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Roque at Wits End on CNN’s Way of Questioning Regarding UP’s Accord Termination

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By: Elena Grace Flores
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Defense Department ends deal barring state forces in UP campuses

Pinky Webb of CNN Speaks to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque is at wit’s end on the line of questioning by Pinky Webb of CNN. Webb asks Roque to comment on Danilo Arao’s call to the UP faculty and alumni. This is to denounce Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s termination of UP’s 1989 accord. Roque reminds Webb that he’s not only a UP alumnus but also the Presidential spokesperson. So, his opinion is not following Arao’s call. He is not bound to denounce such action of the military.


The Opposition’s Accusation

The sitting Vice President Leni Robredo said that such alleged militarization of the UP campus is the government’s way to discourage dissent. It is currently sensationalized by the yellow media. Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against Robredo still awaits the Supreme Court’s decision. Reports of massive fraud to let her win support Marcos’s claim.


Termination of UP’s 1989 Accord

The termination is known by the public on Monday night, January 18. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana officially notifies the university about the abrogation in his letter to UP President Danilo Concepcion on January 15. He cites the in-campus recruitment activities of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). So, the move basically addresses public interest on the matter.



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CNN Debate: Atty. Glenn Chong Manages to have a Dramatic Entrance as Gen. Bato Slams Otso Diretso

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By: Elena Grace Flores

It is not clear yet why Atty. Glenn Chong joins only during the last quarter of the CNN Debate. He supports the administration of President Rodrigo Du30. Chong has an alliance with the Marcoses as well after he testifies against Smartmatic and the Comelec. The long delay of his appearance allows General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa to shine as the lone, very vocal defender of President Rodrigo Du30. He displays the personality that appeals greatly to the Filipino masses. Bato also speaks from experiences rather than theories.

YouTube video byElena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Atty. Glenn Chong made it only at the last quarter of the CNN debate but Bato took all the heat.

About Atty. Glenn Chong as per CNN

The fierce clean election advocate, Atty. Glenn Chong is controversially known for his electoral reform calls. He criticizes the automated elections system. He wants a hybrid process that combines a manual polling system and a digital one. This is to avoid possible cheating in poll results. Chong’s supporters are not happy on the recent magic 12 survey that excludes him.

The Election 2019 Contenders Present

CNN gathers pro and anti government personalities during the recent senatorial debate. Aside from Ronald dela Rosa, Glenn Chong, Raffy Alunan, and JV Ejercito are in harmony with the Du30 administration. The rest are known to be critical to the current government. They are; Romulo Macalintal, Florin Hilbay, Samira Gutoc, Chel Diokno, Neri Colmenares, Gary Alejano, and Erin Tañada.

Bato’s Lecture

General Bato urges the noisy audience to keep quiet and listen to him. He tells them not to blame President Du30 with regards to China. It is because the problems with the South China Sea happens during the time of former President Benigno Aquino III, Otso Diretso’s party influence. He takes the liberty to invite them to go with him to face the Chinese in the disputed seas. Bato promises to equip volunteers with guns if they are insistent.

The Chinese Influx into the Country

The opposition slate is quick enough to criticize the Du30 administration for allowing many Chinese to allegedly steal the jobs of Filipinos. Pro-administration, Alunan wishes for Filipinos to consider being proficient in the Chinese language also to fulfill the demands of Chinese investors. Ejercito agrees to regulate illegal entries of these foreigners into the country.

Chong’s Choice is the Philippines

It is heartfelt for Chong to say that he does not have a choice when it comes to his family name. However, he chooses to be Filipino because he feels for the people. Intermarriages between Filipinos and Chinese nationals are already common since time immemorial. Filipino-Chinese people are still Filipinos.

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Marcos’ Lawyer, Atty. Vic Rodriguez Blasts Robredo’s Thick Face for Spreading Supreme Court Fake News

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Vic Rodriguez, the lawyer, and spokesperson of Bongbong Marcos directly blasts the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo on her Supreme Court fake news. This is on the alleged 25% threshold approval for the election recount. Atty. Rodriguez clarifies that the PET resolution dictates that it has no basis to change its 50% ruling. He added that he cannot figure out where the troubled VP gets the thick face to announce such fakes news in a press conference that even international media like CNN falls victim to.



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[VIDEO]: PET, hindi inaprubahan ang hiling ni VP Leni na bilangin ang boto nito na may 25% shading lang




The Supreme Court Clarification

Atty. Rodriguez added that they would welcome any move by the PET, motu proprio (on its own), to clarify its earlier resolution on the controversy over its recent resolution on the threshold controversy. “As far as we are concerned, it is the body of the resolution in its entirety, which should be controlling and not one mere phrase,” Rodriguez said, noting that the PET had clearly set out why it adopted the 50-percent shading threshold after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) only belatedly informed the PET that as a policy they counted votes with as at least 25-percent shading.

Conflicting News

In a 21-page decision dated Sept. 18, the PET, through Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa, partially granted the motion filed by the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo asking to set aside its earlier decision upholding the 50-percent threshold over the 25-percent threshold, which she said was used by the Comelec during the 2016 elections. The matter involved conflicting views on how much partial shading of a circle beside a candidate’s name in the ballot is sufficient to be counted as a vote for the said candidate in the election protest for the vice presidential race in the last elections.




Robredo’s Thick Face

The lawyer also criticized the preemptive acts of opposing counsels in claiming that the resolution was in their favor. This time, she cannot deny spreading fake news because her media allies quickly spread the information given like wildfire. Even other international media like CNN picked the fake news also. Rodriguez already corrected some of them for the wrong headline. It should be; PET upholds Marcos’ Plea and not the other way around.


No to the Use of Ballot Images

The Marcos Camp, however, presses their opposition to the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s (PET) use of decrypted ballot images. Plus the tribunal’s insistence on reverting to electronically-generated election returns. This pertains to the ongoing election protest over the alleged massive cheating in the 2016 vice presidential polls in Camarines.




Compromised Election Results

Rodriguez explains that the decrypted ballot images represent a significant number of ballots that have already been damaged and are clearly compromised and cannot reflect the true outcome of the polls. Rodriguez said the returns should not be used by the Supreme Court because “it is a product of the automated election system the product of which is precisely what we are questioning.”



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Bongbong Marcos’ Son Silenced Critics on Father’s Degree with Own Credential

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos’ own academic credentials were criticized. He then clarified the issue by explaining that he got a special diploma from Oxford University in England. He did not finish his master’s degree at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania because he was elected Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte. Recently, his son, Sandro finished his graduate studies at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science. Critics can only frown on his new credential.






Youtube video by; DIsot Halniet

[VIDEO]: Sandro Marcos earns master’s degree from London University




Sandro Marcos’ Educational Credential

Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos, 23 said that he earned his Master’s Degree in Development Studies. The young Marcos is grateful his parents, Bongbong and Lisa Marcos. The couple is with him in the pictures posted in social media.




Proud Parents

The London School of Economics one of the top universities in the world. It ranked second in the annual QS World University Rankings in Social Sciences and Management 2018. Just after Harvard University. Bongbong Marcos is so proud that he posted about his son’s graduation on his Instagram account. That immediately went viral on Facebook.




Sandro’s Potential in Politics

The younger Marcos campaigned for his father in his vice presidential bid in 2016. He is known as the crush of the town via social media for his good looks and intelligent views on issues. He can also stand in front of the public on behalf of his father. In many instances, he was a crowd drawer.









His Father’s Son

Despite the tremendous noise on social media that pertains to Sandro’s new educational credential, the mainstream media was still too slow to pick up the news. Of all the prominent online publications, he was finally featured on CNN Philippines. He’ll definitely shed off the past black media propaganda that ruined the presidency of his late grandfather. Just like his father who stormed them all with own achievements in public service and legislation.




http://cnnphilippines.com/lifestyle/2017/12/14/Sandro-Marcos-masters-London-university.html




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CNN Gerry Spence: Imelda, Ferdinand And Bongbong Marcos Are Victims Of The Aquinos In Exchange Of American Base

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Gerry Spence during the CNN interview with Larry King testified that there are evidence that the Aquino administration had an agreement with the American government to gather evidence to destroy the Marcoses for the alleged hidden wealth in exchange for the US-Philippines Military Base agreement.






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[VIDEO]: Gerry Spence Defends Imelda Marcos on CNN.



PCGGs Blind Eye

PCGG was given a copy of over 300,000 documentations pertaining to the gold shipments to various countries that are managed by the World Bank and registered under the Central Bank of the Philippines under the Marcos Foundation for the welfare of the Filipinos – but they refused to examine those unlike the courts that acquitted Imelda Marcos for such accusations.

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PCGG acted out for the Aquinos

PCGGs refusal to check all the provided documents and its desperate attempt to nail down the Marcoses with hocus pucos evidence was just following the orders of the Aquino administration. They also looted Imelda Marcos’ personal jewelries and paintings including funds in overseas accounts that former Philippine Ferdinand E. Marcos acquired from the Maharlika Royal family for his service as their lawyer.



Here’s the World Bank Data on the Country’s Gold Reserves under the World Bank

The World Bank Data attested that the Philippines is one of the few countries that have ample gold reserves since the 1960s during the time of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
126.94 since 1960 (millions of gold bars worth billions of dollars)
80,640.41 updated in 2015  (millions of gold bars worth billions of dollars)
A World Bank whistleblower also confirmed that it was the former and late president Ferdinand E. Marcos who embarked the gold reserves for the welfare of the Filipinos.




Bongbong Marcos is the Country’s Hope

Bongbong Marcos will soon be Vice President of the Philippines when he wins the electoral protests against Vice President Leni Robredo. The majority of the Filipino people is hoping to make him President at the soonest possible time so that he can re-install the public facilities of the late strongman so as not to deprive the people with quality public services same as w=hat the late president Corazon Aquino did – for the people to hate the Marcoses as witnessed by former President, Jejomar Binay.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-21022457

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2016/04/27/marcos-martial-law-was-30-years-ago.html

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/845427/from-hidden-wealth-to-hidden-burial-marcoses-disrespecting-law-leni

 

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CNN Throwback: Rumored New Vice President explains American Disappointment

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Why do people await the comeback of Bongbong Marcos? Here’s the review of his political career and thoughts about the vital issues in the country. Mamasapano, Typhoon Yolanda, U.S. visiting forces agreement (EDCA), and their alleged betrayal to the late strongman’s administration. Know why Bongbong thinks that they are traitors. It was observed that he was with President Rodrigo Duterte during his recent state visit to China. The President announced there that he is cutting ties with America in the areas of the military and economy. He was also introduced as the new Vice President. (If he wins the electoral protest). How strong is his influence with the president? This is a comprehensive video interview from CNN.


Youtube video: by CNN
[VIDEO]: During the CNN Interview with Mitzy Borromeo, Bongbong Marcos opens up his thoughts and principles regarding the various controversial issues in the country. This is very enlightening and perhaps, President Duterte can be understood more as per Marcos’ explanations on his dealings with the Americans.



Filipinos are used to Hardships and struggle with a Smile

Tough times are the way of life of Filipinos. Very resourceful in finding a way to survive. Talented in making both ends meet. OFWs are noted to use this culture to survive and excel in other countries. Creativeness goes a long way and Filipinos are good at that. Ther campaigns for tourism and patronage for local products made Ilocos a first class province. Governor Imee Marcos did well in facilitating tourism efforts.

Yolanda Disaster

All resources should have been deployed in whatever costs. Take care of the survivors as well as the dead. Rotten cadavers can jeopardize the health of the living, mentally, emotionally and physically. Civilians who helped came to Tacloban first before the government. This should not be the case. The people should be able to rely on their government during disasters.



EDCA Discussed at the CNN Interview

The visiting forces agreement with the U.S. benefits the Americans greatly. They have military bases in Asia without paying rent – just aids. Not many promises are realized in terms of physical and financial improvements of the country in the last 7 decades with the alliance. Filipinos would be better off doing things on their own. The joint military exercises are good as per Bongbong’s talk with CNN.



Mamasapano

Mamasapano’s pointing fingers at who might be responsible was the most painful thing that Bongbong witnessed. If it happened during the late Marcos’ time, he would have known everything. How could he not when 44 elite shoulders perished? They are now known as SAF44. No one seems to answer correctly if former President Aquino ordered the operation.



Aquino-Marcos Rivalry

In the 70’s the Aquino-Marcos rivalry was strong but they are both gone now. The children do not have that kind of rift as far as Bongbong Marcos is concerned. Comments like; the “president is an Aquino and you are a Marcos” is something that they have to live with every day but not a big deal for them.



EDSA Learning

There were people that the Marcoses trusted that they should not have is the lesson learned from the EDSA revolution. That includes the Americans. The Marcoses thought that the U.S. was extending help and not connivance with the opposite party. But to their dismay. In the end, music relaxes Bongbong and makes him more creative in mind and in spirit.

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2016/10/20/duterte-cuts-us-ties-aligns-with-china.html

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Trump’s Bad Words can Worsen if he becomes President like Duterte

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Donald Trump apologizes with what he did a decade ago saying bad words against women. In the tape, Trump can be heard bragging about being able to do anything to a woman, including groping them in the “p—y.”




[VIDEO]: Guilty people like Trump for saying bad things will always turn around the issues to their rivals – like what Duterte is doing.


Don’t bank on the Promise to be a Better Man when already President

A person cannot change just like that. His real personality will only come out once he’s on safe grounds. If already showing bad symptoms, it can only get worst when already in the position. The people in the Philippines continue to struggle to deny the bad things President Rodrigo Duterte has been talking about especially with regards to Obama, the UN, and EU. They wanted to justify whatDuterte really meant when it’s coming out right from his mouth.


Apology that contains attacks to others is Insincere

Apologizing on public TV about the bad things done then reverting to attack enemies is insincere. It’s abusing the media mileage given to explain actions. Not to discredit opponents in a very exaggerated way. Trump defended his bad mouth and then accused Bill Clinton of abusing women – which in reality is wrong. Bill might have extra-marital affairs in the past but far from what Trump would like to show to the world.


Difference between Bad Words and Actions

Duterte supporters would always defend the tough mouth of the president by saying that he’s better because his actions are for the good of the people. Never mind the mouth. However, bad words can kill, abuse, hurt and destroy a nation. If Americans vote for Trump, they would for sure suffer being isolated by their president – just like what Duterte is doing.


Words Reflect the Person Inside

The mouth is the reflection of the heart. The eyes is the reflection of the soul. If a person is full of foul words, chances are, he’s got a lot of hatred in his heart. He would then govern with hatred when given the chance.


Attempt to cover Bad behavior

Real culprits would always find other people to blame for their messes. This is to cover up their bad behaviors and wrong decisions. Their own diversionary tactic, so to speak.



It is understandable that people would like to have changes in the government especially when things are not better like it should be. However, the character of a president to be is vital in his ability to govern. A nation can only be progressively successful when in friendly terms with other countries. Lesser enemies, the better and it will not be that good if you have a president with a mouth that would shoo away allies.

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/07/politics/donald-trump-women-vulgar/index.html?adkey=bn

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/299969-cnn-contributor-unloads-on-trump-surrogate-for-asking-her-not

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Will Bush’s endorsement help Clinton?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores




Bush’s announcement to vote for Clinton is appreciated. But will it help her? Former President George H.W. Bush said  he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November.

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Multiple Sources

The comments came during a receiving line for board members of the bipartisan Points of Light Foundation when Bush was speaking to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter and the former Maryland lieutenant governor. There were around 40 people in the room. It’s not clear how many people heard him. Multiple sources did.
The Republican former president’s supporting the Democratic nominee marks the dramatic chapter in the complicated  relationship between the two most prominent families in American politics.



Trump Respects Bush

It’s a brilliant political move happening just 49 days from the election. Clinton and Donald Trump are also scheduled for their first debate in less than a week.
Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, told CNN’s Erin Burnett  that she and Trump respect “the 92-year-old former president’s announcement”




“It is ironic that he would vote for the wife of the man who knocked him out of the race,” she added on “Erin Burnett OutFront.” “But look, this was a bruising primary … so I know there are a lot of hurt feelings there.”
News of his support for Clinton came first on Facebook, when Kennedy Townsend posted a photo of herself with George H.W. Bush, along with the caption: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”
Kennedy Townsend sits on the advisory board of the Points of Light Foundation.

No comment from the Bush Family

Bush family representatives declined to respond publicly.
“The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote cast in some 50 days. He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim,” Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.
But sources with knowledge of the conversation told CNN they were surprised and disappointed that Kennedy Townsend had publicly shared a private conversation with the former president.

Kennedy Townsend declined to comment through a spokesman at the Rock Creek Group, where she works as managing director. She later took down the Facebook post.

GOP’s Trump divide

Trump’s controversial candidacy has split the group of former Republican nominees. Mitt Romney has hammered Trump in speeches and on Twitter, calling him unfit for office. But former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has endorsed Trump, as has Arizona Sen. John McCain — though somewhat reluctantly, often referring to “the Republican nominee” rather than Trump by name.
Neither George H.W. Bush nor George W. Bush had weighed in on the general election — even as Trump savaged George W. Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq. However, many of the 41st and 43rd presidents’ Cabinet secretaries and national security officials have backed Clinton.
George H.W. Bush national security adviser Brent Scowcroft endorsed Clinton in June, saying she “has the wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time.” George W. Bush Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on CNN in August that he “would have preferred Jeb Bush, but I think Hillary is a great choice. I am afraid of what Donald Trump would do to this country.”
And Louis Wade Sullivan, the Health and Human Services secretary under George H.W. Bush and the only African-American in his Cabinet, said this month that “though my enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton is somewhat tempered, I certainly believe she is an infinitely better choice for president than Donald Trump.”
But George H.W. Bush isn’t speaking for his entire family. Marvin Bush, the former president’s youngest son, has said he would vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson. George P. Bush, George H.W. Bush’s grandson, has backed Trump.
And Jeb Bush, Trump’s former primary rival, has said he won’t vote for Trump or Clinton.
A representative for George W. Bush wouldn’t comment on Kennedy Townsend’s Facebook post or how George H.W. Bush would vote. The representative simply said George W. Bush is “spending his time working to keep the Senate in Republican hands and is not commenting on the presidential campaign.”

The Bush-Clinton relationship

The evolving relationship between the Bush and Clinton families began in 1992, when Bill Clinton ran against — and defeated — incumbent President George H.W. Bush. Eight years later, with Clinton term-limited out of office, Bush’s son, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush, succeeded Clinton on a pledge to “restore honor and dignity” to the White House — a not-so-subtle knock on Clinton’s marital infidelity.

But Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush have also spent their post-presidencies teaming up for philanthropic endeavors. And in recent years, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have increasingly appeared together.
The two grew so close that George W. Bush has referred to Clinton as his “brother from another mother,” and Clinton has said the two bonded over becoming grandfathers.

A Bush-Clinton matchup

Early in the 2016 campaign cycle, it appeared the two families could be headed for another showdown with the presidency on the line: Hillary Clinton was seeking the Democratic nomination, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — the 41st president’s son and the 43rd president’s brother — was a Republican candidate and a fundraising powerhouse.
Even if George H.W. Bush hadn’t endorsed Hillary Clinton, it was hard to envision him backing Trump.

Reference: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/20/politics/george-hw-bush-hillary-clinton/

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Trump loyal Christie calls Clinton a ‘disgrace’ over mixed Info

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores




New Jersey governor and Donald Trump surrogate Chris Christie called Hillary Clinton “a disgrace”. This is  after she connected recent police shootings to “systematic racism”. This has happened hours after the GOP nominee said he was “very troubled” by a recent incident in Oklahoma.




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“She’s a disgrace. She’s a disgrace and those comments are a disgrace,” Christie said Wednesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” “It’s typical of Hillary Clinton. She knows nothing but the mouth never stops.”

Not Different from Rival Trump

Trump, however, has also displayed a tendency to speak about events before all the facts are made clear. He was noted calling the explosion in New York City  a “bomb” 30 minutes after the incident. Despite  not knowing the exact facts.



The Steve Harvey Show

Ingraham played comments Clinton made Tuesday on “The Steve Harvey Show” following the shooting of Terence Crutcher. He is  a 40-year-old unarmed black man shot dead by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma.




“And we’ve got to tackle systemic racism — this horrible shooting again,” Clinton said. “How many times do we have to see this in our country? In Tulsa, an unarmed man with his hands in the air? I mean, this is just unbearable, and it needs to be intolerable. And so maybe I can, by speaking directly to white people, say, look, this is not who we are.”

Synonymous with Trump

Trump, speaking Wednesday in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, at a minority voter outreach event, also expressed concern about the shooting.




“I must tell you, I watched the shooting, in particular in Tulsa, and that man was hands up, that man went to the car — hands up — put his hand on the car. To me, it looked like he did everything you’re supposed to do,” Trump said. “And he looked like a really good man — and maybe I’m a little clouded because I saw his family talking about him after the fact … but he looked like somebody who was doing what they were asking him to do.”

Keith Lamont Scott

Christie — speaking hours after Clinton condemned the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina — said the former secretary of state doesn’t know enough about policing to draw any conclusions.

“The fact is she has no idea what happened in North Carolina,” he said. “The same way, as you very aptly pointed out Laura, people jumped to conclusions in Ferguson, which caused riot conditions in Ferguson, because of politicians dumping gasoline on a fire.”

National Best Practice for Clinton’s Campaign

The Clinton campaign has said she hopes to develop national best practices for police to help them manage situations like those in Tulsa and Charlotte. But Christie, a former federal prosecutor, said Clinton had “no experience in law enforcement except for being interviewed by them.”

“I’m just appalled, and as someone who spent seven years in law enforcement, she’s exactly the kind of politician that law enforcement loathes, loathes her,” Christie added. “Because she jumps to conclusions for political gain and doesn’t care what careers or lives she ruins in the process.”

Reference: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/21/politics/chris-christie-hillary-clinton-police-shootings/index.html?iid=ob_lockedrail_topeditorial

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Philippine President wants Philippine Constabulary back, Bongbong Marcos’ idea?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Philippine President Duterte says he wants to revive the Philippine Constabulary. The same  law enforcement force blamed for human rights abuses during Martial Law under the late President Ferdinand Marcos.




Philippine President

Philippines is set to mark the 44th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. President Rodrigo Duterte  recalled history and announces his plan to revive the Philippine Constabulary or PC. The reason why many protestors were screaming their opposition not to bury Marcos in the Heroes Cemtery because he was allegedly not a hero.



Rule of Martial Law

He felt the need for the PC to fight urban terrorism.

“I will return the Philippine Constabulary under the 4 commands – army and the Philippine Constabulary because I need people in urban terrorism like the [Special Action Forces],” Duterte said in a speech before a military camp on Tuesday, September 20.




It was recorded that on September 21, 1972, Marcos signed Proclamation 1081, and that placed the Philippines under Martial Law to communist threat. The alleged ambush of then defense secretary Juan Ponce Enrile triggered the declaration. Marcos formally announced Martial law implementation on September 23, 1972.

The late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr had exposed “Oplan Sagittarius” during his September 13, 1972, privilege speech even before the declaration. Aquino spoke about the government placing Metro Manila and outlying areas under the PC control.




Critics of Dictatorship

The PC was the national police force that started during the American regime in 1901. It  became part of the military later on -in charge of maintaining peace and order.

Their reputation was tainted when they were used to arrest those unruly critics of the government.

Martial Law Declaration

The PC took the lead in the implementation of strict peace and order policies. They were instrumental in taking over private establishments and arresting activists.

Another Presidential Decree 170, signed in April 1973, authorized the defense secretary to place any city or municipal police force under the discretion of the PC.

Human rights abuses

The martial law years came to be remembered by many as a time of strict discipline. But detractors used isolated deaths escalated by the media to paint massive human rights abuses. They blamed them on to the PC.

In various accounts, victims pointed to them as the ones behind the alleged torture and killings used later on by detractors to oust then President Marcos.

Why would President Duterte want it back? Those who have known men who were members of the PC can attest their utmost discipline in the tasks laid before them. The danger was with commanders who have different agenda.

While it seems that President Duterte is justifying most of Marcos’ actions during his time, the son, Bongbong Marcos hardly has any hand on this. As a Marcos loyalist, Duterte has studied everything that Marcos has done in the past – and for sure he knew what worked.  Duterte is not somebody that can be dictated in the first place. It’s all his idea. Bongbong Marcos can only be flattered with someone following the footsteps of his father. Telling everybody that Marcos was a great President after all!

 

References: http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/146867-look-back-philippine-constabulary-marcos

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/14/asia/philippines-marcos-burial-protest/

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