Saturday, July 23, 2016

Marcos and the Spratly's

Marcos and the Spratly's

The Philippines began to assert its sovereignty over the Spratly
Islands in May 1956, when Tomas Cloma, owner of a Philippine fishing vessel company, and director of the Philippine Maritime Institute, declared the founding of the new municipality called"Kalayaan"... The Philippines sent troops to the Spratly group of islands for the first time in 1968, occupying Pagasa (Thitu Island), Likas (West York Island), Parola (Northeast Cay), Kota (Loaita Island, Lawak (Nanshan Island), Pugad (Southwest Cay), Patag (Flat Island) and Panata
(Lankiam Cay)... Later Rizal (Commodore Reef) and Balagtas(Irving Reef) was occupied... The Spratlys Goup of Islands are said to be rich in natural resources and soon became the focal point of disputes by nearby countries.

The Philippine government incorporated the Kalayaan group into Palawan Province as a municipality in April 1972, and claimed in 1974 that "Its location rendered it strategically important to Philippine national security"... To further the claim of the Philippines on the island group, then President Ferdinand Marcos, on 11 June 1978, formally annexed the islands through the issuance of Presidential Decrees...

Things became heated in the area when naval forces from the People's Republic of China fought the South Vietnamese navy for control of the nearby Paracels in 1974 and the devious take-over of South Vietnamese of Pugad or Southwest Cay in 1975 months prior to the fall of South Vietnam... Philippine naval and air forces were doing everything it can to fortify RP held islands and reefs and the construction of a runway at Pagasa island...

Meanwhile around the mid 1970s modernization effort for the PAF fighter force was at hand with the planned acquisition of Northrop F-5E/F fighters, but supply of the platforms will take time... But with the developing situation in the Spratlys, the PAF settled with refurbished Crusaders (35 were bought; 25 operational and 10 for spare parts) in 1977-78... The F-8Hs replaced the F-86F Sabrejets and operated alongside F-5A/Bs in PAF Air Defense and fighter operations...

Despite initial problems in transition, the PAF F-8H Crusaderoperating from Antonio Bautista Air Base soon flew continuous air reconnaissance and patrol flights over the disputed islands... The Crusader missions assured air superiority for the Philippine military forces in the Kalayaan Island Group... Capable of maritme strike the F-8H Crusaders in addition to the strong Philippine Navy presence,deterred the Chinese and Vietnamese from ever confronting the Philippines well into the 1980s, despite bloody Chinese and Vietnameseengagements happening in the area during that time

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Reasons to visit the Philippines

Reasons to visit Philippines

1. Philippine Hospitality

The Philippine hospitality is a character of the Filipinos known all around the world. A trait that is known by tourists who has visited the country. Welcoming but respectful always happy and smiling, friendly and fun loving citizens makes the Philippines a wonderful destination to include in your itinerary.

2. Large shopping Malls

If you are into shopping then Philippines is the place for you.Why? of the 10 largest malls in the world 3 of them is in the Philippines. Namely SM North, SM Mega mall and Mall of Asia. Located in Manila these Malls are abundant in the country in which almost all the major cities of the Philippines has one or two of these malls. Well for a typical Filipino malls are places not to shop but for cooling since these malls are fully air conditioned.


The weather in the Philippines is tropical. Two seasons in a year the summer and the rainy season. The best time is after the rainy season usually March because summer is just starting. But there other places that you can visit even if it is raining. 

4. To ride the jeepney "King of the Road"

The Philippine jeepney aka king of the road is a Philippine icon that is everywhere in the country. This vehicle is a world war II assembly from the willy's jeep of the American soldiers. The willy's jeep were modified to have more passengers and were given artistic designs by the Filipinos. The Philippine jeepney is the number 1 means of transportation in the country.

5. The Philippine Foods

Foods offered in the country are more of exotic to the taste of foreigners. Like the "balut" or the Sinigang. A tropical country bounded by ocean the Philippines has different types of food from Chinese dishes like pancit to Spanish like the arroz valenciana. But the native foods are dishes that are easy to prepare like the adobo or the tinola.

6. Nature, Flora and Fauna

Since the country is tropical you will find Philippines home to rich wildlife. Different species of wildlife from amphibian to reptile and birds are abundant in the country. Flowers and orchids are everywhere. Bohol is home to Tarsier one of the smallest monkey in the world. 

7. Beaches, Caves and Islands

The coastline of the country is home to finest beaches in the world. From Luzon to Mindanao beaches are everywhere. From Luzon you will find Pagudpod with white sands and the Spanish colonial avenues of Calle crisologo to Zamboanga del norte in Mindanao where Dakak a world class beach can be found. Truly the country is blessed with natural beaches and islands.

8. Nightlife and festivities

Not only in Manila but almost every big city of the country is bustling with joints of different kinds of clubs. From simple karaoke bar to noisy band dancing clubs the country is filled    with  different joints to enjoy. Ermita or Quezon city to Olongapo and Cebu these places are filled with clubs that will make your night a night to remember.

9. Massage or the Philippine Hilot

 Pamper your body with a good massage.

One of the greatest things to do in Philippines is pampering your body with a good massage. Massage places and spas are all over the country,from luxury spas to massage ladies on the beach, you will find them
almost everywhere. I can highly recommend trying a Swedish massage, 
it's a full body massage with oil.  
Or the Philippine Hilot where you can have a relaxing massage for just 250 pesos.  

10. Booze is very Cheap

The best place to go if you are into drinking is the Philippines. Different kinds of alcoholic beverages are available from whiskey to Rhum from wine to beer the country is home to cheap alcoholic beverages. You can have Red horse a strong beer with alcohol contents higher than ordinary beer for only  1 or 2 dollars. 2 dollars for a liter of Emperador lights whisky or a bottle of Ginebra san miguel. In clubs they are sold a little bit higher but still costs less compared to other countries.

11. No Language Barrier

If you are a tourist visiting another country the biggest problem that you may encounter is the language barrier. But here in the Philippines that is not a problem. 80 percent of the population knows how to speak English. It is like a second language for Filipino people, English language is included in the curriculum of schools and colleges. Aside from that Filipinos like      watching hollywood movies so understanding the language is quite easy for the Filipinos.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Human Rights for Drug Lords?

Human Rights for Drug Lords?

President Rodrigo Duterte known for his anti drugs campaign is making waves now barely a week acting as the 16th president of the Philippines. Drug pushers are on the run since last week because of the massive campaign against drug users and drug pushers. Announcing the names of the High ranking police officers who are involved in the drug trade has been in the news for several days now. The police and PDEA has been arresting and even gunning down pushers who resist arrest. The campaign on illegal drugs by the president has been his advocacy since he was still Mayor of Davao making Davao  a clean city, a city with the smallest crime rate under the leadership of then Mayor Duterte. In the campaign period prior to the presidential election Duterte promised to clean the country of drugs in 6 months, this made his critics raised their eyebrows questioning his ability on how to eliminate drug problems in just 6 months.

Death squads doing Summary executions of suspected drug pushers in Davao when He was still the Mayor has been rumored to be the arms of his advocacy. It is in His nature to act more and speak little. A trait that charmed the Filipino nation catapulting Duterte to the highest position of the land. 16 million Filipinos voted President Duterte hoping that change will come. And now that drastic measures are being made to ensure his promise will be fulfilled oppositions that include Senator Leila De Lima is opposing the executions citing Human Rights for the suspected drug lords.

"When it comes to anti-human rights policies I will definitely be an opposition, oppositionist and a fiscalizer," De Lima said in a press conference after being proclaimed as senator-elect.

De Lima, however, stressed that summary executions are illegal, inhumane and unconstitutional.

"Summary execution is murder. Summary execution is criminal," De Lima said

The nation now stands to see what will be the outcome of these events. Divided on the issue the Filipinos are weighing which is the best solution. Drugs is a tough problem, it is not easy to fight a multi million trade that involves high ranking officers.
In some countries drugs is a part of their economy, even in history after the world war where countries rely heavily in exporting drugs to maintain their economy. The fight on drugs is a fight that will need not only the government agencies but the whole nation as well. It is a cancer that slowly eats away the democracy of a country, slowly eating the future of the youth and corrupting their minds. It is a problem that will find its way up to the highest ranking officers of our country. 

SUMMARY EXECUTION OF DRUG LORDS? For me it is not an issue, violating  the rights of the few to save millions of lives is a bargain I am willing to take. But that is my opinion, others will have theirs differently. But then 16 million voted a man to make a change, now he is doing it, might as well support him.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Magic of President Rodrigo Duterte

The Magic of President Rodrigo Duterte

16th President of the Republic of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte

Reluctant to enter the presidential race at first,President Rodrigo Duterte is now the 16th president of the Republic of the Philippines. .Every Filipino must have been exhausted in believing that the government can solve the problems that the Philippines is facing now. Filipinos are looking for someone who will stand and create a difference and eventually steer the Philippines to economic growth.

The Filipinos are hopeful that one day a man will emerge to lead the people to place the Philippines on top again. To help the Philippines stand on its own once again and prove once more that the Filipinos are worth dying for. Maybe President Duterte will answer those questions or maybe he will be another Joseph Estrada.  The objective is already in place, the backbone of our country the judiciary will most likely intervene with the type of ruling that President Duterte wants. But the real question is the people. The Filipino's have decided that President Duterte will steer the country to economic growth for the next 6 years.

 The fight against drugs is a feat which the present administration will have to excel at. Drug problem in our country is a menace not only to ordinary citizens but to our youth who is the future of our country. Problems on drugs have produced other forms of criminal activities from theft to murder. The victims of these heinous crimes deserved to have justice. Rape and other forms of drug related incidents that leads to criminality has been hounding the pasts administrations. The so called protectors of these trade should be put behind bars, but for President Duterte these people should be executed which human rights advocates do not agree.

Just a week in the office but hundreds of drug dependents and pushers have shown their willingness to stop selling and using drugs. The cops are catching loads of drugs and its dealer almost everyday. If these trend continuous then maybe drug trade in the country will be minimize so is criminality which of course arises with the rise of drug use. 

Many says that this is only a fad or ningas cogon a trait of the Filipinos to start something and leave what their doing in the middle of the work. But then this drive of President Duterte has been his advocacy for the last 22 years, He has been fighting drugs since his tenure as a Mayor started. This made Davao a clean city where he implemented a no drug policy. Many questions his actions and ways in dealing with these criminals, which includes execution of drug pushers in the city of Davao but for those 16 million Filipinos who voted him as president then maybe the Filipinos are looking for someone who will act and not just talk.

But one man alone cannot solve all of these problems. He will need the cooperation not only the government but the whole nation as well. Big and small help will greatly reduce these problems, this time the Filipinos should work as one, the Filipinos should strive harder to achieve one common goal and that is to make our country prosperous again, to make Filipinos proud again to let the whole world know that we can stand together and be a powerful nation again.

President Duterte will be an inspiration to all Filipinos and he has been an inspiration an example to follow by doing a great deal of action and not just sitting and talking. He has shown to every Filipino that if we will do it we can do it.

The true Magic of President Duterte is his accomplishments in the government service. He has no stain when it comes to graft and corruption, and the manly implementation of the law in Davao that made Davao a peaceful city. Maybe the Filipinos are tired of promises; maybe the Filipinos are not satisfied with the performance of the past administrations that they are looking for a big change. In conclusion The true and real Magic of Duterte is the hope he gives to every Filipinos, hope that gave him the presidency, hope that his actions and leadership , will bring about change in the government.

The life of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino

The life of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino

Nov. 27,1932 - Aug. 21, 1983

Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. was born on November 27, 1932. His father, Benigno S. Aquino, Sr. was a prominent member of the World War II Japanese collaborationist government of José P. Laurel, as Vice-President. His mother was Doña Aurora Aquino-Aquino who was also his father’s third cousin. His brothers and sisters include: Mila Aquino Albert, Linda Aquino Martinez, Maur Aquino Lichauco, Ditas Aquino Valdez, Lupita Aquino Kashiwahara, Agapito (Butz) Aquino, Paul Aquino, Tessie Aquino Oreta. He married Corazon Cojuanco on October 11, 1954

Education. Aquino was educated in private schools — St. Joseph’s College, Ateneo de Manila, National University, and De La Salle College. He finished high school at San Beda College. Aquino took his tertiary education at the Ateneo de Manila to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree, but he interrupted his studies. According to one of his biographies, he considered himself to be an average student; his grade was not in the line of 90’s nor did it fall into the 70’s.

Ninoy took up law at the University of the Philippines, where he became a member of the Upsilon Sigma Phi, the same fraternity of Ferdinand Marcos. He interrupted his studies again however to pursue a career in journalism.

According to Máximo V. Soliven, Aquino “later ‘explained’ that he had decided to go to as many schools as possible, so that he could make as many new friends as possible.” In early 1954, he was appointed by President Ramon Magsaysay, his wedding sponsor to his 1953 wedding at the Our Lady of Sorrows church in Pasay with Corazon Cojuangco, to act as personal emissary to Luis Taruc, leader of the Hukbalahap rebel group. After four months of negotiations, he was credited for Taruc’s unconditional surrender.

Political Career. Beningo Aquino was no stranger to Philippine politics. He came from a family that had been involved with some of the country’s political heavyweights. His grandfather served under President Aguinaldo, while his father held office under Presidents Quezon and Laurel.

1954. Special Assistant to President Ramon Magsaysay.  He negotiated the surrender of HUK Supremo Luis Taruc (May 16, 1954).
1955. Elected as youngest mayor of his hometown, Concepcion, Tarlac at the age of 22.
1956. Press Officer, Philippine-American Military Bases Agreement negotiations.
1957. Special Assistant to President Carlos P. Garcia.
1959. Elected as the youngest Vice-Governor of Tarlac Province at 26 years old.  He was elected Secretary General of the League of Provincial Governors and City Mayors.
1961. Became Governor in 1961 after the Governor’s resignation.
1963. Elected Governor of Tarlac Province at age 31.  He won in all 17 towns of the province, posting the highest majority ever garnered by a gubernatorial candidate in the province.
1964. Philippine Delegate, Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) Conference held in Korea.
1965. Special Assistant to President Diosdado Macapagal.  He accompanied President Macapagal in State visits to Cambodia and Indonesia.  Spokesperson of Philippine Delegation – Afro-Asian conference in Algiers, Africa.
1966. Project Director of Tarlac “Project Spread”.  A joint understanding of the National Economic Council (Philippine Government) and the U.S.A.I.D., which was designed to increase rural income.
1967. Elected as the youngest Senator of the Philippines at 35 years old as the lone opposition (Liberal Party) candidate to survive the election sweep made by President Marcos Nacionalista Party.  He was also elected as Secretary-General of the Liberal Party.
1968. Author of several speeches, and many articles while serving as a public servant.  These are contained in the book “A Garrison State in the Make and other Speeches” by Senator Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino, Jr. (BSAF Publication).  Senator Aquilino also authored / co-authored several bills filed in approved congress to benefit the masses.  He also authored several privilege speeches printed in the “Ninoy Aquino – Speech Series,” 1968 – 1970s.
1970. Resource person for the Philippines in the International Institute of Strategic Studies, London.
1971. Member of the Philippine Delegation of the Asian Conference on the Cambodian Question, Jakarta, Indonesia.
1972. Philippine Delegate to the International Conference on Japan and the Evolving world, sponsored by the International Institute for Strategic Studies of London, at Mount Fuji, Japan.  He was also the July 4th guest speaker of Filipino communities in Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco U.S.A.

Early Journalism Years. Journalism remained his particular vocation in spite of his entry into politics and from time to time he wrote “perspective articles” for such publications as “Foreign Affairs Quarterly” and the “Pacific Community.”

1950. Manila Times Newspaper reported at age 17; Manila Times War correspondent  in Korea.
1952. Manila Times Foreign Correspondent in Southeast Asia (assigned to Indo-China, covered the last moment of French colonialism in Asia, at Dien Bien Phu.  He was later posted to Malaya to cover the British counter-insurgency efforts under General Templar.
1952. He agreed (while already a Senator and in the name of Journalism) to conduct a weekly television news analysis, entitled “Insight” for Channel 5, upon the urging of his former publisher of the Manila Times, Mr. Chino Roces.  He kept this up until his arrest in 1972 by the people responsible for the Martial Law regime.

Major Awards. His achievements at such a young age earned him the moniker “Wonder Boy of Philippine politics.” Other awards of Ninoy Aquino are the following:

1950. Philippine Legion of Honor, Officer Degree, awarded by President Elpidio Quirino for “Meritorious Service” to the Philippines for his coverage of the Philippine Expeditionary Force to the Korean War.
1954. Philippine Legion of Honor, Commander degree, awarded by President Ramon Magsaysay for “exemplary meritorious service” to the Filipino people negotiating the coverage of HUK Supremo Luis Taruc.
1957. First Bronze Anahaw Leaf, Philippine Legion of Honor, conferred by President Ramon Magsaysay, for services in the peace and order campaign.
1960. Voted one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) in the field of public service.
1968-1971. Outstanding Senator, voted yearly by the Philippine Free Press, the Philippine leading political weekly magazine.
1971. Man of the Year, voted by the Philippine Free Press, citing him for the leadership he showed when his party’s leadership was bombed in Plaza Miranda, the Philippines’ equivalent to Hyde Park.  He led his party’s campaign “with courage, with distinction” despite threats to arrest him, made by then President Marcos.  He led the Liberal Party to a 6-2 victory in the Philippine Senate elections, which catapulted him to become the No. 1 presidential contender in the 1973 elections.

Martial Law Years. The declaration of martial law on September 21, 1972 ushered in the defining phase in Ninoy’s evolution as a leader. Before then, it was generally assumed that he would ascend to the nation’s highest office as the Liberal Party’s standard bearer in the 1973 presidential elections. Instead, he wound up the most high-profile political prisoner as Ferdinand Marcos suspended the Constitution, abolished Congress, silenced the opposition and the media, and ruled by decree on the pretext that he needed emergency powers to quell a communist insurgency and a Muslim secessionist rebellion.

September 22, 1972. Ninoy was arrested, detained and imprisoned at Fort Bonifacio and in Laur, Nueva Ecija for 7 years and 7 months, mostly in solitary confinement.
April 4, 1975 – May 13, 1975. He went on a protest hunger strike while in prison.

May 8, 1980. Released from Fort Bonifacio to undergo a triple heart bypass at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
May 13, 1980. Operated and successfully given a triple bypass in Dallas, Texas.
1980-1982. Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs.
1982-1983. Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies.

August 21, 1983. Assassinated at the airport seconds after disembarking in China Airlines jet from Taipei.

August 31, 1983. Ninoy’s funeral march from Sto. Domingo Church, Quezon City to ManilaMemorial Park, Paranaque, was the “longest funeral march in world’s history.” Around two million people joined the funeral.

The assassination of Benigno Aquino led to the Famous Edsa revolution ousting President Ferdinand Marcos. His wife Cory Aquino was declared President in 1986 making her the first woman to become the president of the Philippines.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Did you know? "10 Facts about President Ferdinand Marcos"

10 Facts about President Ferdinand Marcos

1. Marcos has a photographic memory

Senator Mirriam Santiago can attest that Marcos indeed has a photographic memory. She once served as Marcos speech writer and one time the secretary of justice forgot to inform her that Marcos will have a speech so she made a speech of about 20 t0 25 pages and in that evening Marcos recited the speech from memory.

2 Marcos topped the 1939 Bar exam despite in jail for 27 days

President Marcos topped the Bar exam in 1939 in almost all the aspect of the law. Criminal Law, International Law, Legal ethics, Civil Law, Procedural Law,Commercial Law and Political Law averaging 98.01 a feat that is very hard to achieved

3. He launched the first Philippine made rocket

 "The defenses of the Philippines cannot be left to the alliance with other countries. We must assume that there will be contingencies where even the United States may not be ready to come to our assistance"

When former President Marcos explained this nobody knew that here in the future the truth in guarding our territory will be at stake. And now that the Chinese are already occupying the spratly's maybe our leaders should have strengthen our defenses. Marcos has foreseen this and true enough we are the one's who will witness these events unfolding in our very own eyes.

4.There are people who worship Him as a God

Rodolfo Cabusao the leader of the cult said that after the death of Marcos in 1989 Marcos appeared in his dream and proclaimed that He is God's disciple. Since then they worship Marcos like a saint.

5. Marcos wanted Ninoy to be his successor

Marcos regarded Ninoy as the best man to suceed him in the office. He thinks that Ninoy is the most promising among the politicians that time. But this did not materialize because some of the allies of Marcos was irked at the idea that many believe it was not Marcos but people  close to Marcos was the culprit behind the assasination of the Senator.

6. He was an aglipayan but became a Catholic to marry Imelda.

Marcos was born as an Aglipayan in Ilocos but when he met Imelda he was convinced by Imelda to convert to Catholic so that he can marry her.

7. He courted Imelda for only 11 days and went on to marry her.

When Marcos was still a Congressman he met the"Rose of Tacloban". He fell in love with her and after 11 days of courtship married Imelda in a whirlwind romance. They even made President Ramon Magsaysay their principal sponsor.

8. Marcos was into hugot lines

"I do not believe in long courtship. Its a waste of time. If I love the person I will tell her right away. But for you I will make an exception just love me now and I will court you forever"

9. All of the country's specialty hospitals were built during his term.

Marcos achievements are far too many to mention but we still reap the benefits of those projects up to now. These specialty hospitals that are still in service until now will attest to the kind of leadership that he has. Unfortunately not all of the Filipinos believe him that they looked at him the other way around.

10. Quote of President Marcos that is a question until now

" I often wonder what I will be remembered in the History for? A Scholar? A Military Hero Or a Builder?"

Each of us has his or her opinion but as the saying goes "You cannot erase history and Marcos is a part of Philippine history"

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Who was better?

Who was better?

Who fared better as President of the Philippines? The late strongman Ferdinand Marcos has claimed the Kalayaan groups of islands while other neighboring Asian countries watch. Showing the might of our AFP which he showed the that we can guard our territories by building a runway and putting jets on our air space.on the claimed islands. We were far ahead when it comes to technology and defenses compared to other Asian countries. When He was ousted our economy and our defenses dwindled up to a point when we ourselves cannot defend our territories. And now we should ask ourselves, did we made a mistake when we oust Marcos? 

Presidential Decree No. 1596, s. 1978
The Philippines began to assert its sovereignty over the Spratly
Islands in May 1956, when Tomas Cloma, owner of a Philippine fishing
vessel company, and director of the Philippine Maritime Institute,
declared the founding of the new municipality called "Kalayaan"... The
Philippines sent troops to the Spratly group of islands for the first
time in 1968, occupying Pagasa (Thitu Island), Likas (West York
Island), Parola (Northeast Cay), Kota (Loaita Island, Lawak (Nanshan
Island), Pugad (Southwest Cay), Patag (Flat Island) and Panata
(Lankiam Cay)... Later Rizal (Commodore Reef) and Balagtas (Irving
Reef) was occupied... The Spratlys Goup of Islands are said to be rich
in natural resources and soon became the focal point of disputes by
nearby countries.
WHEREAS, by reason of their proximity the cluster of islands and islets in the South China Sea situated within the following:
From a point [on the Philippine Treaty Limits] at latitude 7°40′ North and longitude 116°00′ East of Greenwich, thence due West along the parallel of 7°40′ N to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 112°10′ E, thence due north along the meridian of 112°10′ E to its intersection with the parallel of 9°00′ N, thence northeastward to the intersection of the parallel of 12°00′ N with the meridian of longitude 114° 30′ E, thence, due East along the parallel of 12°00′ N to its intersection with the meridian of 118° 00′ E, thence, due South along the meridian of longitude 118°00′ E to its intersection with the parallel of 10°00′ N, thence Southwestwards to the point of beginning at 7°40′ N, latitude and 116° 00′ E longitude.
are vital to the security and economic survival of the Philippines;
WHEREAS, much of the above area is part of the continental margin of the Philippine archipelago;
WHEREAS, these areas do not legally belong to any state or nation but, by reason of history, indispensable need, and effective occupation and control established in accordance with international law, such areas must now be deemed to belong and subject to the sovereignty of the Philippines;
WHEREAS, while other states have laid claims to some of these areas, their claims have lapsed by abandonment and can not prevail over that of the Philippines on legal, historical, and equitable grounds.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers in me vested by the Constitution, do hereby decree as follows:
SECTION 1. The area within the following boundaries:
From a point [on the Philippine Treaty Limits] at latitude 7°40′ North and longitude 116°00′ East of Greenwich, thence due West along the parallel of 7° 40′ N to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 112°10′ E, thence due north along the meridian of 112°10′ E to its intersection with the parallel of 9°00′ N, thence northeastward to the inter-section of the parallel of 12°00′ N with the meridian of longitude 114° 30′ E, thence, due East along the parallel of 12°00′ N to its intersection with the meridian of 118°00′ E, thence, due South along the meridian of longitude 118° 00′ E to its intersection with the parallel of 10°00′ N, thence Southwestwards to the point of beginning at 7°40′ N, latitude and 116° 00′ E longitude;
including the sea-bed, sub-soil, continental margin and air space shall belong and be subject to the sovereignty of the Philippines. Such area is hereby constituted as a distinct and separate municipality of the Province of Palawan and shall be known as “Kalayaan.”
SEC. 2. Pending the election of its regular officials and during the period of emergency declared in Proclamation No. 1081, and unless earlier provided by law, the administration and government of the area shall be vested in the Secretary National Defense or in such officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as may designate.
SEC. 3. This Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 11th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-eight.
President of the Philippines
By the President:
Presidential Executive Assistant
Source: Presidential Management Staff

What did the Aquino's accomplished in the past 30 years Filipinos work abroad because they cannot find a decent job in the Philippines. They claimed that Marcos plundered the country but what Marcos did in 20 years is peanuts compared to what they did the last 30 years. They had the luxury of plundering the country and look saintly because of our bias media people. These media has brainwashed the whole country to make the Marcoses look bad but looking back they are angry at the Marcoses simply because they wanted to have power and Marcos wont give them any. They made privatization look good but now that our government doesn't own anything making them rely heavily on people's taxes. Simply putting the burden of the economy to the people. That's how genius these people who ousted Marcos.
So if by merely asking who was better then maybe Marcos is a better choice.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

I was robbed by 3 million votes "Marcos"

I was robbed by 3 million votes "Bongbong Marcos"

Defeated Vice presidential candidate Senator Bongbong Marcos will file an election protest on June 28 againts Camarines Sur Rep,Leni Robredo who beat him by a narrow margin of 200,000 votes. He told a news conference that massive vote rigging robbed him of 3 million votes.
 "These are the under votes,voided votes and null votes. They number about 3 million votes and that was taken away from me" he added.
 He expressed confidence that he would win the protest that he will file in the Supreme court "Eventually I will take the seat that would be kept warm for me (Robredo) he said.

Marcos said he would submit a detailed report in his protest how he was cheated where and who ordered the cheating.
"We did not expect that this was going to be so coarse, so shameless, so rude. We could not imagine that people in high office could do it" He said in mixture of English and Tagalog language.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pnoy surprised Bongbong Almost won

Pinoy surprised Bongbong almost won

President Noynoy Aquino could not believe that Senator Bongbong Marcos almost won the Vice presidential race. "After all the the sufferings of the country during the Martial Law years still the namesake of the author of Martial Law former president Ferdinand Marcos his son Bongbong almost won." Bongbong's vice presidential bid almost gave him the vice presidency losing only to Leni Robredo by a narrow margin of 200,000 votes. "For me that is an impossibility"quips Pnoy.
Aquino whose father was detained and assassinated during the Marcos regime openly campaigned against the bid of Senator Bongbong Marcos. Pnoy was against the Marcoses returning to power adding that the people should learn from the lessons of the Martial Law. He said that he belittled the power of social media which greatly affected the votes of the younger generations. 

"We should have done a better job of explaining how power used incorrectly can be abused to the detriment of our people" he added.

Netizen's Asked President Duterte "Make BBM deputy president"

Netizen's Asked President Duterte "Make BBM deputy president"

A petition letter was sent to asking President elect Rodrigo Duterte to appoint Bongbong Marcos as his deputy president. It was posted last June 5,2016 by a certain Midas Marcos. It cites that the presidency of President elect Rodrigo Duterte will be secure if he appoints Senator Bong bong Marcos his Deputy President.
The petition has already 2000 signers and is expected to rise come this weekend. The petitioner also cited that during the campaign period Duterte was asked if Leni will not win what post can he offer to the candidate which Duterte replied that she will be deputy president and now that Leni has been proclaimed as vice president then maybe that offer should be given to Bong Bong Marcos.
Marcos supporters says that Bong bong Marcos is a perfect match to the presidency of Duterte because Bong bong Marcos will protect it from the interest of oligarch's and the Aquino's.

Who ordered the killing of Ninoy Aquino?

The assasination of Ninoy Aquino


Who ordered the assassination of Ninoy Aquino? Her widow Corazon Aquino who became president of the Philippines and now His son Noynoy Aquino the 15th president of the country both has not unraveled the truth behind the assassination of Ninoy Aquino. 33 years and still the truth continuous to elude us of who is the real culprit on the killing of Ninoy. Or they already unraveled the truth but deny the public of the real findings on this sensational topic. The assassination of Ninoy in front of the public 33 years ago ignited a revolution that became a power, famously called the Edsa revolution. Another term is the people power which toppled the government of then President Ferdinand Marcos.
Question is who will benefit the most by killing Ninoy? Is it the Marcoses or there are other groups who orchestrated this and let the Marcoses take the blame? What will be the benefits of the Marcoses in killing Ninoy? The powerful people now who are mostly victims of the Martial Law under the Marcos regime are putting the blame on the Marcoses but havent any evidence to pinpoint who exactly is responsible. Marcos who is considered to be the most intelligent president that the Philippines ever had may also be victim by wrong accusation? Why would he lift the death sentence of Ninoy when he will also order his assassination? That is not making any sense.
Maybe Ninoy was a sacrificial goat because it was his death that started the toppling of the Marcos regime. Maybe it was a plan that killing Ninoy will start a revolution. 33 years and still so many questions are left unanswered. 33 years and still we are guessing who really ordered Ninoys killing.
But thinking of what has happened and who benefited the most i might as well conclude the maybe both Marcos and Ninoy were victims. Ninoy who was assassinated and Marcos who was blamed for the assassination. Still the question is "Who ordered the killing of Ninoy?"

Monday, June 6, 2016

Ferdinand Marcos projects are awesome

5 million per head bounty for drug lords

5 million per head bounty for drug lords

President elect Rodrigo Duterte said that he has enough money that was not spent in his campaign period that he will use it as a bounty for the heads of the drug lords. A 1 billion fund was estimated to have been available for this campaign since the bounty was 5 million per head. 5 million per will be 200 heads for 1 billion as Duterte was heard saying  “ I have money good for 200 persons”.
He also stressed that the money came from unspent campaign funds.  He said that there was no money at the start of the campaign period but when his position shoot to top of the survey money came pouring from donors. Although he refused some of those who he thinks has vested interest but most came from longtime friends.
Duterte made a campaign promise to eradicate crime and drugs in the first six months of his tenure. He was even heard saying he will burn down the National Bilibid prison because thousand of drug suspects are detained in NBP. He even claimed that one fourth of the market for illegal drugs came from NBP so if he burned the NBP to the ground he can put an end to one source of illegal drugs in the country.
He also said that any law abiding citizen has the authority to arrest drug suspects under the law and can kill him if the suspect fights back when arrested.
He even proposed hanging convicted drug felons to serve as example. Duterte is pushing for the restoration of death penalty as a deterrent against crime and illegal activities. Former senator Pimental hinted that Duterte may be asking the people whether to bring back death penalty or to go vigilante against criminal.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

I will allow President Marcos to be buried in Heroe's cemetery "Duterte"

I will allow President Marcos to be buried in Heroe's cemetery "Duterte"

President elect Rodrigo Duterte plans to make his promise true when he said on his campaign in Ilocos that he will allow President Marcos sr. to be buried in Libingan ng mga Bayani. When he was asked when would be the burial might take place he said "that can be arranged immediately". 
Asked what will be the effect of this move on his presidency he quipped "This will heal the nation" he also added that it has long been overdue and this has caused division among the Filipinos.

Last October 2015 Mar Roxas said that Marcos should not be buried in Libingan ng mga Bayani citing that the former president was not a hero.
 Wala pa tayong closure eh (We haven’t had closure)” GMA News online cited Roxas statement in a Radio interview with DZMM

On September 28, 1989 Marcos died of lung, kidney and liver complications in Hawaii. 3 years after he and his family were exiled. President Corazon Aquino denied Marcos’ return to the Philippines. Thus Marcos’ remains was interred in a private air conditioned mausoleum at Byodo-in a Japanese Buddhist temple on the the island of Oahu. 

President Fidel Ramos was the one that allowed the return of Marcoses in the Philippines but did not grant the petition of Former First Lady Imelda Marcos to bury Ferdinand Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani.

 Former president Ferdinand Marcos body whose remains are still on public display at the mausoleum at Batac still awaits to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani . According to his family until the government yields to their demand of a burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani the remains of Marcos will be on public display on the mausoleum in Batac.

Natutuwa ba tayo sa nangyari noong Martial Law? Ano nangyari doon, di ba? Bayani ba siya?(Were we happy about what happened during the Martial Law? Whatever happened there right? Was he a hero?) quipped Roxas
 “Kung bayani ba sya at napagpasyahan ng sambayanan na bayani sya eh di doon siya ilibing sa Libingan ng mga Bayani” Roxas also said that the public should decide whether or not Marcos deserves a spot in the heroes cemetery in Taguig city.

(If he’s a hero then let the people decide and then well bring him there in Libingan ng mga Bayani)

According to the Armed Forces of the Philippines Regulation G 161-373 the issued in 1986 by the late President Corazon Aquino and Former President Fidel Ramos that the allocation of the cemetery plots can be those who are

  • Medal of Valor awardees
  • President of the Philippines as the Commander in chief of the AFP
  • Department of National Defense Secretary
  • AFP Chief of Staff
  • AFP Generals
  • Active and retired military staff of the AFP
  • Former AFP members who laterally entered and joined the Philippine National Police and Philippine Coast Guard
  • Veterans of the Philippine revolution of 1896, the first and second world war, as well as recognized guerillas
  • Government dignitaries, statesman, national artist and other deceased persons whose interment or re interment has been approved by the Commander in Chief, Congress or the Secretary of National Defense
  • Former Presidents, secretaries of National Defense, Chiefs of staff

Marcos’ burial on his birthday on September 11 – he would be 99 years old if he were alive – would be “okay” with Duterte.
“I don’t mind as long as it’s the appropriate time to bury him,” he said.
Duterte first promised to give Marcos a hero’s burial last February while campaigning in Ilocos Norte, home province of the Marcoses.