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Marcos Wealth: Imelda Marcos Swears to Minnie Monsod that Husband did Not Even have a Stolen Kiss

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The former First Lady Imelda Marcos is still gracious at 89. She is really a beauty and brain person that made Prof. Winnie Monsod’s questions and comments sound so dumb. Provoking questions are easily corrected without ill feelings. Take the case of the alleged many boyfriends that she had – a scenario that Monsod tried so hard to insist upon. Rep. Marcos shines every time she opens her mouth. She clarifies that she has many admirers. Her transparency is just logical. However, regardless of her honesty and the kindest intention to the world, her family’s critics still insist that they have stolen some wealth from the government. This is despite the fact that her husband’s regime built the most quality public facilities in full accounting. Their wealth is just enormous for the country to have at that time. Marcos explains their gold’s origin in this video.



Youtube Video by: GMA Public Affairs

[VIDEO]: Saan nga ba galing ang kayamanan ng mga Marcos? Ayon kay Rep. Imelda Marcos, itinago ng kanyang asawa sa ilalim ng kanilang bahay ang kinitang 7,000 toneladang ginto.


Transparent Even to Winnie Monsod

The elderly professor stated without thinking that Marcos’ house can collapse with the 7,000 tonnes of gold at the basement. Rep. Marcos just calmly explained that a basement is already underground. So, the weight could not possibly move the soil supporting it. She also proudly said that the first time her husband kissed her was during the wedding and it is even on the hand. No stolen kisses at all as doubted by Monsod.


Critics Insist that the Marcoses Steal

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez expressed doubts on the veracity of reports that the Marcoses have in their possession about 7,000 tons of gold. “I don’t think we can produce that kind of tonnage from the manner by which we are mining gold,” he commented. This makes sense because Rep. Marcos said that the gold bars were already in the basement for her late husband’s house before they got married. That they multiplied because of the wise investment of his initial fee as a top-notched lawyer to a royal family. Meanwhile, detractors like Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman and Robredo urge the President not to give immunity from criminal prosecution to the Marcos family in case they surrender part or all of such wealth.


Robredo’s Poor and Rich Story

In the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo’s weekly program “BISErbisyong LENI” aired over the Radio Mindanao Network, Robredo said allowing Marcos provisional liberty upon posting P150,000 bail only strengthened the belief that there was a social class disparity in the country’s judicial system. Nonetheless, she keeps on accusing the Marcoses of corruption even if as a lawyer, she does not have any evidence where the wealth comes from that would support her claim.



Lovelife and Plate Number are Politicized

The Fifth Division had allowed Mrs. Marcos to post a P150,000 bail bond for her provisional liberty while her motion remains pending. This created a stir among anti-Marcos stalwarts. Therefore, they can only magnify through the media that the congresswoman’s plate number is 8. House of Representatives issued a memorandum in 2016 ordering the recall of all protocol plates previously released to lawmakers. Former speaker Pantaleon Alvarez ordered the recall of all protocol plates in the wake of reports of abuse by their users. Alvarez cited reports that certain vehicles sporting such plates have been spotted in indecent places or figured in crime-related activities. This is not different from the scandal of the late President with an American actress that was fully the work of an overseas detractor.

No Stolen Wealth

Mrs. Marcos also denied that they have stolen any wealth. In fact, in a previous interview, she accuses the PCGG of stealing from them. The cases against her were filed in 1991 and took nearly three decades of trial by several judges and prosecutors. She was once convicted of a graft case in 1993, but the Supreme Court later cleared her of any wrongdoing. That’s why there is a big possibility that all these convictions can be reversed at the SC in due time.


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Bongbong Marcos: Greets His Ate Governor and Future Senator Imee in a Hilarious Way

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos said that his elder sister who is running for Senator has been his source of inspiration. She is really an “ate” in the great sense of the world. Someone whom the VP protestant looks up to ever since they were younger. Gov. Imee Marcos often introduces difficult words and a model for parents in bringing up their children. However, these are presented in a hilarious way in the birthday video.



YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Happy Birthday Ate! I know you will always succeed at all that you do! Enjoy your day!


The inspiration of Many People

Gov. Imee Marcos is not only her brother’s inspiration but the model of many people. Despite their many down periods, she remains positive and forgiving. Her heart was not hardened by the sad circumstances in their lives. Yet, like gold, it shines furthermore.


Offering Her Hand

Gov. Imee as she is fondly called often lends a hand to help those who are in need. Moreover, this is projected in the video literally. At a drugstore, the governor happened to greet people. She then extended her hand to the sellers for a handshake. Unfortunately, the supposed recipients were either stunned or surprised that they just froze.


Down to Earth

The airport clipping also shows her being so down to earth. She naturally takes off her shoes following the airport check-in protocol as a safety measure. All of a sudden, she outbalances when attempting to wear her shoes back.



Senator To Be

Gov. Marcos said in a statement: I believe I can contribute much to our country when it comes to the economy.” She cites some of the country’s problems, such as inflation and the rising prices of commodities. As the eldest daughter of the late president Ferdinand Marcos, she earns the respect of the clan. She also served as Ilocos Norte governor starting from 2010 up to the present. The lady governor is on her last term.

Happy Birthday

The Marcos supporters join Bongbong Marcos in greeting the future Senator a happy birthday. At the beginning of the video, her brother apologizes for not having a naked woman somewhere because his wife, Liza did not agree with it. This gives way to the detractors to criticize. Nevertheless, this is the reason why most people can relate to the Marcoses. They are just so real and very Filipino. Especially when it comes to humor.


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Election 2019 Noise: See Why Former First Lady Imelda Marcos can Still Run for Governor Despite Graft Conviction

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By: Elena Grace Flores

It took 27 years for the Sandiganbayan Court Fifth Division to sentence former First Lady and Rep. Imelda Marcos. It also happens to coincide with the upcoming midterm election where she is running for the current post of her daughter, Gov. Imee Marcos. Not too long after Gov. Marcos’ Congress intimidation, her mother is now the target of dirty politics. While the Marcos matriarch would be disqualified from holding public office if the conviction isn’t overturned, she still can continue to run in next year’s gubernatorial race until the anti-graft court’s decision is finalized.



YouTube video by News5Everywhere

[VIDEO]: Nag-ugat ang kasong graft sa naging partisipasyon ng congresswoman sa pagpapatakbo ng mga foundation sa Switzerland habang nasa gobyerno.


Warrant of Arrest

Since Rep. Marcos failed to appear in court at the end of her corruption trial, an arrest warrant is issued against her. The 89-year-old widow of the former President Ferdinand Marcos was not present in court Friday. It was announced that she had been found guilty of seven counts of graft. Despite her absence, Marcos was sentenced to a minimum of up to 11 years for each count. She was acquitted on a further three counts of graft. However, she can post bail and perhaps not spend any day in prison.


Cases in the 1990s

Marcos, a member of the Philippines House of Representatives, will be given 30 days to explain her absence. The charges, filed in 1991, are traces from companies set up by the family in Switzerland prior to her husband’s ouster in 1986. Re. Marcos held various positions in her husband’s government during his 21-year regime while she was the first lady.


Almost the VP

Imelda Marcos’ son, Bongbong Marcos narrowly lost the election for Vice President of the Philippines in 2016. His protest against the presumptive VP, Leni Robredo is still ongoing. Currently, there are still 1,284 ballot boxes that remain to be counted from Negros Oriental. The 388 ballot boxes are now completed from its 4 towns and 2 cities. The damaged 194 ballot boxes may be verified using the decrypted ballot views as per the wish of Robredo’s camp.



Accusations are Stronger During Elections

The Marcos family were accused of stealing billions of dollars from the Philippine people during her husband’s presidency. Nevertheless, the numbers do not add up. All the funds during the Marcos regime are all accounted for. Many of their patriarch’s projects are still serving the people to this date from hospitals to roads. Nicknamed the “Iron Butterfly,” Rep. Marcos was portrayed to have a lavish spending. She left over 1,000 pairs of shoes and more than 800 purses behind when fleeing to Hawaii in 1986. These were used to magnify her alleged extravagance. Only to find out that most of these shoes are made or samples from her supported shoe industry in Marikina.

Next Possible Steps

As loud as it may seem, the verdict is not yet final. Rep. Marcos still has many remedies to resort to. She can appeal to the Supreme Court for one if the conviction is not reversed in the Sandiganbayan Court. At the end of the day, all these will just be the same old noise during elections. Perhaps the reason why her daughter who is running for Senator can’t comment more on this issue.


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Robredo Thinks that She will still be the Vice President in the Next 3 Years Despite Marcos’ Protest

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The presumptive Philippine Vice President said in an interview that the honeymoon of her relationship with President Rodrigo Du30 did not last long. Talking to a US interviewer, she explained that it was because he allowed the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes’ Cemetery. Marcos is the father of her archrival for the VP Post, Bongbong Marcos whose electoral protest against her is still ongoing.



YouTube video by Don Tagala

[VIDEO]: The presumptive Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said, “I am the most vilified of all national government officials. However, I have not allowed it to affect the work that I am doing.”


Democracy and Community Development

Robredo spoke at the CSIS-Pertamina Banyan Tree Leadership Forum in Washington DC on October 17, 2018. Robredo discussed the importance of upholding accountability and the rule of law in the quest for democracy and community development in the 21st century. Framing the discussion within the context of US-Philippine relations. Nevertheless, Robredo fails to recognize that staying in a questionable position due to election fraud is very undemocratic.


The Most Vilified Officer

After repeated attacks against her from the President himself, Robredo believes she is the “most vilified” government official in the country. She made the statement during an open forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. Robredo said that she tries to make their relationship civil but the Filipino leader often makes comments that would irk their supporters. Again, she can never admit that the President only retaliates whenever she accuses the government of out of tune claims.


Amicable Existence

Du30 may have repeatedly belittled Robredo’s capabilities to lead the country. He calls her “incompetent” and “weak.” The opposition leader is often the subject of criticisms on social media since she assumed the vice presidency in June 2016. The manner of his victory proves to be very suspicious. It coincides with the pattern of digital manipulation. Therefore, people can only bring their sentiments to social media since they feel that their votes were not properly counted. Despite these, Robredo said she continues to look for avenues where her dealings with the President could be amicable.



Often Civil but Sometimes Combatant

Robredo said her relationship with Du30 “has been civil most of the time.” “The President would issue statements from time to time that is a little combative. And it has polarized their supporters,” she said. However, she thinks that they both could hold on to the top 2 positions in the country in the remaining years of their term.


Waiting for the Takeover

“But you know, I am well aware that we will still be president and vice president for the next three years, so I keep telling my staff that in spite of the noise, we have to have our eyes on the target, to be mindful of what we want to achieve after six years. To have a laser-light focus on the things we want to do, despite the atmosphere,” she added. After all, she is still banking on the idea that her ultimate job is to wait for a possible takeover when something happens to the President.


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Enrile Explains why he Denied Martial Law Brutality to Bongbong Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile said that when the country is confronted with the same magnitude of rebellion as during the martial law regime, it must be handled intensely. This is to silence or intercept the chaos at once. He retains that the ultimate purpose of the late President Ferdinand Marcos’s military rule declaration was to prevent massive bloodshed. He admits, however, that there were lapses in his memory. This was when he threw a challenge to give him at least one name who was imprisoned because of his or her political beliefs during his interview with Bongbong Marcos. He then insisted that they were released right away as things settled down. At 94 years old, Enrile is running again for Senate seat in 2019.



YouTube video by Elena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: The Chiefs grilled former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile on why he told Bongbong Marcos that there were no martial law human rights violations.


Hopeful at 94

Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile vies for a Senate seat again. This is in the upcoming midterm elections. The 94-year-old veteran politician confirms that he is set to run as an independent candidate. His lawyer, Joseph Sagandoy filed his certificate of candidacy. He urges The Chiefs to let the people judge him on his performance. If he loses, he will easily accept. But he wins, he will serve the nation.


History Revisionism or the Truth?

“I am not going to wrestle with anybody physically, I am going to wrestle mentally,” Enrile said. Enrile’s Senate bid comes barely a month after he drew flak for his interview with former Senator Bongbong Marcos over what his critics branded as an attempt at historical revisionism of the martial law era. Enrile said that he is running following his own will. Marcos never made an attempt to convince him to re-enter politics.


Memory Lapses

A former defense minister of the late Marcos, Sr., Enrile recently told Marcos, Jr. that no one was arrested under his father’s rule for their political or religious beliefs. Many political figures debated on these and he agrees that he may have said that when having some memory lapses. He also sought to dispel talk that he was no longer fit to run for public office. Enrile said in jest that he may even outlive some of the incumbent Senators.



Platform for His Ideas

Enrile earlier said he would run as an independent candidate but would welcome the endorsement of President Rodrigo Du30. He said winning in next year’s elections would help him have a platform for his ideas. Enrile joins the late President’s daughter, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos in the 2019 senatorial race.


Let the People Decide

It is obvious that The Chiefs are worried about the increasing popularity of Gov. Marcos. The possibility of her brother’s VP electoral protest is another thing. However, Enrile can only advise them to let the people decide.