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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

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[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.

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Atty. Larry Gadon Sheds Light to Imee Marcos’ UP Diploma Mystery

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Larry Gadon who runs for Senator said that another popular senatorial candidate, Imee Marcos and he had the same professor Dr. Froilan M. Bacungan who was his reliable source when they were studying in different universities. He was under Prof. Bacungan at FEU or Far Eastern University while Marcos was at UP. Gadon recalls his mentor saying that the Governor was a brilliant student. Despite this, she fails to take a bar examination because the Dilawans withhold her credentials to qualify during the 1986 coup d’ Etat or EDSA. z

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[VIDEO]: Atty. Larry Gadon Divulges the Dilawan’s Hand in Imee Marcos’ Law Degree

1986 Power Take Over

Atty. Gadon insists that the EDSA revolution was really a Coup d’ Etat because it was a case of a power grab. The Dilawans or yellows were triumphant at that time because of the black media propaganda against the late President, Ferdinand Marcos. The deceased Cory Aquino and the likes allegedly maneuvered the public lies using the death of her husband, Ninoy Aquino to generate public sympathy.

Dysfunctional Members of the Aquino Family

The outspoken attorney added that the Aquino patriarch Ninoy was a communist. His wife, Cory was evil, and even their son, the former President Noynoy Aquino is sick on the head. There cause Filipinos to live a life of lies using the media networks of their cronies.

Denying Imee Marcos of her Credential

The Dilawans who are trying to erase the achievements of the Marcoses from the land, resort to making it impossible for Imee Marcos to get a Special Order needed to complete the requirements of her pre-admission degree. She was supposed to take supplemental units to satisfy UP with the qualification needed as recognized by the university. Her UK education seems not at par with their imposed pre-requirement. She was able to complete her units for the law course but did not qualify for the bar examination because of the said requirement.

Wake Up Filipinos

The self-confessed true blood Marcos loyalist urges Filipinos not to believe in the false information that the Dilawans continue to propagate. They are only into power and not into the welfare of the people. Former President Marcos’ projects can attest that he is the only President whose accomplishments cannot be overpassed when it comes to giving Filipinos better lives.

Defending the Favorite Senatorial Candidate

First, President Rodrigo Du30 attacks the Otso Diretso Liberal Party candidates saying that they will go straight to hell. Then, comes Atty. Gadon who is in line with the President’s criticisms towards the LP bets. Gadon just merely describes the nature of the roots of the country’s traitors. Followed by the Filipino leader who characterizes the yellow hopefuls with the same characterizations. All for Imee Marcos and the Filipino people.

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Atty. Bruce Rivera to Robredo: Unfair UP and Princeton Treatments to Imee Marcos Made Her More Successful

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By: Elena Grace Flores

A fellow UP product, Atty. Bruce Rivera defends Imee Marcos from the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo’s bitch-talking over her radio program. He said that graduate or not from UP or Princeton, the governor is more successful than any summa cum laude like Hilbay or magna cum laude like him. Considering that her family’s humiliation due to black media propaganda drags on for over 30 years.This is after Robredo accuses Marcos of lying despite her own very notable reputation of being a great liar herself. z

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[VIDEO]: Otso Diretso to Bulacan youth: Will you vote for somebody who lies about college degrees?

Otso Diretso is Straight to the Loo Because of Imee Marcos

The opposition senatorial candidates hit administration bet, Imee Marcos. Like Robredo, they also accuse her of lying for saying that she graduates from Princeton University and the UP College of Law. Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay was first to take a swipe against Marcos. Someone runs yet lies about her diploma, Hilbay announced. Veteran election lawyer Romy Macalintal follows suit. He said that they must scrutinize the backgrounds of each of the candidates. He urges them not to entrust their future in the hands of thieves. Then Macalintal turns to Marcos. Former Quezon congressman Erin Tañada also shares his failures to pass the bar examinations twice before passing it on his 3rd try. Tañada said the students should vote for candidates who have integrity. Then lashes on Marcos all the same.

Leni Robredo’s Bitchiness

The Vice President who faces an electoral protest by Marcos’ brother, Bongbong Marcos alludes to the eldest daughter of the late President Ferdinand Marcos for not engaging in senatorial debate to address the issue. What’s worse is the others can really continuously lie…Just like about her studies in UP and Princeton, there were lies, right?, Robredo confirms. Marcos declares she graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law and earned a master’s degree in religion and politics from Princeton University in the United States. But both universities have debunked Marcos’ claims about her educational credentials. This is despite visual evidence and testimonies of her batch mates.

Debate Challenge

The temporary Vice President zeroes in on Marcos and other administration-backed senatorial candidates from Hugpong ng Pagbabago party for not joining televised debates. In her radio show, Robredo said the HNP candidates should let the people know where they stand on policies and issues through a public debate. Our candidates and the others join, but they don’t come, especially those who are okay in the survey. So how would the people know the issues against them or their beliefs where they stand, what they feel about issues? she asked.

Just for Media Mileage

Senatorial candidates of the opposition slate Otso Diretso are challenging administration bets to a debate to gain publicity, Malacañang said. Presidential spokesman, Salvador Panelo said that the administration candidates did not accept the challenge because they did not want to give their opponents media mileage. “I can understand that those from the other side, they want to debate because it would give them publicity. The administration candidates did not want to give their rivals publicity,” Panelo said in an interview.

Atty. Bruce Rivera’s Defense

Atty. Rivera is not surprised with the missing record any other way because they do happen in the Philippines and elsewhere depending on the authority at the time. He just explains the logic of why would Marcos claim that she qualified – just to be humiliated in her political career? The fact that she has been governor of Ilocos Norte. She was also its congresswoman for the longest time when both the Romuadez and Marcos name were a curse. Marcos is indeed very successful without becoming much of a scandal like Robredo, Rivera insinuates.

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Election 2019 Bets for Election Reforms, Livelihood, Health, and Wealth

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Popular social media personalities, Mocha Uson and Atty. Glenn Chong made it not just online but also offline. They can really draw enormous crowds nationwide and overseas. Their campaign strategy is a hit being fueled by voters themselves. The motorcade in Cebu, Hongkong meet and the merging of other senatorial hopefuls like Bong Go, Bato de la Rosa, and Dr. Willie Ong combine various sectors in society. Not to mention the influence of Imee Marcos who is pro-administration like them. Now, here are the real wealth from their political platorms. z

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[VIDEO]: GO KASOSYO Meet & Greet with Atty. Glenn Chong, Doc Willie Ong & Mocha

Mocha Uson’s Advocacy

Uson runs under Kasosyo Partylist, which advocates farmers’ welfare. However, she admits that Kasosyo agrees to accommodate her as its nominee even if she would be espousing the rights of migrant workers. The former Communications Assistant was also an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) at one time of her life.

Congress and Not the Senate

The former official heeds Presidential daughter, Mayor Sara Du30-Carpio’s advice to abolish the Makabayan Bloc that allegedly supports communists. This is why she feels that her inclusion is needed there. Bong Go, Bato de la Rosa, Imee Marcos, Pia Cayetano are already running for Senate seats.

Atty. Glenn Chong’s Belief

Atty. Glenn Chong on the other hand campaigns together with Uson in many occasions. He is in favor of federalism, the move to change the name of the Philippines to Maharlika, and most of all electoral reforms that made him popular due to his electoral fraud disclosure by the Comelec itself in connivance with Smartmatic. He also said that he is not keen to get the endorsement of neither the Catholic Church nor President Rodrigo Du30. Chong adds that he wants to win on his own with the help of the people.

Bong Go Hurts Kris Aquino

Despite being known as the President’s sidekick, Bong Go is not new to the circles of elite, business people, and entertainment personalities. Philip Salvador, the father of Kris Aquino’s son, Joshua is even his friend. Both act out some parts of the skit that the actor played with Aquino while the two starred in the 1994 movie Nandito Ako. Salvador declares that he truly loves her and sang the movie’s theme song. The latter then divulges that their joke hurts her. Previously, the President discloses that Go’s family has enourmous wealth that would made it unbelievable for him to be corrupt.

Health is Wealth

Veteran physician Dr. Willie Ong becomes a social media sensation for his helpful tips on almost every health condition. His knowledge in the medical is his tool in helping people especially the poor who need medical help. Dr. Willy is also active in a number of public services in different parts of the country. Ong considers illegal drug addiction as a long-standing problem in the Philippines. To address this, Ong said drug dependents must be given proper attention to help them recover. As a senator, he believes that he can help not just a few but a substantial number of citizens that would help pound wealth into the country.