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Can Bongbong Marcos have Majority Votes in Congress when He’s President?

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By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube Video by KAPATID AVINIDZ




Former first lady Imelda Marcos tried it in Congress before, but can her son do better?

FEM’s Last Will and Testament Congress Hearing

In the 1990s the former first lady Imelda Marcos desperately begged Congress to hear her out about FEM’s last will and testament. She urged them to do their part in prioritizing it for the welfare of the Filipinos. They have to look into the trust fund of her husband through the Marcos foundation. However, she was not successful. Now, at her old age, she just wishes her son, Bongbong Marcos to be president. That way, it’s proceeding can start rolling.


Mrs. Marcos’ Plea to Congress

“The most urgent reason I was looking forward to my coming to this hearing of the Philippine Senate is to seek your help – Honorable Senators – to help me implement the LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of the late President Marcos to enlist assets in the hands of Trustees, to implement the Marcos humanitarian foundation so that we can help the country in our economic crisis and help the Filipino people in their agony and suffering. “ Imelda Marcos during a Senate Hearing in the 90’s at the time of Cory Aquino. THEY IGNORED HER PLEA FOR THE NATION.

Legal Entity – Not Myth

Marcos detractors might say that the wealth for humanity is a myth. However, the late President Marcos already thought about that beforehand. That’s why they are placed in legal entities and can be obtained only through court proceedings. This should serve as a challenge to fact checkers by answering this: Why can’t the Congress face this hearing head on?

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Why are Relatives of Terrorists Allowed to Run for the Congress?

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By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube Video by OHJAYCEE




Relatives of Terrorists are in the Congress

Comelec Involvement

The death of an NPA member who is the daughter of a congresswoman is proof that relatives of terrorists are in the government. They kill military officers. Cong. Eufemia Campos Cullamat admits that her daughter, Jevilyn is an NPA fighter. Her husband is also in the same organization. But the CHR condemns the trophy photo of the fatality. This goes the same for the opposition. They seem to act like they are on the insurgents’ side. So, while this confuses the public, a press group questions the Comelec’s election guidelines for the Congress.



Double-Faced Partylists

Connivance is more likely between government officials and the terrorists themselves. Imagine ones beloved daughter on the rebels side and the mother on the government’s side. So, speculations that there are double-faced Partylists of this kind in the Congress loomed. They pretend to be one with the government to seek ways to destroy it.

Move to Disqualify Parties with Links to the Underground

The group appeals to the Comelec to possibly disqualify these partylists that have connections underground. This is a violation to the public servants’ code of ethics. Therefore, they must not be allowed to serve both sectors that have contradicting mandates. Nonetheless, parties must not stand as fronts for underground movements. Therefore, Comelec must act quickly if they are not collaborating with them as well.

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President Duterte Ignites the Congress to Marcos Gold but Hangs in the Balance

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By: Elena Grace Flores

YouTube video by Filipino Future




Why the Mahárlika (Philippines) is the Wealthiest Nation in the World Today

Maharlika and the Philippine Congress

The Philippines’ change of name might be tedious in Congress but this is possible. Several attempts in the past were made to rename the country. Among the earliest was that of then-Senator Eddie Ilarde in 1978. This was when the administration of then-President Ferdinand Marcos tries to carve an identity for Filipinos. This is to do away with the country’s mindset as a former colony. Ilarde’s Parliamentary Bill 195 explains that Maharlika ingrains the country’s heritage long before Western colonialists set foot on the country’s shores.



President Duterte and the Marcos Gold

President Rodrigo Duterte awaits Congress’ approval to deal with the Marcos gold. The ball is now in the legislative branch’s court. Congress is needed to set parameters. It takes into account the concerns of critics and the citizenry. The President cannot simply act on his own on this matter. The legislative has to come into play in this case as per the constitution. This only shows that the Marcos gold is not an ill-gotten case. This has something to do with the world economy. It follows a legal process that any entity that tries to steal it lands in jail.

The Strenght of the World’s Capitalists

The capitalists are running the show for decades now. The Filipinos ought to know where they stand. However, the players of the world’s monopoly hold important positions in the Duterte administration. The President has to balance his supporters to avoid dictatorship issues. The situations of the marginalized poor are getting harder. The middle class and the rich ones are helping despite their own financial blows. However, they may not be enough to feed everybody. Elections 2022 may be fast approaching but many people are in need now. It might be necessary to rally on this issue to put pressure on the government’s priorities.


Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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Can Congress Fast Track Hearing to Facilitate Movements of Marcos Gold?

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By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by JDBros

MARCOS GOLD CAN SAVE THE WORLD 987 BILLION DOLLARS AND MILLION TONS OF GOLD IN THE PHILIPPINES

Meet the Keeper of the Wealth for Humanity

The trust for the benefit of humanity holds the World Bank gold certificates issued to the late President Ferdinand Marcos for the deposits in overseas banks. However, most of these stocks are just at the Central Bank. The current World Bank Loans with almost zero percent interest for 29 years plus 10 years grace period are proofs enough that these reserves are real. President Rodrigo Duterte said previously that he would instruct the Congress to convene to recover the Marcos Wealth. The family cannot do this alone.



The World Bank and the IMF

The World Bank and its sister organization, IMF (International Monetary Fund) are special organizations that sit on top of the world’s wealth. They are hidden in secrecy. 400,000 metric tons of them are in the Central Bank. 200,000 metric tons are in the Union Bank of Switzerland. The rest are shipped to around 200 countries. Former First Lady Imelda Marcos is the keeper of the bill of lading.

Warring Factions on the Marcos Wealth

Senator Imee Marcos is the only senator who pushes to secure the World Bank loan necessary to keep the economy afloat during the Covid-19 outbreak. She is known to have a strong alliance with the President. Strong enough to obtain the recent $500 million initial loan. This can go on depending on the extend of the Coronavirus devastation. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The whole world is in need. Since the country has tasted the fruits of the late President Marcos’ labor already, it’s about time that the Congress must prioritize to convene on the said issue to save and rebuild humanity as a whole. Warring factions should not matter anymore at this time.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

Marcos’ Golden Wealth was Never Hidden – Senate Just Didn’t Listen

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No Doctor’s Clearance for Senator Imee Marcos to Attend the Congress’ Special Session

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By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by INQUIRER.net

Zubiri, Marcos cold to Senate adopting House-OKd budget

Senator Imee Marcos No-Show at the Congress’ Special Session

Senator Imee R. Marcos’ physician advises her not to attend the Senate special session due to cough. This is to debate on and pass the proposed Bayanihan Act of 2020 authorizing the President to use unspent government finances. The aim is to resolve the negative effects of the coronavirus crisis. Earlier, she calls on the government not to be stingy on the provisions to the people who have no work no pay status. She is also thinking ahead on drawing resources to rebuild the economy after the coronavirus aftermath.



Go All Heart, All Out

The Senator said that the government should go “all heart, all-out” in funding the fight against COVID-19. She calls an emergency budget to be taken up in a special session of Congress. This is the most crucial investment in our country’s future, She said. Marcos, who chairs the Senate committee on economic affairs, has drawn up an emergency package of almost 750 billion pesos called Pag-ASA: Alaga, Sustento at Pag-Angat. This seeks immediate and sustained protection of health workers, provision of food and cash aid for marginalized communities, and stimulus packages to badly hit industries employing millions of workers.

The Economic Pitch of the Senator

Marcos plans to pitch the Pag-ASA emergency package in a Senate bill. This is due to her fear of public panic in the coming months if the government’s proposed emergency budget of only P200 billion is approved. Possible sources of the first P300 billion of the Pag-ASA emergency package can be squeezed from funds left over from the 2019 budget.

These are from calamity funds in the 2020 budget; intelligence and social funds of the Office of the President; PhilHealth’s emergency reserve fund; and contingency funds from various departments. Namely; education, agriculture, labor and employment, social welfare and development, and public works and highways, Marcos said.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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Cayetano-Romualdez Congress Deal Gives BBM an Edge

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By: Elena Grace Flores
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano administers the oath-taking for Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez recently.  He takes on the role of majority floor leader of the 18th Congress on July 22, 2019. The Cayetano and Romualdez deal is President Du30’s remedy for the previous speakership conflict. Du30 calls on unity in Congress. The arrangement gives an edge to the current administration’s policies and future endeavours. That could include Bongbong Marcos’ plight for 2022 or before.

YouTube video by
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[VIDEO]: Martin Romualdez takes oath as Majority Floor Leader



4th Powerful Position

Taguig-Pateros Rep. Cayetano ascends to the fourth most powerful position in the country.  He receives the nod of 266 out of 300 House members in the speakership vote during the first regular session of the 18th Congress after the plea of the President. Romualdez immediately backs out from  his speakership candidacy in unity with the President’s majority block.



15-Month Term

Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Du30 said the House should elect a new Speaker after Cayetano’s 15-month term ends. President Du30’s son made the manifestation before nominating Cayetano for Speaker. Former Speaker aspirants. Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco also nominates Duterte’s running mate in the 2016 presidential elections. Velasco was Cayetano’s arch rival for the position whom Du30 wants to install as the next Speaker. 


Not  Term-Sharing but Resignation

“The term sharing agreement is one between congressman Cayetano, Romualdez, Velasco and the President. I am against any term sharing agreement, however, if the Speaker resigns after 15 months, then we will have to elect a new Speaker,” Paolo said during the chamber’s first regular session of the 18th Congress.



The Power of the Congress on BBM’s Plight

A President can nominate someone to become Vice President if that office is vacant, with the approval of Congress or the House of Representatives. It is known that the current VP now faces charges filed against her by the PNP. That includes sedition. If an impeachment is successful against Robredo, the second position of the land will be available. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. When Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo succeeded to the presidency and nominated Teofisto Guingona as Vice President. Guingona was confirmed by Congress on February 9, 2001 and took the oath of office the same day.

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Tearful Atty. Chong Answers Why NOT the Congress but the Senate?

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Atty. Glenn Chong who seeks for a seat at the Senate addresses his fellow Biliran residents why not run for the Congress? The warm welcome in his hometown recently proves that it would be easier for him to become a Congressman than a Senator.




YouTube video by
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[VIDEO]: Interview with Senatorial candidate Atty. Glenn Chong



The Support in Biliran is as Hot as the Heat of the Sun

The hot and not just warm support of the people of Biliran amazes Chong. This is after 9 years of not being with them. He wishes to have this kind of support nationwide this coming elections. This is for him to have the power to make sure that the votes of the people are counted properly.



Why not Party List?

Atty. Chong actually prepares 3 Party Lists. All of them did not qualify at the end. Only the Senatorial candidacy of an old woman with no money gets through. He was able to become her substitute.



Chong’s Priority Task as Senator

Should Chong manages to win a seat, he vows to get rid of Smartmatic right away. He believes in returning the power of election to the people. He can be in a better position as Senator than in the Congress for this mandate. Especially in making the election cheaters accountable for their fraudulent actions.



The Power Must Belong to the People

As Atty. Chong swears to safeguard the power of the people, he urges his fellow Biliranon to vote for the local officials that he has alliance with. He said that they are the ones who can help him implement his intentions for the island.



The Senator to be from Region 8 is Powered by the OFWs

It is heartwarming for Chong to get financial support from the OFWs. This allows him to organize decent political sorties, motorcades, and get-together. Some of them even went home to help in his campaigns physically. The new game-changer after President Rodrigo Du30 can only be grateful win or lose.



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Election 2019 Substitution: Imee Marcos’ Son Matthew Runs for Governor Opposite Rudy Fariñas

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Imelda Marcos’ grandson, Ilocos Norte 2nd District Senior Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc, will run for governor instead of her. Manotoc, the son of Ilocos Norte Governor and bet for Senator, Imee Marcos, originally filed his candidacy for vice governor. This makes the previous politicizing in the Congress launched by Rep. Rodolfo “Rudy” Fariñas against his mother clearer than ever. The Ilocos 6 suffered a great deal just for Fariñas to get an edge over Manotoc-Marcos for the election 2019. How could Ilocos Norte forget?


Youtube Video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Rep. Imelda marcos, umatras sa kandidatura sa pagka-gobernador; papalitan ni BM Matthew Manotoc


Substituting Imelda Marcos

Matthew Marcos Manotoc, incumbent Senior Provincial Board Member, will run for Governor of Ilocos Norte. Previously, he had filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for Vice Governor of the province but decided to finally substitute his grandmother, 2nd District Rep. Imelda R. Marcos, in the 2019 gubernatorial race.


Opposing the No. 1 Detractor

Manotoc will be running against Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo “Rudy”  Fariñas, who substituted for former Barangay Bengcag, Laoag City Jesus Arimbuyotan as the gubernatorial bet recently. Fariñas strategy seems to boomerang to him. He is now opposed by the more younger and charming Marcos. Manotoc’s mother, Imee’s ordeal in the Congress definitely failed. Imelda Marcos is also smart enough to pretend that she is really running despite her old age.


Ferdinand Marcos’ Kin Runs for Vice Governor

Board Member Mariano “Nonong” Marcos has substituted Manotoc for the vice gubernatorial race as well. Nonong Marcos is the son of Pacifico, the younger brother of Imelda’s husband and former President, the late Ferdinand Marcos whose works still exist at the present time in service to the Filipino people.



Politics in the Congress

The House of Representatives allowed majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas and House accountability committee chairman Johnny Pimentel to harass Gov. Imee Marcos. It detained six officials of the Ilocos Norte provincial government on the strength of what it construes as “contempt of the House” or “obstruction of justice”. The six detained officials, who are known as “Ilocos 6,” are Pedro Agcaoili, chairman of the planning and development office; Josephine Calajate, provincial treasurer; Eden Battulayan, Encarnacion Gaor and Genedine Jambaro, staff at the treasurer’s office; and Evangeline Tabulog, provincial budget officer.

The North Remembers in the Election 2019

It is a sure win for Manotoc, a champion amateur golfer like his dad, Tommy Manotoc is a viral comment over social media. Given the stunts of Fariñas, it is likely that most Ilocos Norte voters would go for a Marcos whose family is known to prioritize their people than their position. Surely, Imee Marcos is right that the North indeed remembers.


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The Reason Behind Anti-Marcos Media Noise VS. Silent Reality at the Congress

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The Filipino people are not anymore reliant to mainstream media news for information on major public interests. Instead, most of them exert efforts to verify facts. Recently, the noise about Former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ alleged graft conviction and bail was everywhere. It highlights that the Sandiganbayan records show that former senator Bongbong and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos were beneficiaries of the Swiss foundations earlier found to illegally exist under an unknown law. Naturally, the direct beneficiaries are the children. However, the 3rd Marcos sibling, Irene is not a politician. There’s rarely any mention of her name. Whereas the first two are strong contenders to the country’s top posts. Currently, Rep. Marcos is back to the Congress like nothing happened.



Youtube Video by INQUIRER.net

[VIDEO]: Imelda Marcos back in the House after bail.


Back to the Congress

The former first lady was an early bird for the 3 pm plenary session at the Batasang Pambansa, arriving at the hall around 2:30 pm. She was wearing a pink terno-inspired long blouse and matching pants. The 89-year-old widow of the late President Ferdinand Marcos did not grant any media interviews. She was at the Congress on Monday, November 19. It was as usual.


Anti-Graft Court’s Show

On November 9, the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan found Marcos guilty of creating and maintaining private organizations in Switzerland. However, no law was cited why is this illegal. She earned at least $200 million from interest and investments for the “private benefit of the former first family. It is stressed out that the transaction is private because the deposits are privately owned.


Supreme Court’s Reversal is Expected

She was sentenced to prison for 6 years and 1 month to 11 years for each of the 7 counts of graft. Marcos, who is running for Ilocos Norte governor in 2019, can only be perpetually disqualified from holding public office if the conviction becomes executory. The Supreme Court is likely to reverse the ruling on Rep. Marcos – just like the previous dollar-salting case. The evidence was based on hearsay. Despite the documents from Swiss authorities, only two witnesses with no personal knowledge testified.



Shallow Media

An infamous yellow media even covers a Facebook post. It claims that the late Philippine President Marcos holds a Guinness World Record. That is for being the ‘Most Brilliant President in History’. Guinness did not give him such accolade, it clarified. It does list him as the one responsible for the ‘Greatest robbery of a Government,’ it added. It is odd that this publication goes to that extent of destroying the reputation of the dead. Obviously to discredit the rest of the family. These kinds of media give a bad name to journalists. They are either competing with bloggers or act as LP’s announcer.

Stopping the Marcoses’ Leadership

Meanwhile, Sandiganbayan records signify that the former senator whose electoral protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo is about to get a ruling from the PET for the recount on his pilot provinces. On top of that, the 80% ghost voters found in ARMM of the LP bets also made his case looks good. There’s no stopping the rising popularity of Ilocos Imee Marcos as well who is a survey favorite for Senator in the upcoming election. Many mainstream media are really desperate knowing that their faction can be wiped out soon.


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UN Ambassador Becomes DFA Secretary as Cayetano Vies for the Congress

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By: Elena Grace Flores

President Rodrigo Du30 said they began to look for the outgoing Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary, Alan Peter Cayetano’s replacement. This is right after the latter revealed his plan to vie for a seat in the Congress again. The President said that United Nations Ambassador, Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. might take Cayetano’s place.  Locsin replied by saying that he accepted Du30’s offer.



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[VIDEO]:  SI TEDDY BOY LOCSIN JR. NA NGABA ANG ATING BAGONG DFA SECRETARY


Trust is a Big Factor

Locsin, a lawyer, politician and former journalist, had served as the representative of the 1st district of Makati from 2001 to 2010. He talks highly of the president. He said that he can trust Du30’s decision since his uncle Chito Ayala also trusted him. Locsin believes in the Philippine leader’s wisdom when he was first appointed as the Philippine Representative to the United Nations.

Cayetano’s Last Trip before Trying His Luck at the Congress

Meanwhile, Cayetano’s Bali trip with the President for the ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering would be his last overseas travel as DFA secretary. After filing his certificate of candidacy next week, Cayetano said he would not work as foreign affairs chief anymore. No more foreign trips with the President as well. This includes the ASEAN Leaders Summit in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Papua New Guinea next month.


Panelo is Set to Wear a New Hat

Also set to wear a new hat is presidential chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo. He is preparing to be the chief of the soon-to-be-organized Office of the Press Secretary (OPS). It will replace the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) of Martin Andanar. Panelo is the President’s choice head of the OPS after presidential spokesman Harry Roque bares his plan to run for senator.

Positioned as Spokesman

Current officials of the PCOO are going tender their courtesy resignation to give Panelo a fresh start.  Panelo is no stranger to the task of speaking for the President. It was he who had been facing the media before Roque’s appointment. His hosting the “tete-a-tete” with the President also draws speculations that he could soon become the Presidential spokesman.



Siblings Exchanging Positions

Cayetano’s sister, Pia Cayetano, currently occupies the Taguig City-Pateros, 2nd District Congress seat. It was his position in the Congress before. She is about to file her certificate of candidacy for senator in the mid-term elections. Taking turns is quite common among siblings in politics just like Gov. Imee Marcos who is running for senator in lieu of her brother, former senator Bongbong Marcos. Others may have to run against each other. Take the case of Makati’s Abby and Junjun Binay for mayor and Jinggoy Estrada and  JV Ejercito for a senatorial seat.


Dominance in Taguig Might Win a Congress Seat

Just like the Binays in Makati, Maria Laarni Lopez Cayetano also known by her nickname Lani Cayetano is the former congresswoman and the incumbent mayor of Taguig City. She is the wife of the outgoing DFA Secretary who is proud of his achievements. However, working alongside a popular president gives the latter some pros and cons among avid voters. Especially when he was a rival to the President’s choice for his successor. Running for the Congress in his territory is the best that he could do to win a seat.