The Last Will and Testament of Ferdinand Marcos
The Filipinos are wondering why the Senate never went through the last will and testament of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. This is despite the fact that Former First Lady Imelda Marcos begs the body to hear it out. She stressed that releasing the Marcos deposits from the hands of the trustees can alleviate the lives of the poor who are suffering from poverty.
Daily Inquirer Interview
However. the senators during the hearing were only interested in the gossips from the Daily Inquirer. She invoked her right to remain silent. The alleged Christine Herrera interview had Duavit’s and Lucio Tan’s names on it. They were really pushing for the first name of Duavit. The name of Eduardo Cojuangco was also mentioned. But Marcos was too smart to stick to her counsel’s advice and refused their bullying in tears.
The Marcos Humanitarian Foundation
The Marcos gold is real. It is under the Marcos Humanitarian Foundation. They do not belong to the Marcoses. Congress must pass a law that could facilitate its release from the hands of the trustees. Imelda Marcos may be quiet now but she has it in her prayers that she would see her plea realized when her son, Bongbong Marcos becomes president in 2022 for the sake of the people.
Bongbong Marcos is proud to say that the health projects of the Marcos administration since 1981 still exist today. The recent fire at the PGH reminds Filipinos about the legacy of Imelda Marcos. She gives much importance to the healthcare system of the Filipinos. The 1981 PGH development was the central project of the former first lady. She cannot bear to see patients lying on the stairways of the largest and oldest public hospital.
The Long-Lasting Healthcare Facilities
Heart Center, Lung Center, RITM, PGH Development and Children’s Hospital to name a few serve Filipinos up to this date. The RITM is the only one capable to do the PRC Test for Covid-19. Bongbong Marcos added that the healthcare system must be under the government again for quality services.
Take Care of My Heart
The late President Ferdinand Marcos said in his speech. That he only asks his wife, Imelda Marcos to take care of his heart when they got married. However, his better half cares for all the Filipino hearts. She shows this through her medical projects. Especially the Philippine Heart Center. The unfortunate event at the PGH did not escalate at all. Bongbong Marcos gives credit to the Filipinos as usual. He explains that the culture of Filipinos to donate in times of need made PGH whole again almost immediately. What a beautiful thought indeed.
Former First Lady Imelda Marcos said that she’s always accused of being excessive. But for her, that’s what mothering is all about. She’s generous with time, effort, love, and provisions. She loves beautiful things and generous in her charity work. Her detractors are so scared of her. Even Leni Robredo said that she is scared that the Marcos family goes back to power again. Can she stop this fear in the 2022 elections? Perhaps, a disappointment for the opposition. Therefore, they better work on unity instead of separation to save themselves.
A Mother who Inspires the Nation
Imelda Marcos is a head-turner wherever she goes. Her beauty and composure can inspire people to do their best. Women just want to be like her. To have a husband like the late Ferdinand Marcos is a dream come true for many wives. Loving and nurturing for them is true love. People can only glow with the love in their hearts. Because where love goes, wealth follows.
The Kingmaker in Imelda Marcos
Imelda Marcos already made her name before she married Ferdinand Marcos. She possesses great beauty and wisdom. Her guts and determination to uplift herself complimented her husband’s quest to be President. Not that they were perfect. But they sure know how to motivate each other. Love should make people glow. Such energy can make a king out of a budding senator like her husband. Now, the son, Bongbong Marcos has a good potential to be the country’s next leader. This should ignite his mother’s ability as a kingmaker or perhaps, the mothering work for a king has been done. So, people should be wiser by looking at the mothers of future candidates.
By: Elena Grace Flores
It looks like President Rodrigo Du30 is true to his campaign promise. A couple of months after his election, the President issued a memorandum order allowing the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the heroes’ cemetery. He said that he is qualified to have his resting place there as a soldier and former President. Now, after more than 30 years, the P102-billion forfeiture complaint against President Marcos’ widow, Imelda Marcos faces its dismissal over insufficient evidence. Is the turnover of the presidency to BBM next?
YouTube video by GMA News[VIDEO]: Malacañang: Tinutukoy ng pangulo ang umano’y ill-gotten wealth na ‘di pa napapatunayan sa korte
Panelo’s Previous Hint
In a press briefing, Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that he uses his common sense about the Marcoses’ alleged stolen wealth. The black propaganda says that they stole around 400 Billion Dollars from the country’s coffer. Nonetheless, the Philippines never had that kind of money even until this time. How can they have an ill-gotten wealth when it cannot come from the nation’s treasury?
The Case of Imelda Marcos was Dismissed
The Sandiganbayan has dismissed the P102-billion forfeiture complaint against former First Lady Imelda Marcos, and their cronies over insufficient evidence. In a 67-page decision dated Aug. 5, the Sandiganbayan 2nd Division said the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), the agency tasked to recover the Marcoses’ ill-gotten wealth, failed to present evidence that the accused committed such crimes.
Campaigning for her Son’s Presidency
The now-90-year-old Marcos is widely acknowledged to have been a driving force behind the 21-year reign of her husband, Ferdinand. He died at age 72 in 1989, having fled to Hawaii. Amidst this corruption stories, there are groups that are focusing on Marcos’ current campaign to guide her 61-year-old son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to the Philippines’ vice presidency and eventually the presidency on or before the 2022 elections.
The good news about Imelda Marcos’ acquittal coincides with the Showtime Documentary Films’ The Kingmaker. This is about the Marcos family’s political reign in the Philippines, an entry to the Venice Film Festival. Another obvious timing is the impeachment complaint against the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo. The involvement of lawyer, Larry Gadon and Sol, Gen. Jose Calida to her sedition case already raised some eyebrows. Although Bongbong Marcos cannot benefit from it directly, there’s a constitutional way to make good of the President’s promise. That is through nomination of the Congress and the leader’s direct appointment.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ 90th birthday cakes feature the projects she spearheads. This was while her husband FEM was President. These are the Philippine Heart Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Lung Center of the Philippines, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Quiapo Golden Mosque, Philippine International Convention Center, Manila Film Center, and the Manila International Airport. I may be gone but these will be forever,” Marcos said
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[VIDEO]: Dating first lady Imelda Marcos, maagang ipinagdiwang ang kanyang 90th birthday
Her daughter Senator Imee Marcos is grateful to all those who made it to her mother’s party. It runs two days before her July 2 birthday. The Senator is grateful that even if not many people can reach the age of 90, their matriarch still sings and dances.
Reminiscing her Marriage with FEM
Senator Marcos discloses that her mother, Imelda Marcos is very happy to be in Ilocos during the celebration. She’s back where she was with her husband right after their wedding when the former President Marcos was still a congressman.
90th birthday in Malacañang of the North
Former First Lady Imelda Marcos celebrated her 90th birthday two days early at Malacañang Ti Amianan (Malacañang of the North) in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. She said: I may be gone but these will be forever,” as she points to her birthday cakes. Sad to say that the mainstream media prefers to highlight her collection of shoes than her lifelong achievements.
Imelda Marcos’ Dream for her Son
Imelda Marcos dreams that son, Bongbong Marcos follows the footsteps of his father in the top position of the land. This should be an easier way to implement the will of FEM for the welfare of the Filipinos. She may not have the strength and grace anymore to beg the Congress to look into the Marcos Foundation wealth under the trustees of the late President Marcos – but she continues to expand the Marcos influence through her children and grandchildren.
By: Elena Grace Flores
The mainstream media creates a stir that President Rodrigo Du30 just reciprocates the support he receives from the Ilocos Norte Governor during the 2016 Presidential elections. Now, Imee Marcos is a candidate for senator in 2019. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this in defense of the President’s endorsement of Marcos’ Senate bid. However, he already discloses in an earlier interview that Du30 believes in Marcos, thus the reason for such endorsement.
[VIDEO]: President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement of a candidate means he believes the person is “trustworthy,” his spokesman said.
Imee Marcos is not Corrupt
Panelo explains that the 7 graft charges of Marcos’ mother, Congresswoman Imelda Marcos are not final and executory yet. Besides, Imee is not Imelda. The governor does not have a single case of corruption. The media stunt of her family’s rival, Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas eventually boomerangs to him. Fariñas runs for her current position opposing, Marcos’ son, Matthew Marcos Manotoc.
Panelo elaborates that endorsing Marcos does not contradict Du30’s stance against corruption. The Ilocos Norte Governor has not been charged with any corruption-related crimes in court. The President admits that he has a hard time fighting corrupt official because some of them are in his government pretending to be one with him.
Returning the Favor
The President is very vocal that he wants to help Imee because she’s one of two governors, who helped him in the (2016) campaign. Panelo said in a Palace briefing that the president just follows the Filipino culture of returning the favors to those who supported him in his own bid. This is a noble gesture that is given bad interpretations by their detractors.
Mainstream Media Confusion
The yellow press insinuates that Du30 recently reveals the names of senatorial candidates he would support for the May midterm elections. This includes Marcos. Her family allegedly has ill-gotten wealth during the regime of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. However, he’s the only president who has built significant infrastructures and improvements nationwide with every peso accounted for. The President who admires the Marcos patriarch condemns and fires government officials over allegations of corruption.
LP’s Selective Justice
Panelo insists that the President is not firing corruption-tainted government officials without prior “investigation.” The Palace official also defends Du30’s endorsement of plunder defendant and former senator Jinggoy Estrada. He was among the lawmakers charged with graft and plunder charges in 2014 for alleged involvement in the multibillion-peso Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam. Many believe that Estrada and another former Senator, Bong Revilla are victims of ex-Pnoy’s selective justice.
Imelda Marcos’ grandson, Ilocos Norte 2nd District Senior Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc, will run for governor instead of her. Manotoc, the son of Ilocos Norte Governor and bet for Senator, Imee Marcos, originally filed his candidacy for vice governor. This makes the previous politicizing in the Congress launched by Rep. Rodolfo “Rudy” Fariñas against his mother clearer than ever. The Ilocos 6 suffered a great deal just for Fariñas to get an edge over Manotoc-Marcos for the election 2019. How could Ilocos Norte forget?
[VIDEO]: Rep. Imelda marcos, umatras sa kandidatura sa pagka-gobernador; papalitan ni BM Matthew Manotoc
Substituting Imelda Marcos
Matthew Marcos Manotoc, incumbent Senior Provincial Board Member, will run for Governor of Ilocos Norte. Previously, he had filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for Vice Governor of the province but decided to finally substitute his grandmother, 2nd District Rep. Imelda R. Marcos, in the 2019 gubernatorial race.
Opposing the No. 1 Detractor
Manotoc will be running against Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo “Rudy” Fariñas, who substituted for former Barangay Bengcag, Laoag City Jesus Arimbuyotan as the gubernatorial bet recently. Fariñas strategy seems to boomerang to him. He is now opposed by the more younger and charming Marcos. Manotoc’s mother, Imee’s ordeal in the Congress definitely failed. Imelda Marcos is also smart enough to pretend that she is really running despite her old age.
Ferdinand Marcos’ Kin Runs for Vice Governor
Board Member Mariano “Nonong” Marcos has substituted Manotoc for the vice gubernatorial race as well. Nonong Marcos is the son of Pacifico, the younger brother of Imelda’s husband and former President, the late Ferdinand Marcos whose works still exist at the present time in service to the Filipino people.
Politics in the Congress
The House of Representatives allowed majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas and House accountability committee chairman Johnny Pimentel to harass Gov. Imee Marcos. It detained six officials of the Ilocos Norte provincial government on the strength of what it construes as “contempt of the House” or “obstruction of justice”. The six detained officials, who are known as “Ilocos 6,” are Pedro Agcaoili, chairman of the planning and development office; Josephine Calajate, provincial treasurer; Eden Battulayan, Encarnacion Gaor and Genedine Jambaro, staff at the treasurer’s office; and Evangeline Tabulog, provincial budget officer.
The North Remembers in the Election 2019
It is a sure win for Manotoc, a champion amateur golfer like his dad, Tommy Manotoc is a viral comment over social media. Given the stunts of Fariñas, it is likely that most Ilocos Norte voters would go for a Marcos whose family is known to prioritize their people than their position. Surely, Imee Marcos is right that the North indeed remembers.
Political analyst Ferdie Pasion, chairman of Nat-Fil ( Nationalist Filipinos Against Foreign Intervention) said that Former First Lady and now Congresswoman, Imelda Marcos is a victim of the Dilawan’s media propaganda. Her conviction is widely announced even if it is not executory yet. He has two major questions that made his analysis logical. Were the amounts of money transferred to Swiss accounts public funds? Was Madame Marcos’ name included in the registrations of the said foundations? The 7 counts of graft cases that she found guilty of by Sandiganbayan are mere legal proceedings. Rep. Marcos is entitled to due process like everyone else. For one, she cannot steal her own wealth. In fact, it’s the Dilawans who have heavier cases of corruption, he added.
[VIDEO]: Analyzing the Imelda Marcos Case -with Ferdie Pasion.
Due Process of Law
Rep. Imelda Marcos (Ilocos Norte) is allowed to avail herself of legal remedies as per the due process of law. However, the Dilawan media already made conclusions that the Marcoses have stolen wealth. In reality, “any party aggrieved by a ruling of a court can seek remedies from the court itself (i.e. motion for reconsideration) or from a higher court (appeal or certiorari).” Most news only highlights the ruling that is not yet final.
Bill of Rights
ARTICLE III, Section 1 states that: No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. This is applicable to all citizens of the country including Rep. Marcos. The Dilawans have no reason to celebrate. The amounts transferred are too large for the country’s coffer. How can it be stolen when the Philippines never had it?
Corruption Cases of the Dilawans
Pasion said that there are many more graft and corruption cases committed by the Dilawans that just went quiet. Take the case of Former president Benigno Aquino III. He may not leave the country amid a string of criminal charges he is facing over the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra revealed that the lookout bulletin order (LBO) issued against Aquino, former health secretary Janette Garin and former budget secretary Florencio Abad Jr. stays as the DOJ has yet to resolve the charges of multiple homicide and physical injuries through negligence under the Revised Penal Code, malversation of public funds and violations of Republic Act 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) and RA 9184 (Government Procurement Reform Act) filed against them by Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution Inc. last February. This is only one of the many offenses committed against the public.
Not Yet Executory
The anti-graft court previously ordered the arrest of Ilocos Norte Representative Marcos. However, she got her temporary freedom at Php 150,000 bail while she faces the charges against her. She can still run for governor in the mid-term elections until the Sandiganbayan’s decision becomes final and executory but this is unlikely because the former first lady’s documentary evidence on the transactions is intact.
Imelda Marcos’ Wealth
The Sandiganbayan once convicted the former First Lady of a graft case in 1993, but the Supreme Court overturned the anti-graft court’s decision in 2003. It saved her from a 12-year prison sentence. This shows that it is impossible to legally convict a person as a thief when she can prove that the wealth in possession is their own. Therefore, the highly publicized conviction is nothing but a media propaganda by the Dilawans.
The Filipino people are not anymore reliant to mainstream media news for information on major public interests. Instead, most of them exert efforts to verify facts. Recently, the noise about Former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ alleged graft conviction and bail was everywhere. It highlights that the Sandiganbayan records show that former senator Bongbong and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos were beneficiaries of the Swiss foundations earlier found to illegally exist under an unknown law. Naturally, the direct beneficiaries are the children. However, the 3rd Marcos sibling, Irene is not a politician. There’s rarely any mention of her name. Whereas the first two are strong contenders to the country’s top posts. Currently, Rep. Marcos is back to the Congress like nothing happened.
[VIDEO]: Imelda Marcos back in the House after bail.
Back to the Congress
The former first lady was an early bird for the 3 pm plenary session at the Batasang Pambansa, arriving at the hall around 2:30 pm. She was wearing a pink terno-inspired long blouse and matching pants. The 89-year-old widow of the late President Ferdinand Marcos did not grant any media interviews. She was at the Congress on Monday, November 19. It was as usual.
Anti-Graft Court’s Show
On November 9, the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan found Marcos guilty of creating and maintaining private organizations in Switzerland. However, no law was cited why is this illegal. She earned at least $200 million from interest and investments for the “private benefit of the former first family. It is stressed out that the transaction is private because the deposits are privately owned.
Supreme Court’s Reversal is Expected
She was sentenced to prison for 6 years and 1 month to 11 years for each of the 7 counts of graft. Marcos, who is running for Ilocos Norte governor in 2019, can only be perpetually disqualified from holding public office if the conviction becomes executory. The Supreme Court is likely to reverse the ruling on Rep. Marcos – just like the previous dollar-salting case. The evidence was based on hearsay. Despite the documents from Swiss authorities, only two witnesses with no personal knowledge testified.
An infamous yellow media even covers a Facebook post. It claims that the late Philippine President Marcos holds a Guinness World Record. That is for being the ‘Most Brilliant President in History’. Guinness did not give him such accolade, it clarified. It does list him as the one responsible for the ‘Greatest robbery of a Government,’ it added. It is odd that this publication goes to that extent of destroying the reputation of the dead. Obviously to discredit the rest of the family. These kinds of media give a bad name to journalists. They are either competing with bloggers or act as LP’s announcer.
Stopping the Marcoses’ Leadership
Meanwhile, Sandiganbayan records signify that the former senator whose electoral protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo is about to get a ruling from the PET for the recount on his pilot provinces. On top of that, the 80% ghost voters found in ARMM of the LP bets also made his case looks good. There’s no stopping the rising popularity of Ilocos Imee Marcos as well who is a survey favorite for Senator in the upcoming election. Many mainstream media are really desperate knowing that their faction can be wiped out soon.
Rebuilding Tacloban takes five years but Bongbong Marcos is grateful that the authorities involved are serious in their restoration campaign. The Warays are back to their old culture of simply smiling despite life’s difficulties. Just as when the discovery of around 80% 2016 election ghost voters in the ARMM that includes Basilan, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur is made known recently, the City of Tacloban remembers Super Typhoon Yolanda. Former Governor Imee Marcos and her brother joined the Taclobanons as they gathered at the 120-square-meter Yolanda Shipwreck Memorial Park last Nov. 8 to release sky lanterns and light candles. Other than that, Marcos has more reasons to smile as per the outcome of other election protests that affects his case.
[VIDEO]: We will never forget those whom we lost in this tragedy. And so, we will honor them by rebuilding better than before. And we will celebrate their lives by continuing to live fully.
In a commemoration event led by Mayor Cristina Romualdez, the mayor recalled all the events that occurred during the tragedy. Super typhoon Yolanda struck the city of Tacloban on Nov. 8, 2013, and affected a total of 8,065,019 persons, leaving 6,300 dead, 1,061 missing, and 28,689 injured.
Spending Time with the Taclobanons
Imee Marcos who is running for Senator in the 2019 election said; “I wanted to spend time with the Taclobanons in San Jose, on my birthday and on this special day that we remember Yolanda. Stand Tacloban! I admire you,” said ex-Gov. Marcos. She receives very positive responses on her Senate bid anywhere she goes for public appearances. Let alone in their Waray bailiwick. Eastern Visayas is a known bailiwick of the Marcoses since it is the hometown of their mother, Former First Lady Imelda Marcos. Rep. Marcos just posted bail for 7 counts of graft. The ruling can be reversed pending the court’s appeal or better yet, the Supreme Court remedy.
ARMM Ghost Voters
Former Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan discloses the preliminary results of technical examination of physical ballots from Basilan, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur part of ARMM. The said technical examination is from the Comelec itself because of his protest against LP candidate Mujiv Hataman, a close friend of Noynoy Aquino. In fact, Hataman was appointed by Noynoy Aquino in 2011 as the OIC Governor of ARMM. The said finding put Bongbong Marcos’ VP electoral protest into a good light. This supports the allegations of Atty. Glenn Chong that most of the presumptive VP’s voters are ghosts.
The Heirs are Magnified
Sandiganbayan records show that the former senator whose electoral protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo is about to get a ruling from the PET for the recount on his pilot provinces and Ilocos ex-Governor Imee Marcos who is a survey favorite for Senator in the upcoming were listed as beneficiaries of the Swiss foundations earlier found by Sandiganbayan’s 5th Division as illegally created and maintained. The mainstream media magnifies this highlighting both heirs. However, as a basic protocol, their other sister, Irene is also a beneficiary. This is a normal proceeding for such legal case according to family law.
Election Protest Update
Atty. Glenn Chong blasts Robredo off by saying: Rather than recalculating ballots in the earliest and most effective way, it took almost 23 months before the ballots were opened and counted again. This is because of the dilatory motions of Robredo’s camp. Even without questionable issues, her lawyers are urging the PET to divert its attention and delay the revision or recount proceedings. Up to this point they succeed. It is definitely not a habit of an innocent person. The rogue finds a way of hiding the truth. The case deceiver is a thief. It is an enormous offense to the public to steal their voting rights.
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