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The Winning Streak: Senator Binay Addresses Cyber-Bullying with the Golden Rule

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Despite the below the belt criticisms against her since the 2016 elections, Senator Nancy Binay has no sign of bitterness during her CNN interview. She is thankful to Pinky Webb for having her at The Source. It brings her joy to share her experience and advocacy against cyberbullying. Many people’s character can change easily during bad times but not Binay. Instead, she is able to turn around the negativities online into victory. Now, she’s disclosing her winning streak. z

YouTube video byElena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Pinky Webb of CNN Philippines summarizes the Anti-Bullying book of Senator Nancy Binay by saying: Do not do to others what you do not want others to do unto you.

The Senator is Open to Constructive Criticism

Senator Binay cannot see any reason to feel bad on constructive criticisms. She said that for as long as they are true, those could serve as guidelines for her self improvement. Nevertheless, she does not want to tolerate cyber-bullying because of its fatal circumstances. Binay reminds viewers to think first what would others feel when bashed wrongly.

The Golden Rule

Webb summarizes Binay’s anti-cyberbullying strategies using the golden rule. Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you. She is also a contributor to Binay’s slam book on the subject who admits that she does get hurt in the midst of irresponsible criticisms. However, she chooses not to dwell with it and move forward instead.

Stand on DFA Data Fiasco

In light of the passport data breach, and to further protect the privacy of individuals, Senator Binay calls on the solicitor general to review the contracts of government’s data management providers. She urges the agency to verify the agreements with third-party software and data operators particularly those that concern the national database system.

SLE or “Lupus” Bill

The Senator files a bill in the Senate to promote public awareness and institute early detection and prevention of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or the “Lupus” disease. “There is no cure for SLE, however, medical interventions and lifestyle changes can help control it,” she said. Binay authors Senate Bill No. 2070 known as “Comprehensive Lupus Prevention Act of 2018.” SLE or “Lupus” is a chronic auto-immune disease where the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue. This results to the inflammation and tissue damage in different parts of the body. It mostly affects the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. Kris Aquino is currently suffering from this kind of condition.

Black is Beautiful

Online bashers are fond of calling the good Senator, charcoal. Although, most of these haters do not realize that they are criticizing the original Filipino skin. She might be referred to as such but her heart is on fire for wanting to serve the people regardless of their political affiliations. She previously filed a resolution that made the 2016 election fraud Senate inquiry possible. Bongbong Marcos is thankful to her on this issue.

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OFW Installment for Bongbong Marcos-Manny Pacquiao Tandem for 2022

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The long inactivity with regards to Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against the presumptive VP, Leni Robredo triggers many loyalists to divert to the elections 2022 instead of the upcoming midterm elections for 2019. The first OFW instalment comes in a form of a social media comment that suggests Marcos’ tandem with Senator Manny Pacquiao. BBM welcomes this option wholeheartedly a he and the boxing legend are good friends. z

YouTube video byBongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: The boys and I had a great time reading through your comments! We thank you for your kind words and we hope you keep them coming!

Learning from History

“Those who do not learn from history are damned to repeat it, and we do not want that, said Bongbong Marcos once. The whole point is to move forward. That’s why you address the problems of today with the available solutions that you have today, not what happened two generations ago,” he emphasized. Marcos said this to address the issue of his late father’s regime. Pacquiao previously defended him saying that he is not his father.

The Same Political Enemies

Marcos previously slams human rights groups and the Aquino administration for their calls to his family to apologize over the atrocities that allegedly took place under the leadership of the Marcos patriarch. He might have run together with the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago but it was obvious that his team was in cahoots with then-Mayor Rodrigo Du30. Pacquiao on the other hand, ran under the picket of former VP Jejomar Binay when Du30 was hesitant in running for the Presidential race in 2016. Du30, Binay, Pacquiao and Marcos detest the human rights groups and the Aquinos for that matter.

Social Media Engagements

Marcos and his sons took the time to reply to some social media comments at their online pages. Since the Filipino electorates are personality-based, it is crucial for Marcos to update his supporters with regards to their daily undertakings for the people’s welfare. According to the head researcher of Pulse Asia, most people voted for Marcos in 2016 because of the concrete evidence of his achievements and the useful infrastructure projects of his parents during the golden age.

A Long Way to Go After ther First Installment

The OFW First Installment video where BBM mentions his possible tandem with Pacquiao serves as a teaser for the 2022 elections. Both are not part of the 2019 midterm poll. However, Marcos’ sister, Imee Marcos makes it to the magic 12 during recent surveys. It would be the 2019 Senatorial race first prior to the 2022 Presidential and Vice Presidential elections.

Right Time

Facebook that is the major social media medium in the country. It conducts an anti-spam campaign at their popular site recently. Many group pages that do multiple postings are temporarily suspended. The aim is good but the abrupt penalty made the pro-Du30 faction believes otherwise. That FB tries to suppress their freedom of expression. In reality, when things are quiet, then it is not yet the time for BBM to emerge victoriously.

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Senator Bet, Imee Marcos can be the Solution for her Brother’s Electoral Protest Hiccups

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Some media tried to make a big fuzz on Gov. Imee Marcos as the daughter of the late President who declared martial law when she filed her COC previously. She was asked if she heard the isolated “Never Again” chants from the LP group when she arrived at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) central office. All she can remember was what the “solutions” reply of her supporters because she has many of that. Gov. Marcos is now in the magic 12 despite not doing any substantial campaigns yet for Senator. She is even capable of bagging an executive position should her brother’s good nature takes a toll on his electoral protest against Leni Robredo for Vice President.



YouTube video by TOKHANG TV

[VIDEO]: Busilak at Sobrang Bait pala ni Bongbong Marcos.


LP’s Story

Supporters of Liberal Party (LP) senatorial bet, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno – some of who were alleged Martial Law victims – chanted, “Never again to Martial Law!” However, the governor is very much inclined to the glee of her supporters that she hardly noticed their pleas. This has been an old trick of the opposition to demonize martial law to discredit the Marcos siblings. Luckily for them, it’s their performance and the legacy of their father’s pro-country projects that excel in the long run.


Lots of Solutions

The eldest child of the late President Ferdinand Marcos was gracious enough to say that she “could not understand the calls clearly from Diokno’s camp.” She is accompanied by her mother, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, who is seeking to replace Imee as Ilocos Norte governor. Her brother Bongbong Marcos, a former senator who is contesting the results of the 2016 vice presidential election; and her sons were also present during her COC filing. Clearly, she not only has lots of solutions to the country’s problems but she is the solution herself for what her family is going through.


Martial Law Blame

“I have no clue, sorry, I think it’s, ‘Imee, solution,’ because I always have an answer,” Gov. Marcos said. So she couldn’t hear the shouts against Martial Law. She replied to the reporters, “No, these are my friends from old Kabataang Barangay.” It is typical in the country that the detractors of the Marcoses capitalize on the black propaganda launched by the LP against their patriarch to stop their rise in the top government posts. Nevertheless, it is evident that their current popularity is at a peak because people learned how to verify what they hear from the mainstream media.



Kabataang Barangay

The KB, forerunner of the Sangguniang Kabataan, was headed by Imee Marcos during Martial Law. It was a council based in the villages that allowed the youth to engage in public affairs. So, it is not a surprise why the millennials can relate to her every step of the way. The internet and social media are definitely vital in information dissemination.


No Sweat

The Marcos supporters’ chant “Marcos, Marcos, Marcos at the Comelec is more relevant because Gov. Marcos managed to be included in the magic 12 or the senatorial seats without a sweat. She currently denied answering the question if she will consider higher posts after winning as a Senator. Despite that, it is a no-brainer to know that she is always ready to take on a responsibility on behalf of her brother whom she describes as a very good person.


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Panelo: Facebook is Not the Only Social Media Platform For the Du30 Supporters

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that the removal of the pro-Du30 pages from Facebook does not speak about the profile of the President’s supporters. FB decides to take down pages supportive of the President due to alleged spam content and violation of its authenticity policies. The Filipino leader’s avid followers still have enough social media platforms to express their support outside of the number one social media platform in the Philippines, added Panelo. Duterte Media, Duterte sa Pagbabago Bukas, DDS, Duterte Phenomenon and DU30 Trending News were among the pages removed. Manang Imee, a page that endorses Du30’s ally, Gov. Imee Marcos’ senatorial bid in the 2019 elections also did not survive the purge.



YouTube video by Eagle News

[VIDEO]: Pro-Duterte pages at marami pang accounts, isinara ng Facebook dahil sa paglabag.


Just Riding On at Facebook?

All these groups back President Du30. It is not sure, however,  the administrators of these pages are actual supporters of the president. They can just be profiting off from his popularity. “Manang Imee”, on the other hand, expresses support for the eldest daughter of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos is a close political ally of Du30.


2nd Massive Removal

Facebook has removed over 100 pages and accounts in the Philippines, including several Pro-Du30 groups that it said, violated its policies on spam. This is just the second time after Maria Ressa, the founder of Rappler accuses FB of aiding Du30  in 2017. It is obvious that the intensity of these groups can drive her business into bankruptcy.


Political Twist

Ressa and her company are known to be the supporters of the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo’s political party. Robredo leads the opposition slate and is anxious to replace the president, according to reports. Her ultimate dream can be jeopardized by the electoral protest of Bongbong Marcos, the brother of Gov. Marcos.



Purging Reason

It said the pages and accounts, which were mostly political or entertainment-themed, directed visitors to “low-quality websites that contain little substantive content and are full of disruptive ads”.


Online Security vs. Freedom of Speech

The US is the number one country where Cambridge Analytica had improper access to Facebook users’ data. Number two is the Philippines. This is where the corruption of more than a million Filipino data can take place. Facebook’s move is their prerogative for online security. However, they should know that Article III Section 4 of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines specifies that; no law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech or of expression.


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See Why Bongbong Marcos’ VP Protest is a Proof that Du30 is NOT a Dictator

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Ever since the elections 2016, President Rodrigo Du30 has been very consistent that he does not want to be in the top post of the country. Instead, he intends to pass over the presidency to Bongbong Marcos who is likely his real successor. Marcos’ electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo is slowly progressing. The gag order to both camps made it very quiet. Thus causing apprehensions among the people. If Du30 is really a dictator as what his detractors claim, then this should not be the case.






Youtube video by;  ABS-CBN News

[VIDEO]:  Robredo asserts ‘I won the vice presidency’




Du30’s Endorsement in China

The anti-Du30 administration media cannot hide the fact that the President endorses Marcos during one of his earlier trips in China. He said that if he wins the electoral protest, the Philippines will have a new Vice President. True enough to his world, he never fails to show his acceptance to VP Leni Robredo. This made her resign from his cabinet. She is now out of the loop and only uses her office to block the anticipated takeover.




Bongbong Marcos’ Clarification and Protest

Marcos’ clarification during his pre-election debate with Du30’s running mate, now Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alan Peter Cayetano is clear that he understands the President’s intention. Despite this huge favor, he is not happy of the enormous electoral protest delay. He criticizes Robredo’s motion for grave concern over the use of a plastic magnifying glass by his revisor. As dictated by the rule of law, Du30 can’t do anything about it.




Propaganda against Democracy

The government critics are clearly foolish when they accuse Du30 of dictatorship. They should know that the Philippine constitution dictates that there are 3 equal branches of government that can dispute each other. This means that the Filipino leader cannot drastically change the country’s policies. He can only talk about it however he likes but the legal processes remain. Surprisingly, no critic of him ever disputes the PET’s gag order which is clearly a suppression of the freedom for information.









The President’s Wish

The President said that if he cannot solve the crime problem in 3 to 6 months, he will turn over the post to Bongbong. It is specific that’s it’s for him. Not to whoever claims to be the VP.  If he has his way, he can just settle back in Davao and enjoy being a grandfather. He is surely not getting any younger. Marcos might be seen getting ready for whatever happens but the opposition is expected to do whatever it can again to block him from the presidency. Majority of Filipinos voted for Du30 and his trust rating remains high. Therefore, the country is now ready for the next Marcos to be President in the era of greatness.