Senatorial bet, Imee Marcos only confirms that election time is here again. This is why the Bongbong-like scandal about her Princeton degree status resurfaces. She never addresses the question directly as what Rappler publicized. She said yes to the record speaking for itself especially when it comes to her performance. That she always has the solution to the nation’s problems.
[VIDEO]: DZMM TeleRadyo: Imee Marcos, may sagot sa netizens
The Yellow Media only Aims to Destroy Marcos
Rappler claims that Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said on January 16 that she got a degree from Princeton University. It elaborates that deputy university spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss in an email said; Our records do not show that Ms. Marcos was awarded a degree.’To the extent of posting an edited video to make it look like Marcos answers the Princeton questions directly when she said: “Oo Naman” or of course. It was cut so it is not clear as to what topic she said yes to. However, it is suspicious that Rappler did not show the email that is allegedly from the university.
Addressing the Scandal
The daughter of late President Ferdinand Marcos did not give a categorical answer when asked on her educational background during DZMM’s “Ikaw Na Ba? The Senatorial Candidates’ Interview.” Marcos talks about her public service experience instead of directly answering the question. This triggers Rappler to dig dipper spreading only the uncertainties of her educational attainment and disregarding the many relevant things she mentioned that are necessary for the country’s progress.
Yes is for the Election Season
Yes, right, it’s really election season, even if Comelec has yet to declare that, Marcos said. Critics also did that to Bongbong and to some people I also know, she added. This refers to her brother, who was also accused of falsifying the details of his educational attainment that differ only in the terms used.
Main Economic Solution
My performance, track record will show what I have done. I have many solutions that can help many people, clarifies the former governor of Ilocos Norte. She takes pride in promoting her work in the mountains that aids farmers for profitable harvests. Marcos stresses that foreigners were learning from us in planting rice before. That must be restored to help the economy. Importing staple products like rice should only be temporary which makes a lot of sense.
Changing Public Mentality
Most dropouts that made it big in their respective field can attest that they made such an unpopular decision of not finishing their degree because the university can’t enhance the passion that made them successful. Bill Gates is one example. This is why the scandal is bound to fail in discrediting Marcos. In fact, she has become more popular because her ideologies fit with the digital age. The era of innovation when people are reminded to go back to basic to be innovative.
President Rodrigo Du30 orders the dismissal of the police cadets involved in the oral sex punishment scandal in the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA). He acts on the matter after reading the report about the incident as he explains during the briefing of typhoon Rosita’s damages and rehabilitation. He expresses satisfaction in the government’s efforts in alleviating sufferings during the disaster.
[VIDEO]: President Duterte spends All Saints’ Day attending to Typhoon Rosita damage.
Dignity must be Intact
The President also reminds the police and the military of their duty. He stresses that their ultimate goal is to protect the people and preserve the nation. They cannot do this well without dignity. So, those soldiers who corrupt them by doing things that would mentally make them unfit such as the sexual hazing activity will be dismissed, swears Du30.
Du30 said that he is satisfied with the collective response of the local and national government to Typhoon Rosita. He clarifies that there is still much work to be done as he agrees that the damage caused by the typhoon was extensive. There are also missing persons due to landslides that occurred during Rosita’s onslaught.
Typhoon Rosita, with an international name Yutu’ entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) last October 30. It ravaged much of Northern and Central Luzon. Rosita also brought heavy rains and strong winds in some parts of the regions. That resulted in flash floods and landslides. It left more than 30,000 displaced families and at least 15 confirmed casualties, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
Work Away from Scandal
The President works through the long weekend without missing important issues that needed his decisions. This is contrary to the questionable VP, Leni Robredo’s assumption that the Filipino leader falls short in servicing the people. She uses the surging prices of commodities as the basis of her theories which is brought about by the increasing rate of fuel or gasoline from the international market. This is why many Filipinos understand Du30 why he calls her incompetent.
Out of Tune Presumptive VP
Robredo is seen in interviews throwing the dumbest punches against the President and his allies including the Marcoses. These are definitely signs that she is getting insecure about her victory in the 2016 VP race. Since the massive revelations of the evidence of the electoral frauds, she is notably hiding behind her role as the leader of the opposition. Nevertheless, no matter how much media propaganda she uses, it’s already hard to get the people’s trust back. Surely, she can’t eradicate the suspicions anymore that she and her party cheated big time during the previous elections.
Vice President Leni Robredo finally denounces the attempts to link her election victory to the Comelec Chair Andres Bautista and his wife’s scandal. Her win is under protest by Bongbong Marcos. She also denied their alleged secret meeting that she calls malicious.
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[VIDEO]: Robredo: No ‘secret meeting’ with Comelec chair Bautista
Robredo cannot help but accuse her detractors of the alleged forced link. She said; “I think it’s just forced. I think they are just forcing a connection with our case, which is unfortunate,” she told reporters in an interview in Naga City.
The VP said that the allegations raised by Mrs. Patricia Bautista “had nothing to do with the election.” “But it’s saddening that such a private problem is being used by some politicians to further their ends,” Robredo said without elaborating. Is she blaming Marcos again?
Patricia accused her husband of unlawfully amassing nearly P1 billion in cash and real estate properties. Chairman Bautista, in turn, accused her of attempting to extort money from him and of having an affair. The mud throwing continues until it reaches into the election fraud issue where the Chairman got referral fees from Smartmatic, the provider of election VCMs that is guilty of illegal alteration on the night of the 2016 election.
Robredo is facing an electoral protest by a rival, Bongbong Marcos. He questions her narrow victory over him. The slim margin of more than 260,000 votes can easily be disputed by the 3.2 undervotes if the ballot boxes are opened for the recount, he said. Marcos’ own name was dragged into the controversy following rumors that his wife Liza Araneta-Marcos arranged Mrs. Bautista’s meeting with the President despite not knowing her personally. However, Marcos never blames Robredo for it.