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.
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.
Bongbong Marcos paid off his balance for the electoral protest against Leni Robredo – then the news about the CA’s disapproval on the alleged Martial Law victims’ petition to claim the almost $ 200 M award given by the Hawaii Court from the Marcos estate looms. The CA confirms the Makati RTC ruling that the foreign branch does not have jurisdiction over the issue.
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[VIDEO]: Marcos money can’t be released to claimants because US court has no jurisdiction as per CA.
66 M is Peanuts Compared to the Marcos Estate
People can’t help but compare the amount of money that Marcos paid for the protest fee with the amount in US$ initially awarded to the alleged victims of Martial Law. Php 66 M is just peanuts compared to the $ 200 M that can be taken from the Marcos Estate. The Court of Appeals, however, cites many reasons why they disapproved the said petition.
CA said; “To our minds, the failure of the final judgement to meet the standards of what a valid judgement is in our country compels us to deny its enforcement. Rules of comity should not be made to prevail over our Constitution and we cannot allow foreign impositions to trample upon our sovereignty.”
10,000 Claimants are Not Valid
The claimants are not identified in the first place. The Hawaii Court also failed to ensure that the ten Filipino citizens who brought the suit were truly and legally authorised by the other purported claimants. They also did not have any power of attorney from the other claimants.
Paid Ahead of Time
Marcos paid the balance of the protest fee before the Supreme Court. PET began the preliminary hearing on his electoral protest and Robredo’s counter-protest. Itearlier ordered Marcos to complete the payment of his Php 66.2-million electoral protest fee before July 14. He paid a Php 200,000-deposit upon filing the protest, and an initial Php 36,023,000 on April 17. On the other hand, Robredo appeals the second instalment for her counter-protest to be deferred. The Marcos estate might be worth a lot of money but Bongbong Marcos is also a competent business man to be scared of a lump sum for the truth to come out.
Bongbong Marcos can only say to Leni Robredo; good luck to both. One can never undermine the act of kindness even during bad times. This is what makes the world go round. Everyone must be both the giver and the receiver to balance a rich economy. See how Marcos manages his resources in different situations.
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Recount in Pilot Areas
The recount on the 3 pilot provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental is necessary to determine if a further recount is needed. This is vital because failure to show discrepancy as per his electoral protest against Leni Robredo can cause the dismissal of the case. He is confident that the slim margin can easily be surpassed once it’s done. It may not affect other candidates because there are indications that the omitted votes were directed to him.
Resources Management on Pool of Money
It is a normal thing in the society of the rich that they pool in money for a cause. Marcos’ protest is considered by his friends as such. Naturally, whatever your status may be, you are likely to have the same kind of friends. Since he is generous and a dedicated public servant, it is not surprising that he also has a like-minded group of supporters.
Ilocos 6 Brotherly Advice
Marcos said his advice to sister Imee is brotherly. He is not a lawyer that can be guilty of persuading his client to avoid the hearing ordered on July 25. Besides, she can really be in danger if nothing can convince the House Committee that she has done the right thing for the welfare of her constituents.
He also shared some intelligence report that some insurgents found in Marawi are foreigners. This is an indication that the siege there is internationally perpetrated. Since world wide terrorism is a highlight now with ISIS’ initiatives, Marcos discloses that the President concentrates on this matter for the time being. The country’s economy might be affected by the ongoing Mindanao Martial law – but it is better to look at it from a bigger perspective. Filipinos would not want the country to be another hub of ISIS. Just keep on buying and selling and the resources will balance out.
Bongbong Marcos said in an interview that Martial Law implementation in the whole Mindanao is crucial to solving the world’s crises. Terrorism is happening worldwide. “ISIS” intends to propagate in Mindanao to expand their territory. This must not be allowed to happen.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos said that the conflict with rebels is a world issue.
Detractors say that the Supreme Court’s affirmation of the legality of President Duterte’s imposition of martial law in Mindanao can only serve to feed his predisposition to authoritarianism. He has betrayed all too often by self-comparison with Ferdinand Marcos, they said.
Strong Pro – Martial Law Vote
11 justices agreed with the president. 3 would have gone along but partially including the Supreme Court Chief Justice, There’s only one full dissenter, Marvic Leonen. Battling insurgents and renegade rebels in Marawi is not easy because of their “ISIS” connections. This is why Du30 decided to cover all of Mindanao of Martial Law in anticipation of the conflict spilling over.
Military Backs the President’s Declaration
According to the military, even before the Marawi flare-up, some of the enemies already crossed the sea from Lanao del Sur, the province of which Marawi is the capital. They have gone to Bohol province, in the Visayas as well where they were immediately ceased because of the residents’ coordination with authorities. In Metro Manila itself, alerts to terrorist threats are under close watch at the present time.
The President’s Ways
Du30 already raises the prospect of Countrywide martial law for the drug war. He, however, continued to use normal powers in dealing with it. His ways are considered too brutal, anyway. Du30 is also accused of masterminding extra-judicial killings. The president just doesn’t care for as long as he serves the people well. Although, he looks forward to Marcos’ presidential takeover and to spend time with his grandchildren.
Presidents do not operate in a vacuum. To do what he thinks is right, PDu30 can only bring the matter to the state. It is the ensemble of institutions that includes the bureaucracy, that governs a nation. Nevertheless, the President emerges as the country’s strongest President ever. Du30 is almost the equivalent of the late Ferdinand Marcos who is the true crusader of democracy contrary to what detractors say.
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[VIDEO]: Lingid sa kaalaman ng marami, nagsimula ang karera ni Pangulong Du30 makaraan ang EDSA People Power noong 1986. Pero hindi rin sikreto na bilib si Digong sa yumaong diktador na si Ferdinand Marcos.
Du30 is a strong leader because of his choice to be independent of the economic elite that influences Philippine Presidents for their own gain. He starts to move against the Rufino family that owns the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Lopez clan of ABS-CBN Network, and even an oligarch, Antonio Floirendo, who is his own supporter from Davao.
There are indications that the bureaucracy that is captured by the elite causes the State to be weak. But it is enough to block Du30’s moves. The Bureau of Internal Revenue, for example, acted urgently on the President’s orders last August on the Dunkin’ Donuts case. It’s already almost a year now, and there’s no progress on the case yet.
Going Against the President
Bureaucracy a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives.The Chief Presidential Legal Counsel can tell that his agency’s corrupt officers are just fooling him that by saying that his orders can’t be implemented without violating government rules and regulations. They do the opposite of what a President wants. Take a look at the House Committee’s move against Gov. Imee Marcos’ Ilocos 6 also. Thanks to the 11 justices in the Supreme Court. Martial Law’s implementation moves on despite the opinions of CJ Sereno and Justice Carpio. Some anti-administration Senators would surely come out negatively as Bongbong Marcos’ recount process nears.
Blocking the President’s Choice
It is evident that some justices in the Supreme Court and few lawmakers in the Congress and even the Senate are not in favor of Bongbong Marcos’ potential victory in his electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo. Delaying tactics for the preliminary conference that is finally set on July 11 are obvious. This has created a stir among the majority of Filipinos who voted for Marcos. Once again. the President’s jurisdiction is put to the test. Will he tolerate such abuses by some officials from these government branches against the Marcoses to deny Bongbong Marcos of his chance to be President someday?