“Under the strategic vision and concerted efforts by both our leaders, China-Philippines relations have been building on the historic turnaround and ushering in a new era, or better known as another Golden Age,” Chinese Embassy political counselor Tan Qingsheng said this at a Christmas reception with the media. This disclosure comes after last year’s visit of the Du30 administration delegates to Beijing. This is where Bongbong Marcos was introduced as the new Vice President.
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[VIDEO]: More Chinese investors express interest to pour money in the Philippines. Aside from infrastructure projects, they are also interested in helping small and medium enterprises.
Times Improved Despite South China Sea Dispute
China’s envoy to the Philippines reaffirms Beijing’s support for Manila under the Du30 administration. He cites improved ties between the two nations. This despite the dispute over the South China Sea. Beijing hails the initiatives undertaken by the two countries in 2017. It also lauds the President’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program. This is where Chinese investment plays a key role.
Rebuilding Ties after Pnoy Admin’s Move
Du30 met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping twice this year. The effort intends to thaw ties between the Philippines and China. The relationship soured under the previous administration due to the Hague ruling. The two leaders first met in May during the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China. They met again last month during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting in Vietnam.
Sectors to be Advanced
“Guided by such spirit, our two countries have taken concrete actions to advance our pragmatic cooperation in such priority areas as infrastructure, production capacity, investment, commerce, trade, agriculture and people-to-people exchange,” Tan said.
Golden Age Strategy
The President downplays the disputes as he seeks to improve trade and defense ties with Beijing. However, under the Philippines’ chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this year, China agreed to negotiate a Code of Conduct to govern the waters under dispute by six parties. This diplomacy follows the same principle as Bongbong Marcos’ father. The Chinese did not forget that during the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ reign, both countries prosper in an era called the Golden Age. That’s why his son was applauded when Du30 introduced him as VP last year if he wins his case. The recount of his electoral protest against Leni Robredo is in February 2018.
By: Elena Grace Flores
The government can only do so much. President Rodrigo Duterte may have the political will to make Filipino lives better in his own way, he needs help. This is why even before the elections, the Liberal Party oppositions unite and formed the Binay-Marcos-Duterte alliance. They join hands for the benefit of the Filipino people. Bongbong Marcos is the bearer of their alliance in the near future.
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[VIDEO]: No one can deny the economic growth of the country during Martial Law. It is indeed the golden era of Marcos.
The Ferdinand E. Marcos Platform
The Marcos era is no doubt the golden age of the Philippines. Detractors tried to discredit this using media propaganda but they are counter-acted by real Filipino witnesses through social media. The time has come that the media cannot manipulate society anymore. The Binay-Marcos-Duterte alliance follows the political platform of the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos.
Dignified Land Reforms
Giving lands and teaching people how to use it was the strategy of Marcos to aid the government’s initiative in propagating economic progress. This is not just mere actions of disposing lands. The farmers or agricultural entrepreneurs were provided with credit facility and access to tools, processes and training to make sure that their livelihood will be managed well.
The Statistics Don’t Lie
This cannot be denied that the Filipino masses comprised of the urban poor were given a decent life during the Marcos era. The Minimum wage from 7 pesos was increased to 15 pesos. It’s 50% labor pay rise. Inflation which is the enemy of the poor is down from 44% to 7%.
Before Marcos, the gap between rich and poor was too wide. Due to his economic projects, professionals, entrepreneurs, small to medium business people emerged composing the so-called middle class who are educated and have stable job or income sources. These are dignified people that Binay nurtured in Makati, Bongbong Marcos in Ilocos and Duterte in Davao initially. Now, they are doing it nationwide.