Bongbong Marcos asks why an LP media highlighted his bid for the Presidency when it is still in 2022? He explained that the electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo is crucial right now among other things. It seems like there’s a propaganda pattern that portrays pro-administration officials as Presidentiables. This goes the same with PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa. He just said that he will quadruple the current pensions of police retirees if he becomes president – but he never said that he will run for President because obviously, the presidential election is still far away. He is more concerned about terrorist attacks possibly during Undas.
Youtube video by; Philippine Government Media
Undas Special Overpowered by Presidential Bids
In one Undas special, the PNP Chief warned people to be vigilant during the November 1 All Saints Day and November 2 All Souls Day commemorations in crowded places like cemeteries. Instead of stressing this out, the video footage’s subtitle stresses what he wants to do if he becomes president just like what they did to Marcos. Are they trying to shield VP Leni Robredo’s ambition to be president?
Electoral Protest Update
The Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal ruled that the Comelec must pay for the storage fees of election materials kept in foreign posts. In a 6-page decision dated October 10, the PET denied the Comelec’s petition requesting that the storage fees be shouldered instead by Marcos who had filed an electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
Storage Fees Liability
The incurred storage fee is already over P4.5-million for New York and Hong Kong alone. Comelec reasons that since the PPO instructs them to preserve and safeguard the integrity of the ballots. So, they are stocked in the foreign posts which resulted in additional costs. However, the PET slams them down by saying that they can make them safe if they are responsible enough to plan the logistics of the transport back to the country.
Respect for the Saints and the Departed
Filipinos flock to the cemeteries to visit their departed loved ones during these holidays. Politics are set aside when family and friends get together to remember the dead. Some people adopt the Western Halloween traditions like the “trick or treat” event for the children and the costume parties for teenagers and adults. Traditional Filipino families just light a candle at home with native delicacies like sweetened sticky rice and other favorites.