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President Du30’s Advice to Gov. Imee Marcos on COA Budget Triggers Debate

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By: Elena Grace Flores

President Rodrigo Du30 threatened to make COA members fall down the stairs on an interagency briefing of Typhoon Ompong. He made this joke after he learned from Governor Imee Marcos about COA not allowing cash advances for emergencies. This was supposed to be for the budget on purchasing building materials for the victims of the disaster.



Youtube video by TOKHANG TV

[VIDEO]: Look:Imee Marcos humingi na ng dasal.




The President’s Humor is Again Not Taken Lightly

President Du30 came hard on the Commission on Audit for their restriction on government spending for the disaster. He is going as far as to say that COA employees should be pushed down the stairs.



The Governor can only Agree

With the COA only allowing cash advances for food up to Php 15,000, Imee Marcos gets exasperated. Du30 also criticizes the COA with their circulars that he could care less about.

The Budget is Needed for Emergency

COA defends that not all can be cash advanced, and also this occurring over the weekend makes things too difficult. However, Du30 criticizes the circulars further. He sees the circulars as cockeyed, with some people from the government getting to jail because of it while others get away scot-free also because of it. It seems it all depends on how they swing the legal arguments.



Cash Advance Restriction is Not a Law

With Ompong smashing through northern Luzon, which people describe as the strongest storm to hit the country for the year, the president comments on the uselessness of the circulars. He says that unless they are made into law the circulars are useless.




Typhoon Ompong Damages in Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Norte suffers a big loss after the Typhoon. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council assesses the damage at around Php 2.3 billion. With agriculture damages amounting to Php 1.9 billion and damages in infrastructure amounting to Php 440 million. The COA may deserve some respect because they are just doing their job. However, they should put their attitude on a check when dealing with emergency disasters. They too must be prepared when cash is needed badly for the victims’ relief efforts.



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Gov. Imee Marcos to Du30: Thanks for the Trust to Bongbong but Father’s Legacy Speaks for Himself

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Gov. Imee Marcos said that with today’s technology, the local government has all the capabilities to fight inflation- rather than to depend on the national strategies. Her province is coming up with solutions on how to solve the surging prices of basic commodities. Instead of using President Rodrigo Du30’s frustration on corruption and the war on drugs as excuses, it’s time to come up with specific methods to produce essential crops. She is also thankful of the President’s trust to brother, Bongbong but the governor believes that the big change can happen now under Du30 because of his strong political will. As per the alleged dictatorship of the Marcoses’ patriarch, Gov. Marcos can only cite his achievements and legacy. He can’t be a dictator for those.




Youtube video by UNTV News and Rescue

[VIDEO]: Watch the full interview of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos as she expresses her opinion on different political issues in the country and talks about various projects that she is implementing for the province of Ilocos Norte.




Loved by His People

The Marcoses have always dominated the politics in Ilocos Norte. Consequently, the 100th birthday of Ferdinand Marcos is celebrated as a public holiday in this province. Imee, Imelda and Bongbong Marcos are among the attendees of the commemoration.




Testimony of the Elders

The people in Ilocos Norte back from Ferdinand Marcos’ time really looks up to the Marcoses. They believe that it is with the Marcoses that their province has developed. From a quiet rural province, malls are now being built all over.



The Truth Spreads Out

In contrast to the despise of the victims of Martial Law towards Marcos, the Ilocanos shows great love to them. Consequently, the Marcoses are extending their influence to the rest of the Philippines.



Anti-Marcos Black Propaganda is Dying

The Marcos era is infamous for Black Propaganda. There are issues about the debt of the country, if the election in 1986 was rigged, and if Marcos was a war hero. His detractors dispute the testimonials of the people involved during martial law as falsehoods but still, they remain on the internet. This is clear proof that the majority of the people now know the truth.




Marcos’ Legacy Speaks for Himself

In today’s age, we should not underestimate the influence of “alternative facts”. However, the future is what matters the most to the Filipinos. The supporters of Du30 trust him and his intention to pass the presidency to Bongbong Marcos. Consequently, Gov. Imee Marcos reacts to the statements about her father’s dictatorship by looking at his legacy. The “Build Build Build” project is being continued now by the current administration that follows the late Marcos’ blueprint. That is enough to tell that world that he was fine if not a great President indeed contrary to the demonization efforts of his enemies.



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Moving Forward with Bongbong Marcos to the Nation’s Progress for the Mid-term Election

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The Marcos loyalists movement in Dapitan like any chapters nationwide aims to help local officials for the progress of the nation. All these initiatives are moving forward together with Inday’s Sara’s Hugpong political party, This is vital for the mid-term election in 2019 for a better and safer Philippines with more opportunities for an improved lifestyle, said Bongbong Marcos. Meanwhile, the PET denies Marcos’ motion asking for Supreme Court Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa’s inhibition from the case for utter lack of merit. It justifies by saying that being a Pnoy appointee does not make him bias. This is actually fair enough for as long as any future rulings in favor of Marcos won’t be blamed to the new SC Chief Justice Teresita de Castro.






Youtube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: It’s always humbling to meet the people who were there for us during our toughest battles. It’s even more humbling to learn that they’re still there for us. Thank you for this humbling surprise, Marcos Loyalist Movement — Dapitan chapter!




Growing Family

Bongbong Marcos was filled with joy when he was invited to an induction ceremony of the Marcos Loyalist Movement. Moreover, it is the first batch of officers who are being inducted. To quote Marcos, “I was honored to join the Marcos Loyalist Movement during the induction of their inaugural batch of officers in Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte,”. He also adds, “Knowing there’s a family I can count on inspires me to continue my fight for truth and genuine public service. Thank you very much for the trust!”.




Du30 – Marcos Alliance for the Mid-term Election

For the 2019 Mid-term elections, Sara Duterte is endorsing Sen, Cynthia Villar, Gov. Imee Marcos and Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu. They are among those who are also endorsed by her regional party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago. Imee Marcos believes that the Hugpong ng Pagbabago will be the voice of Mindanao. On Monday, she had formally formed an alliance with the HnP. She compares the HnP to the Solid North, the regional alliance of the Marcos Family. Like the Solid North, HnP’s approach is very local, unlike that of a traditional party.

 


The PET’s Neutrality

In a 14-page resolution dated Aug. 28, the SC, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), denied Marcos’ motion asking for Caguioa’s inhibition from the case for utter lack of merit. “The foregoing shows that Justice Caguioa’s conduct of the matters in this protest has been nothing but impartial. Further, it bears reiterating that all decisions of the Tribunal have been arrived at through majority vote of all the members of the Court sitting en banc. As provided under Rule 66 of the 2010 PET Rule,” the PET said.




En Banc Process of the Election Tribunal

Marcos earlier accused Caguioa of “evident bias and manifest partiality” in favor of Robredo. In his extremely urgent motion to inhibit, Marcos accused Caguioa of bias towards the “yellow brigade” as he took note that the magistrate has close ties with former President Benigno Aquino III.  The PET, however, rejected the motion and sternly warned” Marcos and his lawyers that “any unfounded and inappropriate accusation made in the future will be dealt with more severely.” It said that Caguioa “has been nothing but impartial” in his conduct of matters involved in Marcos’ protest against Robredo, and explained that all decisions have been reached through a majority vote of the Court en banc.




Constitutional Transition towards the New Golden Age

The current action of the PET is part of the constitutional process. This is necessary to assure the public that the decisions they make are from the en banc. Not just from a single magistrate. Since the alliance between President Du30 and Bongbong Marcos is already proven to be formidable, the Filipinos are certain that a favorable ruling on Marcos’ protest against Robredo can happen soon. It only takes time because of the constitutional processes necessary. With the emerging alliance between Imee Marcos and Sara Du30-Carpio for the upcoming election, there’s no stopping to moving forward towards the new golden age phenomenon. This growing alliance is the cause of optimism to some, and bouts of sleepless nights to others.

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Gov. Imee Marcos’ Freedom of Expression: Not All UP Educators are Bitter with Martial Law

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Critics say that it is a reunion unlike any other.  It allegedly happens in the bastion of youth activism against martial law. And the gathering of Kabataang Barangay (KB) members would have been unimaginable had it been done during the martial law years of the Marcos rule. Members of the KB original KB were at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, Quezon City, to celebrate its 43rd year. Criticisms are made known by UP’s anti-Marcos stalwarts. While educators who are democratic about it can only apologize. Gov. Imee Marcos respects both sides and takes it as freedom of expression.






Youtube video by paradoxman316

[VIDEO]: SONA: UP Pres. Concepcion at Gov. Imee Marcos, dumalo sa reunion ng KB




Bitter Professors

Some professors of the University of the Philippines have expressed their displeasure on the reunion of the “Kabataang Barangay” right inside the UP Diliman campus.  Governor Imee Marcos also attended the gathering of the group formed back from Marcos’ Dictatorship. However, UP President, Danilo Concepcion is expressing regret over his participation in the reunion.




Ironic for the Martial Law Fighters

If it wasn’t for the irony of the venue, the event was pretty much run of the mill. UP Diliman was a stronghold of the resistance against Marcos’ Dictatorship. Furthermore, the Campus has been the stage of the First Quarter Storm.

Pro-Marcos Ambiance

The participants were sporting red and white shirts with the logo of the KB. They are presumably from KB Chapters all over the country. V signs and Fist signs were flashed as the attendants were photographed giving tribute to Marcos and Duterte. Gov. Imee Marcos was the guest of honor. She was appointed as the National Chair of the group by her father back when she was 21.









Election Protest Highlight

Imee Marcos was seen dancing in the event’s festivities. She was jiving to Rock Baby Rock and Boom Boom onstage. Also, she spoke of the electoral protest of his brother that is still ongoing.




An Apology from the President

The attendance of the UP President, Danilo Concepcion to the event drew ire on Social Media. For that, he is apologizing. He meant no offense, especially to the UP community. He only desired to spend time with the old friends that he hasn’t seen in decades, even if he has to overlook the sentiments of the UP community. He was also president of the Kabataang Barangay Federation back on 1976 till 78.

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The People’s Reaction to the Senator to be Imee Marcos’ Move On Speech Contradicts the Many Criticisms

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The so-called yellow media is quick enough to report on the various criticisms against the likely Senator to be Imee Marcos after she urges Filipinos to “move on” from the days of her father’s rule which was merely a “feud” between the Marcoses and the Aquinos. However, most of these known biased news outlets, ignore the sentiments of the majority. They have no clue what real people via social media are screaming about – which is to investigate who really killed Ninoy whose death was blamed to the late President Ferdinand Marcos who helped his family survive in exile. Perhaps it is time for them to use Google Analytics or other software to gauge their conclusions.





Youtube video by Rappler

[VIDEO]: Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos told Filipinos who continue criticizing her family to move on from Martial Law. (Please note that the Philippines can never have a dictator because of its democratic system of the 3 branches of government.)




The Opposition’s Attempt to Malign Marcos

The critics view Imee Marcos’ Speech as an attempt to frame the tragedies of Ferdinand Marcos’ regime as just a feud with the Aquinos. This is in contrast to how it was framed before. The LP set it like the people fought against a dictator. To quote Senator Kiko Pangilinan in his reaction to Imee’s Speech, “It was never an issue between the Marcoses and the Aquinos but an issue between the Marcoses and the entire nation that suffered immensely from the abuses, the greed and the oppressive and tyrannical rule of Marcos the dictator.”




Bam Aquino’s Closure Demand

As long as the Marcoses don’t own up to the wrongs they have done, the people cannot have closure, said Ninoy’s nephew. To quote Senator Bam Aquino, “It’s hard to get over something if there is no closure, especially if they keep on telling the public that the guilty party did no wrong.” However, ASEC Mocha Uson argues against him. It’s not the Marcoses who did wrong but the LP. She says that the Aquinos are refusing to disclose who the real killer of Ninoy is. After 2 terms, the Aquinos should have found out already. This is if they are keen on finding the culprit, she said.

LP Wants an Apology

The Liberal Party is denouncing Imee’s speech about moving on from the past of the Marcoses. Before they talk about moving on they should first express remorse and apologize. Bongbong Marcos already asked in the past what he should apologize for?









Human Rights Bluff

The Liberal Party is asking Imee Marcos to think on how the victims of Marcos’ human rights violations will “move on”. To quote them, “When there is no remorse, not an act of atonement, not acceptance and recognition of wrongdoing on their part? How can the Filipino people move on when the Marcos family continue to deny the billions of dollars in unexplained wealth that ran our economy to the ground and earned the late dictator the title world’s greatest thief?” Mind you, the Marcoses are never convicted of corruption in any court here and abroad.




Seats for Senator are the Judge

Neither Du30 or Marcos are dictators according to PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson. She says that Cory Aquino would fit the term more as she hasn’t won the election. The 2019 poll is coming soon. If Gov. Imee Marcos wins as Senator, it would mean that the stigma on the Marcoses is over. This should make the LPs realize their mistakes.