Duterte insists daughter Sara not running for president in 2022
Duterte would Pity Sara in the Hands of Trillanes
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that he would pity Sara if she runs for President. He then laments that Trillanes did not even spare his 16-year-old daughter, Kitty. The former senator accuses the teenager as a drug lord. This was during the 2016 election campaign period.
Duterte’s Ally for Continuity
The President’s drug war is very controversial. The men in uniform would need the next leader’s support to continue clearing up the country from high-profile criminals. They urged the president to let an ally run to preserve his mandate in this arena. Or else, the armed forces of the Philippines would be in a very difficult situation. Senator Bong Go or Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio were named as examples.
Alliance with the Marcoses
The president has a strong alliance with the Marcoses. Particularly Senator Imee and Bongbong Marcos. The latter is definitely running for te executive office in 2022. This creates speculations why Duterte is critical of VP Leni Robredo. Would it be Bongbong-Inday Sara this coming elections? If so, Trillanes’ next target could be Marcos.
In line with “circulating malicious and scurrilous libels to inflict an act of hate” against President Rodrigo Duterte and his relatives, former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV posts bail for sedition charges. This is upon his arrival from the US and Europe. Trillanes pays P10,000 for his provisional liberty. Not long ago he calls Senator Imee Marcos a hypocrite when she suggests blessing his office that she uses now.
YouTube video by The Manila Times Trillanes posts bail for sedition rap
WATCH: Ex-senator Antonio Trillanes 4th on Tuesday posts bail at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court (QC MetTC) for his sedition case.
The 19th Case of the Former Senator
Former Senator Trillanes is in no repentance to say that the 19 cases he is facing now is just an act of political harassment by the Duterte administration. The recent one is another sedition charge. One of them is kidnapping which is a non-bailable offense that he awaits a verdict of. He welcomes all the charges as he claims that his purpose is to oppose the government that he believes to practice dictatorship.
Trillanes engagements abroad in the US and Europe prompts him to say that he will immediately post bail as soon as he arrives in the country. This is when the MeTC Branch 138 issues the warrant for his arrest. 10 others have the same fate as him over the viral Bikoy “Ang Totoong Narcolist (The True Narcolist)” videos. The videos accuse Duterte and his family of having a hand in the illegal drug trade.
Hypocrisy Comment on Imee Marcos
Trillanes rebuffs Senator Imee Marcos earlier who eyes an Igorot ritual before moving into the outgoing senator’s office at that time. He welcomes Marcos’ plan if it helps her as a legislator, but calls her “hypocritical” if she suggests that he is a bad person.
The Origin of the Grudge
Trillanes is among the staunchest critics of the President. The Filipino leader is known to be close to the Marcos family. His late father Vicente was in the cabinet of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, the senator’s father. Duterte allows Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani despite protests of the anti-Marcos followers. The Marcos family name is a portray of abuse and dictatorship by bias media. However, records show that he is a hero.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Many people expect that the outgoing Senator Antonio Trillanes IV now faces his final curtain. In a recent press conference, the main suspect for President Rodrigo Du30’s ouster plot swears not to fall on his own media trap. He observes that there’s no case filed yet. They only stir the news to get the public’s reaction. He also said that if Bikoy has evidence, they also have it. Trillanes is known to launch black media propaganda to discredit their political enemies – just like the former President Jejomar Binay.
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[VIDEO]: Trillanes: We have evidence against ‘Bikoy’
Actions Speak Louder than Words
In the video recording of Trillanes’ press conference, the dark circles and eye bags on his eyes can tell so much what the libelous Senator is going through. He also speaks heavily as normal. There’s no doubt that worries surround him as his term in the Senate ends this June 30, 2019.
Will Dig a Hole on the Case
Trillanes claims that the government cannot rely on Bikoy’s adjustable evidence. He warns Bikoy not to forget that they too have evidence against him. The Senator would rather submit his affidavit only once the courts asks for it. He idiomatically proclaim that he will dig a hole on it when there’s a case already.
Admission on the Two Previous Ouster Exercises
It’s foolishness to use a video to stage an ouster plot using only Bikoy, Trillanes said. He should learn from his two previous exercises that did not work, he added. This actually sounds as an admission that his group did stage a black propaganda against the President. Unluckily for them, it backfires to them resulting to the painful defeat of Ocho Diretso.
Not Falling on his Own Media Trap
Presidential spokesperson, Salvador Panelo hints on Trillanes’ future. Once his Senatorial term expires, he no longer has the immunity to go back to jail for his sins. He causes the suicide of his ex-boss, and robs the people of deserving leaders who work solely for the welfare of their citizens. Not to mention the untimely death of the former Chief Justice, Renato Corona. He might be careful now with what to say to the media but no one can spare him from the court of law.
The Near Fall of the Black Media Propagandist
Senator Nancy Binay has all the rights to ridicule Trillanes for what he did to her father. Nonetheless, she offers him a teaching job at the University of Makati that he declines out of delicadeza. Many people criticize Binay for doing so, but that’s the last thing the country needs. Hate and revenge must be exchanged with understanding and kindness – just like what the Marcoses are doing.
The United Nationalist Alliance is pushing towards unity. According to UNA President Nancy Binay, they are open to a coalition to even the Liberal Party. With the country rife with political divisions, this may be hard to understand. Nevertheless, it is all to reach the unity idealism that Bongbong Marcos is calling for.
[VIDEO]: Marcos said that Senator Nancy Binay Filed a resolution to study all digital fraud in 2016
LP is Welcome for Unity
Binay opens UNA’s doors to all including the Liberal Party. The LP, right now, is under Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan. He and other members of the Liberal Party are vocal in their critiques against the Du30 administration. Nonetheless, this is not limited to the party alone. In fact, the noisiest detractor, Senator Antonio Trillanes is not from the LP. He is from the Nacionalista Party. However, he is noted to have the rebellious behavior of the yellow group.
UNA is also opening its doors to the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino and the Nationalist People’s Coalition, Binay discloses that with the senators who run for reelection, they are committed to helping each other in their campaigns.
Senators running for reelection this 2019 includes Grace Poe, Bam Aquino, Cynthia Villar, JV Estrada, Koko Pimentel, and Sonny Angara. Ranking in third in the Pulse Asia Survey, Binay is also vowing to work hard in campaigning. She says that there is no room to be complacent.
Bongbong Marcos Ideology
With the protests against former President Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Marcos is calling for unity. He is especially grateful towards President Duterte for recognizing his father’s service to the nation. Furthermore, Duterte also called for forgiveness and for human rights victims to present their cases to court.
UNA Echoes Marcos’ Unity Call
Marcos’ call for unity is universal. Consequently, the Bicolanos warmly accepts this and agrees that unity is what we need for the country to progress. They believe that if there can be unity, then the country can move forward. UNA’s coalition to all political parties is in line with Marcos’ call. After all, the yellow mentality of the opposition is not confined within the LP camp. Opposing factions also exist in other political parties. Likewise, Marcos needs the support of other parties also for his bid in the executive office. That is why he is thankful to Senator Binay for filing the law that enables the Senate to investigate the 2016 election fraud.
Vice Presidential Protestant Bongbong Marcos’ lawyer agrees with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo that President Rodrigo Du30’s decision to declare void ab initio (void from the beginning) the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is constitutional. He should surrender himself to authorities because an amnesty is a conditional pardon. He must stay loyal to the current government and not to the previous one. All he has to do is present the proof of acceptance for his application which he failed to do so. He can stay in jail while fighting for his case. The same with the former senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla. His can is somewhat similar to the quo warranto petition of the former Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno when after investigation, her SALN was incomplete.
[VIDEO]: Marcos’ Lawyer Atty. George Garcia Explains the Constitutional Process of Voiding Trillanes’ Amnesty
The Presidential Defense
Panelo is coming to the defense of President Du30’s decision of declaring void ab initio, Trillanes’ amnesty. He is arguing that the President’s decision is constitutionally allowed. Furthermore, Panelo is saying that Trillanes is abusing the grant of amnesty by not complying with the terms and conditions.
Proclamation No. 572
With the signing of Proclamation No. 572 by President Du30, the amnesty granted to Trillanes is declared void ab initio. This is due to Trillanes failing to submit his original amnesty application to the Department of National Defense. This was for the crimes he has done in 2003’s Oakwood Mutiny and 2007’s Manila Peninsula Siege.
Panelo is saying that Trillanes is essentially committing the same crime again. He is bombarding President Du30 with accusations that he has no proof of. Now, that he is called to answer his own crimes, he’s taking refuge at the Senate.
The Right of the President
To protect itself from assault, the government has the right to protect itself through the President. To quote Panelo, “As Chief Executive and Head of Government, he has the power to issue orders protective of the State and its people. This is in line with the prime duty of the government to serve and protect the people under Article II, Section 4 of the 1987 Constitution.”
Warrant of Arrest
Panelo further adds that even without the concurrence of Congress, the amnesty can be voided. As he says, “Senator Trillanes has abused a grant of amnesty, albeit void, and it compels its nullification by the President – official authority who is considered by the 1987 Constitution as the grantor of executive clemencies.”
President Rodrigo Du30 revokes the grant of amnesty to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for failure to comply with its minimum requirements, Malacanang said. Consequently, The Department of Justice and the Armed Forces’ court-martial were instructed to “pursue all criminal and administrative cases” against Trillanes over military uprisings in 2003 and 2007, according to a copy of Du30’s proclamation, which was confirmed by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. The rebellious Senator is so sure that his demise is the work of SolGen Jose Calida who acts as the terminator for the administration’s foes. Calida has been instrumental for the removal of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Then, he filed a manifestation backing the 50% ballot shading threshold that favors the interest of former Senator Bongbong Marcos on his electoral protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo.
[VIDEO]: Pinawalang-bisa ni Pangulong Duterte ang amnestiya kay noo’y Ltsg. at ngayo’y Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.
Senator Trillanes Failed to Comply
With Senator Trillanes’ failure to comply with the minimum requirements, the amnesty grant is declared void. Moreover, As stated in the proclamation, “The grant of amnesty to former LTSG Antonio Trillanes IV under Proclamation No. 75 is declared void ab initio because he did not comply with the minimum requirements to qualify under the Amnesty Program.”
Arresting the Rebel
Now, both the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police are tasked to apprehend Senator Trillanes. Trillanes has criminal and administrative charges in relation to the Oakwood Mutiny of 2003 as well as the Manila Peninsula incident of 2007. Trillanes is to be recommitted back to the PNP Custodial Center with both the PNP and the AFP to employ all lawful means.
It was Pnoy who granted amnesty to Trillanes by signing Proclamation No. 50 back in October 2010. Consequently, Trillanes led the Oakwood mutiny in 2003 and the Manila Peninsula siege in 2007 against Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s administration.
Blaming SolGen Calida
Consequently, Trillanes is questioning the legal effect of the EO and attributes it to SolGen Calida. Moreover, he had repeated conflicts with Calida. Furthermore, Aquino’s proclamation allegedly concurred with by the Congress. However, Guevarra says that for Proclamation No.572, the Congress concurrence is not needed because it was void ab initio.
Just a Matter of Time
Trillanes holds the timing as questionable. Consequently, the Senate is set to investigate on an issue that implicates SolGen Calida. Furthermore, he continues that President Du30’s timing in Israel that coincides with the Palace order is very suspicious. He suspects that the President pretends to have no knowledge about his fate. Trillanes presumes that his arrest is the work of Calida to the President’s delight. Perhaps, just in time for the upcoming Marcos takeover.
President Du30 who goes against the rule of oligarchs is now under the LP propaganda attacks. This is clear in the Singapore stunts of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. That is not different from the Martial Law history as written by the Yellow Cult. Trillanes thought that he can bring down the Philippine leader by proving that he is a liar. He even enjoys the support of most mainstream media. However, the President already warned that he will do to Trillanes what he has done to him and his family. It’s a game plan. Lie after Lies.
[VIDEO]: President Du30 said that the number of the bank account that Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV used to verify in Singapore is the one he shortened and not the real one as mentioned by Erwin Tulfo and Mocha Uson.
It reads in most mainstream media that President Du30 admits that he invented the number of the bank account Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. This is after the coverage of the Senator’s trip to Singapore hits media channels. The truth is, the President shortened the actual number as mentioned by Erwin Tulfo and Mocha Uson. He’s actually amused that his trick worked. That triggered Trillanes to fly immediately to Singapore just to discredit him.
Marcos Regime Victors
The victors of the Marcos Regime demise was led by the houses of Cojuangco and Lopez. They run the biggest media empire before Martial Law. They consummate links with politicians. The Lopezes were experts in propaganda. They know how to mold a nation’s consciousness for its benefit. Trillanes is one good example of a government official who works for his own interest and not for the people.
Marcos now has the Social Media Advantage
The Marcoses never become skilled in, or they are not as appreciative of, the value of propaganda as the Lopezes. When the late Marcos was successful to declare Martial Law, his accusation that the Lopezes led the “extreme Right” that allied itself with the “extreme Left” was not properly circulated. It’s only now that social media exists as a powerful tool for everyone to use for information dissemination that the truth becomes a number game.
The President operates without pretentions. This is the reason why most people love him despite his vulgarity. He vows to destroy Trillanes as he destroys him. The mocking Senator is known for his extreme lies. Du30 simply gives him a taste of his own medicine. The propaganda stints basically signal the beginning of another battle. It will not be surprising that the President would strongly push for a Bongbong Marcos presidency as he sacrifices himself as the bait for the yellow cult.
As the “yellows” get ready to oust the President of Sept. 21, Du30 calls the Commission on Human Rights Chair Chito Gascon names. This coincides with the 45th anniversary of Martial Law declaration under the Marcos regime. Since the time of the late Ferdinand Marcos, politics has been passionate and personal. Word wars are common sometimes fist fights can happen. However, the Marcos patriarch, his wife, and children maintain their civility despite the odds. They never use “below the belt” expressions to describe their enemies.
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[VIDEO]: Marcos calls Robredo ‘unpatriotic’ over UN video message.
Demonized by Society
The Marcos family has been severely demonized in social media memes, rally placards, and history textbooks. This includes those written by journos who pretend to be historians. It spread through classroom lectures, speeches, training workshops for history teachers, creative works, and artistic performances. Even homilies of priests during masses also contain unfair judgments. Nevertheless, the Marcoses provide society a powerful lesson on civility in political discourse.
Example of Civility
The Marcos political dynasty, from former President Ferdinand Marcos to his wife Rep. Imelda Marcos shows civility. This continued to their more politically engaged children, former Senator Bongbong Marcos and Gov. Imee Marcos. Thus, a shining example of civility in political discourse. The third child, Irene-Marcos Araneta, is a model of dignity in silence.
Imee Marcos is always restrained when she talks about their political enemies. She did not launch a vitriolic counter-offensive even against Rep. Rudy Fariñas. She never said any demeaning word against their political enemies and critics. On the other hand, in the election controversy that surrounds the 2016 vice-presidential elections, there is no single instance that Bongbong Marcos directly accused Vice President Leni Robredo of being a cheat and a fraud – contrary to her being vocal on calling his family “thieves” with regards to the wealth for humanity.
Meanwhile, the legislators, who strongly criticized President Du30, are part of the coalition who wants to unseat him. That would favor their LP bet, Robredo. Senators Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Risa Hontiveros and Antonio Trillanes IV and Representatives Teddy Baguilat, Tom Villarin and Gary Alejano attended its launch. They are all bad-mouthing the President and the Marcoses. Du30 retaliates but the Marcoses remain as they are.
It’s about time that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV be made aware of the people’s pulse regarding his behavior in the Senate. He is confident that Senator Richard Gordon cannot get at least three Senatorial signatures for his ethics complaint against him. Trillanes dares him by saying that he’s not even afraid of the President.
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[VIDEO]: Gordon to file ethics complaint vs Trillanes
Carpio and Paolo Duterte’s Invitation
Trillanes wanted to invite both President Rodrigo Duterte’s son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, and son-in-law, lawyer Manases-Carpio after they were mentioned to be behind the so-called Davao Group. Carpio is the husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Gordon just replied; You may do so! But Trillanes continues to make general accusations that he cannot prove.
Not a Cockpit of Gossips
Gordon told Trillanes to refrain from making general statements that he cannot prove. This is because the Senate is not a cockpit of gossips. Instead of calming down, Trillanes responded by criticizing the way Gordon handles the committee hearing. He calls it names and criticizes Senator Tito Sotto as well.
Out of Order and Tune
Senator Gordon firmly said that Senator Trillanes is out of order but he can’t stop his mouth from opening. He even thinks that most Senators are on his side. Worst, he acts like the people’s hero when most Filipinos are wondering while he’s not kicked out yet with his ungentle man approaches.
Too bad for Trillanes, Gordon said he will pursue his ethics complaint against him. “He has done that consistently. I already forgave him the first time. He even came to my office and apologized then he did it to Mr. Zubiri. Then he was trying to do it to Cayetano, he was trying to turn off the microphone,” Gordon said.
The late Miriam Defensor Santiago was the first Filipino elected as judge of the International Criminal Court or ICC, based in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2011. She only let go of her post in 2014 due to her chronic fatigue syndrome. Santiago was a no-bullshit public servant. She would immediately turn down any politicking attempts once they reach her table. Anti-administration politicians can think of this if they ever bring the President’s alleged human rights complaints again to the Hague.
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[VIDEO]: Nakahanda si Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano na maharap sa anumang ethics complaint kaugnay ng kanyang impeachment case laban kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.
Public Service Principles Molded
Santiago served in all three branches of the government. The presiding judge of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court; immigration commissioner, agrarian reform secretary; and a senator for three terms. She filed the most number of bills in the Senate. Her decision-making principles were based on her solid experience in the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches.
Bongbong Marcos said that his campaign experience with Santiago “was always a learning experience.” Important issues were always related to the experience of an ordinary Filipino.” “The way she took the legal issues and explain it to a layman is just remarkable. She had a very clear way of thinking straight to the root of the problem. But always delivered with a personal conviction that brought tears to people’s eyes from laughing,” Marcos said. He refers to Santiago’s infamous one-liners that appealed effectively to the youth.
Bongbong Marcos to Santiago
“It was her decision” to press on for the presidency despite her health condition, her running mate, Bongbong Marcos, said when asked if he ever asked Santiago to slow down during the campaign. “It was not in her constitution to stand back and take it easy. She always moved forward addressing head-on the issues. Santiago tried to address the problems she saw the Philippines was facing,” Marcos added.
Take it for the Ride
The President shrugged off threats by opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano to bring him to the ICC to answer allegations of human rights violations. This is in connection with the government’s drug war. Du30 made the statement following the quashing by the Congress for the impeachment complaint against him filed by Alejano for lack of substance.