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Marcos’ Wealth: The Difference Between to “Return or Turn Over”

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By: Elena Grace Flores
It is a common question by the Dilawans or Aquino-loyal oppositions that if the wealth for humanity preserved by the late President Ferdinand Marcos is not stolen, why would they offer to “return” 90 percent of it? In fact, it’s a possession that need not to be returned according to case acquittals in courts. However, ex-President Marcos’ will clearly segregates it from the 10% of his family’s inheritance. They are in the hands of trustees. Marcos’ letter in former Vice President Doy Laurel’s possession addressed to Cory Aquino says it all.

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[VIDEO]: Cory Aquino rejected turn over of Marcos Wealth to the Filipinos



Former VP Doy Laurel Witnesses Cory Aquino’s Greed

President Ferdinand E. Marcos gave Doy Laurel a letter addressed to President Corazon Aquino proposing that 90 percent of all his assets worldwide would be given to a foundation in trust for the Filipino people. Unfortunately, Cory ignored Doy.

Marcos to Doy Laurel:
“Please tell Mrs. Aquino to stop sending her relatives. They are proposing so many things, all I want is to die in my country. Tell her to let me come home. I will turn over 90 percent of all my worldly possessions to our people. I will ask only 10 percent for my family. That is much better than her relatives are proposing.”



To Return or to Turn Over Wealth to the People

There is a big difference between the highly publicized alleged “return” of the Marcos wealth versus the “turn over” term of Marcos as shown in his letter to Aquino. His will and testament clearly states that such earthly possessions are for the people’s welfare. Livelihood and educational programs are few of the priorities along with healthcare, disability and retirement benefits. Not to mention national infrastructure, agrarian, and irrigation developments.Plus the rehabilitation of mining and industrial projects.



Former First Lady Imelda Marcos Pleads the Senate


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Imelda Marcos said that her husband was not a thief. His fortune is from his gold trading passion. The senate hearing was a live broadcast by a cable television company. This allows many Filipinos to see for the first time Mrs. Marcos’ stand on the hidden wealth. Nonetheless, they also see for themselves how the mainstream media twists many facts just to discredit the Marcoses.



Not with the Marcoses but with the Trustees

Marcos’ widow pleads with the senate to help her implement her husband’s will and testament for the humanitarian foundation. The assets must be taken from the hands of the trustees. This was her most urgent reason to attend that particular hearing. Unfortunately, the interrogators were only into controversial matters other than to alleviate the sufferings of Filipinos from poverty.

Livelihood, Free Education etc – Know Ferdinand E. Marcos’ Last Will and Testament for the Philippine Treasure

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The Late Eddie Garcia’s Take on Martial Law: Only Bad People Had Nightmares

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Eddie Garcia, a Filipino actor, shares his experience with Martial Law shortly before he dies. He once said in the interview that he never experienced a nightmare during the Martial Law period. Artists can even get a curfew pass to do some shootings overnight. None of his friends were subject to the highly publicized alleged abuses. It’s because they are good, he said. Only those who are outlaws are punished. It’s that simple, Garcia stresses.





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[VIDEO]: The late Eddie Garcia talks about his Martial Law experience



Misleading Media Headlines, Labels, and Captions

Most mainstream media always calls the former President Ferdinand Marcos as dictator. They highlight alleged martial law atrocities despite the absence of legal records and cases filed. Nevertheless, witnesses like the late Garcia has more impact to the people because of his honest reputation.



Martial Law is Good for Law-abiding Citizens

Garcia also has nothing against martial law. When there’s chaos, he’s open to it, as per his video interview. His piece of advice is to not go against the government because that’s when one will surely has a nightmare. Good people can live well for sure – just like him and his friends.

Testimony of a 90-year-old Respected Actor and Director

Eduardo Verchez Garcia was a Filipino actor, television personality, film director and producer. With over 600 film and television roles and a career spanning seven decades, he is widely regarded as the “greatest Filipino actor of all time”. Garcia was born on May 2, 1929. He was 51 when martial law was lifted.



Who is More Credible for Filipinos

Judging from the failure of the opposition’s Otso Diretso members to get a Senate seat, it is certain that Filipinos now wake up to the truth of martial law. This is the reason why the daughter of the late President, Imee Marcos got more than 16 million votes and ranked 8th in the Senate race. Garcia is very credible indeed.



Presidential Race in 2022

It’s still 3 years more to go before the 2022 Presidential race. Bongbong Marcos is more than ready to face this challenge already after the uncertainties surrounding his VP electoral protest against Leni Robredo. The latter also announces recently that she is open to the candidacy. Although believes that it’s a matter of destiny to become a President.

Senator Imee Marcos’ Family Proves ex-PNoy Wrong

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Senator Imee Marcos’ Family Proves ex-PNoy Wrong

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By: Elena Grace Flores
The joke of Senator Imee Marcos that she might arrange their Igorots to dance and bless former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s office prior to her moving there is again given another meaning. The news report states that Marcos implies their ownership of the Igorots. A certain group of this native community allegedly denies their affiliation with the Marcoses. This is a clear proof that the opposition would twist everything just to block any Marcos to return to Malacanang. However, they prove them wrong especially ex-Pnoy. They even poses next to the portrait of their patriarch at their former home during the new Senator’s oath-taking.





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[VIDEO]: The Marcos family poses with the portrait of their patriarch at Malacanang Palace during Senator Imee Marcos’ oath-taking.



Strengthen Nationalism

In his independence Day message, Bongbong Marcos reminds to strengthen nationalism. Finding ways to serve the country is a highlight. One possibility is to bring back ROTC. Senator Manny Pacquiao already files the bill for this. The President also deems this urgent. He supports the efforts as he explains that the Reserve Officers Training Corps is not only a reserve for war but an exercise for discipline.



Black Propaganda Against the Marcoses is Now Ineffective

Over three decades since their patriarch’s ouster, the Marcos family sets foot in Malacañang anew. This is during the oath-taking of Senator-elect Imee Marcos before President Rodrigo Du30. Corruption and human rights allegations are the opposition’s tool in making the Marcoses unpopular. These are now laughing matters after Senator Imee Marcos’ win in the Senate with over 16 million votes.

Social Media is the Initial Source

Photos of the Marcoses’ recent Malacanang visit are available at the official social media accounts of the Marcos siblings, Imee and Bongbong Marcos. Their return to the halls of power recently symbolizes their return to power as a family and not just one or two of their members.



Malacanang Pictorial Coincides with the President’s Remarks

Find another Marcos, the President said. He hints on the election of a Marcos as President. Coincidentally, the namesake of the late President Ferdinand Marcos also discloses that he is now ready for the Presidency. This prompts his Vice Presidential rival, Leni Robredo not to close the possibility that she might run in the 2022 Presidential elections.



Symbolic Photo with the New Senator

Back in Malacañang for the oath-taking of senator-elect Imee Marcos and her son Ilocos Norte governor-elect Matthew Joseph Manotoc, the Marcos family took the opportunity to pose with the portrait of former president Ferdinand Marcos. Among the members of the Marcos clan who attended the ceremony were former First Lady and Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. His son Sandro, and the two other sons of Senator Marcos are also in the picture with her sister, Irene Araneta.

Is the President Hinting on Bongbong Marcos who Promotes Discipline?

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Is the President Hinting on Bongbong Marcos who Promotes Discipline?

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By: Elena Grace Flores
President Rodrigo Du30 speaks before the 121st anniversary of the Philippine Navy in Sangley Point, Cavite, Duterte. He laments the rampant corruption in government that he cannot solve. The President said that he cannot fulfill his promise to get rid of corruption even with 20 years as president because of the current constitution. He suggests to the public to look for another Marcos. Coincidentally, the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ namesake promotes discipline by supporting Senator Many Pacquiao’s bill for the return of the ROTC. This happens during a boat collision in the West Philippine sea that involves China.





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Strengthen Nationalism

In his independence Day message, Bongbong Marcos reminds to strengthen nationalism. Finding ways to serve the country is a highlight. One possibility is to bring back ROTC. Senator Manny Pacquiao already files the bill for this. The President also deems this urgent. He supports the efforts as he explains that the Reserve Officers Training Corps is not only a reserve for war but an exercise for discipline.



ROTC’s Return

Senator Pacquiao’s bill paves the return of ROTC contrary to the disagreement of the opposition. It reminds the people of duty and honor, Marcos insists. National disasters can have trained individuals who have camaraderie, leadership, and courage. This is for the service of the country – not just for the war.

Peace Corps Discipline

Marcos also explains that the late President John F. Kennedy of America had the Peace Corps. This is the same as the ROTC. The training pushes an individual beyond his or her limit that can enhance self confidence. This is certainly one of the reasons why the youth during the Marcos time had more endurance and resilience in solving society’s problems.



Find Another Marcos

The President hints this; Find another Marcos. Or someday, somehow, somewhere that fellow will be elected in the generations to come, Du30 said. He speaks of his frustration in solving the corruption problems of the country. The constitution made it impossible to deliver on his promise, he explained.



The Opposition’s Outrage

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros slams the President’s statement as an “unwelcome distraction.” The recent remark made by President Du30 about former President Ferdinand Marcos really creates a stir among his detractors. However, the loyalists hope that this is the Filipino’s hint on his move to give way to Marcos whom they believe as the real Vice President of the Philippines. Have some discipline, folks.

Aquino-Marcos Showdown While Waiting for the Supreme Court Decision

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Aquino-Marcos Showdown While Waiting for the Supreme Court Decision

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Bongbong Marcos patiently awaits the decision of the Supreme Court on his electoral protest. However, his supporters do not have the same patience. Various loyalist groups stage protests here and there because of lack of updates on the case. The presumptive VP also creates a stir when she announces that her lead over Marcos even increases after the recount of his 3 pilot provinces.  Despite the uncertainty, there are some who manage the dispute from the roots of it all through humor. Therefore,  the Marcos-Aquino showdown emerges.





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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos versus Noynoy Aquino (Round 4) Talent Showdown.



BS Aquino on Frank Sinatra’s Watch What Happens

Former President Benigno Simeon  Aquino III may not have the traits of a singer but at least he had the guts.  He still mesmerizes rumored ex-girlfriend Shalani Soledad amidst the crowd. He is even  glad that the former Valenzuela City councilor and TV host has finally “found someone.” She got married to another local politician, Roman Romulo. As for him, he can only watch happens as per the lyrics of Frank Sinatra’s song.



BBM’s Version of Hey Jude by the Beatles

Bongbong Marcos, on the other hand, can’t be bothered with an impromptu singing performance when he sings the Beatles’ Hey Jude with a live band in a bar. He is not a stranger of those activities knowing the parties previously organized privately by her mother, former First Lady Imelda Marcos. In fact, the Marcos matriarch and patriarch were known as a singing couple.

Ex-Pnoy Goes OPM with Student Blues

Kris Aquino, ex-Pnoy’s controversial singer is also seen very supportive to his brother as he struggles for the notes of Estudyante Blues, an OPM. Along with Shalani, Kris also cheers for him from the crowd. She also tries to sing along with the lyrics.



BBM Brings to Life John Lennon’s, Imagine

Another nationalistic rendition in the tune of John Lennon’s, Imagine creates an outpour of emotions as Marcos tries his best to give justice to the song. It is indeed very obvious that it is not just for the show. He truly loves singing. Just like the loyalists who support him at the Supreme Court ever since many years ago. They are there in front of the Supreme Court for their love of the Marcoses.



Supreme Court Showdown

In an urgent motion, Robredo recently cites the results of the recent revision, recount, and re-appreciation of ballots from 3 provinces chosen by Marcos. His lawyer Romulo Macalintal who is one of the Ocho Diretso losers said that her lead over Marcos widens by as much as 15,000 votes. This is actually not a confirmed report. Marcos’ lawyer, Vic Rodriguez, said there were no official findings yet from the Supreme Court that sits as the PET.

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