Trust and satisfaction surveys could be part of a plot to destabilize the government, former Senator Bongbong Marcos said. The vice presidential hopeful explains to the press that approval ratings might be meant to turn public opinion against the President. Du30 is very vocal of his preference when it comes to his successor. He wants Marcos to continue the fight – making him an easy target for Liberal media propaganda.
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“This is a way of making the mindset to say that maybe we should destabilize Duterte because he’s not popular anyway,” Marcos said. “It’s very clear that there are groups that are working very hard to destabilize Duterte’s government. Now, I don’t know, maybe this (the survey) is part of it. But this is all speculation,” he added.
The President’s Rating Drop
President Du30’s ratings dropped in the most recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, even as he maintained high approval and trust scores with another pollster, Pulse Asia. SWS has no comment on Marcos’ speculation. However, it previously said that such a drop is “a normal phenomenon for all past presidents.”
Views of the Opposition
Critics of the President said that the decline in ratings showed dissatisfaction with the war on drugs and failure to deliver on promises. They also cite slow solutions to traffic and stopping ‘endo’ (end of contract) employment among others. There are many attempts to duplicate the EDSA revolution but this time, they also failed many times. The President’s popularity cannot be withered because of the people’s dissatisfaction with the Aquino’s two presidential terms.
Just a Matter of Interpretation
Marcos added that while he believes in hard data, there are many ways to interpret them. “The art is in the interpretation… I don’t know that those who are doing the interpreting right are very objective,” he said. The Aquino patriarch, Ninoy Aquino was the mastermind of media propaganda against his father. There is a pattern that such technique is again upon the Du30 administration.
Once again, the Supreme Court grants the Motion of the COMELEC for additional time or until 26 September 2017 to comply with the PET’s Show Cause Order. This is the second time that the COMELEC requests to extend their compliance. PET somehow tolerates it. Despite Bongbong Marcos’ confidence that the recount can show the truth, the delay hampers it because of such connivance. This prompts people to believe that the President is right to impeach the SC Chief Justice, Maria Lourdes-Sereno. She is a Liberal Party player and an appointee of ex-Pnoy who vows to block Marcos from the executive post.
[VIDEO]: Handa na ang kampo ni dating Senator Bongbong Marcos para sa recount ng mga balota kaugnay sa election protest nito laban kay Vice President Leni Robredo.
Comelec is Slow to Comply
Its recommended procedures, logistics, schedule and estimated costs relative to the Decryption and Printing of Ballot Images for Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental are not yet ready. Its compliance with the PET’s Show Cause Order by 18 September 2017 has been extended. It is already the second time that the COMELEC requested for additional time to comply with the said Order. One of its excuses is the local elections which the President already moved for next year.
Bongbong Marcos’ Compliance
Marcos manifests on his list of witnesses for Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao. He also identifies the corresponding clustered precincts of these witnesses as required. The Supreme Court, however, grants the decryption of the Secure Digital (SD) cards relative to the 751 pilot protested precincts of Francis Tolentino. Provided that prior notice is given to all the parties in interest so they can observe and participate in the said activities.
Leni Robredo’s Manifestation
Marcos’ actions are the answers to Leni Robredo’s manifestation regarding the Preliminary Conference Order. He has commented on his list of witnesses for Basilan, Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao as well as identified the corresponding clustered precincts of these witnesses. Such scrutinies are supposed to be discussed during the electoral protest sessions. Therefore, it is right to say that “delay” is the name of Robredo’s game.
Pat on the Back
Marcos has no liability for the monthly expenses of the COMELEC warehouse in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. In its Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET states that “there would be no occasion for the Tribunal to charge the same against either of the cash deposits of Protestant or ‘Protestee’;” This ruling is appreciated which is a good pat on the back. Needless to say, it can’t be denied that there’s some kind of Robredo-Comelec-Supreme Court connivance.
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.
[VIDEO]: Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr says his family has long suffered from fake news. He also believes it is readers’ responsibility to avoid blogs and posts they think are making false claims.
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.
Bongbong Marcos files his Compliance and provided the PET with his list of witnesses for Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao as his pilot provinces for the recount. He also reserved his right to present additional witnesses and made a formal request for the issuance of subpoenas for certain individuals. Marcos’ election protest progresses while the nation debates on the pros and cons of the Marcos era from the 100th birth anniversary of their patriarch to the National Day of Protest. The Sept. 21 event is generally peaceful according to the Philippine National Police.
YouTube Video by; PTV [VIDEO]: PNP: National Day of Protest generally peaceful
Follow what you Preach
The Liberal Party’s old-time trick to topple a leader does not work anymore. This is despite the blatant interference of the Catholic church. Priests and nuns even lead protests along the streets to allegedly stop the killings. However, they are barking on the wrong tree. Extra-Judicial Killings already exist prior to Marcos’ time. All unaccounted deaths are just blamed to the President without hard evidence.
Lead by Example
If the disunity in the nation is really about the anti and pro-Marcos sentiments, it is best to measure the characters of the political figures involved. VP Leni Robredo is always captured by the camera while criticizing Bongbong Marcos’ clan. What’s ironic is, the alleged offenses actually happened during his father’s regime. Robredo should take a look at the former Senator Marcos’ family values. That is why a fish is always caught in the mouth.
Democracy is Not One-Sided
The Filipino people are now aware that the late Cory Aquino’s kind of democracy is fake. Its continuous propaganda is carried out by LP politicians like Robredo and Risa Hontiveros. Not to mention Noynoy Aquino himself. They just throw muds at Ferdinand Marcos’ memory to discredit Bongbong Marcos without giving him the benefit of the doubt. Just in case they forgot, one is innocent until proven guilty at least in a democratic country.
The LP also questions why the President declares Sept 21. as the National Day of Protests. This proves that they really have a self-centered intention. They just want to highlight the accusations against the Du30 administration and are never interested what the other side has to say. The country is just lucky that it still has political leaders who are willing to sacrifice their reputation for the right leader to emerge in the near future. At this point in time, the President shows that his government has what it takes to discipline passionate Filipinos. They are capable of protesting in a generally peaceful way.
While the Liberal Party and Aquino-loyal politicians and supporters try to highlight the bad outcome of the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ leadership rather than the good, Bongbong Marcos never expresses hate towards them. In fact, he swears that if he wins, going after them can’t be the nation’s policy. Marcos will stand strongly against prosecuting Noynoy Aquino or any leader for whatever anomalies because it can hamper unity among Filipinos. It is just counter-productive for the country, he said.
YouTube Video by; ABS-CBN News [VIDEO]: Despite the decades-old political rift between their families, Bongbong Marcos believes that the administration should not run after President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III over alleged railroaded budget allotments.
Golden Era becomes the Dark Age
Martial law under the Marcos patriarch continues to stir up debates. After 45 years, his heirs gain back national influence. This triggers alleged human rights victims to seek justice for money. Bongbong Marcos said that their family’s history is “still being written.” The current history is the propaganda version of their detractors. The Aquinos’ two-term in power made that possible.
Disputes on Statistics
Gross domestic product or GDP growth peaked right after Marcos’s declaration of Martial law in 1972. It reaches nearly 9 percent in 1973 and 1976, partly driven by a commodity boom when the prices of major Philippine commodity exports like coconut and sugar went up. However, it was also under his leadership when the country hit the worst recession in history: a 7.3-percent contraction for 2 successive years in 1984 and 1985, as his grip on power waned. The anti-Marcoses stress on the times when the LP’s destabilization efforts already took a toll on Marcos’ administration.
Traitor of Both Sides
On the other hand, the Aquino patriarch, the late Senator Ninoy Aquino wanted the Americans to tell Marcos anything that can provoke him to declare Martial Law. It was necessary to fully instigate the ideal time for an anti-Marcos revolution. He believed that could catapult him into the presidency. At the same time, he divulges what the communists were up to. He wanted to get America’s trust to get their support. It is a way to legitimize a revolutionary government. He must demonstrate to them that he can betray his communist collaborators once he becomes president. That’s most probably why he said that if he were president like Marcos, he would also not hesitate to declare martial law.
No Unity when Hate Exists
Bongbong Marcos’ family remain as the image of a Filipino status symbol. They care about the welfare of the people. Their characters show that there’s no place for hate and revenge. This is despite the projections of tyranny against them. Most people realized that already. It is just a matter of time that the nation’s culprits can repent.