By: Elena Grace Flores
The Online Trend after the Dismissal of Marcos’ Electoral Protest
Fr. Jose Antonio Diaz and Ferdinand Marcos
Fr. Jose Antonio Diaz, the Tallano clan’s negotiator and trustee of their gold suddenly becomes viral on Google. Fr. Diaz was the one who hires the services of then ATTY. FERDINAND E. MARCOS. This happens while the media sensationalizes Marcos’ electoral protest dismissal. However, President Rodrigo Duterte still prefers former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Vice President Leni Robredo. This is even after the PET dismisses the poll protest of the younger Ferdinand Marcos. Such scenario can naturally triggers the people’s curiousity. This is an online trend that can give hints to candidates who want to know the interest of the public online.
Not Capable to Lead
Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Robredo’s legal victory would not change Duterte’s assessment of her. The President declares that Robredo is not capable to lead the country. Roque, however, said the Palace respects the tribunal’s ruling. Despite the speculations that the Presidential daughter might run opposing Marcos in 2022, the president still prefers Marcos as his successor.
The recent VFA extortion comment of Robredo is not at all in Duterte’s lifestyle, said Roque. All policies of the country adhere to the laws in the constitution. The VP may have some kind of victory now but people wonder that if she is that popular, why does her approval rate remain low? Is she just the preference of the Smartmatic digital electoral system? Perhaps in the 2022 elections, Filipinos may have to do more than just vote. They can be watchers of votes too. If they can research more about Fr. Jose Antonio Diaz, they would definitely make Bongbong Marcos win.