How can the heirs of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos deny the justice of alleged victims of Martial Law abuses – when their assets are already forcibly taken by the PCGG to allegedly pay the human rights victims? However, the government is into the new challenge to really prove that it’s Marcos who is responsible for the abuses – or else, the compensation won’t be released.
Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: The Court of Appeals has rejected the Marcos family’s attempt to delay trial at a Makati court of a civil case filed by victims of human rights violations during the Marcos regime necessary to validate a foreign decision.
$2 Billion Dispute
In 1992, the US District Court for the District of Hawaii finds Marcos personally liable for the human rights abuses committed under his leadership. The court awards the victims $2 billion in damages, sourced from funds that are allegedly ill-gotten. They are under the possession of PCGG which are more than enough to pay the said compensation.
On appeal, it takes 8 years for the Supreme Court of the Philippines to consider the issue. It eventually delivers its opinion. The court offers no explanation for its delay. In 2007, the Human Rights Committee of the UN (HRC) publishes a communication in which it concludes that the Philippines government violates the victim’s rights under the ICCPR due to the unreasonable amount of time it had taken to consider “a matter of minor complexity.” The HRC requests that the government compensate the victims promptly to resolve the case.
Aquino’s Delayed Action
Former President Benigno Aquino III signs the Human Rights Victims (Reparation and Recognition) Act into law on February 25, 2013. It addresses the human rights abuses allegedly takes place under former President Ferdinand Marcos’ government from 1972 to 1986.
Rules 38 Section 48 of the Philippine Rules of Court, the country recognizes and enforces a foreign decision only through a case filed before the Philippine court. Therefore, the complainants file a suit at the Makati RTC in 1997. Initially, the regional court dismisses the suit, stating that the victims are required to pay a filing fee of $8.4 million, based on the $2 billion in dispute. The irony now is, what if after thorough questioning, the courts finds out that Marcos should not be held responsible but the Philippine Constabulary’s chief? Will they also charge the culprit the same as the Marcoses?
By: Elena Grace Flores
The life story of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile written by a former UP activist explains everything from his childhood – and clarifies why he administered the RAM quest on letting former President Ferdinand E. Marcos step down. It also explained how he got appointed to Cory Aquino’s administration then blamed for Coups d’etats that Senator Gringo Honasan was involved then – when he has nothing to do with them. A true battle of political survival that aims only to protect the people regardless of his fate. He must have done the right thing because at his very ripe age now, he is still as sharp as ever and finally gets to enjoy the beauty of family life. This video says it all:
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[VIDEO]: JOHNNY “THE JUAN PONCE ENRILE” STORY
Pres.Ferdinand E. Marcos & United States President Lyndon B Johnson at Manila Summit Conference with other Six Nation’s Leaders.
Marcos is More than a Brother to Enrile
It was Marcos who invited Enrile to join him in politics when the strongman was still a senator. He believed in him as a leader. They never had conflicts and Marcos is always concerned with his safety and vice versa. Enrile’s split from his government has nothing to do with the former president but because of some people around him especially the ones related to him. The military already disunited when many powerful figures form factions that divide the regime.
Administration of EDSA Revolt
As the Defense Minister during the EDSA revolution, he can only direct the military to protect the Marcoses and make sure that there’s no bloodshed. He thinks that it was necessary for Marcos to step down at that point because his and his family’s lives were in danger. Insurgencies were becoming out of control after Ninoy Aquino was assassinated. He still feels for Marcos until this very moment. This is why he continued his support ti his son, Bongbong Marcos, seeing the leadership traits of his father.
Joining Corazon Aquino was not his Choice
It was celebrated by the crowd when he was appointed Defense Minister by then president Corazon Aquino (deceased) – but he was not happy about it. They never see each other eye to eye. They often argued. He was accused of staging a coup d’etat against her that he had no knowledge of. This time, the conflict is with the president herself. This should not come as a surprise because knowing his story, the late president Cory was not at par with his intelligence and loyalty to the people unlike Marcos.
Enrile is Confident that he never Oppressed Anybody
Now, here’s the answer to those human rights victims. The late president Marcos gave all the powers to Enrile to implement orders to the military in accordance to the law. Marcos relied on him on legal matters and would never want to do something that is against the law. Enrile made sure of that – that’s why he’s confident that whatever was ordered, they were not human rights abuses. The police brutality that happened during those times were the doings of “corrupted humans” that happened to be in the law enforcement.
By: Elena Grace Flores
The late president Ferdinand E. Marcos was not a prophet but his predictions came true. It’s just a matter of logic for a leader who knows his country from inside and out. The win of Manny Pacquaio, the blackouts all over the country and China becoming a strong nation are few of his known predictions. Although most of them happen in their own time, just like what he said. He definitely has a clear vision on things that he can influence – and that’s a sign of a great leader. The Filipinos are hoping that the son, Bongbong Marcos would continue that.
Youtube video by; Elena Flores
[VIDEO]: Panoorin ung hula ni Ferdinand Edralin Marcos na naging totoo – extracts from: FILIPINO WORLDWIDE tv
Manny Pacquiao is a Visayan Boxing Champion Famous around the World
Senator Manny Pacquiao’s boxing career needs no introduction. He is known worldwide and the sportsmanship.
Nuclear Power Plant Failure
The nuclear power plant project was ongoing when Marcos was ousted but his predecessor Mrs. Corazon Aquino (deceased) did not heed from his plea to continue it or else the Philippines economy will go down. This is what happens when a leader is full of pride. The interests of the nation can easily be hindered.
China Leading WW3
Contrary to reports, the reality of China leading World War 3 is very real. President Rodrigo Duterte’s technique here is to confuse his being pro or anti-Chinese. Actually, he seems to not know yet. It all depends on how China would react to his provoking actions.
Vision Inherited by Bongbong Marcos
Bongbong Marcos may be away from any government positions right now but everyone knows that he is active in assisting Duterte’s administration. He shares the views of his father but just made them better for the current situation. That’s how a brilliant leader is. Timing is evident!
By: Elena Grace Flores
Truths about what really happened during the martial law period come out into the open. The video of the 1972 assassination of former First Lady Imelda Marcos surfaces via social media. It cannot be a fake one. The closeness between the victim and the assailant is unbelievable. This is one of the alleged true incidents covered up by media. Many say it was staged or infiltrated just to discredit the Marcoses. The public can now judge based on the video. This leads us to believe that the alleged attempted shooting of Bongbong Marcos is also a true story. The rumor states that they hired a double body for the son of the strongman for the alleged staged assassination.
How horrifying is is to watch a very intelligent and popular lady during her time being attacked by a man with a sharp-edged weapon who emerges right from her back. It looks like the man was also on the same stage as her. All it takes was only a few steps for him to plunged the weapon into Imelda’s body. The good thing is, the elegant woman of all times survives to tell her story without any hatred whatsoever.
Bongbong Marcos was Gunned Down
There were doubts cast on Bongbong Marcos alleged shooting attempt – for some senators at that time just laugh it off when they were asked. No one took it seriously but the father himself, former president Ferdinand E. Marcos. Why were those senators conniving to put a shame on the credibility of the Marcos family? We obviously know now. They wanted to be in power like them.
Illicit Love Affair Rumors
Carmen Soriano was rumored to have gone through plastic surgery after a jealous Imelda doused her with muriatic acid. This was after she was reported to get jealous when Soriano caught her husband’s eyes. Even Soriano herself denied the false rumors. She shows off her face to be natural and no plastic surgery happened as far as she is concerned.
Enrile’s Son was in Trouble
Jack Enrile was accused of killing regal baby star Alfie Anido and in raping Liezel Martinez. Amalia Fuentes herself denied the rumor that her daughter (now deceased) got raped. Jack was never tried for the alleged murder. We are very aware that Juan Ponce Enrile was in conflict with General Fabian Ver then (deceased). Enrile now is backing up Bongbong Marcos while Ver’s ally Fidel Ramos is with the opposition. It was never about Jack Enrile but all about his father. Today, it’s not about the father Ferdinand E. Marcos but protests on his LNMB burial is all about stopping Bongbong Marcos’ return to the spot of his father!
By: Elena Grace Flores
Imee Marcos explains that during FVR’s time, the family respected the then president’s decision not to create chaos by giving the late strongman a state funeral and was not even given the chance to be paraded among his many supporters. Now, it’s Duterte’s time and the president said, it’s okay to honor him as deemed appropriate by the family. So, can this be respected as well?
[VIDEO]: The burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) does not make him a hero, his daughter asserted..
Let the New Generation Judge
The Millenials are well informed and all information are accessible to them. Let them judge according to what they know. It is unfair to just side the 10,000 alleged martial law victims when there are more that 34 million people waiting for the proper state burial of the former president Ferdinand Marcos.
Respected the Opinion but they have the Right to be Wrong Too
All criticisms from the anti-Marcos people have been heard. Can they be fair in hearing the other side as well? Their opinions were already celebrated thus taking this long to bury the late president. Let the legal cases continue if there are but the burial must happen at any time soon. Critics can also fact check what they know because they have the right to be wrong too.
All Criticisms Have Been Heard, Now, it’s Marcos’ Time
Accusations, calling him names and condemning him were already done. Now it’s Marcos’ time as supported by his many supporters to be allowed to mourn and see their former president laid to rest as a soldier, statesman, secretary of national defense and medal of valor recipient.
Marcos has the right to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
Imee Marcos was so humble when making a plea to allow the upcoming burial of her late father at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. She said, that it will be a simple ceremony that the late president wished for – to be beside his comrades during the World War 2 battles. Now, can the Marcos supporters allow him to be buried just like that? There will be no major preparations required but it is certain that wherever the remains of the late president passes, there will be many supporters waiting, watching and praying for him and the Philippines. Is this what critics are trying to stop?