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Thanksgiving Works for Bongbong Marcos as the New Supreme Court CJ Assumes Post

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The whole world is the witness on how their many detractors brainwash people to believe that the Marcoses are the most corrupt family in the world. Nevertheless, Bongbong Marcos never ceases to give thanks on everything that goes his way. Thanksgiving might be an American tradition but Filipinos also have the culture of thanking the superior being. The former Senator’s patience on his electoral protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo is formidable. It seems uncertain until President Rodrigo Du30 himself appoints the new Supreme Court Chief Justice, Lucas Bersamin over the more senior, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio. This time,  there’s a big chance that justice can be served.



Youtube Video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Thank you for the kindness you have given me and my family. I don’t get to say this as often as I should, but we are deeply touched by your show of support. Mabuhay tayong mga Pilipino!


Seniority Culture of the SC

Du30 in August said he follows the “seniority” tradition at the high court when he appointed Associate Justice Teresita de Castro to replace Maria Lourdes Sereno. The President considers Sereno as his enemy. Five names were in the shortlist of chief justice aspirants drawn up by the Judicial and Bar Council.


Carpio is Set Aside

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Estela Perlas-Bernabe, and Andres Reyes Jr. vied for the chief magistrate post. Senior Associate Justice Carpio is the most senior justice in the SC. He serves the SC since 2001. Following him is Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta who was appointed to the SC in January 2009.


Supreme Court Chief Justice Bersamin

Bersamin was a regional trial court judge in 1986 and was appointed as an SC justice in April 2009. Among the most notable cases that Bersamin penned at the SC were the ruling that granted former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile bail due to humanitarian grounds and the decision that there was no illegal retrenchment of more than 1,000 flight attendants and stewards of the Philippine Airlines. Bersamin will retire on October 18, 2019.



Democracy is Dead Again for the Dilawans

Many posts mocking the Dilawans or the anti-administration stalwarts populate social media in the early hours. Their democracy is dead again, they said. Marcos loyalists hope that Bersamin would balance the alleged impartiality of Supreme Court Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. The latter is former President BS Aquino’s classmate and his wife is an avid supporter of Robredo. He oversees the VP electoral protest.

Thanksgiving Must Continue

Marcos urges everyone that despite the hardships in life, one must continue to give thanks. Things can only get better for as long as we are still around. He is thankful that he remains in good health and still very fit physically, mentally, and emotionally to serve the Filipino people and his beloved country, the Philippines.


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Bongbong Marcos on South China Sea: The UN-backed Arbitral Tribunal Ruling is NOT a Victory but the Reason of China’s Fury

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos is firm enough to say that President Rodrigo Du30 is not to blame for the lands invaded by China. The culprit is the 2016 legal victory of the Philippines against China before a United Nations-backed arbitral tribunal which invalidated Beijing’s expansive claim to the South China Sea. This created enormous tension that made the relations of both countries went sour. Thanks to Du30’s initiative, the Chinese leaders are willing to have talks on the South China Sea dispute. That leads to the signing of the MOU on oil and gas development.



Youtube Video by Erwin Tulfo

[VIDEO]: Wag sisihin and administrasyong Du30 sa pagkakamali ng nakaraang administrasyon sa usapin tungkol sa mga lapain na nakuha ng China.


Keeping an Open Mind on the South China Sea

Malacañang releases a copy of the memorandum of understanding.  It is between the Philippines and China. The intention is to facilitate their cooperation in developing oil and gas resources in the West Philippine Sea. Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio is one of the staunchest defenders of Philippine interests in the South China Sea. He decides to keep an open mind. Carpio is a foremost expert in this issue.


In Philippine’s Terms

Carpio said that the provisions of the agreement put the Philippines in a safe position. Manila would authorize the enterprise that represents it from those with service contracts in the area. He also explains that any joint exploration should be on Philippine terms. “China proposed joint exploration but in the Constitution, the country shall have full control and supervision,” he said.


Belt and Road Initiative

Meanwhile, the “Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative” deal is also formalized. It stresses the country’s intention to participate in China’s revival of the ancient Silk Road trade route.



Supporting China’s Bids

The former lawmaker expresses his support for China. He said that the country’s relations with the Asian neighbor have endured since the time of his father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos clarifies that nobody wants war. China is very willing to have some talks too.

MOU is Designed to Resolve the Conflict

The MOU tries to settle the conflict in the South China Sea positions. It declares that all discussions and negotiations made by the two countries pursuant to the deal. There will be without prejudice to the respective legal positions of both governments.”


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Atty. Glenn Chong is More Credible Now: BBM’s Camp Confirmed to the Supreme Court that he’s NOT a Marcos Lawyer

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Finally, Bongbong Marcos’ camp grants the request of clean election advocate, Atty. Glenn Chong to issue a statement that he is not part of their legal team. However, the mainstream media seems to put it negatively. Their headlines simply tried to mislead the public. The lawyers of the former Senator have clarified before the Supreme Court acting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) that former lawmaker Glenn Chong is not part of their legal team.



Youtube Video by INQUIRER.net

[VIDEO]: Former Biliran Rep. Glenn Chong denies being a lawyer of former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and he hopes the senator himself will issue a statement to that effect.


Clean Election Advocate

We cannot afford to be cheated over and over again said Atty. Chong. He is one of the many victims of election fraud. His logical efforts intend to uncover and stop the syndicate from corrupting the future of the Filipino people. He is one of the people who stand against misleading institutions and dedicated his life to have a clean election once and for all. Chong is indeed a clean-election advocate, a former congressman, an attorney and most of all a principled man without any legal affiliation with the Marcoses who are now fighting the same ordeal.


Some Media Contradicts Own News

Misleading headlines populate the airwaves today. Bongbong Marcos camp ditch Glenn Chong in the poll protest said one. Marcos legal team disowns Glenn Chong in VP protest said another. These titles imply negative bearings that can discredit Atty. Chong’s credibility to people who are not in tune with the truth. If one digs dipper, they are the same media that covers Chong’s press conference asking BBM’s camp to issue a statement on his affiliation with them. Thanks to social media, the election advocate easily answers them through his online accounts.


Granting Atty. Chong’s Wish

The lawyers of Marcos submitted a comment to the PET. This is after the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo filed a manifestation of grave concern on some data leak on the counting in Camarines Sur. “Atty. Glenn Chong is not part of the legal team of protestant Marcos. He was never engaged by protestant as legal counsel for this election protest…Any claim to the contrary is a flagrant lie,” the comment read.



Just an Observer

The lawyers said one of Marcos’ counsel tapped Chong to be among their witnesses in one of their causes of action in the poll protest because of his personal knowledge and expert opinion on the electoral frauds allegedly committed by Smartmatic. “It must be clarified, however, that Atty. Chong’s participation in the undertakings/proceedings mentioned is strictly limited to merely observing the proceedings. He was never given any authority to represent and/or speak for and on behalf of protestant Marcos,” Marcos’ counsels told PET.

Supreme Court Clarification

Chong always says that he’s not Marcos’ lawyer. He became the most notable clean election fighter because of his own experience since 1991. In August this year, Atty. Chong pleads during a press conference for the Marcos Camp to issue a statement that he is not part of their legal team. Therefore, their clarification to the Supreme Court on that matter is just granting the wish of Chong.


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The Reason Behind Anti-Marcos Media Noise VS. Silent Reality at the Congress

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The Filipino people are not anymore reliant to mainstream media news for information on major public interests. Instead, most of them exert efforts to verify facts. Recently, the noise about Former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ alleged graft conviction and bail was everywhere. It highlights that the Sandiganbayan records show that former senator Bongbong and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos were beneficiaries of the Swiss foundations earlier found to illegally exist under an unknown law. Naturally, the direct beneficiaries are the children. However, the 3rd Marcos sibling, Irene is not a politician. There’s rarely any mention of her name. Whereas the first two are strong contenders to the country’s top posts. Currently, Rep. Marcos is back to the Congress like nothing happened.



Youtube Video by INQUIRER.net

[VIDEO]: Imelda Marcos back in the House after bail.


Back to the Congress

The former first lady was an early bird for the 3 pm plenary session at the Batasang Pambansa, arriving at the hall around 2:30 pm. She was wearing a pink terno-inspired long blouse and matching pants. The 89-year-old widow of the late President Ferdinand Marcos did not grant any media interviews. She was at the Congress on Monday, November 19. It was as usual.


Anti-Graft Court’s Show

On November 9, the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan found Marcos guilty of creating and maintaining private organizations in Switzerland. However, no law was cited why is this illegal. She earned at least $200 million from interest and investments for the “private benefit of the former first family. It is stressed out that the transaction is private because the deposits are privately owned.


Supreme Court’s Reversal is Expected

She was sentenced to prison for 6 years and 1 month to 11 years for each of the 7 counts of graft. Marcos, who is running for Ilocos Norte governor in 2019, can only be perpetually disqualified from holding public office if the conviction becomes executory. The Supreme Court is likely to reverse the ruling on Rep. Marcos – just like the previous dollar-salting case. The evidence was based on hearsay. Despite the documents from Swiss authorities, only two witnesses with no personal knowledge testified.



Shallow Media

An infamous yellow media even covers a Facebook post. It claims that the late Philippine President Marcos holds a Guinness World Record. That is for being the ‘Most Brilliant President in History’. Guinness did not give him such accolade, it clarified. It does list him as the one responsible for the ‘Greatest robbery of a Government,’ it added. It is odd that this publication goes to that extent of destroying the reputation of the dead. Obviously to discredit the rest of the family. These kinds of media give a bad name to journalists. They are either competing with bloggers or act as LP’s announcer.

Stopping the Marcoses’ Leadership

Meanwhile, Sandiganbayan records signify that the former senator whose electoral protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo is about to get a ruling from the PET for the recount on his pilot provinces. On top of that, the 80% ghost voters found in ARMM of the LP bets also made his case looks good. There’s no stopping the rising popularity of Ilocos Imee Marcos as well who is a survey favorite for Senator in the upcoming election. Many mainstream media are really desperate knowing that their faction can be wiped out soon.


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Smiling Again with Bongbong Marcos after the Storm and 2016 Election Ghost Voters

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Rebuilding Tacloban takes five years but Bongbong Marcos is grateful that the authorities involved are serious in their restoration campaign. The Warays are back to their old culture of simply smiling despite life’s difficulties. Just as when the discovery of around 80% 2016 election ghost voters in the ARMM that includes Basilan, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur is made known recently,  the City of Tacloban remembers Super Typhoon Yolanda. Former Governor Imee Marcos and her brother joined the Taclobanons as they gathered at the 120-square-meter Yolanda Shipwreck Memorial Park last Nov. 8 to release sky lanterns and light candles. Other than that, Marcos has more reasons to smile as per the outcome of other election protests that affects his case.



Youtube Video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: We will never forget those whom we lost in this tragedy. And so, we will honor them by rebuilding better than before. And we will celebrate their lives by continuing to live fully.


Devastation Recall

In a commemoration event led by Mayor Cristina Romualdez, the mayor recalled all the events that occurred during the tragedy. Super typhoon Yolanda struck the city of Tacloban on Nov. 8, 2013, and affected a total of 8,065,019 persons, leaving 6,300 dead, 1,061 missing, and 28,689 injured.


Spending Time with the Taclobanons

Imee Marcos who is running for Senator in the 2019 election said; “I wanted to spend time with the Taclobanons in San Jose, on my birthday and on this special day that we remember Yolanda. Stand Tacloban! I admire you,” said ex-Gov. Marcos. She receives very positive responses on her Senate bid anywhere she goes for public appearances. Let alone in their Waray bailiwick. Eastern Visayas is a known bailiwick of the Marcoses since it is the hometown of their mother, Former First Lady Imelda Marcos. Rep. Marcos just posted bail for 7 counts of graft. The ruling can be reversed pending the court’s appeal or better yet, the Supreme Court remedy.


ARMM Ghost Voters

Former Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan discloses the preliminary results of technical examination of physical ballots from Basilan, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur part of ARMM. The said technical examination is from the Comelec itself because of his protest against LP candidate Mujiv Hataman, a close friend of Noynoy Aquino. In fact, Hataman was appointed by Noynoy Aquino in 2011 as the OIC Governor of ARMM. The said finding put Bongbong Marcos’ VP electoral protest into a good light. This supports the allegations of Atty. Glenn Chong that most of the presumptive VP’s voters are ghosts.



The Heirs are Magnified

Sandiganbayan records show that the former senator whose electoral protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo is about to get a ruling from the PET for the recount on his pilot provinces and Ilocos ex-Governor Imee Marcos who is a survey favorite for Senator in the upcoming were listed as beneficiaries of the Swiss foundations earlier found by Sandiganbayan’s 5th Division as illegally created and maintained. The mainstream media magnifies this highlighting both heirs. However, as a basic protocol, their other sister, Irene is also a beneficiary. This is a normal proceeding for such legal case according to family law.

Election Protest Update

Atty. Glenn Chong blasts Robredo off by saying:  Rather than recalculating ballots in the earliest and most effective way, it took almost 23 months before the ballots were opened and counted again. This is because of the dilatory motions of Robredo’s camp. Even without questionable issues, her lawyers are urging the PET to divert its attention and delay the revision or recount proceedings. Up to this point they succeed. It is definitely not a habit of an innocent person. The rogue finds a way of hiding the truth. The case deceiver is a thief. It is an enormous offense to the public to steal their voting rights.