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Bongbong Marcos’ Response to President Du30’s Plea for Transitory Election

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The opposition earlier expressed its fear that the Philippine President Rodrigo Du30 asks for a transitory election to extend his term. Presidential spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque disputes this by explaining that the leader even wants to cut 3 years of his term to allow the people to vote for their next head of state. Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide floats his fear that Du30 will run again with Bongbong Marcos as the Vice President. The tandem could easily win, he said. However, Marcos hints that the President is indeed true to his word that he is not into term extension. In fact, the former Senator already confirms with the media. He intends to run as President in the next election – may it be in 2019 or 2022.






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[VIDEO]: WOW! BONGBONG MARCOS SUSUNOD SA YAPAK Ni PANGULONG DUTERTE NA MAGING PRESIDENTE NG PILIPINAS!




Eyeing for the Presidency

The namesake of the late President Ferdinand Marcos eyes to become the next president of the Philippines. The former senator said this in a media interview.  He aspires to gain the highest position in Philippine politics. However, the presidency is not something that he wakes up in the morning and plans on it,’ he added. His return to Malacañang is the hope for the majority of Du30-Marcos supporters. So, if Du30 is not running, they can also do the reverse: Marcos-Du30 with Inday Sara as the running mate for VP.




Mayor Sara Du30 Jokes to Run as VP in 2019

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[VIDEO]: Will Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte run for Vice President? The President’s daughter was at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on for a hearing on the petition filed by her new party,

Capitalizing on Du30’s High Approval Rate

Davide’s fear is real. The Du30-Marcos tandem or vice versa can surely win the national election. This is because of the high approval rating of the President despite the massive destabilization efforts of his detractors. When both Marcos and Du30 loyalists merge, they certainly generate majority votes.









The Opposition’s Near Demise

The opposition’s near demise is now felt by their conspirators. Aside from having an unpopular head of their party elected in the executive office in the person of Leni Robredo, their forces in the other branches also dwindled. The removal of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is a demonstration of Sol. Gen. Jose Calida’s great influence. The pro and anti-Marcos senators and congressmen are still battling many issues. One thing is certain though, that the Marcos-Du30 alliance has the number to make this strategy a reality hopefully soon.







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US Ambassador to UN Haley: US Media Quits Liberalism Propaganda against Du30’s Drug War

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

In her United Nations speech recently, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley turns to the Philippines with regards to the big human rights task. Haley is on the side of President Du30 and the Philippines. She tells the UN General Assembly and international human rights organizations: “The Philippines is suffocating. We must give the Philippine the space to run his nation. We must respect their independence. It is not in our purview to decide administrative issues for the country. “That is the job of the president.”






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[VIDEO]: Right After Trump Named Kim Rocket Man, Nikki Haley Went And Silenced The Media With A HUGE Reveal



Human Rights to Work with the President on Drug War

Haley elaborated: “Destructive forces have never given the Duterte administration enough space to jump-start his programs of government; they did not even afford him the proverbial honeymoon period. Now, they have calibrated their plot to ouster movements and this is just the second year of his presidency.” She called on human rights groups (the UN’s included) to be impartial and not take political sides while dispensing their duties in any particular nation. She asked HR groups in the Philippines to engage in consultations with the Du30 government and shun political stances which may lead to a loss of relevance and credibility for the country.



Goodbye International Liberalism

The biggest boost for the Philippines in the unveiling of Trump’s new foreign policy doctrine will likely lie in its unblushing endorsement and defense of the sovereignty of nations. He espouses not only America’s return to greatness; he recognizes the sovereignty of rival powers like Russia, China, and virtually all nations. And that, of course, includes the Philippines. America under Trump is turning away from the architecture of liberal internationalism that has been dominant in international relations for so many decades, since the collapse of the Soviet Union.



Du30’s Strategy is Right

President Du30 was right in steering Philippine foreign policy towards closer relations with China, Russia, the ASEAN, while taking care to forge strong relations with the US. These developments invest added significance to the coming ASEAN leaders’ summit in November, which the country will host and where the US, China, and Russia, and other major nations will be in attendance. The Philippines is destined to become a bigger player in international affairs, commensurate with its size and impressive growth.








US Media Ceases Enthusiasm for Drug War Propaganda

The hope of the opposition that human rights violations or extra-judicial killings (EJKs) will be the way to bring down the Du30 presidency may have received a mortal blow. The enthusiasm of US media for grisly stories about the drug war will fade out. There is now zero chance that the US will interrupt with the regime change in the Philippines. Tindig coalition’s effort is just a waste.




Superstar speaks: Give Duterte space to run the Philippines




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Gordon on Duterte’s US Separation: Mind his actions not his hurtful words

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welcome By: Elena Grace FloresOn Duterte’s US separation, Senator Richard Gordon said; “I don’t agree with that. I think the President is wrong on that matter.” Mind his actions, not his hurtful words; he added. He’s different. He is probably just expressing disappointments but not necessarily the policy of the country. The senate has to decide on it as the constitution dictates. Maybe just balancing. On the other hand, the Americans are confused why Duterte has to cut ties when he can be friends with both countries?

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[VIDEO]: The Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, announces his ‘separation’ from the US as he aligns himself with China and Russia. . Report by Lydia Batham.



US Congress Delegation

The US Congress visited Gordon’s office to seek clarification of the Duterte administration’s policies. “They are concerned with the policy. I told them not to worry and look at acts not the words,” he said.“This one is different. He is venting hurt feelings, but that doesn’t mean that’s policy,” Gordon assured the delegation.

Gordon is against US Separation

When asked about Duterte’s US separation, Gordon said; “I don’t agree with that. I think the President is wrong on that matter,”
“You don’t have to leave your old friends that have been reliable—and not be totally reliable just because you want to get a few things. That’s shortsightedness,” he explained.



Not afraid to Disagree

Gordon is one of the very few politicians who criticizes the Philippine President when his moves and display of character are wrong. He listens to explanations. Just don’t provoke him. As a friend, not an ally, and tell him, ‘boss, don’t get upset, but if you do we can’t do anything, but what you’re doing is wrong;’ the senator revealed.



America failed the Philippines

Duterte made a significant remark by saying; “I’ve realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to President Vladimir Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world – China, Philippines and Russia. It’s the only way. With that, in this venue, your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States,” Duterte announced this during his state visit in China.



China and the Philippines are Brothers

Xi told Duterte that China and the Philippines were brothers and they could “appropriately handle disputes”. He hinted on the South China Sea problem. “I hope we can follow the wishes of the people and use this visit as an opportunity to push China-Philippines relations back on a friendly footing and fully improve things,” Xi added.



South China Sea Issue

“The two sides agreed that they will do what they agreed five years ago, that is to pursue bilateral dialogue and consultation in seeking a proper settlement of the South China Sea issue,” Liu said.

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http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2016/10/20/duterte-cuts-us-ties-aligns-with-china.html

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Reputation Management: Martin Andanar announces Duterte’s plea to supporters

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
There’s always a bad potato among the good ones. But the Duterte myth is contrary to the belief that his supporters are unruly bastard and bitches. Capable only of below the belt personal attacks. The experiment overnight showed that when properly explained, the negative subject is neutralized. They give reasons without the “F” word. Most argue from the start but could be very supportive in the end for unity’s sake. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s plea to respect the media and Senator Leila De Lima will have great chance of success.








The President’s Plea

 

Reputation Management

The President through Martin Andanar urges his supporters to respect the media. This goes to Senator Leila de Lima as well. It is not good he said that Filipinos are hurting each other via social media. It is also unfair to our very own senator to be treated badly.



Senate as Co-equal Branch

The Palace recognizes that the senate is a co-equal branch of the executive office. They have the rights to conduct their own investigations on the alleged extra judicial killings.




Common Class Visayan Character

The president may be guilty of tough-talking. Saying one thing but meant another. But this is his strategy to confuse people. When confused, true colors can come out. Then he would know the sincere ones from the rest. People in Davao are very used to this kind of character. As Visayans tend to say bad words when showing closeness or fondness to others.



Social Media Reputation Management

It might not be appropriate to have a bad mouth as President, but Filipinos are forgiving. We just have to “educate” foreigners and international entities with Duterte’s culture. For Example, Duterte said; De Lima is only not screwing her driver but the country as well! This may sound humorous to most Filipinos – but mind you, it’s perversion in many cultures overseas. So. it’s up to us to help censor as an online reputation management effort.

President’s Awareness

The President is aware that he has crossed the line in terms of civilized public speaking. He is trying to change but it will not happen overnight. This is why he needs the help of his supporters not to escalate anymore his wrong language. It is evident that after bashing like Obama, the UN and the EU – social media supporters immediately promote them. Media on the other hand, cannot be blamed because it’s their job to document what really happened.

Supporters’ Responses

Reputation Management

It is already common knowledge that most Filipinos are not fond of reading the whole story. They immediately react at a sight of an intimidating title. This is experienced in a Political Group at Facebook named Freedom Society – which is composed mainly of Duterte supporters. Here, they even asked the media to stop destabilizing the country.  Personal attacks do happen but when the purpose is disclosed, most of them understand. So, reputation management for the president by his own supporters is very possible.

There were at least two who wanted a friendly discussion through the Messenger. I was privileged to have the chance to pick each others’ brains. In a very diplomatic way, of course. As for this one bad potato, he was too proud not to follow the president’s request. No wonder, he did not have a face on his profile!

Reference: Freedom Society at Facebook

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Philippine President says No to Martial Law this time

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
PhilippinePresident Rodrigo Duterte is already struggling is solving illegal drugs crime in the country. However, martial law is not yet an option at this time.

How could I solve this?; he asked. I cannot just imprison them nor kill them. But I also don’t like Martial aw; he added.

Martial Law Anniversary Speech

Speaking on the 44th anniversary of the declaration of martial law during his visit at Camp Elias Angeles San Jose in Pili, Camarines Sur, Duterte said the drug problem had corrupted government officials and personnel. Also including members of the National Bureau of Investigation, the police and judges.

“This will destroy your children, your grandchildren. and the next generation,” he said, referring to the drug menace.

Blamed for Extra Judicial Killings

Duterte is being assailed for rampant extrajudicial killings happening in the course of his war against illegal drugs even as he maintains that the government has nothing to do with such incidents.

He has tapped the Armed Forces of the Philippines to join the police in the drug war, along with the fight against terrorism as he placed the country under a state of national emergency due to lawless violence after the Sept. 2 Davao City bombing.

Duterte

He is not like Marcos

Duterte had earlier said he was ready to bury the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani as a former president and war veteran. But he stressed he is no Marcos.

Malacañang stressed no civil liberties were being curtailed and that the government was committed to due process and human rights that were sacrificed during martial law years, where atrocities were committed by uniformed authorities.

In his speech, Duterte noted how the drug problem caused infighting among those involved. He directed Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to look into his latest list of 1,000 narco-politicians in a bid to prevent them from continuing their illicit trade.




Narco-politicians’ List

As a former prosecutor, Duterte said he assessed the names in the latest narco-politicians’ list one by one to determine if evidence would warrant the filing of cases against them.

At the Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Division in Camp Manuel Yan, Mawab, Compostela Valley on Tuesday, Duterte said it was important for him to have a strong military and police force that would not be corrupt so he could effectively lead the country.

“I cannot run a country with a weak Armed Forces, and I cannot run a country with a corrupt police,” the President said.

He said this was the reason he named the police generals allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade.




No intention to declare Martial Law

Earlier yesterday, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said the President has no intention to declare martial law even if the option was presented to him during past discussions with close allies.

Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo admitted toying with the idea of “constitutional dictatorship” so Duterte could have powers over both the executive and legislative branches to speed up reforms.

“Believe me, from what I have seen, he will not go for martial law. There are other (ways)… that would support his (campaign)… including the declaration of a simple state of lawless violence in Mindanao right now,” Esperon said at the Kapihan sa Manila Bay at Café Adriatico in Manila.




Martial Law is not Duterte’s Solution

“In fact, many have recommended the declaration of more stringent setups, including the declaration perhaps (of) martial law… but he did not go for it,” the former AFP chief said.

Duterte, 71, can be cited for using an iron-hand strategy in addressing crimes and illegal drugs, but he is not a dictator, Esperon insisted.

“So should we call him a constitutional dictator or do we call him a forceful law enforcer? Enforcer of the laws of the land, enforcer against criminality, enforcer for good governance,” Esperon added.

The Punisher Image

On Duterte’s moniker as “The Punisher,” Esperon explained that the President was keen on seeking retribution for the criminals.

“Yes, because he will have to punish. That’s exactly part of it, maybe an iron fist in enforcing the laws. He said, ‘What right do you have to manufacture or cook shabu and feed it to my children, to the next generation?’ I hope by now, we have realized the magnitude of the situation,” Esperon added.

Reacting to the recommendation of Panelo for the President to declare a constitutional dictatorship, Esperon doubted Duterte would consider this since the Chief Executive had been advocating federalism.

Constitutional Authoritarianism Association

“I don’t know why constitutional authoritarianism would be associated with the President. All I know is that he is very strict, and he is bent on enforcing the laws of the land,” Esperon said.

“He is a lawyer, and therefore he knows his rules but this is my take on it. I joined the campaign of (then Davao City) mayor Rodrigo Duterte on the common platform and that is federalism (which)… for me, is the key of the peace process in Mindanao,” Esperon added.

“Let me tell you this, if a candidate for president is going for martial law or for authoritarian rule or for consolidation of powers in unilateral central government… why would he go for federalism which will break up the country into several states?” Esperon asked.



Business as usual

Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar said Sept. 21 was a regular working day so it was “governance as usual” but this “does not mean the significance of the day is lost to the collective memory of the nation.”

He said the government was open to anti-Marcos protests but they must be done peacefully.

Meanwhile, the Official Gazette noted the declaration of martial law should be commemorated on Sept. 23 and not Sept. 21.

In its article, the OG said the announcement made by Marcos on live television occurred on Sept. 23, although the official date on Proclamation No. 1081 was Sept. 21.

“Yet accounts differ… Two things emerge: first, whether they conflict or not, all accounts indicate that Marcos’ obsession with numerology (particularly the number seven) necessitated that Proclamation No. 1081 be officially signed on a date that was divisible by seven. Thus, Sept. 21, 1972 became the official date that martial law was established and the day that the Marcos dictatorship began. This also allowed Marcos to control history on his own terms,” it added.

Marcos Loyalists

Marcos loyalists based in Australia and those in Pangasinan vowed to continue their call for a hero’s burial for Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.

Pearly Gardiner, public relations officer of Ilocano Associations of Australia, was quoted by the Ilocos Norte provincial government media office as saying they would organize vigil rallies and spearhead a signature campaign urging the burial of Marcos at the heroes’ cemetery.

Some Pangasinenses, for their part, are insisting that thousands continue to benefit from the programs of the Marcos administration and the Bayanihan Bayan Movers Pangasinan Organization of Genuine Inhabitants is also calling for the late strongman’s hero’s burial.



References: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/09/22/1626235/duterte-i-dont-want-martial-law

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2016/08/09/Duterte-warns-Sereno-crisis-martial-law.html

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