Bongbong Marcos reveals that his son, Sandro Marcos plans to work abroad. He does not want to build his career where his name means something. Does this imply that he’s not running at all for the upcoming election? Earlier, his aunt, Gov. Imee Marcos who’s running for Senator wishes that her mother can convince the younger Marcoses especially Sandro to join them in politics. He can feasibly get his place in the Congress or even as governor.
[VIDEO]: The BBM Vlog: Episode 13 (OFFICIAL TRAILER).
Bloggers Supportive of Marcos’ Election Protest
Marcos speaks highly of some very supportive bloggers for his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. The former Senator only has nice words for them. He thinks that ASec Mocha Uson is popular while RJ Nieto of Thinking Pinoy and Sass Rogando Sasot of Mother Earth are both smart. Darwin Canete is influential. Mike Lopez is also a lovely person, said Marcos. He pretends not to know about “Pinoy Ako” blog.
Father is Proud of Son’s Achievement
There might be some awkward moments between father and son but Bongbong stresses the fact that Sandro is doing alright. He got his Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Where will Sandro go?
As a supportive parent, the Bongbong asks Sandro where he would like to go. Perhaps they could refer him to some of their friends in their field. However, the latter prefers to do it his way. Maybe, to work abroad for a while will help him learn about his real interests.
Many Filipinos can be Heartbroken
The older Marcos believes that real men wear pink. He is grateful to Oxford for teaching him how to think. There are many things to learn more about the future Vice President. BBM Vlog episode 13 is gold in that aspect. However, as for Sandro, he is still in the stage where he wants to explore the world on his own. For sure, many Filipinos can be heartbroken if that is so.
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos narrates how the windmill power source came about in her province. During the time of her brother, Bongbong Marcos, the Dutch installed the initial structures after their research for a decade. They have combined electricity generated from solar devices from China with the windmill to fully supply the whole area. She explains that the key to lower energy cost is to minimize the use of gasoline. This catches the attention of the legitimate Deuterium explorers from the EsMaulana-PNOC joint-venture. Gov. Marcos is definitely the key to fast-tracking its permit while Bongbong Marcos’ VP election protest drags along. She is doing something to neutralize the high cost of gasoline to make the commodities affordable for her constituents.
Former Senator Bongbong Marcos recently calls on the Supreme Court for a rapid resolution of his protest against VP Leni Robredo. It has been 2 years and the process is still ongoing. The younger Marcos is the author of the Senate bill 408 in 2010 and calls for the renewal of alternative energy in 2013 by exploration, promotion, and development of deuterium hydrogen fuel sources abundant in the Philippine Sea particularly in Surigao and Cotabato basins.
Like any other economic developments, the deuterium case is also highly political. It goes through strict compliance with the Department of Energy even with the endorsement of President Rodrigo Du30 through his Special Assistant, Bong Go. He is also running for Senator. Another re-election candidate, Senator Nancy Binay is also supportive of the alternative energy source as the vice-chairperson of the Energy Committee and a member of the Senate Electoral Tribunal. She works hand in hand with the Marcoses on various issues. In fact, she is the one who passes a resolution to investigate the 2016 election anomalies.
Back to Ilocos Norte, it is not only about windmills, churches, lighthouses and white beaches. The popular Blue Lagoon in Pagudpud is actually a spot not just for the usual surfers but also for kite surfers. The sea might not be blue during the rainy season, but some great waves are surely abundant. Gov. Marcos is proud that her bailiwick is now a surfing destination.
The lady governor understands the nature of her local people. This is evident when she said that the heat in her hometown is very much felt because of their outdoor lifestyle. Farming is a major means of living. The nationwide garlic supply comes from them. She made sure that the agricultural infrastructure like the irrigation system is sufficient. Community facilities are also designed to strengthen families regardless of origin. Highland, mid-land, and city dwellers benefit from the designated public service amenities.
Empowering the youth through the Kabataang Barangay where Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos started in politics has become very successful. It gives access to free education and skills training that equip young Filipinos in doing good in the country’s workforce. Some even become global players in the business. She acknowledges that social media is a big help for them to air their side when the commercial press people are more interested in a female politician’s bad hair day. Public service is Gov. Marcos’ life and as she plans to run as Senator, she stresses her commitment to back the President’s efforts to bring changes in society for the better good of the Filipinos.
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[VIDEO]: Gov. Imee Marcos talks about the 80s, women, education, policy- making, the future.
The Katipunan ng Kabataan (KK) which means Youth Federation in English, is the mainstream federation of Filipino youths duly sponsored by the government of the Republic of the Philippines since the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ regime. It has chapters in all the 41,996 barangays of the country. Gov. Marcos was then the National Chairman of the Kabataang Barangay when she was 21 years old. Now, she is proud to say that many of its members are not successful in their chosen field or career. May it be in public service, corporate, oe business undertakings.
Media is More Interested in Bad Hair Day
It is tough for a female politician when she has to study policies but then the media is more interested in their having a bad hair day. She has been a subject of propaganda attacks since KB time and of course, from 1986. However, she admits that they also have a part in not airing their side. They do not have the sympathy of the media. It is only now that social media allows real people to air their part of the story. She also has nice words for millennials who are fortunate enough to have the technology throughout their existence. They can’t be fooled, she said.
Changes in Society
Under the leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Du30, the projects of former President Marcos are acknowledged. Better yet, beneficial works that were halted during the 1986 power grab by the Aquinos are revived. The infrastructure move is now continued with the Build Build Build initiative.Perhaps the nuclear power plant can serve areas that are not provided with enough electricity from the Meralco monopoly. Natural energy developments like solar, windmill and others can mushroom very soon. Most of all, the deuterium exploration and extraction can finally see the light.
Supporting the Boss of the Country
The anti-oligarchy Filipino leader who has a genuine pride of a sovereign country does not tolerate colonial mentality. That is what he has in common with the late President Marcos. Dictatorship can never happen in the Philippines. All major decisions must go through the Senate and the Congress. This is why the very able soon to be lady Senator Imee Marcos vows to work behind the good President Du30.
Bongbong Marcos has yet to see a process that would work as a transition from the present system to federalism. “It might be that we just need a very strong political will, and I think we can all agree that President Duterte has shown it to achieve what he feels is necessary,” Marcos said.
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[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos shared his views about federalism in a TV show in Davao, Gikan Sa Masa Para Sa Masa.
Component of a State
Marcos has yet to see a definitive government template that would make a shift to a Parliament system that is efficient and acceptable to the people. “For example, how would you form the states? If the process is by administrative regions, then we may become, say an Ilocano state,” he said.
Head of State
However, that would affect the political structure in each of the Ilocos region’s provinces, as well as towns and cities, he said. “If somebody had been chosen to head a state, how will you tell the governor? For instance, Governor Imee Marcos that she will no longer be the one to be followed? Instead, it’s the head of the state?” said Marcos
Federalism is not New
“It has become that way because this system has long been with us,” he added. Federalism is not new to the country, Marcos said. It was adopted by former President Ferdinand Marcos. This was during the creation of the Interim Batasang Pambansa was.
Political Will is More Crucial
Since there’s no process yet that would work in today’s climate, political will is a must. Marcos believes that President Du30 has that. The country can then shift to federalism when it’s ready.
The Congress or House of Representatives gets its bad reputation nowadays because of some lawmakers’ partiality or unfair treatments particularly with the Ilocos 6. Remember that the House is not just the office of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Rep. Johnny Pimentel, and Rodolfo Fariñas. Former First Lady Imelda Marcos and Former President Gloria-Macapagal-Arroyo are Congresswomen as well. This is why Bongbong Marcos advised her sister to bring the matter locally.
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[VIDEO]: Bagamat wala pang iniisyu na warrant of arest laban kay Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos ay ipinasisilip na ng Kamara ang detention chamber para sa Gobernadora sakaling bigo itong dumalo sa July 25 hearing kaugnay sa isyu ng maling paggamit ng pondo ng probinsiya.
Scared for the Congress
Governor Imee Marcos’s refusal to attend the tobacco anomaly probe on July 25 has nothing do with her guilt. Her explanation through a press conference says it all. She is indeed the voice of the people. Her ways are for the welfare of her constituents, unlike her rival Fariñas’ politicking. It is scary to think that the people have this negative perception about the House of Representatives when there are only a few in power that commit such power abuses.
Hypothetical in Nature
“We will be following the proper procedure. What is Gov. Imee afraid of? We will not detain her. The detention room showed to the media is just hypothetical in nature,” Pimentel said. He clarified that the House’s detention rooms were only shown at the request of the media.
Marcos said that she will cooperate in the inquiry. This is “on the faith that the committee would conduct its current inquiry in accordance with the letter and spirit of Sec. 21, Art. VI of the Constitution—that the inquiry is in aid of legislation and that the rights of persons appearing therein are protected.”
The governor just recently announced that she invited the House Committee to conduct talks about the alleged tobacco excise tax anomaly in Ilocos Norte as suggested by Bongbong Marcos. If they insist on their unconstitutional method, then Marcos has no choice but to defend herself and her constituents’ rights as lawful as possible.