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.
By: Elena Grace Flores
In connection to President Rodrigo Duterte’s ordering the military to validate the presence of alleged ISIS indoctrinators in Mindanao and to immediately arrest and deport them once reports against these persons have been confirmed is clear – but it can happen that these foreigners’ lives can be endangered due to the nature of the threat if police operations are not monitored closely.
“I have been informed that a lot of Caucasian-looking people are conducting teachings. They don’t have weapons. They are foreigners. I told the military to validate it, and arrest all of them and we will deport them…”; was the incomplete statement in Davao during a press conference.
Duterte revealed earlier in Zamboanga that there are Arab-looking missionaries in some parts of Mindanao, which he feared may be the start of ISIS threat in the country – but caution is needed in apprehending these visitors because they may be Arab retirees wanting to retire in Mindanao as promoted by past administrations.
By: Elena Grace Flores
The “Punong” shrimp farm of the late Rodulfo Flores and Pilar Branzuela was a successful aquaculture joint venture between private hacienderos and the Marcos administration through the public service projects of then first lady Imelda Marcos.
Correspondence in telegraph forms between Lolo Opong and Imelda were seen in the Flores family’s ancestral home in Centro, Calamba, Misamis Occidental proving their alliance. When Lolo Opong died, Maurice Flores, one of his sons became the administrator of the Punong property but he was not a farmer. He graduated with a Commercial Degree and served as Baranggay Secretary instead. None of the Flores siblings took the challenge to continue Lolo Opong’s manual labor on the land because most of them are already professionals and living in the cities, particularly Cebu City.
It was rumored that the engineer of the family George B. Flores, Sr., my father failed to pay for the arrears of the land that’s why when I went there in 2005, it was about to be confiscated by the government according to the Flores-Pollescas family who were the collectors of the coco land proceeds of the Flores family that are for payments of the property taxes. This triggered family differences so, in spite being appointed by the majority of the heirs as President of the ancestral lands, I decided to go back to Manila and let time heal the wounds. After Maurice died, his wife baby or Conception Flores volunteered to take care of my grandson so that I can earn money for the Punong. As I have fulfilled my personal responsibilities to my own family, I am now ready to go back. I asked Melvin Flores, my cousin and son of Maurice to get the official statement of the Punong’s land taxes to be guided accordingly on what we have to pay and found out the truth that my father, was innocent of the accusations against him. The arrears for the Punong taxes started only in the year 2000 – and he was already dead at that time. The balance that the Pollescas family were talking about was actually the running taxes of the land that were not paid by them – and put the blame on my dead father instead. Here’s the evidence:
Nevertheless, they are still my family so we will start slowly but surely. Will try to start all over again little by little and raise the money needed the way we can without holding anyone accountable. Just hoping that in time, the family will be reunited and forget past pains.