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Sept 21 Marks the Civility of the Marcoses Particularly Bongbong and Imee

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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.



Restrained Talks

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.








Bad-Mouthing Saga

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.

The politics of vicious name-calling and the civility of the Marcoses

‘Yellow’ groups form protest coalition




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Senator Richard Gordon: No More Mercy to Trillanes

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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.








Ethics Complaint

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.




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Think of Bongbong Marcos’ Running Mate for ICC Matters against PDu30

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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.




Personal Touch

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.




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The Liberal Party Died Politically as Compromised Democracy is Revealed

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The black media propaganda launched by the Liberal Party against the Marcoses has boomeranged to them in the form of fake news. Most of these are actually for real. They are comments from disgusted citizens of the Philippines who are deprived of democracy. Stephen Sackur’s interview with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has opened the minds of Filipinos as to what democratic actions are contrary to the principles of Trillanes and the Liberal Party members.






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[VIDEO]: SENATOR TRILLANES SOBRANG MASAYA SA KINALABASAN NG BBC INTERVIEW



Black Propaganda Disguised as the Truth

Trillanes is from the Nacionalista Party but is a notable Liberal Party player. LP capitalizes him to destroy the former Vice President Jejomar Binay’s chances to be President through false accusations. They use the Senate as the stage for their media propaganda against him. Other LP members like Rep. Rudy Fariñas shifts to the PDP-Laban Party of the President. However, the “yellow” character remains. He implicates Governor Imee Marcos into the alleged anomalous purchase of vehicles using the tobacco funds.  They are currently using the Congress the same way as how Trillanes and his colleagues used the Senate against Binay.




People’s Pulse Must be the Basis of Governance

The Liberal Party is noted to stick to traditional politics. Their principle as a coalition partner of all administration parties since during the time of the late Cory Aquino is inexistent now, They tend to go against the current President who is voted for by the majority because. He is popular because he implements the will of the people.



People’s Pulse Must be the Basis of Governance

In a democratic country, each and every vote during elections must be accounted for. Leni Robredo won by a hairline over Bongbong Marcos. It is a victory that is contested before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. Robredo is the highest official in the government from the Liberal Party. She is the key for the party to gain back their dominance. She tries to delay the recount in any way she can. This is the reason why she is a favorite bashing target via social media. She blames her plight to her arch-rival.









Compromised Democracy

The BBC Hardtalk interview explains it all. The reason why a bully Senator like Trillanes thrives in local politics because mainstream media in the country only report how events happened in full context. They do not ask the right questions based on ample research like Sackur did. Right after watching the said interview, Filipinos realize that democracy is already compromised when the Liberal Party matriarch replaced the elected late President Ferdinand E. Marcos through a mutiny. She is therefore not the democracy icon but the dictator that they labeled Marcos with. That eye-opener marks the death of the Liberal Party.



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Mocha Uson is Anti-Fake News Unlike Senator Trillanes and VP Robredo

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Presidential Communications Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson defends herself against “fake news” controversies. Uson said that the public must be aware of what Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and VP Leni Robredo are doing in spreading “fake news.”






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[VIDEO]: UB: Panayam kay Asec. Mocha Uson, PCOO



Trillanes and Robredo’s Fake News

Uson pointed out Trillanes’ interview with BBC HARDtalk’s anchor Stephen Sackur as to why the senator is a “purveyor of fake news.” He only says negative things about the President when the facts show otherwise. He is the same with V.P Leni Robredo. She garnered lots of hatred when she spoke at a UN side event against the drug war with the wrong data.




Past Mistakes

Uson, who was previously blamed for the spread of fake news admitted that she had committed mistakes in the past. This is particularly about her social media post on a corporation that owed the government some P96 billion in taxes based on “Article 263” of the Philippine Constitution.




Facebook Post

Uson also defended her Facebook post where she shared a photo of Honduras policemen while calling for prayers for the Philippine military battling the Maute group in Marawi City. She said she only wanted the public to join in praying for the government forces in Marawi City. Not at all intending to mislead the public.









Anti-Fake News Act

Also, Uson clarified that she neither supports nor opposes Senator Joel Villanueva’s Senate Bill No. 1492 or the proposed Anti-Fake News Act. She remains neutral at this time but lamented that she should not be singled out just because of some mistakes. Those were unintentional. The nature is totally different from Trillanes and Robredo’s lies.



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