Bongbong Marcos asks why an LP media highlighted his bid for the Presidency when it is still in 2022? He explained that the electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo is crucial right now among other things. It seems like there’s a propaganda pattern that portrays pro-administration officials as Presidentiables. This goes the same with PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa. He just said that he will quadruple the current pensions of police retirees if he becomes president – but he never said that he will run for President because obviously, the presidential election is still far away. He is more concerned about terrorist attacks possibly during Undas.
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Undas Special Overpowered by Presidential Bids
In one Undas special, the PNP Chief warned people to be vigilant during the November 1 All Saints Day and November 2 All Souls Day commemorations in crowded places like cemeteries. Instead of stressing this out, the video footage’s subtitle stresses what he wants to do if he becomes president just like what they did to Marcos. Are they trying to shield VP Leni Robredo’s ambition to be president?
Electoral Protest Update
The Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal ruled that the Comelec must pay for the storage fees of election materials kept in foreign posts. In a 6-page decision dated October 10, the PET denied the Comelec’s petition requesting that the storage fees be shouldered instead by Marcos who had filed an electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
Storage Fees Liability
The incurred storage fee is already over P4.5-million for New York and Hong Kong alone. Comelec reasons that since the PPO instructs them to preserve and safeguard the integrity of the ballots. So, they are stocked in the foreign posts which resulted in additional costs. However, the PET slams them down by saying that they can make them safe if they are responsible enough to plan the logistics of the transport back to the country.
Respect for the Saints and the Departed
Filipinos flock to the cemeteries to visit their departed loved ones during these holidays. Politics are set aside when family and friends get together to remember the dead. Some people adopt the Western Halloween traditions like the “trick or treat” event for the children and the costume parties for teenagers and adults. Traditional Filipino families just light a candle at home with native delicacies like sweetened sticky rice and other favorites.
The military loyalty to the administration is crucial to prevent destabilization. PNP Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa as directed by the president, stops the war on drugs and focus the fight against corrupted police officials. This is an excellent strategic move based on the Ver-Ramos history during the Marcos Era. Bato might uncover a bigger scandal within his backyard.
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[VIDEO]: Philippine National Police chief Ronald Dela Rosa says before they go full throttle on their war on drugs, there is a need to “cleanse the ranks” first.
Do not Let History Repeats Itself
General Ver became Chief of Staff in August 1981. He commands more than 160,000 troops. The force grows threefold since Martial Law is declared in 1972. His appointment was resented by the so-called professional faction or “elite” class in the military. Most of those anti-Ver men are educated at West Point or at the Philippine Military Academy, modeled after West Point. The candidate preferred by the professional military at that time is Gen. Fidel V. Ramos, also a West Point graduate. General Ramos became Acting Chief of Staff when General Ver stepped down. He directed the intelligence apparatus but denied involvement in human rights abuses committed allegedly by his people – even after he became the head of the Philippine Constabulary.
Computerized Collection System
Dela Rosa announces the reorganization of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG) involved in the kidnapping for ransom and murder of a South Korean businessman, Jee Ick Joo. AIDG, Supt. Rafael Dumlao III has to defend himself in the accusation that he masterminded the abduction of the victim, who was taken from his home in Angeles City, Pampanga province, on Oct. 18 last year and killed inside PNP headquarters. Embarrassingly near the office of General Bato.
Cleansing in the Police Force
The president intends to create a “narco police” command to eliminate the bad men in uniform in the drug trade. The new command will be under PDEA. This has raised doubts among human rights groups that the “Oplan Tokhang” campaign is not really suspended but re-organized.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch does not buy the suspension of the war on drugs and regarded it as a mere public relations stunt. It seeks true accountability for the unjust drug-related killings accumulated after the new president took office.