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Anti-Marcos UP Political Groups are Delusional that Bongbong Can’t Win Over Leni


By: Elena Grace Flores
by GMA News

Delusional Anti-Marcos UP Political Groups
Only two political organizations of former University of the Philippines (UP) student leaders told former Senator Bongbong Marcos that he’s delusional. This is for saying that he will win. Particularly in another one-on-one contest with Vice President Leni Robredo in the 2022 elections. It’s definitely not the whole UP organization and affiliates. Just a few anti-Marcos groups.

Leni Robredo: Keeping it open

Sitting Vice President Leni Robredo keeps the possibility open. This is of running for president this coming 2022 election. Her staunch rival, Bongbong Marcos announces earlier his political plan. That he considers the top post. Robredo is vocal enough as a government critic. While President Rodrigo Duterte is an instrument to bring back a Marcos to the presidency. So, this is possibly another face-off. Just like in 2016.

Political Sensation by the Media

A few political groups gave UP a bad name. Then, the media sensationalizes it to highlight their interest. Obviously, to destroy Marcos’ presidential bid. A dirty political trick that worked in the past. Nonetheless, with the power of social media, they can easily disappear. Just look at the surveys and see who is delusional!

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Political Question: Santiago’s Wisdom Points to Bias Opinions over Leonen’s SALN


By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube Video by ANC 24/7

Santiago: It is for the impeachment court to decide what is impeachable in terms of the SALN

Political Question

The late Senator Meriam Defensor Santiago said that the culpable violation of the constitution and betrayal of public trust grounds over the failure to submit the SALNs can already be settled based on two things:
1. submission of the SALNs
2. disclosure to the public
The law should say that the SALN be declared and disclosed. Now, it’s just a matter of political question to make the offense impeachable or not,added Santiago.

Carpio’s Double Standard

The Manila Times quotes:
“I WOULD have resigned right away as that was a culpable violation of the Constitution,” retired associate justice Antonio Carpio told the Judicial Bar Council in July 2012. This was when he was being interviewed for his application to replace Chief Justice Renato Corona who was ousted in May that year.

Carpio was referring to allegations in 2012 that Corona had not filed accurately his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN), which was one of the reasons for his impeachment.

But now Carpio is claiming that SALNs aren’t much of an issue in the case of Associate Justice Marvic Leonen.His impeachment complaint was filed just a week ago. One ground for which was his failure to file 15 SALNs.

Supreme Court Ruling on the SALN Issue

However, the Supreme Court rules that the determination over the SALN issue is a purely political question. It cannot be settled through a citation of authorities nor cases, according to the former Senator. Therefore, magistrates and lawmakers can be biased according to their own interests. So, to impeach or not to impeach Leonen remains a political question. It’s just a matter of gathering the majority of the votes.

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Bongbong Marcos Solemnly Respects the Iron Lady’s Memory Contrary to the Political Priest


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Former Senator Bongbong Marcos, the late Miriam Defensor-Satiago’s running mate in the May 2016 polls which is the Iron Lady of Asia’s last electoral bid in public service pays homage to her memory during her first death anniversary. Former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, and Davao City Mayor Sara Cario are also there. Presiding priest Fr. Virgilio Ojoy, a close friend of Santiago’s, said he misses the former senator. He can’t help but make reference to the drug war campaign despite the occasion.

Youtube video by; ABS-CBN News

[VIDEO]: The sister of the late senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Len Defensor, thanked her sister’s family, doctors, staff, and supporters who stood by the lawmaker until her death.

Only the Priest is Political

Father Ojoy said; “I miss Miriam… I wonder what she would say amid all the extrajudicial killings,” he said. Santiago’s sister Linnea Defensor-Evangelista conveys her appreciation for plans to confer the Quezon Service Cross on the late Senator. “Nobody deserves it more,” she added. The Quezon Service Cross is the highest award the nation accords public servants.

Marcos’ is more Personal

Marcos said that he misses Santiago “not just in the Senate but talking to her.” He sits next to the President’s daughter, Mayor Sara Carpio. The priest cannot seem to find the right venue to express his belief on alleged EJKs blamed to the President now, just like during the Marcos regime.

Solemn Event

Family and friends of late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago commemorate her first death anniversary. They are missing the “Iron Lady of Asia” amid a critical time in the country’s history.  Loved ones, former colleagues, and supporters gather at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City for a mass and tribute.

Brilliance and Bravery

Santiago passed away last year in her sleep at the age of 71. This was after a two-year fight with lung cancer. Santiago was best known for her legal brilliance. She had an unrelenting stance against corruption. She was the first Filipino appointed to the UN-backed International Criminal Court, which tries government leaders.

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


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