My exclusive interview with Sen. Bongbong Marcos
By Raïssa Robles
One remark you might hear from supporters of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is that we shouldn’t blame the son for the sins of the father. Even Satur Ocampo said something to this effect when he defended his decision to run alongside the dictator’s offspring in 2010.
“We are not collecting from the son,” Ocampo said to explain why he and Bongbong Marcos were on the same Senate slate and even shook hands.
Ocampo even added that “the guy was sincere to us.”
Ocampo, it seems, forgot that Bongbong Marcos had called human rights victims like himself greedy back in February 24, 1999, during the 13th year celebration of the Edsa 1 People Power. Bongbong Marcos insulted all his father’s human rights victims whom he noted were squabbling among themselves because:
Basta’t may pag-asang magkapera, nagaaway-away na sila” (As long as there’s a chance of making money, they’ll fight among themselves).
I am posting at the end in full the news item entitled – Bongbong: Apology? They only want money
In reviving his political career, Bongbong Marcos has successfully detached himself from the sins of his father.
Today I’m offering readers the proof why Filipino voters shouldn’t let him do that. Because the truth is, Sen. Bongbong Marcos colluded with his father then to hide the family’s ill-gotten wealth and he continues to this day to hide this from the Filipino people.
And the proof came from what Sen. Bongbong Marcos himself told me in a public forum held by the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) last year, just before the 25th anniversary of Edsa 1 People Power.
I wrote about this last year for my newspaper South China Morning Post. Now I’d like to share with you the answers that Sen. Bongbong Marcos gave to my questions during the FOCAP forum.
I took pictures of him, too.
First, a brief background
When Sen. Bongbong Marcos fled from Malacañang Palace with his family, their loot hidden worldwide was estimated to run from US$2 billion to up to US$10 billion. Only a fraction of that has been recovered by the Philippine government.
I intentionally use the word “loot” because no less than the Swiss Federal Supreme Court used the phrase “of criminal origin” to describe the Marcos Swiss deposits in Credit Suisse bank when it issued a ruling to award this money to the Philippine government.
Here’s how the Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police website explained the Swiss court ruling on the Marcoses’ deposits in Credit Suisse:
The Marcos case began in 1986 when the Federal Council ordered bank accounts to be frozen. In 1990, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court approved the handover to the Philippines of bank documents relating to the Marcos family, but ruled that the actual return of assets would be conditional upon a final and absolute judgment by a Philippine court. In 1997, the Court established that the majority of the Marcos foundation assets were of criminal origin and permitted their transfer to a escrow account in Manila, even though no Philippine court ruling had yet been issued.
It is the same Credit Suisse deposits that I had asked Sen. Bongbong Marcos about last year during the FOCAP forum. I asked him whether he had a direct hand in trying to withdraw US$213 million dollars from Credit Suisse.
The forum was well attended and had as other forum speakers Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, Supreme Court administrator Midas Marquez, Cebu Pacific CEO Lance Gokongwei, Pete Troilo (executive director of the private think tank Pacific Strategies and Assessments), senior businessmen and diplomats from various embassies.
I wrote an article on the matter last year for my newspaper SCMP but didn’t get around to writing one for my blog because it is such a complicated story. I will try to tell it now as simply as I can.
Why am I raking up an incident of 26 years ago?
It’s a legitimate question.
Here are my answers.
First, Sen. Bongbong Marcos told me during the FOCAP forum that he still intends to pursue a compromise settlement with the present government of Benigno Aquino III:
We’ve been pursuing a compromise settlement since 1986. We will continue to do so.
Second, he knows where other Marcos deposits are hidden outside the country. Why else would his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) and that of his mother skyrocket so much even if the family has no business empire like the Gokongwei or Sy tycoons.
Third, Sen. Bongbong Marcos and his two other siblings were named the “beneficiaries” of various foreign deposit accounts held by dummy foundations set up by their parents. Unfortunately for them, this mode of hiding the loot was discovered because they left some of the bank documents in Malacañang Palace when they fled. Others were later turned over by the Swiss Federal Court to the Philippine government.
Still, the Philippine government has no idea how many more foreign deposit accounts are still out there.
And fourth, Sen. Bongbong Marcos’ mother Imelda really wants to put another Ferdinand Marcos inside Malacañang Palace. Given all these, they seem to have the money to bankroll a presidential campaign.
Just think, in the last election, the family funded three electoral campaigns.
My Q & A with Sen. Bongbong Marcos
It was during the the FOCAP forum when Sen. Bongbong Marcos confirmed to me that he was not an innocent abroad but was as much a part of the plot to hide the loot.
I asked him about the events that occurred shortly after his family fled Manila in February 1986 and ended up exiled in Hickam Air Base, Hawaii.
What happened in Hawaii in 1986
After the Marcoses fled and the new government of President Corazon Aquino found papers in Malacañang Palace pointing to the Marcoses’ Swiss bank deposits, two men took it upon themselves to try a sting operation on the ousted dictator. They wanted to get a portion of the Swiss assets without going the complicated legal route.
The two men were then Colonel Jose “JoeAl” Almonte and Micheal Cesar de Guzman or Mike – a Filipino who had acquired a small bank in Austria called the Export-Finanzierungsbank or EFBA. Mike, according to an affidavit he executed afterward, personally knew Bongbong Marcos.
Mike had been Bongbong Marcos’ tour guide during the latter’s 1982 visit in Vienna and had proven he could deliver. Mike had personally facilitated the purchase of two expensive Austrian cars for Bongbong Marcos and his sister Irene.
According to President Cory Aquino’s government and to Jovito Salonga, the first chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), It was Almonte and Mike’s failed attempt to withdraw the Marcos loot which prompted the Swiss government to unilaterally freeze Marcos’ Swiss bank assets in 1986.
Sen. Bongbong Marcos, however, told me that was not the case. He said he blamed the United States government for the unilateral freeze on their Swiss deposits.
Sen. Bongbong Marcos confirmed to me during the FOCAP forum that on March 22, 1986 or weeks after the family fled Manila, Mike visited them in their quarters at Hickam Air Base. They were de facto prisoners on the island since the US government barred them from leaving Hawaii.
This is how I asked Sen. Bongbong about the events that transpired then between Mike and him. I taped my Q and & with Sen. Bongbong Marcos on a digital recorder and have transcribed them below:
RR: If I close my eyes I hear your father. The timbre of your voice is the same. And your father’s voice was a very good voice. .
Well, thank you.
RR: Sen. Marcos I would appeal to you to clear the air at this point. We are again going to celebrate Edsa next month (in February 2011). So I thought I would ask you about something that has intrigued me and bothered me all these years.
I’m talking about March 22, 1986. You were in Hawaii and there was a person who visited you. His name was Michael De Guzman. He owned a small bank in Vienna. It was called the Export Finanzierungsbank. And he went to you and you gave him two separate powers of attorney from your parents to withdraw US$213 million from Credit Suisse to transfer to his Exportfinanzireungsbank.
The reason why I know is that Michael de Guzman executed an affidavit afterward. You even scribbled De Guzman a farewell note saying ‘we all feel that you are being a real friend. Since the goods won’t be in your bank for too long, please feel free to charge what handling fees you feel are appropriate.’
So De Guzman went to Switzerland and he happened to be accompanied by Gen. Almonte. But you didn’t know that because he (Almonte) was in the background.
They were going to do actually a sting operation on the Marcoses. They were going to get the money that you were supposed to put it in his (Mike’s) bank, but they were going to get it for the Philippine government, allegedly.
Anyway, De Guzman attempted to withdraw that amount using the powers of attorney he got from you. That’s what triggered Switzerland to freeze the assets held in your family’s name. At least that’s what he said in his affidavit. At least that’s what Jovito Salonga kept telling us reporters.
At this point, Sen. Bongbong Marcos said “No” that was not what triggered the freeze. I can’t give you the exact quote because it’s obscured by ambient noise on my digital recording.
RR: Okay, you’re saying no to that. Just the particular specific point that his actions were what triggered the freezing of the supposed Marcos accounts in Switzerland that was initially from the Swiss government rather than what Mike did?
Sen. Bongbong Marcos:
What happened there is the first of what has become a procession of people coming to the family saying that we have identified Marcos funds in a certain bank and we can release it if you give us a power of attorney.
There has been…the family gets one of those at least once every one month or two months where people come to us and they say – just sign this special power of attorney. We will take the special power of attorney. We will take it to the bank. And we have identified assets that belong to the Marcoses. We will then withdraw it in your favor and then we will take our handling fee.
And speaking of a handling fee these people will ask of us by Mike.
And he (Mike) did not come to see me. He came to see my parents. But he went through me because he was a close friend of, with Irwin Ver. And it was Irwin Ver who came to us and said Mike wants to come because he thinks he can help. He says he has identified an amount of money in a certain bank and he feels if he is given the necessary authority – the legal authority – he can withdraw it again in your favor and he will take his handling fee.
And so that was a general situation and it was as I said, it was the first. We still continue to receive offers of this nature. And although we have learned our lessons since then and we do not issue these special powers of attorney quite so easily anymore.
Again it is only remarkable in the fact that it was the first.
It was a precursor of what has been happening to us for the last 20 odd years. And as I said we get this constant offers of help, supposed help. And it would always take the same form: If you give us the power of attorney we would withdraw the amount for, if you give us money we need that money, we would use that money to be able to … shake the money loose from some bank.
RR: So Senator, you did have US$200 million in Credit Suisse?
Sen. Bongbong Marcos:
That’s what Mike said.
RR: Your parents gave him a power of attorney.
Sen. Bongbong Marcos:
What happened is it was not money that the family identified. It is a – let us say, Juan de la Cruz comes to us… and says we found some in the banks of London, Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, Luxembourg. Always and the amounts are mind boggling in millions of dollars.
RR: Would you confirm because I’ve seen documents that came from Malacanang that your family left behind. Some of these documents pertain to foundations. And among the beneficiaries of these foundations are all the three of you – you and your two sisters. Would you confirm that you were beneficiaries of these investment accounts?
Sen. Bongbong Marcos:
I cannot confirm because I haven’t seen or read them. We – I don’t know. I cannot – I cannot say that I know. Definitely the Swiss money were there. Or are there now. It’s for us – again this constant – that people are saying – more and more participating in that —
RR: In the next six years would you vigorously pursue a compromise settlement with the Philippine government over the Marcos assets?
Sen. Bongbong Marcos:
We’ve been pursuing a compromise settlement since 1986. We will continue to do so.
Just a note – Michael de Guzman had a different take on the story. Under oath, he told a Philippine congressional probe – the House Special Committee on Public Accountability – on July 10, 1989 that it was the young Bongbong Marcos who gave him the name Ernest Scheller as the contact inside Credit Suisse. Scheller was the senior Vice-president of Credit Suissse then.
Mike also executed an affidavit narrating his version of the events when he returned to Austria. I obtained a copy of this affidavit a long time ago.
The same amount that the Marcoses tried to have withdrawn from Credit Suisse with Mike’s help was part of the money awarded to the Philippine government by the Swiss Federal Court in 2003. By then, it had grown to US$683 million due to interest earnings.
The Marcoses are fond of saying that neither Ferdinand Marcos nor Imelda Marcos has ever been convicted of any crime.
The truth is that Ferdinand Marcos avoided any court suit by pleading ill health.
The reason why the anti-racketeering case in New York never prospered against Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos was that they successfully blocked at that time the release of documents from Swiss banks showing the money trail.
Later, the Philippine government obtained these documents and used them to build a civil forfeiture case against the Marcoses. It was Associate Justice Renato Corona who issued the landmark decision on this case where he traced the money trail from Manila to Switzerland.
I am providing below the text taken from the Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police calling the Marcos money “of criminal origin”.
Meaning – stolen wealth from the Filipino people.
If you see Sen. Bongbong Marcos, please ask him about this.
In 1995, Sen. Bongbong Marcos tried to push a “universal settlement” with Fidel Ramos’ government that would have allowed the Marcoses to keep a fourth of the wealth “net of taxes” and all their civil forfeiture cases dropped. But the Supreme Court struck it down as unconstitutional.
Today, Congresswoman Imelda Marcos continues to tantalize the poor with the promise that once a settlement is reached with the Philippine government they would be the direct beneficiaries.
But why wait for that? If Imelda Marcos is really sincere, she would simply waive any claims to all those contested assets here and abroad in behalf of the nation’s poor. That would instantly place her forever in the nation’s heart.
Oops. Bad dream.
Here’s the text explaining the Swiss Federal Court ruling on the Marcoses’ ill-gotten loot:
Federal Office of Justice
Philippines given access to over USD 683 million
Confiscation ruling closes Marcos case
Press Release, FOJ, 05.08.2003
Zurich/Bern, 5 August 2003. Satisfaction with the positive conclusion of the Marcos case was expressed by the Swiss and Phillippine authorities at a meeting in Zurich on Tuesday. Following the confiscation ruling of the Supreme Court in Manila, the Phillippines may now dispose of the Marcos assets that were deposited in a frozen account in 1998 and have since grown to approximately USD 683 million. The only matter still outstanding is the issue of assets worth USD 10 million in the names of those associated with the Marcos regime.
The Marcos case began in 1986 when the Federal Council ordered bank accounts to be frozen. In 1990, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court approved the handover to the Phillippines of bank documents relating to the Marcos family, but ruled that the actual return of assets would be conditional upon a final and absolute judgment by a Phillippine court. In 1997, the Court established that the majority of the Marcos foundation assets were of criminal origin and permitted their transfer to a escrow account in Manila, even though no Phillippine court ruling had yet been issued.
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court set two conditions for this advance transfer, however. The Phillippines had to provide an assurance that the confiscation or repayment of the assets in question would be handled through judicial proceedings that complied with the principles of the International Civil and Political Rights Pact, and the Phillippine government also had to undertake to brief the Swiss authorities regularly on the judicial confiscation and repayment proceedings, as well as on the precautions and procedures pertaining to compensation for victims of violations of human rights under the Marcos regime.
No further decision required from Swiss authorities
Once the Federal Office of Justice (at the time: the Federal Office of Police Matters) had declared the guarantee given by the Phillippines to be satisfactory and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court had dismissed appeals against the ruling, the assets could be transferred in 1998 to a escrow account with the Phillippine National Bank in Manila. Following the confiscation ruling of the Phillippine Supreme Court on 15 July 2003, which confirmed the view of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court with regard to the criminal origin of the monies seized, the Phillippine government may now dispose of the assets, worth some USD 683 million. No further decisions are due on the part of the Swiss authorities. The Phillippine parliament is currently debating legislation under which the Marcos assets would be used for land reform and to compensate the victims of human rights violations.
USD 10 million still frozen
On Tuesday, representatives of the Office of the District Attorney IV of Canton of Zurich, the Federal Office of Justice, and the Phillippine Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) met in Zurich to discuss the outstanding legal assistance proceedings against others involved in the Marcos case, i.e. former ministers and other individuals. In 2000, bank documents were handed over to the Phillippines and a portion of the frozen assets (USD 5.5 million) transferred as an advance payment. The Office of the District Attorney IV for Canton of Zurich subsequently released assets worth approximately USD 30 million because the Phillippine authorities were unable to provide evidence that they were still pursuing criminal proceedings against the individuals concerned. Around USD 10 million remain frozen in Switzerland. The Phillippine judicial authorities will therefore have to issue a ruling on the confiscation of USD 15.5 million in the names of persons associated with the Marcos case.
And here’s the link to the actual release.
Here’s the story entitled:
Bongbong: What apology? They only want money
LAOAG CITY—The Marcoses, apologize?
”They don’t want an apology, they want money.”
Ilocos Norte Gov. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son and namesake of the late dictator, yesterday took a defiant stance on being asked if his family would heed the call–made by victims of human rights abuse during his father’s rule–for an apology.
Marcos Jr. said he and his family would apologize only if they have done something wrong.
After all, he said, it had yet to be established if the so-called ”rights claimants” existed. He said that of the 10,000 victims seeking damages from his father’s estate, not more than 1,000 had filed claims.
”And the 1,000 names we know are people who have nothing to do with human rights claimants,” he declared.
”I think their true colors are showing because now they are fighting,” the young Marcos added.
”Basta’t may pagasang magkapera, nagaaway-away na sila (As long as there’s a chance of making money, they’ll fight among themselves).
”Some of these people who are claiming to be human rights victims have never been victims except (of) their own greed.”
Marcos Jr. described the Edsa uprising on Feb. 22-25, 1986, as ”nothing but a political power grab.”
The government commemorated on Monday the 13th anniversary of the historic revolt that toppled the dictatorship and swept Corazon ”Cory” Aquino, widow of Marcos’s political archrival, to power.
But Marcos Jr. thinks nothing has changed since he, together with the then ailing strongman and other members of his family, fled Malacañang on Feb. 25 13 years ago.
”My interpretation of (the Edsa uprising) is, there was no revolution,” he said.
”A revolution is a change in social order. But the poor remain poor. Nothing has changed.”
Marcos Jr. said President Estrada had shown sincerity in resolving the cases involving his family.
Last week, he told reporters here that the best chance to find a settlement to the dispute over his family’s alleged ill-gotten wealth was for the human rights groups, the Philippine government and the Marcoses to conduct negotiations during Mr. Estrada’s term.
Settlement talks between the Marcoses and the Estrada administration had been suspended pending the resolution of a motion for reconsideration filed by the family last month with the Supreme Court.
The Marcoses asked the tribunal to reconsider its judgment on the 1993 compromise agreement they signed with then President Fidel Ramos, which calls for a 75-25 sharing in favor of the government.
Marcos Jr. said his family did not agree with the proposed 75-25 formula.
He also said he did not know of the gold deposits that Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, his father’s long-time defense minister and considered an Edsa hero, had been reported as citing.
”When (Enrile) was in Hawaii, I was there,” Marcos Jr. said.
”My father was already too ill to speak to him or make any of the arrangements that he has been talking about. I cannot imagine that my father (will issue an instruction) without me knowing it.”
Ramos, head of the Constabulary during martial law, urged Filipinos on Monday to ”remember the truth” as he denounced the return to power of those unseated or forced into exile by the Edsa revolt.
He did not name names in his speech delivered at a breakfast forum, but he was obviously referring to the family of his former boss, the late strongman, and the cronies who once controlled major industries in the country.
But some senators yesterday advised Ramos, another key figure of the uprising, not to forget his past membership in the dictator’s elite set.
Still others noted that his statement indicated a distancing from present leaders once associated with the dictator and who did not participate in the uprising.
Senate President Pro Tempore Blas Ople, labor minister of the late strongman, pointed out that Ramos ”was one of the Marcos right-hand men who managed to come back quicker than the others.”
Ople said Ramos ”must have forgotten that he was head of the PC-INP and vice chief of staff of the Armed Forces when martial law was declared.
”He should not be maligning himself,” Ople said in an interview.
Sen. Francisco Tatad, the press secretary who read Marcos’ declaration of martial law on air in 1972, said those who managed to come back ”by virtue of the electoral process” were able to do so because of the people’s will.
”There is nothing (Ramos) can do. He used to be a crony himself,” Tatad added.
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel, one of those imprisoned during the martial law years, said it was ”too bad that Ramos noticed the return of the Marcos cronies only now.”
”Some of them returned to power during the time of Cory, some during his own administration, and, of course, they’re back in many places now. There’s nothing new in that,” Pimentel said.
Enrile said Ramos might as well blame democracy for the return of the cronies.
”We embrace democracy, and I don’t think you can enjoin or prohibit or prevent anyone to engage in a quest for power, honor–or wealth, for that matter–unless there is a law enacted by Congress constitutionally allowing the interdiction of any person from engaging in (such) a quest,” Enrile said.
He said it was an ”accepted fact that friends or foes, after Edsa, will be allowed to engage in politics, and these include the Marcos forces.”
Enrile added that with the way democracy worked, it was now ”up to the people to decide if they want these Marcos elements or allies or cronies to get back into power.”
”If they do, that’s the operation of democracy,” he said.
Sen. Ramon Magsaysay Jr. noted that Marcos ”developed a lot of political leaders” during his time, and that voters should not be blamed if they still found these leaders acceptable.
Sen. Gregorio Honasan, considered another Edsa hero, preferred to downplay Ramos’ and other comments about what took place 13 years ago.
”We should not complicate warnings issued by each administration that chooses to color Edsa other than for what it is. Edsa should not be colored by partisan politics,” he said.
For all that, Sen. Raul Roco considers Ramos’ statement ”a very good comment.”
”It is also politically surprising because you will now see that the Edsa roots–Cory and Ramos–are now declaring a breakaway from the non-Edsa roots of Estrada,” Roco said.
”It is not party-based. But you can see that Ramos is saying that ‘All these guys we defeated are creeping back. They are the guys we were saved from by the people.”’
Sen. Sergio Osmeña III, who was ordered detained by the strongman during martial law, said that while the situation had not yet deteriorated into one where freedom and civil liberties were again under threat, ”we are now faced with the danger of seeing crony capitalism rear its ugly head again.”
The militant groups reserved their comments for Mr. Estrada.
”Acting as the laundryman of the Marcoses and their cronies, Mr. Estrada whitewashed their cases, ironed-out the recovery of their ill-gotten wealth, and brought them back to power,” Karapatan secretary general Marie Hilao-Enriquez said at a news conference.
”We cringe in disgust and anger as the Marcoses and their cronies again flaunt their wealth and power, as if the Edsa revolt never happened.”
Enriquez also said that while Marcos imposed martial law eight years after he came into power, Mr. Estrada wanted it done as early as eight months after taking over the presidency.
She cited as proof the proposed mandatory filing of statements of assets and liabilities, expanded rules on warrantless arrest, national ID system and scrapping of the minimum wage law.
Teddy Casiño, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan deputy secretary general, said the President had an ”attitude problem”–”the attitude of a budding dictator.”
”We are commemorating the 13th anniversary of the Edsa uprising by vigorously exposing and protesting the treachery of the Estrada regime against the Filipino people,” Enriquez said.
By Cristina Arzadon, PDI Northern Luzon Bureau and Cathy C. Yamsuan, with a report from Christine Herrera – Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 24, 1999
Here’s the link to the story.
Salamat sa pag papalaganap ng katotohanan
I just want to share this short piece of news applauding the present economic simmering, ascending situation of the country care of the hard work of the exiting Aquino administration. It was noticed.
The Philippines Prospers as Its Middle Class Seethes: QuickTake
2016-05-13 02:09:14.428 GMT
By Norman P Aquino
(Bloomberg) — Take 7,100 islands, add 100 million people,
throw in a twist of corruption, an unhealthy slug of poverty and
a dab of dynastic politics, and what do you get? A recipe for
disaster, you might think. And yet the Philippines has been
simmering nicely as a developing democracy since overthrowing
the dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. The past six years have
been marked by relative stability and economic growth that
outpaced most of Southeast Asia. But the Philippines may be
veering onto another course as voters elect a new president, one
who is set to face serious challenges, and perhaps create a few.
Salvador Ursua says
Siguro dapat na yung mga nagsasabing mali ang lahat ng nakasulat dito ay gamitin din ang natitirang sustansiya sa mga utak nila at gumawa din ng research at article para pasinungalingan ang lahat ng naisulat dito. Kung hindi nila kaya, manahimik na lang sila.:)
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas.
Manuel Lazo says
Kung totoo lahat ng isinulat ni Raissa Robles at May kaukulang ebidensiya na maipapakita bakit hanggang ngayon ay Hindi nakasuhan at nakulong ang mga Marcoses lalo pat dalawang Aquino pa ang naging Pangulo ng Pinas. Tigilan na sana ang mga black propaganda dahil nagising na sa katotohanan ang sambayanan lalo pat Hindi naman nabigyan ng magandang kinabukasan ang mas nakararaming Pilipino. Pawang mayayayanan Lang na mga Pilipino ang nakinabang sa rehimeng Aquino. Ang mahihirap sa flak pa rin sa kahirapan. At kayong mga bayarang mamahayag mahiya naman kayo sa pinag gagagawa ninyo.
Read my book. It’s all there.
Then come back to me.
But not before you read my book.
Rita Eichenlaub says
Ms. Raissa Robles, is your book available for us who are not residing in the Philippines now ? Thank you for all your honest expose ! May GOD continue to bless and protect you, especially from the lunatics who remains loyal to this evil family !
Where are you based?
I am interested in your book too, Ms Robles. Is it available in the US,? Or in Amazon?
Ur absolutely right …as we all know raisa robles is a certified yellow fanatic….ever since i never heard nor read dat she said any positive comments to marcoses ….all i read in her articles are all hatred …..so how can we be so sure dat wat shes saying is true?….she is so biased….and to u raisa …u always say read ur book …read ur book for wat …for ur biased story????
So, why are you here if you don’t believe me and you think I’m biased?
You took nice pictures! Bongbong has always been cute. ?
Oh, God, you are so tanga!
He does have that stolen plundered loot vapid look doesn’t he?
the problem with a lot of us is we are basing our opinion not on facts. there are just so many disinformation that people have been misled for a long time. the thing is, why is it that the Marcoses are the one’s who want to reopen the investigation of Ninoy assassination and there were two members of the Aquino family that became president but did nothing to really establish the guilt of the Marcoses and prove that their wealth were really stolen. i think that it is already too long for the government to have done this…
read my book. the explanation is there.
Bobby Baizas says
Is this how you sell your books, Raissa? Why refer the people who tripped upon your blogsite, to your book? Sumagot ka dito. And dont give me any bs kesyo yung blogs mo are so good and popular. You make noise that reach our newsfeed. Lata na walang laman ay maingay kapag nasisipa at tumataob. Yun lang yun. Nothing to do with your efforts at research nor your writing talent. At best pinagtagpitagpi na excerpts aand a few editorial comments that you unabashedly submit as serious and credible opinionang hinahain mo sa mga taga hanga mo. Grow up. A journalist you certainly arenot one. bastos pa kayo sa mga contra sa opinion mo.
Dear Bobby Baizas,
Sukdulan ka ng yabang. This is my blog. You are free to leave.
The fact that it reaches your newsfeed shows a lot of people (including your friends) are sharing it.
Think what you will of my book.
It does not alter what I say in it.
I know you are for Bongbong Marcos and the late dictator. You can sing any praises you want about them both.
It does not alter the truth of what and who they really are. Ferdinand Marcos was a world-class thief and torturer.
And his son Bongbong is trying to reap the alleged glory of his father’s name. The Marcoses are trying to revise the real history of Martial Law.
The real history that you refuse to confront and acknowledge.
Welcome to Cyber Plaza Miranda.
angkop na angkop…
Manuel Lazo says
Shame on you Raissa Robles. Respect people’s opinion on your blog and don’t ask them to leave if they don’t agree with your article. May piinag aralan kang Tao I guess kaya sana gamitin mo naman. Ikaw nga itong lumalabas na mayabang. Kung di Lang nadaya si bbm siya naman talaga ang real winner. At sino naman ang maniniwala sa article mo about the interview mo Kay bbm regarding Swiss account. He is not that stupid para sabihin sa iyo if ever may katotohanan yun. Just move on. Kahit ano pang black propaganda ang gawin nyo mananatiling mahal ng nakararaming Pilipino si Apo Marcos.
No, shame on you.
This is my blog.
Kung pupunta isang tao dito upang lait-laitin lang ako, bakit ko papayagan?
Si Bongbong Marcos, Hindi nadaya.
Ang pamilyang Marcos, yan ang mga track record na pandaraya.
Via Vargas says
The Truth will prevail, BBM pa rin kahit anong paninira , Marcoses are the true servant na may malasakit sa bansang Pilipinas…
Yes, I do hope the truth prevails.
Because if it does, the Marcoses will be recognized by most Filipinos as the birds of prey.
noel s. guieb says
hoy gising!! The truth has already prevailed! Marcos lose the election and was overthrown in 1986 during the edsa revolution participated by millions of pilipinos! Ngayon itong si gunggong marcos, kinupya ang pandaraya ng tatay kaya lang talo pa rin kay madam leni robredo last may 9, 2016 election!! Nandaya na itong si gunggong marcos pero talo pa rin! Hindi matanggap ang pagkatalo kaya eto ginamit ang perang ninakaw nila sa phil. govt. para suhulan ang mga justices para tanggapin ang reklamo nya na dinaya daw sya! ?The marcoses/romualdezes are greedy and the most corrupt families in asia!!Tell them to return the billion of pesos they have stolen from the phil. govt.! Gumising ka na sa katotohanan!!
Shame on you too Manuel, If you say respect people opinion then what are you barking for? respect hers as well. Bring your stupidity somewhere.
Another mental wreck and moral bankrupt aka Marcos loyalist. See how it runs around waving its antennae, acting as if it’s intelligent? Whee!
Chris A. says
ANother marcos loyalist.Hindi mayabang si Raissa may katangahan ka lang.. Raissa provides informations to everybody walang halong pagkukunwari at black propaganda you call it… Hindi nadaya si BBM talo cia talaga ni Leni…Papano madadaya ang expert sa dayan na gaya ni Apo Marcos. Hindi lang kaya ni BBM dahil bobo cia na gaya mo…Ibig mo svhin cnungaling si BBM dahil sa cnv nya kay Raissa? I won’t be surprised sinungaling cia talaga at parang bata hindi marunong tumanngap ng pagkatalo…Nag concede na lahat ng kalaban sa VP si BBM na lang ang hindi…Dahil cry baby cia. Dapat tawag sa kanya BigBabyMarcos…Regarding Raissa’s article? I believe on her every single interviews she covered and report it on her blog… Grow up Manuel Lazo and try to accept Marcos are gone forever sa National election, jan na lang kayo sa Ilocos marami pa din cla naloloko na Ilocano.
You go Bobby!!! (correction: tanga-hanga niya)
Are you really a journalist raissa? as what i understand that a journalist must be neutral not bias to get the opinion of both parties but as we can see and hear from you you are always bitter and anti qgainst with the other side. I should suggest you better resign from your post as journalist and join the liberal party or whatever leftist group. Or are you with them already it seems so .
Do you wondered? Why BBM garnered 14M plus votes from us because we do not believed all the propaganda that anti marcos has manipulated? We are bright and wise .the literacy of pilipino increase dont ever fool us. Mind your own politicians we will mind ours.
sorry, you’re mistaken about Marcos.
Read my book.
Voice in the Wilderness says
@Blossoms says, you’re not ashamed in saying that you’re bright and wise? I pity you… I advised that you should think twice or even thrice in saying those things… because your argument will not even pass the minds of grade school students not even in KG.
Pls. be informed that when someone is claiming that he is anti-Marcos it is because he knows the truth. The truth that Marcos is a great thief and human rights violator. Who thinks of himself as great leader for what? A great leader of thieves and crooks… It doesn’t mean that If I’m saying things against Marcoses, I’m Pro-Aquino nor Leftist. I’m saying things against Marcoses because I’m pro peoples rights and dignity.. Shame on you.. not only to you but to all who have been blinded by the narcissistic Marcoses…
Lori L Wells says
Tanga ka Blossoms. A journalist who is worth her salt is BIASED for the truth. Raissa is fearless, fighting for the truth. Her facts are well researched and verifiable,
This particular post seems to attract dullard trolloyalists the way light attracts insects. They hate the truth – that their idol is a douchebag son of a murderous, thieving lying douchetator. Alas, against truth and facts the trolloyalists can offer only rank ignorance and incomprehensibility. Tsk tsk.
ysabel smith says
oh here we go again.. make believe.. surplus comes from plaza miranda.. cory fabricated lines.. whose statistically LIES is that. haha! always never a dull moment raissa when it comes financial news.. how about your administration? mga mukha kayong pera! gag me!
do you think you can just post in Filipino?
hindi ko maintindihan yung sinasabi mo?
Anong ibig sabihin ng “gag me!”
gago raw siya…
anu raw ang sa babae?
(wag mo na lang kaya pasundan, siguro naman naintindihan na ni sabel)
Bb. Robles Robles, may I write to you in pilipino? Salamat sa pag-unlak. Una sa lahat, maraming salamat sa pagsulat mo ng artikulong ito. Sisikapin kong isalin (sa tulong ng mga tunay na nagmamahal sa bayan) sa Pilipino, cebuhano, bisaya ilonggo, boholanon at sa marami pang katutubong wika! At sa ganon ay mabatid ng bayan ang katotohanan, lalo na’t yung mga nagtitinda sa kalye ng kendi at sigarilyo, yung naglalako ng kakanin at basahan para sa mga tsuper ng jeepney at yung mga mahilig sa boksing at basketbol, sila at tulad naming mga karaniwang tao na sumasakay sa bus, jeep at mrt. Sa aking pag-iisip at palagay, malayong hamak na karapat-dapat kang maging bayani sa iyong matapang na pagsulat ng katotohanan at para sa kabutihan ng bansang Pilipinas. Kailanman, sanay di mailagak ang labi ng isang taong taksil sa kanyang lahi, lalo na, kung sino pa ang pangulo ng Pilipinas ay sya pa ang nagsadlak sa kanyang sariling bayan sa matinding sakit at kapahamakan.
Pwede po bang itanong ko yung pamagat ng aklat o librong nabanggit nyo? Saan po maaring mabili o makita? Sanay mabasa ko rin ito, at ng mga kabayan natin. Maraming salamat sa inyo. Pagpalain kayo lagi ng ating Poong Maykapal at lahat ng mga mahal niyo sa buhay! (Ni Apo Diyos ti ag-ngina ken yayo! )
Salamat I. Tiu.
Yung aklat ko ay “Marcos Martial Law: never Again”.
You wrote ur book of course everything is against Marcos…no not even a pinch of good things done by Marcos that u have written down for sure..If I write my book too I will also write negative things against Ur boss but i should remember to write down positive deeds too…That’s fair enough …
You obviously haven’t read my book.
I have a profile of Marcos at the beginning. You might be surprised.
Your book was written by you so what are written there are all idiocy!
Of course my book was written by me. What an idiotic sentence.
The reason the ill gotten has not been resolved is because of some people in power wanted all if not a slice of the loot.
The problem on majority of the Filipinos, the so called ‘facts’ is what’s already in their minds. The lawsuits/cases happened before Marcis was overthrown and the killers were found “not guilty” under Marcos regime and regardkess of their guilts, they cannot be tried twice (double jeopardy). We already proven the Marcoses’ i’ll-gotten wealth since Cory as President. The Phil Government already confiscated worth over $4 billions of these stolen money, jewels, paintings, 4 buildings in New York, mansions in the US, etc. The Marcoses were already found guilty here in the US of human rights violation and were ordered to pay at least $2 billions to their victims but for the victims to collect probably never.
Move on Rissa !!! Haters no place in the Phippine Society ,shame on you !!!
Shame on YOU! For forgetting the Marcoses’ tawdry and violent history.
Jen ram says
Ang nakakatakot nito, kapag nanalo si marcos.. baka ipatira nya or ng cronies nya ang presidente para instant president… wag naman sana manalo… not all of them are perfect, but i stillchoose the lesser evil… #cayetano #du30
ysabel smith says
kaylan pumatol si BBM sa mga traydor tulad ni cayetano? na sangkot sa napoles PDAF scam? tumanggap ng 50M suhol para tanggalin si renato corona? maraming mahihirap sa taguig na walang nagawa? kuta ng mg adik at kriminal dahil walang mga trabaho? ano pa name it! alam mo ba ang ibig sabihin ng kung bakit ngkaroon ng Martial law? nag aral o research ka man lang b? dahil malinaw naman na ipinaliwanag ni F. Marcos na ang pagkakatatag ng Batas Militar ay para proteksiyonan ang demokrasya ng bansa sa mga kaaway katulad ng mga komunistang CCP-NPA, MNLF, at PKP-HMB na naghahangad magtayo ng sariling bansa sa Mindanao sa pamamagitan ng marahas sa pagkilos na gawa ng mga TRAYDOR na Aquino-Cojuangco clan! yung mga bayaran at fabricated victims kuno na gawa ni cory at ibinasura niya ang kaso na laban sa kaniya ng mga Marcos. oh kamusta naman ang bayan mo ngayon? daming nabiktima ng administrasyon na bulok na yan asan ang hustisya nabigyan ba? HINDI! para patas ang hustisya niyo wag kayong maging one sided! search and think! wag puro tsismis!
Ahahahaha… True … :D Ang nakakatakot nitoh… kung manalo si Duterte at Cayetano.. baka mapasama na ang mindanao sa Sabah…. They try to build their own land… Wahahaha… yan yung gustong bawiin ni Marcos na dapat naman talaga ay sa atin.. and the West Philippine Sea.. siguro mapasama sa mga makukuha .. Remember that Du30 got his NPA’s and we know na ang mga NPA ay ilan sa mga sandatahan na Lumalaban sa Gobyerno… Bakit di nyo tanungin ang Aquino.. tanungin nyo kung saan galing ang pondo nila para sa Eleksyon? tanungin nyo kung nangGaling ba sa Suhol ng Malaysia sa kanyang Ama para makuha ang Sabah??? Bakit pilit nating kinukuha ang salapi na matagal nang pinag-uusapan pero wala naman tayong napapala? ayaw nyo pagtuunan ng pansin ang mga bagay na sa ngayon ay nangyayari? maxadong maraming problema ang bansa… di malulutas ng pag-angkin natin sa pera ng mga Marcos ang problema ng bansa! Gaya ng Corruption, Scams, Problema sa Edukasyon, Problema sa Enerhiya, Problema sa kahirapan, at marami pang iba, Laglag Bala pa nga lang di na malulutas nyan eh… At sa tingin mo? Kung makukuha ba ang pera na yun? kaninong Bulsa mapupunta ang pera? sa tingin mo ba sa Bulsa ng mga Mahihirap? maswerte na kung makaKuha ka ng 500 pesos sa mga yun… Isa pang Problema.. one side ang Blog mo… you state opinions na wala man lang Proof? sinasabi mo na meron kang nakitang mga doc. na nagState na kasama ang pangalan ng 3 magkakapatid? asan may picture ka ba? keso galing sa ganito, sa ganun? wew.. Gusto mong sabihin ko sa iyo. Yung pera nila, kelan man hindi atin, kaya nga pera nila eh.. hindi sayo, hindi sakin, hindi rin sa taong bayan, ang sabi sa biblia, Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him. Mark 12:17, wag natin angkinin, kung nakapangalan sa kanila, ibigay nyo sa kanila.. simple lang d ba? maliwanagan ka kaibigan
lita ramos says
okay.so thats how you understand the situation.nakakawalang ganang intindihin na maraming Pilipino na katulad mo na kulang ang makasakit sa bansa.bakit may ill gotten wealth ang mga marcos ,dahil sa loob ng 20 years niyang pamumuno,nag ipon sila ng sobra sobra na di naman dapat sa kanila ,si marcos lang ang may trabaho ,kung tutuosin walang ganon karaming pera ang maiipon niya kasi napakaluho nila sa buhay,palagay mo saan galing ang pera na itinago ni marcos sa iba ibang bansa,
Manuel Lazo says
Excuse you. Kulang ka sa kaalaman kaya pwede mag research ka. Bago pa man pumasok sa pulitiko si Marcos ay mayaman na sila. Dont forget bar topnothcher siya at big time na lawyer.
Manuel pls dont forget Marcos fake diploma. Include that in your comments and keep it in your small mind.
Nagiisip ka ba? Sa palagay mo ba ang perang hinahabol nang PHilippine government from the Marcoses ay pera nila? Saan sa palagay mo nila nakuha ito? May mga businesses ba sila bago pumasok si Ferdinand Marcos sa politika? Ang perang “from criminal origin” ay pera nating mga Pilipino na ninakaw nila!!! Noong umalis sila nang Pilipinas at itinapon sa Hawaii, walang laman ang “Treasury” o ang kaban nang bayan. Magbasa ka… alamin mo ang katotohanan… maraming infrastructure projects na nagawa ang mga Marcos… dapat lang… kulang pa iyon… kung ang lahat nang pera nila ay ginamit nila para sa ating mga Pilipino… isa na tayo sa pinakamaunlad na bansa sa Asia at balik tayo sa puwesto natin na pangalawa sa Japan. Ang nasa bibliya na “Give back to Caesar what is due to Caesar and to God what’s God,” ay dapat mong sabihin iyan sa idol mong mga Marcos!” They should know better! Dapat nilang ibalik sa mga Pilipino ang pera para sa mga Pilipino. Tatlong kandidatong Marcos and tumakbo sa halalan ngayon 2016… gaano kalaking pera ang kailangan nang isang kandidato para sa kampanya? Naitanong mo ba iyan sa sarili mo? Tatlo sila, tatlo! Puro pera nang mga Pilipino ang ginagastos nila… alam mo ba iyon? Wala kang sense of history… pls. don’t try to be a smart ass when you’re dumber as a dumb could be!!!
Ysabel, bags mag martial ang pilipinias ay masagana. Bigyang nagbago because the First Couple started to skim the government. Anyone against them were either taken , some were never found.
Vilma Sevilla says
I agree with your rational. Kahit walang written facts, ay obvious naman sa makikita natin na kalagayan ng buhay dito sa Pilipinas.
The problem with Filipinos – we can’t hold a decent or intellectual conversation because we cannot respect the opinions and ideas of others. We make everything personal, we resort to name calling and belittling. Why can’t it be, “respect my opinion and I’ll respect yours, let’s stick to the issue!”. This article was written based on how she understood the situation, she did her own research etc. Why is it too hard to comprehend that if you don’t agree with this article, you have to respect the writer and question the article and not attack her personally? Ridiculous.
Hello, I’ve been following your blog for quite a time now. Like you, I abhor Martial Law even if I am not of that era. I’m 25 years old but my parents have been very instrumental in keeping me informed about the horrors of Martial Law. I am disgusted by people who say that the Marcos regime were the golden years of the Philippines – that’s a complete lie! My dad is 70 years old now, but was in Manila during the height of Martial Law. He worked as a construction worker there and lived in a small house along with other laborers. My dad and his co-workers were awakened every midnight on random days, they were brought to a field with many soldiers and were stripped naked. You see, Marcos was so afraid of being overthrown, he was greedy and obsessed with power that he had to rummage every hole he could find to look for those who opposed him. Two of my tita’s (sisters of my dad) were staunch critics of ML, as a matter of fact, one of my tita’s who died of cancer in 2013, told me in 2010 never to vote for BBM because even if he is not his father, he carries the rotten ideologies of FM. My tita attended rallies in Manila during FM’s time and even supplied food to other rallyists. My other tita, a teacher in Dumaguete, also rallied to oust FM. With this, and other stories of my mother and father have educated me and my siblings of the darkness of Martial Law and we try our best to relay these true-life stories to other members of our family, friends and even acquaintances.
Personally, I have been very engrossed on reading tales from ML since 2013, which is how I came across your blog. I have read every article that you wrote and I truly admire you. As a millennial, I am sad that others are not aware of what really occurred during that time, even going as far as defending the Marcoses. They have forgotten iconic figures and ordinary civilians alike who sacrificed their life to fight for the Philippines. They are blinded by the atrocities of ML and I would often ask myself, what did their parents tell them? How on earth do they not know? If they fail to know history from their elders, there are books and even the internet that they can freely access. Coming from the Visayas, my sister and I are puzzled why many people from Luzon are still pro-Marcos when they were the first ones to experience ML first-hand. Maybe, because imperial manila benefited from Marcos? But I think otherwise. People from the Visayas (though there are certainly some who are not) are well-educated on ML.
I have been looking for your book but since I’m from a small town, I can’t find it here. When I have the time, I’m going to Cebu to purchase the book from the National Bookstore or other bookstores, wherever it is available. This year, my goal is to fly to Manila and visit the EDSA Experiential Museum, that would be fun. I hope I will be able to meet you some day, you’re a very smart lady. I am no writer, but I especially enjoy your articles. As someone who works as a freelancer, developing websites, optimizing content etc. I find you way above average than the “electronically-challenged” person. haha I hope to read more of your future articles, thank you ma’am.
Thanks for writing. My book is available in La Solidaridad book shop, padre faura, manila. Pls fone them at (02) 254 1068 to reserve.
ysabel smith says
raissa masmalaki ang utang ng dilaw administrasyon: Trillion at hindi alam kung saan napunta. Kaya hindi na ninyo ma brainwash ang mga tao. MULAT na sa katotohanan na ginamit lng ng mga Aquino ang mga tao para sakanilang makasariling ambisyon. Marcos is not a dictator he is a father of discipline. and a hero. I was a victim of mind control on that day. I used to participate in the street parliament. I’m an artist, we even doing political banner inside the church against President Marcos. When Ninoy killed, i was also there in Sto. Domingo Church. and the street parliament goes on. Kaya lang natanong ko ang aking sarili, ano ba itong isinisigaw ko laban kay Pres. Marcos eh wala naman akong katibayan, ni hindi ko alam kung sini ang nasa likod nito. So i started doing my research and I found out that all are nothing but lies. And the story change. Pres. Marcos was the most brilliant. truly great filipino leader, a dedicated leader to his countrymen. EDSA revolution is a fake and Ninoy is not a hero. Long live the Marcoses.
ewan ko ba, bakit ganito mag-isip ang mga pro-BBM?
Parang tipaklong. Kung saan saan pumupunta yung mga argumento? Walang disiplina yung utak.
ewan ko ba.
spare that lady.
por favor let her comment go in bbm’s box.
doon siya nararapat hindi sa blog mo.
tama si alan sa pagsagot sa mga trollilings.
isa siyang tipaklong, este tanga.
ang problema sa maraming millenials ay tamad magbasa ng libro.
ang gusto ay isusubo lang sa kanila ang info.
kaya hayun, napagloloko ng mga half truth-half lies na propaganda.
Hindi totoong half truth- half lies. ALL LIES. Thanks to writers like Miss Raiza, not afraid to write about the truth.
Parang wala ring disiplina ang mga sagot mo raissa.
Parang si Duterte?
Oo nga. Eh di naman utang ang pinaguusapan kundi ang pagnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan. Hay naku. Iha…ano bang pangalan niya….ako nagta trabaho na noong martial law. Isa sa cliente ko PNB. Bago mag byahe si imelda pinapasara niya ang pnb at nag wi withdraw ng isamg katutak na pam baon.
At witness ako sa parties na ma garbo at extravagant….buti na lang and comedy lang doon ay si imelda kumakanta at sumasayaw na naka ayos na mataas ang buhok…parang loka loka
Manuel Lazo says
Wag ka namang mal edukada sa pagbigay ng Komento sa opinyun ng iba kung di ka sang ayon. Konting respeto naman.
Buti nga hindi ako nagmumura.
If someone tells me to my face that what I’ve been writing are all lies and I react.
Oh boy. Have you been living in a cave all these years?
God gave you eyes to see the truth, ears to hear the truth, hands so you can do good work. Please use it wisely.
Kung may taong walang respeto dito, ikaw yon.
Tell me Manny old bean, does your pockmarked face ever bloat from your excessive sanctimonious hypocrisy?
The World have seen and already knew how corrupt Marcos was…
Hello Ysabel Smith, if you would be kind enough to share the links of your sources, I would also like to read them. And I agree with you Ninoy is definitely not a hero, he was just a catalyst; the real hero are the Filipino people at that time. Also, I’m curious why you say EDSA is a fake, what makes you say that? Thanks!
lita ramos says
its a pity that there are Filpinos who don’t give a damn concern to our own country like you.during marcos regime there’s no freedom of information.marcos controlled the media.and you are still control by his regime,you never move where you stand .we are living now in 20th century and seems that you never learn and educated.
thanks for the real truth you ve shared.we learned from old people to share to others.thanks again.
i agree amigo… hindi vale nalapit ng matuntun ang katotohanan… mananalo tayo… lahat na maliban sa mga naniniwala kay Raissa na lang ang hindi… i urge you to come and join to have our victory celebration… and you cN sgare something for the de elopment of our beloved country… yang mga ginagawa ng raissang ito ay parang crab mentality lang… ayaw niyang mag progreso ang isang tao na pwedeng makatulong sa mas nakakarami pang mga kababayan… anong klaseng pag iisip ng ganito… what profits her to do this… tsk tsk tsk ay oo nga pala yayaman siya pag dadami ang bibili ng kanyang libro… pero bias eh… may personal reservations na bago pa gawin ang kanyang research kaya kahit nagdidirect na hindi totoo ang kanyang research pinipili na lang niya ang kanyang isusulat at isasama sa kanyang research… my friend ms raissa wag ka ng mabibigla pagdating ng araw na itinakda ng ating Makapangyarihang Dios na mGiging vice presidente ang isang BBM… have a good dY ahead…
Bakit ka nandito?
sinali mo pa ang diyos… tsk
c jessie sinali pa ang diyos ” na itinakda ng ating Makapangyarihang Dios na mGiging vice presidente ang isang BBM… have a good dY ahead…” nag ilusyon pa na magiging vp si “bongbong mandarambong”. walang dayaan sa election ang sabihin nyo di nyo matanggap na hindi nanalo.
Paki ulit yung gusto mong sabihin.
This is what I can only say. Those assets that they have is not theirs and the real FM knows that. The Bong2x now is a fake bong2x which is a son of Dr. Pacifico Marcos. During that time when FM was a lawyer, he was appointed by the Royal families and Nations of the world to be a master holder and has the power to utilize the assets in all country but Americans put him down. The real Marcos will never get anything from our government but the fake Marcos has a deal with the World bank group and the fake Marcos declare martial law to destroy the real marcos because America and its allies don’t want to utilize the assets of collateral accounts so that all nations will be financially independent. Now fake Bong2x still have the Gold assets and other asset stolen from the depositories hidden outside our country just like Noy2x. Bong2x now is a corrupt person too but his father, the real not fake is a good person and many don’t understand what is the truth but those people that understands it, will know. Actually the real Marcos is still alive and he is South West of Beijing in a compound together with the Chinese elders. The fake is already dead. Please read all of this: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Whistleblower_and_OIT_114/index.shtml
have you been smoking anything?
Jen ram says
Shabu pa more ???
andrew lim says
May tikbalang sa Pozzorubio Pangasinan.
May yapak si Bernardo Carpio kung saan.
Si Winnie the Pooh totoong bear.
Nakakagutom ang damo. Taga Colorado ka ba? Magkano diyan dre? :)
hahaha, palagay ko, nasobrahan lang sa katol.
Jenkem pa more
Sabsabali met nga kapanunotan!
Katulad mo Raissa ang dahilan kung bakit lubog na ang Pilipinas sa kahirapan at dayuhan na rin tayo sa sarili nating bansa dahil pinagbebenta na ng mga yellowtards na leader ninyo ang bawat piraso ng lupa ng Pilipinas. Si Bong Bong maraming nagawa para sa aming mga taga-Ilocos..at naniniwala kami na marami rin sya magagawa sa Pilipinas. Ikaw kaya? Ano ang nagawa mo? Ang Manira.. ang gumawa ng mga kwento gamit ang mga litrato na malamang ay mas mas masayang kwento. AT dahil ginamit mo sa paninira maraming taong retarded na tulad ni ” Alan” (na alipores mo na simula nung sinulat mo ito eh ” tanga” lang ang nasabi. ang maniniwala sayo.) Kawawa ka naman Raissa.
Ano yung pangalan mo?
Anong klaseng sagot meron ka raissa, paraka namang walang pinag-aralan.
Parang si Duterte?
Manuel Lazo says
Mas masahol ka pa Kay duterte sa totoo Lang.
Masahol sa yo si Duterte?
uy tingnan mo o, yung Marcos trolloyalist umiiyak. Huhuhu.
ysabel smith says
yes i agree with you lee. pwede ng pumalit si raissa kay charo santos! haha, MMK! punta ka sa korte raissa tignan ko lang kung may magawa yang telenobela mo. PCGG nga na gawa ni cory humuthot ng yaman ng mga Marcoses and its been decades wlang maipaktang TUNAY na dokumento ikaw pa kaya.. tsk! your black propaganda tells who you are and you are still prepared for the WORST COUNTRY for your yellow freedom fighters, dahil ang kikitid pa rin ng mga isipan ninyo at never let go of that PRIDE. kaya ang dami BOBOTANTE dahil sa inyong matatalino “KUNO”. mga walang utang na loob! Go push Aquino Traitors and plunderers of the Republic of the PH! Marcos budget for 20years is 480billion vs cory aquino budget for only 6 yrs was 1 trillion, Ramos 2trillion? Even a single infastructure built of cory i never heard 1 but marcos built multiple infastructure. So whos corrupt cory or marcos??? NILOLOKO NIYO SARILI NIYO!
Is that the best insult you can come up with?
Talaga nga naman, mga pro-BBM kasing talas ang isip nila sa ini-idolo nila.
Renzo David says
Shabu pa more.. bakit lahat ng fans ni marcos ang bobo? Kung mag cite ng mga evidence, memes da facebook…pagbuhay pa si Apo Macoy niyo, tiyak papaluin kayo sa wetspu, kasi super tanga niyo, lalo ka na ysabel smith
kung si imee maniniwala akong may nagawa. pero si bong bong???? hello??? ano ba nagawa ni bong bong dito sa ilocos? wala nman ah, maliban sa ipinagmamalaki nyang mga windmill wala na. and fyi sa tingin mo tga ilocos nkinabang sa mga windmill na yan isip isip ka muna. SOP lahat ng proyektong infra ay 10% ng budget ay napupunta sa politikong may ari ng proyekto. alam mo bang ang halaga ng isang windmill ay 30m pesos??? at halos 100 n yta ang windmill na ipinatayo.. magkwenta ka na kung ilang milyon ang porsyentong nakuha ng bong bong mo… mahal kuryente sa ilocos wag na po kayong magsinungaling.
“dayuhan na rin tayo sa sarili nating bansa dahil pinagbebenta na ng mga yellowtards na leader ninyo ang bawat piraso ng lupa ng Pilipinas”
minsan sinabi ni imelda sa isang interview sa kanya, “practically we own the philippines”.
parang may connect…hehehe.
Dun sa mga pro-marcos dito: Ang mahalaga sa amin na nabuhay noong bago pa man naging presidente si Marcos at nakaranas ng lupit ng Martial Law – Magnanakaw si Marcos! Wag ninyong ilako sa akin na mayaman na siya bago pa sya naging presidente. Hindi yan totoo! Ikwento mo yan sa marino, baka mabili. Ninakaw din niya ang golden Buddha ni Rogelio Roxas.
Hindi ko kailangan ang eksaktong ruling ng kahit sinong korte na magsasabi na ill-gotten ang yaman. Simple lang – sa aming naghirap noong martial law – masyadong naging napaka-eskandaloso ng pamumuhay nila samantalang namamatay ang mga kababayan nila. Dun pa lang – Magnanakaw na sila. Yung dapat na inilalaan nila sa maraming mahihirap lalo na sa Negros, sinarili nila.
Wag kayong magbulag-bulagan sa kasaysayan. Pulos kasinungalingan ang pamilyang ito. Mula sa ama hanggang sa mga anak, At wag nyong ipinagyayabang ang dami ng mga gusali at kalye. Libo-libong kabataan at simpleng mamamayan ang pinatay, dinukot, na-rape o naglaho. Hindi magkatapat ang halaga ng mga infrastruxctures na yan sa dami ng mga nasirang buhay. Para lang sila manatili sa kapangyarihan.
Si Bongbong, kung ayaw niyang mag-apologize sa kasalanan ng kanyang ama, nasa kanya na iyon. Paano yung nabuko na hindi talaga siya graduate ng Wharton?
Paano yung ginawa niyang endorsement letter para mag-release ng P205M mula sa PDAF niya papunta sa fictitious NGO ni Napoles? Siya na ang gumawa niyan, hindi na ang tatay niya. Magpapalusot pa rin? Hindi sila magkakilala ni Napoles? Wala siyang picture na kasama si Napoles? Bakit si Enrile ba may picture din? Ikwento nya ulit yan sa marino. Baka doon bumenta yan.
Paano yung pinirmahan niyang SPA para makapag-withdraw sa isang dummy account noong nasa Hawaii sila? Hindi pa rin niya alam ang tungkol sa hidden wealth? Ikwento nya ulit yan sa marino!
Wala pa rin siyang alam sa kasalanan ng tatay niya?
Masyado na tayong ginago ng taong ito. Gagawin niyo pa ring VP?
Wag nyo kaming dalhin sa legalidad
salamat sa inyo amigo… indeed… ang problema kasi jan sa negros mareng merlyn ang may ari lang ng napakarami at napakalawak na lupain ay mga ilang ilang tao lang… ang mga tao ay wala silang kalayaang magsaka sa kanilang sariling lupa.. at ang partehan pa ay napakababa… at kung suswelduhan pa ang isang tao na mag saka jan at napakababa rin.. tsk tsk tsk.. kadto ka dire sa ilocos norte amiga at ikumpara mo ang pamumuhat ng isang ilokano sa isang taga negros o ilonggo na karaniwang tao… bat ko alam kasi nasaksihan ko mismo at naranasan ko mismo… kaya masasabi mo bang may kontro pa ang dating presidente tungkol dito… yung martial law hindi lang naman siya ang may pakana nun… kung tutuusin pasalamat pa nga tayo sa martiL law na yun bakit dahil yun ang isang napakahalagNg nangyari sa kasaysayan ng pilipinas na binibigyang kahulugan na napakasama ang imahe… bakit hindi natin nakita ang magandang naidulot nito sa ating bayan… sa tingin mo kaya may masasabi kayang demokrasya ngayon kung hindi nagkaroon ng ganoong klaseng batas militar… if we could just see the beautiful part of martial law then maybe it will change our mindset… may i float a question for all… would you suggest better LAW THAT MAKE OUR MOTHER LAND BETTER DURING THOSE TIMES MY FEIEND…
Maraming massacre na nangyari sa Negroa noong panahon ni Marcos
Alex Y Lim says
There is little doubt about the complicity of the marcos family in hiding their father’s loot. But what I really find intriguing is the total incompetence of the Philippine government in recovering it. This proves that the late strongman was indeed so brilliant in both local and international law that he was able to get away with the greatest loot in human history. It is now 2016, 30 years and what do we have?
(1) No recovery of loot, some court awards but nothing even approximating a fraction of the loot
(2) The marcoses are back in political power., taking advantage of the same democracy their father scuttled and their adversary Cory restored. What a hilarious comical irony,
They say that people ignorant of history are cursed to repeat it. I say that people who know history are even more cursed. They will watch helplessly and in horror as the ignorant people repeat history.
It’s not incompetence. It’s because most of the presidents after Cory wanted to do a compromise agreement with a mysterious % of the loot allotted to persons unknown.
Also, the Marcoses did not totally get away. Switzerland sent back a portion (albeit a tiny one) to Manila. And the Supreme Court defined all assets that were beyond the couple’s earnings while in government as ill-gotten.
Now I can finally say, read my book. It’s in Chapter 7 :)
Alex Y Lim says
Excuse me, the only time people look for compromises is when they could not accomplish their objective either through sheer incompetence or plain apathy. Either way, its is a failure. Not even the compromises could succeed. Not that’s incompetence. The mere failure to ascertain the total amount of the “Mysterious” loot, which is basic to any investigation of plunder, is enough to indict the governments of the inutile Cory and succeeding ones. It remains a mystery, then, as mysterious as the Holy Trinity. Actually, the word incompetence is rather kind. I would not even be surprised if succeeding government leaders were paid off by the ultra wealthy marcoses. With ther wealth, they can easily deposit Php2-5 billion in your account as bribe to look the other way. Tell me who can refuse such an amount. With every 6 years of a new president, that’s just a fraction of a time deposit interest of their mysterious loot.
There is no such thing as “did not totally get away.” What’s that? Half a conviction? No such thing. The fact that the strongman died unconvicted is quite clear. The mere fact that these bastards are now in power renders any claim that they did not get away entirely as just being in your dreams.
I have already read a few online articles on the matter, all of which clearly essaying the failure of Cory, her yellow minions, and succeeding jokers in recovering the entire or even a major part of loot from the marcos heirs. That’s enough. Just check out the SALN of this bobong marcos aiming to be VP. Kindly explain where he got his hundreds of millions for being a mere senator. Such in your face audacity and no one is investigating.
Oh, just read my book and come back here.
Interesting thought. Perhaps Ms Raissa, what Mr Lim is jabbering about would have been better addressed by your article. Since you said, read your book, should we assume that you have other notes to this so called comprmise? Would the article regarding Doy Laurel’s supposed chat with FM pertaining to a certain compromise deal shed light on what the truth of the situation is? There are many other personalities who went to FM/the Marcoses in order to strike a deal. Where are they now? Isn’t there any partictular person you might want to talk about who struck deals not just with FM but also with the Ph govt in order to get back to business? I’d love to read more about these.
I touched a bit on this in Chapter 7 of my book.
Paano nga ma-a-avoid ang pagvote nang ating mga stubborn na mamayan sa anak nang Mass Murderer/Torturer/Human Rights Violator/Pillager/Looter named Marcos. Yan lang naman ang tanong ko. Mark my words, Martial Law will happen again when that lil Marcos becomes the next Vice/President of the Philippines. The apple does not fall far from the tree. Like father like son. History will repeat itself. Indeed, the cycle begins. Bayan ko please wake up!
Yna melendres says
Big duck followed by small ducks!!!