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Senator Imee Marcos: Do not Politicize Robredo’s Learning Hubs

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By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube Video by CNN Philippines




Ruth Cabal speaks to Senator Imee Marcos

Senator Imee Marcos on Robredo’s Learning Hubs

Senator Imee Marcos, sister of the presumptive VP, Leni Robredo said that she is open to good ideas in the country’s current education system during the Coronavirus pandemic. She urges people not to politicize Robredo’s learning hubs. In fact, they also have learning centers in Ilocos Norte to aid families and teachers with the new digital method.



Blended Learning

The senator calls on the government to allow blended learning in schools. This is to urgently address the growing number of mental illnesses among young people. The students need some social interaction with peers. The gap between the rich and the poor has also taken a toll among students. Limited blended learning in safer areas are necessary since there’s no evidence that Coronavirus infection is high in this cluster.

The Senator’s Stand on the Learning Policy

Marcos also clarifies that from the start, she is always against the closure of physical schools. The preventive measures in other countries for learning facilities are actually not as strict as in the Philippines. She points out that to restrict students from going to school will have more negative effects on children.

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Senator Imee Marcos: What has Sec Duque Done to Stop Philhealth Corruption?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

YouTube video by Imee Marcos




Senator Imee Marcos discusses PhilHealth issues with Erwin Tulfo over Radyo Pilipinas.

Philhealth Corruption?

Senator Imee Marcos expresses her disgust over DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III’s admittance. He alleged that there might be a syndicate involved in the widespread corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). Since he already knew about it, what has he done to stop it? The Senator asked.



The Godfather Accusation

Senator Marcos may not want to put this issue in addition to the President’s full plate. However, the records show that Duque has a strong influence on Philhealth’s organization structure. The fact that his friends and relatives compose most of the positions from the rank-in-file staff to the top management seems doubtful. She understands that changing the health chief during a pandemic is not ideal. Nevertheless, she senses a mafia-like scenario at Philhealth.

Senate Statement

The health chief’s answer to Senator Marcos even made her suspicious. She asked during the senate hearing whether PhilHealth president and chief executive officer Ricardo Morales is involved in the said syndicate. Instead, Duque pointed out that Morales must deliver on his promised reforms after holding the position for two years. The latter has just resigned after the President’s call.


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This Truth Hurts from Senator Imee Marcos on Education

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By: Elena Grace Flores

YouTube video by Kelvining’s Corner

In reality, most teachers took education because it’s the cheapest degree. It’s not their first choice, according to Senator Imee Marcos.

Truth Hurts on Education

Passion is needed to be successful in any field. The Philippines’ education is not an exemption. This is seldom the case if the teaching profession is only an alternative choice for most of the country’s teachers. However, they are a few who display their life skills during the pandemic. One is a teacher who resorts to online selling to survive the crisis. Senator Marcos is right that it is hard to find a committed teacher but it doesn’t mean they don’t exist. However, these few educators often struggle to influence their peers. Let alone their superiors because of the current system. Flexibility is not an option.



Life Skills

The senator explains that life skills are essential in the development of children. Thinking, interacting, managing, and leadership enhancements are crucial for nurturing a dynamic workforce in the country. The system must equip the current teachers with the resources for them to serve as models to their students.

Bashing Imee Marcos

Some media that are in favor of the opposition can only interpret Marcos’ statements as blaming the teachers. Senator Marcos’ theories are not mere speculations but are the procedures of the current emerging digital industries. Without the capabilities that she mentioned, it would be impossible to innovate. Filipinos must adapt to the changes quickly because those who can’t be simply left behind.

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No Quick Fix: Senator Imee Marcos Suggests an Education System for the Long Haul

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By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by Imee Marcos

Sen. Imee Marcos attended the virtual hearing on Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture

No Quick Fix, Please

Senator Imee Marcos attends the virtual hearing by the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts, and Culture yesterday recently. It is to discuss the opening of classes for the school year 2020-21. She hopes that the new education system would be for the long haul and not just a quick fix.



Amending RA 7977 for the Long Haul

Senator Marcos clarifies to the officials of DepEd that the Senate is ready to amend the law. This is to defer the school opening. She reminds them that August is the start of the rainy season in the Philippines. The children’s safety is also the most important thing to consider during the pandemic. Will they be safe at school in August? Marcos also expresses apprehension that most school children might not be able to cope with online education. This is due to the lack of equipment and poor access to wifi.

The Internet Infrastructure is Not Ready

It is not certain yet that by August, the Department of Health can already assure the people that it is safe to hold classes at a social distancing arrangement. Therefore, online learning must be an alternative to the classroom session. However, the country’s internet infrastructure is not yet ready. In fact, most government websites crashed. These digital platforms are definitely not designed for millions of users, unlike Facebook. She strongly suggests coming up with a new system for the new normal and that is to speed up the digitization of the country’s education system.

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Looking for the Marcos Gold? Here’s the Favorable World Bank Credit Facility!

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By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by Imee Marcos

Working quarantine # 1

President Duterte Eyes Selling Govt. Properties

While on quarantine, Senator Imee Marcos worked on three bills for the March 23 filing at the Senate. This is to make all the President’s realignment of funds constitutional. Marcos stresses on her quarantine #1 video that the the Philippines can have almost 0% interest loans. The IMF and the World Bank loan are readily available credit facilities of the country for the welfare of humanity. In fact, the Aquino administration took advantage of it. Until now, the $500 million loan in 2015 during remains questionable.



Senator Imee Marcos Discloses World Bank as Credit Facility

The World Bank recently approves US$500 million in financing to help strengthen the Philippine government’s efforts to address disaster risks. This is essential to efficiently respond and recover from natural disasters. The financing also supports urgent needs that the COVID-19 crisis brings forth to the country. In her scrutinizing the laws while on quarantine, the Senator mentions that the Philippines also has provisions for calamity funds. Therefore, it creates an impression that aside from the economic loans at unbelievably almost nothing interest rate, the Philippine administration seems to be legible to get open loans that correspond to the statements of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. In fact, the first-year interest fee has been waived. The credit term for 29 years is also enough for the country to recover plus a 10-year and a half grace period. A credit facility that healthy can definitely aid the country to recover quickly.

$500-million Loan from the WB Credit Facility

President Rodrigo Duterte made it a point to be transparent when it comes to money matters. However, it seems hard for the media to get the exact figures on the interest rate, credit term, and the reasons why the country receives favorable arrangements from WB. It is a known fact that the Work Bank borrows money from the economy and lend them to 3rd world countries or nations in need at a higher rate. To have an almost 0% interest for the Philippines can only pinpoint to some reserves that remain a secret perhaps until COVID-19.

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The Wealth of Humanity is Slowly Emerging as Explained by Senator Imee Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by Imee Marcos

Working quarantine # 1

President Duterte Eyes Selling Govt. Properties

While on quarantine, Senator Imee Marcos worked on three bills for the March 23 filing at the Senate. This is to make all the President’s realignment of funds constitutional. She stresses on her quarantine #1 video that the the Philippines can have almost 0% interest loans. The IMF or World Bank loans are the readily available sources. Senator Marcos knows this very well because of her father’s last will and testimony on the wealth for humanity. Others tag it as the Marcos gold.



The Wealth for Humanity is at the World Bank

The World Bank recently approves US$500 million in financing to help strengthen the Philippine government’s efforts to address disaster risks. This is essential to efficiently respond and recover from natural disasters. The financing also supports urgent needs that the COVID-19 crisis brings forth to the country. In her scrutinizing the laws while on quarantine, the Senator mentions that the Philippines also has provisions for calamity funds. Therefore, it creates an impression that aside from the economic loans at unbelievably almost nothing interest rate, the Philippine administration seems to be legible to get open loans that correspond to the statements of the late President Ferdinand Marcos on the wealth for humanity. In fact, the first-year interest fee has been waived. The credit term for 29 years is also enough for the country to recover plus a 10-year and a half grace period.

Transparent $500-million World Bank Loan

President Rodrigo Duterte made it a point to be transparent when it comes to money matters. However, it seems hard for the media to get the exact figures on the interest rate, credit term, and the reasons why the country receives favorable arrangements from WB. It is a known fact that the Work Bank borrows money from the economy and lend them to 3rd world countries or nations in need at a higher rate. To have an almost 0% interest for the Philippines can only pinpoint to the wealth for humanity that remains a secret perhaps until COVID-19.

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Senator Imee Marcos Stresses the Almost ZERO Percent Interest Rate for World Bank Loans

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By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by Imee Marcos

Working quarantine # 1

President Duterte Eyes Selling Govt. Properties

While on quarantine, Senator Imee Marcos worked on three bills for the March 23 filing at the Senate. This is to make all the President’s realignment of funds constitutional. Marcos stresses on her quarantine #1 video that the the Philippines can have almost 0% interest loans. The IMF or World Bank loans are the readily available sources. However the $500 million loan in 2015 during the Aquino administration remains questionable.



Senator Imee Marcos Pushes World Bank Loan

The World Bank recently approves US$500 million in financing to help strengthen the Philippine government’s efforts to address disaster risks. This is essential to efficiently respond and recover from natural disasters. The financing also supports urgent needs that the COVID-19 crisis brings forth to the country. In her scrutinizing the laws while on quarantine, the Senator mentions that the Philippines also has provisions for calamity funds. Therefore, it creates an impression that aside from the economic loans at unbelievably almost nothing interest rate, the Philippine administration seems to be legible to get open loans that correspond to the statements of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. In fact, the first-year interest fee has been waived. The credit term for 29 years is also enough for the country to recover plus a 10-year and a half grace period.

Transparent $500-million World Bank Loan

President Rodrigo Duterte made it a point to be transparent when it comes to money matters. However, it seems hard for the media to get the exact figures on the interest rate, credit term, and the reasons why the country receives favorable arrangements from WB. It is a known fact that the Work Bank borrows money from the economy and lend them to 3rd world countries or nations in need at a higher rate. To have an almost 0% interest for the Philippines can only pinpoint to some reserves that remain a secret perhaps until COVID-19.

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No Doctor’s Clearance for Senator Imee Marcos to Attend the Congress’ Special Session

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By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by INQUIRER.net

Zubiri, Marcos cold to Senate adopting House-OKd budget

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.

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Senator Imee Marcos Pushes for Fast Coronavirus Funds for the worst-hit Workers

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By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by #EagleNews
Sen. Imee Marcos calls for more transparency on COVID19 effect on tourism

Immediate Aid

Senator Imee Marcos pushes the government to immediately release standby coronavirus funds to help wage earners from the worst-hit sectors.



Coronavirus Funds for Later Release

Marcos heads the Senate economic affairs committee. She divulges that there are funds “for later release” that can augment the “inadequate” P140 million in emergency funds of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). The Department of Budget and Management and other national agencies are likely sources.

More Funds Needed

Only 7,000 workers will benefit from DOLE’s emergency funds if each receives P20,000 in aid, Marcos said. She points out that more than twice the number of workers face lay-offs in the garment exports sector alone. Marcos adds that the DOT should redirect funds for marketing abroad to compensate for the loss of income.

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Marcos-Duterte: It will Break the President’s Heart if Sara Duterte becomes President

Sara Duterte

By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by GMA Public Affairs
Sara Duterte as President, is it a yes for Tatay Digong?

It Will Break His Heart

When asked if he is in favor of her daughter Sara Duterte running as a presidential candidate, the president took his time to answer. Does he want her daughter to share the same fate as him?



Sara Duterte as President

President Rodrigo Duterte responds to Unang Hirit’s question on the possible presidential candidacy of his daughter, Sara Duterte come 2022. He said with a heavy heart that you never want to put a loved one in the same position as you. Your bank accounts will be scrutinized and personal life will be dug into. That would be heartbreaking, he insinuates.

Marcos-Duterte Tandem

It is undeniable that a Marcos-Duterte tandem would be a blast. Sara Duterte may be the hottest presidentiable right now said Bongbong Marcos’ sister, Senator Imee Marcos. However, Mayor Duterte is keen to run only as Vice President as she jokes earlier. Although she swears to make Davao progressive to help her father’s presidency. It is quite a stir when the Senator officially announces in a public speech that the Marcos-Duterte alliance is getting stronger than ever.

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