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How is the Shoe Industry after Imelda Marcos’ Collection Scandal?


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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The former Philippine First Lady and now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos is not crazy about expensive shoes. This is contrary to the black media propaganda here and abroad. She does not even have to buy one. The 3,000 to 7,500 pairs of shoes she left behind during the 1986 EDSA revolution at the Malacanang palace in 1986 are samples given by shoemakers themselves for her to promote. Such a popular endorser definitely boost the industry’s reputation as a whole. Where is it now after fake news castigates Cong. Marcos for the ironic shoe collection scandal?

Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]:  Leila Benitez: Every time the shoemakers make a new pattern, they send a copy to the former First Lady Imelda Marcos. It was how she promoted the shoe industry of The Philippines.

The Collection is Back to its Hometown

Marikina is the Shoe Capital of the Philippines. It is a progressive shoe industry that the former first lady promoted by heart. It is also the home of the world’s largest pair of shoes by the Guinness Book of World Records. The Shoe Museum preserves most of the controversial shoes of Cong. Marcos. Who would dare take care of such collection but the makers themselves? The industry will surely thrive continuously because of the Filipino determination. However, a promoter like Marcos could enhance it a hundred folds.

Misjudging Imelda Marcos

The media misjudges Marcos on the subject if not purposely trying to malign her reputation.  They have no idea how many livelihood programs she organizes for the development of the shoe industry in Marikina. Some of these shoes are tokens of appreciation personally made for her in lieu of her help. The rest are samples for new designs.

Love for Humanity

There is no way she can wear all of the shoes recovered but because of their sentimental value, she keeps and cares for them – like how those shoe entrepreneurs give value to their shoe business in memory of her kindness.

Mentality Clashes

The elite who controls most of the country’s giant local media can only put negative colors into Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection for their own advantage. They know that the former first lady is admired by the Filipino masses. The foreign press people can also easily ride on to the mentality of the elite. They do not have the same sympathy and pride most Filipinos have. There is no way they can understand that a well-loved figure like Cong. Marcos can help alleviate poverty just by inspiring her people. It only takes one good leader to inspire the rest of the constituents with utmost talents.

Marcos-Aquino Feud: Bongbong Marcos’ Renewed Popularity is Caused by ex-Pnoy’s Incompetence

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Contrary to Yellow Media: Bongbong Marcos Withdraws All Pending and Future Motions for Immediate Recount


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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Immediately after the PET announces the gag order to both camps, the yellow media is quick to publish that the PET notes that Bongbong  Marcos did not file a motion to withdraw all pending motions that can hamper the upcoming recount date. The tribunal allegedly inquires if he intends to file a similar motion to withdraw all pending motions. Earlier, Marcos’ lawyer and spokesperson Vic Rodriguez said that they have filed a joint manifestation. Not a motion because they intend to withdraw not just the existing motions but also the upcoming ones. That is why they did not go for a similar motion as Vice President Leni Robredo. This does not mean that they did not withdraw.

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[VIDEO]: The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday signed a joint motion to withdraw any and all pending motions before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal in relation to the poll protest of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Sub Judice Rule

The Supreme Court (SC) orders the camps of Robredo and Marcos Jr. to observe the sub judice rule. This is of relevance to the ongoing vice presidential electoral protest. The sub judice rule prohibits parties in a case and their lawyers from making comments and disclosures concerning ongoing judicial proceedings to avoid preempting the issue, influencing the court, or obstructing the administration of justice.

Reminder and Clarification

The PET issues the sub judice rule reminder a week after both the Marcos and Robredo camps publicly criticize each other over the delay in the electoral protest. The Marcos camp produces a “joint manifestation” signed by Marcos himself. The Robredo camp produces a “joint motion” signed by Macalintal. Both camps refused to sign the other’s document. They have different strategies but both withdraw pending motions. Only Marcos prevents future motions in that case.

Gag  Order Effect

Since both camps cannot give interviews anymore to clarify their actions as far as the protest is concerned, the media supporters of both camps can only rely on evidence. To be credible on the subject, side comments like “the PET asks Marcos to inform the tribunal if he intends to file a similar motion to withdraw all pending motions” won’t. Logical reporting on this matter is crucial to avoid misleading the public.

Motions Not Necessary

On the same note, the pro-LP media discloses that the Vice President’s camp formally files a motion before the PET. This is to withdraw any motions that could potentially delay the electoral protest. But they claimed that in the same February 13 resolution, the PET ruled that Robredo camp has not filed any motions that could or would delay the ballot recount process. In fact, both camps do not have motions that can delay the protest. Therefore such processes are not necessary. Truly just playing with the minds of the electorate.

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Wondering about the Netizens’ Reactions on Robredo’s Darkness Speech via Social Media?

Social Media

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Presidential spokesman, Atty. Harry Roque cites Gallup International polls that show the Philippines as the third happiest country in the world. He also shows the Philippines at the fifth highest nation in the economic optimism index. He also stresses the Social Weather Stations surveys indicating that 96 percent welcome the new year with hope and fewer Filipino families consider themselves poor. These facts are contradictory to the statement of Vice President Leni Robredo saying that the country is now in darkness. Netizens fury are evident via Social Media. Here are some from Facebook:

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[VIDEO]: Roque says Robredo ‘out of touch’ over darkness shrouds Philippines remark

The VP’s Dark Intention

Justice for Bongbong Marcos

Robredo Will Disappear

The Sin of the Queen of Darkness

Bongbong Marcos Contradicts Robredo’s Media Spread of Darkness Rumor with Message of Honor

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Know why Most Filipinos Love Bongbong Marcos and Hate Robredo for Unpatriotic VP Election Recount Media Stunts


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Vice President Leni Robredo who claims that darkness envelops the country is now called the “Queen of Darkness” by Netizens. She irritates people during the 72nd anniversary of the Liberal Party. Robredo calls for all the members of her group to continue fighting for their selfish beliefs. Contrary to Robredo, rival, Bongbong Marcos promotes honor, dignity, patriotism, camaraderie, peace, and unity in his Mamasapano 3rd year anniversary video. Marcos vows to continue working with the Du30 administration that the VP discredits to give justice to the fallen heroes that the previous LP administration is guilty of. The VP election recount process now starts to roll.

Youtube video by; Bongbong Marcos
[VIDEO]: The Untold Story of the Gallant SAF 44

Social Media Endorsement Despite Election Recount

Bongbong Marcos endorses the documentary “Fallen Not Forgotten” in his “The Untold Story of the Gallant SAF 44” video. It features interviews with survivors of “Oplan: Exodus,” the SAF operation to get Marwan on Jan. 25, 2015. The news website that explains the contrast between Marcos and Robredo in terms of patriotism was earlier inaccessible for unknown reason. It is now restored. “Bongbong Marcos Contradicts Robredo’s Media Spread of Darkness Rumor with Message of Honor” is the title of the article. It stresses why most Filipinos love Marcos and hate Robredo.

Malacañang Disputes the Vice President

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque disagrees with Robredo. He said that the vice president’s remarks are “completely out of touch with realities.” The darkness that Robredo perhaps pertain to is her own future. She currently faces a recount process for Bongbong Marcos’ election protest. He claims that her party’s fraudulent acts made her VP. Robredo is so far the most hated Vice President. Sadly, international media particularly American and Japanese journalists picked up the false news.

Dragging the Marcos Name

Robredo also said that history seems to repeat itself. She notes that the party’s membership declined during the time of Bongbong Marcos’ father just like now. Several members of the LP moved to the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan, the party of the Pro-Marcos President Rodrigo Du30 after he won a landslide victory in the 2016 presidential race. Robredo can only defend party-mate Former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III as Marcos believes that there was a major lapse in the chain of command that leads to the unfortunate plight of the SAF44. BS Aquino is likely to be accountable for the said mishap.

Robredo is Out of Touch

Roque cites Gallup International polls that show the Philippines is the third happiest country in the world and the fifth highest country in the economic optimism index. He also cites Social Weather Stations surveys indicating that 96 percent entered the new year with hope and fewer Filipino families consider themselves poor.

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No Such Thing as Marcos Trauma, Just Media Blackout


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Media blackout refers to the censorship of news related to a certain topic, particularly in mass media, for any reason. What most people learn about the Marcoses worldwide for the last 3 decades is only about the martial law black propaganda. The alleged dictatorship, human rights abuses, ill-gotten wealth and the famous shoe collection of the Marcos matriarch poisoned the people’s minds – but they turn out to be the opposite in reality. Like Bongbong Marcos said, they must have done something good to be loved by many Filipinos the way they experience it. But sad to say, despite the false trauma publicity, media blackout is so obvious.

Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: People’s reactions around Bongbong Marcos Show that there’s no truth in the so-called Marcos trauma because of his father’s regime. He’s definitely aware that there’s some kind of media blackout.

Robredo is Out of Touch

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque disputed Vice President Leni Robredo's claim that darkness envelopes the Philippines. During the 72nd anniversary of the Liberal Party, Robredo claimed that history seems to repeat itself. She notes that the party's membership also declined during the time of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos just like now under President Rodrigo Du30.

LP Uses Millennials for Destabilization

An LP statement said that like national hero Jose Rizal, today’s millennials should use their time and talents to show their love for the Philippines. The Liberal Party urged them to work for a better Philippines, free of poverty and fear, and where justice and solidarity reign. They implied the alleged dictatorship of President Du3o. They described Rizal as millennial of his time. There are two obvious mistakes here. The national hero can't be a millennial as they claimed because he was not born after the technology age. Secondly, Philippines cannot have a dictator because of its democratic constitution.

Performance is the Best Measure

Bongbong Marcos said that like his father, he tries to enhance his performance in making his constituents' lives better. That is how he would like to be remembered by fellow Filipinos. This video comes a day before the retrieval of ballots from Camarines Sur, one of his pilot provinces for the recount as mandated by the tribunal on his electoral protest against VP Robredo. No matter how intense the news is, mainstream media failed to publicize such important event on time. However, social media posts as always never failed to ignore such development.

Media Fiasco Aims to Overshadow Ballot Retrieval for Bongbong Marcos’ Election Protest

LP tells millennials: Be like Rizal