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Is Matthew Marcos Manotoc Taking Over Mom’s Role as Governor?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos of the Nacionalista Party and Vice Governor Eugenio Angelo Marcos Barba had no opposition when they sought their reelection bids in 2016. Cousins, Marcos and Barba are on their third straight term. When Marcos runs for Senator in 2019, Barba may run for the next higher position. However, he can also vie for a national post. Therefore, leaving the governor slot vacant as far as the Marcoses are concerned. Could the governor’s son, Matthew Marcos Manotoc be the next contender?






Youtube video by;  Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Is Matthew Marcos Manotoc Taking Over Mom’s Role as Governor?




The Promising Senior Board Member

Senior Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc leads the Capitol Express last June 21, 2018, in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.  He then urges the crowd to continue their support for the 2019 election on behalf of his mother at the Auditorium of Dingras. Does this mean that he is taking over the role of his mother as Governor of Ilocos Norte?




Possible Bet for the National Election

Vice Governor Angelo Barba is the son of Fortuna Marcos, youngest sister of former President Ferdinand Marcos. Since he’s already in his final term in the current position, he can only move up to the next ladder or seek for a national post as a Congressman. Former First Lady Imelda Marcos is the District Representative of Ilocos Norte’s 2nd District in the House of Representatives.




Still Going Strong at 90

Congresswoman Marcos was born on July 2, 1929. That makes her 90 years old on July 2, 2018. Governor Marcos earlier said that since it’s her mother who is the real politician among them, she’s responsible for convincing the members of the younger generation to follow in their footsteps.









Relevant Duty

The Marcos name in politics can never die especially now that the status of the Marcos gold starts to become clearer. Although it is noted that most people are reactive to the candidacy of the late Ferdinand Marcos’ children and grandchildren than to their cousins. It does not matter what position Board Member Manotoc decides on. Governor or other posts can be his stepping stone for a more relevant duty in the near future.







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Senator Bet, Imee Marcos Talks about Mom’s Cooking a Live Chicken and her Political Sons

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Ilocos Norte Governor and likely bet for Senator this 2019, Imee Marcos speaks about her family. This is after the brief introduction as a certified solo parent of 3 good-looking men. The highlight of her throwback episode is her mom’s cooking a live chicken early on in their lives. The former first lady and now Congresswoman, Imelda Marcos is from Leyte. Her Visayan orientation in culinary culture gave the governor a trauma against chickens.






Youtube video by; NET 25
[VIDEO]: Gov. Imee Marcos talks about her family in MOMents




Bongbong Marcos’ Case

Bongbong Marcos might be a fast car driver but he cannot speed up the case against Vice President Leni Robredo. It is quiet again after the ballots are again found wet in Ilo-ilo. Clean election advocates are calling for the Comelec not to use Smartmatic in the upcoming Senatorial election in 2019.  However, it seems to be falling on deaf ears.




The Only Imelda at 89

Imelda Marcos who is still proud of her publicized shoe collection can only say that the world happens to see the beautiful foot wears made especially from the Philippines. Ultimately, most of the shoes are from Marikina given by the manufacturers for her as samples. Some imported shoes found are the models that she used to inspire Filipino designers. She’s indeed the only Imelda who knows how to inspire her people.




Her Brother’s Sons

The sons of Bongbong Marcos, Sandro, Simon, and Vinny may still be too young to enter politics but they know for sure their family’s political stand. It is just a matter of time that the siblings eventually gain experience and wisdom for them to know the right time to do what they have to do for the country.









The Senator Bet’s Men

Borgy the rock star, Michael the lawyer and Matthew, is the provincial board member. That’s how Gov. Marcos describes her talented sons. At least, out of three, she can confidently say that two can be politicians. In fact, Matthew is already a public servant. Michael also resembles his grandfather as a lawyer and a wide reader of legal laws. That should give the public enough hints for now.




http://www.new.carelinkwebpr.com/2018/06/what-are-simon-marcos-chances-in-politics-after-sandros-overseas-stint/




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What are Simon Marcos’ Chances in Politics After Sandro’s Overseas Stint?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Sandro, Simon and Vincent Marcos are adorable siblings. They are the sons of former senator Bongbong Marcos and wife Louise Araneta. Sandro recently announces that he does not plan to run for any position at the moment. The eldest son is currently working in London. Since the brothers are only a year apart, the ball in politics seems to be passing on Simon.






Youtube video by; NET 25
[VIDEO]: Mr. Bongbong Marcos And His 2nd Son Simon In MOMents




Family Perception on Politics

Simon said that he’s glad that his parents let them be as they want. He may be reluctant to enter politics but he is game in all media exposures. At the age of 21,  he already knew that there’s simply no other place around the world that offers the best Peking duck but Beijing. Simon just couldn’t get enough of Beijing’s most popular local specialty. Despite distractions like this, he knew in his heart that they belong to politics ever since the start of his existence awareness.




Social Media Bashers

Joseph Simon first went to study in England in 2006. “He was sent to a boarding school when he was 11 years because his elder brother Sandro was already studying there. His younger brother, Vincent. also entered at the age of 11.” Simon then went back to London for his Oxford Brookes schooling. He takes up Business Management Economics. Bongbong Marcos himself went to Oxford where he took up Political Science, Philosophy and Economics from 1975 to 1978. His degree issue has always been revived over the internet. However, social media gives him the edge over the opposition because of their genuine public service efforts.




Tried to be Disciplinarian

Except for his surname, Simon is a regular guy. “He likes playing football. He takes guitar lessons during his free time. He also likes jamming with friends when he’s in Manila,” the father said. The middle son also reveals that his father is trying to be a disciplinarian. He ends up giving in to their choices.









No Baby Talks

The public is now questioning if the three siblings are going to enter the world of politics in which their father desired to do or not. They are given the choice to decide their own path in which they want to succeed in. In fact, Louise Araneta Marcos(mother) prefer her child to be not active in politics and away from the public eye. However, a Marcos is a Marcos and would always do what they are geared for. As for Simon, many people await his plans in the near future.




https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/889902/robredo-haggles-with-sc-bongbong-pays-up-in-election-protests




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Sandro Marcos Plans to Work Abroad – Not running for Any Election?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos reveals that his son, Sandro Marcos plans to work abroad. He does not want to build his career where his name means something. Does this imply that he’s not running at all for the upcoming election? Earlier, his aunt, Gov. Imee Marcos who’s running for Senator wishes that her mother can convince the younger Marcoses especially Sandro to join them in politics. He can feasibly get his place in the Congress or even as governor.






Youtube video by; Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: The BBM Vlog: Episode 13 (OFFICIAL TRAILER).

Bloggers Supportive of Marcos’ Election Protest

Marcos speaks highly of some very supportive bloggers for his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. The former Senator only has nice words for them. He thinks that ASec Mocha Uson is popular while RJ Nieto of Thinking Pinoy and Sass Rogando Sasot of Mother Earth are both smart. Darwin Canete is influential. Mike Lopez is also a lovely person, said Marcos. He pretends not to know about “Pinoy Ako” blog.



Father is Proud of Son’s Achievement

There might be some awkward moments between father and son but Bongbong stresses the fact that Sandro is doing alright. He got his Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.




Where will Sandro go?

As a supportive parent, the Bongbong asks Sandro where he would like to go. Perhaps they could refer him to some of their friends in their field. However, the latter prefers to do it his way. Maybe, to work abroad for a while will help him learn about his real interests.




Many Filipinos can be Heartbroken

The older Marcos believes that real men wear pink. He is grateful to Oxford for teaching him how to think. There are many things to learn more about the future Vice President. BBM Vlog episode 13 is gold in that aspect. However, as for Sandro, he is still in the stage where he wants to explore the world on his own. For sure, many Filipinos can be heartbroken if that is so.

Gov. Imee Marcos is Thankful that PCGG’s Wealth Chase is Ending

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Gov. Imee Marcos as Deuterium Hope Gears Up for Election 2019 with Lower Electricity Cost

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos narrates how the windmill power source came about in her province. During the time of her brother, Bongbong Marcos, the Dutch installed the initial structures after their research for a decade. They have combined electricity generated from solar devices from China with the windmill to fully supply the whole area. She explains that the key to lower energy cost is to minimize the use of gasoline. This catches the attention of the legitimate Deuterium explorers from the EsMaulana-PNOC joint-venture. Gov. Marcos is definitely the key to fast-tracking its permit while Bongbong Marcos’ VP election protest drags along. She is doing something to neutralize the high cost of gasoline to make the commodities affordable for her constituents.







Youtube video by; Ka Flor Rosales RHTV

[VIDEO]: Sagot Sa Bayan with Gov. Imee Marcos

Hydrogen Fuel Instead of Gasoline

Former Senator Bongbong Marcos recently calls on the Supreme Court for a rapid resolution of his protest against VP Leni Robredo. It has been 2 years and the process is still ongoing. The younger Marcos is the author of the Senate bill 408 in 2010 and calls for the renewal of alternative energy in 2013 by exploration, promotion, and development of deuterium hydrogen fuel sources abundant in the Philippine Sea particularly in Surigao and Cotabato basins.



Deuterium Possibility

Like any other economic developments, the deuterium case is also highly political. It goes through strict compliance with the Department of Energy even with the endorsement of President Rodrigo Du30 through his Special Assistant, Bong Go. He is also running for Senator. Another re-election candidate, Senator Nancy Binay is also supportive of the alternative energy source as the vice-chairperson of the Energy Committee and a member of the Senate Electoral Tribunal. She works hand in hand with the Marcoses on various issues. In fact,  she is the one who passes a resolution to investigate the 2016 election anomalies.




Tourism

Back to Ilocos Norte, it is not only about windmills, churches, lighthouses and white beaches. The popular Blue Lagoon in Pagudpud is actually a spot not just for the usual surfers but also for kite surfers. The sea might not be blue during the rainy season, but some great waves are surely abundant. Gov. Marcos is proud that her bailiwick is now a surfing destination.




Infrastructure

The lady governor understands the nature of her local people.  This is evident when she said that the heat in her hometown is very much felt because of their outdoor lifestyle. Farming is a major means of living. The nationwide garlic supply comes from them. She made sure that the agricultural infrastructure like the irrigation system is sufficient. Community facilities are also designed to strengthen families regardless of origin. Highland, mid-land, and city dwellers benefit from the designated public service amenities.

http://www.mediacurious.com/villars-np-bet-for-senator-imee-marcos-recruits-bongbongs-son-to-run-for-public-office/

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Gov. Imee Marcos as Senator: Even a Bad Hair Day Can’t Stop Her Public Service Efforts

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

acting workshop

Empowering the youth through the Kabataang Barangay where Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos started in politics has become very successful. It gives access to free education and skills training that equip young Filipinos in doing good in the country’s workforce. Some even become global players in the business. She acknowledges that social media is a big help for them to air their side when the commercial press people are more interested in a female politician’s bad hair day. Public service is Gov. Marcos’ life and as she plans to run as Senator, she stresses her commitment to back the President’s efforts to bring changes in society for the better good of the Filipinos.








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[VIDEO]: Gov. Imee Marcos talks about the 80s, women, education, policy- making, the future.

Kabataang Barangay

The Katipunan ng Kabataan (KK) which means Youth Federation in English, is the mainstream federation of Filipino youths duly sponsored by the government of the Republic of the Philippines since the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ regime. It has chapters in all the 41,996 barangays of the country. Gov. Marcos was then the National Chairman of the Kabataang Barangay when she was 21 years old. Now, she is proud to say that many of its members are not successful in their chosen field or career. May it be in public service, corporate, oe business undertakings.




Media is More Interested in Bad Hair Day

It is tough for a female politician when she has to study policies but then the media is more interested in their having a bad hair day. She has been a subject of propaganda attacks since KB time and of course, from 1986. However, she admits that they also have a part in not airing their side. They do not have the sympathy of the media. It is only now that social media allows real people to air their part of the story. She also has nice words for millennials who are fortunate enough to have the technology throughout their existence. They can’t be fooled, she said.




Changes in Society

Under the leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Du30, the projects of former President Marcos are acknowledged. Better yet, beneficial works that were halted during the 1986 power grab by the Aquinos are revived. The infrastructure move is now continued with the Build Build Build initiative.Perhaps the nuclear power plant can serve areas that are not provided with enough electricity from the Meralco monopoly. Natural energy developments like solar, windmill and others can mushroom very soon. Most of all, the deuterium exploration and extraction can finally see the light.




Supporting the Boss of the Country

The anti-oligarchy Filipino leader who has a genuine pride of a sovereign country does not tolerate colonial mentality. That is what he has in common with the late President Marcos. Dictatorship can never happen in the Philippines. All major decisions must go through the Senate and the Congress. This is why the very able soon to be lady Senator Imee Marcos vows to work behind the good President Du30.

http://www.new.carelinkwebpr.com/2018/03/resistance-vs-imee-marcos-does-pi-need-to-wait-for-election-2019-winners-to-start-deuterium-extraction/

http://www.mediacurious.com/holy-friday-mystery-why-was-smartmatic-transmitting-results-one-day-before-the-2016-election/

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Bongbong Marcos: Federalism is a Good System but Political Will a Must Now

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos has yet to see a process that would work as a transition from the present system to federalism. “It might be that we just need a very strong political will, and I think we can all agree that President Duterte has shown it to achieve what he feels is necessary,” Marcos said.






Youtube video by; Bidyu Trends
[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos shared his views about federalism in a TV show in Davao, Gikan Sa Masa Para Sa Masa.



Component of a State

Marcos has yet to see a definitive government template that would make a shift to a Parliament system that is efficient and acceptable to the people. “For example, how would you form the states? If the process is by administrative regions, then we may become, say an Ilocano state,” he said.



Head of State

However, that would affect the political structure in each of the Ilocos region’s provinces, as well as towns and cities, he said. “If somebody had been chosen to head a state, how will you tell the governor? For instance, Governor Imee Marcos that she will no longer be the one to be followed? Instead, it’s the head of the state?” said Marcos



Federalism is not New

“It has become that way because this system has long been with us,” he added. Federalism is not new to the country, Marcos said. It was adopted by former President Ferdinand Marcos. This was during the creation of the Interim Batasang Pambansa was.








Political Will is More Crucial

Since there’s no process yet that would work in today’s climate, political will is a must. Marcos believes that President Du30 has that. The country can then shift to federalism when it’s ready.




PH may not be ready for federalism — Bongbong Marcos




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Bongbong Marcos Warned Governor Imee of the Congress’ Partiality

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The Congress or House of Representatives gets its bad reputation nowadays because of some lawmakers’ partiality or unfair treatments particularly with the Ilocos 6. Remember that the House is not just the office of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Rep. Johnny Pimentel, and Rodolfo Fariñas. Former First Lady Imelda Marcos and Former President Gloria-Macapagal-Arroyo are Congresswomen as well. This is why Bongbong Marcos advised her sister to bring the matter locally.






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[VIDEO]: Bagamat wala pang iniisyu na warrant of arest laban kay Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos ay ipinasisilip na ng Kamara ang detention chamber para sa Gobernadora sakaling bigo itong dumalo sa July 25 hearing kaugnay sa isyu ng maling paggamit ng pondo ng probinsiya.



Scared for the Congress

Governor Imee Marcos’s refusal to attend the tobacco anomaly probe on July 25 has nothing do with her guilt. Her explanation through a press conference says it all. She is indeed the voice of the people. Her ways are for the welfare of her constituents, unlike her rival Fariñas’ politicking. It is scary to think that the people have this negative perception about the House of Representatives when there are only a few in power that commit such power abuses.




Hypothetical in Nature

“We will be following the proper procedure. What is Gov. Imee afraid of? We will not detain her. The detention room showed to the media is just hypothetical in nature,” Pimentel said. He clarified that the House’s detention rooms were only shown at the request of the media.




Full Cooperation

Marcos said that she will cooperate in the inquiry. This is “on the faith that the committee would conduct its current inquiry in accordance with the letter and spirit of Sec. 21, Art. VI of the Constitution—that the inquiry is in aid of legislation and that the rights of persons appearing therein are protected.”









Local Venue

The governor just recently announced that she invited the House Committee to conduct talks about the alleged tobacco excise tax anomaly in Ilocos Norte as suggested by Bongbong Marcos. If they insist on their unconstitutional method, then Marcos has no choice but to defend herself and her constituents’ rights as lawful as possible.




http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/04/17/solon-to-imee-marcos-what-are-you-scared-of




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Why does Congress Single Out Governor Imee Marcos when Fariñas did it too?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Governor Imee Marcos explains that the motor vehicle transactions happened because the farmers themselves requested for them. Two of Fariñas’ relatives are also among the local leaders who vouch for such need. But the committee on good government and public accountability in Congress chose to single out Gov. Marcos.






Youtube video by; Rappler
[VIDEO]: The House wants Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos to personally explain why the provincial capitol used P66.45 million in tobacco funds to purchase motor vehicles.



Cherooke Purchase

Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative and Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas initiates the inquiry despite his own cash advance for the Cherooke purchase when he was still the governor in 2002 following the same process. This was mentioned by one of the Ilocos 6 who was confused when he makes a fuzz about it – when he also did the same thing as per the Capitol’s usual protocol.




Guidelines for Use of Tobacco Funds

The guidelines for the use of Tobacco funds circle around the process, systems, and infrastructure projects for the farmers. Transportation is a major need for every business let alone in farming. If a leader gets persecuted just because she goes out of her way to find solutions for the problems of her constituents, then where is democracy in this country?




Too Political

A subpoena to appear on July 25 reaches Governor Marcos but she swears not to show up in Congress. She was advised by her brother, former Senator Bongbong Marcos to just ignore it. The House vows to arrest her if she fails to show up. Bongbong is also threatened with a contempt citation for alleged obstruction of justice.









Politicking

The people did not forget Fariñas’s cruel handling of the late CJ Renato Corona’s impeachment. He is obviously doing the same technique to intimidate resource persons. However, the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is trying to stop that. The battle has just begun but netizens are asking – will this delay the electoral protest of Bongbong Marcos again against Leni Robredo?




http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/in-depth/174378-red-flags-imee-marcos-ilocos-norte-tobacco-funds