Atty. Oliver Lozano, lawyer of former President Ferdinand Marcos proposes a compromise agreement on a part of the wealth sequestered by the government. These are “not judicially decided as ill-gotten.” A cut of the amount in exchange to drop all cases against the Marcoses. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo confirms that he has a copy of the proposal.
Under Executive Order No. 1, the PCGG has to “recover all alleged ill-gotten wealth from the late President Marcos, his immediate family, relatives, subordinates, and cronies. This is why Lozano’s proposal is forwarded to the PCGG, he said.
Similar to President Du30’s Advice
Lozano includes a draft House bill in his proposal to grant immunity to the Marcos family. A draft compromise agreement between the Marcos family and the government goes with it. This is similar to President Du30’s advice to the Marcos family on the wealth of humanity that the former President Marcos deposits at the World Bank using gold certificates. However, Bongbong Marcos said that they are not liable for any wrongdoing because they are not stolen. The government can have them if they can find them, he added. The family cannot solely access them because they are for the welfare of humanity. The Senate should start the proceeding.
Many media influencers speculate that former President Marcos starts to amass ill-gotten wealth from the government from 1965. An alleged study reveals that Marcos got an around $5-billion to $10-billion in his 21-year regime as President. However, not a single case can stand in court against him. Besides, the government cannot have that much money.
The Ultimate Power Grabber
Former President Corazon Aquino establishes the PCGG through Executive Order No. 1. This is to run after Marcos’ wealth. Marcos won the snap elections in 1986 but Aquino became President after the black media propaganda turns a mutiny into the so-called People Power Revolt in 1986. That ends up to be a hoax. The agency recovers over ₱170 billion. The Senate calls for its audit since many high-valued paintings and pieces of jewelry went missing.
The world made a wrong judgment on the Marcoses because of their biased interpretation of the Filipino lifestyle. Even the local’s typical love for music and dancing were given negative meanings. Those were associated with extravagance. While poor people were allegedly living on trash. Little do they know that people in the largest garbage area, Smokey Mountain, occasionally organizes karaoke marathon and street dancing. That’s just how people in the Philippines have fun. Bongbong Marcos is always proud of this unique culture as he announces in his speeches. While his sister Governor Imee Marcos would just dance the night away.
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos – The Real Macoy Retro Concert.
Love of Music
A foreign media once describes former First Lady and now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos’ love of music saying; “She had this kind of music soundtrack on all the time.” For an audience, he said, “being in that milieu has some significance. Someone who’s powerful behaves in outlandish, bigger-than-life ways creates curiosity on what motivates her”
Popular for being Musical
Immersive-style and disco-floor musical are associated with the agony and the ecstasy of the Marcos era in Philippine politics. A musical play about it has gained a reputation as one of Seattle’s stuffier theatres shakes up because of that. Imelda and her husband, the late President Ferdinand E Marcos, rose to power because of popularity. They allegedly led opulent lifestyles and imposed martial law to allegedly suppress dissent – but this has disproven by many testimonies.
Love for Dancing
It added that Imelda Marcos even had a disco built on the top floor of the Malacanang palace during their time. She is indeed one exceptional woman who’s pure love for the arts, compliments her own classic beauty inside and out. If only those foreign critics know that dancing is natural for Filipinos, they will be ashamed of themselves.
Filipino Fun through Music and Dance
Sad to say that on the negative side, Filipinos also have this crab mentality thing. The older Marcos rises into extreme popularity that made him unbeatable during elections. Presidential aspirants have to resort to media propaganda to malign his good reputation. Those ambitious Filipinos influenced the unsuspecting foreign media to make a fuzz about their singing and dancing gatherings. As nature dictates, those who make efforts to stop a nation’s culture will fail big time. Filipinos are now getting out of the colonial mentality aspect. Patriotism can only start to re-emerge.
Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos visits the tomb of her late husband Ferdinand Marcos Sr. This is the first Undas for them at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City. All Saints’ Day to be exact. Congresswoman Marcos was with by their daughter, Irene Marcos-Araneta, and son, former Senator Bongbong Marcos. There were anti-Marcos rallies before. However, according to the President, it is lawful for him to be laid to rest there. There’s also no proof that he’s a dictator.
[VIDEO]: In this segment, he tells that we can not call Marcos a dictator since there is no legal basis. Even conviction of moral turpitude is not present.
He Stepped Down to Save His People
Marcos, born on September 11, 1917. He was president from 1966 to 1969. The late President won the reelection for a second term from 1969 to 1972. Marcos saves the country under Martial Law and steps down in 1986 despite his victory. This is to avoid bloodshed during the EDSA revolt. He passed away on September 29, 1989. His remains at the museum in Ilocos Norte is a tourist attraction before it was moved to the Libingan ng mga Bayani in 2016. The transfer got the nod of President Du30 and the Supreme Court.
Dictator or Nor: True History is Yet to be Written
As a lawyer, President Du3- explains that calling the Former President a dictator or a thief has no legal basis. So far, no such accusations can stand in court yet after more than 30 years. History also is yet to be written on the real score. He is only a dictator through media propaganda and for the outlaws. Not through the hearts and minds of the majority of Filipinos.
Political Will NOT Dictatorship
President Rodrigo Duterte may sound firm in implementing the laws of the land. But one thing is certain. He’s not a dictator. Just like the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Detractors call him dictator when the real authoritarian rulers are the pro-communists. In a democratic country, the rule of law must be implemented to maintain order. The Philippines now has an effective leader with political will. But critics mislead the public to bring him down.
The Philippine Postal Corporation or PhlPost issues a commemorative stamp to coincide with the birth centenary of the late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. They are available for sale at P12 per piece. Victorino Z. Serevo designs it with Marcos’ portrait and signature. Only 50,000 stamps were printed so far. They are available in selected PhlPost branches until September 10, 2018.
Governor Imee Marcos said that as of now, the family focuses on the election protest of her brother, Former Senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo. They do not know yet what to do with the election 2019. The governor jokes that her mother, Imelda Marcos is close to becoming a stockholder at Baclaran Church as she constantly prays for the protest’s resolution. However, her brother said that she will be a great Senator.
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos nagsalita na sa Impeachment ni CJ Sereno at sa 2019 election.
No Family Discussion Yet
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos on clarifies that she has not discussed with her family any plans to run for a Senate seat. This after her brother former Sen. Bongbong Marcos earlier said she has the makings of a “great senator.” “If ever I run for any office, the family will discuss it. As of now, we haven’t talked about it,” Marcos said in a statement. She will finish her third and final term as Ilocos Norte governor in 2019.
Bongbong Marcos thinks that the same as the COMELEC Chair’s scandal, Supreme Court Chief Justice’s impeachment cannot affect the electoral protest. In fact, in the history of the electoral protest, his case versus Robredo has already reached the highest progress.
Not Abandoning Protest
Marcos knows that Robredo’s Camp would wish for him to run for Senator in 2019. This will require him to abandon the electoral protest against her. Such abandonment or withdrawal operates to render moot the protest due to lack of interest. He swears that this is not the case. It is his ultimate priority right now. His sister Imee Marcos can definitely help in the law-making division.
The President’s Wish
Ever since the former Senator was rumored to be appointed as DILG Secretary, the President already suggested that he should concentrate on his electoral protest. Du30 is very vocal that if only he is the VP, he already resigned. It is also observed that the Du30-Cayetano campaigners during the election 2016 have opened their doors to Marcos as they continue to detest Robredo.
Bongbong claims in a media forum that the UPLB event on Marcos wealth is a “political action.” Its mastermind is someone who has a “political agenda.” “Someone spent a lot of money on it. There are planners and meetings to organize that,” Marcos added. “Who malign the Marcoses? Who in the past, I don’t know how many years? They have done nothing but destroy the Marcoses” When he refuses to name names, a reporter asks if that may have something to do with the Aquinos. Marcos replied that the family might have a hand in the event.
[VIDEO]: Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday alleged that the Aquinos may have a hand with the recent event at University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). Thousands are made to believe that they will be given cash share from the gold bars of the Marcoses’ wealth.
A Classic Fake News
Marcos warns the people earlier of “unscrupulous individuals.” They use the Marcos family for personal interests. An investigation is ongoing on who is behind it. The scheme attracts thousands of subscribers across the nation. The gathering at UPLB is organized by the so-called One Social Family Credit Cooperative. He added that this is an example of a classic fake news. That is a clear political move.
Martial Law Abuses and Ill-Gotten Wealth
Marcos said; We’re used to fake news. My family suffers from them for 30 years. The former Senator is the only son and namesake of the late Ferdinand Marcos. The great leader was accused of Martial Law abuses and ill-gotten wealth. He was never tried in a proper court. His widow, Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos, and their children maintain their innocence.
Reaction from the Aquino Camp
Lawyer Abigail Valte, spokesperson of former President Benigno Aquino II reacted: “Apologies to Bongbong Marcos that we cannot jive into his fantasy to entertain his accusations.” Valte said that if Bongbong really wants to protect his father’s “legacy,” he should condemn those that fooled the people. ” Which he did if she is cautious enough to look behind her shoulders.
It cannot be denied that the battle between the pro and anti-administration stalwarts is on a red light. All these coincide with the VP recount. That is about to happen in November. The Aquinos had their time for two long terms in the presidency. Their blocking Bongbong Marcos who has the President’s support cause all the chaos. Now that their terms are over, there’s no way that this administration would give in to their manipulation. They can use the media all they want but people can only retaliate through social media. Time to fight back, Filipinos!