The President recently revealed terror threats posed by the international terrorist network ISIS in several parts of Mindanao. Prior to this, Bongbong Marcos already said in an interview that there were signs that the notorious global group has already set a foothold in Mindanao. This is the reason why the extension of Martial Law is crucial.
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[VIDEO]: Former Senator Bongbong Marcos gives his opinion about Pres. Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
In a meeting with lawmakers, the President informed them of new and “serious” plots to sow terror in the southern Philippines, Senator Franklin Drilon briefed reporters about this. The military needs around 20,000 more soldiers, Drilon said. This was also the figure that Du30 mentioned after his second State of the Nation Address where he vowed to strengthen the Armed Forces.
“He informed us of that there’s a renewed threat because the secretary of national defense Delfin Lorenzana requested for additional manpower. Therefore, that would require budgetary allocation,” said Drilon. In the proposed budget for 2018, the Department of National Defense sees an increase by 5.5 percent to P145 billion.
End-year Martial Law
The Senate and House of Representatives grant the President’s request to extend martial law until December 31, 2017. Detractors once again debate on this but Bongbong Marcos said earlier that the extension of Martial Law is not the problem. Since there are indications that the international terrorists are gaining a foothold in Mindanao particularly in Marawi, this is not an easy problem to solve. This has escalated into a global scale.
Once again, Bongbong Marcos displays his brilliance in analyzing situations that pertain to national security. He is indeed his father’s son. He might be officially jobless now but the brain still works. All for the good of the country in support to the President.
Where else can the international media get their stories from but from the Liberal Party media feeders that portray the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos as a tyrant that Du30 allegedly idolizes. They projected that the Filipinos just woke up in the midsts of rebellion and terrorism threats just to put the whole Mindanao in the state of Martial Law.
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[VIDEO]: Activists march towards the Philippine Senate in Manila to protest the Presiden’s proclamation of martial rule in Mindanao
In 1972, the late Marcos with the help of then-Defense Secretary Senator Juan Ponce Enrile declared Martial Law nationwide after strenuous study to save the country from insurgencies and communism invasion rampant in those days worldwide. Just like at present time, suspicion looms that the Liberal Party is involved in igniting the Marawi siege. It was known that the patriarch of the Aquino political clan was involved.
The late Senator Benigno Aquino III who intended to replace Marcos as President was eventually one of the founders of the CPP-NPA merger. This is the union of the notorious rebel groups in Mindanao. His wife who became the President after his death when Marcos stepped down to save Filipinos from bloodshed, manifested the revision of the 1987 constitution. She is tagged as a democracy icon despite their undemocratic ways.
Basic Democratic Rights
The Liberal Party of the Aquinos in full context of the democratic principles cannot be the leader for democracy. For one, their matriarch the late President Cory Aquino replaced Marcos as President despite losing the elections. At the present time, another widow from the LP, Leni Robredo beats Bongbong Marcos in the VP race over clouds of doubts. She is noted to try to delay the younger Marcos’ electoral protest against her.
LP is Pushing Du30
It is not enough that the Marcos patriarch is already dead for the LP to bring his tainted memories back. They can only compare the military abuses against the opposition during his time to Du30’s present Martial Law in Mindanao. This prompts the President to follow the Supreme Court if it rules to halt it. However, he said that if he has to reinstate it, it is going to be his way – a copycat of Marcos.
People are anxious to witness the immediate recount to legitimize the Vice Presidential post now occupied by Leni Robredo. Calls for the recount even becomes more intense when the President praises the late Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr.’ martial law. Bongbong Marcos is just too proud to be his son.
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[VIDEO]: President Du30 says former president Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of martial law was ‘very good.’ This is in response to a question seeking to clarify Du30’s earlier statement, where he said that his declaration of martial law would be similar to Marcos’ time.
The president said that the late President Marcos was forced to declare martial law to fight off the wave of communism at that time. The New People’s Army back then was already getting arms support from overseas.
Parallelism with Marcos
“Whether or not he performed worse or better, there is no study, there is no movie about it. It’s just the challenges and allegations of the other side which is not enough,” Du30 said. It is evident that he draws parallelisms between himself and Marcos as he enumerates his reasons for the declaration of military rule in Mindanao.
Evidence of Rebellion
Maute group’s taking over a hospital, burning of government facilities and killing of government security forces are clearly acts of rebellion. That warrants his declaration of military rule under the new constitution. They are not merely terrorist attacks.
At the back of the martial law incident, many people are asking the updates of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest. This only shows that no other big news can cover public interest in this aspect. The tide has turned now from Marcos being the culprit to a real hero – that is supported by the president. Therefore to make-up to his heroism, his son must be installed as the real VP, according to his supporters via social media. The preliminary conference for the electoral protest is set in motion on June 21, 2017.
VP Leni Robredo shows her indifference with social media sentiments when she said that wrong information comes out from there regarding the Marawi incident. Many would disagree with her, because, the very first posts visible there are video footages of the actual events.
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[VIDEO]: VP Leni Robredo attacks social media anew saying that there are news about the martial law declaration in Mindanao that are not true.
Terrorism in Marawi
Leni Robredo echoes the call for authorities to conduct an investigation into the incident. She also repeats the pleas of the police for Marawi residents not to loiter or go out of their house. They are more vulnerable if they stay in groups, she said.
Houses set on fire. Terrorists take over one city jail. They bombed the National Grid Corporation Tower in Lanao del Sur. Journalists are also attacked by armed men. This is terrorism aside from rebellion which is enough reason for the president to declare martial law. The VP is, however, hesitant to agree or disagree with the leader’s decision.
Social Media Critic
Robredo is very critical of social media. This is after she fails to make it work for her. There are just too many people who hate her. They all resort to social media because they cannot rely anymore on the mainstream media. It’s like taking the matter into their own hands that she detests.
It is not certain what Robredo is referring to when she said that misinformation scatters through social media anew. Was it about Bam Aquino’s alleged visit in Marawi shortly before the incident? Can it be about the martial law declaration? Since she clarifies that there’s no official notice yet and even the PNP is still waiting for it.
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.