Bongbong Marcos reveals that his son, Sandro Marcos plans to work abroad. He does not want to build his career where his name means something. Does this imply that he’s not running at all for the upcoming election? Earlier, his aunt, Gov. Imee Marcos who’s running for Senator wishes that her mother can convince the younger Marcoses especially Sandro to join them in politics. He can feasibly get his place in the Congress or even as governor.
[VIDEO]: The BBM Vlog: Episode 13 (OFFICIAL TRAILER).
Bloggers Supportive of Marcos’ Election Protest
Marcos speaks highly of some very supportive bloggers for his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. The former Senator only has nice words for them. He thinks that ASec Mocha Uson is popular while RJ Nieto of Thinking Pinoy and Sass Rogando Sasot of Mother Earth are both smart. Darwin Canete is influential. Mike Lopez is also a lovely person, said Marcos. He pretends not to know about “Pinoy Ako” blog.
Father is Proud of Son’s Achievement
There might be some awkward moments between father and son but Bongbong stresses the fact that Sandro is doing alright. He got his Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Where will Sandro go?
As a supportive parent, the Bongbong asks Sandro where he would like to go. Perhaps they could refer him to some of their friends in their field. However, the latter prefers to do it his way. Maybe, to work abroad for a while will help him learn about his real interests.
Many Filipinos can be Heartbroken
The older Marcos believes that real men wear pink. He is grateful to Oxford for teaching him how to think. There are many things to learn more about the future Vice President. BBM Vlog episode 13 is gold in that aspect. However, as for Sandro, he is still in the stage where he wants to explore the world on his own. For sure, many Filipinos can be heartbroken if that is so.
The revisors at the Supreme Court said that they saw “many votes of President Rodrigo Duterte that did not go to him. However, their attention is on the result of the manual recount and revision of ballots in the vice presidential election protest filed by Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo. The President knew this right after the May 2016 election when Pastor Boy Saycon of the Binay Camp first reports to him through the phone the anomalies done by the LP. Saycon’s pronouncement later matches the testimonies of witnesses in the Senate. This is why Du30 whispers to Marcos that he is cheated during their first meeting in Davao.
[VIDEO]: Duterte tells Sereno: You have to be out of the Supreme Court.
ThePresident was Cheated and He Knows it
The President said it many times to Sereno that he always follow the rule of law. Despite that, the ousted Chief Justice never stops discrediting him. That drives the Filipino leader to deal with her head on. At the present time, revisors of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal of the Supreme Court said that there were votes cast for President Duterte that were not counted in his favor. They randomly check the votes cast for the presidency “to check if there were also discrepancies in the presidential election after discovering discrepancies in the results for the vice presidential election.” President Duterte won the 2016 election with more than 6.6 million votes than those garnered by his closest rival, Mar Roxas.
Justices to Decide to Continue the Recount
The manual recount and revision of votes in the provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental is now in its seventh week. The results in the recount and revision of ballots in the three provinces would determine if the PET, composed of all Supreme Court justices, would still pursue the protest in 24 more provinces and cities covered by Marcos’ case.
Not Surprising for the Marcos Camp
Lawyer Vic Rodriguez of the Marcos Camp said that the reduction of votes for President Duterte was not a surprise. “We are not surprised by such report because it just confirms what we have been saying all along – that the cheating was widespread that it also affected President Duterte but his lead was insurmountable that all attempts failed,” Rodriguez said.
Big Change in the Supreme Court
The removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from the Supreme Court signals an upcoming big change in the government. Many Filipinos suspect and hope that the declaration of the VP race real winner is next to come. Marcos can be the new Vice President soon. Things may be quiet now because of the gag order but one thing is certain; the Philippines will soon have their elected leaders and much more.
Governor Imee Marcos discloses earlier that she and her mother try to convince Bongbong Marcos’ son to run for public office. Among the three siblings, it is Sandro Marcos who is in the limelight. He is definitely too young to run for Senator with the age requirement of 35. He ‘s only 24. Besides, Gov. Marcos is likely the clan’s candidate for 2019. However, his supporters already launch the Sandro Marcos for Congressman movement.
[VIDEO]: Sandro Marcos speaks about his political views.
Chances in the Congress
A Member of the House of Representatives must be a natural-born citizen of the Philippines. On the day of the election, he is at least twenty-five (25) years of age. A registered voter in the district in which he shall be elected, and also resident. Ferdinand Alexander Araneta Marcos III or Sandro’s birthday is on March 7, 1994. That would make him exactly 25 in 2019. Under the Constitution, elections for the members of Congress occur every second Monday of May every third year after May 1992. So, the next ones would be in 2019 and 2022.
Senator to be, Gov. Imee Marcos’ Replacement
The age requirement for governor is only 23. Since Governor Marcos seems to run for Senator, a candidate from the Marcos family is needed. The rest of the younger Marcoses are reluctant to run for such posts. This can be another option for Sandro.
Sandro Marcos has a master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He often joins campaign trails, a substitute speaker for his father and grants TV and video interviews for the sake of his patriarch. This gives people a hint that he might soon seek a public position.
Like his father, Sandro believes in unity. His mother is Louise or Liza Araneta. She is a relative of Mar Roxas. The latter is the 2016 LP Presidential candidate in 2016. He said that relationships must not transcend politics. Like any other profession, he is also open to politics.
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos narrates how the windmill power source came about in her province. During the time of her brother, Bongbong Marcos, the Dutch installed the initial structures after their research for a decade. They have combined electricity generated from solar devices from China with the windmill to fully supply the whole area. She explains that the key to lower energy cost is to minimize the use of gasoline. This catches the attention of the legitimate Deuterium explorers from the EsMaulana-PNOC joint-venture. Gov. Marcos is definitely the key to fast-tracking its permit while Bongbong Marcos’ VP election protest drags along. She is doing something to neutralize the high cost of gasoline to make the commodities affordable for her constituents.
Former Senator Bongbong Marcos recently calls on the Supreme Court for a rapid resolution of his protest against VP Leni Robredo. It has been 2 years and the process is still ongoing. The younger Marcos is the author of the Senate bill 408 in 2010 and calls for the renewal of alternative energy in 2013 by exploration, promotion, and development of deuterium hydrogen fuel sources abundant in the Philippine Sea particularly in Surigao and Cotabato basins.
Like any other economic developments, the deuterium case is also highly political. It goes through strict compliance with the Department of Energy even with the endorsement of President Rodrigo Du30 through his Special Assistant, Bong Go. He is also running for Senator. Another re-election candidate, Senator Nancy Binay is also supportive of the alternative energy source as the vice-chairperson of the Energy Committee and a member of the Senate Electoral Tribunal. She works hand in hand with the Marcoses on various issues. In fact, she is the one who passes a resolution to investigate the 2016 election anomalies.
Back to Ilocos Norte, it is not only about windmills, churches, lighthouses and white beaches. The popular Blue Lagoon in Pagudpud is actually a spot not just for the usual surfers but also for kite surfers. The sea might not be blue during the rainy season, but some great waves are surely abundant. Gov. Marcos is proud that her bailiwick is now a surfing destination.
The lady governor understands the nature of her local people. This is evident when she said that the heat in her hometown is very much felt because of their outdoor lifestyle. Farming is a major means of living. The nationwide garlic supply comes from them. She made sure that the agricultural infrastructure like the irrigation system is sufficient. Community facilities are also designed to strengthen families regardless of origin. Highland, mid-land, and city dwellers benefit from the designated public service amenities.
VP Electoral Protestant, Bongbong Marcos rushes to the Supreme Court after he realizes that it’s already May 2018 which makes his case against Vice President Leni Robredo already two years in the process. He wants to know if there’s anything he can do to fast-track the recount. The people should know already by now who exactly is the real second leader, Marcos said. It is also important to track down entities responsible for anomalies if there’s any. This is crucial to prevent such irregularities from happening again, he added.
[VIDEO]: Former Senator Bongbong Marcos talks to the media
Supreme Court Needs to Find Ways
Former Senator Bongbong Marcos said he hopes to help the Supreme Court find ways to speed up the investigation on the recount of votes for the vice presidency before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET). He wants to know how he could help. That is the reason for his presence at the SC.
Marcos, who filed an electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo, commemorates the second anniversary of the May 2016 national elections by speaking to the media at the SC. He is clad by many of his supporters. The vote recount started only last April but is progressing really slow with a lot of hiccups.
Robredo, on the other hand, also asks the Supreme Court to follow the threshold set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for shading of ballots. The shading threshold set by Comelec was at 25 percent. However, the PET declared a 50 percent threshold in the case between Marcos and Robredo perhaps to eliminate machine-generated votes.
All Out Support
The Marcos loyalists nationwide are all out when supporting their VP bet in 2016 until now. Due to the gag order that prohibits both camps from speaking about the progress of the recount, they become very creative in showing off their forces. Actions speak louder than words so they say. In fact, the INC, that is the largest chunk of Marcos’ voters grabs the Guinness World Record for the longest human sentence recently.