Mar Roxas ends his semi-retirement in politics as he files the certificate of candidacy in Election 2019 for Senator. Since Smartmatic still operates the poll, there are still yellows who can win through the fraudulent machines. This is some kind of payment for the debt of Smartmatic to Noynoy Aquino when he allowed it to administer the 2016 elections despite its disqualification. Meanwhile, Leni Robredo stresses the reason why Roxas is running. It’s because “there is another Marcos again” who will run in the Senate, she said. She is referring to Gov. Imee Marcos. If Marcos was actually the reason for Roxas’ candidacy, why didn’t he wait for her to file her candidacy first before his? So clearly, the governor is not his reason for his decision. Roxas is really excited to run because he knows he can win with Smartmatic’s manipulation, according to Atty. Glenn Chong.
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[VIDEO]: Mar Roxas at Imee Marcos, naghain na ng COC sa Comelec
Senator to be Imee Marcos’ Solutions
Imee Marcos focuses on the chant “Imee, solution,” of her supporters and zones out the chants of “Never again to Martial Law” by supporters of the opposition senatorial bet Chel Diokno. On Tuesday, the 16th of October, 2018 she filed for her certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections.
She is accompanied by her family. Her mother was there, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, who is also seeking to fill in the Ilocos Norte governor slot in the election 2019. Her brother Bongbong was also there, who is currently contesting the results of the 2016 elections for vice president.
The Bet of the Millennials
Imee Marcos is appealing to the Millenials. She once headed the KB, the forerunner of the Sangguniang Kabataan, during the Martial Law period. In an interview, she says that the times are different now. Furthermore, the millennials are now willing to hear about their side of the story.
Roxas Filed his COC for Election 2019 First
As another senatorial bet of the LP, Mar Roxas, the former interior secretary, arrived to file for his Certificate of Candidacy prior to Imee. The Marcos supporters still shouted their support for Marcos. Roxas responds, he says in a video that he had taken an examination of conscience for the past weeks. He ascertains that despite his imperfections as well as shortcomings, he still believes that he has given his best to serve the country as well as its people.
Democracy in a Divided Nation
The supporters of both sides taunted each other outside of the Comelec. Marcos, under the Nacionalista Party, and a Du30 ally, and Diokno, running under the opposing Liberal party, did not talk to each other during the filing of their COCs. Even Mar Roxas comments upon arriving at the Comelec that democracy is very much alive. This is contrary to the lie of Robredo that it is now dead. The presumptive VP is known for her lies and fake news just to discredit the current administration for her party’s own advantage. It is clear that she has to cover her own insecurity with Bongbong Marcos using his sister and her LP co-member’s senatorial rivalry.