By: Elena Grace Flores
The long inactivity with regards to Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against the presumptive VP, Leni Robredo triggers many loyalists to divert to the elections 2022 instead of the upcoming midterm elections for 2019. The first OFW instalment comes in a form of a social media comment that suggests Marcos’ tandem with Senator Manny Pacquiao. BBM welcomes this option wholeheartedly a he and the boxing legend are good friends. z
YouTube video byBongbong Marcos
[VIDEO]: The boys and I had a great time reading through your comments! We thank you for your kind words and we hope you keep them coming!
Learning from History
“Those who do not learn from history are damned to repeat it, and we do not want that, said Bongbong Marcos once. The whole point is to move forward. That’s why you address the problems of today with the available solutions that you have today, not what happened two generations ago,” he emphasized. Marcos said this to address the issue of his late father’s regime. Pacquiao previously defended him saying that he is not his father.
The Same Political Enemies
Marcos previously slams human rights groups and the Aquino administration for their calls to his family to apologize over the atrocities that allegedly took place under the leadership of the Marcos patriarch. He might have run together with the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago but it was obvious that his team was in cahoots with then-Mayor Rodrigo Du30. Pacquiao on the other hand, ran under the picket of former VP Jejomar Binay when Du30 was hesitant in running for the Presidential race in 2016. Du30, Binay, Pacquiao and Marcos detest the human rights groups and the Aquinos for that matter.
Social Media Engagements
Marcos and his sons took the time to reply to some social media comments at their online pages. Since the Filipino electorates are personality-based, it is crucial for Marcos to update his supporters with regards to their daily undertakings for the people’s welfare. According to the head researcher of Pulse Asia, most people voted for Marcos in 2016 because of the concrete evidence of his achievements and the useful infrastructure projects of his parents during the golden age.
A Long Way to Go After ther First Installment
The OFW First Installment video where BBM mentions his possible tandem with Pacquiao serves as a teaser for the 2022 elections. Both are not part of the 2019 midterm poll. However, Marcos’ sister, Imee Marcos makes it to the magic 12 during recent surveys. It would be the 2019 Senatorial race first prior to the 2022 Presidential and Vice Presidential elections.
Facebook that is the major social media medium in the country. It conducts an anti-spam campaign at their popular site recently. Many group pages that do multiple postings are temporarily suspended. The aim is good but the abrupt penalty made the pro-Du30 faction believes otherwise. That FB tries to suppress their freedom of expression. In reality, when things are quiet, then it is not yet the time for BBM to emerge victoriously.