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Senator Imee Marcos Suggests to Work on the Reversal of the UN Resolution

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Senator Imee Marcos said agrees with the Philippines to cut diplomatic ties with Iceland ASAP. She cites how developed nations should not impose on other sovereign countries.However, instead of harsh statements, she wants to see if there’s something the government can do to reverse the Iceland sponsored resolution. This is with regards to the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that seeks a comprehensive report on the drug war.

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[VIDEO]: Imee Marcos: Cutting ties with UN rights body huge loss for PH

Filipino Envoys to Lobby Member-States to Vote Against the UN Resolution

Eighteen of the 47 UNHRC member states, mostly European nations, voted to adopt Iceland’s resolution. It sought a comprehensive review on the human rights situation in the Philippines. Fourteen voted no, while 15 abstained. That resolution has been circulating for quite a while. It may have gone unnoticed, said Senator Imee Marcos. We could have prevented an unfavorable decision had our ambassadors lobbied against the resolution. But we’re here now, so let’s move forward, she added.

Moving Forward

The Philippine government must also explore the possibility of reversing the outcome of the vote by lobbying countries. Those which abstained, to change their votes, the new Senator suggested. The resolution was adopted during the 41st session of the UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland from June 24 to July 12.

Imee Marcos to Appeal to Friends

Many of the countries which abstained and may be convinced to change their mind are considered Philippines’ friends. These are the South Americans, Fiji, Africans, and Arab states, explained Marcos. The 15 member-states which abstained on the resolution are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Congo, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo and Tunisia.

Pros and Cons at the UN

Those which voted in favor of the resolution are Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Iceland, Italy, Peru, Mexico, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom including Northern Ireland, and Uruguay. Meanwhile, Angola, Bahrain, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Hungary, India, Iraq, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Somalia voted against the resolution.

The Decision is with the President

Imee Marcos clarifies that the decision ultimately rests on President Rodrigo Du30. The Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that the President is “seriously considering cutting diplomatic relations” with Iceland due to its role in sponsoring the resolution.

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Betraying Allies? Not her Style: Imee Marcos Reacts on Detractors’ Demolition Job Strategy against Her

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos denies the allegation that she is behind the spread of sample ballots which suggests a solo vote for her. Marcos said the sample ballots are the handiwork of her “detractors.” She comments that she is not the type who betrays allies. In fact, she supports many other Senatorial candidates namely; Atty. Glenn Chong, Atty. Larry Gadon, Bong Go, Bato plus other members of Hugpong ng Pagbabago, Nacionalista Party and the rest of administration bets.

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[VIDEO]: Hugpong ng Pagbabago nangampanya sa unang araw ng campaign period

Imee Marcos is a Major Supporter of the President

The daughter of the late President Ferdinand Marcos is part of a group of senatorial candidates under the regional slate Hugpong ng Pagbabago. Davao City Mayor Sara Du30-Carpio chairs it. Marcos is also a guest candidate in the personal lineup of President Rodrigo Du30. He often cites her as one of the few local government officials who backed his presidential bid in 2016.

Pathetic Demolition Job

It is so pathetic of my opponents to taint my image before my fellow Hugpong ng Pagbabago candidates, Marcos said. The sample ballots are now even in her hometown in Ilocos Norte already and in Mindanao. “This is clearly a demolition job by those who do not want me to win at all cost,” she added.

Fast Climb to the Magic 12

Just days prior to the May 13, 2019 election, Marcos rises up from number 12 to the number 9 slot. Here’s the complete list of the latest survey at the time of writing:
1. Cynthia Villar: 55.9%, 1st
2. Grace Poe: 46.7%, 2nd to 3rd
3. Taguig City Representative Pia Cayetano: 45.%, 2nd to 4th
4. Former presidential aide Bong Go: 42.%, 3rd to 7th
5. Former senator Bong Revilla: 39.5%, 4th to 8th
6. Senator Lito Lapid: 38.5%, 4th to 9th
7. Former Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa: 37.9%, 4th to 9th
8. Senator Juan Edgardo Angara: 36.3%, 5th to 10th
9. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos: 34.1%, 6th to 14th
10. Senator Nancy Binay: 32.8%, 8th to 15th
11. Senator Koko Pimentel: 31.7%, 9th to 15th
12. Senator JV Estrada Ejercito: 31.2%, 9th to 15th
13 Former senator Jinggoy Estrada: 30.8%, 9th to 15th
14. Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV: 30.6%, 9th to 15th
15. Former presidential adviser Francis Tolentino: 28.9%, 10th to 15th

In Lieu of the Black Media Propaganda

The accusations of her family’s ill-gotten wealth and the dark days of her father’s dictatorship have now proven to be impartial news. Thanks to the internet. Curious people can just do a quick research and they can immediately verify if an information is fake or not. Since the black media propaganda is not anymore working, perhaps the demolition job aims to tarnish Marcos’ reputation in lieu of it.

Uniting a Divided Nation

It is the ultimate goal of the Marcoses to unite the Filipino people. It is very obvious that the opposition is trying to block that from happening. They know that unity is the key to the country’s success. Those who hinder this are not loyal to the people but to the political party they serve.

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Imee Marcos Surges High as People Ignore the Black Media Propaganda against Her

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Number 46 Senatorial candidate Imee Marcos’ campaign sortie in Mandaue, Cebu is a big hit. Aside from the support shown by local officials, the Presidential daughter, Mayor Sara Du30-Carpio’s presence is also a crowd driver. This happens a few days after the obvious black media propaganda against her through repetitive headlines about her education or the alleged lack of it. Note that some successful people from Cebu did not finish school. Not mainly because of poverty but by circumstance just like Marcos’ case. This happens basically to business magnate, John Gokongwei.

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[VIDEO]: Gov. Imee Marcos, campaign sortie in vote-rich Cebu attracts support from powerful leaders after the black media propaganda against her.

Yellow Media Attacks Again

A yellow media vehemently repeats the accusations against Marcos anew that her claim as valedictorian at Santa. Catalina Convent now School is false. She did have some studies there but did not graduate. Marcos already confirms this but the opposition’s media cannot stop posting about it. It highlights a CV that is inexistent.

Diploma Not Needed to be Successful

There are notable successful people from Cebu who did not finish school. It’s either they had better things to do or circumstances in their lives prevent them from completing a degree. They were not necessarily poor just like Marcos. the Gokongwei patriarch, for instance, was born from a prominent Chinese-Filipino family.

John Gokongwei’s Story

Life changed suddenly and drastically when Gokongwei was 13 and his father died of typhoid fever. The family discovered that much of the business was built on debt. The movie theaters, cars, and the big house were all seized by the banks. But his great-grandfather Pedro Gotiaoco had built an agricultural trading company called Gotiaoco Hermanos, a prominent business in Cebu. “We were left with practically nothing, except a good name,” says Gokongwei. So at age 15, having dropped out of school to work, he started selling goods like soaps and tires at the local market.

Social Media Comments

So what if she does not have a degree? Is there any political family who has built nationwide infrastructures that are still serving the people to date? These questions are frequently raised opposing the black media propaganda by real people. Many even admire her good nature that she remains positive despite the below the belt attacks against her and her family.

Inday Sara’s Support

Inday Sara who has a strong character like her father dis not just go to Cebu for nothing. Her presence is a strong message that urges the Du30 supporters to vote for Marcos. As a Visayan president with roots from Cebu, President Rodrigo Roa Du30 is quite popular in the area. Marcos tries to speak Cebuano with an Ilocano accent. Her mother, former first lady, Imelda Marcos is a Waray. Whatever they say, there’s just no stopping Imee Marcos to become a Senator.

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

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



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

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