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[VIDEO]: Marcos Brothers Stayed at the Orphanage
It’s Better to Donate This
Marcos brothers like to donate their time to the orphanage because it’s fun, according to Vinny. Actually, they did this at first upon the request of their mother, First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos. She wants them to know the lives of the underprivileged. That way, they can value what they have, he added.
Vinny explained that they did not donate their time only. They really lived at the orphanage for a month. Their project at that time was to build the gutter which is still in use these days. They eat, sleep, exercise, sing, and dance with the orphans. It was fun, he stressed.
Improving the Lives of Others
The example of the Marcoses continues these days with other prominent figures like Chavit Singson plus many more. So, the orphanage is not struggling to make ends meet. Some orphans who now have jobs are now responsible citizens.
[VIDEO]: Director Paul Soriano is PBBM’s new presidential adviser for creative communications
Willing to Donate
Director Paul Soriano, Toni Gonzaga’s husband recently had an oath-taking with President Bongbong Marcos as the Presidential Adviser for Creative Communications. He’s willing to donate his time to the administration receiving only one peso per year salary, PBBM said. That’s a big help.
Soriano directed President Marcos’ first state of the nation address. They have family relations. So, it’s not surprising that he would donate his talents to the president. The director and his wife had been vital during the campaign period for the winning Unity team.
Immune to Cancel Culture
The Soriano couple remains steadfast in their commitment to the president despite heavy bashing online. They are indeed immune to the cancel culture of the opposition.
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[VIDEO]: FEM: A wife is a peculiar gift from heaven.
Donate the Secret of Youth
The late President Ferdinand Marcos once said that “All other goods by fortune’s hand are given, a wife is a peculiar gift from heaven. It happened before by a foreign guest that the former First Lady was asked about her father’s health. But what they really meant was her husband’s. So, FEM insinuated that she should donate her secret of youth.
Stick to One Model Only
FEM described his wife’s fountain of youth like a car. Husbands should stick to one model only. He knew that as he grows older, his first lady will get younger and younger. That’s the reason why he keeps on running for president.
Sense of Fulfillment
She became young because she’s burning energy. Her many projects for the welfare of the people gives her the fulfillment which is good for the soul. Her active lifestyle also keeps her going physically. Now at 92, she’s still beautiful more than ever. She’s indeed the real kingmaker! That life story is worthwhile to donate.
Atty. Vic Rodriguez, the spokesperson of Bongbong Marcos implies that the presidential frontrunner would rather donate his time for public wellness than have a one-on-one debate with VP Leni Robredo. The latter challenges BBM after her decline to attend the new Comelec interview for presidentiables.
People Do Not Need Fights
Atty. Rodriguez explains that the people had gone through a lot already. The last thing they need are candidates fighting for things that won’t be helpful to them. It might not be the proper time to donate financially but to let them know how BBM can improve their quality of life is more crucial.
Marcos Loyalists’ View
On the other hand, the Marcos loyalists agree with BBM. Robredo is only after maligning Marcos with alleged issues in the past. That would be a waste of time for their candidate, they said. They urged Robredo to find another person to talk to.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos sends apology video to supporters in Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Not Allowed to Donate but there’s a Way
Leyte is the birthplace of former first lady, Imelda Marcos. So, naturally, Bongbong Marcos feels at home in the province. However, while in Tacloban, he apologized on video for not being able to make it to Maasin because of poor visibility for his helicopter to get there. As Leyte was badly hit by typhoon Agaton, BBM’s detractors mocked him by telling him to donate but little do they know that BBM supporters are already helping in action on the ground by distributing necessities.
Election Law on Donations
The term “contribution” includes a gift, donation, subscription, loan, advance, or deposit of money. Or anything of value, a contract, promise, or agreement to contribute – whether or not legally enforceable. If made for the purpose of influencing the results of the elections. But shall not include services rendered without compensation by individuals. Volunteering a portion or all of their time on behalf of a candidate or political party.
This Too will come to Pass
Despite the difficult situation, Leyte is always one of BBM’s priorities. It’s like a second home for him. So, regardless of some bad media propaganda, the leaders in Leyte know that Bongbong Marcos is trustworthy and this too shall pass.
[VIDEO]: Sen. Imee Marcos questioned the estate tax issue against her family, saying it was part of efforts to discredit them ahead of the May polls.
Donate Estate Tax Calls
Presidential aspirants Manny Pacquioa, Isko Moreno, and Ping Lacson made the donate Marcos estate tax to the people call a very popular black media propaganda. Other senatorial wannabes also joined them – just to jump into the bandwagon. But to no avail. People knew that this has been on litigations for more than 30 years.
Imelda Marcos is Willing to Donate
The former First Lady Imelda Marcos even stresses to the Congress to pursue the last will and testament of her late husband, Ferdinand Marcos. She is willing to donate whatever is written on the said will not just to the country but to the world.
Senator Imee Marcos’ Observation
Senator Imee Marcos said that she deliberately asked her mother about the alleged demand letter allegedly sent but her response is negative. So, Mrs. Marcos instructed her lawyers to look into the issue. The timing can tell the intention of the media propaganda. It attempts to character assassinate BBM to deny him of the presidency.
The Philippines didn’t know what to do at first on how to respond to coronavirus emergency situations. A Chinese man who collapsed in a Manila sidewalk was ignored by rescuers because of fear to be contaminated. Tourism enthusiast and founder of the 888 News Forum, Bobby Joseph discloses at the Marco Polo Hotel recently that it was Japan who made the life-saving efforts. He’s grateful to their donate first attitude before putting the blame on anyone. Kits for the first responders were distributed in time that includes a protective suit that the country obviously did not have because of unreadiness.
YouTube video by Elena Grace Flores Japan Sent Kits for Coronavirus First Responders to the Philippines
Latvia Consul and tourism figure, Bobby Joseph is grateful to Japan for sending safety gears to the country’s medical practitioners who are in the front line for coronavirus prevention and control.
Masks were sold out from drug stores nationwide. Some even used condoms to protect their hands when operating an elevator. The unknown nature of coronavirus added to the paranoia. Even the Philippine National Police was in limbo on what to do when medical practitioners refuse to help.
Joseph said that it is evident that economic ruins are at stake. Malls are empty and people do not want to spend money. It was noble however for some Filipinos who did not fail to donate masks to others who do not have. He appreciates the Japanese authorities to be able to think straight the Filipinos are panicking.
Serious Effects on Tourism
The country has 3 million tourists. 1.6 million are foreigners and 1.4 million are local travelers. While it is understandable that international travels are limited for the time being. Philippines can take advantage of domestic tourism. He agrees to President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign urging Filipinos to travel to other destinations within the country.
The Philippine Advantage
Panic can only do harm than good. Tourism-dependent people and even farmers in the agri-tourism businesses are now suffering from the drastically declined number of tourists. This is the time that Filipinos can benefit from cheaper arrangements and purchase some crops at a lower rate. One must not forget that the greatest advantage of the Philippines is the warm weather. No virus can spread quickly because they can be disinfected by the intense heat of the sun. People around the world can only hope that it will be summer very soon.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Nostalgic moments abound but nothing can mesmerize musical aspirants when they see their alumni from 43 years ago play a very significant overture. This is despite the fact that it has been more than 30 years since the members of the group play together. Once again, the Seniors of the Rondalla Pioneers of the South brought back to life Aureola by Brigildo Lakandazon. This is during the recent 43rd year anniversary of the Lourdes Parish Rondalla in Cebu with the title; A Bond United by Music through Time. Naila Ylaya Beltran herself, their original mentor directs the magical performance – at least to the musically inclined individuals. To donate one’s talent is indeed very rewarding.
The Juniors with Mercy Lapiña’s Facebook group chat is the key to reuniting the rondalla veterans of Cebu. As a school teacher, Mercy spearheads the regrouping tasks. She believes that to donate one’s talent to the youth is the ultimate goal. Cyriel Pavo Lepiten of the Seniors group as a musical mentor to this date, supports the idea all throughout together with his very passionate colleagues. These two passionate leaders passion is really contagious – beating the odds along the way.
Present Plan to Donate Time
Since the existing group members now have different professions, it is a lot of sacrifice for them to donate their time and money during practices. Besides, they are also not getting any younger. A more comfortable practice facility would be ideal. Holiday gigs are in the horizon after finding a good home for this worthwhile endeavour.
The Rondalla Pioneers of the South Identity
The group needs to operate sustainably. To allow this to happen, sponsorships are welcome to compensate some musical provisions. This is on top of the musical gigs for events. Sponsors will be chosen according to the ideals of the organization. Their identity is as good as their sponsors.
Cultural Music Preservation
Music has evolved greatly in the Philippines. However, it is wise for Filipinos to preserve the traditional rondalla. All foreigners are amazed at their first glance of a show like this. Even most Filipinos themselves are not quite familiar with these kinds of instruments because the rondalla is significant only in Cebu. Listening to the experts play can definitely change lives.
Proceeds go to ISTAC: Innovative Skills Training Advisory Center