What do you think of Imelda marcos' winning a seat in congress?

@ybong007 (6658)
Philippines
May 11, 2010 2:28am CST
Imelda Marcos gained popularity because of her lavish lifestyle when she was the first lady in the Philippines. She was also rumored to be the brains behind Ferdinand Marcos and the alleged brains behind the killing of Ninoy Aquino which up to this day has not been proven. During their 20 year dictatorship reign, the Philippines plunge into poverty until they were ousted and exiled in Hawaii. Marcos was replaced by Cory Aquino. Now there seems to be a dejavu. Noynoy, the son of Ninoy & Cory is likely to become the 14th president of the Philippines. Imelda on the other hand is making a comeback , this time as a congresswoman, her daughter is also winning as governor and and her son as senator.
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@rsa101 (16676)
• Quezon City, Philippines
11 May 10
They are making a comeback, I hope they would not be allowed to reach malacanan again. I fear that the people are forgetful of the past that we always tend to go back where we are because of this. For now, we cannot do anything to that since they are running in their own political turfs so we can expect them to win in their territories. I am just a bit concerned with the winning of Bongbong Marcos in the senate. I think he is inching his way towards something big.
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• Philippines
11 May 10
people have forgotten about the past, mostly those who have done good deeds to the Filipino people, and what on earth noy has done for the past ten years? or more? only thing i knew is that he live in his parent's names. i would rather have gordon or gibo for 2016 rather than bong marcos, not good politicians are taking advantage of forgetfull filipinos
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@rsa101 (16676)
• Quezon City, Philippines
11 May 10
Well as far as my post is concerned I never mentioned the name of Noynoy in here. I completely respect Bong Marcos winning in the senate I am just concerned about what may happen in the future. In my case I never will allow a Marcos from making it through Malacanan but that is only through my vote. If the people wills it though I have no resort but to respect the will of the people.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
12 May 10
@rsa, i think the marcoses are inching their way back to malacanan and they made sure that they don't make any noise. SO far they have succeeded. What's next after the senate but malacanang...but i'm not too worried about bongbong, i dont believe that he'll end up exactly like his father or mother but who knows. It's imelda that i'm most annoyed of. We knew what role she played when she was first lady, how they and their cronies buried the Philippines in debt. It's because of her lavish spending of people's money, the lavish parties she's throwing just to impress her foreign visitors, and the jewelries she bought courtesy of the people's taxes just so she could look appealing to the alta sociedad. i'm annoyed because they have stolen billions of dollars which they don't intend to return to the Filipinos, they are fighting for it in the courts just to keep it as their own. "ang kakapal ng mukha"
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@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
Mr Bond, I am waiting for the Day when Sen. Ferdinand Bong Bong Marcos will run our country. We have different views on this, Indeed the Marcoses won the election by favorable votes from the Filipinos, this only proves that a lot of Filipinos still remember them for their accomplishments rather than the misleading facts that we were told to believe.
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@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
I have nothing against Bongbong. he seems to be a very nice man and i'm sure he learned from the mistakes of his parents. My parents are pro marcos in fact they even named me after Bongbong. Bongbong once campaigned in our university when he run for senator before but he lost in the elections. That could be the main reason why Bongbong won in the last elections, he may look like his father but he is totally a different man. And he was able to convince people due to what he was able to accomplish in his area. It's another story with Imelda, she won because of the votes of her constituents just like GMA. I doubt if she will be able to accomplish the same if its on a national level. i for one, agree that Imelda has done some good things for the philippines, but based on where the philippines is at now speaks for itself. After the marcoses plundered our riches, everything just went downhill. MY father only had good words for the marcoses during his time but it's a different story when you see victims of martial laws, cronies who got away with the people's money, debt that my even my children's children will shoulder... the list just seem endless and to me it all started when marcos reign for 20 years. if they're really great leaders they could have laid down the foundations for the next leaders to come. We could have been the number one country in Asia but reality is we're not and other countries just kept on overtaking us.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
12 May 10
Why do the same names keep coming up? Marcos, and Estrada are two names that shouldn't never be allowed to enter Philippines elections. You can add Aquino to that list, I forgot about Noynoy.
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@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
13 May 10
Philippine politics is really just a case of "same dog, different collar" and it's just keeps or circling just like a dog chasing its tail. People only get interested in politics when election nears but turn apathetic after. It's the same faces over and over again and the more promising ones often gets defeated by the famous and rich candidates. Funny, but if Noynoy did not run for president we could have an ex convict as our next president.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
12 May 10
first of all, if you may allow me, my dear friend, to make a correction to your statement, "to become the 14th President of the Philippines". Isn't that Gloria is the 14th and Noy will be the 15th? or i am just mistaken by this thought? anyway, it could be a clear move by the Marcoses to slowly getting the highest position in the land. but i don't believe that the Filipino people already forgotten what the Marcoses, especially the Imeldific, have done to the country. i could believe that the Aquinos have forgiven them but not to the point that they forgot everything. the just concluded elections, only shows that the Filipino people is behind the Aquinos move to change the country and move forward to a better Philippines. and if the Aquinos will not allow the Marcoses to take MalacaƱang in 2016, i am sure, the Filipinos will still be behind them to protect the palace and the country from sliding back again to poverty.
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@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
13 May 10
I stand corrected. Thanks for correcting Neil. Well i guess the people who voted for Imelda were not aware of what she did because they only look at their place and not the entire Philippines. Which is in the same manner why Gloria won a seat in congress as well. I guess we can't really blame the people of Ilocus or pampanga where these two women came from because they could have seen some development in their place courtesy of their candidates which we are not aware of. But your right, it's one thing to win a seat in congress but it's totally different scenario to win a seat in the senate or the presidency. but Bongbong's victory clearly showed that a lot of Filipinos are slowly forgetting because this time he succeeded in winning.
@greyz7 (860)
• Philippines
12 May 10
i dont know... i really dont like any of the marcos's to be in politics anymore
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@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
12 May 10
i don't think we can get of rid them greyz. There's not one or two marcoses out there holding elected post but there are three of them. I just hope that people would remember what imelda and her late husband did to our country to make us the kind of country we are now. The down fall of the Philippines started with them.
• Philippines
11 May 10
hello ybong, uh. oh. i didn't realize imelda marcos ran for congress too. i think we were caught off guard on this, i can't believe they made a comeback, i got a bad feeling,that something not right is about to unfold. just imagine, bong bong's dad the strongman was also a senator before he ran for the presidency.
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@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
11 May 10
Well, i can't really say that i'm against Bongbong. What i'm afraid of is imelda.We knew what she did when she was the first lady of this republic. We knew what she is capable of doing. Other would even say that she is even more dangerous than marcos himself. FOr the longest time, the philippines has been trying to recover the ill gotten wealth but so far nothing's happening and yet imelda continuously robbing shoulders with so and so. She's making a comeback and she did it at a time when we least expect it.