An anti-Marcos lawmaker reacts to an invitation of Ferdinand Marcos’ widow Imelda Marcos with disgust. The invite is to celebrate the late President’s 100th birthday anniversary at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Sept 11. Netizens cannot fathom why most anti-Marcos are bitter to the dead. Just like VP Leni Robredo and the rest of the LP Senators or members.
“Yes, I did get an invite and puked on it!” said Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin. He opposed the burial of Marcos at the heroes’ cemetery in Taguig City. The “Magnificent Seven” congressman shows reporters a copy of his invitation from fellow Representative, Imelda Marcos. He makes a mockery out of it.
The invitation states that a Mass will be held at 9:30 in the morning of September 11. This is to be followed by a short program and lunch. Villarin even said that the Marcos family, who offers to cooperate in the turnover of the wealth for humanity to the government in exchange for immunity, is “enjoying their heyday.” Actually, the Marcoses have yet to decide on it as per the President’s wisdom.
The President’s Support
“With President’s blessings and absolution of their sins, including his push for their immunity from prosecution, the Marcoses are enjoying their heyday since they were booted out by people power,” he said. “While Duterte and Marcos party in the Libingan, the blood of thousands killed by both of them cry out for justice! The day of reckoning will come and history will judge harshly those who kill the truth and our own humanity,” Villarin ‘s mockery continued.
Ilocos Norte Holiday
The President also declared Marcos’ birthday as a holiday in his home province Ilocos Norte. The transfer of the late Marcos’ remains from Ilocos Norte to the LNMB happened as approved by the Supreme Court amidst the uproar from the alleged victims of human rights violations during martial law. Du30 clarifies that ex-President Marcos did the right thing to save the country as he faces the same accusations from Marcos’ detractors.
The wealth of humanity that most mainstream media refers to as stolen by the Marcoses cannot be retrieved by anyone without the long process in the Congress. The late President Ferdinand Marcos’ family cannot even benefit from it. They face great risk of being persecuted for the crime they did not commit. As a lawyer, President Du30 said that it is logical for the Marcos family to ask for immunity from such suits in exchange for the handover of the wealth to the government. But they didn’t so far.
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Du30: If I am the Marcoses
Although Du30 said he will not advise the Marcoses anything, he said that it doesn’t make sense for them to return the wealth and end up in jail. “If I am the Marcoses, and I would return that wealth, it is logical to “ask for immunity.” Otherwise, keep the treasures because you might go to jail. If you give them immunity, fine. If you don’t give them immunity, fine. But they might not return any money. Then you’ll have to look to the ends of the earth to get them.
Not Asking for Immunity
However, the President clarifies that; “they did not ask any immunity.” ” I could not guarantee it also. I know that I’m not the proper authority to do that,” he added. Aside from the Congress, the Supreme Court also has the say. Therefore, the end result could not happen during his term.
Long Process in the Congress
The President makes sure that Congress will pass a law for the turnover to happen. “It’s a long process,” he said. “It does not belong to me. It was just a signal from the Marcoses they will bring back what the people are believing to be theirs.” The Marcos family also has the right to defend themselves that the wealth was not stolen by their patriarch or else they could have direct access to it.
Not PCGG-Like Recovery
Du30 clarifies that the wealth that the Marcoses plan to return is different from the Presidential Commission on Good Government or PCGG’s efforts. It is the government agency tasked to recover the billions of pesos allegedly plundered by the late President Ferdinand Marcos under the Aquino administration despite not being convicted. This is due to the strong legal evidence that is recognized worldwide. The Marcoses are confident that once the actual status is disclosed through a proceeding, the truth will set them free.
The fact that the Marcoses always win the plunder cases against them is the ultimate proof that the golden wealth is not ill-gotten. They are all documented and traded according to international laws. People who don’t know anything are the ones who made accusations against the Marcoses. It is also some kind of false hope that Filipinos can receive a cold cash share of those treasures. They are intended for long-term public service use that can surely benefit the country and the world in general.
The former first lady and now Rep. Imelda Marcos reiterates that the golden wealth labeled by his husband as the wealth for humanity is not ill-gotten. They are documented following the international trading laws at that time. This is why they always win the cases against them
The President also clarifies that in making the offer, the Marcoses were not admitting that the wealth being returned was stolen. “Imee Marcos did not announce that it had been stolen. But she said whatever was under suspicion should be discussed and that I accepted,” he said.
The President’s Plan
Du30 explains that he could not possibly decide on the offer because he was not authorized by a law to do so. “When the proceeding would begin, we should start with Congress. They represent the people,” he said. “There could be more wealth but we have to start with the Congress. You know, the Congress must authorize, then it should be the Central Bank governor and the secretary of finance who would then negotiate,” he added.
No Sole Power Over Wealth
The President has this to say; “A President cannot negotiate by himself. It has to be the law and the law must come from the Congress, not from me. I cannot say with finality that this should be the way. There are so many stages to undergo. If it’s an arbitration because it’s settlement, it should go under an arbitration proceeding. But the Congress must authorize because that is a money to be recovered by the government of the Republic of the Philippines and that was the offer,” he elaborated.
In the past, the former First Lady Imelda Marcos already begged the Senate to look into the wealth for humanity in the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos’ will. This is under the management of the Humanitarian Foundation trustees such as the Central Bank, World Bank, and the IMF. It’s only during the current administration that the President opens door to the unidentified trustee representative. However, it is not that simple. As he said, Du30 needs someone like Bongbong Marcos to continue what he already started for the progress of the nation. Presently, Marcos urges the Supreme Court to order the retrieval of the ballots for the recount to begin.
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Imelda Marcos Begs the Senate to Look into Wealth
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Humanitarian Foundation Ignored
Now Re. Imelda Marcos in the video pleads the Senate to look into the wealth for humanity as stated in her late husband’s Will and Testament. It is clearly stated in the will that the financial reserves are for the good of the Filipinos. They must be used for public services, infrastructure, healthcare, education, and more.
The Senators then were only concerned with dollar salting. It refers to the removal of dollars from Philippine banks and their transfer to an overseas account without the approval of the Central Bank of the Philippines. Prosecutors move for the anti-graft court to issue a judgment on the case, after more than 25 years since it is filed. At the present time, it is best for lawmakers to work together with the Marcoses on how the government can make use of the wealth for humanity instead of wasting time on these cases. Gov. Imee Marcos is certain that Du30 spares them from endless trials this time.
The Only Hope
The political trends nowadays are very alarming for the Liberal Party who has been blocking Bongbong Marcos from the Vice Presidency. Most LP officials in high offices are likely to face impeachment complaints. Senator Gordon’s conflict with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV might paralyze the Senate bully’s mouth after the upcoming ethics complaint against him. It looks like the President is cleaning up the government from hindrances for the big change.
Several lawmakers and alleged victims of Martial Law issue a call after the President announces that the late President Ferdinand Marcos’s spokesman is willing to disclose the status of some wealth, including gold bars, to help the government’s deficit spending. They demand the return of all the perceived ill-gotten wealth. Set any condition for its return. Hold the Marcoses accountable for their patriarch’s strategy to preserve the economy through World Bank deposits.
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Loretta Ann Rosales who is a proud torture victim during the Marcos regime said that the Marcoses “will have to be accountable for something they took from the government. Du30 earlier said that they are now willing to give.” However, the President only said spokesman and no mention of any family member. Imelda Marcos even denies knowing about it. “That will be an admission that the father was a plunderer,” said Rosales. This is a clear sign of her bitterness if not greediness without knowing the facts.
Malacañang said the President looks after the Filipinos’ best interest. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella clarifies that Du30 wants what was best for Filipinos. Anti-Marcos, Bonifacio Ilagan said that the offer is part of the Marcoses’ game plan to return to power. “Imee Marcos is going to run for senator in the next elections and Bongbong for president,” Ilagan said.
The Marcose Have Returned
Contrary to the fear of the Anti-Marcos supporters, the Marcoses are already back a long time ago. In fact, Imee Marcos is the current governor of Ilocos Norte while her mother, Imelda Marcos is a Congresswoman. Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against VP Robredo is also ongoing. Perhaps, he will be Vice President once the Supreme Court rules in his favor after the recount.
It was obvious in Du30’s speech that he is very careful in his views about the Marcoses despite knowing the whole truth about the alleged hidden wealth. This shows that he is trying to be the President of all Filipinos, pro or anti-administration. He will do what is rightful as the law dictates. The Liberal Party people cannot just accept that their quest to block Bongbong Marcos from the Presidency is soon to fail.