By: Elena Grace Flores
Incoming National Economic Development Authority Chief Ernesto Pernia recommended Vice President Leni Robredo to be the head of the National Anti-Poverty Commission as she openly requested but Kadamay laid so many grounds for her not to be appointed.
Kadamay, an urban poor group first accused her of using the money from the 4Ps program or dole to buy the votes from the poor during the recent election. Advancing her political agenda cannot be a good reason to take advantage of poverty-alleviation funds that she gained access through her affiliation with the then reigning Liberal Party, Gloria Arellano, head of Kadamay said.
They have officially complained through the Commission on Elections against Robredo and Manuel Roxas II, regarding the 4Ps misuse of funds by forcing beneficiaries to patronize their political gatherings but in vain.
By: Elena Grace Flores
The Marcos Camp, dismayed by the slow or no immediate action by the Comelec on various reported cheating allegations, now spear-headed the citizen’s initiative to come up with physical evidences of the alleged fraud committed by the Liberal Party in favor of now Vice President Leni Robredo. Here’s the list of questionable areas that Senator Bongbong Marcos got zero votes according to Standard.com.ph:
These are 113 areas in Visayas and Mindanao where 49 precincts in Lanao del Sur, 26 precincts in Maguindanao, including Mamasapano, and 14 precincts in Basilan that included two cities of Lamitan and Isabela. It was in Lamitan City where Iglesia ni Cristo members complained that they were robbed of their votes for Bongbong given that INC endorsed Bongbong as their vice-presidential bet. Bongvong also got zero votes in Baao, Bato, Calabanga, Caramoan, Lupi and Milaor – all in Camarines Sur, and in Bulan, Castilla and Prieto Diaz in Sorsogon and, surprisingly, in his own bailiwicks, in in Eastern Samar namely Hilongos and Mahaplag in Leyte, six precincts in Matuguinao, Motiong, San Jose de Buan and Santa Margarita in Western Samar.
As per Marcos’ Facebook notice: “If you voted for Bongbong Marcos and belong to the above-mentioned areas where he received zero votes, we ask you to send us a report via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.” Speak out now or forever hold your peace!
By: Elena Grace Flores
The late former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos died in exile in Honululu at 72 without trial on the alleged 100B US$ hidden wealth – that up to now, people are still begging for its return from the son, Bongbong Marcos. Not to mention blames for human rights violations allegedly happened during martial law. It is just surprising that outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay who was a human rights lawyer at that time now is fully supportive of the younger Marcos after experiencing the operations of the Aquinos who were staging the media propaganda against Marcos.
Realizations really came the hard way for Jojo Binay – when the effective media propaganda political weapon of the Aquinos’ was turned into him – to rob him of his chances in winning the 2016 Presidential election.
Binay’s support of Marcos is even more enhanced by the sensitive dealing of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte towards Bongbong. At one point, the new President would not even want to give a cabinet position to Bongbong’s rival, Leni Robredo of the Liberal Party who won the Vice Presidency amidst fraud allegations – so as not to hurt his feelings.
Is the Binay-Bongbong-Duterte alliance clear now? Many might not accept this but things happen for a reason. If Philippines is destined for greatness, then many great people will make sacrifices just to make that aspiration come true – because the majority obviously lack the discretion. With regards to BBM as heir of Media Propaganda Lies? Duterte is putting an end to it and it’s happening right now.
By: Elena Grace Flores
In response to this online article from Global Research: http://www.globalresearch.ca/philippines-malaysia-conflict-drop-the-sabah-claim-focus-on-the-bangsamoro-agreement/5527954
which is a reaction to President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte’s staking a fresh claim on Sabah – and his recognition of Sabah as a Sulu Sultanate of the Philippines territory, this is my take as an International Filipino Writer involved in its painstakingly long investigation.
Up to this date, the Malaysian government through it’s embassy in the Philippines are still offering the Sultanate of Sulu to continue the rent of Sabah – after it was stopped by Sultan Jamalul Kiram when he ran as Senator under former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo with the promise that she will not drop the Sabah claim. Hard evidences of the lease are still kept in the Sultanate of Sulu’s Headquarters in Zamboanga City from the time the British North Borneo Company rented it in 1878. I am a witness of that when I visited the humble HQ in 2005 after working in the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand where discussions over the claim were discussed by peers after Sultan Kiram submitted his plea to the UN tribunal – in which the UN already recognized Sabah as a Philippine property urging Malaysia to settle the dispute in a diplomatic manner based on the documentary evidence.
The very significant situation seen among the citizens of Sabah is that – despite having the Malaysian citizenship, their origin can be traced back to their Filipino ancestors since the 60’s. Most of them just did not have the choice to retain their Filipino citizenship after Malaysia forcibly took the ownership from the Sultanate of Sulu. The Sabah claim has been kept alive not just for political reasons but just waiting for the right time and alliances. During the time of then President Diosdado Macapagal and Ferdinand E. Marcos, there’s no stopping the Philippines from claiming back Sabah – but media propaganda paved its way into the presidency of Marcos when Ninoy Aquino then Senator connive with the Malaysians to block Marcos’s agenda in claiming it.
Now President Duterte, who is very vocal that his ancestors are pro-Marcos, still retains the strong alliance with the Marcoses and even displayed his loyalty to the son, Bongbong Marcos who just lost his Vice Presidential bid to a Liberal Party bet, Leni Robredo amidst fraud protests. She belongs to the same party of the Philippine traitor, Ninoy Aquino – and she is not getting a cabinet position under Duterte’s reign. She would probably end up as a “door mat” Vice President.
Better yet, Duterte vowed that if he cannot do his promises within 3 to 6 months time, he will turn over the presidency to Bongbong Marcos. Marcos also will redraft the Bangsamoro Law after finding out that many points in there are unconstitutional and some are to the Malaysians’s favor only. Now, if you are someone who doen’t know the real history well enough, it would be unfair to urge president Duterte – that
instead of pursuing the Sabah claim, he should push for the realization of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro by the Philippine Congress. The peace Agreement signed between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on the 27th of March 2014 in Manila that paved the way for the creation of a new Muslim autonomous entity, the Bangsamoro, in the southern island of Mindanao is not a guarantee that there will be peace.
Duterte might be adopting the Bangsamoro law under Federalism but only after the approval of the new draft by Senator Bongbong Marcos. Most Filipinos have Muslim origin as per history of the 10 Bornean datus and not only Duterte. Filipinos will never let Sabah go just like that. Blood may be shed and lives will be lost – but if fighting for your sovereign land, it’s worth dying for. Peace and progress will come to the land and to ASEAN after the disputes will be sorted out – peaceful or not!
By: Elena Grace Flores
Probabilities of the unlikely alliance between incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, outgoing Senator Bongbong Marcos and outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay are now starting to be showing off – through their comments, actions and reactions to the massive fraud orchestrated allegedly by the Liberal Party as revelealed by Political King Maker Pastor Boy Saycon of Copa from the Binay-Marcos faction.
Public reactions of disbelief cannot be hidden from anti or even pro Duterte voters of his boycotting his own proclaimation with all sorts of excuses that are not acceptable to many. Not wanting to hurt his alliance with Bongbong Marcos by giving Leni Robredo a cabinet post is another blow.
The question as to where this Duterte-Marcos-Binay via Pastor Boy Saycon alliance will lead us to – remains a mystery. One thing is very certain however, that the Philippines – the so-called Pearl of the Orient is heading towards the fulfillment of a biblical prophecy – where the promise land is!