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A Wealth of Information: Imee Marcos’ Cebu Tarp Removal During Sinulog Not Personal?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The Fiesta Señor is a weeklong celebration that venerates the child Jesus in the image of the Santo Niño. This culminates in the Sinulog Festival taking place this Sunday where’s there’s a wealth of performances. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña orders the removal of an oversized tarpaulin of the senatorial candidate and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos from a street corner. He said that it’s not personal because Cebuanos hate to politicize the sacred event. The governor then responds thanking the mayor for the reminder and that she would request her supporters to immediately remove it. z

YouTube video byBongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos – Sinulog Festival (16 January 2011)

Not About Politics?

Credit where credit is due. This is not about politics, this is only about the Sinulog and how sacred it is to the Cebuanos, Osmeña explains. “Nothing personal. My own brother is running for Senator and I didn’t invite him to come,” he added. Osmeña is the brother of senatorial candidate Sergio Osmeña III. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma earlier asks that the Church “stay away from politics” in light of the upcoming 2019 midterm elections.

Speaking for all Cebuanos?

“The Cebuanos do not appreciate the politicization of the Sinulog. This won’t be earning you any votes and is doing you more harm than good,” the Cebu City mayor said. Perhaps in this instance, the mayor cannot speak for all Cebuanos. In fact, the governor’s Cebuano supporters are responsible for the tarpaulin display. Although she takes responsibility with the acts done by her local team. This says a lot about her character.

Sinulog 2011 Flashback with Bongbong Marcos

Then Senator Bongbong Marcos was one of the thousands–if not millions–of devotees and participants who joined the Sinulog Festival in Cebu on 16 January 2011. Senator Bongbong was prepared to be drenched willingly by the heavy downpour that “blessed” the 5-kilometer walk, were it not for the timely cessation of the rains, which had already by then soaked the early birds among the wholesome mob of devotees, including the Cebu City Mayor at that time, Michael Rama while Gwen Garcia was governor who believes that Marcos was cheated during the 2016 elections.

Rama’s Electoral Protest Coincides with Marcos

Supported by 42 barangay captains, Rama filed the protest against Osmeña on May 20 last year. Osmeña defeated Rama in the mayoralty race in the May 2016 polls. Rama got 233,186 votes while Osmeña got 267,222 votes. Rama said the results are “statistically highly improbable.” We are all victim of what really occurred with the Liberal Party and of course with my local opponent group (Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan),” he alleged. The evidence gathered on his protest actually coincides with the VP Protestant, Marcos against the presumptive VP, Leni Robredo.

Gracious Act is True Wealth

Gov. Marcos’ reaction cannot really draw negative criticisms from the opposition’s media. In fact, she is admired for being cool and appreciative of Osmeña’s efforts in reminding her through Twitter as escalated by the mainstream press outlets. She would surely get more votes contrary to the Cebu Mayor’s prediction. His brother did well in 2010. Marcos was elected as Senator of the Philippines under the Nacionalista Party just few months before his Sinulog 2011 appearance. The Marcoses’ loyslists in Cebu are massive that BBM has to grace the event to thank them for their support.

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Bongbong Marcos: Ilocos Bazaar Showcases the Wealth of the Area

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos said that agricultural produce, processed foods, and native accessories are among the Ilocano products that can be found at the Ilocos Bazaar. These are the true wealth of the area. Such activities and partnerships under the initiative of Governor Imee Marcos are a great help for the SMEs’ to profit. Most of all, they are also helpful in the development of business linkages.z

YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]:If you plan to buy gifts for Christmas, support your fellow Filipinos! We hold this bazaar to help Ilocanos, but there are many other locally-made goods that you can support this season.

Secret Wealth in a Bazaar

Every year we hold a “secret bazaar” and bring Ilocano products to Manila. It’s a great opportunity for our local weavers, empanada makers and other Ilocano entrepreneurs to gain exposure and additional income, Marcos said.

Gift-Giving Program

Another Christmas activity for Marcos outside of Ilocos is the Medical Mission and Gift-Giving program for the year. The activities were held for the benefit of the residents of District 5 in Manila last Saturday. Apart from the free medical assistance, their donors and partners generously provided raffle prizes for the beneficiaries. Despite the occasional drizzle of rain, people stayed on and we all went home happy with Christmas joy. The celebration was heartfelt and it remains in the hearts of the givers and receivers as well.

Christmas is for Children

Christmas is really for children, according to Marcos. One of the best, most joyous parts of Christmas is giving underprivileged children a day of Christmas fun and games and gift-giving, he said. And what better way to start this season of joy than by having my son Simon join me in a gift-giving activity organized by the Rotary Club of Bagumbayan-Manila at the Children’s Playground in Luneta. Hundreds of children from Manila City were treated to a stellar cultural dance number from an Argentine dance troupe. Magic tricks were also performed by clown magicians. There laughter and shouts from little children enjoying themselves are very heartwarming for the Marcoses.

Marcos’ Soft Side

The soft side of Marcos comes out when he and his son, Simon got to be sorbeteros for a day. They serve the delectable Filipino treat to the children. The kids had their fill of popcorn and snow cones as well. What’s more, each attendee received gifts which they could use in their studies. Seeing a child’s face light up in amazement is truly one of life’s simple and greatest joys for the Marcoses.

Hidden Wealth

The controversies surrounding the Marcoses revolve around their alleged hidden wealth. In fact, there are legal documents that prove they are not actually hidden. They are in a secure place that no thieves can put their hands on. This is why those detractors keep on accusing them of stealing their own money. Thanks to the brilliance of their patriarch.

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Ferdie Pasion: There’s No Marcos Ill-gotten Wealth but there are Many Dilawan Thieves

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Political analyst Ferdie Pasion, chairman of Nat-Fil ( Nationalist Filipinos Against Foreign Intervention) said that Former First Lady and now Congresswoman, Imelda Marcos is a victim of the Dilawan’s media propaganda. Her conviction is widely announced even if it is not executory yet. He has two major questions that made his analysis logical. Were the amounts of money transferred to Swiss accounts public funds? Was Madame Marcos’ name included in the registrations of the said foundations? The 7 counts of graft cases that she found guilty of by Sandiganbayan are mere legal proceedings. Rep. Marcos is entitled to due process like everyone else. For one, she cannot steal her own wealth. In fact, it’s the Dilawans who have heavier cases of corruption, he added.



Youtube Video by Talk News TV

[VIDEO]: Analyzing the Imelda Marcos Case -with Ferdie Pasion.


Due Process of Law

Rep. Imelda Marcos (Ilocos Norte) is allowed to avail herself of legal remedies as per the due process of law. However, the Dilawan media already made conclusions that the Marcoses have stolen wealth. In reality, “any party aggrieved by a ruling of a court can seek remedies from the court itself (i.e. motion for reconsideration) or from a higher court (appeal or certiorari).” Most news only highlights the ruling that is not yet final.


Bill of Rights

ARTICLE III, Section 1 states that: No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. This is applicable to all citizens of the country including Rep. Marcos. The Dilawans have no reason to celebrate. The amounts transferred are too large for the country’s coffer. How can it be stolen when the Philippines never had it?


Corruption Cases of the Dilawans

Pasion said that there are many more graft and corruption cases committed by the Dilawans that just went quiet. Take the case of Former president Benigno Aquino III. He may not leave the country amid a string of criminal charges he is facing over the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra revealed that the lookout bulletin order (LBO) issued against Aquino, former health secretary Janette Garin and former budget secretary Florencio Abad Jr. stays as the DOJ has yet to resolve the charges of multiple homicide and physical injuries through negligence under the Revised Penal Code, malversation of public funds and violations of Republic Act 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) and RA 9184 (Government Procurement Reform Act) filed against them by Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution Inc. last February. This is only one of the many offenses committed against the public.



Not Yet Executory

The anti-graft court previously ordered the arrest of Ilocos Norte Representative Marcos. However, she got her temporary freedom at Php 150,000 bail while she faces the charges against her.  She can still run for governor in the mid-term elections until the Sandiganbayan’s decision becomes final and executory but this is unlikely because the former first lady’s documentary evidence on the transactions is intact.

Imelda Marcos’ Wealth

The Sandiganbayan once convicted the former First Lady of a graft case in 1993, but the Supreme Court overturned the anti-graft court’s decision in 2003. It saved her from a 12-year prison sentence. This shows that it is impossible to legally convict a person as a thief when she can prove that the wealth in possession is their own. Therefore, the highly publicized conviction is nothing but a media propaganda by the Dilawans.


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Marcos Wealth: Imelda Marcos Swears to Minnie Monsod that Husband did Not Even have a Stolen Kiss

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The former First Lady Imelda Marcos is still gracious at 89. She is really a beauty and brain person that made Prof. Winnie Monsod’s questions and comments sound so dumb. Provoking questions are easily corrected without ill feelings. Take the case of the alleged many boyfriends that she had – a scenario that Monsod tried so hard to insist upon. Rep. Marcos shines every time she opens her mouth. She clarifies that she has many admirers. Her transparency is just logical. However, regardless of her honesty and the kindest intention to the world, her family’s critics still insist that they have stolen some wealth from the government. This is despite the fact that her husband’s regime built the most quality public facilities in full accounting. Their wealth is just enormous for the country to have at that time. Marcos explains their gold’s origin in this video.



Youtube Video by: GMA Public Affairs

[VIDEO]: Saan nga ba galing ang kayamanan ng mga Marcos? Ayon kay Rep. Imelda Marcos, itinago ng kanyang asawa sa ilalim ng kanilang bahay ang kinitang 7,000 toneladang ginto.


Transparent Even to Winnie Monsod

The elderly professor stated without thinking that Marcos’ house can collapse with the 7,000 tonnes of gold at the basement. Rep. Marcos just calmly explained that a basement is already underground. So, the weight could not possibly move the soil supporting it. She also proudly said that the first time her husband kissed her was during the wedding and it is even on the hand. No stolen kisses at all as doubted by Monsod.


Critics Insist that the Marcoses Steal

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez expressed doubts on the veracity of reports that the Marcoses have in their possession about 7,000 tons of gold. “I don’t think we can produce that kind of tonnage from the manner by which we are mining gold,” he commented. This makes sense because Rep. Marcos said that the gold bars were already in the basement for her late husband’s house before they got married. That they multiplied because of the wise investment of his initial fee as a top-notched lawyer to a royal family. Meanwhile, detractors like Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman and Robredo urge the President not to give immunity from criminal prosecution to the Marcos family in case they surrender part or all of such wealth.


Robredo’s Poor and Rich Story

In the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo’s weekly program “BISErbisyong LENI” aired over the Radio Mindanao Network, Robredo said allowing Marcos provisional liberty upon posting P150,000 bail only strengthened the belief that there was a social class disparity in the country’s judicial system. Nonetheless, she keeps on accusing the Marcoses of corruption even if as a lawyer, she does not have any evidence where the wealth comes from that would support her claim.



Lovelife and Plate Number are Politicized

The Fifth Division had allowed Mrs. Marcos to post a P150,000 bail bond for her provisional liberty while her motion remains pending. This created a stir among anti-Marcos stalwarts. Therefore, they can only magnify through the media that the congresswoman’s plate number is 8. House of Representatives issued a memorandum in 2016 ordering the recall of all protocol plates previously released to lawmakers. Former speaker Pantaleon Alvarez ordered the recall of all protocol plates in the wake of reports of abuse by their users. Alvarez cited reports that certain vehicles sporting such plates have been spotted in indecent places or figured in crime-related activities. This is not different from the scandal of the late President with an American actress that was fully the work of an overseas detractor.

No Stolen Wealth

Mrs. Marcos also denied that they have stolen any wealth. In fact, in a previous interview, she accuses the PCGG of stealing from them. The cases against her were filed in 1991 and took nearly three decades of trial by several judges and prosecutors. She was once convicted of a graft case in 1993, but the Supreme Court later cleared her of any wrongdoing. That’s why there is a big possibility that all these convictions can be reversed at the SC in due time.


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The Marcoses Get it: The Philippine Economy is Still Stable Despite the World’s Gasoline Crisis

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Gov. Imee Marcos and Mayor Cristina Romualdez seem to be in tune with the palace when it comes to the real status of the country’s economy. The questionable VP earlier said that the President should prioritize the declining economy first before criticizing her incompetence. Palace spokesperson Harry Roque said that in fact, the Philippines is now the darling economy in Asia. Marcos and Romualdez added that the world’s gasoline crisis is the one to blame for the price hike of commodities.






Youtube video by;  Elena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]:  The world market’s gasoline crisis is the culprit for the price hike of commodities according to Marcos and Romualdez.




Roque Corrects the Out of Tune VP

Roque notes that the increase in the price of oil in the world market is the reason for the increasing prices of commodities. “All economies in the world will agree that we are a darling economy,” the spokesperson claimed in a press briefing. He added: “Madam vice president, there is no problem with the economy.” In the first quarter of 2018, the Philippines remained one of the best performing economies in the region after it grew 6.8 percent. The expansion pace missed the government’s expectations due to “spoiler” inflation.




The Tax Reform is Up to the Congress

Detractors of the government blame the rising prices on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law. It allegedly lowers the income tax rate but also imposes higher taxes on fuel and “sin” products. The peso also continues to be weak against the dollar but Du30’s economic managers and Roque said this was not a cause for concern. Romualdez said to Marcos that the President is leaving this matter to the Congress since he cannot decide on this without a specific law as per the constitution.

No Truth on the Borrowing Spree

The President’s announcements regarding the investments of China or any countries never pertains to borrowing money from them. So far, we can only verify the Asian Development Bank’s investment on the major MRT infrastructure for the “Build Build Build” project. China so far got only the bid for the supplies of the construction like cement. Japan is also the contracting consortium. The Marcoses knew that borrowing from other countries is not an option because we have enough reserves for such investments. Only the destabilizers would cast a shadow on this to malign the Du30 administration.









The Marcos Wealth Stabilizes the Economy

Robredo also said that changing the constitution is not the solution to high prices and poverty. However, she does not have a good solution also. That made her incompetent. Instead of contributing to the country’s progress, she brings chaos into it for her own interests. The VP is so out of tune with the world’s situation. The country’s economy is far better than Japan as far as stability is concerned. The Marcos wealth for humanity is not a myth after all. We can feel it and the President puts it into the people’s advantage through the aggressive infrastructure project following the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ will.




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