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Bongbong Marcos on the Drug War: Learn the Facts First

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By: Elena Grace Flores




The son of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos, Bongbong Marcos has something to say to the drug war comments of his rival, the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo. He said that when he is given a new job. He must know the facts first. This can be done by going around the agencies involved and evaluate the strategies after thorough discussions with the officials concerned. Contrary to his opinion, Robredo conducted regular press conferences to criticize the President and the alleged drug war outcome.

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Robredo Said that the Drug War is a Failure but PDEA Disagrees

Robredo vehemently said that the drug war is a failure. This is an insensitive comment given the fact that many men in uniform lost their lives when reprimanding criminals to minimize the illegal drugs trade. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said this recently. Region VII PDEA Director Wardley Getalla also shows all the statistics of their efforts including cannine trainings for illegal drugs inspections, port monitoring, entertainment places surveillance, and many more. He stresses that the President’s drug war is definitely on the right track to success.



The Protest is in the Hands of the Supreme Court

On Marcos’ electoral protest against Robredo, he discloses that when the third course of action is acted upon, it would be very easy to surpass the lead of Robredo. The recount result has little to do with its outcome. In the end, it’s still the en banc resolution that can make or break Marcos’ plight. This makes it more difficult for Robredo. By the time this happens, the Supreme Court already has the majority of President Rodrigo Duterte’s appointees.



Life Lines Must Not be Commercialized

On water and other basic needs, Marcos insists that their administration must not be for profits. These are the life lines of the people. Government subsidies are a must when these are compromised. Needless to say, they must not be under the management of private companies.


Likely Tandem is Still a Secret

Marcos refuses to comment when pressed to answer who would be his likely tandem. He confirms that he is indeed running for a national position this elections 2022 but is holding off the announcement as to what post. He said that he has learned from former Senator Manny Pangilinan’s mistake. Pangilinan was first to announce his presidential candidacy. He also added that ex-PNoy only became a candidate in August the previous year then president in May 2010.


Different from Robredo’s Approches

The namesake of the late President Marcos clarifies that if he is in Robredo’s shoes, he would surely do things differently. He may have some ideas on how to pursue the drug war but he knows that the experts would know better at the national level. This is why the second most powerful person in the land can only help the drug war if he or she has the updates of the campaign. Instead of going against the frontline personnel, it is ideal to learn the facts to be able to strategize on how to proceed.

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PDEA: President Duterte’s Drug War is NOT a Failure

PDEA: President Duterte's Drug War is NOT a Failure




By: Elena Grace Flores




PDEA Region VII Director, Wardley M. Getalla said that the drug war of the Duterte administration is heading to the right direction – given the many positive statistics which is contrary to Robredo’s statement. When asked st the 888 News Forum, Dir. Getalla said that it was sad to hear such comment from her. The VP who in under protest by former Senator Bongbong Marcos only had 18 days tenure as the drug war czar. She was fired by the President for being incompetent.

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PDEA: The Drug War of President Duterte is NOT a Failure



Destruction of Marijuana Plantations

Getalla said that they were able to eradicate 11 marijuana plantations and 60 drug dens accross the region. They were also able to apprehend 15 cases of over half kilo of shabu operations. These are only few of the many statistics that they have on record.



Joint Operations with PNP and the Local Government

Continues monitoring of the ports for possible entry of the illegal substances are as tight as ever. K9 dogs are deployed to efficiently watch the region’s entrance and exit points. The PDEA also supports the operations of the PNP with the assistance of the local government that provides the facilities needed.


Protecting the Youth from the Harmful Substance

Entertainment places where the youth frequents are also under inspection. This is to make sure that no selling or distribution of illegal drugs can take place there. Such initiative happens after the numerous reports that the illegal drug trade is rampant in disco houses, hangout places, and drinking clubs.

DOST Region 7 Director Paradela clarifies that they are not meddling with the tasks of the Department of Education that was hit by

The Drug War is NOT a failure

The PDEA Director sure knows what he is talking about. At the beginning of his speech, he enumerates the many programs they implemented and their current status. He is certain that President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs is on the right track to success. This is because of the halt or reduction of massive illegal drug operations in the region.

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Chong, Ejercito Defended Bato on the Drug War Issue

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By: Elena Grace Flores

General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, is a member of the President’s slate.He repeatedly defends the administration’s bloody drug war. This goes the same with the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Initially, Bato was alone answering Otso Diretso’s drug war criticisms. Then, Atty. Glenn Chong, Senator JV Ejercito, and Former DILG Secretary Raffy Alunan came to the rescue.

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[VIDEO]: Initially, Bato was alone vs Otso Diretso’s criticisms on drug war. Then, Chong, Ejercito, and Alunan came to the rescue.

Gen. Bato is Knowledgeable About the Drug War

The former Bureau of Corrections chief garners attention previously when the University of the Philippines’ audience heckles him. This is when he explains his push for the reimposition of the death penalty. The former national police chief wants capital punishment for corrupt government officials. He also wants to reinstate the death penalty by executing convicted drug lords through a firing squad in Luneta.

Otso Diretso is Critical to the Du30 Administration

Romulo Macalintal, Florin Hilbay, Samira Gutoc, Chel Diokno, Neri Colmenares, Gary Alejano, and Erin Tañada alternatively hit on the policies of the Du30 administration. Bato can only retaliate to their theories because he has the hands-on experience dealing with the illegal drugs chemical. He said, it is easy for them to say but perhaps they can’t do as much as the President Does.

Chong’s Story in Cebu

Atty. Chong is the first to defend Bato after Hilbay said that the war on drugs is a total failure. Hilbay’s girlfriend, Agot Isidro keeps on nodding her head to agree on his rough statements. The obviously hurt, Bato gets Chong’s justification in a very believable story. He said that while in Cebu, he was in a taxi when the driver explains that the particular road they were on was too dangerous to pass through. However, after the notorious drug pusher gets killed, the road is passable again.

Senator Ejercito’s Senate Assurance

Re-electionist, Senator JV Ejercito swears that the Senate’s mandate is to take care of human lives. The necessary laws are in place so as not to allow extra judicial killings and other human rights violations. The people can trust the judiciary system.

Raffy Alunan’s Testimony

Alunan is a former Interior Secretary. He is vying again for a Senate seat under the President’s ticket after he failed to win in the 2016 polls. The former Interior chief adds that it is difficult to put a deadline on the ending of the illegal drug trade. It is a “big social problem,” he added. “It’s work in progress. That’s all l can say because we’re up against human nature. Criminality is, you know, the drug syndicates are based abroad, he said.

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Grieving for Red before Miss Universe: Atty. Chong Calls for Justice after PAO’s Finding

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The Philippine’s bet for Miss Universe, Catriona Gray made her mother’s dream a reality. She was crowned in red recently. Just prior to her victory, another Red or Richard Santillan, Atty. Glenn Chong’s aide for 11 years was killed by police scalawags. PAO’s forensic finding on the last day of his wake shows that he was tortured. This is after the murder and set up scenarios floated by the police. The clean election lawyer/whistleblower swears to avenge his death amidst the hysterical cries of Santillan’s wife and mother. z
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[VIDEO]: Atty. Glenn Chong calls on the PNP Chief after learning PAO’s forensic finding that Santillan was tortured prior to the alleged ambush/shootout situation.

PNP Chief On Fire

Chong calls on PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde to give justice at once to his trusted aide’s death. He can be made accountable for being quiet. Chong said that it may be acceptable for the police to kill criminals. But not torture any citizen, kill, and drag to the road to fake a shoot out scene. He said that the police chief’s silence can only implicate him to the crime.

Fake Police Report

According to the police investigation, Santillan died during a legitimate police operation against “Highway Boys.” It is a criminal group involved in the robbery, illegal drug trade, and murder in Rizal and eastern parts of Metro Manila. However, Chong’s belief that his bodyguard/friend did not die that way proves to be right as per forensic evidence from the PAO.

Initial Suspicion was Right

The suspicion of Chong that Santillan was tortured stems after he saw that one of his toenails was removed by his killers. This triggers him to think that the perpetrators tried to get him through the slain aide. Santillan did not show up at the airport on that unfortunate day. Therefore, Chong can be the real target who managed to take a taxi home.

Mafia-like Operation

It is very obvious that Santillan’s circumstances follow the same pattern as that of the late teenager, Kian de Los Santos’ death. That was also from the hands of the corrupt authorities. It certainly made the President looks bad for giving considerations to the men in uniform during legitimate police operations for the drug war. The only difference is that the former was popularized by the media while the latter was under strict control. The world’s mafia is known to have power over the mainstream news channels.

Miss Universe in Red Triumphs Despite Many Filipinos’ Grief

The new Miss Universe certainly brings honor to the country with her wit, beauty, and charm. She looked stunning in her red Mayon volcano-inspired gown. Her winning slow motion signature turn is like no other. Despite the nation’s glee over her success, around half of the Filipinos are grieving and seeking justice for fallen Red.

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Can Edsa Revolution that Topples the Late Ferdinand Marcos do the Same with Son, Bongbong?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The CBCP Edsa activity, “Lord Heal our Land” is a show of force against drug-related killings. Archbishop Socrates Villegas clarifies that it is not a political revolution. It is a prayer rally for victims of the drug war. Nevertheless,  many still suspect that the organizers aim to mimic the success of the Edsa People Power event. That topples the late Ferdinand Marcos. Some people assume that it is a call for President Du30’s resignation before Bongbong Marcos becomes Vice President as the recount against VP Leni Robredo can happen very soon.






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[VIDEO]: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) denies that there’s an alleged plot to undermine President Du30. In spite calling for the public to join a prayer rally condemning the killings under his anti-narcotics drive, it insists that this is just to pray.




Not Political Revolution

Mass and procession at the Edsa Shrine is not a rally. It is a religious activity that gathers the faithful to pray for forgiveness and the country’s healing amid the spate of extrajudicial killings, its organizers said. “Let us ask that our prayers for the country’s healing be answered. The November 5 activity has no colors. It stands for transparency, clarity of vision, purity of heart,” Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said in a video.




Cultural Presentation

Civil society organizations and lay groups express their support for the CBCP’s call. Former Civil Service Commission Chair Karina Constantino-David maintains that political speeches have no place in the said activity.“Although we will tackle relevant issues, this will be through cultural presentations,” David said.




General Program

“Songs, plays, spoken word performances and numbers by artists are in the program. Discussion of issues is through cultural presentations, and not by speeches,” added the Tindig Pilipinas co-founder of. After a 3 p.m. Mass at Edsa Shrine by Villegas, a candle-lit procession brings the image of Our Lady of Fatima to the People Power Monument.









Healing Force

The “Lord Heal our Land Sunday” activity may be a show of force against drug-related killings. A kind of prayer rally for victims of the drug war. However, it is only the beginning of a 33-day “Start the Healing” period. The faithful are requested to pray the rosary and receive Holy Communion every day until Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Regardless of the religious line up, the background of organizers can still speak for its real motives.




 

No politics, just prayers for healing in Edsa rally