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Monday, May 30, 2016

EQ Analysis:Why Bongbong Marcos Lost to Leni Robredo!

Why Bongbong Marcos Lost to Leni Robredo
1) The Best Woman Won!
Among other vice presidential contenders, Robredo said she’s the only one vocal about her stance against the abuses under the dictatorial regime of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, whose son and namesake Senator Bongbong Marcos is running against her.
When asked if her anti-martial law stance became the reason her numbers have gone up since the campaign started, she answered in the affirmative.
Remember the 30, 000 Victims of Martial Law!
Rape; sexual assault; beatings; electrocution; enforced disappearances; being buried alive; shot in cold blood; hog-tied; water torture; solitary confinement; sleep deprivation.
“Mukhang sa aming lahat, ako lang yung very vocal about martial law. ‘Yung sa akin, hindi naman personal ‘yon about Bongbong, pero para sa akin, yung martial law kasi isang issue na I feel strongly about,” she said in an interview in Balayan Municipality.
Robredo said the assassination of democracy icon and former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., who was a staunch critic of the older Marcos, sparked her and her late husband Jesse Robredo’s political awakening.
“Kaming mag asawa parehas kaming umuwi sa Naga because of the Edsa (revolution). Pareho kaming na-inspire na maglingkod sa gobyerno. Hindi pa kami magkakilala at that time pero from the (Aquino’s) assassination until Edsa, active kami sa street protests kaya sa akin, ramdam na ramdam ko yung paghingi ng hustisya ng lahat ng biktima ng martial law, kaya very vocal ako doon kasi ‘yon ang umpisa. Nagumpisa ako sa struggle na ‘yon. Hindi pwedeng 30 years after kakalimutan na lang ‘yon,” she said.
Rodrigo Duterte said if he fails to stop criminality in three months, he will resign and give the presidency to 
Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
"I will declare martial law and shut down the 
Senate and Congress!"
DUTERTE
2) DUTERTE/MARCOS :The WORST Possible Combination for the Philippines!
From Philippine Star:
Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte said if he is elected president and fails to stop criminality in three months, he will resign and give the presidency to Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
“If elected president, give me about three to six months I will get rid of corruption, drugs and criminality,” Duterte said.
However, he admitted that he needs everyone’s cooperation in order to achieve this goal.
“They say my timeline is ambitious, you know if I am already president, in the third month I am sitting there as president and I fail because nobody believes me, I really cannot do it even if you give me 10 years of rule.
“Eh mabuti magsibat na lang kayo, or ako. Kung hindi ko magawa 'yan sa tatlong buwan e 'di ibigay ko na lang kay Bongbong (If I fail in three months, better leave the country or I will step down and give the presidency to Bongbong),” Duterte said.
Duterte added that he has a bond with Bongbong because during the term of President Ferdinand Marcos, Duterte’s father was a member of the cabinet as the secretary of general services.
He described his father as a true “Marcos boy.”
“Speaking of loyalty and friendship, I am proud to say that my father was a close ally of President Marcos until his death,” he added.
“In hindsight now, looking at the horizon of political deludes he was still the best and the brightest. I can say that because I was around (during the Marcos years),” Duterte said.
He also said that his template of governance is Ferdinand Marcos's, using the military and police in solving criminality.
“He never hesitated really to use the forces of government to get what he really wanted to do to govern the country,” he said.
3) Leni Robredo: "Bongbong, you owe the country an apology for the Marcos misdeeds!"
MANILA - Vice-presidential candidate Congresswoman Leni Robredo on Wednesday said Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. owes the country an apology for what his father did during the dictatorship. 
"Ako oo, kasi sa akin, 'yung pagsabi mo lang na hindi ikaw 'yung iyong nakaraan, ano 'yun, parang dine-defy niya 'yun lahat ng natutunan natin, na kung sino tayo ngayon, produkto 'yun ng ating nakaraan. Yung sa akin, hindi tayo makakamove forward kung wala tayong acceptance ng mga mali in the past," Robredo said on 
dzMM's forum with 2016 candidates, ''Ikaw Na Ba? Para sa Pamilyang Pilipino,'' on Wednesday, when asked whether Marcos Jr., one of her vice-presidential opponents, should apologize. 
"'Pag sinabi mo na walang ginawang masama dati, ano 'yung assurance mo na magiging okay ang hinaharap, na hindi mo nga nirerecognize yung mga mali sa nakaraan...Malalampasan lang natin ito lahat kung meron tayong recognition na mali nga 'yun, at humingi tayo ng tawad," she added.
4) Bongbong Marcos said he does not have to apologize for anything.
"Kung meron akong sinaktan, I will always say sorry but what I’ve been guilty of to apologize about? We have constantly said, if during that time of my father, merong mga nasagasaan or meron sinasabing hindi natulungan or they were victimized in some way or another, of course we're sorry that that happened. Nobody wants that to have happened," he said in an interview on ANC's "Headstart."
The son of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos said that Filipinos are no longer concerned about human rights abuses committed under his father’s rule, angering activists who said he wants people to forget his father’s dictatorship, which a popular revolt ended 30 years ago.
Marcos Jr. said he leaves the events of 1986 to historians to judge while he focuses on being a public servant.
“In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that I was put on this earth to serve, to be a public servant and that is what I will continue to do until the day that I die,” he said.
"On a more personal level, I remember people saying how thankful they were for the relative peace and order that followed martial law." Bongbong 
5) No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. ~Abraham Lincoln
Bongbong:An Undergraduate Diploma in Oxford is the same as the second year of an undergraduate degree.
MANILA - Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. stood by his statement that he got a diploma from the University of Oxford in England but never finished his master’s at the Wharton Business School, in response to an investigative story that raised questions about his academic background.
“I think sinagot ko na (I think I’ve already answered that),” Marcos said. “I got my diploma from Oxford. Hindi ako nagtapos sa Wharton because naging vice governor ako. Gano’n lang naman iyon (I did not finish in Wharton because I became vice governor. That’s just it).”
Asked by a reporter whether he earned a bachelor’s degree or a diploma from Oxford, Marcos replied, “I got a diploma. What do you get when you graduate? You get a diploma.”
From ABS-CBN