By: Elena Grace Flores Atty, Larry Gadon who runs for Senator in the 2019 elections prides himself as a Marcos loyalist. He addresses the ill-gotten wealth propaganda against the Marcoses straight to the point. He answers the ABS-CBN’s Harapan 2019 moderator with a question; How could there be ill-gotten wealth by the late President Ferdinand Marcos when the country did not have money during his time? If only people can analyze that, no one could deny that it’s a very logical question. z
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Gadon’s Straight Talking
The lawyer behind the impeachment complaint against the former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno runs for Senator. Atty. Gadon, a member of the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan political party is confident that Filipinos will vote for him because they are not stupid. They will vote for me because I am not stupid, he added.
Lashing the Typical Poverty Mentality
Gadon said that if elected, he would focus on bills that would improve the economy and the education system, and help overseas Filipino workers. These are in line with the principles of former President Marcos. Gadon explained that he would do his best to solve the problem of inflation and high power rates by pushing for alternative energy sources. This prompts the moderator to push even harder if there’s a possibility that he gets his campaign funds from the Marcoses which he vehemently denies. Gadon slams such typical poverty mentality insinuation.
Alleged Stolen Wealth is a Myth
Gadon need not explain things when he gives his straight to the point answer. No, there’s no wealth that was stolen. It’s simply because there’s nowhere to steal from, he said. The mainstream media recycles the myth that the late Marcos and former First Lady Imelda Marcos must have stolen such wealth in time for the upcoming election. Their eldest daughter, Imee Marcos also runs for the same position alongside Gadon.
The PCGG estimates the alleged Marcos family’s ill-gotten wealth to be between $5 billion to $10 billion with. “The bulk deposits are allegedly hidden abroad.” The commission recovers over P170 billion of ill-gotten wealth from the Marcoses in the past 30 years. Most of them are already returned to the Marcoses due to lack of evidence according to Gadon. Some of these figures also do not belong to them but to the alleged cronies. A Cojuangco is actually one of these said beneficiaries. The late President Cory Aquino is a Cojuangco. On top of that, now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos accuses the PCGG of stealing from them.
Atrocities by the Aquinos are Greater than Martial Law
The outspoken lawyer also justifies martial law as a necessary step for the President to save the country from communism. He stresses that the fatalities during that time were the results of Joma Sison’s rebellion. Gadon did not fail to mention that human rights violations were even more rampant during the times of the two Aquinos. He reminds the public about the Hacienda Luisita and the Mendiola Massacres ultimately.