. These are for the two categories of baroto race and the baroto showcase of Sinulog relevance.

Strictly for Fishermen Only

Odilao stresses that only certified fishermen can join the competition. This starts and ends at Il Corso while the participants have until SM Seaside City Cebu before their return to the starting line. For the baroto race, the first placer will get P100,000; second, P75,000; third, P50,000; fourth, P30,000; and fifth, P20,000. The sixth to tenth finishers will get P10,000 each while a consolation prize of P5,000 will be also given out. As for the baroto showcase, the first placer will get P50,000; second, P40,000; third, P30,000; fourth, P20,000; and fifth, P10,000 courtesy of the City of Cebu.

A National Open Eyed Before the Election in 2022

Odilao said when the event is successful, they intend to open the Regatta nationally next year. This is a year prior to 2022 national where Bongbong Marcos contemplates seeking a post. The Sinulog sa SRP was conceptualized by then SRP Management Office head Jose Daluz III. This was before his appointment to the Metropolitan Cebu Water District Board. Upon his resignation, Odilao assumes the responsibility to lead with Councilor Jerry Guardo. The latter oversees the Sinulog sa SRP.

The Mistake that Bongbong Marcos Avoids in Election 2022

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Bongbong Marcos on the Drug War: Learn the Facts First

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The son of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos, Bongbong Marcos has something to say to the drug war comments of his rival, the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo. He said that when he is given a new job. He must know the facts first. This can be done by going around the agencies involved and evaluate the strategies after thorough discussions with the officials concerned. Contrary to his opinion, Robredo conducted regular press conferences to criticize the President and the alleged drug war outcome.

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Robredo Said that the Drug War is a Failure but PDEA Disagrees

Robredo vehemently said that the drug war is a failure. This is an insensitive comment given the fact that many men in uniform lost their lives when reprimanding criminals to minimize the illegal drugs trade. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said this recently. Region VII PDEA Director Wardley Getalla also shows all the statistics of their efforts including cannine trainings for illegal drugs inspections, port monitoring, entertainment places surveillance, and many more. He stresses that the President’s drug war is definitely on the right track to success.

The Protest is in the Hands of the Supreme Court

On Marcos’ electoral protest against Robredo, he discloses that when the third course of action is acted upon, it would be very easy to surpass the lead of Robredo. The recount result has little to do with its outcome. In the end, it’s still the en banc resolution that can make or break Marcos’ plight. This makes it more difficult for Robredo. By the time this happens, the Supreme Court already has the majority of President Rodrigo Duterte’s appointees.

Life Lines Must Not be Commercialized

On water and other basic needs, Marcos insists that their administration must not be for profits. These are the life lines of the people. Government subsidies are a must when these are compromised. Needless to say, they must not be under the management of private companies.

Likely Tandem is Still a Secret

Marcos refuses to comment when pressed to answer who would be his likely tandem. He confirms that he is indeed running for a national position this elections 2022 but is holding off the announcement as to what post. He said that he has learned from former Senator Manny Pangilinan’s mistake. Pangilinan was first to announce his presidential candidacy. He also added that ex-PNoy only became a candidate in August the previous year then president in May 2010.

Different from Robredo’s Approches

The namesake of the late President Marcos clarifies that if he is in Robredo’s shoes, he would surely do things differently. He may have some ideas on how to pursue the drug war but he knows that the experts would know better at the national level. This is why the second most powerful person in the land can only help the drug war if he or she has the updates of the campaign. Instead of going against the frontline personnel, it is ideal to learn the facts to be able to strategize on how to proceed.

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The Mistake that Bongbong Marcos Avoids in Election 2022

The Mistake that Bongbong Marcos Avoids for the Elections 2022

By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos recently announces in a press conference that he is indeed running for national elections in 2022. In fact, the ground work for the campaigns are already set. Ideally, it can start on the first day after the midterm election. He makes sure that he won’t commit the mistake of former Senator Manny Pangilinan who announces his presidential candidacy early on. He added that he still has to figure out which position he’s taking. Rumors had it that his likely tandem is presidential daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio.

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Sara Duterte-Carpio’s Hint for 2022

Sara Duterte-Carpio commonly known as Inday Sara, is a Filipina lawyer, politician and the incumbent Mayor of Davao City. There are many forces from the Duterte groups for her to run for president in 2022. However, t is also known that even before the 2016 polls, her father, President Rodrigo Duterte already intends to make Marcos president. In one interview, Inday Sara even said that she might run for Vice President.

Duterte-Marcos Connivance

To the surprise of many, Senator Imee Marcos, the older sister of the former Senator also agrees that the mayor is the strongest bet for president right now. She features Carpio as well in many of her publicity ads as she hurdles into relevant projects as lawmaker. The younger Marcos also frequents the events of the mayor as honorable guest in her bailiwick.

The Mistake of Manny Pangilinan and Jojo Binay

The VP Protestant echoes Pangilinan’s disclosure that he made a mistake in announcing his presidential bid a long time ago. Most veteran politicians are familiar with this strategy. Nevertheless, despite the common belief, former Vice President Jejomar Binay did the same mistake. Therefore, there were speculations that he did that on purpose. This is for the other opposition candidate, now President Duterte to survive. Thus, preventing the Liberal Party’s bet to make it to the top.

Elections 2022 or Before

The presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo can also start to make noises with regards to the election protest of Marcos against her. Despite the explanations of her lawyer, many believe that it really gets difficult for her. This is because the recount result is not the sole basis of the protest. There is still another course of action which is the annulment of the questionable votes in Mindanao that can easily surpass her slim margin. Given the fact that most of the supreme court justices who would decide on the outcome are appointees of the President. So, there is a big possibility that Filipinos would just wake up with a new President already in place even before 2022.

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Bongbong Marcos could Easily Surpass Robredo’s Lead after the Result Annulment

Bongbong Marcos could Easily Surpass Robredo's Lead after the Result Annulment

By: Elena Grace Flores

The protest of Bongbong Marcos against the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo makes noise again after he submits a memorandum to Presidential Electoral Tribunal to reconsider, review and re-examine preliminary results of poll recount. Then proceed to his 3rd cause of action for PET to conduct technical exam in 3 Mindanao provinces. He also argues that even granting Robredo won in the recount of ballots despite irregularities, her lead is “not mathematically insurmountable.” Therefore, it cannot render his third cause of action moot.

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Marcos, Robredo camps debate on Rule 65

Analyzing the Numbers

Assuming Robredo leads the race by 263,473 votes, Marcos could easily surpass this overall margin. It’s because Robredo stands to lose 497,985 votes after the annulment of election results in the 3 Mindanao provinces. This third cause of action is based on terrorism, intimidation and harassment of voters. Pre-shading of ballots resulting to the illegality of ballots and the impossibility to distinguish with reasonable certainty between the lawful and unlawful ballots warrant Marcos’ request for the annulment of the results.

The Recount is NOT the Only Basis for the Race

The second cause of action is based on the misappreciation in the counting of ballots which require revision NDappreciation. However, this is not the only basis. Therefore, Robredo’s alleged 15,000 additional votes are not relevant because they can also be the result of fraudulent activities or VCM manipulations.

The Opponent’s Action

Robredo immediately urges the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to “immediately dismiss” Bongbong Marcos’ election protest for allegedly failing to show “substantial recovery” in the initial recount. Her camp stresses Rule 65 but we already know that the conditions did not end there. Besides, Marcos’ protest has 3 course of actions.

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Evidence Not a Problem

The PET orders Marcos to “present evidence.” This is to justify resorting to a technical examination of the ballots in 3 Mindanao provinces. This is necessary to allow the protest to proceed to Marcos’ third cause of action. It seeks to annul the election results in those areas. The late president Ferdinand Marcos’ son awaits such a presentation of evidence. Since they have massive proofs of fraud against the opponent.

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Secret Political Allies’ Similar Mindset on Online Professionals


By: Elena Grace Flores

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Vice Mayor Mike Rama Vows to Act Upon the Protection of Online Workers

Bongbong Marcos previously reveals his secret alliance with Cebu’s Vice Mayor Mike Rama. Rama was a member of the Liberal Party until he joined the United National Alliance of former Vice President Jejomar Binay. Marcos is a notable patron of technology. He urges industries to upgrade their capability on this area to be competitive. He also supports the emergence of online workers and professionals by continously educating people through his blogs and speeches in adjusting their skills to the needs of the workforce today. Thus, preventing job miss-match which is rampant at the present time. This is the same mindset that the Vice Mayor of Cebu manifested recently in a press conference.

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Online Professionals are NOT Underground Workers

The Vice Mayor elaborates on the answers of Gov. Philip Tan of the Wage Board when asked about why companies are allowed to consider online workers as contractors rather than regular staff. This was when he explains the 18 Pesos wage increase for low-income earners instead of the 300 Pesos demand of the masses at the 888 News Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel recently. Tan talks about underground workers but this is not the case for online professionals like teachers or educators. Fortunately, Rama knows about the Professional status of the BIR for online professionals.

Avid Tax Payers

The wages of professionals who work from home are automatically deducted 10% withholding tax. However, despite the bank’s payroll account, local companies owned by foreign nationals do not consider them employees. Thus, not qualifying them for health insurance provision, social security system benefits and other government-supported advantages.

Similar Mindset

Marcos emphasizes the importance of adjusting the government system to equip its constituents with the know-how of what is required for the modern jobs. He spearheads the existence of the windmills when it was the first in the country. Together with his sister, now Senator Imee Marcos, they made their home province a call center hub. Innovative cultural traditions and attractions are also popular in Ilocos Norte.

Choose a Leader Wisely in 2022

Vice Mayor Rama reminds the press representatives that the elections 2022 is fast approaching. He said that choosing a leader that can adjust to the current trends is crucial. Government processes will be simplified. Efficient handling is also crucial so better observe the traits of a candidate, he added. Is he hinting on Bongbong Marcos?