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ADO PAGLINAWAN: Bongbong Marcos, not Sara Duterte, should be President in 2022

Sara an unknown quantity

Analysis Paralysis. WHAT IS SO URGENT ABOUT SARA RUNNING FOR 2022 ONLY RUNS FOR PEOPLE PLAYING FAVORITES OUTSIDE OF THE PROPOSED CANDIDATE HERSELF.

I say if you really are for Sara, you would respect her decision and not throw her to the lions at the time when is uncomfortable to fight a fight that will not be yours but her own.

Para kayong mga bata – oh Sara pitikin mo nga sa tenga yan si Isko.

Sabunutan mo nga yang si Leni. Suntukin mo nga yang si Pakyu. Salsalin mo nga yang si Pinky. Gantsohin mo nga yang si Bongbong. I could not understand why you are pitting her for presidency when she is unprepared – SHE IS YET AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY.

What is her stand on the South China Seas, on the Chinese, the Americans now the Australians, and Asean? How will she cure the moribund state of our agricultural economy that her father has turned over to the traders?

How does she propose to turnaround our commercial and industrial economy? Post-pandemic when we need close to create 7 million jobs. I can go on and on and the only reason why the yellows and the oligarchs have taken over the Run-Sara-Run is because she favors opening ABS-CBN – the only stand I know about her on national issues.

This piece is a reprint of a comment by Ado Paglinawan to a story by Roger M. Balanza published in The Durian Post and posted on Facebook

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For the meantime all the four opposition candidates have positioned themselves, especially in Mindanao in anticipation of her running for the presidency armed with American and oligarchic gold to make sure the Dutertes are routed out in Mindanao that they consider their bailiwick.

THE ONLY TIME I FINALLY CONCLUDED SHE IS MY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN 2028 IS WHEN SHE REFUSED THIS ALMOST FANATICAL DRAFT TO RUN IN 2022. Kilala nya ang sarili nya.

Meron syang diskarteng presidential at meron syang tibay ng kalooban to stand against populist emotionalism. Anak sya ni Digong na calculating ang decision, hindi pabigla-bigla kaya nga tayo ang nabibigla dahil hindi sya tradpol na karamihan sa atin.

In fact she is made of even sturdier stuff than her father – she is half German afterall!

Aba do you know what it takes to say no to accolade of almost thunderous clamor, especially among women voters. Ang daming nasira dyan, una na sina Isko, Pinky, Pakyu at Leni.

Not Sara.

Her ultimate show of humility is that she knows Bongbong Marcos will best the country starting next year. Bansa ang inisip nya, hindi ang kanyang sarili. Hindi ba iyan ang unang tinuro ni Digong sa kanya about public service?

KUNG TUNAY NA MAHAL NINYO SI SARA – IGALANG NINYO ANG DECISION NYA.

Patapusin nyo ang last three years nya bilang meyor ng Davao para ma-proteksyonan nya at palakasin pa ang Duterte foothold sa Mindanao, patakbuhin nyo sya na senador sa 2025 at pangulo sa 2028. 

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Serafin Ledesma JrAdo, i suggest you just stick to your own agenda. With the way you appraise Davao City Mayor Inday Sara, it is so obvious that you know very little of her. The reason why BongBong and even Imee developed a bond of friendship, Imee in particular, is on account of their mutual respect of their political stand, knowledge of geopolitical matters and dedication to public service.Leave Balanza and the rest to their own …as you say “analysis”. This is a free country. Cool it man.

Balanza Montano Rogelio Sr.Ado Paglinawan Nice piece Ado. Your convulted assessment of Mayor Inday Sara, her politics and the 2022 presidential election; and yur dislike for Inday Sara to become the next President spiced up by your disregard of the voices of the millions of Filipinos who support that direction for Inday Sara, confirms what I had long ago confirmed: Ado is a reincarnation of the much-hated late president Ferdinand Marcos, sent down to earth by Satan, to help the son become president to be able to subject the nation into more suffering as in the days of the cruel dictator. What a shame!

DICTATOR’S SON wants to be the next President of the Philippines

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the son of the late dictator President Ferdinand Marcos has been endorsed by the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL ) as its presidential candidate in next year’s elections.

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May be an image of text that says 'Luis V. Teodoro MARCOS DID NOT ERADICATE CORRUPTION, CONTRARY TO WHAT DUTERTE IMPLIED. MARCOS CENTRALIZED IT: He DECIDED WHO CAN STEAL WITH IMPUNITY AMONG HIS OFFICIALS AND CRONIES, BUT He MADE SURE He GOT THE LION'S SHARE. He STOLE ENOUGH TO MAKE IT TO THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS.'

The 64-year-old Marcos lost the vice presidential race in 2016 to Vice President Leni Robredo and protested the results claiming he was cheated.

Marcos’ protest had been junked by the Supreme Court.

A coalition of victims of martial law expressed disgust at the possible presidential bid of Marcos.

“Bongbong’s run is a mad attempt for the Marcoses to return and restore their power and rule on a country pillaged and violated during Marcos’ martial law,” the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law (Carmma) said in a statement.

The group said Marcos’ political positioning was meant “to further evade accountability for their crimes, and to promote the historical lies that they have perpetuated.”

“It is also a form of direct support for Duterte’s continuation of his murderous rule, with the Marcoses serving as among his closest allies throughout his administration ridden with countless allegations of extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations, corruption and anti-people governance, and subservience to foreign interests,” Carmma said.

BONGBONG WANTED ‘KLEPTOMANIACS’ REMOVED FROM MARCOS FAMILY IMAGE

Cambridge Analytica tapped to ‘rebrand’ image

Marcos on dad's regime: What am I to apologize for?

Ahead of the 2016 Philippine national elections where he ran for vice president, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. hired a public relations firm to undertake a project in social media that would downplay or deny kleptocracy and human rights violations during the Martial Law years under the dictatorial rule of his  late father Ferdinand Marcos.

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The dictator was ousted during the EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986.

The firm, Cambridge Analytica, was not only to “rebrand” the Marcos family’s image in an attempt to erase from the memory of the Filipinos the  rampant killings, torture, disappearances, media oppression and corruption during the 21-year rule of the Marcos dictatorship.

Cambridge Analytica was also tasked to exaggerate the Marcos patriarch’s achievements, as well as vilify critics, rivals, and mainstream media.

In the 2016 election for vice president, despite Cambridge Analytica. Bongbong Marcos lost to Vice President Leni Robredo. Marcos and Robredo remain locked in an electoral protest   before the Supreme Court,  FULL STORY IN RAPPLER

SC completes initial recount for Marcos- Robredo poll protest

Palace denies role in junked forfeiture suit vs. Marcoses

Malacañang clarified on Tuesday that the executive branch has no hand in the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division’s move to junk the PHP200-billion civil forfeiture case against the family of the late president Ferdinand Marcos.

This came after the anti-graft court dismissed the forfeiture case against Marcos, his wife Imelda, their children Imelda Josefa, Irene, and Ferdinand Jr.; and the family’s “confidante” Constante Rubio due to the Philippine Commission on Good Governance’s (PCGG) failure to “prove its allegations by preponderance of evidence.”

Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said the Sandiganbayan’s decision was based on the pieces of evidence presented by concerned parties to the court.

“As we have repeatedly said, we never interfere with the decision of the court. The court will always decide on the basis of evidence,” Panelo said in an interview with Palace reporters.

“Well, we always consider that all courts will observe due process because that is precisely what the Constitution tells everyone, lawyers and courts,” he added.

In a 58-page decision released on Monday, the Sandiganbayan ruled against the PCGG because only 24 of 188 pieces of documentary evidence submitted were original copies while the remaining documents were either certified true copy of the original, certified true copy, or photocopy.

The court said the PCGG clearly violates the best evidence rule.

“The fact that these documents were collected by the PCGG in the course of its investigations does not make them per se public records,” the anti-graft court said.

The decision was based on the complaint filed on July 16, 1987 against the Marcoses for allegedly amassing an ill-gotten wealth.

The case seeks to recover the PHP200-billion of the Marcos family purportedly obtained “during their incumbency as public officers” and were not established as “having been lawfully acquired.”

The assets include approximately PHP976 million at the Security Bank and Trust Company, approximately PHP711 million at the defunct Traders Royal Bank, 33 parcels of residential property, and about 21,700 hectares of agricultural land in Leyte.

The Marcoses were also accused of owning shares of stock in numerous corporations totaling around 625 million shares, including 2.4 million shares at PLDT valued at approximately PHP1.6 billion covered by shares of stocks in the Philippine Telecommunication Investment Corp. held by the PHI, Ramon Cojuangco and the latter’s associates.

Asked if the Palace was not bothered by the court’s decision, Panelo said: “Any government is concerned with any case filed by it against perceived transgressors of the law. But the final analysis is it’s the court that always decides whether you have a case against the accused.”

Panelo, however, acknowledged that the complaint was dismissed due to the PCGG’s failure to present original documents that will back its claim about the Marcoses’ supposed hidden wealth.

He said it would now be up to Solicitor General Jose Calida to take appropriate actions with regard to the Sandiganbayan’s ruling.

“That’s for the SolGen to decide. We will not preempt,” Panelo said.

This is the fourth time the PCGG lost its case filed before the Sandiganbayan due to insufficiency of evidence.

On Oct. 23, the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division junked the PHP267.371-million civil forfeiture case against the Marcos family and spouses Ignacio and Fe Jimenez.

Meanwhile, the Sandiganbayan Second Division dismissed the PHP1-billion and PHP102-billion forfeiture cases against the Marcoses and their cronies on Sept. 25 and Aug. 5, respectively.

The PCGG, however, won a civil forfeiture case against the Marcoses earlier this month, after the Sandiganbayan Third Division awarded the shares of three sequestered companies owned by alleged cronies to the government. (PNA)

BONGBONG MARCOS, JUAN PONCE ENRILE AND THE ART OF LYING ABOUT THE MARCOS MARTIAL LAW

Enrile, Bongbong can’t twist martial law history: Palace

Despite the insistence of former senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. that no one was arrested during the martial law era, Malacañang on Monday said they could not “twist” history as there is evidence to belie their claims.

Enrile and Marcos, son of late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., earlier held a discussion posted on social media, claiming that no one was arrested and there were no massacres during the martial law years.

“I don’t think they can twist history when there’s a law and there are court decisions attesting to what happened during martial law,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said.

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WOMEN CRITICS TAKE TURNS IN DUTERTE-BASHING

By ROGER M. BALANZA

Three well-known women critics took turns over the past few days in crucifying President Rodrigo Duterte who said he wants the Philippines ruled by a dictator if he steps down before his term ends in 2022.

Duterte last week  said one of his preferred successors is former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jrson of the late dictator President Ferdinand Marcos who ruled the country with an iron fist for more than two decades until his ouster in the Edsa People Power revolution of 1986.

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Duterte said that instead of Vice President Leni Robredo as his successor, the Philippines is “better off with a dictator the likes of Marcos.”

He would not want his constitutionally-mandated successor Robredo to succeed him because the Vice President is “incompetent” to be President.

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On Friday in a fighting stance, Robredo hurled her harshest ever criticism at Duterte.

Banging the war drums, Robredo said the time has come for people to stand up against Duterte and his plan to place the country in the hands of a dictator.

“This is the time to fight,” Robredo said in her speech at the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awards ceremony on August 31, 2018 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila.

On September 1 in a statement, , Robredo followed up her attack by telling Duterte to devote more time in addressing the country’s pressing problems rather than train his focus solely on illegal drugs.

The President should have realized by now that he needed to address the more serious problem of rising prices of basic commodities, the Vice President said.

“Rising prices continue to make life difficult for our fellow Filipinos, especially for those in need,” she said.

duterte vs sereno

On September 1, ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno took her turn to bash Duterte by urging Filipinos  to have the courage to stop the return of martial law.

In her speech at the Forward Pilipinas Forum on Saturday, Sereno called on the Filipinos to oppose dictatorship.

“What you and I can do is be brave. Stand. Have courage. Only then can we hope to prevent the destruction of your generation’s future,” Sereno said.

She said martial law can return if not enough people resist it.

She recalled the horrors of the Martial Law years under Marcos and the killings, torture, censorship, and corruption during the dictator’s two decades of rule.

“We do not need the formal imposition of martial law for martial law to become a reality. We do not need to see tanks on the street, or men in uniform taking charge. We just need to be sufficiently afraid. Afraid enough to stay quiet when we see wrong, when we see our people being killed, when we know that our country’s coffers are being raided,” Sereno said.

Sereno said Filipinos should not just watch and see dictatorship unfurl without doing anything to oppose it.

“If all we do is complain among ourselves and not act collectively to publicly denounce corruption and lawlessness in government, then we have imposed martial law in our own minds. You see, the first objective of martial law is to impose control. And when we impose controls on ourselves by not speaking the truth when we should, then we would have helped the tyrant win,” Sereno said.  

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Senator Leila De Lima joined the fray and in a letter sent from her jail cell in Camp Crame said: “Now, more than ever, citizens must rely on their own organic power to thwart any attempt to undermine constitutional democracy and to foist Duterte’s illegitimate choice of successor upon the Filipino people.”

De Lima, an opposition Senator incarcerated for her alleged link to drug trading at the New Bilibid Prison when she was the Justice Secretary, warned against Duterte’s “malevolent plan” to unseat Robredo and make Marcos his successor.

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“Now, more than ever, citizens must rely on their own organic power to thwart any attempt to undermine constitutional democracy and to foist Duterte’s illegitimate choice of successor upon the Filipino people,” she added.

Senator Marcos is protesting Robredo’s vice presidential victory in the 3016 elections before the Supreme Court. Delima suspects President Duterte may muscle Supreme Court justices into invalidating Robredo’s victory and declaring Marcos as winner.

Duterte will be appointing thirteen of 15 justices before his term ends in 2022.

De Lima warned, “As the math of coopted SC votes improves to favor a Marcos fake victory, so will the Marcos-Robredo PET case unravel to its malevolent conclusion.”