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Bongbong Marcos Doesn’t Mind: Uson’s DSWD Online Survey that Robredo Tops is a Peace Offering

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

ASec Mocha Uson is a known critic of Vice President Leni Robredo. She surprises her by including Robredo in the online survey for possible DSWD Secretary choice. Eventually, she tops the poll and Bongbong Marcos who is for unity seems to not mind despite his ongoing protest against the VP. Palace Spokesperson Ernesto Abella thinks that this is difficult. He, however, trusts that the President has his way of doing things.






Youtube video by; GMA News
[VIDEO]: VP Robredo, binisita ang ilang lumikas mula sa Marawi City




Public Gratitude

Vice President Leni Robredo expresses her gratitude to the public after she tops an online survey on the next social welfare secretary. Her critic, Mocha Uson, a blogger and assistant communications secretary of the Du30 administration initiates it. Robredo said that she was surprised that Uson included her among the choices. The VP should know that ASec Uson is now a government employee like her and in that instance, both should act as public servants and not as the campaigners for their party. This can be taken as a peace offering from Uson to Robredo.



Voters’ Trust

“First of all, I was surprised because my name was included. I also thank Asec. Mocha for believing in our ability to handle the position,” the Vice President said. She is also grateful to those who showed their trust by voting for her. Robredo tops the online survey through Uson’s Twitter account. It garners 81 percent of the votes. Uson initiates the poll after the decision of the Commission on Appointments to reject Judy Taguiwalo as head the Department of Social Welfare and Development.




Top Choices

Vice President Leni Robredo, Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy, and former Tarlac Representative Monica Teodoro-Prieto are included in the list of people who might replace Taguiwalo. Uson’s survey showed that Robredo is taking a wide lead against the Badoy and Prieto.








Not Saying NO to Robredo

Abella downplays the online poll. He said that the President has his own ways of picking the next DSWD chief. “I’m sure the President has the other ways of measuring a candidate’s capability, aside from surveys. It means that the President has a different set of categories,” he clarified. It seemed to be a “difficult choice.” “Perhaps, there may be conditionalities that may not be too favorable regarding that if it happens. I don’t know. It all depends on the President.” “I mean, I’m not saying no for Leni, I’m saying that it seems to be a difficult choice,” he added.




http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/08/21/1731215/leni-thanks-public-topping-survey-dswd-chief

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/08/18/duterte-yet-appoint-new-dswd-head-559185




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Robredo Leads DSWD Poll Survey but NOT Ideal as Bongbong Marcos’ Protest Continues

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

VP Leni Robredo is one of the possible replacements of former social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo. This is after Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson includes her name in a Twitter poll. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that while he does not reject the idea that the VP can become the next social welfare secretary. However, Abella notes that the Political climate may not make her an ideal candidate. That can be right considering that Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against her is still ongoing.






Youtube video by; ABS-CBN News
[VIDEO]: Umalma ang Malacañang sa komento ni Vice-President Leni Robredo na mabagal ang aksyon sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong “Nina,” at sinabing siya’y namumulitika. Sagot naman ni VP Leni, “nag-overreact” ang Palasyo.



Leads Twitter Poll

Robredo leads in the poll by ASEC Uson. She is ahead of DSWD Asst. Sec. Lorraine Badoy and Nikki Teodoro, wife of former Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. It can be recalled that the VP was criticized when a typhoon strikes the Bicol region while was in America. Bongbong Marcos even visited her hometown that she appreciated later on. This is because they need all help that they can get, according to her.




Friction with the Palace

The palace was also irked when she observed that the relief goods were slow when she visited one Barangay during Typhoon Nina. The spokesperson said that she should have checked how the government officials particularly the DSWD worked so hard for the job.



Likely Leader in a Rebel

Since the VP is fond of visiting disaster areas as per her photo opportunity press releases, it can be a good idea to let her show that she can do better. It is also noted that she had a previous rift with the rejected DSWD chief Taguiwalo in the past.









Political Climate

It is also understandable that the palace cannot reckon to name Robredo as DSWD Secretary because she likes to criticize the Du30 administration. Perhaps, it is difficult to work on the same page with someone who has the rebellious nature. Besides, she has the electoral protest to concentrate on especially now that she has not paid the remaining tranche of her counter protest against Bongbong Marcos.




http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/18/17/robredo-as-dswd-chief-palace-reacts




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Marcos’ Unli Military Rule Law or Hontiveros’ Fake Martial Law?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

There’s no such thing as “indefinite” martial law in the Constitution, said Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Monday. President Du30 threatens to implement Marcos-like military rule if the Supreme Court decides to rule against his martial law declaration. Social media tags her comment as “unli” and her actions “fake” as per the current trend on the “rice” issues.






Youtube video by; UNTV News and Rescue
[VIDEO]: Senator Risa Hontiveros justifies her opposition to Mindanao martial law and her call for a joint session to deliberate on President Du30’s declaration.



Indefinite Military Rule

The Commander-in-Chief obeys the Supreme Court whatever the verdict may be. However, if he has to order a second martial law to resolve conflict Marawi City, he is ready to do a “Marcos copycat.” It, of course, alarms Hontiveros, a noted anti-Marcos politician. “There’s no ‘unli’ (unlimited) martial law,” the senator said.




Supreme Court Compliance

The President said that he is willing to let the military withdraw from Marawi City if the Supreme Court rules that “there is no factual basis” for him to place Mindanao under the martial rule. But there is surely a consequence of that action of his. It’s his job to save the country like Marcos did.




LP Trauma

Malacañang assures the public that the President does not mean human rights abuses on his “Marcos copycat” statement. Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said this in a press Conference to clarify the Du30’s choice of words that brings back the LP’s trauma.









Unli or Fake?

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana attests that he and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. recommended martial law in Mindanao Cabinet meetings. This is a similar scenario with then Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile’s suggestion to the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Therefore, Hontiveros’ authoritarianism accusation to Marcos is fake.




https://www.untvweb.com/full_video/senator-risa-hontiveros-opposes-dutertes-martial-law/

No ‘unli’ martial law – Hontiveros