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Imee Marcos is a Hot Topic in Senator Pimentel’s Media Interview

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By: Elena Grace Flores

It is a bit outrageous that in one of the shows by the mainstream media highlights Imee Marcos more than their guest, Senator Koko Pimentel. This is to the verge that Senator Pimentel had to suggest to interview Marcos herself on topics that concern her. He just doesn’t have the right answers because he’s not aware of her educational records. Only the propaganda against her is the basis and he got no first-hand information at all. The interviewers are obviously hoping to get a negative reaction from him that they can use to destroy Gov. Marcos’ candidacy. After all, success eludes them as Pimentel disagrees from their feeds or leading questions.

YouTube video byElena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Senator Koko Pimentel Refuses to Agree that Imee Marcos is Dishonest.

The Media Presses

PDP-Laban’s Koko Pimentel to discusses the status of their political party, campaigning with Hugpong ng Pagbabago, and the President’s war on drugs. However, it takes most of the time for him to explain his affiliations with Gov. Marcos. He said that they belong under a big umbrella that supports the President.

Human Rights Violations are Not Possible

The human rights situation in the Philippines became an issue in recent years during President Rodrigo Du30’s war on drugs. The opposition opposes this. They use such misleading reports to accuse the President of human rights violations. However, Pimentel explains that it would be impossible for the Filipino leader to do unconstitutional actions because all of his moves require the necessary legislation from the Congress and the Senate. Laws like anti-murder amongst others are still effective.

Connecting to Martial Law

The current Du30 administration is always compared with the alleged martial law atrocities. The said violations that are mostly unfounded due to the nonexistent records of the cases are dramatized heavily to discredit not just the late President Ferdinand Marcos but also his whole clan. Nevertheless, the alliance of Du30 and Marcos presently is just too strong to break by fake news that the media launches.

Long History of Public Service

My family has a long history of public service in Ilocos Norte. It began almost a hundred years ago when my grandfather, Mariano Marcos became Congressman in 1925, said Marcos. After that came my father, my aunt (Elizabeth Marcos-Keon), my mother, and my cousins (Nonong, Angelo & Michael). Sister, Imee and I also serve the province and now it looks like the next generation takes over. It starts with Manang Imee’s son (Matthew Marcos Manotoc) who runs for Governor. What about Sandro Marcos?

Too Much to Ask?

The Senator asks; Is it too much to ask to follow the law also? Pimentel stresses this question after the panel presses him to comment on his thoughts on human rights. He said that what happened during the Marcos regime won’t be possible anymore with all the laws in place.

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Atty. Mangaoang is Not Successful on her Wish for Customs Comm. Lapeña Over the Shabu Shipment Incident

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By: Elena Grace Flore

In a previous hearing, Atty. Lourdes Mangaoang was grilled over her statement that Customs Commissioners Isidro S. Lapeña can be covering up the shabu shipment incident. She stands by her earlier assessment of the 1 ton worth of shabu being contained in the four magnetic lifters found in Cavite. Her credibility was being questioned and she faces the threat of being cited in contempt when she turned her back on the lawmakers. She now turns to the media in several interviews after she had upset the senators calling the President to sack Lapeña. However, President Rodrigo Du30 said; “Now… General Lapeña will move to TESDA. I will promote you to a Cabinet member position.  This is after he fired the deputy commissioners of the Bureau of Customs, and “freezing” the department heads of the bureau as the new commissioner, former Armed Forces chief of staff Rey Guerrero, takes over.



YouTube video by Elena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Atty. Mangaoang resorts to the media when her credibility is questioned in the hearing of the shabu shipment detected by PDEA at the Bureau of Customs.


Turning Back from the Solons

As Mangaoang was presenting her case, she was asked by Antipolo City 2nd District Representative Romeo Acop to go directly to her explanation of why she thinks the magnetic lifters were not empty. Acop was furious when Mangaoang began to turn away from him and faced the cameras of the news team. Acop is saying that this shows disrespect.


Addressing the People through the Media

Deputy Collector Lourdes Mangaoang answers that she only wants to address the people who are currently watching the live broadcast. Acop then reminds her that she is being probed by the House. Consequently, she should face the members of the house. Acop then warns her that this is already her 2nd  discourtesy and if she commits a 3rd one she will be cited in contempt.


Discourtesy that Irked the Senators

What was being referred to as Mangaoang’s first discourtesy was when she suggested that she could just leave if she was not wanted after she was grilled by Acop. To which, Representative Ace Barbers says that they do not owe anything to Mangaoang for her attendance in the probe.



Regret Comes Last

Mangaoang apologized afterward, to Acop as well as the other lawmakers present. To earn their forgiveness she would eve go down on her knees as she says. PDEA Chief Aaron Aquino also maintains that the drugs inside the lifters are currently circulating the country. BOC Commissioner Lapena said before that no shabu packages were found. However, after the investigation of PDEA, he is convinced that there may have been as there were traces found. The magnetic lifters passed through customs without being opened and were found in a warehouse with no more contents. However, even as the investigation is still ongoing, Mangaoang is already calling out Lapena as a liar to the media.


Not Sincere in her Apology

President Du30 has fired the deputy commissioners of the Bureau of Customs amid the controversy over the billions of pesos worth of shabu that allegedly slipped past Customs authorities in August. He is also freezing of all, all section department units of the Bureau of Customs. Lapeña has been moved to the lead the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. Du30 made sure he knew that it was a promotion. Lapeña and the BOC drew controversy after Deputy Collector Lourdes Mangaoang testified before a House inquiry that customs officials knew about the shabu that was smuggled into the country inside magnetic lifters. The outcome is not quite what Mangaoang is hoping for.


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The Works of Ferdinand Marcos Stand to Give Credit to his Son, Bongbong Marcos

The Works of Ferdinand Marcos Stand to Give Credit to his Son, Bongbong Marcos


By: Elena Grace Flores

It was former President Ferdinand Marcos’ goal to give every Filipino family a decent lifestyle His works show that he was successful in achieving his quest. As a gauge for this, we have something we call the 11 basic needs. These mean having access to Water, Electricity,  Food, Housing, Clothing, Work, Healthcare, Culture, Sports and Recreation, Ecological Balance, Transportation and other ways of earning. The late President’s namesake popularly known as Bongbong Marcos learns this idealism from his father much to his credit. While detractors try so hard to discredit him, the Marcos infrastructures remain to tell their stories.

YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Pabahay ni Macoy – Mga Programa ni Pangulong Marcos


PAG-IBIG Fund Housing Project

To fulfill his goal of giving every family their own home, President Marcos founded the Ministry of Human Settlements in 1978. This Ministry launched an extensive program for housing. Furthermore, he also founded the Home Development Mutual Fund or much better known as PAG-IBIG Fund, in 1978 as well to ensure that each Filipino can afford their own home.

BLISS in the City

He also made sure that the housing projects have complete facilities and have a school and a hospital nearby, as well as being near to the workplace of the residents. In 1985, 5,016 units were distributed for the poor citizens. They were called Bagong Lipunan Sites and Services or better known as BLISS.


Modern Projects that Last

In his leadership as well, 450,000 shelter communities all around the country were built. These programs started long before but up till now, they continue to help the Filipino. These are evidence that cannot vanish just by demonizing the late President. The black media propaganda against his family worldwide might be enormous. However, the hearts cannot forget.



Credit Goes to the Son

Despite the demonization of Martial Law, the Marcos Family have a strong support base across the country. This is because of the programs of the late patriarch. Now, as the young Marcos, Bongbong Marcos taps into the gratitude of supporters as he visits places where his father implemented projects and programs. He certainly gets the credit for the good work his father has done.


The Marcos Loyalists

Ilocanos remain loyal to the Marcoses because, in their memories, it was with President Marcos’ time when their province was at its most progressive. Now, looking back to the achievements of the late President Marcos, we can predict that President Rodrigo Duterte is following him. Like Marcos, he is into prioritizing the welfare of the Filipinos, and ultimately, the country. He also gives credit to the son of the fallen hero by choosing him as his likely successor for the presidency.



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Bias Media Works Overtime to Dispute Enrile’s Clarifications to Bongbong Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The mainstream media is adamant in intensifying their campaign on ex-PNoy’s opinion. This was after former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and Bongbong Marcos’ martial law video becomes viral. Enrile clarifies many details in an interview with Marcos that contradict the speculations about his father’s rule. He believes that they are only aiming to twist what happened during the late Presiden Ferdinand Marcos’ regime to discredit the son. On the other hand, presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo also expresses her dismay on Enrile’s statements.



Youtube video by ABS-CBN News

[VIDEO]: TV Patrol: Noynoy, may pasaring kay Enrile matapos ang panayam kay Marcos




No Massive Arrests

In Enrile’s interview, he denied 70,00 arrests under Marcos’ rule. Furthermore, he says that anyone who was arrested was only inconvenienced, but later released. He excepts senator Pepe Diokno who didn’t want to be released. However, The LP cites the Amnesty International Mission 1982 report. They sum up 50,000 people being detained without charge or trial on only the first three years of Martial Law. Also in a 1975 mission, the organization finds 6000 people still detained. Out of 107 that they interviewed, 71 says that they have been tortured. The human rights body only based their data on media reports. No one bothered to check the courts as per Enrile’s challenge. Many stories of torture also emerged when the Aquino’s administration provided incentives on martial law abuse claimants.



No Massacres

Enrile also claims that Ninoy Aquino only invented the Jabidah Massacre, and no massacres happened during the Martial Law. However, the LP  claims that Ninoy delivered his privilege speech that exposed the Jabidah massacre after being approached by Jibin Arula who was the lone survivor. This allegedly also what prompted Nur Misuari to kickstart the Moro separatist movement. It cannot be denied, however, that the Aquino patriarch’s connivance with the Malaysians is repeated by his son’s allowing the people of the late Sultan Jamalul Kiram to be massacred in Lahad Datu when they simply want to return to their own land, Sabah.

Land Reform Achievement

During the interview, Enrile also praised Marcos for introducing land reform. However, Constitutionalist Christian Monsod says that Marcos’ agrarian reform was still a loss, with his cronies lording over agriculture. He says that the Rice and Roads program was a good idea but it seemed a form of tokenism to Monsod, with Marcos’ cronies enjoying exemptions. According to many reports, one of the alleged cronies of Marcos is a Cojuangco. This makes the LP’s story a bit unbelievable.



The Oligarchs

Marcos is also quoted in the interview saying, “We were beginning to hear my father speaking out against the group of oligarchs that were controlling many segments of the economy and were not helping or supporting the national programs.” The LP argues that Marcos installed his cronies in media outlets and major businesses and empowered them. If this is so, why the giant media, oil, and telecommunication monopolies among others are controlled by the allies of the opposition?




LP’s Media Disputes Nuclear Energy Source’s Story

Enrile also claims that it was because of Cory Aquino’s anger that the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant was derailed. The LP, however, argues that it was mothballed because of the disaster that happened to Chernobyl in 1986 as well as the Fukushima Nuclear Plant in 2011. Many young Filipinos may not witness the real score of the Marcos regime or the so-called Golden Age. Nevertheless, many of them are already around during the two regimes of the Aquinos. They can judge better.



Marcos-Enrile Union on the 46th Martial Law Anniversary Diminishes Edsa’s People Power

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Bongbong Marcos Corrects the Misleading Media about Enrile’s Alleged Betrayal

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By: Elena Grace Flores

As the Defense Secretary back then, it was Juan Ponce Enrile who planned the mutiny that grew into the People Power Revolution by mistake. Enrile was wary of the political factions in the palace when then President Ferdinand Marcos was ill. One cabal was led by the former Armed Forces Chief of Staff Fabian Ver and Imelda. The real enemies were unknown to him at the time but the demonization of Marcos through the media was so intense. However, Enrile always sought for the approval of the late Marcos in every step that he made. All these efforts were to help save the first family.



Youtube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (JPE) speaks on many little-known facts around the actual events of Martial Law. Watch Episode 1, “JPE on Martial Law” on Thursday, September 20 at 7 pm and Episode 2, “JPE on EDSA” on Saturday, September 22 at 7 pm. Both episodes will air on official BBM channels:




False Branding Claim

The People Power had been attributed to the Aquino Family ever since it happened. Almost as if it is their franchise, they use it to their political advantage. However, during the most dangerous and first night of the movement, Corazon Aquino was hiding in Cebu, in a convent. Furthermore, his son was too busy in other things as well and hadn’t participated. Nevertheless, with massive media stunts, they were tied with the movement.



Cory’s Blame Game via the Media

When Ninoy was killed, Corry blamed Marcos. She then launched a destabilization campaign. Marcos was then forced to call a snap election, wherein he was confident to win. Back in 1982, the county’s economy was stable but after the murder of Ninoy, things went south. Ultimately, Cory’s destabilization campaign worked.

Ramos’ Participation

Enrile was down on to deciding to make a last stand. They decided to hold it at the AFP headquarters. He made a call to the Vice Chief of Staff Lieut. Gen. Fidel V. Ramos. Their allegiance was assured, but it was not until late in the evening of Feb. 22 that Ramos was able to join them in Camp Aguinaldo.



Wrong People Power Beneficiary

Because of the People Power, the Aquinos were granted two presidencies. But what did the people gain in these two presidencies? They cannot even solve the assassination case of their own patriarch. That made one speculation even grow stronger. That a relative of the late Cory Aquino is responsible. It would be pathetic to kill their own to gain power.




Marcos did not Cheat

After Cory’s ascension to the presidency, Namfrel conducted a recount. In the recount, Marcos still won by 800,000 votes. Furthermore, in the official count sanctioned by the Comelec, Marcos was the official winner by a margin of 1.7 million votes. It is now clear that Cory Aquino was never elected by the people. The same doubts go to the son, Noynoy. He could have won because of the digital election system manipulation made possible by the conniving Comelec and Smartmatic. Currently, Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest for the Vice Presidency is still ongoing. Atty. Glenn Chong’s technical evidence shows that the present VP, Leni Robredo may be illegitimate.