The opposition stalwarts panic because President Rodrigo Du30 succeeds with his administration. He even increases his popularity after 18 months in office. Bongbong Marcos talks highly of the President as he slams the anti-administration drivers. The energy of Du30’s governance creates a synergy among the people as felt via social media. They get frustrated over the power play displayed by their political enemies. It is obvious that the yellow fighters are more concerned about power play than what is good for the country.
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos said that the President and the people are frustrated over the opposition’s power play.
Extreme Du30 Governance
The President is so far successful to launch more reforms and programs. This is to change the tone of government in the country. He shakes up the bureaucracy. Even fires more governments officials that includes many of his appointees. He is definitely serious to check corruption to be effective. He appoints a powerhouse team of economists to design and lead his economic program.
Tough Moves but Productive
Du30’s moves bring economic productivity and modernization to the country. The IS rebels in Mindanao are under control. He is bound to defeat the 48-year-old communist insurgency following the late Ferdinand Marcos’ strategy like the Martial Law. He prioritizes business cooperation and harmony in his foreign policy by befriending China.
Energy is Political Will
The late Blas F. Ople, senator, labor secretary during the Marcos regime noted the work of Alexander Hamilton. He said that “energy of will” is crucial in the presidency. This relates to the “energy in the executive” that means “political will.” It also signifies the main agenda of the Bongbong Marcos and President Du30 alliance which is to govern the country to its progress for the welfare of the Filipino people.
The Congress now approves the President’s request to extend the military rule in Mindanao. In fact, the Mindanao block is unanimous with their Yes votes. Lawmakers there said that when their constituents hear the term Martial Law, they are happy. It simply means peace for them. This is contrary to the black media propaganda against Bongbong Marcos. Now that the recount of his electoral protest against Leni Robredo nears, more truths about his late father’s reign unfold. Thus ending the so-called Marcos stigma.
[VIDEO]: Martial law extension, inaprubahan na ng Kongreso.
End of Rebellion and Terrorism
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday is grateful to the Congress for granting the Presiden’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year. He vows that security forces take this opportunity to rid the region of threats to peace and order. Lorenzana assures Filipino legislators that the military and the police would “end” rebellion and terrorism in Mindanao. The destruction of the Islamic State-inspired infrastructure and other terror groups in the area is near.
Overwhelming Votes for Military Rule
The Department of National Defense is thankful for the trust and confidence of legislators. The House votes are overwhelming to accede to Du30’s request to keep martial law in place in Mindanao until Dec. 31, 2018. Both chambers of Congress, spent less than half a day to approve such request. The Senate voted 14-4 while the House gave its concurrence through a 226-23 margin.
Opponents of the extension contend that to allow it could pave the way for the declaration of military rule nationwide. A rise in the number of human rights cases can happen. They also said that there is no basis for the continuing placement of Mindanao, a region of 22 million, under martial law. Salvador Medialdea, the executive secretary of the president, however, reiterates that these fears are not logical because the military and the police respect the Constitution in conducting their operations.
Happy with Martial Law
The Filipino masses are therefore happy with the martial law. Only the media under the control of the government’s detractors are tainting its name. The reactions of Mindanao lawmakers only put much sense to the former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s disclosure that the late Ferdinand Marcos used martial law to save the country from communists and terrorists just like today. That is a very welcoming note for Bongbong Marcos’ expected recount victory.
Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile remains the keeper of the truth about the late President Ferdinand Marcos whose reputation is tarnished by black media propaganda. The Press people who fail to research deeper cannot understand why he was a major player in the EDSA event. The constant use of the words; loot, corruption, ill-gotten wealth, martial law abuses, disappearance, tortures, and others clouded Marcos’ leadership. Now that Enrile hands over Marcos’ diaries to his son, Bongbong Marcos, it signifies that he’ll soon lead. It, however, comes with a warning about the leftists and Liberal Party crusaders.
Most local and international media bear misleading titles when it comes to the late Ferdinand Marcos. The title dictator alone does not exist in a democratic country. They keep on repeating that Marcos reportedly amassed a fortune of $5-10 billion, despite earning an official annual salary of just $13,500. The former First Lady’s 1,220 pairs of shoes become the symbol of the family’s alleged kleptocracy and crass extravagance in contrast with the extreme poverty in the country. The family has always denied any wrongdoing. The Marcoses’ claims are consistent with legal records. Marcos was already wealthy before he became president. His wife also supported the Marikina shoe trade that is now dead because of the wrong news.
Destabilization Efforts via the Media
An extract of Marcos’ diaries reads:
…Freddie Elizalde showed me a copy of an editorial which Chino Roces wanted to be pooled by all the newspapers castigating me and asking for my resignatio and that of the cabinet. For good measure the editorial included the Vice-President. It was opposed by Freddie and Ugarte. And Teddy Locsin opposed the demand for resignation.
What a ridiculous spectacle Chino Roces is making of himself. He is supposed to have said that I engineered the drivers strike and am leading to a declaration of martial law as there will be violence tomorrow and in the days to come, and he predicted that at least ten men would be killed tomorrow…
…The timetable is being pushed too fast by the leftists. It may be earlier than we think.
Liberal Party Uses the Media
Another extract emphasizes the involvement of the LP just like today;
…The Liberals have taken out a full page advertisement on martial law declaring they would not attend sessions if martial law is declared.
I have had to reiterate my stand that martial law is the last recourse -that I would resort to it only if there are massive sabotage, terrorism, assassination and a violent grab for control of government…
Bongbong Marcos to Lead against Communism
Former President Marcos really saves the country from Communism:
“there is bound to be an inevitable confrontation between the communists and our democracy in the military front,” I have always said…
…The communists gamble that the Republic will be too weak by then as they will have sapped our vitality…
…I have also said that if we do not now take measures of self-preservation, this will come about.
My democratic revolution will rally the great majority of our people around our republic…
So if there is going to be an inevitable collision, then perhaps we should induce it now while communists are weak and disorganized.
The will of the late President is about to happen with his family now gaining a political stronghold in the country. Bongbong Marcos’ protest against Vice President Leni Robredo is to be resolved through a recount.
Former President Noynoy Aquino, Mar Roxas, Vice President Leni Robredo and other Liberal Party members attended the inauguration of a monument to the late Sen. Jose Wright Diokno recently. This was at the Commission on Human Rights compound in Quezon City. The VP made a political statement at the end of the Holy Mass. The church seems to support Robredo’s UP chapel politicking. This is contrary to their teachings or at least to their mandate.
[VIDEO]: Pinangunahan nina Bise Presidente Leni Robredo at dating Pangulong Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III ang pagtitipon ng iba’t ibang grupo sa UP Diliman para managawan ng hustisya para sa mga biktima ng pag-abuso sa mga karapatang pantao, bahagi ng paggunita sa ika-45 anibersaryo ng pagdedeklara ng batas militar.
Robredo Rants against Martial Law Again
She spoke against Marcos whose 1972 martial law proclamation prevented the Communist Party of the Philippines. I also stopped the New People’s Army from overrunning the state. It’s just because Bongbong Marcos is contesting her vice presidency. She even ended up attacking all the other administrations that followed after Marcos. This is from Cory Aquino to her son Noynoy when she said “45 years of brutality” in her speech.
Church to Allow Freedom to Choose
The church leaders cannot and must not decide for the people how to act. The teachings say; unity in necessary things, liberty in doubtful things, and charity in all things. They must proclaim what is right and what is wrong. But the followers must decide for themselves how to pursue the right and the good.
Putting an End to Killings
Until DU30 puts an end to the killings, the scandal will not go away. However, such extra-judicial killings are ancient problems. They are part of the culture and history. The President can only speak against it and implement tough punishments. The changes must come from the people.
This meant one big bold step that the Church can do is to focus on prayers. This has a profound effect on the practice of the Christian faith. It is known to have played a special role in some big events in world history. Unfaithful Christians doubt that prayer alone can never be effective without some drastic actions against authorities. The Christian way is to act by cleaning own heart and action first to have a closer relationship with the Creator. They have to be reminded that prayers can move mountains. To believe in it is the measure of great faith.
In the past few days, VP Leni Robredo and the so-called yellow media exert vigorous efforts to reactivate alleged Martial Law atrocities. This is for them to rekindle public sentiments that could brainwash people into turning against the government and its preferred heir, Bongbong Marcos. Nonetheless, the messages of common citizens are already becoming more popular than the bitter words of the Vice President. They should know by now that most Filipinos already know the real culprits of the country.
[VIDEO]: Diego Franco, a 62 year old DSWD volunteer responded to Leni Robredo’s laments of the slow relief and recovery efforts of DSWD during the ‘bagyong’ Nina.
Yellow Media Highlights Martial Law
A known yellow media wrote: On the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, we look back at some of the bright, idealistic youth leaders whose lives were cut short under the Marcos regime. This coincides with the alleged killings that they blame the President’s drug war of being responsible for. As passionate people, killings can happen anywhere ever since time immemorial. They are just highly publicized by the government’s detractors to hopefully link them to the President’s campaigns.
The Vice President said that only a few Filipinos today have personally lived through the perceived “dark times” by the yellow cult. This was when democracy allegedly died. She added that the nation was compelled to accept its passing quietly. This is through force and fear during her recent “National Day of Protest” speech. Actually, this is not true.
The Power of Social Media
Social media sentiments can dispute this at once. People who pour in their counter-messages to Robredo mostly enjoy the massive benefits of Martial Law during the Marcos Golden Era. LP activists just try to bury them through their media propaganda. Even Robredo’s criticisms of the DSWD were answered by a volunteer worker.
Robredo and her allies must try harder to revive their accusations against the Marcoses. The time has come that the truth finally finds its way out. The lies that they spread cannot be corrected over time. Since the digital age is here now, it will not anymore take another 30 years to put everything in the right perspective.