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Limited Offer: Only 50,000 Ferdinand Marcos Centenary Stamps on Sale until 2018


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The Philippine Postal Corporation or PhlPost issues a commemorative stamp to coincide with the birth centenary of the late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. . They are available for sale at P12 per piece. Victorino Z. Serevo designs it with Marcos’ portrait and signature. Only 50,000 stamps were printed so far. They are available in selected PhlPost branches until September 10, 2018.

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[VIDEO]: Relatives mark late Philippine dictator Marcos 100th anniversary

Life and Death of the Great Filipino Leader

Marcos, born on September 11, 1917, was president from 1966 to 1969. He was reelected for a second term from 1969 to 1972. Marcos saved the country under Martial Law and stepped down in 1986 despite his reelection success. This is to avoid bloodshed during the EDSA revolt. He passed away on September 29, 1989, and his remains were arranged to be displayed at a museum in Ilocos Norte before it was moved to the Libingan ng mga Bayani in 2016. President Du30 and the Supreme Court approved the move.

Centenary Stamps for Former Presidents

The PhlPost had in the past issued commemorative birth centenary stamps for former president Diosdado Macapagal and for National Artists Manuel Conde, N.V.M. Gonzales, and Severino Montano. The PhlPost had also issued stamps to commemorate presidential inaugurations. The PhlPost printed 150,000 copies of President Duterte’s inauguration stamps in 2016.

Tomb as Tourist Attraction

Fewer tourists have also visited the Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center, where the strongman’s remains used to be on display. With Marcos’ transfer to the Libingan ng mga Bayani, tourists have been cut to roughly a fourth. Only 33,135 visitors from January to May 2017 visited the venue compared to 131,168 during the same period last year.

Simple Celebration

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos decided for a low-key event this year. Du30 declared Sept. 11 a holiday for the province of Ilocos Norte. The Marcos family has opted for a subdued commemoration. For the patriarch’s birthday, the Marcos family said a simple celebration will do. His widow, former First Lady Lady Imelda Marcos and only son, Bongbong Marcos remained active in politics together with his Governor daughter. His namesake can soon become the new Vice President of the Philippines if his electoral protest against Leni Robredo turns to his favor.

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Gov. Imee Marcos Cannot Feel the President’s Hand on Bongbong’s Electoral Protest


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The President defends his relationship with the Marcos family. He clarifies that it isn’t a political alliance but simply friendship. Du30 also addressed those who have been calling on him to “prosecute” and “punish” the Marcoses for alleged human rights abuses during Martial Law. The only adults then were Imelda and Ferdinand. Imee and Bongbong were young. Solon Edcel Lagman disputes the President. However, Imee Marcos denies that Du30’s hand is on Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo.

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Lagman’s Bitterness

Imee and Bongbong Marcos were 17 and 15, respectively, when Martial Law was declared in 1972. They were young adults by the time their father’s term ended, but not in the position to do something about it. “They attained the age of majority shortly after the proclamation of Martial Law, and they were already adults during the height of the Martial Law regime,” said Lagman. Lagman is bitter because his brother was among the thousands of “desaparecidos” who disappeared without a trace during those years. They blamed his disappearance to the late President Marcos.

Campaign Donor

The President was a long-time Davao City mayor. He is quite open about his ties with the Marcos clan. The President approved the hero’s burial for the late President Marcos. He jokingly said that Marcos’ eldest daughter, Imee, was among his campaign donors but insists that the decision is lawful. The Ilocos Norte governor downplays Du30’s claims.

The President’s Battle

As the President battles the Ombudsman and the Supreme Court Chief Justice, the election protest of Marcos goes quiet. The appointees of the former President Noynoy Aquino retaliate to his accusations of corruption against them by demanding to disclose his bank accounts. He responds by saying that he is ready to step down with them if anyone can find even a dollar on such Singapore bank account in question that he allegedly owns.

Hand on the Electoral Protest

Gov. Imee Marcos, meanwhile, said that she cannot feel that the President’s hand is on Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest. The process remains slow even if many think that it’s the faster ever protest of its kind. The governor has high regard for Du30 as a leader who adheres to the constitution. He may prefer Bongbong Marcos to be his heir to the presidency when he steps down. However, it can only be done through lawful means.

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Sept 21 Marks the Civility of the Marcoses Particularly Bongbong and Imee


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

As the “yellows” get ready to oust the President of Sept. 21, Du30 calls the Commission on Human Rights Chair Chito Gascon names. This coincides with the 45th anniversary of Martial Law declaration under the Marcos regime. Since the time of the late Ferdinand Marcos, politics has been passionate and personal. Word wars are common sometimes fist fights can happen. However, the Marcos patriarch, his wife, and children maintain their civility despite the odds. They never use “below the belt” expressions to describe their enemies.

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[VIDEO]: Marcos calls Robredo ‘unpatriotic’ over UN video message.

Demonized by Society

The Marcos family has been severely demonized in social media memes, rally placards, and history textbooks. This includes those written by journos who pretend to be historians. It spread through classroom lectures, speeches, training workshops for history teachers, creative works, and artistic performances. Even homilies of priests during masses also contain unfair judgments. Nevertheless, the Marcoses provide society a powerful lesson on civility in political discourse.

Example of Civility

The Marcos political dynasty, from former President Ferdinand Marcos to his wife Rep. Imelda Marcos shows civility. This continued to their more politically engaged children, former Senator Bongbong Marcos and Gov. Imee Marcos. Thus, a shining example of civility in political discourse. The third child, Irene-Marcos Araneta, is a model of dignity in silence.

Restrained Talks

Imee Marcos is always restrained when she talks about their political enemies. She did not launch a vitriolic counter-offensive even against Rep. Rudy Fariñas. She never said any demeaning word against their political enemies and critics. On the other hand, in the election controversy that surrounds the 2016 vice-presidential elections, there is no single instance that Bongbong Marcos directly accused Vice President Leni Robredo of being a cheat and a fraud – contrary to her being vocal on calling his family “thieves” with regards to the wealth for humanity.

Bad-Mouthing Saga

Meanwhile, the legislators, who strongly criticized President Du30, are part of the coalition who wants to unseat him. That would favor their LP bet, Robredo. Senators Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Risa Hontiveros and Antonio Trillanes IV and Representatives Teddy Baguilat, Tom Villarin and Gary Alejano attended its launch. They are all bad-mouthing the President and the Marcoses. Du30 retaliates but the Marcoses remain as they are.

The politics of vicious name-calling and the civility of the Marcoses

‘Yellow’ groups form protest coalition

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Leni Robredo Disputes Assumption of Bongbong Marcos’ Election Protest Win


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

VP Leni Robredo calls Bongbong Marcos a liar on his election protest assumptions. She denies that the Supreme Court decision to proceed to the recount favors him. She’s also not happy that his sister, Gov. Imee Marcos tells the Ilocano crowd not to be impatient because her brother would soon assume the VP post during their patriarch’s Centennial birth anniversary celebration.

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Hints on Marcos’ Victory

The governor hints at a possible near victory in the protest her brother filed to question the results of the 2016 vice presidential elections. She calls her brother “vice president” during a speech ahead of what would have been their father’s 100th birthday. Gov. Marcos also tells the crowd not to be impatient because it can happen soon.

History Continues

The Marcos family also celebrates the National Historical Commission of the Philippines’ recognition of the Marcos monument in Batac, Ilocos Norte. “History is not done indeed with Ferdinand Marcos. Winter is not done with the Marcos legacy,” Imee Marcos stressed this.

Robredo’s Reaction

Robredo cites the Supreme Court ruling that shows the alleged lies of the Marcoses. She said that the first course of action in Marcos’ electoral protest is even junked. They spread allegations that are not true that marred the integrity of the 2016 election but to no avail, she added.

Immediate Recount

The PET, however, explains that Marcos’ questioning the integrity of the whole election can only slow down the process. Therefore, it is necessary to dismiss the first course to get to the second course of action. This is because they believe that only the recount can resolve who really won the VP race in 2016 which Marcos welcomes.

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Bongbong Marcos Mesmerizes on Father’s Grand Fatherhood on his Birthday


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

On his birthday, September 13, Bongbong Marcos mesmerizes; I always thought it a great pity that my father never saw my sons or them, him. He would have been a doting grandfather and would have spoiled them terribly. I miss you, dad, he said.

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[VIDEO]: Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. (Born September 13, 1957) is a Filipino politician and former senator in the 16th Congress of the Philippines. He is the second child and only son of former President and dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos and of former First Lady Imelda Romualdez-Marcos.

Father’s Centennial Birth Anniversary

The former Senator’s birthday comes just a few days after the Centennial gathering at the Heroes’ Cemetery, which was off-limits to the media and the public. It was “simple and private,” with the concelebrated Mass at the plot where Marcos’ remains were transferred on November 18, 2016, from Batac, Ilocos Norte.

Political Achievements

Marcos served as Governor of Ilocos Norte in 1983 up to 1986 then from  1998 to 2007. He was also the Representative of the Second District of Ilocos Norte for two terms. (1992-1995, 2007-2010) under the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, the political party founded by his father. At the same time, he was the Deputy Minority Leader during his second term in the House of Representatives. In 2010, Marcos was elected as Senator of the Philippines under the Nacionalista Party. Senator Marcos chairs several Senate committees, that include the Committee on Local Government and the Committee on Public Works.

Hint for Future Post

His sister, Governor Imee Marcos hinted in her speech during the recognition of their province to their father as a Presidential product of Batac, Ilocos Norte of Bongbong Marcos to finally assume the VP post in the near future. She urges supporters not to be impatient because it will eventually happen soon. This happens while the recount is under preparation. It is expected to be completed in less than two months from the starting date.

Outpouring Birthday Messages

Birthday wishes for Bongbong Marcos flood social media recently. Loyalists are hopeful that justice would soon come for the Marcoses that have been through a lot of negativity. One post consoles Marcos that his father is actually not lost from existence. He can be seen through the characters of his three promising sons.

Loyalists gather at Libingan for Marcos centennial