Du30’s detractors are on full alert now that their drug war media propaganda is disregarded by international bodies. Now, they turn to the country’s friend since Marcos’ time, China. Liberal Party supporters now pay attention with the mortgage to China after the latter bestowed infrastructure loans to the administration without internal interference.
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[VIDEO]: Pres. Duterte, nagkaroon ng restricted bilateral meeting kasama si Chinese Pres. Xi
A pro-LP media recently claimed that in the recent UNHRC universal periodic review for the Philippines, only China out of 47 countries believed Senator Allan Peter Cayetano’s defense on the alleged drug war human rights record. If the rest of the 46 countries did not buy Cayetano’s explanation just because they still urge the government to stop extra-judicial killings, why is EU now in support with the anti-illegal drugs campaign?
The president’s economic relation with China is criticized by the anti-Marcos people. They claimed that the friendship is no longer between the president and China. Those who oppose Bongbong Marcos’ return to power are scared that the Philippines now enters a new chapter in foreign relations as it fosters the relationship with its rival over its claims in the West Philippine Sea or the South China Sea. They consider this as mortgaging the country’s future for the second time after the Marcos regime to an economic giant. How can they be worried that China can expand communist imperialism this way when it was the late Noynoy Aquino who tolerated community rebels in the country to help destroy the golden age?
Why do the anti-Marcos politicians try to block the progress of the people? It is clear by now what former president Ferdinand Marcos said that pro-communist people are the once who deprive its citizens of the right to vote and social benefits. Therefore, it is clear that these Liberal Party players are the real communists hiding behind their improvised democracy.
Filipinos might not be that optimistic nowadays but still hoping for a better life next year. The citizens’ optimism declined in the first quarter of 2017. This is based on the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The survey said that 43 percent expect their personal quality of life to improve in the next 12 months. 43 percent expect their personal quality of life to improve in the next 12 months. Six percent expect it to get worse as the country refuses financial aid from the EU.
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[VIDEO]: Nananatili pa ring ‘excellent’ ang trust rating ni Pres. Duterte sa first quarter ng taong 2017 ayon sa SWS. Samantala, bumaba naman ng walong puntos ang trust rating ng Pangulo sa Class E o pinakamahihirap na Pinoy.
Still High Despite Decline
The result yields a net personal optimism score of +36, considered as “very high” but it is nine points lower compared to the December 2016 result at +45 score. The December 2016 survey also showed that 48 percent expect their personal quality of life to improve. Only three percent expect it to get worse.
The President is not at all bluffing when he said that he will not accept conditional financial aid. He is very particular especially when it comes to the country’s drug war. The European Union Delegation to the Philippines confirmed that the country will no longer accept financial aid from the European Union (EU). The announcement comes from the EU-PH Delegation public affairs officer Thelma Gecolea. She states that the country turns down around 250 million euros or ₱13.88 billion of grants which are normally allocated to Muslim communities.
New DFA Secretary
The President’s Instruction
The President’s instructions go that if nations want to help willingly, they are most welcome. Help with strings attached or conditions must be refused. No meddling in or stopping the campaign against drugs is acceptable.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was too eager to sponsor Leni Robredo’s impeachment complaint earlier – but it died down after the president and other lawmakers said that it’s a waste of time. However, the impeachment complaint is already at Speaker Alvarez’s office. He vowed to study it.
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[VIDEO]: Maging ang minorya sa Kamara, pag-aaralan na ang impeachment laban sa Pangalawang Pangulo.
Impeach Leni Movement
Lawyer Bruce Rivera of the “Impeach Leni movement” clarifies that it was Alvarez he refers to as their endorser. He earlier hinted saying that a male lawmaker is “studying” the case that triggers confusion. They added that the group has the solon’s “commitment.” But it’s not clear if he commits to study or endorse the impeachment complaint. Alvarez has yet to decide on their request.
Their complaint states that Robredo commits betrayal of public trust when she criticizes the killings in the administration’s drug war with the wrong data. Alvarez also thinks that Robredo’s video to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs is “very irresponsible and stupid of her.” This certainly could hamper the country’s economy and tourism – which should not be done by any government officials.
The complaint also states Robredo’s misdeclarations in her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth. She allegedly misused Pag-IBIG funds when she was chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council. These were denied by her camp. Although Alvarez maintains his willingness to support the impeachment as of this time of writing, Bongbong Marcos’ supporters are not excited with this move. It can only bring confusion to the VP succession protocol.
The U.S. president warns that a “major, nuclear war threat” with North Korea is possible and calls all Asian allies to be on one page on this matter. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said the conversations were prompted by the “potential for nuclear and massive destruction in Asia” and eventually in the United States. The Philippine president, however, believes that China can talk to North Korea diplomatically so as not to provoke them. To break the tension, perhaps it’s best to go back to what Bongbong Marcos said to survive a nuclear war.
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[VIDEO]: Truth or Fact?: Bongbong Marcos introduces an Ilocano delicacy that would survive a nuclear war.
Talk with the Philippine President
The US President talked on Saturday with Philippines President, who was also invited to the White House. Du30 has been criticized by human rights groups for the drug war that kills 8,000 people as wrongly reported. Only a bit more than a thousand are in police records which in most cases, drug offenders are killed when they threaten the lives of arresting officers. Such deaths are still under investigation.
Thailand and Singapore
The US leader converses with the prime ministers of Thailand and Singapore in separate phone calls. This is about his concerns on the North Korea nuclear threat. He invited both of them to Washington. It looks like this president is very much considerate with the Asian culture and opinions to solve what could be a world disaster.
China and Japan
Bongbong Marcos’ Remedy
Danilo de la Fuente shows a document that recognizes human rights violations against him during Martial Law – hit in the chest and stomach in February 1982. This happens while in the custody of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Du30’s government refer to them as collateral damage and not Marcos’ victims as what some media feature. Bongbong Marcos said that the martial law payout is now the government’s jurisdiction.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos attests that the funds for the alleged martial law victims have long been sequestered by PCGG – they are only contesting those that are illegally taken from them.
4,000 Approved Claimants
De la Fuente is only one of the 4,000 approved claimants who compose the first batch of victims who receive the compensation today for the partial payout. They might suffer under the martial law authorities but there are many more direct personalities that should be blamed like Fidel Ramos who heads the military at that time – than the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos.
The Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) decision comes a year before its mandate lapses on May 12, 2018. For De la Fuente, who joins the successful class suit against Marcos in Hawaii said that it’s not the P100,000 that makes the long wait worth it but the recognition.
Bongbong Marcos’ Say