Former Senator Bongbong Marcos is the recent guest of Cebu’s prestigious 888 News Forum anchored by Elias Baquero. This is where analytical media representatives exchange views and opinions about the country’s important issues with experts in their field. It is undeniable that Marcos has big chances of becoming the top Philippine leader like his father. A question on how he can address corruption under Federalism when he becomes President confronts him which he logically addressed.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos said that solving corruption is an ongoing thing. Vigorous exercise of laws must be imposed.
Corruption under the Federalism Agenda
Marcos answers the question: Is corruption under your Federalism agenda when you become President? He replied: It is not necessarily in the Federalism agenda. He thinks that everybody can fight against corruption – not just the President. There must be political will on the issue. It happens in any organization. Equal and vigorous imposition of the law is a must, he said.
Previous Administration is a Bad Example
Marcos claims that there are incidents in the past administration that corruption is dealt with unfairly despite the strong evidence presented. They tend to favor those who are in their alliance and condemn those who are in the opposition.
Since corruption is a natural tendency in the society, no one can get rid of it at once. There must be a vigorous and equal application of the law. No group should get a favor and condemn another. It is not an acceptable idea to stop dealing with it. It can go on if not constantly vigilant.
Fairness in the Marcos Presidency
Certain issues are taken up in the 888 News Forum. Most of Marcos’ plans as shown in his answers to the questions raised show fairness in his judgment. Political dynasty, election integrity, infrastructure, federalism, and corruption are some of the major issues. This is the kind of forum that intellectual Filipinos must pay attention to unlike the highly political in nature press conferences elsewhere. Kudos to the Cebuano journalists and to the founders of 888 News Forum at Marco Polo Hotel.
“The only way to elevate ourselves is to love what we do and to help others” is Bongbong Marcos’ business philosophy. It is so true for legitimate entrepreneurs who are into nation-building. They never cease to show their support to the son of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The former leader recognizes early on the contribution of legitimate Filipino-Chinese economic players. Today, this thriving community locally is already on its 40th Anniversary. Recently, the Communist Party of China seeks to learn the perspectives of the younger Marcos on issues about the economy.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos comments that he feels no different to the frequency of invitations he receives now as compared to when he was a senator or a governor.
Du30’s Introduction of Marcos as VP
In October 2016, President Rodrigo Du30 introduces former Senator Bongbong Marcos to the Filipino community in Beijing, China as the next vice president. That, of course, if he wins his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
The Preferred VP
Marcos claims that massive and “blatant” fraud took place during the 2016 elections. It paves the way for the previous administration’s candidate to win the vice-presidential race. The son and namesake of the late President Marcos lost to Robredo by only around 200,000 votes. Experts say that this can easily be proven during the March 19, 2018, recount. Du30 openly expresses his support to Marcos and his family.
Marcos is happy that his Nacionalista Party once again had dinner with their “friends” from the Communist Party of China (CPC) last February 27. “Last night’s fellowship dinner hosted by the Nationalista Party for the visiting CPC delegation headed by H.E. Guo Yezhou, Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, was both enjoyable and fruitful, as it further strengthened the friendship between our two countries,” he said.
First to Recognize
The CPC is interested to learn about his perspectives on issues relating to both countries. Marcos’ mother, Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos, and his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, were also present at the dinner. The Chinese people who are abreast of the changing world is again first to detect the big change that is about to happen in the Philippines. No wonder they have become the drivers of the global economy. After all, the ones that excel in the digital age are the ones who are adaptable to change.
Pnoy is vocal enough to block the return of a Marcos. But nothing seems to stop destiny. Psychic Gurmeet Kals predicts that Bongbong Marcos is to rise as a winner in the February 2018 recount against VP Leni Robredo. In fairness to the former President Aquino, life goes on for him. That includes getting married. The manifestations are not just shown by Gurmeet but also during his interview after one year in office except the marriage hint.
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LP Manipulations Weakened
Manipulations abound but the truth prevails in Marcos’ favor, Gurmeet discloses. Ups and downs are normal, he added. Marcos may lose something to gain something big that hits his rival like a bombshell. The process discloses cheating and deception by his political rivals. He comes back to power in an honest, decent and strong manner.
Marcos is Good for the Philippines
Gurmeet continues that Marcos is good for the government and the country. Some exceptional rules against corruption and perpetrators are set during his time. Legal documents prove his great power.
Strong Aquino Foundation
Benigno Aquino III or Pnoy has a very strong foundation, Gurmeet said. He has the strength and determination to face obstacles and adversities in life. Charges against him will not stand a chance. But he has to bear various public criticisms.
Former President Aquino ties the knot with someone in 2018. This is during summertime, Gurmeet hinted. His supporters welcome this news if true but most anti-Aquino can’t stop but raise their eyebrows. Such feelings are definitely influenced by negative comments via social media about him.
Bongbong Marcos earlier asks for a technical examination in three Mindanao provinces allegedly because of the existence of fake voters. Marcos said the revisors need to examine each and every signature in the voter’s list to make sure that the vote is cast by the real voter. Leni Robredo opposes this because those are not Marcos’ pilot provinces. Therefore, it’s denial is not a big deal for the Marcos Camp. Despite the long wait, the election protest against Robredo continues to roll.
[VIDEO]: PET kicks off discussion on Marcos poll protest, Robredo counter-protest
Stay with Pilot Provinces
Robredo’s camp said that Marcos has to content himself with the results of the recount of ballots from the three pilot provinces. Those are the basis of the PET to determine if Marcos’s protest shall proceed. Examination of other provinces can continue after that or the protest may be dismissed for lack of merit.
No Single Protest Have Won in the Past
“We are highly confident that after such recount the PET can see all the valid grounds and reasons to dismiss Marcos’ protest. Out of the hundreds of election protest cases, not a single election protest won. Particularly by any protestant on the basis of a recount of the ballots,” said Romulo Macalintal. However, the PET itself discloses that there are no other protests like Marcos’ case. In fact, it’s the only one that reaches the payment process.
Marcos is Confident that Recount Will Happen
Marcos has full confidence in the PET. This is the very reason why he files the electoral protest against Robredo. He has paid in full also prior to the deadline. This was not the case in the past protests that Macalintal talks about. Robredo, however, still has paid the second tranch of the required payment.
Dismissal of Motions are Over
Dealing with motions from both Camps is over. They now look forward to opening the ballot boxes. No amount of witnesses can ever surpass the importance of the manual recount itself. The ballots from the pilot provinces of Marcos are the ultimate judge of his victory or defeat during the last VP race against Robredo.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Many Bongbong Marcos supporters went to bed nicely late night after monitoring the VP election results on May 16, 2016. He was over one million votes ahead of Leni Robredo. Only to be shocked with nightmare upon learning from the early morning news that Robredo has the slim advantage. Such sudden twist of fate could not have happened if there’s no digital manipulation according to IT experts. They organize their own rallies not just to urge the SC for an immediate recount but also to console each other. One can cry hearing their sentiments. At this points, the solons are more into impeaching the Supreme Court Chief Justice.
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[VIDEO]: Supporters of Bongbong Marcos can’t help but cry as they patiently wait to have a glimpse of him on his way to the Supreme Court.
The BBM Shout
The BBM shout fall on deaf ears as lawmakers are so inclined in the impeachment case of the Supreme Court Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The impeachment complaint against Sereno, filed by lawyer Lorenzo Gadon, stems from her alleged failure to declare P37 million in professional fees as a private lawyer representing the government. This is in the case against Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Inc (Piatco), builder of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. However, the recount should also progress as her impeachment moves on.
The Chief Justice’s Last Recourse
The lawyers of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said they are “strongly considering” seeking redress from the Supreme Court. This is after the House justice committee barred them from cross-examining witnesses against the top magistrate. But such a move would be the camp’s “last recourse.” All possible administrative actions are already exhausted, said lawyer-spokesperson Joshua Santiago.
Rights to Counsel
Sereno’s lawyers said that they would raise alleged violations to Sereno’s “fundamental” and elementary” rights to counsel and for her lawyers to cross-examine witnesses. This is their next step if their plans for the elevation of the case to the High Court would come to fruition.
The hearing, committee members grilled lawyer-complainant Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon on the basis and strength of his allegations against Sereno. Whatever the situation may be, the recount must be the priority to resolve the VP race conflict in the name of public interest. Delaying it further is adding insult to injury. Older Marcos loyalists are in pain for more than 30 years already since the time of. You can feel it from their crowd.