Bongbong Marcos said that he and his family have been victims of “fake news.” This is contrary to their detractors’ accusations that they propagate their family’s woven myths. Social media allows common citizens to voice out. Marcos supports that saying that it is wrong to suppress the people’s voice through Facebook, Twitter, Google websites, and other online media.
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Power of Social Media
“There are lots of historical revisions occurring; we want to fix that. It’s not a version; it’s the truth,” Marcos explained. “Others want to put a spin on stories, make them into ‘fake news,” he added. The family maintains that the 21-year rule of the family’s patriarch, Ferdinand Marcos Sr., was the so-called “golden era.” Liberal Party influencers try to put clouds on that achievement. They question the economic data after the late Marcos’ rule and not during. The Yellows highlight alleged martial law abuses. However, golden-agers themselves cannot contain their lies anymore. That prompt them to squeal via social media. Such responses drive the anti-Marcos propaganda into thin air.
Several international courts already acquit Former First Lady Imelda Marcos on the alleged ill-gotten wealth. Her husband was never on trial for such cases before. Philippine courts also ruled to pay so-called human rights victims during the Marcos regime. The funds are taken from the sequestered wealth of the Marcoses by the PCGG. Blames continue to pour into the Marcoses whenever such settlements are delayed. However, Bongbong Marcos said that it’s now between the government and the claimants.
LP media claim that to this day, a portion of the Philippines’s annual budget is being allocated to the foreign debt Marcos incurred during his leadership. In basic banking policy, a country cannot borrow from the World Bank if it has no sufficient gold reserves or collateral. The fact that the late President was able to borrow funds for the country’s infrastructures is a strong proof that he managed the financial aspect of the nation well. Perhaps, the Marcos enemies are in for a shocking enlightenment very soon about this wealth.
Faces of Fake News
Anti-administration stalwarts like VP Leni Robredo and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV grilled ASec Mocha Uson for using wrong images or captions in her blogs. She retaliates by reminding the VP on her UN speech in a video that maligns the country itself to the international community. The out of tune Senator was also a notable liar during the former VP’s Senate hearings on some corruption cases. His allegations just went quiet after the elections. They keep on calling bloggers trolls if they do not serve their interests. Little do they know that Facebook, Twitter, Google and other social media channels already did a clean-up drive on their platforms.