Bongbong Marcos backs the President’s imposition of martial law in Mindanao. The military continues to hunt down Maute Group members in Marawi City responsible for many terror and rebellious attacks. The idea is to suppress them before they are allowed to grow. It is evident that some locals are also coddling them which the government prohibits.
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[VIDEO]: SALUDO NI BONGBONG MARCOS SANG AYON SA NAGING DESISYON NG PRES DUTERTE NA MARTIAL LAW SA MARAWI CITY
The Marcos-Du30 alliance is not a secret. It may be hard to “second guess” the President’s decision for Marcos, especially in matters of national security. Since the Chief Executive is the only one who has access to intelligence reports other public matters. But his actions show that his ways are timely, effective, and most of all, constitutional.
He basically cannot compare Du30’s declaration with his father’s 45 years ago. The circumstances were just different then and now. “I know the President. I know his character. I know his adherence to the law, he said. He is doing what he views right, in his best judgment, Marcos added.
The reports and personal testimonies show that the Maute Group and some Abu Sayyaf members penetrated several areas. They went first to Bohol and attacked people there. It was suppressed immediately. Now in Marawi City and elsewhere. It’s really widespread, Marcos observes. It is just right that the president immediately acts to halt any terrorist attacks at once.
Pro Martial Law
Marcos’s views have nothing to do with him being the son and namesake of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. His father was the first post-war Philippine leader to declare martial law in the country. His authoritarian regime has been infamous for the military abuses under martial law. But detractors failed to convince people that he did the right thing to save the country. Now PRRD is doing the moves that made the late Marcos successful in dealing with rebellion. He then added more to correct the ones that were not working like controlling alleged military abuses.
Atty. George Erwin Garcia from Bongbong Marcos’ camp clarifies that the fears in the past martial law are not present in the current situation. Instantly, rumors are verified through social media unlike before that people so not have their own news outlet.
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[VIDEO]: Atty, Erwin Garcia, Bongbong Marcos’ lawyer justifies martial law.
No Fears Like Marcos’ Time
Atty. Garcia thinks that the president should be given ample time to explain to Congress his reasons for the martial law declaration. There’s seems to be no problem in this area but it is better to make everything official. Certainly, there are no fears like during Marcos time because military abuses can be hidden. Today’s technology makes everything so obvious in real-time.
He also expresses that if some citizens would go against the president for whatever reason, they can add up to the country’s problem. People should just obey the leader during these trying times. It can make the job of the president easier.
Trust the President
“Let us trust the President Rodrigo Duterte. His judgment is the best judgment as of now. We will observe how Congress will react to the declaration of martial law in Mindanao,” said lawyer Joel Obar, national chairman of the Peoples Solidarity Federal Party. The president is in the process of exhausting all remedies to protect the country and trusting him is the best thing to do, he said.
Support of Muslim Communities
Field commanders are instructed to coordinate with Muslim communities and barangay officials in their areas of responsibility. The police forces surely have the support of the Muslim communities. The terrorists would find it hard also to penetrate the Christian areas like Western Visayas. They cannot easily scout for support from the civilians unlike in Mindanao. The country can eventually be saved from the outlaws.
The President of the Philippines has declared the Marcos-style martial law in Mindanao. This is despite his trip to Russia. He returned immediately to deal with the problem with the Maute insurgencies in Marawi. The place is filled with terror with rebels burning houses and taking over the city jail to free prisoners.
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[VIDEO]: President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night declared Martial Law in Mindanao amid the ongoing clashes between government troops and Maute group terrorists in Marawi City, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said.
President Du30 always remind people that he won’t hesitate to declare martial law when there’s a reason for it. It is noted that the rebels in Mindanao were in contact with the administration’s detractors, the Liberal party ever since the time of the late Ninoy Aquino. His decision is not a surprise to Filipinos.
Coincidentally, Bam Aquino is rumoured to have visited Marawi just before the attacks. Many people speculated that he is carrying out what the older Aquino did during the Marcos regime. It is assumed to be one of their destabilisation tactics.
Martial law is as it is. It is not different from the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos actions. He deals with it with toughness. Punish the lawless to protect the land. The police, however, promises not to do any abuses. This remains to be seen.
The tough leader assures his citizens that there’s nothing to worry about. His action is lawful. It intends to preserve the nation and the people. Only the detractors can say otherwise.
Contrary to media reports, it is not the president who is hot-blooded in declaring martial law in Mindanao. The Save Sulu Movement urges the President to declare it in six of 19 municipalities of Sulu. This is to suppress the terror acts of the Abu Sayyaf rebels. “I need time to ponder on it deeply and it is not only a political decision, it is an emotional decision. You do not tinker with the…powers of the state,” Du30 replied.
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[VIDEO]: President Du30 on declaring “Martial law” in Mindanao
The Save Sulu Movement pointed out that the insurgents continue to instill terror despite the President’s declaration of a state of lawlessness in Sulu. The six towns allegedly serving as Abu Sayyaf sanctuaries in the province are Patikul, Indanan, Parang, Maimbung, Talipao, and Kalingalan Caluang.
Corruption Blamed for Insurgency
The Abu Sayyaf operates with the seed money from Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network. They are responsible for kidnap for ransom of foreigners and locals for decades. At least 19 foreigners and six Filipino are still held, hostages. The Abu Sayyaf has eventually used the support of local communities. Their transactions involve millions of dollars in ransom and connivance with corrupt local officials. This is to defy the long-term military operations.
Media Sound Bites
Octavio Dinampo of the Save Sulu Movement challenges the government to investigate local officials in cahoots with the Abu Sayyaf. He expressed his disgust with local officials taking a share of ransom money paid by victims’ families. His group even criticized the Armed Forces Chief Eduardo Año and the president’s pronouncements for crushing the terrorist rebels. They are only good for media sound bites. he said.
Firm Call for Martial Law
The group is fed-up with the no-ransom policy when everyone knows too well that ransom is actually paid. It is even brokered by the local government officials. Members call on the Senate to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation on the palpable connivance between the local officials and the Abu Sayyaf. On top of that, they also recommend to Congress to criminalize the giving and payment ransom. These can only be implemented properly when these troubled areas are under martial law or military rule due to the current situation.
It is evident that when the president said in China that the country will have a new Vice President if Bongbong Marcos wins the electoral protest, he was not joking. As a law-abiding president, he does not interfere or influence government agencies to do their jobs – but one thing is obvious; Marcos is highly favored not just by the President but by most people around him.
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Malacañang explains the president’s statement when he said that; there was lobby money highlights the existence of certain vested interests in the appointment of officials. This does not in any way diminish the integrity of the Commission on Appointments. The President respects the independence of the CA. He did not interfere with the confirmation process of ex-DENR Secretary, Gina Lopez shows his deference to the body.”
Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre said that turning Napoles a state witness on the P10-billion pork scam is what the President wants reinvestigated to indict more. Malacañang clarified this saying: “Government is clear, that there is no policy shift on how we deal with Napoles. Neither is there an agreement forged between the Du30 administration and Napoles.” In any case, it revealed that the case was not deeply scrutinized during the Aquino administration because there are Liberal Party members that can be implicated. If so, this frees the Marcoses from corruption allegations because their accusers are actually the corrupt ones.
History Revision or Bongbong Marcos Take-Over
LP people always talk about Marcos family’s attempt to revise history. This is despite the testimonials of Enrile, Honasan, and Binay against the Aquinos. They might be players during the EDSA Revolt by they are all for Marcos. They, in fact, are the true crusaders of Bongbong Marcos’ return to the government. The partial Government’s compensation of martial law victims also revealed that the Marcos heirs already paid these claimants well in advance – but the Aquino administration delayed it. Most of all burying the late Marcos as a hero was made possible under the circumstances. The Supreme Court allowed it. We can only guess the outcome of the ongoing electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo.
Du30’s announcement that Año would be the next DILG chief stops speculations that the younger Marcos would take over the post. Año is the latest AFP official in the current Cabinet. He also named former AFP chief Roy Cimatu as the head of Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Other former military chiefs in the Cabinet are National Irrigation Administration head Ricardo Visaya and national security adviser Hermogenes Esperon. The president boasted this because he needs strong men to implement what’s good for the country amidst destabilization efforts. The country is not under martial law yet but Du30 seems to be getting ready for a take-over. Will it be fulfilling his campaign promise to give the presidency to Marcos?