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Senator Trillanes can be Right on SolGen Calida’s Hand to Pave the Way for Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores

President Rodrigo Du30 revokes the grant of amnesty to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for failure to comply with its minimum requirements, Malacanang said. Consequently, The Department of Justice and the Armed Forces’ court-martial were instructed to “pursue all criminal and administrative cases” against Trillanes over military uprisings in 2003 and 2007, according to a copy of Du30’s proclamation, which was confirmed by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. The rebellious Senator is so sure that his demise is the work of SolGen Jose Calida who acts as the terminator for the administration’s foes. Calida has been instrumental for the removal of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Then, he filed a manifestation backing the 50% ballot shading threshold that favors the interest of former Senator Bongbong Marcos on his electoral protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo.





Youtube video by GMA News

[VIDEO]: Pinawalang-bisa ni Pangulong Duterte ang amnestiya kay noo’y Ltsg. at ngayo’y Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.



Senator Trillanes Failed to Comply

With Senator Trillanes’ failure to comply with the minimum requirements, the amnesty grant is declared void. Moreover, As stated in the proclamation, “The grant of amnesty to former LTSG Antonio Trillanes IV under Proclamation No. 75 is declared void ab initio because he did not comply with the minimum requirements to qualify under the Amnesty Program.”



Arresting the Rebel

Now, both the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police are tasked to apprehend Senator Trillanes. Trillanes has criminal and administrative charges in relation to the Oakwood Mutiny of 2003 as well as the Manila Peninsula incident of 2007.  Trillanes is to be recommitted back to the PNP Custodial Center with both the PNP and the AFP to employ all lawful means.



Pnoy’s Amnesty

It was Pnoy who granted amnesty to Trillanes by signing Proclamation No. 50 back in October 2010. Consequently, Trillanes led the Oakwood mutiny in 2003 and the Manila Peninsula siege in 2007 against Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s administration.



Blaming SolGen Calida

Consequently, Trillanes is questioning the legal effect of the EO and attributes it to SolGen Calida. Moreover, he had repeated conflicts with Calida. Furthermore, Aquino’s proclamation allegedly concurred with by the Congress. However, Guevarra says that for Proclamation No.572, the Congress concurrence is not needed because it was void ab initio.



Just a Matter of Time

Trillanes holds the timing as questionable. Consequently, the Senate is set to investigate on an issue that implicates SolGen Calida. Furthermore, he continues that President Du30’s timing in Israel that coincides with the Palace order is very suspicious. He suspects that the President pretends to have no knowledge about his fate. Trillanes presumes that his arrest is the work of Calida to the President’s delight. Perhaps, just in time for the upcoming Marcos takeover.



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Bongbong Marcos is the Next Golden Age President when Election Protest is Favored

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The former senator Bongbong Marcos states that he does not take President Du30’s succession statement “so seriously.” Although, he points out that the chief executive is fully aware that Filipinos need his help. “I know he is still needed by this country,” he said. Marcos stresses that consumer interest will also have to be on the front seat of his administration. That is why former President and now Speaker of the House, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s leadership in the Congress is crucial as the champion for the economy. Marcos can become President as per Du30’s promise when he wins the election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. This is very likely to happen after the appointment of the new Supreme Court Chief Justice, Teresita de Castro.






Youtube video by UNTV News and Rescue

[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos, handang maging presidente sakaling manalo sa election protest at magbitiw sa pwesto si Pangulong Du30.




Downplaying but Ready

Bongbong Marcos is ready to step up as president and will prioritize good governance if he succeeds Du30. But he still is downplaying the President’s remark for him to be a Malacanang Successor.




The Economy is a Priority

The improvement of the economy with the consumer’s interest in mind is an objective. “I think the President is doing all of this tongue-in-cheek,” Bongbong Marcos comments. This is an answer of the president’s remark that if Marcos will be guaranteed to succeed him, he would willingly give up the presidency.

Toppling Corruption

“Return of good governance.” That is Marcos’ answer when asked what would be his top three priorities if he becomes president. He is saying that there is no need to name three things, just that we have to return to good governance. This despite the issues of massive graft and corruption that toppled his father.









PCGG Status

The Presidential Commission on Good Governance, created by Cory Aquino, had the sole purpose of prosecuting the Marcoses. It aims to recover the vast amount of allegedly ill-gotten wealth from the Marcos family and their allies. Cases have been filed by the PCGG but to this day none has prospered, as Marcos explains.




Moving on after Election Protest

Now, the Congress is now planning to abolish the PCGG. This is taken by the Marcoses as a sign that the country has to move on. Imee Marcos made a speech about moving on to which she was criticized by Bam Aquino. Bongbong Marcos insists that they have nothing to be sorry for. Instead, Marcos believes that it is their duty to continue on his father’s blueprints and lead the country once more.

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Bongbong Marcos: GMA as the Congress Speaker is In Line with Palace ex-Staff’s Wish

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By: Elena Grace Flores

It was not a surprise for Bongbong Marcos at all when former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo takes her oath during the SONA as the new Speaker of the Congress. He is, in fact, grateful to CGMA for accepting the nomination of her fellow lawmakers. It gives a clear scenario on how President Rodrigo Du30 puts everything together to pave the way for another Marcos golden years as planned by his alliance even prior to the election 2016. This is the same wish of the former palace staff of the Marcoses – for the namesake of Ferdinand Marcos, the great to be President.





Youtube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos: It’s great to reconnect with the people who were such a large part of our lives. I was fortunate to have the chance to do that this week.




Not A Shocker from the Congress

It came as no shock to anyone. President Rodrigo Du30 is going to resign if Bongbong Marcos becomes the vice president. This was declared last Thursday, August 16, by Presidential Spokesperson, Harry Roque.




Strong Alliance

Du30 and Marcos have always been allies. The president has been vocal of his support to Marcos’ poll protest even back in October 2016. This week, he repeats his stand that he wants someone like Marcos to succeed after him.

Bringing back their Glory

Du30 can count as an achievement his swift rehabilitation of the political powers of 2 names that have been brought down by the Aquinos. He has paved the way for the Marcos family to reemerge in the Philippine national politics. Bongbong Marcos is now right on track to claim the presidency in the future.









Avenging CGMA through the Congress

Now he is defending the name of Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as well. She is now once again re-emerging as a major political powerbroker. The opposition, criticizes Du30, as these moves arguably detract from his own reform credentials. They question what his motivations are on restoring these two into political power. To the loyalists of Arroyo and Marcos however, this serves as a realization of his word. We need capable leaders if we are to make the Philippines stand strong.




Ex-Palace Staff are for Bongbong Marcos’ Presidency

Marcos shares nostalgic memories with the ex-palace staff. Marcos surprised Pete Sacro on his 90th birthday, visiting him at his home. All his wishes are for Marcos to remain healthy and strong to fulfill his role as President in the future. With all the excitement on the changes in the government positions, the ex-staff shows their support to Marcos.

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Bongbong Marcos Explains Leadership Changes for the Economy and Technology Advancement

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By: Elena Grace Flores

It’s the economy, stupid” is a slight variation of the phrase “The economy, stupid”, which James Carville had coined as a campaign strategist of Bill Clinton‘s successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting president George H. W. Bush. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s version was telling Pnoy; It’s the economy, student. Meanwhile, Bongbong Marcos talks about the track record of now Speaker Arroyo when it comes to the infrastructure of the economy when she was President. He said that such leadership change including Senator Tito’s Sotto’s takeover as the Senate President is crucial for the progress of the country.





Youtube video by; Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: It turns out Clinton was right when he said, “It’s the economy, stupid.”




The First Female Speaker of the House

The anti-Arroyo faction must be outraged but former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo wins the house speakership post. She is the first female ever to be Speaker of the Philippines’ House of Representatives. The courageous woman is also the only former Philippine President to become speaker. While it is the first time in over a decade that in the middle of a President’s term the Speaker is replaced, Marcos is confident with Arroyo. There is no leader who has a greater sense of the economy as the former President, he said.




A Long Planned Transfer of Power

Without hesitation, Pimentel had formally nominated Sotto as his successor. Sotto now serves as the second Senate president of the 17th Congress. The transfer of power had long been planned, Pimentel says as he resigned from the position. It is done so peacefully and willingly.

The Impact of AI on the Economy

With the development of artificial intelligence comes the elimination of some jobs. But surely with this technology, we can witness the evolution of most professional landscapes. As research predicts, 1.8 million jobs will be gone by 2020, but 2.3 million jobs would be created. While the AI technology will lead to the extinction of repetitive jobs, we can see it morph and enhance creative jobs. These things should be considered while looking at the economy, Marcos says.









The Depreciation of Peso

The peso is weakening. With weak Philippine trade numbers as well as expectations of an interest rate increase in the US, the peso remains weak against the dollar. This according to Jonathan Ravelas, Chief Market Strategist of BDO Unibank Inc. This will certainly work to the benefit of exporters and dollar earners, as well as the families of OFWs, Cid Terosa, Dean of the University of Asia and the Pacific School of Economics said. Arroyo still worries however of its future implications, Marcos says. The depreciation of the Peso Value on the flip side may spur inflation. That can negatively impact the purchasing power of the common Filipino.




Marcos-Friendly Leadership

The electoral protest of Bongbong Marcos against VP Leni Robredo may still be uncertain. But now not only the President is Marcos-friendly. The heads of the Congress and the Senate are now on the same boat.  The current line of succession to the office of the President of the Philippines is specified by the 1987 Constitution. During the Marcos era, the line of succession would be amended to include a newly created cabinet or ministerial offices. The line of presidential succession follows the order of Vice President, President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. In case of death, permanent disability, or inability of these officials, Congress shall, by law, provide for the manner of selection of the person who is to act as President until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

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The Du30-Arroyo-Marcos Alliance is Now Evident in the Congress

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Two powerful women loyal to the Du30 administration contributed to the success of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s bid for speakership at the Congress. Gov. Imee Marcos and Presidential daughter and Mayor Sara Du30 graced Arroyo’s lunch meeting in a Quezon City hotel. She said that it was her gesture of appreciation to politicians who supported her recent bid. Arroyo and Du30 were in red during the even while Marcos was stunning than ever.






Youtube video by; ABS-CBN News

[VIDEO]:  Lawmakers say former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio joined forces to oust Davao Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez as House speaker.




Power 3 During Thank You Lunch

Speaker Arroyo had a “thank you lunch” with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, and some 150 lawmakers last Monday, July 30. Mayor Du30 previously had a grudge with the ousted ex-Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Marcos also had a conflict with another unseated former Liberal Party member Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas. 




The True Alliance against the Great Pretenders

Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads the probe into the alleged misuse of tobacco funds under Governor Imee Marcos. The lady governor previously kept her cool against the former Majority Leader.  Legislators allied with Arroyo said Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos. She is allegedly campaigning to stop her rival Fariñas from getting a leadership position in the lower chamber.

The Union of the Unwanted Leaders

Fariñas has joined a minority bloc in the House of Representatives to be with Rep. Alvarez. Fariñas admitted that Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. assured him that he could retain his post as majority floor leader even if Alvarez would be ousted but it was not the case. The Ilocos Norte lawmaker, however, chose to join his PDP-Laban party mate in the minority bloc instead. He declares his loyalty to Alvarez.









Party Membership Convenience

Another claimant to the minority block is Rep. Romero Quimbo. He criticizes politicians who just join a political party because it’s the flavor of the month so to speak. They actually do not carry the principles of such a group. Therefore it would be easier for them to go back to their roots or form a new alliance such as the minority block.




Women on Top in the Du30 Regime

The humanitarian crusaders seem to be quiet nowadays. They were known for their discrediting President Du30. They accuse him of being a rapist, anti-women, and a dictator. However, the Arroyo, Marcos, and Du30’s emergence prove that the older Du30 ‘s votes remain intact.