Senator Bongbong Marcos slams former President Fidel Ramos on Twitter

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By Raïssa Robles

On the social networking site Twitter, Ria Roxas tweeted to Sen. Bongbong Marcos a link to my article entitled Fidel Ramos phoned me to shed light on his role in Ferdinand Marcos’ non-burial.

Marcos had a mouthful to say against his distant uncle.

Ria, a customer care representative who makes it known she is not related to Mar Roxas, wanted to make sure I got it too. So she sent me a copy saying,

Hi Raissa,

I took the liberty of cutting and pasting Bong Bong’s reply when I showed him this article.

Yawn. We’ve heard all those things you mentioned, Senator. Please tell us something new and juicy. Something to really knock our socks off.

And I noticed you made no comment on what your distant uncle said, nor on what he confirmed: that your mommy officially agreed to a government deal to bury your daddy in Ilocos immediately, with honors befitting an army major.

Your silence confirms what Ramos told me was true.

Read for yourself Sen. Bongbong’s tweet:

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  1. 13
    sumakwil says:

    I find it strange that the supreme court would promulgate in-house order to approve any devulging of its deliverations and yet the defense, without a sweat, is able to secure not 1 but 2 justices to act as witnesses to debunk DeLima. Furthermore, what is Bernas going to do? His opinion has no bearing with regards to constitutional interpretation because the sole power to interpret the constituion is with the Supreme Court. Interpretation is like like an ass…everbody has one.

    It is apparent and very clear that what the defense and the two SC justices intends to do is to deny and lie to cover for Corona. After all, the two witnesses has to secure approval of what they can say in the impreachment court before they can appear. Lutong-luto. This is a collaborated effort: “the statement of two or more collaborating individuals is heavier than the statment of one”

  2. 12
    Baltazar says:

    LOL.. :P Despite my father being an FBI – Full Bloodied Ilocano , from Ilocos Norte our family was not as crazy blinded as the other Ilocano families. I grew up in an Ilocano family with high regard for morality and my father taught me the basics of humility like : hindi baleng, mangutang hwag lang magnakaw. atbp.
    Reserve the good speech for the VP race BongBong. Your mom already decided for you to run on 2016, didn’t she? BTW, here’s a more textual rant from Bongbong marcos through his Facebook account which was published by ABS-CBNnews.com:

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/insights/02/23/12/bongbong-marcos-did-edsa-1-bring-real-change

    Going through the replies ,what I liked most was the one by ramrodrigo. I am pasting his reply word-for-word without his permission as I don’t know him but of course with Raissa’s approval.

    Senator missed the point
    by ramrodrigo on Sat, 02/25/2012 – 06:05
    I submit that martial law per se could be an effective government tool in restoring order, if used appropriately and only in extreme situations. Unfortunately, your father used it to further his dark personal agenda in silencing the political opposition, suppressing the media as well as freedom of speech, trampling on the civil liberties of the citizenry, and short-circuiting the due process of democratic law.

    Your father may have thought its imposition in the 70’s necessary to control vagrant destruction of life and property that was at fever pitch in Manila and internationally at that time, as you had explained. However, marital law is a very dangerous tool and your father used it for the wrong reasons: to stay in power and to instill fear in those that opposed him – this was way beyond its intended purpose of restoring civil order. Eventually, it was the taste of absolute power that corrupted him, his heart and mind, absolutely.

    Firstly, I feel sorry for you, Bongbong, it has been decades since you father’s fall from power and still you are in complete denial of his grave misdeeds and its repercussions to our nation. You look at a dark part of our country’s history with calloused eyes as if it would shield you from the guilt and shame of its grim reality.

    In fairness, your father actually could have been a great man. He possessed astute intellect and cunning political prowess, talents that could have proven effective in helping our motherland from the economic and political turmoil we were in (and continue to be in). Sadly, he chose to use this to repress the voice and spirit of the Filipino, amass ill-gotten wealth through unbridled corruption and perpetuate himself as a despot for life. Contrary to your claim, it was during your father’s administration that the Philippines made a drastic decline in the Asian rankings. Moreso, your father, without remorse, killed freedom and the democratic process in the Philippines by dictatorial actions such as: instilling Proclamation No. 1081 (Martial Law) which effectively made him the accuser, judge and executioner in one, and Proclamation No. 6 which gave him absolute power above all laws of the land; suspending the writ of habeas corpus or the right for the accused to face/defend themselves against their accuser; suppressing the right to peaceful assembly and demonstration, including labor strikes (particularly against crony-led corporations); controlling press freedom; and jailing, torturing and murdering thousands who spoke up against his regime. All these are against the principles of democracy and were implemented by your father to fortify his position in power. Make no mistake, your father committed terrible crimes and injustices to our countrymen and you were a part of it, whether you admit it or not. You enjoyed the luxuries that came with the immense wealth and power that your family had garnered at the expense of the Filipino people.

    Secondly, it is hypocrisy on your part to even try to justify your father’s anti-democratic views and actions. You are now a part of the system which he himself maliciously dismantled back then to serve his despotic whims, yet now you live under the freedom and democracy that he blatantly deprived from millions of our countryman and which cost the lives of tens of thousands to restore. Didn’t he abolish the senate (and house) to put up a unicameral legislative assembly headed by a Prime Minister hand-picked by on one else but himself? Didn’t he manipulate elections and press coverage via goons, guns and gold to serve his party’s purpose? (This practice was widely practiced during the 20 Marcos years and sadly and pathetically remains ingrained in the Filipino psychography until today.)

    At present, we are far from being the promised land that we ought to be, yet I see a glimmer of hope every time I see a former president having a day in court, facing his/her accusers for alleged crimes. There is no doubt in my mind that your father would suffer the same fate had he done those things in present day, and we would see your father wearing a neckbrace to court.

    I still have faith in our people, and believe that we will rise from the ashes amidst these growing pains that had been forthcoming but suppressed by a tyrannical regime so many decades ago.

    EDSA-1 may have not done much to save our people from economic and political woes, and it may not have solved the problems of poverty, wealth distribution, employment, education, hunger, crime, insurgency, corruption and the lack of basic services, but it has at the very least, dismantled your father’s tyrannical grip on the nation and paved the way towards a democratic healing and the restoration of basic freedoms. It has given us a foundation to work on.

    I agree with you that blame should no longer be the focal point here. That ‘game’ should have ended a long time ago. My intention here is to set the record straight so that those who come after us can learn the lessons of history based on what really happened. Thousands risked and paid with their lives to save us from your father’s rule. It would be utterly unjust to demean their sacrifices by trying to justify martial law. It would be in your best interest now, as a Senator of the realm, to extend the respect and honor they deserve for the sacrifices they have made for our country. It is through rigorous honesty and the acceptance of the truth that we are able to see the light and move on.

    I pray that you, in your conscience, are able to see this.

    • 12.1

      There is a lot of problem here in the philippines every fucking day!!!!You better contribute yourself helped the prob rather than you talking a bulshit…U talking too much,turturing marcos death!!!!Enought bulshiting and blaming everything to president FM.Since cory the president up to now,philippines are in deep shit!!!Everything is about using the power of gods name…No more DRAMA!!!!Lets FACE now the reality that MARCOS is a strong leadership!!!!And i want a strong leadership to make our country better, and to be peoples educated!!!

      We are not STUPID now to just follow the media…We vote now the best what we think…to our country!!!

      GOGOGO BONGBONG MARCOS….WE PROMISE U GONNA BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT!!!!

      • 12.1.1
        Coco says:

        … and the landing on the moon was filmed in Hollywood… and alliens build the pyramids… and sure you know where the holy grail is hidden!

        And for the good of the Philippines, you and people like you better keep believing in losers.

      • 12.1.2
        chito says:

        MARCOS rape and ravage our country and we are still paying the debts and healing the wreaked economy done by the MARCOSES… why is it that some people are so dumb blind in not seeing the ILL EFFECTS OF THE MARTIAL LAW AND THE CORRUPTION OF THE MARCOSES? why is it that those who have sinned our country are still in the pedestal of power? sadly MAJORITY of FILIPINO’S could easily be manipulated…. WHEN SHALL WE WAKE UP FROM THE REALITY? ………..never again…….

  3. 11
    Noor Abantas says:

    Fully agreed. Former President Ferdinand E. Marcos is the GREATEST PRESIDENT of
    our country. History will be on his side in the near future. Filipinos open your eyes
    and minds to realities. Do not be fooled by pseudo leaders and mediocres.

    • 11.1
      raissa says:

      wHY IS HE THE GREATEST?

      • 11.1.1
        Alan says:

        agreed. Marcos is the GREATEST MURDERER, GREATEST TORTURER, GREATEST THIEF, GREATEST LOOTER, GREATEST LIAR, GREATEST DESTROYER OF PHILIPPINE DEMOCRACY

        • 11.1.1.1
          intrigued says:

          @Alan I’m more than 100% in agreement with you. How DELUSIONAL these people who still think that Marcos was a good leader let alone the best.

          • 11.1.1.1.1
            Alan says:

            As I keep saying, given the amnesia (whether natural or self-inflicted) in this culture, it shouldn’t be long before we’ll see the emergence of the dream tandem: Bongbong Marcos for President, Andal Ampatuan for Vice president

      • 11.1.2

        @raissa,

        Since FM is gone back 1986.What those this president did to our country?Kalayaan ba? freedom of a wild thief country,look around the philippines now. almost everyday there is a masacre,carnapping,killer,rapest,pati mga pulis sila ang tinagurian bantay ng mamamayan, pero sila din ang gumagawa ng masasama.Wala na respeto ang mga tao,wala na takot ang mga tao sa diyos, Dahil ginagamit lang ang tao ang diyos para sa politiko at mahikayat ang tao na ibuto c ganito.Hindi q nga naririnig ang pangalan ni gma ah yan ang matalinong magnanakaw!!!!kababaeng tao dapat sinusunog na kaluluwa niya!!!! This time magisip isip ang tao at hindi puro paninira sa pulitiko ang dapat gawin at ibuto ang best na sa tingin natin makakabuti sa ating bansa.

        THIS TIME WALA NA MAKAKAPIGIL!!!! BONGBONG MARCOS the next president….

        • 11.1.2.1
          raissa says:

          There is something awfully wrong about your reasoning.

          You’re saying, because post-Edsa governments failed to deliver on the promises we should go back to Marcos?

          The root of the problem is Marcos. Why go back to a nightmare?

          • 11.1.2.1.1

            They’d done distroyimg marcos b4…not anymore…people knows who they vote now,they learned already of all the sacrifices they been gone…We are not following the media anymore…we followed what our hearts need…Gogogo bongbong marcos….for president….We are here for you…

          • 11.1.2.1.2

            btw…Media looking for scoop to make money…trying to making issue to senator bongbong just to make money.haha

          • 11.1.2.1.3
            vander anievas says:

            sane people will not forget the damage FM had done to our country…i will never vote for any marcos and even romualdez(related or not to FM)…

          • 11.1.2.1.4

            Because the media is the nightmare….They trying to do everything just to make a news, a made news that over reacting! exploring everywhere to just to make money by themself. catch the attention of peoples and manupulating brains of peoples and that is role of thier life/personality. You againt’s by marcos because media didn’t make money during marcos time, and that is the fact. You brainwashed the peoples belief that marcos was a bad,traitor,thief,whatever bad you can call. You guys don’t want bongbong to be the president because right now you enjoying your life making money, that you’d never done that before…U guys are user,maniac,cocrutch…U guys distroying peoples,and distroying our country!!!So u are the traitors of our country!!!

        • 11.1.2.2
          chit navarro says:

          @Marie Councel…

          kung ikaw at ang pamilya mo na lang ang mga botante, sige sabihin mo na na walang makakapigil sa pagiging Presidente si Bongbong Marcos… o kaya may asosasyon kayo ng mga fans ni Bongbong at gawin nyo siyang presidente – pwedeng-pwede yan.

          Kaya nga nagiging mabuti na ang kalagayan ng Pilipinas dahil pwede nang mag-isip ang Pilipino at hindi na martial law; pwede nang iboto ang gusto at hindi na yong gusto ni Marcos at ang kanyang mga sundalo…

          Siguro kailan ka lang ipinanganak ano…

          Libre naman mangarap at lalong libre ang magsulat na ngayon – hindi katulad noon panahon ng tatay ni Bongbong Marcos.

          • 11.1.2.2.1

            @chit navvaro

            Kailan naman napabuti ang pilipinas? Umaalis ka ba sa lungga mo? Tignan mo ang paligid hindi lang fort bonifacio ang titignan mo?Marami problima ang pilipinas!!!!Mga bata magnanakaw na kaya nang pumatay!!!!

        • 11.1.2.3
          chit navarro says:

          For Marie Councel -

          kung ikaw at ang pamilya mo na lang ang mga botante, sige sabihin mo na na walang makakapigil sa pagiging Presidente si Bongbong Marcos… o kaya may asosasyon kayo ng mga fans ni Bongbong at gawin nyo siyang presidente – pwedeng-pwede yan.

          Kaya nga nagiging mabuti na ang kalagayan ng Pilipinas dahil pwede nang mag-isip ang Pilipino at hindi na martial law; pwede nang iboto ang gusto at hindi na yong gusto ni Marcos at ang kanyang mga sundalo…

          Siguro kailan ka lang ipinanganak ano…

          Libre naman mangarap at lalong libre ang magsulat na ngayon – hindi katulad noon panahon ng tatay ni Bongbong Marcos.

  4. 10
    mikail says:

    stop nnsense topics….your anger makes you even sicker….everybody should focus on sousthern mkindanao’s issue specially the case of reclaiming Sabah State of the P{hilippines…Sabah leased by the Malaysian had been long expired since 1977…yet these landgrabber Malaysians wont let it go and instead secretly (not secret anymore) by financing and arming the local rebels there to fight our own filipino soldier, it is Malaysia’s war with the Philippines by proxy of the Local rebels to allow him stay permanently occupying SAbah as long as there is trouble in Mindanao…Mlaysia continously supplying the local rebels of its arms and finances…

    Malaysia wouldnt let go of Sabah because of its rich oil resouces that he pumps out everyday and make good revenues yet our very own Sabah was neglected and underserved.
    these richness of Na tural resouces of Sabah should have been enough for our own people to move forward to progress but our own goverment failed us…some rich information can be found on SAbah Claim Society web site…membersip is needed, everybody is invited/encourage and welcome to be a member to create a strong , loud voice to pressure our Government to push our claim of our Philippine Sabah State…it is ours and we should fight for it….

  5. 9
    Dan Gonzales says:

    I believe that the sum total of what President Marcos had done would qualify him a passing mark. It can not be denied that he had also done some good things for the country–like the Marcos Free way…the Peace and Order situation then….infrastructure, etc. He is also entitled for Military Honors because it can not be denied he served in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. We talk of graft and corruption, but tell me, examine all the the government officials of the country. What could be said about them…Many are corrupt. Denying Marcos of a Military Burial would deeply divide the nation. There would be deeper wounds created specially the people of the Iloocandia, when at this time, we are for reconcilation. I believe as a Christian nation, it is always nice to “forgive and forget.” Let us adopt what the Vice President has suggested. His recommendation borders that of King Solomon.

    • 9.1
      raissa says:

      Dear Dan,

      Marcos was already given military honors when his body was brought back to the country.

  6. 8
    gerald says:

    the FAKE marcos wrote “sen. mYriam” instead of sen. santiago or senator mIriam, it’s “I” not “Y”…. what a truly falsified “marcos twitter account” well well… go on raissa robles, a job well done…. you’re a laughing stock of my friends…. lol….

  7. 7
    gerald says:

    what an IDIOTIC mind of yours raissa… lol… how can anybody sure that the TWITTER is really bongbong marco’s real account? or just paid and sensationalized for publicity?? shame on you and to the others who TRUSTED this raissa robles’s blog…

    • 7.1
      raissa says:

      Gerald,
      I pity you. Your idol has let you down.
      Tell him. Go check his Twitter account.

    • 7.2
      sumakwil says:

      then the little marcos, having been made of a a possible impersonator, should deny ownership of the account.. otherwise, his silence to the matter is a nod of approval.

  8. 6

    Marcos was a traitor to his country.
    He pledged allegiance to honor and serve his country not just one time but more than three times – every time he was present during school flag raising ceremonies, when he started law practice, when he entered government service, when he was inducted into the military, when he was installed as president twice, etc. etc.
    The good effect of the evil he has done far outweighed the bad as shown by the international scale of justice.
    “The greatest good to the greatest number” he applied in reverse to favor his family and cronies, and the “Ilocano Nation”.
    Whether he was already given military honors or not is out of the question. A TRAITOR DOES NOT DESERVE ANY HONOR WHATSOEVER. He deserves to be shot right on the spot. Angelo Reyes did just that. His heart deserted him, so being a military guy he shot his heart point blank.
    It is very critical for the country’s survival, as the “Spratlys volcano” is gathering steam in the background, to have leaders with backbones to keep them upright, not jellyfish lidders lifting the lid off the country’s treasures. Marcos was such a leader at the start but at the core he was a jellyfish lidder with pseudo-backbones.
    The Marcos family reneged on their promise.
    For many years they kept the body of the dictator open to the public that effectively made him the de facto dictator to continue dividing the country into regional “nations”.
    Now the lawmakers, and even the VP, is holding the country hostage to the demands of the frozen body of the “dictator above ground”. That is the secondary reason not to bury marcos with honors, and NEVER at the LNB. Doing so would only make the Philippines a country without honor.
    The country can allow the PSG to give the courtesy to Marcos by sending a contingency of security guards to take his body from Batac to the USS Carl Vinson and bury him in the sea to join OBL.
    The destruction FEM(Chua) has done to the Philippines is worse than OBL has done to the US.
    And it does not even look like the country can recover from it, not in the floors of the current Philippine Congress.
    So, what can you expect from a marcos, especially a senator?

  9. 5

    Dear Raissa,
    I think our laws in democratic country have not really been served in the real name of the law. I have observed it among our many leaders who are well known in the field of the law. Which I believe i have to warn you about also. You have been writing truthful and believable articles about our country and about those who have been running it.
    Most of the time, if ever there is a truth being revealed, instead of denying or admitting the allegation, they will start first by telling some dirty linen about the one who made the expose and no matter how true it is, your attention is shifted to cover what is needed to be answered first. That tactic is very normal especially with one of our Lady Senators where several cases bound for discovering the truth have been averted because of her ability to shift your attention in the guise of accusing the witness as not a reliable source. It is not only her however that I know of because it has been a common practice in the court of laws and more so in the interrogation panels conducted by the Senate.
    So, in your case, I pray that you be always on the safe side where these kind of people will start looking inside your closet to discredit you just to cover the reality from all the truths they made out of their lies.

    • 5.1
      raissa says:

      Dear Rallie,

      Thank you for the warning.
      Yes.
      They can look all they want inside my closet. All they will find are books.

      Raissa

      P.S. I don’t even have designer shoes or bags or a diamond ring.

      • 5.1.1
        youth4change philippines says:

        There is nothing more potent than the truth. That’s the reason why some nasty people go out of their way just to bury the truth, or hurl mud against the bearer. It’s understandable that you, being a journalist, has crossed paths with so many personalities in diverse fields; hence, it is to be expected that you wittingly or unwittingly created enemies in the process. If so, then, let then find something in your closet because I couldn’t agree more, they’ll only find books! There are many writers out there who churn out articles for the sake of complying, but there are only a handful few who assiduously cover the tracks of the subject no matter where they lead to. Your exposes are truly straightforward indeed that often cause you trouble. Journalism is a tough profession. The risk is high when the stakes are high as well. But you are far above that: Your shield is the truth; your pen is your proverbial sword to parry lies, or if need be, slay the enemies…

      • 5.1.2
        Baltazar says:

        @Ms. Raissa,

        P.S. I don’t even have designer shoes or bags or a diamond ring.
        Keep the humility. BTW, it’s not your fault. It’s Alan’s :P LOL.

      • 5.1.3
        mike says:

        Ah book,yes that touches my heart.
        I have ordered a certain book from USA last November. Book still not received by today 25Feb2012. I am firmly convinced the parcel was opened by corrupt Philippines Post Office employee who knows nothing of books but imagined the package to contain megacash.
        Once “The Postman” opened the package and found only paper pages bound together, he burned the whole thing, so that there could be no evidence against him.
        Do you think that the rightful or wrongful impeachment of the chief justice will solve this Philipines Post Office Problem “in our time”?

      • 5.1.4

        So u are a jealous that Imelda Marcos had that one?!Haha

  10. 4
    isellnuts says:

    Shame on bongbong marcos! All he has to do is confirmed or deny what his distant uncle has said to Raissa Robles. There is nothing wrong in admitting a broken promise, in fact it could have been a gentlemanly gesture.

    It only shows you can never trust these clan right from the start of the Nalundasan murder case.

  11. 3
    Max Pagasa says:

    Hmm…innuendo without substantial content. I had no idea Marcos Jr. was such a master of evasiveness, talking about so many things and saying so little.

  12. 2
    Hellraker says:

    Why bury the Kleptocrat Marcos with military honours?
    It’s like burying that ex-policeman who killed all those Chinese tourists with the Philippine flag draped on his coffin.

    The things Filipino politicians get up to makes me rage against the Philippines.

  13. 1
    Nik says:

    Or the fact that Senator Marcos indirectly substantiated that there were a lot of ‘shocking’ things going on in Malacanang.

    Come on Senator, do tell. Spill all the stories. I’m sure we’d all love to hear about all the shenanigans Ramos got into while operating under the aegis of President Marcos; with his blessings I am sure.

    • 1.1
      Evangeline Eriksson says:

      Ha ha hahh! Yea Come on Senator Bongbong. I´m not surprised if FVR carried out many orders from his Commander In Chief, your daddy.

      Why are you trying to sound stupid now senator that the verification being talked about here is the “breach of contract” your mother did that your dad was not to be given full military honors, state burial and no LNMB.

      • 1.1.1

        Of all the Philippine presidents only President Ferdinand E. Marcos had the courage and bravery to recover Sabah from the illegal occupation of our Sabah property as from 1963 to this day against Malaysia. All the presidents of the Philippines after President Marcos became subservient to Malaysia and forgot about the Sabah claim of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu and the Philippines – up to now.

        As you know Sabah and Palawan were gifts eternal by the Brunei Sultan to his cousin the Sulu Sultan in 1658 in exchange for successful military assistance by the Sultan of Sulu to quell massive revolt in Brunei that installed the true Brunei Sultan to the Brunei throne. On 12 September 1962 His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I (Sultan of Sulu & Sabah 1947 to 1973) transferred the sovereignty of Sabah from the Royal Sultanate of Sulu to the Philippines. Making the Filipinos co-owners of Sabah with the Tausugs of Sulu.

        Thus Spratly Islands Group being only 163 miles away from Palawan and owned by the Sulu Sultan since 1658 also now owned by the Philippines.

        What is worst PNoy even made Malaysia peace broker while Malaysia still remained illegal occupier of our Sabah property and brutally treated and violated human rights of Filipinos in Sabah – our own land. Making Malaysia peace broker between Philippines and MILF peace talks is like allowing the Malaysian Dracula to be the security guard in our Philippine blood bank.

        Is the rumor that Malaysia pays hundreds of millions of dollars a year to Philippine crooked officials so that they will be silent on the Sabah recovery matter – true?

        So we say let us recover our Sabah property now occupied by Malaysia as Malaysia uses its wealth illegally like the one million barrels of oil per day pumped in Sabah thus making Malaysia able to bankroll, to pay, arm, train and fund MILF and other rebel groups in the Philippines so that Filipinos cannot recover Sabah while violence and killing in Mindanao occur as a result of Malaysian interference in Muslim Mindanao.

        In this context we regard President Marcos a hero of the Filipino nation. This is our sentiment.

  14. Baltazar says:

    LOL.. :P Despite my father being an FBI – Full Bloodied Ilocano , from Ilocos Norte our family was not as crazy blinded as the other Ilocano families. I grew up in an Ilocano family with high regard for morality and my father taught me the basics of humility like : hindi baleng, mangutang hwag lang magnakaw. atbp.
    Reserve the good speech for the VP race BongBong. Your mom already decided for you to run on 2016, didn’t she? BTW, here’s a more textual rant from Bongbong marcos through his Facebook account which was published by ABS-CBNnews.com:

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/insights/02/23/12/bongbong-marcos-did-edsa-1-bring-real-change

    Going through the replies ,what I liked most was the one by ramrodrigo. I am pasting his reply word-for-word without his permission as I don’t know him but of course with Raissa’s approval.

    Senator missed the point
    by ramrodrigo on Sat, 02/25/2012 – 06:05
    I submit that martial law per se could be an effective government tool in restoring order, if used appropriately and only in extreme situations. Unfortunately, your father used it to further his dark personal agenda in silencing the political opposition, suppressing the media as well as freedom of speech, trampling on the civil liberties of the citizenry, and short-circuiting the due process of democratic law.

    Your father may have thought its imposition in the 70’s necessary to control vagrant destruction of life and property that was at fever pitch in Manila and internationally at that time, as you had explained. However, marital law is a very dangerous tool and your father used it for the wrong reasons: to stay in power and to instill fear in those that opposed him – this was way beyond its intended purpose of restoring civil order. Eventually, it was the taste of absolute power that corrupted him, his heart and mind, absolutely.

    Firstly, I feel sorry for you, Bongbong, it has been decades since you father’s fall from power and still you are in complete denial of his grave misdeeds and its repercussions to our nation. You look at a dark part of our country’s history with calloused eyes as if it would shield you from the guilt and shame of its grim reality.

    In fairness, your father actually could have been a great man. He possessed astute intellect and cunning political prowess, talents that could have proven effective in helping our motherland from the economic and political turmoil we were in (and continue to be in). Sadly, he chose to use this to repress the voice and spirit of the Filipino, amass ill-gotten wealth through unbridled corruption and perpetuate himself as a despot for life. Contrary to your claim, it was during your father’s administration that the Philippines made a drastic decline in the Asian rankings. Moreso, your father, without remorse, killed freedom and the democratic process in the Philippines by dictatorial actions such as: instilling Proclamation No. 1081 (Martial Law) which effectively made him the accuser, judge and executioner in one, and Proclamation No. 6 which gave him absolute power above all laws of the land; suspending the writ of habeas corpus or the right for the accused to face/defend themselves against their accuser; suppressing the right to peaceful assembly and demonstration, including labor strikes (particularly against crony-led corporations); controlling press freedom; and jailing, torturing and murdering thousands who spoke up against his regime. All these are against the principles of democracy and were implemented by your father to fortify his position in power. Make no mistake, your father committed terrible crimes and injustices to our countrymen and you were a part of it, whether you admit it or not. You enjoyed the luxuries that came with the immense wealth and power that your family had garnered at the expense of the Filipino people.

    Secondly, it is hypocrisy on your part to even try to justify your father’s anti-democratic views and actions. You are now a part of the system which he himself maliciously dismantled back then to serve his despotic whims, yet now you live under the freedom and democracy that he blatantly deprived from millions of our countryman and which cost the lives of tens of thousands to restore. Didn’t he abolish the senate (and house) to put up a unicameral legislative assembly headed by a Prime Minister hand-picked by on one else but himself? Didn’t he manipulate elections and press coverage via goons, guns and gold to serve his party’s purpose? (This practice was widely practiced during the 20 Marcos years and sadly and pathetically remains ingrained in the Filipino psychography until today.)

    At present, we are far from being the promised land that we ought to be, yet I see a glimmer of hope every time I see a former president having a day in court, facing his/her accusers for alleged crimes. There is no doubt in my mind that your father would suffer the same fate had he done those things in present day, and we would see your father wearing a neckbrace to court.

    I still have faith in our people, and believe that we will rise from the ashes amidst these growing pains that had been forthcoming but suppressed by a tyrannical regime so many decades ago.

    EDSA-1 may have not done much to save our people from economic and political woes, and it may not have solved the problems of poverty, wealth distribution, employment, education, hunger, crime, insurgency, corruption and the lack of basic services, but it has at the very least, dismantled your father’s tyrannical grip on the nation and paved the way towards a democratic healing and the restoration of basic freedoms. It has given us a foundation to work on.

    I agree with you that blame should no longer be the focal point here. That ‘game’ should have ended a long time ago. My intention here is to set the record straight so that those who come after us can learn the lessons of history based on what really happened. Thousands risked and paid with their lives to save us from your father’s rule. It would be utterly unjust to demean their sacrifices by trying to justify martial law. It would be in your best interest now, as a Senator of the realm, to extend the respect and honor they deserve for the sacrifices they have made for our country. It is through rigorous honesty and the acceptance of the truth that we are able to see the light and move on.

    I pray that you, in your conscience, are able to see this.

    • There is a lot of problem here in the philippines every fucking day!!!!You better contribute yourself helped the prob rather than you talking a bulshit…U talking too much,turturing marcos death!!!!Enought bulshiting and blaming everything to president FM.Since cory the president up to now,philippines are in deep shit!!!Everything is about using the power of gods name…No more DRAMA!!!!Lets FACE now the reality that MARCOS is a strong leadership!!!!And i want a strong leadership to make our country better, and to be peoples educated!!!

      We are not STUPID now to just follow the media…We vote now the best what we think…to our country!!!

      GOGOGO BONGBONG MARCOS….WE PROMISE U GONNA BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT!!!!

      • Coco says:

        … and the landing on the moon was filmed in Hollywood… and alliens build the pyramids… and sure you know where the holy grail is hidden!

        And for the good of the Philippines, you and people like you better keep believing in losers.

      • chito says:

        MARCOS rape and ravage our country and we are still paying the debts and healing the wreaked economy done by the MARCOSES… why is it that some people are so dumb blind in not seeing the ILL EFFECTS OF THE MARTIAL LAW AND THE CORRUPTION OF THE MARCOSES? why is it that those who have sinned our country are still in the pedestal of power? sadly MAJORITY of FILIPINO’S could easily be manipulated…. WHEN SHALL WE WAKE UP FROM THE REALITY? ………..never again…….

  15. Noor Abantas says:

    Fully agreed. Former President Ferdinand E. Marcos is the GREATEST PRESIDENT of
    our country. History will be on his side in the near future. Filipinos open your eyes
    and minds to realities. Do not be fooled by pseudo leaders and mediocres.

    • raissa says:

      wHY IS HE THE GREATEST?

      • Alan says:

        agreed. Marcos is the GREATEST MURDERER, GREATEST TORTURER, GREATEST THIEF, GREATEST LOOTER, GREATEST LIAR, GREATEST DESTROYER OF PHILIPPINE DEMOCRACY

        • intrigued says:

          @Alan I’m more than 100% in agreement with you. How DELUSIONAL these people who still think that Marcos was a good leader let alone the best.

          • Alan says:

            As I keep saying, given the amnesia (whether natural or self-inflicted) in this culture, it shouldn’t be long before we’ll see the emergence of the dream tandem: Bongbong Marcos for President, Andal Ampatuan for Vice president

      • @raissa,

        Since FM is gone back 1986.What those this president did to our country?Kalayaan ba? freedom of a wild thief country,look around the philippines now. almost everyday there is a masacre,carnapping,killer,rapest,pati mga pulis sila ang tinagurian bantay ng mamamayan, pero sila din ang gumagawa ng masasama.Wala na respeto ang mga tao,wala na takot ang mga tao sa diyos, Dahil ginagamit lang ang tao ang diyos para sa politiko at mahikayat ang tao na ibuto c ganito.Hindi q nga naririnig ang pangalan ni gma ah yan ang matalinong magnanakaw!!!!kababaeng tao dapat sinusunog na kaluluwa niya!!!! This time magisip isip ang tao at hindi puro paninira sa pulitiko ang dapat gawin at ibuto ang best na sa tingin natin makakabuti sa ating bansa.

        THIS TIME WALA NA MAKAKAPIGIL!!!! BONGBONG MARCOS the next president….

        • raissa says:

          There is something awfully wrong about your reasoning.

          You’re saying, because post-Edsa governments failed to deliver on the promises we should go back to Marcos?

          The root of the problem is Marcos. Why go back to a nightmare?

          • They’d done distroyimg marcos b4…not anymore…people knows who they vote now,they learned already of all the sacrifices they been gone…We are not following the media anymore…we followed what our hearts need…Gogogo bongbong marcos….for president….We are here for you…

          • btw…Media looking for scoop to make money…trying to making issue to senator bongbong just to make money.haha

          • vander anievas says:

            sane people will not forget the damage FM had done to our country…i will never vote for any marcos and even romualdez(related or not to FM)…

          • Because the media is the nightmare….They trying to do everything just to make a news, a made news that over reacting! exploring everywhere to just to make money by themself. catch the attention of peoples and manupulating brains of peoples and that is role of thier life/personality. You againt’s by marcos because media didn’t make money during marcos time, and that is the fact. You brainwashed the peoples belief that marcos was a bad,traitor,thief,whatever bad you can call. You guys don’t want bongbong to be the president because right now you enjoying your life making money, that you’d never done that before…U guys are user,maniac,cocrutch…U guys distroying peoples,and distroying our country!!!So u are the traitors of our country!!!

        • chit navarro says:

          @Marie Councel…

          kung ikaw at ang pamilya mo na lang ang mga botante, sige sabihin mo na na walang makakapigil sa pagiging Presidente si Bongbong Marcos… o kaya may asosasyon kayo ng mga fans ni Bongbong at gawin nyo siyang presidente – pwedeng-pwede yan.

          Kaya nga nagiging mabuti na ang kalagayan ng Pilipinas dahil pwede nang mag-isip ang Pilipino at hindi na martial law; pwede nang iboto ang gusto at hindi na yong gusto ni Marcos at ang kanyang mga sundalo…

          Siguro kailan ka lang ipinanganak ano…

          Libre naman mangarap at lalong libre ang magsulat na ngayon – hindi katulad noon panahon ng tatay ni Bongbong Marcos.

          • @chit navvaro

            Kailan naman napabuti ang pilipinas? Umaalis ka ba sa lungga mo? Tignan mo ang paligid hindi lang fort bonifacio ang titignan mo?Marami problima ang pilipinas!!!!Mga bata magnanakaw na kaya nang pumatay!!!!

        • chit navarro says:

          For Marie Councel -

          kung ikaw at ang pamilya mo na lang ang mga botante, sige sabihin mo na na walang makakapigil sa pagiging Presidente si Bongbong Marcos… o kaya may asosasyon kayo ng mga fans ni Bongbong at gawin nyo siyang presidente – pwedeng-pwede yan.

          Kaya nga nagiging mabuti na ang kalagayan ng Pilipinas dahil pwede nang mag-isip ang Pilipino at hindi na martial law; pwede nang iboto ang gusto at hindi na yong gusto ni Marcos at ang kanyang mga sundalo…

          Siguro kailan ka lang ipinanganak ano…

          Libre naman mangarap at lalong libre ang magsulat na ngayon – hindi katulad noon panahon ng tatay ni Bongbong Marcos.

  16. mikail says:

    stop nnsense topics….your anger makes you even sicker….everybody should focus on sousthern mkindanao’s issue specially the case of reclaiming Sabah State of the P{hilippines…Sabah leased by the Malaysian had been long expired since 1977…yet these landgrabber Malaysians wont let it go and instead secretly (not secret anymore) by financing and arming the local rebels there to fight our own filipino soldier, it is Malaysia’s war with the Philippines by proxy of the Local rebels to allow him stay permanently occupying SAbah as long as there is trouble in Mindanao…Mlaysia continously supplying the local rebels of its arms and finances…

    Malaysia wouldnt let go of Sabah because of its rich oil resouces that he pumps out everyday and make good revenues yet our very own Sabah was neglected and underserved.
    these richness of Na tural resouces of Sabah should have been enough for our own people to move forward to progress but our own goverment failed us…some rich information can be found on SAbah Claim Society web site…membersip is needed, everybody is invited/encourage and welcome to be a member to create a strong , loud voice to pressure our Government to push our claim of our Philippine Sabah State…it is ours and we should fight for it….

  17. Dan Gonzales says:

    I believe that the sum total of what President Marcos had done would qualify him a passing mark. It can not be denied that he had also done some good things for the country–like the Marcos Free way…the Peace and Order situation then….infrastructure, etc. He is also entitled for Military Honors because it can not be denied he served in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. We talk of graft and corruption, but tell me, examine all the the government officials of the country. What could be said about them…Many are corrupt. Denying Marcos of a Military Burial would deeply divide the nation. There would be deeper wounds created specially the people of the Iloocandia, when at this time, we are for reconcilation. I believe as a Christian nation, it is always nice to “forgive and forget.” Let us adopt what the Vice President has suggested. His recommendation borders that of King Solomon.

  18. gerald says:

    the FAKE marcos wrote “sen. mYriam” instead of sen. santiago or senator mIriam, it’s “I” not “Y”…. what a truly falsified “marcos twitter account” well well… go on raissa robles, a job well done…. you’re a laughing stock of my friends…. lol….

  19. gerald says:

    what an IDIOTIC mind of yours raissa… lol… how can anybody sure that the TWITTER is really bongbong marco’s real account? or just paid and sensationalized for publicity?? shame on you and to the others who TRUSTED this raissa robles’s blog…

    • raissa says:

      Gerald,
      I pity you. Your idol has let you down.
      Tell him. Go check his Twitter account.

    • sumakwil says:

      then the little marcos, having been made of a a possible impersonator, should deny ownership of the account.. otherwise, his silence to the matter is a nod of approval.

  20. Marcos was a traitor to his country.
    He pledged allegiance to honor and serve his country not just one time but more than three times – every time he was present during school flag raising ceremonies, when he started law practice, when he entered government service, when he was inducted into the military, when he was installed as president twice, etc. etc.
    The good effect of the evil he has done far outweighed the bad as shown by the international scale of justice.
    “The greatest good to the greatest number” he applied in reverse to favor his family and cronies, and the “Ilocano Nation”.
    Whether he was already given military honors or not is out of the question. A TRAITOR DOES NOT DESERVE ANY HONOR WHATSOEVER. He deserves to be shot right on the spot. Angelo Reyes did just that. His heart deserted him, so being a military guy he shot his heart point blank.
    It is very critical for the country’s survival, as the “Spratlys volcano” is gathering steam in the background, to have leaders with backbones to keep them upright, not jellyfish lidders lifting the lid off the country’s treasures. Marcos was such a leader at the start but at the core he was a jellyfish lidder with pseudo-backbones.
    The Marcos family reneged on their promise.
    For many years they kept the body of the dictator open to the public that effectively made him the de facto dictator to continue dividing the country into regional “nations”.
    Now the lawmakers, and even the VP, is holding the country hostage to the demands of the frozen body of the “dictator above ground”. That is the secondary reason not to bury marcos with honors, and NEVER at the LNB. Doing so would only make the Philippines a country without honor.
    The country can allow the PSG to give the courtesy to Marcos by sending a contingency of security guards to take his body from Batac to the USS Carl Vinson and bury him in the sea to join OBL.
    The destruction FEM(Chua) has done to the Philippines is worse than OBL has done to the US.
    And it does not even look like the country can recover from it, not in the floors of the current Philippine Congress.
    So, what can you expect from a marcos, especially a senator?

  21. Dear Raissa,
    I think our laws in democratic country have not really been served in the real name of the law. I have observed it among our many leaders who are well known in the field of the law. Which I believe i have to warn you about also. You have been writing truthful and believable articles about our country and about those who have been running it.
    Most of the time, if ever there is a truth being revealed, instead of denying or admitting the allegation, they will start first by telling some dirty linen about the one who made the expose and no matter how true it is, your attention is shifted to cover what is needed to be answered first. That tactic is very normal especially with one of our Lady Senators where several cases bound for discovering the truth have been averted because of her ability to shift your attention in the guise of accusing the witness as not a reliable source. It is not only her however that I know of because it has been a common practice in the court of laws and more so in the interrogation panels conducted by the Senate.
    So, in your case, I pray that you be always on the safe side where these kind of people will start looking inside your closet to discredit you just to cover the reality from all the truths they made out of their lies.

    • raissa says:

      Dear Rallie,

      Thank you for the warning.
      Yes.
      They can look all they want inside my closet. All they will find are books.

      Raissa

      P.S. I don’t even have designer shoes or bags or a diamond ring.

      • youth4change philippines says:

        There is nothing more potent than the truth. That’s the reason why some nasty people go out of their way just to bury the truth, or hurl mud against the bearer. It’s understandable that you, being a journalist, has crossed paths with so many personalities in diverse fields; hence, it is to be expected that you wittingly or unwittingly created enemies in the process. If so, then, let then find something in your closet because I couldn’t agree more, they’ll only find books! There are many writers out there who churn out articles for the sake of complying, but there are only a handful few who assiduously cover the tracks of the subject no matter where they lead to. Your exposes are truly straightforward indeed that often cause you trouble. Journalism is a tough profession. The risk is high when the stakes are high as well. But you are far above that: Your shield is the truth; your pen is your proverbial sword to parry lies, or if need be, slay the enemies…

      • Baltazar says:

        @Ms. Raissa,

        P.S. I don’t even have designer shoes or bags or a diamond ring.
        Keep the humility. BTW, it’s not your fault. It’s Alan’s :P LOL.

      • mike says:

        Ah book,yes that touches my heart.
        I have ordered a certain book from USA last November. Book still not received by today 25Feb2012. I am firmly convinced the parcel was opened by corrupt Philippines Post Office employee who knows nothing of books but imagined the package to contain megacash.
        Once “The Postman” opened the package and found only paper pages bound together, he burned the whole thing, so that there could be no evidence against him.
        Do you think that the rightful or wrongful impeachment of the chief justice will solve this Philipines Post Office Problem “in our time”?

      • So u are a jealous that Imelda Marcos had that one?!Haha

  22. isellnuts says:

    Shame on bongbong marcos! All he has to do is confirmed or deny what his distant uncle has said to Raissa Robles. There is nothing wrong in admitting a broken promise, in fact it could have been a gentlemanly gesture.

    It only shows you can never trust these clan right from the start of the Nalundasan murder case.

  23. Max Pagasa says:

    Hmm…innuendo without substantial content. I had no idea Marcos Jr. was such a master of evasiveness, talking about so many things and saying so little.

  24. Hellraker says:

    Why bury the Kleptocrat Marcos with military honours?
    It’s like burying that ex-policeman who killed all those Chinese tourists with the Philippine flag draped on his coffin.

    The things Filipino politicians get up to makes me rage against the Philippines.

  25. Nik says:

    Or the fact that Senator Marcos indirectly substantiated that there were a lot of ‘shocking’ things going on in Malacanang.

    Come on Senator, do tell. Spill all the stories. I’m sure we’d all love to hear about all the shenanigans Ramos got into while operating under the aegis of President Marcos; with his blessings I am sure.

    • Evangeline Eriksson says:

      Ha ha hahh! Yea Come on Senator Bongbong. I´m not surprised if FVR carried out many orders from his Commander In Chief, your daddy.

      Why are you trying to sound stupid now senator that the verification being talked about here is the “breach of contract” your mother did that your dad was not to be given full military honors, state burial and no LNMB.

      • Of all the Philippine presidents only President Ferdinand E. Marcos had the courage and bravery to recover Sabah from the illegal occupation of our Sabah property as from 1963 to this day against Malaysia. All the presidents of the Philippines after President Marcos became subservient to Malaysia and forgot about the Sabah claim of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu and the Philippines – up to now.

        As you know Sabah and Palawan were gifts eternal by the Brunei Sultan to his cousin the Sulu Sultan in 1658 in exchange for successful military assistance by the Sultan of Sulu to quell massive revolt in Brunei that installed the true Brunei Sultan to the Brunei throne. On 12 September 1962 His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I (Sultan of Sulu & Sabah 1947 to 1973) transferred the sovereignty of Sabah from the Royal Sultanate of Sulu to the Philippines. Making the Filipinos co-owners of Sabah with the Tausugs of Sulu.

        Thus Spratly Islands Group being only 163 miles away from Palawan and owned by the Sulu Sultan since 1658 also now owned by the Philippines.

        What is worst PNoy even made Malaysia peace broker while Malaysia still remained illegal occupier of our Sabah property and brutally treated and violated human rights of Filipinos in Sabah – our own land. Making Malaysia peace broker between Philippines and MILF peace talks is like allowing the Malaysian Dracula to be the security guard in our Philippine blood bank.

        Is the rumor that Malaysia pays hundreds of millions of dollars a year to Philippine crooked officials so that they will be silent on the Sabah recovery matter – true?

        So we say let us recover our Sabah property now occupied by Malaysia as Malaysia uses its wealth illegally like the one million barrels of oil per day pumped in Sabah thus making Malaysia able to bankroll, to pay, arm, train and fund MILF and other rebel groups in the Philippines so that Filipinos cannot recover Sabah while violence and killing in Mindanao occur as a result of Malaysian interference in Muslim Mindanao.

        In this context we regard President Marcos a hero of the Filipino nation. This is our sentiment.

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