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NO COCAINE: Bongbong Marcos says he tested negative for drug

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Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday claimed he has undergone a cocaine test, and had tested negative, putting to rest speculations thathe was into cocaine-use.

MARCOS HAD HIMSELF TESTED FOR DRUG USE AS President Rodrigo Duterte’s claimed a presidentialial aspirant in the 2022 election is a drug addict.

Marcos said he had the drug test done on Monday and his results were submitted on Tuesday to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the National Bureau of Investigation.

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DUTERTE ON UNNAMED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: NAGDO-DROGA YAN! COCAINE ANG TIRADA NYAN!

GUESS WHO

‘There’s a presidential aspirant who used cocaine’

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday claimed that there is a presidential candidate in the May 9, 2022 national elections who is a cocaine user.Duterte made the revelation in a speech delivered in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, as he reiterated his vow to fight illegal drugs.Duterte… Read More

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On the same day, still in Mindoro, in an evening meeting with PDP-Laban leaders, Duterte today revealed the name of the presidential aspirant he mentioned earlier in another meeting as a ‘cocaine user’ and a ‘weak leader’ :

“No, I cannot, because nandiyan si Marcos. Hindi ako bilib sa kanya. He is really a weak leader. Totoo ‘yan. Hindi ako naninira ng tao. Talagang weak kasi spoiled child, only son,” the President said when asked if he’s willing to coalesce with the PFP and Lakas-CMD party.”

Of course he can talk, he delivers English articulately, nag aral kasi kung saan-saan sa labas pero kung sabihin mong may crisis, he is a weak leader at tsaka may bagahe siya. Yan ang sinasabi ko sa inyo. Totoo ‘yan,” he added.

Ex-Duterte spokesman for Marcos for president in 2022 polls

PETER TIU LAVINA: Bongbong becoming more popular, relevant and strong

I noticed how BBM has matured and handled himself quite well. I think he has learned a lot from the cheating experience of 2016.

He has moved on; it made him a better person, a better leader. The attacks on him with regards the 2022 election have strengthened his resolve to stay above the fray, face challenges with humility, and act gentlemanly.

I observed there is no air, no hate or bitterness in his speech or action. Also, like in Mayor Sara, I see in BBM having an inner strength. He does not answer every bark of the dog in his journey. He doesn’t just dismiss them either. He absorbs them as blows to sharpen himself like what ironsmiths do to their prized swords.

Was he transformed by the renewing of his mind as in St Paul’s Letter to the Romans 12:2? His foes and critics sadly judge him by his image, particularly of the past, not rightfully by his substance of today. Big-time mistake. Nature changes people as seasons do.

To see the good in others mirrors our own values. Anger, vengeance, envy are blinders that blur our sight. I believe there is a new man in him. His name maybe old, but his aura is new.

If not spiritual rebirth, there is something in BBM that has fundamentally changed. Maybe its due to fatherhood. Maybe its simply about growing up older and wiser. Maybe there’s a profound sense in him to fulfill a mission. See how he treats debate.

For others it is show time or show off time, or chance to belittle foes, or spot faults in others. For him it is not contest or rivalry but opportunity to present his program, his views, and his message.

So, while others are focused on destroying him, bringing him down like crabs do, he has kept his eyes on the ball. To me, that is the very essence of leadership – looking forward, not backward. There is determination. His V sign is for vision signifying clear direction.

These all to me explain why his lead is gaining a lot of followers. And like in Du30’s case, the more they attack him, the more he becomes popular, strong and relevant.

PETER TIU LAVINA: Inday Sara not running for president

WAITING FOR GODOT

Call me KJ or even contra bida but I’m not one who will raise false hopes.

It’s the monthsary today when for me she said no to the presidency by filing for Mayor instead under HNP. With this, substitution becomes a no-no. As a regional party, HNP is neither eligible to nominate nor substitute for a national position.

Thus, its members cannot replace those who will withdraw or be disqualified for President, Vice President or Senator. This no was a loud one but either her unspoken word was not heard or people refused to listen. Not her fault at all and she should not be blamed for it. She’s the victim here not the villain.

She was already responding positively and concretely and not ignoring the clamor and calls “Run Sara Run” – topping pre-poll surveys, activating parallel groups, going on initial sorties, naming her spokesperson – and then her moves were hindered. Her path to Malacañang to follow the footsteps of her father was blocked.

First, she was ignored (Letter 1) and then, second, her hands were tied (Letter 2) by the ruling party. By not playing the dirty game, refusing “to be a political punching bag” she opted out of the race. This was a principled stand. For her a no was a no. No way to play with her and the destiny of the nation by this despicable manner.

In her Aug 25 statement when she exposed and rejected the two letters, she also said she was not a “last two minutes” person. It signals that she was against any tricks. There are no 11th hour game-plans or end game grand strategies at all. That happened on Oct 8 and will happen by Nov 15.

Now, claims and speculations that she will change her mind and substitute for President or VP are all wishful thinking. There are even those who are so confident “itaga nyo sa bato.” But for me these are more based on fantasy than reality.

They are good for self entertainment but will not help us raise our political maturity. Fact of the matter, she has already moved on – meeting BBM in Cebu on how HNP can help his bid for President and meeting the Villars in Las Piñas to help Sec Mark for his Senate run – while we’re stuck till Nov 15 “Waiting for Godot.”

This tragicomedy play which I already mentioned last month has a timely plot about discussing so many things while waiting for something out of nothing. Nagpa-abot og wala. Godot of course never came.

Sad. And funny. These are moments in the play that mirror our lives today. Im sad she’s not in the presidential race. I own up to the mistakes in my assessment and laugh at and learn from it.I am not a KJ or a contra bida. It’s simply me.

RETIRE FROM BOXING OR RUN FOR PRESIDENT?

Which way now Manny Pacquiao?

Pacquiao’s loss won’t diminish honor he gave the country

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 August 22, 2021

Manny Pacquiao will always be the Filipino “People’s Champ” despite failing to reclaim the World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight belt, Malacañang said on Sunday.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after Pacquiao’s unanimous… Read More