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The Least Imee Marcos Can Do to Influence a Cash – Free Policy for Private Hospitals

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Filipino voters are already aware of the important criteria for Senators. They must have the capability to create laws that would upgrade the people’s lifestyle. Gov. Imee Marcos seems to have that capability. In fact, the cash or gold scandals that her family faces compliments that. She champions a project that further addresses the demand for nursing employment opportunities. The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) partners with BPO companies to provide online health care jobs to all registered nurses in the province. On top of that, she calls for all medicines to be exempted from value-added tax (VAT) as she pushes for a review of the cheaper medicines law. Marcos can certainly influence a remedy that would aid working Filipinos during medical emergencies. z

YouTube video by PHILIPPINES MEDIA COVERAGE

[VIDEO]: GANITO PALA KASAYA PAG SI MADAM IMEE MARCOS NA ANG NAGSALITA.

Oversupply of Nurses is Not a Problem with Imee Marcos

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) in partnership with Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies takes measures to provide employment opportunities for Ilocano nurses. This is in line with Marcos’ commitment to generate more jobs for the Ilocanos. Her influence is definitely the key to its success.

Removal of VAT from Medicines

Marcos, who runs for a Senate seat said Republic Act 9502 or the cheaper medicines law fails to make medicines more affordable. This is because certain provisions in the law favor the interests of big pharmaceutical companies in the country. Ten years after the law passes, the prices of medicines, particularly for critical diseases and illnesses remain exorbitant. She said that to drastically bring down the prices of medicines it is crucial to remove the VAT from all medicines.

The Failure of the Aquino Administration

In fairness of the Aquino administration, it launches the Universal Health Care (UHC). It gives provision to every Filipino of the highest possible quality of health care. That should be accessible, efficient, with fair funds or assistance, and appropriate for the public”. The former President puts ita availability and accessibility friendly for all Filipinos. His government aims to ensure that every Filipino shall receive affordable and quality health benefits. This should provide adequate resources – health human resources, health facilities, and health financing. But it fails greatly because of the poor mentality influence. Public hospitals are crowded. PhilHealth can only provide maximum of 20% off hospital bills. On top of that, private hospitals can be rude to patients when they run out of their insurance coverage.

Cash – Less Deals with Private Hospitals

The workforce needs quality health care assistance. This is the key to a progressive economy or population in general. A serious illness must not cripple a promising individual. Since the policies of private hospitals are not in line with the government’s provision, a medical funding facility for this purpose is necessary. This would allow cash – less deal with the private hospital involved.

Political Provisions during Elections

Politicians would surely allocate funds for medical purposes during elections in the Philippines. Although they are mediocre, at least they exist. However, Filipinos deserve more than that. A country can’t be powerful when a mere disease can make them bankrupt when it strikes. Australia and England, for example, accommodate expensive health procedures to their citizens with money for free. The government owes the progress of a nation to its people.

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Democracy in Makati: Abby &Jojo Binay Tandem is for Imee Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Despite the lost footages online, many remember that Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos who runs for Senator joins the ribbon cutting in Makati. It was during the Consumer’s Welfare Week 2018 at the Makati City Hall. She hails the leadership of Mayor Abby Binay and her Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo. Now that former Vice President Jojo Binay announces support to his daughter, things get clearer than ever. The Binay patriarch is supportive of the Marcoses regardless of his human rights lawyering during martial law. This is contrary to his other daughter’s stand. Senator Nancy Binay seeks another term alongside her brother, Junjun who opposes the incumbent Makati mayor. Democracy is evident in the commercial city because people get to vote their bet within the family. z

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[VIDEO]: Ex-VP Binay, susuportahan si Abby sa kaniyang reelection bid.

Two Sets of Binays in Makati

Abby Binay and Jojo Binay are obviously in line with the idealism of Bongbong and Imee Marcos. While Nancy Binay is often heard speaking negatively against them. She fights alongside with brother Junjun who runs with Monsour del Rosario as District 1 Representative opposite her father and sister. Aside from sibling rivalry, many can tag this as pro and anti-Marcos bout.

From Jojo to Imee

On the other hand, the campaign ad of Imee Marcos depicts that of Jojo Binay’s “We are like this in Makati.” She recently launches “We are like this in Ilocos Norte! The governor who is now a senatorial candidate talks about the price of rice in her province in this video. Definitely a classic advertisement straight from Jejomar Binay’s portfolio in the 2016 elections!

Democracy in Makati through Election

Abby in an interview confesses that has differences with older sister, Nancy. The mayor has always been independent of her family. It is quite a surprise when her father shows up during her certificate of candidacy filing versus brother Junjun. Prior to this Jojo already said that he would live it to the people’s choice. They have to vote among his two children. It is democracy in action.

Sibling Rivalry

A Win-Win Situation for the Binays

Abby and Junjun may divide the votes in Makati. However, it is a different case when the father runs alongside one. Most residents just love him. Nevertheless, the line up for the race only highlights the siblings as the top two contenders of the mayoral post. Perhaps, this can also determine the Marcoses’ return to power. It’s becauses whoever wins is still a Binay.

Gov. Imee Marcos is a Leader who Unites Political Parties as she Runs for Senator
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Who can Now Debunk Senator Manny Pacquiao’s Endorsement of Imee Marcos?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Manny Pacquiao finally admits in a recent interview that Gov.Imee Marcos who runs for Senator in the upcoming election is included in their line up. Pacquiao is the campaign manager of PDP-Laban. Marcos joins her co-Nacionalista party members, Cynthia Villar, and Pia Cayetano to complete the magic 12 of the great boxer’s party. This is contrary to the rumors earlier saying the visuals of Pacquiao’s endorsement of Marcos were fake. z

YouTube video byElena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Senator Manny Pacquiao Confirms that as PDP-Laban’s campaign manager, Gov. Imee Marcos is included in their political sorties.

Let the Laws Take Care of Alleged Corruption Issues

Pacquiao is smart enough to answer the interviewer’s question about how he feels when it comes to Marcos’ family issues of corruption. He said that the country has laws that deal with those. Guilty or not, it has nothing to do with her political platform that is in line with the administration’s quest.

The Count is Just Right

The Filipino legend endorses candidates outside the 5-member slate of the ruling party. Pacquiao enumerated the names of senatorial bets he endorses. They are 12 candidates in total. 7 of them are from other parties. Which 3 of them are from the Nacionalista party.

5 MaBaGoKoTo Bets

Pacquiao enumerates the names of senatorial bets he endorses. There are a total of 13 candidates. more than the number of seats up for grabs. These include the 5 PDP-Laban bets called MaBaGoKoTo: – Former top cop Ronald dela Rosa – Duterte’s close aide Bong Go – Maguindanao 2nd District Representative Zajid Mangudadatu – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III – Former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino

8 or 7 from Other Parties?

Pacquiao also endorses these 8 other candidates outside of his party slate: – Jinggoy Estrada – Bong Revilla – Grace Poe – Cynthia Villar – JV EJercito – Sonny Angara – Pia Cayetano and – Imee Marcos

Not Debunking Imee Marcos’ Endorsement for Senator

Both Du30 and Pacquiao support Marcos. Not to mention the President’s daughter, Sara Du30-Carpio who organizes Hugpong ng Pagbabago. There are obvious overlappings in some of the candidates like in Gov. Marcos’ case. However, this is not an issue for Pacquiao. They just have to prioritize their own candidates. Although recently in Cebu, the endorsement of Pacquiao for Marcos was very notable.

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Can Senator Koko Pimentel Work with Bongbong and Imee Marcos?


By: Elena Grace Flores

Senator Koko Pimentel said that he can work with Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos if they both win in May’s Senate elections. However, he maintains that the martial law years under her father’s regime were not good for the country. Pimentel’s father, former Senate President Nene Pimentel was a political prisoner during the Marcos regime. Despite this, he had worked with her brother, Bongbong Marcos when he was still a Senator. He is used to working with them. z

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[VIDEO]: Sen. Koko Pimentel on campaigning with Imee Marcos

Gotten Used to Former Senator Bongbong Marcos

“I’ve gotten used to it.” Senator Pimentel said, whose father was a political prisoner during the Marcos regime. He sees no problem sharing the campaign stage with Imee Marcos. Hugpong ng Pagbabago is their common affiliation. The President’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Du30-Carpio chairs the political party.

Imee Marcos and Martial Law are Two Different Things

For Pimentel, the Marcos martial law years were not good years or not beneficial years to the country. He believes that the suppression of democracy at that time was evident. We had no basic freedoms,” Pimentel added. This remains to be his stand. But he can campaign with Imee because she is a nominee of President Rodrigo Du30. Like Marcos, Pimentel is an ally of the President.

Who Doesn’t Lie?

The Ilocos Norte governor recently stirs controversy over her educational credentials after the University of the Philippines and the Princeton University announces through the mainstream media that she is not a graduate of her school. Although Marcos only said that she completed her studied in both schools. Mayor Du30-Carpio defends Marcos, saying that Leni Robredo should not talk about honesty. She is known as a Fake VP for nothing. This should not be an election issue because all candidates supposedly lie anyway, she declares.

Honesty is a Decision One Can Make

Although Pimentel believes that honesty is “important”, he cannot instill it to all people. It is the right thing to do but we are not in the position to judge. It should also be understood that if some people can trust a person who is not honest, then that it is his decision,” he added. Marcos actually did not lie. She knows that she consistently was in the dean’s list and even attended her graduation ceremony from UP Law. However, her diploma was withheld because of Princeton’s taking her out of the list of graduates following the criticisms of some anti-Marcos followers.

Senator Pimentel’s Unpopularity

Pimentel suffers from recent unpopularity because of his slow and ineffective handling of the Senate inquiry on election fraud in 2016. Supporters of the clean election advocate, Atty. Glenn Chong who is among the top senatorial candidates as per an online survey criticizes his impositions to the Comelec or lack of them. Even Mayor Sara was also not happy with him once. He can actually do better than what he said about Imee and Bongbong Marcos. That might give him a chance to at least get more votes.

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Midterm Election Surprise: Is Sandro Marcos Running for Ilocos Norte Post?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The recent content of BBM’s Vlog depicts a vacant seat in the Ilocos Norte government reserved for Sandro Marcos. It so happens that its board member who intends to run for vice governor alongside Matthew Marcos Manotoc as governor died in Laoag City last February 15, 2019 at 64 years old. Manotoc replaces his grandmother, Congresswoman Imelda Marcos who filed the gobernaturial Certificate of Candidacy. It turns out that the Vice Governor post is also a case of substitution in the person of the ever popular Sandro Marcos. z

YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Happy Birthday from Ilocos, Sandro! The North remembers you.

Brilliant Strategy

Ilocos Norte 2nd District Senior Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc who filed for the Vice Governor COC will run for Governor instead. This is after the former First Lady withdraws from the race as planned. Manotoc, the son of Ilocos Norte Governor and Senatorial aspirant Imee Marcos now runs in tandem with Sandro Marcos as indicated in the teaser. The late Nonong Marcos’ generational gap from the gubernatorial hopeful is quite a question right from the start. Therefore leading to speculations that he was just substituting for someone else.

Just Like his Father

In 1980, the 23-year-old Bongbong Marcos became Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte. He ran unopposed under the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan party of his father. His father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos was still the ruler of the Philippines until his fall in 1986. Until this time, the Marcoses are all hot bets for top government positions. Aside from that, Sandro Marcos at 24, the eldest son of the former Senator with wife Louise Araneta remains a social media sweetheart despite living in London for the time being.

Degree Disputes

Sandro Marcos has earned his master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. It is evident that every election time, the opposition always include in their campaign sorties Bongbong Marcos and sister Imee Marcos’ alleged lying on their educational attainment due to lack of a diploma. Never the less, they do not have to defend themselves. Real people who witnessed their achievements in prestigious schools are speaking up to their defense. They were indeed victims of power manipulation by the Dilawans.

No Chance for the Farinas Clan in Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Norte 1st District Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas said Friday he would run for governor in his home province. Fariñas said he would serve as substitute candidate for Jesus Arimboyutan and would run under the PDP-Laban political party. The 67-year-old lawmaker will battle it out against Ilocos Norte board member Matthew Marcos Manotoc, grandson of Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Marcos.

Playing Along with Politics

Given that their political enemies would do everything to stop any Marcos from reaching the top position of the land, the younger Marcos generation is fully-equipped with an experienced politician like their grandmother. The guidance of both Bongbong and Imee Marcos is also vital. Unlike the yellow faction, it is not their nature to discredit other candidates for election. They can play along with politics because it is their life. Many Filipinos are banking on them to lead the nation to prosperity.