Social media like Facebook are democracy in their purest form. Whatever is popular wins over there. This is contrary to the report of Rappler CEO, Maria Ressa. These platforms are not newsmakers but mediums for public opinions. Popular topics go viral because of major interests by the people. Mainstream media simply have a different system. If VP Leni Robredo’s Camp cannot topple Bongbong Marcos online despite their many trolls and fake news, he is, therefore, the real winner for the post. The recount on his electoral protest against Robredo is in February 2018.
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Like and Share Functionality
Facebook has no liability over the spread of “fake news” because it does not produce them. Users spread them by clicking on the “Like” and “Share” buttons of the platform. This proves to show that such sentiments are from real people. One tends to share a favorable news from a friend.
Liberals’ Undermining Democracy
Liberals like Ressa and their media counterparts locally and in the United States are famous for blaming others for their own doings. VP Leni Robredo always refers to the alleged trolls and fake news of Bongbong Marcos whenever she suffers low ratings. However, she and Ressa never question Silent No More that favors them. They attack the majority who are against them. This is not a democracy.
Du30’s Endorsement Helped Bongbong Marcos
President Rodrigo Du30 did not win because of social media propaganda. His approval rating is still high after almost two years in power. That is not achievable if his popularity is based on lies. In fact, his endorsement of Bongbong Marcos as his successor makes the latter as the preferred VP. He is likely to win the recount for his electoral protest against Robredo if Facebook data is consistent with his number of votes.
Irate supporters of Bongbong Marcos express their disgust with most mainstream media that label the late Former President Ferdinand Marcos as a dictator. President Du30 earlier explained that he cannot call Marcos such since there is no legal basis for it. Even conviction of moral turpitude is not present. It is also lawful for him to be laid to rest at the Heroes Cemetery. There’s no proof that he’s an oppressor. Only facts that he’s an ex-national leader and a soldier. Those alone are more than enough reasons to give him military honors.
[VIDEO]: The Philippine Postal Corporation has issued commemorative stamps featuring the late Former President Ferdinand Marcos.
Marcos Centennial Stamps
The Philippine Postal Corporation or PhlPost issues a commemorative stamp to coincide with the birth centenary of the late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. They are available for sale at P12 per piece. Victorino Z. Serevo designs it with Marcos’ portrait and signature. They are available in selected PhlPost branches until September 10, 2018. Marcos loyalists flock to the post offices to obtain them as a remembrance. They are not happy to hear some reports that next in line to have a stamp portrait is Hitler.
Elected to Office
A dictator is a ruler with total power over a country. Typically, one who has obtained power by force. The late President won the reelection for a second term from 1969 to 1972. Marcos saves the country under Martial Law and steps down in 1986 despite his victory. This is to avoid bloodshed during the EDSA revolt. If there is a dictator in a democratic country, then it is not Marcos but the late Former President Cory Aquino who assumed the top office after the mutiny, according to former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile.
Not a Plunderer
Calling Marcos a thief or a plunderer has no legal basis. No such accusations can stand in court after more than 30 years. The real score must be written in history but that remains debatable. He is only a dictator through media propaganda and for the outlaws. Not through the hearts and minds of the majority of law-abiding Filipinos.
No Human Rights Violations
Former Vice President Jejomar Binay was a critic of the Marcos patriarch during the martial law period. However, to this date, no single case is filed against the late president that can nail him down of any human rights violation. Binay only assisted claimants in the alleged martial law abuses from the Marcos estate. This is the reason why the ex-VP endorses Bongbong Marcos as Vice President. His still influential political network is working on stopping the opposition’s forces to block the young Marcos’ VP electoral protest which is his stepping stone for the Presidency in the near future.
Vice President Leni Robredo can only repeat the LP slogan: “NEVER again to Martial Law and dictatorship for her democracy speech. This happens during the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by the late President Ferdinand Marcos, father of rival Bongbong Marcos who now prepares for the recount with regards to his electoral protest against her.
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[VIDEO]: Here are some scenes at the Rizal Park where thousands of protesters joined the “End Tyranny’ rally on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos.
National Day of Protest
The LP’s coalition failed to highlight the alleged continued human rights violation, the killings and the smuggling of P6.5-billion shabu. The President made the same day the National Day of Protest. So, it was a mere battle between the pro and the anti-administration. The anti groups gathered in Luneta while the government’s supporters are in Plaza Miranda.
Kiko versus Gabby
Senator Kiko Pangilinan cannot even understand Du30’s democratic action. That’s why he is mocked via social media as the ex-husband of his wife, Gabby Conception graces the pro-administration crowd. It is remembered that the principal sponsor of the latter’s wedding with Sharon Cuneta was the late President Ferdinand Marcos.
Du30’s National Day of Protest declaration is a genuine proof that he is for democracy and even supports freedom of expression for everyone. He welcomes all protests for as long as they won’t hurt anybody or destroy properties. It’s also a non-working day for government employees and schools.
Robredo’s Undemocratic Strategy
Bongbong Marcos receives a Manifestation with Urgent Ex-Parte Motion from Robredo again. She asks the PET to clarify whether Marcos should pay for the monthly expenses incurred by COMELEC for the lease of its Sta. Rosa, Laguna, warehouse. She also wanted to know whether he should pay for the costs of the Voting Counting Machines. This is despite the Tribunal’s ruling that the monthly expenses of the Sta. Rosa, Laguna warehouse “is not incidental to the retrieval and transportation of ballot boxes to the Tribunal in connection with the instant Protest and Counter-Protest. On the VCM inquiry, the Tribunal finds such matter to be outside the issues.
The supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo used a twisted version of democracy on their motion for reconsideration after the Supreme Court rejected their bid to help Robredo pay her counter-protest payment balance against Bongbong Marcos. They deny Liberal Party’s involvement but their reasoning is in line with the undemocratic ways of the party.
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[VIDEO]: The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, rejects the petition of VP Leni Robredo’s supporters to help pay the remaining fee for the election protest filed against her.
Motion for Reconsideration
Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo asked the Supreme Court that sits as PET recently to reconsider its earlier decision that dismiss their plea to accept their contribution for the payment of the balance for Robredo’s counter-protest. They support her bid to block Bongbong Marcos from the second highest office in the land – the very reason why she ran for the post.
The Piso Para Kay Leni is led by Museo Pambata chair Cristina Lim-Yuson. The other petitioners are former social welfare secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, former human rights commissioner Paulynn Sicam, former Bases Conversion, and Development Authority board director Zorayda Amelia Alonzo, award-winning singer Celeste Legaspi-Gallardo and Ateneo de Manila University Press director Karina Bolasco. They are all anti-Marcos voters.
Denial of their Rights
The petitioners said the PET decision denies them of their right to protect their vote for Robredo. They allegedly have the legal standing to do so. Their proposal to pay to the PET directly is still a donation for Robredo. That is still against the law for public officials. They cannot accept donations regardless of the mode of payment.
Likewise, they argued that considering the importance of the case, the Tribunal should also exercise sound discretion even if their motion for reconsideration is filed after the 10-day period from receipt of the order. Aside from the late filing, they are banking on the twisted democracy principle that the LPs are noted for. This is for selfish reasons to favor their own goal which is contrary to the general public’s interest.
Bongbong Marcos is confident that the President has shown one singular quality that is very clear as he refers to the leader’s recent SONA. It is the reason why he is very popular. His quality of leadership can’t be discredited. The Filipino people recognize that. Only a good leader can do and manage that. Filipinos know the truth from his genuine side versus his detractors’ propaganda.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos’ views on democracy, governance and not judging anyone during the Vice Presidential campaign.
The Voice of the People is the Voice of God
Like his father, Marcos is a real democracy crusader. No matter how sensitive the issues are like same-sex marriage, he keeps an open mind. He believes that the voice of the people is the voice of God. No one should judge and be judged.
How to Improve People’s Lives
Marcos said that relocation is not just moving people. It’s about building a community with proper provisions and opportunities for the people to live a decent life. Livelihood, transport system, hospitals, schools, and other fundamental government services must be prioritized to support the citizens’ progress.
Comment on the President’s SONA
Marcos thinks that the President has shown good leadership both in our local and foreign policies. He has redirected our foreign policy and that is the reason why we have regained once again a crucial and important position in the international community to the benefit of the Philippines. It is the same with various domestic policies, he added.
Marcos Regime’s Effect in his Bid
He ran for the Vice Presidency for a simple reason that he wants to address people’s needs first and foremost. The principles of his father for public service is hereby inherited. There are no traces of negativities in him with regards to the Marcos regime. In fact, he takes it an opportunity for the people to thank his late father. He said that since most people were not able to thank former President Ferdinand Marcos, they can show their gratitude to him by supporting his bid to the executive office.