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Imee Marcos: ‘Ilocos 6’ in Danger as the Congress Tries to Hide them from SONA

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Gov. Imee Marcos asks the House not to hide from the President the “Ilocos 6” when he delivers his second State of the Nation Address or SONA. The Congress prolongs the detention of the six Ilocos Norte officials despite calls from legal experts. House Majority Leader Rodolfo C. Fariñas initiates the case but seems discrete enough not to divulge the details to the President.






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[VIDEO]: Hindi pinagbiyan ng Mababang Kapulungan ng Kongreso ang hiling kahapon ni Ilocos Norte Congresswoman Imelda Marcos na palayain na ang Ilocos 6 na dalawampung araw ng nakaditine.



No Mercy and Compassion

Marcos pleads to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas to have the heart to give mercy and compassion to their fellow public servants. She fears that the Ilocos 6 can be hidden in isolation cells.  This is a way for Alvarez and Farinas not to be “reprimanded” if the President found out about their degrading situation.




Cruel Treatment

Marcos is aware that the House leadership desperately looks for a place where they could temporarily hide the six employees so as not to distract the SONA. The lawmakers did not even respect her mother’s earlier plea to be merciful to those government employees. The former First Lady, Imelda Marcos is also a member of the Congress. Her Brother Bongbong Marcos widely criticizes the House’s cruelty as well. It even responds by giving the threat to detain him also for contempt.




Swearing on Fake Documents

The six officials are very careful not to comment on the digital copies of the missing documents with the governor’s signature. They are aware that Fariñas can fake the said evidence. Their lawyers warn them that to testify under oath with a fake evidence is against the law. They can’t expect anything from the Ilocos 6 anymore. Especially now that the missing documents are found to be stolen by Fariñas’ aid.









No Chance at SC yet

Go. Marcos even led the group in filing a petition asking the High Court to take jurisdiction over the case. The aim is to stop a probe being conducted by lawmakers and issue a writ of Amparo. This can stop the issuance of a subpoena against her to force her to testify in Congress. However, 3 justices inhibit from the case and it is now pending.




https://www.untvweb.com/videos/tinaguriang-ilocos-6-hindi-pa-rin-pinalalaya-sa-pagkakaditine-sa-kamara/

Imee: Don’t hide Ilocos 6 during SONA




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Can the Congress Stop Bullying ‘Ilocos 6’, Imee Marcos Now that the Missing Documents are Traced?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Party-list Rep. Enrico Pineda said that Gov. Imee Marcos alone can explain to the Congress the mysterious disappearance of all documents pertaining to the questionable diversion of funds. That was for the welfare of tobacco farmers but the governor insists that it was the beneficiaries themselves who requested the purchase of the vehicles. Marcos discloses that it was the brother of Rep. Rudy Farinas’ aid who stole the originals from COA.






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[VIDEO]: Umalma si Rep. Johnny Pimentel sa tirada ni Bongbong Marcos na pinu-pulitika ng kamara ang kanyang ate sa isyu ng excise tax.



Seeking Refuge at Supreme Court Fails

Jose Vicente Opinion, the dean of the Eastern Samar State University College of Law, warned that a constitutional crisis would result from the Congress’s defiance of the decision of the appellate court’s Special Fourth Division. It grants the writ of habeas corpus of the six Ilocos Norte officials and employees. In fact, Marcos already Seeks the Ilocos 6′ release by virtue of the writ of Amparo at the Supreme Court but this was halted. Three justices inhibit from the case.




Stop the Congress Bullying

Law experts also call on the Congress to stop bullying the Ilocos 6 and Marcos. The CA should not be bullied as well, they said. The ‘Ilocos Six’ case might be indefinite not that the Supreme Court prioritizes internal conflicts over them due to disunity within the branch.




Digital Copies can Easily be Faked

Marcos’s signatures were on most of the documents pertaining to the cash advances made to procure five second-hand buses, 70 mini trucks, and 40 multi cabs. This from the purchase requests to the obligation requests for the funds, and even the disbursement vouchers. However, digital copies can easily be faked. It is also an offense to swear on a fake document. So, this left the Ilocos 6 no choice but to bear detention.









Documents Were Stolen

Marcos explains that an employee of Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas allegedly took the original copies of documents from the Commission on Audit (COA) office in Laoag City.
Cynthia Gorospe is an employee and coordinator in Fariñas office. She compelled her brother in law, Pedro Gorospe, who was a janitor at the COA office at that time. Bongbong Marcos is right that what they’ve done to the Ilocos 6 is cruel just for the sake of politics.




http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/915430/imee-marcos-says-farinas-aide-stole-coa-papers

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/912730/ilocos-6-urged-to-elevate-case-to-supreme-court

Imee, Ilocos 6 lawyer to SC: Resist lawmakers’ ‘bullying’




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End-Year Martial Law in Mindanao is On: Necessary for Bongbong Marcos while Fallacy for SC Justice

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The Senate and the House of Representatives grant the President’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2017. A total of 261 lawmakers voted in favor and only 18 are not in favor. Bongbong Marcos already said that it is necessary to battle international terrorism that starts to set a foot in Marawi. While Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen thinks it is counteracting terrorism with martial is a fallacy.






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[VIDEO]: Ayon sa Korte Suprema, mas matimbang ang kaligtasan ng publiko kaysa sa sentimiyento kaugnay ng mga naging pag-abuso noon sa ilalim ng batas militar.



Super Majority Vote in the Congress

A majority vote of the two chambers voting jointly. At least 158 of the 314 members of Congress, was needed to pass the motion. A total of 279 lawmakers, 20 senators, and 259 congressmen were present at the Batasang Pambansa to cast their votes. This includes Senator Leila de Lima who serves a prison sentence in Camp Crame for drug charges.




Supreme Court Justice’s Opinion

To impose martial law to fight terrorism is a “fallacy” or a deceptive wrong move, according to Justice Leonen. He is the lone dissenter in the landmark ruling of the Supreme Court that upheld the constitutionality of President Du30’s martial law order in Mindanao. The court spokesperson on announced that the magistrates voted 11-3-1 to support the constitutionality of the President’s declaration. It throws out three petitions that questioned the factual basis of the emergency.  Three other justices partially agreed with the decision including Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.




Bongbong Marcos’ View

Bongbong Marcos said that the extension of Martial Law is not the problem. Thinking that international terrorists are gaining a foothold in Mindanao particularly in Marawi, this is not an easy problem. This is even a global threat. The President must have the power to command the military in full scale without apprehensions. The palace, however, assures the public that military abuse is unlikely.









Public Opinion

The majority of the public during this administration simply trusts the popular president’s discretion. Justice Leonen’s experience in governance is not at par with Bongbong Marcos who has served both in the Senate and in the local government who is still hands on to the situation of the on a bigger scale. Not to mention his close experience during martial law under his father’s regime. By now, he has gained the wisdom on what to do and what not – as the President’s successor choice. He backed the president up whenever he is interviewed with regards to his electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo.

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Imelda Marcos’ Community Project is the Footstool of the First Aeta UP Graduate

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Barangay Macapagal, a settlement put up by former first lady Imelda Marcos. It is on a hill at the northern side of this former United States military base-turned-economic zone in Zambales. This is just one of the many projects of Marcos that is rarely mentioned by most mainstream media here and abroad just because she has a great collection of state of the art shoes. The first Aeta UP graduate proudly resides here, making it his footstool. The Barangay exists to this day as a living testament for the Marcoses’ good governance.






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[VIDEO]: Panayam kay Norman King, first Aeta U.P. graduate



Cultural Pride

The Aeta community around Mt. Pinatubo wears with pride its traditional costume. Norman King is the first ever UP graduate, who obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in behavioral sciences. King is a proud native Aeta, during UP Manila’s recognition day on June 20 and graduation on June 21, King wore the Aeta G-string. He is the eldest among seven siblings who workshis way through school.




No Poverty Mentality

His parents, Warlita and Roman only earn as vegetable and fruit growers. This is not enough for the children’s education even if the patriarch worked as the driver for the late Justice Eleazer de Los Santos. After finishing high school in Angeles City in 2004, King worked as a delivery boy for Gintong Sining Art Center in Makati City for P3,700 a month. He studied to become a computer technician in 2005. That’s when he got a job in 2008 at a business process outsourcing company with P16,000 monthly salary. 




 

Give Back to the Community

King plans to take up law to help Aetas defend themselves and their lands. His aunt, Wyda Cosme of Zambales, is the first Aeta law graduate. This proves that if a Filipino is nurtured by his or her community and supported by the government’s educational system, livelihood is not impossible to undertake to support one’s purpose.









Give Back to the Community

King plans to take up law to help Aetas defend themselves and their lands. His aunt, Wyda Cosme of Zambales, is the first Aeta law graduate. This proves that if a Filipino is nurtured by his or her community and supported by the government’s educational system, livelihood is not impossible to undertake to support one’s purpose. for as long as poverty mentality won’t pull them down. During the late President, Ferdinand Marcos’ regime he established schools and learning institutions nationwide spearheaded by his wife.  This is on top of hospitals, infrastructure, and other public service facilities. These are physical evidence the black media propaganda against the Marcoses can die an easy death because the fruits of their labor still exist to this date and even beyond.




http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/910248/first-aeta-up-grad-vows-to-serve-pinatubo-tribes




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Supreme Court Prioritizes Internal Issues Over ‘Ilocos 6’ – Imee Marcos to Find Other Means

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro questioned Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s “long delay in the filling up” of key SC positions, the appointment to the Philippine Mediation Center Office, and granting travel allowances to members of her staff for foreign travels minus the approval of the court en banc. Earlier Sereno, Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta, and Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr have inhibited from the “Ilocos 6” case. This prompts Governor Imee Marcos to divulge everything in a press conference.






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[VIDEO]: Congressmen should be the foremost advocates of the rule of law by respecting the authority of the Court of Appeals (CA) to provide legal relief to the so-called “Ilocos Six” officials who were cited in the contempt by the lawmakers, the former head of the country’s biggest voluntary association of lawyers said Tuesday.



Supreme Court Issues

De Castro points out that under Administrative Order No. 33-2008, the full court appoints the PMCO chief, upon the recommendation of Philja. However, Sereno appoints Atty. Brenda Jay A. Mendoza to the post without Philja’s recommendation. On another matter, official foreign travels by court officials and personnel need the court en banc’s approval for travel allowances. However, the Chief Justice granted OCJ staff’s foreign travel allowances without court approval.




Cruel Dealings

Bongbong Marcos thinks that the dealings of the Congress with the “Ilocos 6” are cruel. It’s also beyond words how they threaten to detain the governor. Perhaps, the best thing to do now is to let the House arrest Marcos from her territory. It is not advisable at all to attend to any hearing anymore when you are not given the benefit of the doubt.




Unfinished Business with Ilocos 6

Sereno and Reyes previously issued a joint statement to urge the House committee on good government and public accountability to recall the show cause order it issued against the 3 CA justices from the Special 4th Division. It issued a ruling ordering the House panel to provisionally release the 6 Ilocos Norte officials. However, since 3 justices including Sereno already inhibits the case, the process stops.









Marcos’ Next Step

While the Marcoses exhaust other legal means, Gov. Marcos divulged that the original documents were turned over to COA but it lost them. The Ilocos Norte government said the “Ilocos 6” had “requested to see the original documents before testifying, lest they commit perjury by giving sworn statements based on possible falsified photocopied documents. Marcos cited an affidavit by COA janitor, Pedro Gorospe Jr., an employee of the provincial treasury who was recently assigned to the provincial jail. He confessed that he was compelled to steal the documents by Cynthia Gorospe. She is an employee and coordinator of Congressman Fariñas but she denied the acusation.