Senator-elect Raffy Tulfo may be the voice of the people on air. But he prefers to criticize or voice his opinion privately to the president. This is because they are both elected by the people and he’s already a senator. Not a mere journalist like before. Now, he’s pushing for the decriminalization of libel case.
Raffy Tulfo’s Priority
Senator Tulfo said that the glitch of his brother’s arrest on a libel case must lie on his lawyer’s failure to update him. Going to jail may not be necessary anymore if the culprit can post bail. A fine can suit the offense better. He’s confident that he can defend himself well. His main priority now is the welfare of the common Filipinos who need assistance for fairness in the field of labor.
When an employee stole money from the employer, all he or she can do is return the money or go to jail. On the other hand, if the employer underpays the employee, there’s no provision that Dole can urge the boss to pay in full. So, an amendment in this area is needed. Plus many more from Senator Tulfo’s experience. He wishes for the chairmanship in labor.
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[VIDEO]: Senator-elect Robin Padilla receives his certificate of proclamation
Senator Robin Padilla is the Topnotcher
The number one senator in the recent proclamation of the 12 new law makers is no less than Senator Robin Padilla. His works as a civilian were highlighted particularly for the benefit of the marginalized Muslim brothers. Not to mention his preschool foundation for underprivileged children in Quezon City.
Challenges in Life
Despite Senator Robin Padilla’s popularity. His life is also full of challenges. His landing in the top spot is a proof that one is not defined by his past. He was in jail for illegal possession of fire arms during the dark times of his life. He calls for Federalism reforms.
Robinhood Ferdinand “Robin” Cariño Padilla surprisingly is another Ferdinand. The presumptive president for one, Bongbong Marcos is Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. If there’s one quality that comes with the name, it’s either one can love or hate them. His less than 2 minutes speech ends with: It’s late in the evening and I feel wonderful tonight! Mesmerizing indeed! No wonder he got more than 26 million votes.
[VIDEO]: Kylie Padilla is Proud of her Father, Robin Padilla
Number One Senator
Kylie Padilla, the daughter of the number one senator, Robin Padilla is very proud of him. She said that she’s not surprised for him to get the number one seat in the senate. Her father is naturally helpful. So, many people would definitely vote for him, she added.
Scared but Happy for her Father
Kylie is scared that finally her father is officially in politics because of its chaotic nature. However, as she thinks of his intention to help as much people as he can, being a senator is a good platform for him to do that. So, she’s happy that his wish came true.
Having a Father-Senator
Having a father-senator has not sank-in yet in Kylie’s mind. She thought that there’s no way for it to happen. Because his father always refuse to enter politics in the past. Perhaps when she can already talk to him about it then that’s the time to believe it. For now, she’s just proud and happy for him.
[VIDEO]: Senator Imee Marcos shares the learnings from her mother.
Women’s Skills for Recovery
Senator Imee Marcos in conjunction with the women’s month, shares the learnings from her mother, Imelda Marcos for the recovery of the nation. Walk like a queen. Beauty, charms, and grace are weapons. So, dress to destroy. Also know when to play dumb which is very true.
Big Shots are Only People Too
It is a common mentality that popular people receive special treatments. When the truth is, everyone deserves respect. Therefore, as Filipinos work on the recovery of the nation, each and every citizen has a vital role to play.
Be Proud of your Origin
All problems will disappear when you start helping people. Looking at the projects of Imelda Marcos from hospitals to educational centers, they are really vital to the recovery of the country after the pandemic. It is just right to say that the best Filipino is a Filipina!
[VIDEO]: Sen. Imee Marcos questioned the estate tax issue against her family, saying it was part of efforts to discredit them ahead of the May polls.
Donate Estate Tax Calls
Presidential aspirants Manny Pacquioa, Isko Moreno, and Ping Lacson made the donate Marcos estate tax to the people call a very popular black media propaganda. Other senatorial wannabes also joined them – just to jump into the bandwagon. But to no avail. People knew that this has been on litigations for more than 30 years.
Imelda Marcos is Willing to Donate
The former First Lady Imelda Marcos even stresses to the Congress to pursue the last will and testament of her late husband, Ferdinand Marcos. She is willing to donate whatever is written on the said will not just to the country but to the world.
Senator Imee Marcos’ Observation
Senator Imee Marcos said that she deliberately asked her mother about the alleged demand letter allegedly sent but her response is negative. So, Mrs. Marcos instructed her lawyers to look into the issue. The timing can tell the intention of the media propaganda. It attempts to character assassinate BBM to deny him of the presidency.
[VIDEO]: Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE
Senator Imee Marcos as the Only Supporter
In one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speeches, he said that when he ran for President, he had no supporters at all. Except for Senator Imee Marcos. However, in his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures, he didn’t list her as among his contributors. Later, he also said that he’s never politically involved with the Marcoses despite his daughter running as Bongbong Marcos’ VP in the May 2022 elections.
The Senator Asks PRRD for Help
Senator Marcos recently discloses that her family sents messages to President Duterte to seek his help and endorsement for her brother. Former Senator Bongbong Marcos’ presidential bid is at its greatest advantage when endorsed by the Filipino leader.
Loyal to the President
Senator Imee added that her family is loyal to the president. The BBM-Sara Uniteam also vows to continue the projects of President Duterte. There might be some understandings in the past but it seems that all those negativity has been sorted out.
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos apologizes for skipping Comelec preliminary hearing
Attorney Vic Rodriguez is Positive
The two people who are with Marcos almost every day have been tested positive of Covid-19. His chief of staff, Attorney Vic Rodriguez and his security escort. This prompted the former senator to go in isolation that resulted to his absence in the disqualification case’s preliminary conference.
BBM’s Precon Absence
Bongbong Marcos failed to show up for the Commission on Elections’ pre-conference for the disqualification petitions filed against him. He had an order from the poll body to attend physically or virtually. But he experienced symptoms that included speaking difficulties due to throat inflammation.
No one in their right mind who is a Covid-19 survivor experiencing its symptoms again would show his face on camera in an important proceeding. It would be very insensitive for the Comelec to force him to show up even just virtually. Considering the virus’ psychological implications. Besides, his case can proceed with the representation of his able attorneys. Besides, why insist on a BIR receipt issued many years ago when the agency already certified that the dues were paid?
[VIDEO]: Sen. Imee Marcos’ Take on Bataan Nuclear Power Plant
Senator Imee Marcos’ Claim
Senator Imee Marcos explains her claim on the Duterte administration’s 3 bills for the economy. This is in her capacity as the chair for economic development. Senate Bill 2094 seeks to amend some provisions to improve the delivery of basic services in the country. The Senator also said that the use of nuclear is now regulated. But there are Korean and Russian offers to revive the Bataan nuclear power plant. Although she is confident that the new technology allows the country to get a better renewable source of energy and internet.
Relaxed Laws on Foreign Investments
Senate Bill 1156 amends some provisions of the Foreign Investments Act of 1991. It considers e-commerce business entities as “domestic market enterprises” in particular. This means that those can now be fully owned by non-Filipino nationals with not much hassles.
Lower Paid Up Capital
Senate Bill 1840 seeks to amend the Retail Trade Liberalization Act of 2000 to lower required paid-up capital for foreign enterprises. Senator Imee claims that there’s a need to prevent red tape in this area.
[VIDEO]: Senator Bong Go: If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
Senator Bong Go’s Withdrawal
As expected, Senator Bong Go withdraws from the Presidential race. He said that he suffers from running for the top post with his family’s disapproval and his heavy heart. It was not his intention to run for President but Vice President only. It’s the president’s call now who he supports for after his withdrawal from the race, Go added.
Just a Public Servant
The senator clarifies that he can continue serving the people as a public servant. He cannot even believe until now that he’s already a lawmaker. Go believes that he does not need a position to be able to serve the people. He would keep his doors open to those who might need him.
The Senator is Not a Politician
Senator Go stresses that he is willing to make sacrifices for the sake of unity. Is this a hint that the Duterte administration would already join the BBM-Sara Uniteam? Besides, Attorney Harry Roque already runs as Senator under their umbrella. Bong Go doesn’t want the president to suffer anymore. He also cannot bear dirty politics. So, is he giving way to the most powerful alliance?
Mark Villar and Bongbong Marcos File for COC
Former Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar files his certificate of candidacy (COC). This is for Senator under the PDP-Laban Cusi faction. Not with the Nacionalista Party of his mother. On the same day, Bongbong Marcos also files his COC for President. Villar is the key person for the “build build build” administration project that follows the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ blueprint.
Bong Go for VP under the PDP-Laban
The Duterte-Marcos alliance is evident in the COC filings of the administration bets. Senator Go may not be popular the same as the president’s daughter, but he’s the most loyal aid of the president. Naturally, when he pairs with Duterte’s choice of president, he can improve his number.
Between Go and Carpio
There are two scenarios that can happen in November. Mayor Sara may withdraw her reelection bid. Then, run for Vice President under her Hugpong ng Pagbabago party. Senator Go can only retract his candidacy when this happens. Another way is to do a substitution where Sara can join the PDP-Laban and do a substitution for Go. However, this is unlikely.
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