PACC member and spokesman Greco Belgica is a notable supporter of the President and an anti-Robredo stalwart. He previously hinted on the agency’s recommendation to fire at least four government officials. Although the Malacanang spokesperson, Atty. Harry Roque denied it, Du30 just fired the Customs Deputy Commissioner, Noel Patrick Prudente. His alleged excessive personal travels are under investigation. Now, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission announces the 25% incentive for whistleblowers. Will it listen to the people in Mindanao to fast-track the release of the government’s credit? This is for the right of way payment allegedly by DPWH under Secretary Mark Villar that can be subject to SOP procedure that the President tags as corruption.
[VIDEO]: Oath-Taking of PACC Officials and Anti-Corruption Meet (Speech) 3/6/2018.
Approved by the President
A big reward awaits everyone who would become whistleblowers. Those who would give information to the PACC that will lead to a successful recovery of ill-gotten wealth can avail of the offer. Belgica added that this provision has already been approved by the PACC en banc and by President Rodrigo Du30 himself. The President on the other hand, also verbally approved the road right of way claims of Maguindanaoans but the DPWH seems to follow the previously corrupted system.
Government Claim for Fuel Extraction Funds
The claim was undertaken since 3 years ago and that the EO 153 issued by Secretary Villar in early 2017 does not cover said claims. almost all of Villar’s 9 lawyers either resigned or were transferred. The recipients are banking on the said payment to pursue the requirement of the DOE for the extraction of deuterium and other oil and gas components in the Liguasan Marsh located at the Cotabato Basin.
Secretary Villar assigned his assistant to coordinate with the claimants’ team for coordination. He does not handle transactions directly. It is uncertain that the required 10% fee of the 13.7 B claim is a legal SOP requirement or a mere under the table transaction. The lady approached the group about 2 months ago for the said deal. The right of way claimants have the SPA of the owners at Mindanao but the 10% fee is a substantial reduction for the oil and gas exploration set-up requirement of the DOE to issue its permit.
Not Looking Good for Villar
Could PACC run after big political and business names like Villar? This does not look good for Senator Cynthia Villar who seeks for re-election this 2019. Thousands of people in Mindanao are under the impression that what is due to them has been withheld long enough by her son. It is a sad thing that the Coco Levy fund lawmaker can be put in a bad light.
The President recently revealed terror threats posed by the international terrorist network ISIS in several parts of Mindanao. Prior to this, Bongbong Marcos already said in an interview that there were signs that the notorious global group has already set a foothold in Mindanao. This is the reason why the extension of Martial Law is crucial.
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[VIDEO]: Former Senator Bongbong Marcos gives his opinion about Pres. Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
In a meeting with lawmakers, the President informed them of new and “serious” plots to sow terror in the southern Philippines, Senator Franklin Drilon briefed reporters about this. The military needs around 20,000 more soldiers, Drilon said. This was also the figure that Du30 mentioned after his second State of the Nation Address where he vowed to strengthen the Armed Forces.
“He informed us of that there’s a renewed threat because the secretary of national defense Delfin Lorenzana requested for additional manpower. Therefore, that would require budgetary allocation,” said Drilon. In the proposed budget for 2018, the Department of National Defense sees an increase by 5.5 percent to P145 billion.
End-year Martial Law
The Senate and House of Representatives grant the President’s request to extend martial law until December 31, 2017. Detractors once again debate on this but Bongbong Marcos said earlier that the extension of Martial Law is not the problem. Since there are indications that the international terrorists are gaining a foothold in Mindanao particularly in Marawi, this is not an easy problem to solve. This has escalated into a global scale.
Once again, Bongbong Marcos displays his brilliance in analyzing situations that pertain to national security. He is indeed his father’s son. He might be officially jobless now but the brain still works. All for the good of the country in support to the President.
People are anxious to witness the immediate recount to legitimize the Vice Presidential post now occupied by Leni Robredo. Calls for the recount even becomes more intense when the President praises the late Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr.’ martial law. Bongbong Marcos is just too proud to be his son.
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[VIDEO]: President Du30 says former president Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of martial law was ‘very good.’ This is in response to a question seeking to clarify Du30’s earlier statement, where he said that his declaration of martial law would be similar to Marcos’ time.
The president said that the late President Marcos was forced to declare martial law to fight off the wave of communism at that time. The New People’s Army back then was already getting arms support from overseas.
Parallelism with Marcos
“Whether or not he performed worse or better, there is no study, there is no movie about it. It’s just the challenges and allegations of the other side which is not enough,” Du30 said. It is evident that he draws parallelisms between himself and Marcos as he enumerates his reasons for the declaration of military rule in Mindanao.
Evidence of Rebellion
Maute group’s taking over a hospital, burning of government facilities and killing of government security forces are clearly acts of rebellion. That warrants his declaration of military rule under the new constitution. They are not merely terrorist attacks.
At the back of the martial law incident, many people are asking the updates of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest. This only shows that no other big news can cover public interest in this aspect. The tide has turned now from Marcos being the culprit to a real hero – that is supported by the president. Therefore to make-up to his heroism, his son must be installed as the real VP, according to his supporters via social media. The preliminary conference for the electoral protest is set in motion on June 21, 2017.
VP Leni Robredo shows her indifference with social media sentiments when she said that wrong information comes out from there regarding the Marawi incident. Many would disagree with her, because, the very first posts visible there are video footages of the actual events.
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[VIDEO]: VP Leni Robredo attacks social media anew saying that there are news about the martial law declaration in Mindanao that are not true.
Terrorism in Marawi
Leni Robredo echoes the call for authorities to conduct an investigation into the incident. She also repeats the pleas of the police for Marawi residents not to loiter or go out of their house. They are more vulnerable if they stay in groups, she said.
Houses set on fire. Terrorists take over one city jail. They bombed the National Grid Corporation Tower in Lanao del Sur. Journalists are also attacked by armed men. This is terrorism aside from rebellion which is enough reason for the president to declare martial law. The VP is, however, hesitant to agree or disagree with the leader’s decision.
Social Media Critic
Robredo is very critical of social media. This is after she fails to make it work for her. There are just too many people who hate her. They all resort to social media because they cannot rely anymore on the mainstream media. It’s like taking the matter into their own hands that she detests.
It is not certain what Robredo is referring to when she said that misinformation scatters through social media anew. Was it about Bam Aquino’s alleged visit in Marawi shortly before the incident? Can it be about the martial law declaration? Since she clarifies that there’s no official notice yet and even the PNP is still waiting for it.
The President of the Philippines has declared the Marcos-style martial law in Mindanao. This is despite his trip to Russia. He returned immediately to deal with the problem with the Maute insurgencies in Marawi. The place is filled with terror with rebels burning houses and taking over the city jail to free prisoners.
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[VIDEO]: President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night declared Martial Law in Mindanao amid the ongoing clashes between government troops and Maute group terrorists in Marawi City, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said.
President Du30 always remind people that he won’t hesitate to declare martial law when there’s a reason for it. It is noted that the rebels in Mindanao were in contact with the administration’s detractors, the Liberal party ever since the time of the late Ninoy Aquino. His decision is not a surprise to Filipinos.
Coincidentally, Bam Aquino is rumoured to have visited Marawi just before the attacks. Many people speculated that he is carrying out what the older Aquino did during the Marcos regime. It is assumed to be one of their destabilisation tactics.
Martial law is as it is. It is not different from the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos actions. He deals with it with toughness. Punish the lawless to protect the land. The police, however, promises not to do any abuses. This remains to be seen.
The tough leader assures his citizens that there’s nothing to worry about. His action is lawful. It intends to preserve the nation and the people. Only the detractors can say otherwise.
By: Elena Grace Flores
In connection to President Rodrigo Duterte’s ordering the military to validate the presence of alleged ISIS indoctrinators in Mindanao and to immediately arrest and deport them once reports against these persons have been confirmed is clear – but it can happen that these foreigners’ lives can be endangered due to the nature of the threat if police operations are not monitored closely.
“I have been informed that a lot of Caucasian-looking people are conducting teachings. They don’t have weapons. They are foreigners. I told the military to validate it, and arrest all of them and we will deport them…”; was the incomplete statement in Davao during a press conference.
Duterte revealed earlier in Zamboanga that there are Arab-looking missionaries in some parts of Mindanao, which he feared may be the start of ISIS threat in the country – but caution is needed in apprehending these visitors because they may be Arab retirees wanting to retire in Mindanao as promoted by past administrations.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Members and supporters of the Liberal Party were on hot seat when the Marcos camp gathered election fraud proofs over the weekend of May 21, 2016, showing that there was indeed cheating in a large scale in Mindanao.
The venue of the showdown is at Anabel’s Forum in Quezon City where members of the Alyansang Dutere-Bongbong (ALDUB) held a press conference to stand as witnesses to various incidents of electoral fraud in Basilan, Lamitan.
These were: Victor Abillo and Abdurasad Teodoro, provincial coordinator of Aldub in Basilan, said that many voters were prevented by armed men from voting as reported by their election watchers. No actual votings were held in various areas that explain why there were zero results for Duterte and Marcos – but why not Roxas and Robredo?
These witnesses said that they will execute sworn affidavits but now seeking for protection to be safe.