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Du30′ Floats Ferdinand Marcos’ Maharlika Name Change as VP Electoral Protest Drags On

Ferdinand Marcos
By: Elena Grace Flores

President Rodrigo Du30 recently said that the late President Ferdinand Marcos was right. During his time, he was really right, he added. He wanted to change the country’s name to Maharlika or the Republic of Maharlika. Maharlika is a Malay word and it means more of a concept of serenity and peace,” Du30 explained. “But it’s okay. When the time comes, let’s change the name. The President floats this idea as Bongbong Marcos, the only son of the late Philippine leader awaits the resolution of his VP electoral protest against Leni Robredo. z

YouTube video by Martin Abel

[VIDEO]: A RECAP ON THE VP ELECTION PROTEST.

Disunity Propaganda to Block Ferdinand Marcos

It is quite noticeable via social media that issues are raised to divide supporters of Marcos and Du30. Many posts imply that the President could have a hand to speed up the resolution of the VP electoral Protest that is now on its third year against the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo. However, if one observes the Filipino leader’s actions, it is a sure thing that he is doing everything in his power to set the record straight for Marcos but following the rule of law. Often, Du30 thinks out loud but these signify his true feelings and intentions. People can only realize his achievements when they finally happen.

Supreme Court Decision

Meanwhile, Marcos, in his extremely urgent motion of grave concern with omnibus motion, wants PET to order the Voters Identification Division of the Commission on Elections–Election Records and Statistics Department (Comelec ERSD). This is to produce the documents involving its technical examination on the Voters Registration Records (VRRs) as against Election Day Computerized Voter’s List (EDCVL) of 508 established precincts in the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, and Basilan. Robredo consistently opposes such forms of technical examinations of the ballots and insists for SC to use the allegedly tampered digital images.

Getting Rid of Spanish Colonialism

President spokesperson, Salvador Panelo said that President Du30 does not resent Spain’s 333-year colonial rule. He merely asserts the Filipinos’ national identity. “He said that Maharlika is a Malay word. Since we are Malays, we should have a name identified with us. I agree with him, I like the idea of Maharlika as a name for the Philippines,” Panelo clarified.

Two Arguments on the Name Change

There are two contradicting views about the supposed proposal to change the country’s name. “One, as one of my staff lawyers pointed out, the ‘Philippines’ is mentioned in the Constitution. So if you issued an executive order or passed legislation to rename it, some constitutional expert might say, ‘You cannot amend that, it’s in the Constitution’,” Panelo said. The other argument, according to the President’s spokesperson, is an instance where the name ‘Philippines’ was just established for the time being. The Constitution provides that Congress may enact a law that can change the name of the country. It needs to submit it to the people for a referendum,” Panelo said. He stresses that a mere executive order would not be effective.

Ferdinand Marcos for President in 2022

President Du3o certainly appears to endorse Ferdinand Marcos’ namesake. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., better known as Bongbong Marcos. He refers to him as his Vice President. It may be a lengthy process for Marcos to regain his position as the country’s second leader but Du30 potentially paves the way for his succession to the top job when he steps down before his term or in 2022 during the next Presidential elections.

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Glenn Chong also Campaigns for Imee Marcos as he Plots a Landslide Win

Imee Marcos
By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Glenn Chong, the tiger of Biliran becomes fiercer when he was excluded in the recent GMA 7 debate. He swears to file a case on election discrimination if the network refuses to do the second round for the rest of the candidates for senator in the upcoming 2019 elections. Chong’s strategy for a landslide win that would be difficult for Smartmatic to manipulate involves not only social presence and organic website traffic but also physical counts. In almost all of Atty. Chong’s platforms, he also campaigns for Gov. Imee Marcos, the sister of Bongbong Marcos who is an obvious victim of electoral frauds in 2016 during the Vice Presidential race. z

YouTube video by Kabagis TV

[VIDEO]: Atty. Glenn Chong, Possibleng Maging No. #1 sa Senate Election.

Campaigning for Imee Marcos

Smartmatic’s connivance with the mainstream media and survey firms is not working. Mind-conditioning through these networks cannot surpass the initiatives of the common people. Chong, however, continues to become popular. He gains sympathy nationwide and overseas after his close aide’s alleged murder by police scalawags. The Marcos loyalist groups alone with the mechanism of National Alliance of Philippine Federalism, Inc. can already assure him of sure votes. In return, his mention of Gov. Imee Marcos in most of his campaigns online and offline is evident. His speeches during tours in Mindanao, particularly in Davao City and Camiguin also did not fail to mention the governor. Plus social media endorsements are rampant for #IMEESOLUSYON.

#IMEESOLUSYON

Gov. Marcos posts on her social media pages an ad or her major television network campaign. Marcos tells viewers that the solution is in the rice fields. She suggests giving farmers enough seeds as well as proper equipment and irrigation. Marcos also says farmers deserve to be paid higher for their harvest. A lot of people have opinions. We have solutions. We got this,” says Marcos as the hashtag #ImeeSolusyon flashes on-screen. Atty. Chong supports the governor’s idealism all the way.

The Golden Age vs. Martial Law Atrocities

Every election, the Marcos Golden Era versus Martial Law Atrocities debate comes to life again even after more than 30 years of the fall of the late President Ferdinand Marcos who is a victim of black media propaganda. He has done so much for the country that most of his projects still exist to serve the people. His children remain popular in the hearts of most Filipinos. However, the descendants of the activists, rebels, and outlaws have different versions.

Supporting President Du30

The only way that the Golden Era surmises again is for the many alliances that made President Du30’s victory during the 2016 elections to unite always. This is why the detractors have to work hard in creating issues via social media that would divide supporters. Chong made sure that even if he runs for the same position, he would beat the enemies alongside Imee Marcos.

Chong’s Challenges

The clean election advocate attorney is thankful for the social media survey. He ranks 4 for popularity, virality is 6, social competitive is 2 or to have the chance to win, his capacity to turn followers into actual votes is 28. According to Chong, his rating on the latter does not reflect the real status of his current standing because he does not disclose his strategy so as not to alert the competitors vying for the same seat. In fairness to GMA, it explains to Chong that they limit their choice to the top 40 senatorial candidates based on a non-commissioned survey. Chong enlightens them that according to the law, the network must have fair and equal time to the rest of the 21 bets to provide a fair chance. He challenges survey organizers as well to call on a gathering and see who has more followers. As for GMA, the second round of debate is a must or else, a case will be filed accordingly.

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Wilfredo Keng’s Lawyer Retaliates to the Denouncement of Leni Robredo on Maria Ressa’s Arrest

Leni Robredo
By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Joseph Banguis, the lawyer of Wilfredo Keng explains that his client’s case with Maria Ressa is personal and nothing to do with politics. This is after the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo denounces the arrest and overnight detention of Ressa. The VP who faces an electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos said; “We denounce this in the strongest terms.” She implies that the government is behind such action that would force journalists to follow what they want. Banguis reminds the public that Ressa’s slight inconvenience is nothing compared to the misfortunes she caused to his client. z

YouTube video by Elena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Wilfredo Keng’s Lawyer Denies the Palace’s Hand on Maria Ressa’s Case.

The Rule of Law is Followed

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa fails to post bail Wednesday night and stays at the NBI. The Palace releases a statement on the issue. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that Maria’s case is not an issue of freedom of expression. This is contrary to Robredo’s statement. She denounces the arrest. There are different reactions to the arrest here and abroad. One thing is certain that the government follows the rule of law. This is why Ressa did not escape her rightful arrest, added Panelo.

The Victim’s Side

Keng’s lawyer is aghast when loud criticisms are everywhere in the mainstream media with regards to the progress of their case since 2012. Rappler’s pronouncements on the alleged involvement of his client with the late Chief Justice Renato Corona whom the Aquino administration removes through an impeachment proceeding causes a big blow to the business of his client. His reputation is also in question when the online media implicates him with their illegal drugs stories that they vehemently deny. The threat on his life is one that exceeds all sufferrings.

A Curse from the Grave

Many believe that Corona’s death due to a heart attack during his prosecution brings a curse to the Liberal Party. Despite their media propaganda using the mainstream press networks under their control. The LP bets for the Senatorial race in 2019 remain unpopular. Worst, the ranking of the existing reelection seekers from their party continue to slide down. One example is Senator Bam Aquino’s rank down that pushes the position of Gov. Imee Marcos up.

Robredo’s Statement

Ressa is a veteran journalist and critic of President Rodrigo Du30. She was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents who served her arrest warrant in her office in Pasig City at 5m on Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019. Robredo comes to the aid of the libel case defendant and said: “It’s saddening. We denounce it in the strongest terms”. It seems that the presumptive VP has shown the people that she goes to the extent of siding criminals, offenders, and unlawful people in general just to discredit the President and his allies.

Political Harassment by Leni Robredo?

Leni Robredo also said; “Today, there’s political harassment because of expressing opinions; opposing certain policies becomes an excuse for suppressing the freedom of not just members of the media but also of those who dare to speak out.” This clearly causes division in the country. The supposed second leader of the country only shows that she is not serving the people – but the entities that gave her the title regardless of the people’s will.

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Valentines Mess or Bless? The Outcome of Maria Ressa’s Hate and Bongbong Marcos’ Love

Maria Ressa
By: Elena Grace Flores

The Valentines Day arrest is a shocker to Maria Ressa, Rappler’s CEO who is famous for allegedly spreading lies against the Du30 administration through her own media propaganda that aims to destroy the political enemies of her Liberal Party enablers. She is also instrumental in blocking and minimizing the supporters of Du30, Bongbong Marcos, and Atty. Glenn Chong through Facebook. Her hate towards the non-LP patriots brings her to forge connivance with FB founder, Mark Zuckerberg. On the other hand, Bongbong Marcos continues to inspire Filipinos by disclosing his own love story with wife, Liza Araneta Marcos. This is a hate-mess, love-bless scenario indeed. z

YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos: Kaming mga Ilokano ay hindi madalas magpakita ng feelings. (Pero minsan, hindi na ito mapigilan!)

The Blame Game of Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa, the CEO of online news site Rappler critical of the Duterte administration faces her arrest after office hours on Feb. 13, 2018. This is in connection with a cyber libel complaint by a businessman. Their so-called human rights advocates call the incident an act of “persecution.” Despite the fact that the case has nothing to do with the government but rather personal due to her spreading rumors about others without a legal basis just to have an edge in business, she can only blame her detractors for her misfortunes.

No Bail Recommendation

The arrest warrant did not state a bail possibility, according to Ressa’s lawyer, JJ Disini. “People should know that a line was crossed,” Ressa said. This is after she arrived at the National Bureau of Investigation headquarters on Taft Avenue in Manila on the night of her arrest. However, the lawyer should know that it is a bailable offense so, Ressa may have a little inconvenience overnight at the NBI. Not in prison per se.

An Awarded Journalist Can Also be Libelous

“We are going to new lows … We should be worried,” added the Rappler CEO, who was one of those named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” in 2018 for journalistic work. To address this, Malacañang advises Ressa to concentrate on her defense. “The case against Maria Ressa is not based on any violation of press freedom. She simply commits a crime and the court finds probable cause,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.

The Case

The warrant, issued by Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa, orders Ressa’s arrest in relation to charges under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. The DOJ recommends it. They take her detention as a dramatic escalation in the legal pressure bearing down on Ressa and Rappler. The company is facing tax evasion charges that can shut it down.

Where’s the Link?

Then Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. wrote that a car that services former Chief Justice Renato Corona during his impeachment trial belongs to businessman Wilfredo Keng. Santos alleges that Keng has ties to human trafficking and drug smuggling ring. Five years after the story’s publication, Keng files a complaint against Santos, Ressa and six members of Rappler’s board of directors under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. The NBI initially dismisses it since the article was published before the law was enacted. But in January 2019, the DOJ revives the charges against Ressa and Santos, as well as Rappler. It is because of the law update that can still cover the said news article in February 2014, and is therefore actionable.

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See How the Oligarchs Gain Media Control that Suppress Atty. Chong and Bongbong Marcos’ News

Glenn Chong
By: Elena Grace Flores

Senatorial Candidate Toti Casino’s discussion with Teleradyo’s anchor explains why the news on the digital election fraud involving Smartmatic is not mainly covered by the mainstream media. These networks will never admit that they are no longer engaged in the dissemination of information but deeply into propaganda instead. Atty. Glenn Chong who reveals the 2016 automated anomalies that stopped Bongbong Marcos from becoming the Vice President said that he faces the media when he discloses the price of the operation that resulted to the death of his aide, Richard Santillan. It ends up to be a 150 million pesos deal that shuts press coverages against the election system provider. z

YouTube video byElena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Teleradyo Reveals the the Oligarchs’ Control of Mainstream Media

Atty. Glenn Chong vs. Mainstream Media

The netizens’ video on Atty. Chong’s statement regarding Smartmatic caught some mainstream media people capture their press representatives the moment he mentions the election company. His150 million price tag source is a government official with a connection to the intelligence community. The Camp of Chief Superintendent Edward Carranza retaliates that they do not know Chong which many believe that it’s a bluff.

Controlled by the Oligarchs

They are under the control of the oligarchs according to the anchor of Teleradyo. She refers to the mainstream media. They cannot be relied upon, she added. Unlike Teleradyo’s chairman, Ramon Jacinto who is patriotic enough to allow his reporters to express the truth that they know about.

Radyo Bandido

Radyo Bandido during Edsa One was the leading broadcaster at that time, said Casino. The Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc is the owner. DZRJ-AM was originally in the broadcast frequency of 780 kilohertz on the AM band. RJ Jacinto starts to operate the station in the backyard of his house together with his classmates from Ateneo.

Marcos Media Blockout

Bongbong Marcos and sister, Imee Marcos often mention that in the past, they cannot explain their side against the black propaganda thrown at their family. This is because they do not have the outlets to voice out and reach the general public. This changes after the existence of social media. The golden era people themselves are the ones who are contradicting the common belief that martial law was totally brutal and that the late President Ferdinand Marcos was a tyrant.

The Power of the People

The Edsa Revolution that topples the late Marcos was driven by misled Filipinos due to the propaganda against them. Whereas, the current battles of Atty. Chong and Bongbong Marcos versus similar enemies are powered by loyalists online. Despite the LP’s efforts in banning pro-Du30 and Marcos supporters in social media, their physical counts are overwhelming as seen in gatherings nationwide. The Comelec must assure the people with a clean and honest 2019 election or else, face the wrath of the majority.