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Bongbong Marcos Endorses Palafox’s Flood Control Measures

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Bongbong Marcos stresses that the cancellation of the 4th Spillway project in Metro Manila contributes heavily to the worsening flood control problems. This is part of the urban planning strategy of his late father, former President Ferdinand Marcos. The VP in waiting now endorses the same architect, Jun Palafox’s flood control measures who happens to be a part of the previous Marcos project that was cancelled due to the 1986 quo d’etat.





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[VIDEO]: Mula pa noong unang panahon ay nasanay na tayong mga Pilipino sa mga bagyo. Ngunit ngayong mga nakaraang taon, tila’y palala nang palala ang pagbaha.



The Archipelago Status of the Philippines

Marcos, the Vice Presidential protestee said that it is a fact that the country is surrounded by water because of its archipelago status. The 7,100 islands of the Philippines is located in nearby vast oceans. It would be difficult to move away from waters. Nonetheless, he points out that efficient urban planning and proper flood control measures just like what his father did can ease the problems. He also cites two reasons that contributes to massive floods in Metro Manila.



Climate Change is Real

Marcos also debunks the idea that climate change is not real. In fact most farmers can’t figure out easily anymore when the appropriate planting season would be.  He cites deforestation and over population as the two major contributors for this. The polished logs ceased in Laguna is one proof. Whereas, it is quite obvious that would would relocate to the big city to be near their work or livelihood. Therefore, his mother’s QC project helps solve these kinds of dilemma.

Former President Ferdinand Marcos’ Urban Planning Strategy

The MMETROPLAN is an inter-agency project of the Government of the Philippines with Freeman Fox and Associates of London and Hong Kong. Including other recommendations for transport land use and urban development, the plan suggested the construction of flood control mechanisms to effectively contain and channel floodwaters, citing initiatives by other studies and proponents. In this plan, the Laguna Lake will act as the initial floodwater container and the Manila Bay a secondary container. When the Pasig and Marikina rivers reach critical levels, its excess water is diverted to Laguna Lake through the Manggahan floodway while the Paranaque spillway will flush out excess water from Laguna Lake towards Manila Bay to protect the 29 Laguna lakeshore towns.



Marcos’ Spillway 4 to Continue

The Paranaque Spillway to be simultaneously constructed, but only the Floodway was built. The Spillway project would have cost the government P18 billion (roughly $1 billion). Every time flood waters are diverted into the Laguna Lake via the Manggahan floodway, Laguna Lake becomes a toilet without a flush, which was what exactly happened during the onslaught of typhoon Ondoy, where 4,600 cubic meters per second of flood waters came down from the mountains and flooded more than 80,000 hectares of low-lying urban land in Metro Manila and around Laguna Lake. Singapore, in comparison, has only 71,000 hectares of land.



Palafox’s Flood Control Measures

Among the long-term targets suggested by Arch. Palafox that are related to water management infrastructure included:

1. Building the Spillway from Laguna Lake to Manila Bay.

2. Establish 100-year flood lines and rising water levels, then build higher than them

3. Control development in areas liable to flooding

4. Encourage new developments and retrofit elevated walkways, sky bridges that connect buildings above flood waters

5. Focus of solid waste management

6. Reforestation of the catch basins

7. Update Daniel Burnham’s 1905 Plan, 1976-77 MMETROPLAN, and the 2003 Manila Megalopolis Concept Plan 2020

8. Establish an Urban Metropolitan Management Review (too many overlapping functions among local, metropolitan, regional and national agencies)

9. Construct road dikes around Laguna Lake and relocate settlers to higher areas

10. Make hazard mapping (for earthquakes, floods, fire, and other hazards) a priority

11. Enforce 10-20 meter easements along rivers and lakes, and 3.5 meter easements along creeks and esteros.

There are five factors needed for the country wants to succeed : visionary leadership, political will, good planning, good design, and good governance.



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Senator Imee Marcos: Revisionism is Unreal – but the Truth Must be Told

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By: Elena Grace Flores
The historical truth belongs to the victor. The win of Senator Imee Marcos indicates that most Filipinos believe in her stories. Revisionism is never the intention of the Marcoses – but the people need to know their side of the story. The fact that she won in key areas like the NCR, Cebu, Davao,  and Baguio signifies that the black media propaganda days against them are over.





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[VIDEO]: Senator-elect Imee Marcos talks about her plans in the Senate to fulfill her campaign promises



Problems Remain After 33 Years

The ouster of Marcos’ father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986 is not the answer to solve the problems of the country. They remain despite the promises of those politicians who illegally took the position from him. However, the memories of the so-called golden era linger. These are through the testimonies of the older people who are beneficiaries of the good president’s projects for the welfare of his countrymen.



Micro-Targeting Recipients of Assistance

The Senator’s strategy of micro-targeting the recipients of government assistance can obviously prioritize those who can help in the country’s progress. The helpless indigents are also first in line for much-needed care. A promising orphan for example who only needs one more year in college can already stand on her or his feet in a short period of time. However, there are some who can’t work anymore due to old age and sickness that must be supported.



No Revisionism, Only the Marcoses’ Side of the Story

Revisionism is never the agenda of the Marcoses. They just feel that they owe it to the people to tell their side of the stories. The accusations die one by one as they go along. While their good deeds, especially during her father’s era, still have the evidence to this date. The infrastructures are still useful.  The nostalgic moments of the most controversial regime continue to resurface.




The Senatorial Win Shows that Marcos Addresses the Accusations Well

The people’s votes already speak for the accusations against Senator Marcos. There’s a truth about Filipinos getting fed-up of repetitive propaganda. It does not even matter if she has the credentials of both schools that deny her accomplishment.  The people are just banking on her solutions to the country’s problems. As for her, she only answers the truth that she knows.



Get on to Work with Respect for the Truth

Marcos also reiterates that it needs respect for the opposing factions to work together for a common good. She vows to work harder under the administration of President Rodrigo Du30. The challenges for nation-building are massive and that’s the ultimate truth.




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The Real Score Between Bongbong Marcos and Atty. Glenn Chong on Election Fraud

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Atty. Glenn Chong’s fight for clean election did not stop when he fails to grab a Senate seat during the recent  2019 elections. He now openly campaigns to declare Bongbong Marcos as the real Vice President through social media. Recently, Chong argues with Comelec spokesperson, James Jimenez on the digital election fraud that allegedly happens during the 7-hour  transmission interruption. Jimenez calls it Chong’s alternative theory. Marcos, on the other hand, pushes the Hybrid system that Chong recommends even before the mid-year poll.





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[VIDEO]: Ang Hybrid Election System | Bongbong Marcos.



Parallel Thinking on the Hybrid  System

BBM explains the advantage of a hybrid system for the next elections through his vlog. The voting and counting must be manual he said. This allows spectators to witness the actual count. Then, the transmission results from the precincts to the Comelec can be through digital transmission. Marcos said that Comelec’s mistake is evident on the use of additional servers. It is necessary that the report must go directly to the poll agency without interruption from voting centers to discourage alteration, he added. This is in line with Chong’s presentation earlier.



The President’s Recommendation

President Rodrigo Du30 recommends to the Comelec not to use Smartmatic anymore for the 2022 Presidential elections. This is exactly the advocacy of Atty. Glenn Chong. Since both the LP and the pro-administration candidates are not happy with Smartmatic, there’s no reason any more to keep it. Although the poll body is an independent entity from the government, it is open to the idea to stop using Smartmatic.



The Election Fraud is Right Inside the Machine

Jimenez and former congressman  Chong are at the Chamber of Representatives during the hearing of the House committee on public accounts. This is after the former Biliran Representative’s complaints about why there are 7 hours of break away from the media during the transmission of results.  Chong also said that his name was not in the template. This is the reason why his name can’t come out in the receipt even though he was voted. The cheating is therefore right inside the machine, he insists.




The Real Score

The real score between Marcos and Chong is simple. Both of them know that they were cheated during the particular elections. They also have evidence to prove such accusations. Therefore, it is understandable that they can work together towards a common goal.



It’s Up to the Congress

Jimenez comments that it is up to Congress to create a law on using a hybrid system for the upcoming elections. He did not show any refusal nor disagreement to President Du30’s suggestion to totally scrap Smartmatic. This is contrary to some posts on social media. He also added that election fraud accusations must be dealt with using actual facts and not alternative truths.  It is very important that the people would continue to watch if he will “walk the talk” or not. Is he really against election fraud?




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What is the Reality of the Du30-Marcos Presidential Connivance?

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By: Elena Grace Flores
The Liberal Party’s big loss with Ocho Diretso is the fruit of a “Bikoy” black media propaganda that backfires to the makers. Now, the Senate has the pro-Du30 supporters. In fact, both the majority and the minority are both allies of the Marcos-friendly administration. On top of that, the upper and lower houses are on the verge of voting for the new Senate President and Speaker of the House who can likely influence the Du30-Marcos connivance or vice versa. Watch closely the interview of Senator-elect Imee Marcos regarding the upcoming Presidential elections. Perhaps, not for her but for BBM.





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[VIDEO]: Imee Marcos: Presidency ‘not in my mind,’ says Sara Duterte ‘strongest’ 2022 bet.



Cannot Answer for the Presidential Plans of BBM

It is understandable that Senator Imee Marcos cannot answer for the presidential plans of her brother, Bongbong Marcos for the 2022 Presidential elections. However, at the rate it is going, there are signs that a Du30  and Marcos bet would be a tandem. The only question is who would run for President and Vice President. Sen. Marcos humbly said that BBM can’t even sit yet as Vice President because of the ongoing electoral protest against the presumptive VP, Leni Robredo. How much more the Presidency? As for her, it is not in her mind at all.



Sara Du30 as the Strongest Presidential Bet

Since most of the administration candidates top the recent 2019 elections, it is safe to say that the Presidential daughter is the strongest presidential bet for the time being. Sen. Marcos added that Mayor Du30 has the important qualities and supporters of a successful national leader. She can also easily nourish her experience in governance in the next 3 years. Needless to say, BBM is ripe for the Presidency but the black media propaganda against their father still haunts them.



Pay Back Time

Recently, President Rodrigo Du30 recommends to the Comelec not to use Smartmatic anymore in the 2022 Presidential elections. This is exactly the advocacy of Atty. Glenn Chong who now urges the Supreme Court to declare BBM as Vice President. Since both the LP and the pro-administration candidates accuse it of fraud, then it’s about time, the President said. Nevertheless, people should know that the poll body is an independent entity from the government.



The Hybrid System

In his recent vlog, BBM suggests the hybrid system for the next elections. The voting and counting must be manual he said. Then, the transmission results from the precincts to the Comelec can be digital. This way, transparency is certain with the use of live stream media.



The Unbeatable Connivance

The Du30-Marcos tandem is definitely unbeatable if the election is held right now. It is just a question of who would run for President and VP. Although Mayor Sara earlier jokes that she would rather run for Vice President. BBM is also more senior than her in politics but still has to make amends to the Du30 supporters who are not pro-Marcos.




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To Otso for Debate: Why Marcos? Why Not Gadon and Chong?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Hugpong ng Pagbabago candidates Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, daughter of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, and Jinggoy Estrada, slam the Otso Diretso slate for boasting on their clean record at the expense of other candidates. Opposition Senate aspirant, Atty. Romulo Macalintal said that there is a problem with the exchanges if they won’t happen face to face. The LP tactic aims to humiliate their opponent using past media propaganda. So, his team challenges other senatorial candidates to face them in debates instead of complaining about “negative campaigning” during political sorties. It is evident through the mainstream media that the LP bets are critical of Marcos’ educational attainment. Atty. Larry Gadon counteracts this and together with another social media hottie, Atty. Glenn Chong, they accept their challenge. z

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[VIDEO]: NEWS BREAK: Atty. Glenn Chong and Larry Gadon Accepted Otso Diretso’s Debate Challenge.

Anytime Anywhere for Atty. Glenn Chong

Atty. Glenn Chong said that he never says no to any debate. He is always a debater ever since he was in school and a good one at that. He counter-challenges them by giving him the time and venue for the said occasion. Chong ranks in the top 2 of social media popularity together with Gadon. Not to mention the ever famous, Governor Marcos.

4 vs 1 for Atty. Larry Gadon but Not at the UP

Gadon is up for Otso Diretso’s debate challenge, provided that only four opposition senatorial candidates would be on the same debate with him. The venue should not be at the University of the Philippines where there is a crowd of communists, according to him.

Pimentel: Aren’t they Busy?

“Are they not busy with their own rally?” Senator Koko Pimentel told the media when asked about the Liberal Party-led “Otso Diretso” opposition slate’s challenge to debate on election issues. Pimentel said that the administration’s PDP-Laban party and their guest candidates are open to debates. But the campaign sorties across the country present scheduling problems.

Imee Marcos is Too Busy

“There is no problem if there would be a debate. I have no problem with that. But there are some like us who are too busy making the rounds that we couldn’t even go back to Manila, said Marcos.” This leaves Otso Diretso members with Gadon and Chong. The people are waiting.

Gadon and Chong are Waiting

Given that their political enemies would do everything to stop any Marcos from reaching the top position of the land, the younger Marcos generation is fully-equipped with an experienced politician like their grandmother. The guidance of both Bongbong and Imee Marcos is also vital. Unlike the yellow faction, it is not their nature to discredit other candidates for election. They can play along with politics because it is their life. Many Filipinos are banking on them to lead the nation to prosperity.