The attorney First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos gets a surprise birthday bash recently. Attended by their relatives and friends, the party could never be better. Even her mother-in-law, the beloved former First Lady Imelda Marcos was even there.
Son Sandro’s Hints
Attorney Liza’s son, Rep. Sandro Marcos hints that his mother would probably fire everyone including him who has something to do with the surprise party. Her favorite song was played altered with her daily routine. Plus her skills in making a house a home.
A Privilege to Marry
Her husband, President Bongbong Marcos was grateful to Attorney Liza for giving him the privilege of marrying her. The Filipino leader could either be a natural romantic like his father, or just lucky to have found the love of his life.
[VIDEO]: Palace: ‘Illegal’ reso supposedly authorizing the importation of sugar under probe
Attorney Trixie’s Clarifications
Resolution No. 4 allows the importation of 300,000 metric tons of sugar. This is supposedly on top of the earlier imports in May. But Press Secretary Attorney Trixie Angeles Cruz said it’s illegal. No wonder Senator Imee Marcos reacts to the news on social media. She said that no one can fool her brother.
Not Authorized to Sign
Undersecretary Leocadio S. Sebastian allegedly signed the fake resolution on behalf of the president. This is illegal according to Attorney Trixie. President Bongbong Marcos did not authorize such importation. So, it is illegal. Sugar importation is something the palace takes great care of. This is to balance the rising prices with the farmers’ local produce.
A Balancing Act
The Marcos administration is keen on protecting the consumers with the rising prices of commodities. But they are also making sure that they do not destroy the local industry. An importation plan must be studied carefully. The act is subject to investigation. The president may lose trust in the undersecretary or it probably happened because of certain individuals’ malicious acts.
[VIDEO]: Former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ 93rd Birthday Celebration at Malacañang Palace
Attorney Trixie on Get-Together Policy
Press secretary Attorney Trixie Cruz-Angeles said that there’s no policy against holding a birthday party at Malacañang Palace. This is after some media floats that there are people who think that they are celebrating extravagantly at the expense of the people. The birthday celebration of the Presidential mother, Imelda Marcos is a family affair. They would surely follow if there is already a policy in place against that.
A Family Get-Together
Aside from Attorney Trixie, Senator Imee Marcos, the Presidential sister also said that it was just a family get-together. They had merienda and guests bring in food. The entertainment renderings were also courtesy of the well-wishers. So, they are all free. She claimed to have her birthday party there also when she was a child.
Gifts and Outfits
Sometimes it’s ridiculous how a media report would describe attendees of Imelda’s party as dressed to the nines. When they look normal for such occasion. Painting as a gift for them is also extravagant. The venue with an old chandelier is ancient but for critics it’s something else. Clearly their way to discredit the Marcoses.
[VIDEO]: Liza Araneta-Marcos, the First Lady of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.
The Attorney First Lady
Attorney Liza Araneta Marcos is the first every lawyer first lady of the Philippines. The wife of president-elect Bongbong Marcos works away from the limelight. She’s practicing her profession through their own law firm with other partners. This is aside from being a professor of law in a state university.
Born on Aug. 21, 1959, the Attorney first lady of the Philippines is the daughter of Filipino Basketball Olympian Manuel Araneta, Jr. Her father is a distant relative of Jody Araneta Roxas, the mother of former Senator Mar Roxas. Director Paul Soriano is her cousin, the husband of Toni Gonzaga.
She is a product of Ateneo Law School. Studied criminal procedures in NY University. She is also a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and New York State Bar Association. She still teaches law at Mariano Marcos State University. Attorney Marcos is a founding partner of MOST, Marcos, Ochoa, Serafio, and Tan Law office.
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[VIDEO]: Getting to know First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos
The Attorney First Lady
The new first lady of the Philippines, Attorney Liza Araneta-Marcos comes from the prominent Araneta clan. Despite the status of her family, she remains humble, kind, and gentle to others. Her love for the family is second to none.
Love is Greater than Hate
Attorney Liza comes from an opposing clan of the Marcoses. However, they are not the fighting type. Respect is the key to their harmonious relationship. In fact, Bongbong Marcos is the favorite son-in-law of Liza’s family. This proves that love is greater than hate and the key to unity.
The Passion of Attorney Liza
Teaching is the real passion of Attorney Liza. She’s a law professor at the Mariano Marcos State University, St. Louie University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, North Western and Far Eastern University. She goes to the verge of sacrificing her salary just to help fund her students’ expenses.
[VIDEO]: Mayor Isko Moreno is Riding on BBM’s popularity on the Estate Tax issue
Attorney Trixie on the Marcoses’ Estate Tax Issue
Attorney Trixie explained that BBM is not a tax evader. The issue takes a long time now. It’s noted that the Marcoses gave a go ahead signal to execute on the properties of the late President Marcos according to the SC resolution. The estate tax is supposed to be taken from the estate. Not from the heirs or administrators.
The estate tax intrigues are designed to make the people believe that BBM is an irresponsible people. This is some kind of character assassination. Not a real BIR isue. They know that many people are not knowledgeable about estate tax. So, they took advantage of it.
Riding on the Estate Tax Issue
Attorney Trixie clarified first and foremost as to who would benefit from BBM’s attacks over the Marcoses’ real estate issue. Since he’s the most popular and leading presidential candidate, his opponents would try so hard to ride on it. That’s clearly what Mayor Isko and the rest are doing. They clearly malign not just BBM but the innocent Filipinos as well who are clueless about such legal matters.
[VIDEO]: Atty. Larry Gadon’s Opinion Why BBM Refused to Join GMA’s Presidential Interview
Attorney Gadon’s Opinion
Attorney Larry Gadon thinks that journalists like Jessica Soho are too hostile to the administration-friendly candidate. This is his personal experience, he said. They would only try to intimidate candidates like Bongbong Marcos. To make them look bad in public. So, why risk this? When BBM already gets the highest rating? It should be GMA who must worry about theirs.
Attacks to Pro-Administration Candidates
The outspoken attorney added that in one of his interviews with GMA, he has to rebattle many NPA personalities. Outnumbering the pro-administration bet in interviews or debate is very unfair. Therefore, it is best to boycott them if they cannot provide a neutral platform.
No Harm to BBM’s Popularity
The voters of BBM are loyal whether he joins debates or not. On the other hand, those who are indifferent to him will remain so whatever he does. Criticism can only make him popular. So, no harm to his popularity on that effect. It’s better to boycott Jessica Soho than to be introduced by her as the son of the late dictator.
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos apologizes for skipping Comelec preliminary hearing
Attorney Vic Rodriguez is Positive
The two people who are with Marcos almost every day have been tested positive of Covid-19. His chief of staff, Attorney Vic Rodriguez and his security escort. This prompted the former senator to go in isolation that resulted to his absence in the disqualification case’s preliminary conference.
BBM’s Precon Absence
Bongbong Marcos failed to show up for the Commission on Elections’ pre-conference for the disqualification petitions filed against him. He had an order from the poll body to attend physically or virtually. But he experienced symptoms that included speaking difficulties due to throat inflammation.
No one in their right mind who is a Covid-19 survivor experiencing its symptoms again would show his face on camera in an important proceeding. It would be very insensitive for the Comelec to force him to show up even just virtually. Considering the virus’ psychological implications. Besides, his case can proceed with the representation of his able attorneys. Besides, why insist on a BIR receipt issued many years ago when the agency already certified that the dues were paid?
[VIDEO]: Atty. Larry Gadon defends BBM on alleged non-filing of tax case.
The Guinness World of Record cannot be Used as Evidence
Attorney Glenn Chong assures the people that the disqualification petition of BBM can only go to waste. First, the Guinness World of Records can’t be used as evidence. It mentions that Ferdinand Marcos is the most corrupt. Rappler said that Marcos lied that he is fit to run as President. He is allegedly a criminal.
From the View of an Attorney
The CA acquits BBM of failure to pay taxes. But it convicts him for non-filing. However, there’s no imprisonment penalty by the CA. It’s because he was not allowed to come back to the country. Only to pay the Php 30,000 fine. So, moral turpitude does not apply. On top of that, all martial law accusations are irrelevant. It is simply because he’s not on trial but his father. Besides, the inheritance can’t be under BBM’s tax liability without proper documents. Therefore, floating figures are irrelevant, Attorney Chong stressed.
Plain, Simple Black Propaganda
The Guinness World of records based on the late President Cory Aquino’s presidential decree plus floating figures of estates is not valid evidence in court. The effort of these civic groups is made only to create a stir. A plain and simple black propaganda. This is just to discredit BBM’s reputation. So, the biggest revenge is to vote for him as president in the 2022 elections, Attorney Chong said.
Attorney Vic Rodriguez blasts Karen Davila’s line of questioning and comments over Bongbong Marcos’ alleged no responses on the accusations againsts his father. Rodriguez reminds her that Marcos was demonized for over 30 years because of martial law and alleged ill-gotten wealth. He has answered all questions repeatedly. They will not change.
Answers to Rehashed Questions
Marcos’ attorney also has sets of questions for Davila. What’s wrong with martial law? Why did the two Aquino governments failed to imprison the Marcoses of the alleged ill-gotten wealth? Can’t they take out martial law in the constitution? Why? He is however certain that Marcos will answer everything. Besides, the black propaganda is not working anymore.
Meetings with the alleged martial law victims and other anti-Marcos groups are under the campaign plan. This is part of his unification efforts. Although arguing to close-minded people whose objectivity is the primary goal is unnecessary. That can’t instill unity. His attorney added that he’s the top contender and his ratings remain high. So, the people are definitely awake now on the truth as far as history is concerned. Therefore, watch out for the new President Ferdinand Marcos.
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