Bongbong Marcos joins his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos on behalf of her co-anchor Tacloban’s Alfred Romualdez. They talk about President Rodrigo Du30’s controversial kiss with a married Filipina in Korea during his speech there. Detractors are quick to sensationalize on this local tradition. Gov. Marcos said that the act is very common among the Visayans just to entertain the crowd. It’s about time to stop putting malice on this event, the former Senator added.
[VIDEO]: Bongbong and Imee Marcos: Du30’s Kiss is Normal Locally.
Critics are Envious
Gov. Imee Marcos said what most Du30 supporters think that those who are malicious with the presidential kiss are envious of the beautiful woman, Bea Kim. It was done without malice and just to entertain the crowd. This has made bigger by the media of the opposition to cover up on the President’s achievement during his visit in Korea.
Stop the Fuss
Former Senator Bongbong Marcos also justifies the act by asking if there’s any complaint. Since there’s none and both enjoyed the limelight of the moment then, they are both sports. Real Filipinos would never say that it’s against Filipino culture or values. Only hypocrites would or those pretending to be from the Philippines.
Shame on Bias Legal Entities
The 73-year-old grandfather Du30 offers a free book in exchange for a kiss during a trip to South Korea. He calls a woman from the crowd who happens to be married named Bea Kim, onto the platform during a speech and he points to his lips. The spectators are hysterical.
A Showbiz Thing
Bea Kim initially hesitates and said that she has a husband, but later offers no protest as Du30 kisses her on the lips. There are cheers and gestures of approval. The Marcos siblings are right as seen in barrio fiestas, political meeting de avances, and celebrity provincial tours.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Kim Jong-Un, Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Charles Taylor of Liberia, and Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe with Kim as the latest addition to the group were snctioned by the United States for Human Rights abuses. President Rodrigo Duterte is likely to join this line up now that extra-judicial killings has escalated in the Philippines after he ordered the “shoot to kill” strategy to the policemen with bounties to as much as 5.5 million pesos.
Kim is blacklisted due to widespread abuses including extrajudicial killings, forced labor and torture that has made North Korea “among the world’s most repressive countries.” Harsh censorship of media was also added to his offenses. Duterte’s extra-judicial reputation even before he became president were already noted by the Americans and the United Nations at that during his stint as mayor of Davao. His indifference to the media also did not go unnoticed by these international bodies. He was even swearing them off when they commented on his bad attitude.
Duterte is also reimposing the capital punishment for heinous crimes despite not being successful yet in cleaning up it’s own system of government that can likely accuse innocent people of such crimes subjected to the death penalty verdict. It is evident that once again, history will repeat itself if the death penalty finds its way back to the country. The poor who cannot afford the high cost of litigation will end up in death row despite being innocent – instead of the real culprits who are more at an advantageous level in the society that we are in.
War break outs seem to be rampant these days – but the most serious move against the United States and South Korea is North Korea’s nuclear threat. Despite being directed to the two countries only, the world will be affected because its radiation effects are airborne – so, the damages can reach other neighboring countries and beyond. People will be killed, birth defects can ruin the whole generation and physical damages will be immeasurable. This should not be taken lightly although aggressiveness can only trigger the anger of North Korea. UK’s Foreign Secretary Hague has this to say:
British Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for calm over the North Korean crisis. Despite the “paranoid rhetoric” from Pyongyang, it was important to remain “firm and united,” he, said warning of the dangers of a “miscalculation” by North Korea. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22056797
Every leaders of relevant countries must be united so as to prevent making the wrong move. Damages can never be undone – so, this is the right time to call on the experts in war as well as the peace makers and see if North Korea can be pacified and get into serious talks as per their intentions or quest for that matter. No country will go for war if they are not taken for granted. What could they be fighting for?