Why the Mahárlika (Philippines) is the Wealthiest Nation in the World Today
Maharlika and the Philippine Congress
The Philippines’ change of name might be tedious in Congress but this is possible. Several attempts in the past were made to rename the country. Among the earliest was that of then-Senator Eddie Ilarde in 1978. This was when the administration of then-President Ferdinand Marcos tries to carve an identity for Filipinos. This is to do away with the country’s mindset as a former colony. Ilarde’s Parliamentary Bill 195 explains that Maharlika ingrains the country’s heritage long before Western colonialists set foot on the country’s shores.
President Duterte and the Marcos Gold
President Rodrigo Duterte awaits Congress’ approval to deal with the Marcos gold. The ball is now in the legislative branch’s court. Congress is needed to set parameters. It takes into account the concerns of critics and the citizenry. The President cannot simply act on his own on this matter. The legislative has to come into play in this case as per the constitution. This only shows that the Marcos gold is not an ill-gotten case. This has something to do with the world economy. It follows a legal process that any entity that tries to steal it lands in jail.
The Strenght of the World’s Capitalists
The capitalists are running the show for decades now. The Filipinos ought to know where they stand. However, the players of the world’s monopoly hold important positions in the Duterte administration. The President has to balance his supporters to avoid dictatorship issues. The situations of the marginalized poor are getting harder. The middle class and the rich ones are helping despite their own financial blows. However, they may not be enough to feed everybody. Elections 2022 may be fast approaching but many people are in need now. It might be necessary to rally on this issue to put pressure on the government’s priorities.
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Meet the Keeper of the Wealth for Humanity
The trust for the benefit of humanity holds the World Bank gold certificates issued to the late President Ferdinand Marcos for the deposits in overseas banks. However, most of these stocks are just at the Central Bank. The current World Bank Loans with almost zero percent interest for 29 years plus 10 years grace period are proofs enough that these reserves are real. President Rodrigo Duterte said previously that he would instruct the Congress to convene to recover the Marcos Wealth. The family cannot do this alone.
The World Bank and the IMF
The World Bank and its sister organization, IMF (International Monetary Fund) are special organizations that sit on top of the world’s wealth. They are hidden in secrecy. 400,000 metric tons of them are in the Central Bank. 200,000 metric tons are in the Union Bank of Switzerland. The rest are shipped to around 200 countries. Former First Lady Imelda Marcos is the keeper of the bill of lading.
Warring Factions on the Marcos Wealth
Senator Imee Marcos is the only senator who pushes to secure the World Bank loan necessary to keep the economy afloat during the Covid-19 outbreak. She is known to have a strong alliance with the President. Strong enough to obtain the recent $500 million initial loan. This can go on depending on the extend of the Coronavirus devastation. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The whole world is in need. Since the country has tasted the fruits of the late President Marcos’ labor already, it’s about time that the Congress must prioritize to convene on the said issue to save and rebuild humanity as a whole. Warring factions should not matter anymore at this time.
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Senator Imee Marcos No-Show at the Congress’ Special Session
Senator Imee R. Marcos’ physician advises her not to attend the Senate special session due to cough. This is to debate on and pass the proposed Bayanihan Act of 2020 authorizing the President to use unspent government finances. The aim is to resolve the negative effects of the coronavirus crisis. Earlier, she calls on the government not to be stingy on the provisions to the people who have no work no pay status. She is also thinking ahead on drawing resources to rebuild the economy after the coronavirus aftermath.
Go All Heart, All Out
The Senator said that the government should go “all heart, all-out” in funding the fight against COVID-19. She calls an emergency budget to be taken up in a special session of Congress. This is the most crucial investment in our country’s future, She said. Marcos, who chairs the Senate committee on economic affairs, has drawn up an emergency package of almost 750 billion pesos called Pag-ASA: Alaga, Sustento at Pag-Angat. This seeks immediate and sustained protection of health workers, provision of food and cash aid for marginalized communities, and stimulus packages to badly hit industries employing millions of workers.
The Economic Pitch of the Senator
Marcos plans to pitch the Pag-ASA emergency package in a Senate bill. This is due to her fear of public panic in the coming months if the government’s proposed emergency budget of only P200 billion is approved. Possible sources of the first P300 billion of the Pag-ASA emergency package can be squeezed from funds left over from the 2019 budget.
These are from calamity funds in the 2020 budget; intelligence and social funds of the Office of the President; PhilHealth’s emergency reserve fund; and contingency funds from various departments. Namely; education, agriculture, labor and employment, social welfare and development, and public works and highways, Marcos said.
By: Elena Grace Flores
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano administers the oath-taking for Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez recently. He takes on the role of majority floor leader of the 18th Congress on July 22, 2019. The Cayetano and Romualdez deal is President Du30’s remedy for the previous speakership conflict. Du30 calls on unity in Congress. The arrangement gives an edge to the current administration’s policies and future endeavours. That could include Bongbong Marcos’ plight for 2022 or before.
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[VIDEO]: Martin Romualdez takes oath as Majority Floor Leader
4th Powerful Position
Taguig-Pateros Rep. Cayetano ascends to the fourth most powerful position in the country. He receives the nod of 266 out of 300 House members in the speakership vote during the first regular session of the 18th Congress after the plea of the President. Romualdez immediately backs out from his speakership candidacy in unity with the President’s majority block.
Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Du30 said the House should elect a new Speaker after Cayetano’s 15-month term ends. President Du30’s son made the manifestation before nominating Cayetano for Speaker. Former Speaker aspirants. Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco also nominates Duterte’s running mate in the 2016 presidential elections. Velasco was Cayetano’s arch rival for the position whom Du30 wants to install as the next Speaker.
Not Term-Sharing but Resignation
“The term sharing agreement is one between congressman Cayetano, Romualdez, Velasco and the President. I am against any term sharing agreement, however, if the Speaker resigns after 15 months, then we will have to elect a new Speaker,” Paolo said during the chamber’s first regular session of the 18th Congress.
The Power of the Congress on BBM’s Plight
A President can nominate someone to become Vice President if that office is vacant, with the approval of Congress or the House of Representatives. It is known that the current VP now faces charges filed against her by the PNP. That includes sedition. If an impeachment is successful against Robredo, the second position of the land will be available. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. When Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo succeeded to the presidency and nominated Teofisto Guingona as Vice President. Guingona was confirmed by Congress on February 9, 2001 and took the oath of office the same day.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Atty. Glenn Chong who seeks for a seat at the Senate addresses his fellow Biliran residents why not run for the Congress? The warm welcome in his hometown recently proves that it would be easier for him to become a Congressman than a Senator.
[VIDEO]: Interview with Senatorial candidate Atty. Glenn Chong
The Support in Biliran is as Hot as the Heat of the Sun
The hot and not just warm support of the people of Biliran amazes Chong. This is after 9 years of not being with them. He wishes to have this kind of support nationwide this coming elections. This is for him to have the power to make sure that the votes of the people are counted properly.
Why not Party List?
Atty. Chong actually prepares 3 Party Lists. All of them did not qualify at the end. Only the Senatorial candidacy of an old woman with no money gets through. He was able to become her substitute.
Chong’s Priority Task as Senator
Should Chong manages to win a seat, he vows to get rid of Smartmatic right away. He believes in returning the power of election to the people. He can be in a better position as Senator than in the Congress for this mandate. Especially in making the election cheaters accountable for their fraudulent actions.
The Power Must Belong to the People
As Atty. Chong swears to safeguard the power of the people, he urges his fellow Biliranon to vote for the local officials that he has alliance with. He said that they are the ones who can help him implement his intentions for the island.
The Senator to be from Region 8 is Powered by the OFWs
It is heartwarming for Chong to get financial support from the OFWs. This allows him to organize decent political sorties, motorcades, and get-together. Some of them even went home to help in his campaigns physically. The new game-changer after President Rodrigo Du30 can only be grateful win or lose.