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Imee Marcos Hopes Critics’ Payback Time Where Credit is Due


By: Elena Grace Flores
As the Supreme Court’s ruling on Bongbong Marcos’ protest is about to unfold, pro-Robredo groups stage their support to the presumptive VP. Human rights activists also attack martial law anew. However, the late President Ferdinand Marcos finds favor in Du30’s eyes. The palace defends the fallen leader saying that the military rule saves the country from communism. This prompts UP figures to plan in teaching students about martial law. Senator Imee Marcos thinks that the idea is good for as long as they get both sides of the stories. Looks like the payback time of the anti-Marcos is near – a credit that is long overdue.

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Freedom of Expression

Senator Marcos welcomes the initiative of UP to educate the youngsters about what transpired during her father’s martial law regime. She just hopes that her family will have the chance to divulge what they know. Meanwhile,Robredo criticizes the government in spearheading alleged revisionism that makes her rival, Bongbong Marcos’ father looks good. Many Filipinos think that despite her camp’s mind-conditioning efforts, justice wll be paid where the credit is due.

Inciting to Sedition

Robredo, the leader and face of the opposition, is among the 36 individuals who face inciting to sedition complaints after Peter Joemel Advincula – the man behind the viral Bikoy videos – accuses them of plotting against the Du30 administration.

One-Sided Human Rights has No Credit

Human rights lawyer, Marlon Manuel is set to discuss the complaint against Robredo. He cites the alleged harassment against the opposition and what it means to the rule of law in the Philippines. Manuel is Robredo’s lawyer in the inciting to sedition complaint. Therefore, the show can only be a bias one in favor of his client.

False Victory Claim by Robredo

Earlier, former Senator Marcos said; “We are appalled once more by the brazenness of Mrs. Robredo and her Liberal Party in claiming victory. This is in my still ongoing election protest. The tribunal announced that no action has been taken by the court on the Caguioa report,” Marcos said in a statement.

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Senator Imee Marcos’ Heroes Bill Alarms Critics


By: Elena Grace Flores
Senator Imee Marcos’ online critics misunderstood the purpose of Senator Imee Marcos’ heroes’ bill. In reality, it only seeks to establish a National Heroes Council to accomplish the unfinished task. This is to proclaim the country’s national heroes. Anti-Marcos bashers suspect that her plea aims to make her father a hero.

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Contribution to the Nation

Senator Marcos files Senate Bill 999. It proposes to create a National Heroes Council within the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. It is tasks to select and study exceptional Filipino personages as national heroes. This is in recognition of their personal accomplishments and invaluable contribution to the nation.

Selection Guidelines

Under the bill, the council shall use the following guidelines in the selection and declaration of national heroes.
1. has made a significant and lasting contribution to the country;
2. has enriched the lives of others; has contributed to the quality of life of the people;
3. considered as outstanding in their area of activity;
4. and whose biography inspired the country.
Marcos also proposes that history professors and academic researchers must be in the selection process.

The Countries Heroes are Not Yet Official

The senator notes that a government committee in 1995 onely named the national heroes recommendations such as Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Sultan Dipatuan Kudarat, Juan Luna, Melchora Aquino, and Gabriela Silang. Some debates on who else should be added to the list hinders their confirmation. How to accommodate regional sensitivities, and how to address historical controversies involving the nominees were also some of the issues.

Patriotism is Essential for Nation Building

“A nation that does not recognize its heroes loses hope for heroism in the future,” said Marcos. “We must look beyond the present. Let an official proclamation of heroes today be an anchor of patriotism for Filipinos of the future,” she said. “Our youth need heroes to inspire them and for them to emulate,” she added.

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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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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.