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Atty. Larry Gadon’s Ferdinand Marcos Ill-Gotten Wealth Question Puts Logic into the Black Media Propaganda

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty, Larry Gadon who runs for Senator in the 2019 elections prides himself as a Marcos loyalist. He addresses the ill-gotten wealth propaganda against the Marcoses straight to the point. He answers the ABS-CBN’s Harapan 2019 moderator with a question; How could there be ill-gotten wealth by the late President Ferdinand Marcos when the country did not have money during his time? If only people can analyze that, no one could deny that it’s a very logical question. z

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[VIDEO]: Gadon rejects ill-gotten wealth charge vs Marcoses

Gadon’s Straight Talking

The lawyer behind the impeachment complaint against the former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno runs for Senator. Atty. Gadon, a member of the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan political party is confident that Filipinos will vote for him because they are not stupid. They will vote for me because I am not stupid, he added.

Lashing the Typical Poverty Mentality

Gadon said that if elected, he would focus on bills that would improve the economy and the education system, and help overseas Filipino workers. These are in line with the principles of former President Marcos. Gadon explained that he would do his best to solve the problem of inflation and high power rates by pushing for alternative energy sources. This prompts the moderator to push even harder if there’s a possibility that he gets his campaign funds from the Marcoses which he vehemently denies. Gadon slams such typical poverty mentality insinuation.

Alleged Stolen Wealth is a Myth

Gadon need not explain things when he gives his straight to the point answer. No, there’s no wealth that was stolen. It’s simply because there’s nowhere to steal from, he said. The mainstream media recycles the myth that the late Marcos and former First Lady Imelda Marcos must have stolen such wealth in time for the upcoming election. Their eldest daughter, Imee Marcos also runs for the same position alongside Gadon.

PCGG Fiasco

The PCGG estimates the alleged Marcos family’s ill-gotten wealth to be between $5 billion to $10 billion with. “The bulk deposits are allegedly hidden abroad.” The commission recovers over P170 billion of ill-gotten wealth from the Marcoses in the past 30 years. Most of them are already returned to the Marcoses due to lack of evidence according to Gadon. Some of these figures also do not belong to them but to the alleged cronies. A Cojuangco is actually one of these said beneficiaries. The late President Cory Aquino is a Cojuangco. On top of that, now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos accuses the PCGG of stealing from them.

Atrocities by the Aquinos are Greater than Martial Law

The outspoken lawyer also justifies martial law as a necessary step for the President to save the country from communism. He stresses that the fatalities during that time were the results of Joma Sison’s rebellion. Gadon did not fail to mention that human rights violations were even more rampant during the times of the two Aquinos. He reminds the public about the Hacienda Luisita and the Mendiola Massacres ultimately.

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Panelo: President Du30 Endorses Imee Marcos because He Believes in Her

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The mainstream media creates a stir that President Rodrigo Du30 just reciprocates the support he receives from the Ilocos Norte Governor during the 2016 Presidential elections. Now, Imee Marcos is a candidate for senator in 2019. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this in defense of the President’s endorsement of Marcos’ Senate bid. However, he already discloses in an earlier interview that Du30 believes in Marcos, thus the reason for such endorsement. z

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[VIDEO]: President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement of a candidate means he believes the person is “trustworthy,” his spokesman said.

Imee Marcos is not Corrupt

Panelo explains that the 7 graft charges of Marcos’ mother, Congresswoman Imelda Marcos are not final and executory yet. Besides, Imee is not Imelda. The governor does not have a single case of corruption. The media stunt of her family’s rival, Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas eventually boomerangs to him. Fariñas runs for her current position opposing, Marcos’ son, Matthew Marcos Manotoc.

Tough Job

Panelo elaborates that endorsing Marcos does not contradict Du30’s stance against corruption. The Ilocos Norte Governor has not been charged with any corruption-related crimes in court. The President admits that he has a hard time fighting corrupt official because some of them are in his government pretending to be one with him.

Returning the Favor

The President is very vocal that he wants to help Imee because she’s one of two governors, who helped him in the (2016) campaign. Panelo said in a Palace briefing that the president just follows the Filipino culture of returning the favors to those who supported him in his own bid. This is a noble gesture that is given bad interpretations by their detractors.

Mainstream Media Confusion

The yellow press insinuates that Du30 recently reveals the names of senatorial candidates he would support for the May midterm elections. This includes Marcos. Her family allegedly has ill-gotten wealth during the regime of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. However, he’s the only president who has built significant infrastructures and improvements nationwide with every peso accounted for. The President who admires the Marcos patriarch condemns and fires government officials over allegations of corruption.

LP’s Selective Justice

Panelo insists that the President is not firing corruption-tainted government officials without prior “investigation.” The Palace official also defends Du30’s endorsement of plunder defendant and former senator Jinggoy Estrada. He was among the lawmakers charged with graft and plunder charges in 2014 for alleged involvement in the multibillion-peso Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam. Many believe that Estrada and another former Senator, Bong Revilla are victims of ex-Pnoy’s selective justice.

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Election 2019 Substitution: Imee Marcos’ Son Matthew Runs for Governor Opposite Rudy Fariñas

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Imelda Marcos’ grandson, Ilocos Norte 2nd District Senior Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc, will run for governor instead of her. Manotoc, the son of Ilocos Norte Governor and bet for Senator, Imee Marcos, originally filed his candidacy for vice governor. This makes the previous politicizing in the Congress launched by Rep. Rodolfo “Rudy” Fariñas against his mother clearer than ever. The Ilocos 6 suffered a great deal just for Fariñas to get an edge over Manotoc-Marcos for the election 2019. How could Ilocos Norte forget?


Youtube Video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Rep. Imelda marcos, umatras sa kandidatura sa pagka-gobernador; papalitan ni BM Matthew Manotoc


Substituting Imelda Marcos

Matthew Marcos Manotoc, incumbent Senior Provincial Board Member, will run for Governor of Ilocos Norte. Previously, he had filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for Vice Governor of the province but decided to finally substitute his grandmother, 2nd District Rep. Imelda R. Marcos, in the 2019 gubernatorial race.


Opposing the No. 1 Detractor

Manotoc will be running against Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo “Rudy”  Fariñas, who substituted for former Barangay Bengcag, Laoag City Jesus Arimbuyotan as the gubernatorial bet recently. Fariñas strategy seems to boomerang to him. He is now opposed by the more younger and charming Marcos. Manotoc’s mother, Imee’s ordeal in the Congress definitely failed. Imelda Marcos is also smart enough to pretend that she is really running despite her old age.


Ferdinand Marcos’ Kin Runs for Vice Governor

Board Member Mariano “Nonong” Marcos has substituted Manotoc for the vice gubernatorial race as well. Nonong Marcos is the son of Pacifico, the younger brother of Imelda’s husband and former President, the late Ferdinand Marcos whose works still exist at the present time in service to the Filipino people.



Politics in the Congress

The House of Representatives allowed majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas and House accountability committee chairman Johnny Pimentel to harass Gov. Imee Marcos. It detained six officials of the Ilocos Norte provincial government on the strength of what it construes as “contempt of the House” or “obstruction of justice”. The six detained officials, who are known as “Ilocos 6,” are Pedro Agcaoili, chairman of the planning and development office; Josephine Calajate, provincial treasurer; Eden Battulayan, Encarnacion Gaor and Genedine Jambaro, staff at the treasurer’s office; and Evangeline Tabulog, provincial budget officer.

The North Remembers in the Election 2019

It is a sure win for Manotoc, a champion amateur golfer like his dad, Tommy Manotoc is a viral comment over social media. Given the stunts of Fariñas, it is likely that most Ilocos Norte voters would go for a Marcos whose family is known to prioritize their people than their position. Surely, Imee Marcos is right that the North indeed remembers.


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Ferdie Pasion: There’s No Marcos Ill-gotten Wealth but there are Many Dilawan Thieves

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Political analyst Ferdie Pasion, chairman of Nat-Fil ( Nationalist Filipinos Against Foreign Intervention) said that Former First Lady and now Congresswoman, Imelda Marcos is a victim of the Dilawan’s media propaganda. Her conviction is widely announced even if it is not executory yet. He has two major questions that made his analysis logical. Were the amounts of money transferred to Swiss accounts public funds? Was Madame Marcos’ name included in the registrations of the said foundations? The 7 counts of graft cases that she found guilty of by Sandiganbayan are mere legal proceedings. Rep. Marcos is entitled to due process like everyone else. For one, she cannot steal her own wealth. In fact, it’s the Dilawans who have heavier cases of corruption, he added.



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[VIDEO]: Analyzing the Imelda Marcos Case -with Ferdie Pasion.


Due Process of Law

Rep. Imelda Marcos (Ilocos Norte) is allowed to avail herself of legal remedies as per the due process of law. However, the Dilawan media already made conclusions that the Marcoses have stolen wealth. In reality, “any party aggrieved by a ruling of a court can seek remedies from the court itself (i.e. motion for reconsideration) or from a higher court (appeal or certiorari).” Most news only highlights the ruling that is not yet final.


Bill of Rights

ARTICLE III, Section 1 states that: No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. This is applicable to all citizens of the country including Rep. Marcos. The Dilawans have no reason to celebrate. The amounts transferred are too large for the country’s coffer. How can it be stolen when the Philippines never had it?


Corruption Cases of the Dilawans

Pasion said that there are many more graft and corruption cases committed by the Dilawans that just went quiet. Take the case of Former president Benigno Aquino III. He may not leave the country amid a string of criminal charges he is facing over the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra revealed that the lookout bulletin order (LBO) issued against Aquino, former health secretary Janette Garin and former budget secretary Florencio Abad Jr. stays as the DOJ has yet to resolve the charges of multiple homicide and physical injuries through negligence under the Revised Penal Code, malversation of public funds and violations of Republic Act 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) and RA 9184 (Government Procurement Reform Act) filed against them by Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution Inc. last February. This is only one of the many offenses committed against the public.



Not Yet Executory

The anti-graft court previously ordered the arrest of Ilocos Norte Representative Marcos. However, she got her temporary freedom at Php 150,000 bail while she faces the charges against her.  She can still run for governor in the mid-term elections until the Sandiganbayan’s decision becomes final and executory but this is unlikely because the former first lady’s documentary evidence on the transactions is intact.

Imelda Marcos’ Wealth

The Sandiganbayan once convicted the former First Lady of a graft case in 1993, but the Supreme Court overturned the anti-graft court’s decision in 2003. It saved her from a 12-year prison sentence. This shows that it is impossible to legally convict a person as a thief when she can prove that the wealth in possession is their own. Therefore, the highly publicized conviction is nothing but a media propaganda by the Dilawans.


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The Reason Behind Anti-Marcos Media Noise VS. Silent Reality at the Congress

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The Filipino people are not anymore reliant to mainstream media news for information on major public interests. Instead, most of them exert efforts to verify facts. Recently, the noise about Former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ alleged graft conviction and bail was everywhere. It highlights that the Sandiganbayan records show that former senator Bongbong and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos were beneficiaries of the Swiss foundations earlier found to illegally exist under an unknown law. Naturally, the direct beneficiaries are the children. However, the 3rd Marcos sibling, Irene is not a politician. There’s rarely any mention of her name. Whereas the first two are strong contenders to the country’s top posts. Currently, Rep. Marcos is back to the Congress like nothing happened.



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[VIDEO]: Imelda Marcos back in the House after bail.


Back to the Congress

The former first lady was an early bird for the 3 pm plenary session at the Batasang Pambansa, arriving at the hall around 2:30 pm. She was wearing a pink terno-inspired long blouse and matching pants. The 89-year-old widow of the late President Ferdinand Marcos did not grant any media interviews. She was at the Congress on Monday, November 19. It was as usual.


Anti-Graft Court’s Show

On November 9, the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan found Marcos guilty of creating and maintaining private organizations in Switzerland. However, no law was cited why is this illegal. She earned at least $200 million from interest and investments for the “private benefit of the former first family. It is stressed out that the transaction is private because the deposits are privately owned.


Supreme Court’s Reversal is Expected

She was sentenced to prison for 6 years and 1 month to 11 years for each of the 7 counts of graft. Marcos, who is running for Ilocos Norte governor in 2019, can only be perpetually disqualified from holding public office if the conviction becomes executory. The Supreme Court is likely to reverse the ruling on Rep. Marcos – just like the previous dollar-salting case. The evidence was based on hearsay. Despite the documents from Swiss authorities, only two witnesses with no personal knowledge testified.



Shallow Media

An infamous yellow media even covers a Facebook post. It claims that the late Philippine President Marcos holds a Guinness World Record. That is for being the ‘Most Brilliant President in History’. Guinness did not give him such accolade, it clarified. It does list him as the one responsible for the ‘Greatest robbery of a Government,’ it added. It is odd that this publication goes to that extent of destroying the reputation of the dead. Obviously to discredit the rest of the family. These kinds of media give a bad name to journalists. They are either competing with bloggers or act as LP’s announcer.

Stopping the Marcoses’ Leadership

Meanwhile, Sandiganbayan records signify that the former senator whose electoral protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo is about to get a ruling from the PET for the recount on his pilot provinces. On top of that, the 80% ghost voters found in ARMM of the LP bets also made his case looks good. There’s no stopping the rising popularity of Ilocos Imee Marcos as well who is a survey favorite for Senator in the upcoming election. Many mainstream media are really desperate knowing that their faction can be wiped out soon.