Potpourri blogs

Ninoy, Marcos, and Martial Law - A history blinded by hate

Posted Tuesday January 17, 2017 11:38:03
Martial law history

It is wrong to deny the existence of the innocent casualties of martial law. But it is equally wrong to treat as innocent victims those who by choice took up arms and embraced the communist ideology. They are rebels with a cause, and are in fact freedom fighters. To label them innocent victims is to insult the virtue and the power of their politics.

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Data found in SD cards from supposedly unused VCMs confirm poll fraud - Marcos camp

Posted Monday January 16, 2017 19:46:34
May 2016 poll workers

The camp of former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Monday, January 16, 2017, asserted that data found in many of the secure digital (SD) cards retrieved from supposedly unused vote-counting machines (VCMs) strengthened their election protest.

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Chief Justice Sereno, the PCGG, and the dismissed cases against the heirs of President Marcos

Posted Monday January 16, 2017 15:03:51
Justice Sereno

On February 8, 2012, the Supreme Court has junked the ill-gotten wealth cases against the heirs and in-laws of the late President Ferdinand Marcos due to a lack of evidence, and took the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) and the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to task for bungling the job.

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Duterte's RH order - Is Catholic Church's influence in Philippines fading?

Posted Monday January 16, 2017 12:23:22
EDSA Shrine

President Duterte's Executive Order No. 12 launching a determined, government-backed birth-control program that implements most of the provisions of the historic Reproductive Health Law of 2012 is another major indication that at last, the Catholic Church's role in the realm reserved for the State is irreversibly in decline.

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Robredo's political grave was already dug by YahooGroups

Posted Saturday January 14, 2017 12:28:18
the face of electoral fraud

The punishment for pretending you are someone you are not, hoping that wealth and power can cover up for your inadequacy, is always a steep fall from an undeserved pedestal.

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Japan seeks to limit China as Prime Minister Abe visits the Philippines

Posted Saturday January 14, 2017 11:33:37
Abe and Duterte in Davao

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the Philippines this week shows U.S. ally Tokyo's ambition to keep up with growing Chinese influence in the geopolitically strategic Southeast Asian country by ensuring steady flows of aid and investment, analysts say.

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Exercising political will - Increase SSS pensions now and get the money to pay for them later

Posted Thursday January 12, 2017 12:48:07
Duterte hikes SSS pension

As it turned out, the Cabinet meeting last Monday, January 9, 2017, did have more important matters to discuss aside from those pathetic attempts by the Yellows to bring down the government. And one of those pressing, needful things was how to deliver on President Rodrigo Duterte's promise to increase pensions of retiree-members of the Social Security System by P2,000.

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#LeniLeaks: The Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC) is the new CIA!

Posted Tuesday January 10, 2017 14:21:28
Global Filipino Diaspora Council

Conspiracy theories of yore singled out the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as the key culprit in foreign-led covert operations that sought to shepherd Philippine politics towards certain agendas. A Newsweek report cites observations that the United States has long ago "gone beyond interfering with elections" in countries around the world and has "overthrown seven governments since World War II."

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The breathtaking audacity of the lies of Loida Nicolas Lewis and Leni Robredo

Posted Tuesday January 10, 2017 12:07:00
Lewis and Robredo

"Doesn't have to be true", according to a sister of the supposed financier of a plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte, Imelda Nicolas, in one of the more memorable of the purported emails revealed in the raging #LeniLeaks controversy. "Just has to look that way."

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Leaked Robredo emails uncovered plot to oust Presedent Duterte, attack Bongbong Marcos

Posted Sunday January 08, 2017 11:51:57
Robredo email leaks

Leaked emails posted online by bloggers showed that Filipino-American supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo are allegedly behind the efforts to undermine President Rodrigo Duterte.

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New PDU30 policy - Embrace Russia just as Americans do

Posted Saturday January 07, 2017 13:37:37
Russian marines in Manila
(A Russian Marine uses a hammer to break a brick on top of his comrade's stomach during a Capability Demonstration at the Luneta Park, January 5, 2017 )

The communist bugaboo of the Russian kind has not been working anymore on Filipinos for many years, since soon after the Fall of the Berlin Wall about 20 years ago.

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Why the local communists hate President Marcos

Posted Saturday January 07, 2017 11:04:08
Ferdinand Marcos

At the height of the controversy surrounding the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to allow the burial of ex-President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Filipinos identified with the communist ideology and their red supporters in public office and in the private sector collectively spoke up against it. For them, Marcos does not deserve getting buried in a heroes' cemetery because he was responsible for the proclamation of martial law in the Philippines in September 1972.

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Declassified US cables reveal Ninoy Aquino open to supporting martial law in 1972

Posted Friday January 06, 2017 13:12:40
Ninoy Aquino martial law

In his piece "What Ninoy told the US about Marcos" published on the Inquirer today on January 6, 2017, columnist Ambeth Ocamo reveals some interesting things the late former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr reportedly told American diplomat John Forbes. Forbes documented his conversation with Aquino in a confidential telegram sent to the US State Department on September 21, 1972.

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The PET ordered the COMELEC to move faster on Bongbong Marcos' VP protest

Posted Wednesday January 04, 2017 15:42:50
Bongbong Marcos VP protest

(January 4, 2017) The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has ordered the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to immediately conduct the Automated Election System (AES) Project's closure/stripping activities for all the Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) covered by the election protest of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo.

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