A leader of a transport group supporting the candidacy of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. on Monday said his commanding performance in recent surveys is a form of ‘poetic justice’ being served by the electorate following his loss through alleged fraud count in the 2016 vice-presidential race.
“BBM’s performance in these recent surveys is in itself ‘Poetic justice.” There are already signs that the 2022 elections will be a reckoning for some of the other candidates. If indeed the 2016 vice-presidential race was closely contested, we should have seen that in the surveys by now. Where are the more than 14 million who allegedly voted for Robredo?” said Roberto ‘Ka Obet’ Martin, National President of the Pangkalahatang Sanggunian Manila and Suburbs Drivers Association (Pasang Masda).
Poetic justice is an ideal form of justice in which the good characters are rewarded and the bad characters are punished, by an ironic twist of fate.
True to form, the recently published Presidential Preference Survey of PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. showed Marcos dominating by garnering 49.3 percent of the votes. Meanwhile, Leni Robredo only got 21.3 percent. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno got 8.8 percent followed by Ping Lacson with 2.9 percent and Manny Pacquiao with 2.8 percent.
The results also showed Marcos pulling away in key voting areas such as in the National Capital Region (NCR), where he got 40 percent of the votes, while in North and Central Luzon, he obtained 55.7 percent of the votes. In South Luzon, he registered 38.2 percent, while in the Visayas, he got 44.7 percent. Capping it with a whopping 62.5 percent voter preference in Mindanao.
“There is no way to explain this kind of performance other than that he has a mandate to fulfill from the people. The support that he got in 2016 is intact and still growing as the election nears. Bongbong has the full support and confidence of a large majority of the electorate,” Martin added.
Marcos is also posting spectacular results in the Kalye Surveys being conducted by YouTube vloggers all over the country.
While informal in nature and having a different methodology as those used by polling firms, the Kalye survey is seen as a ‘real man’ street survey that effectively captures the political pulse of working-class Filipinos.
Pasang Masda is one of the many transport groups that recently met with Marcos to formally back his candidacy.
Martin added that they agree with Marcos’s plans for the transport sector and they trust that he will implement them when he wins in the upcoming elections.
“Kaya sinang-ayunan namin ang kanyang magagandang layunin at kami ay umaasa na mapapatupad ang mga napagusapan kapag siya ang nanalo sa 2022. Kami ay natutuwa at nagpapasalamat sa magandang layunin hindi lang sa transportasyon kundi sa ating bansang Pilipinas,” Martin said in Filipino.
BBM: PH must be ready for the recovery of global economy
Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. said comprehensive planning must be done for the country to be ready as the global economy is now starting to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer said the decision of the Australian government to lift the anti-dumping measure on Philippine pineapple canned products shows that the global economy is starting to recover.
Marcos said this is a good development not only in the agriculture sector but also to the other sectors of the country as it proves that it can also make and strengthen its position in the global economy.
“Eto na nagsisimula nang magbukas ang global economy, mabuti in this particular case nasabayan natin dahil may produkto tayong mai-export sa kanila (Australia). Dapat ang positioning natin sa iba’t ibang sector ng global economy ay ganyan din. Kapag nakapagumpisa na sila, ready na dapat tayo na mag-trade, maki-pagnegosyo, maki-pagpartner, or mag-supply sa kanila,” he said.
“Kailangan pagplanuhan paano sasabayan ‘yung pagbukas ng mga ibang bansa. Kapag nagre-recover na ang ekonomiya ng ibang bansa kailangan nakahanda tayo para sabayan natin ‘yung kanilang pagbukas at kanilang pag-ahon. Kailangan makapagplano kung saan pupwesto sa recovery ng global economy,” he said.
Marcos said such a plan is included in his “Tawid COVID, Beyond COVID” program which aims to provide measures and strategies on how the Filipinos and the Philippine economy can improve their lives while in the midst of pandemic and even beyond it.
His plan involves strategies to address and give solutions to the problems of different sectors such as agriculture, energy, telecommunication, infrastructure, education, health and many others.
“Una nating kailangan magawa ay tawirin itong COVID, dapat makalabas tayo at masabing nasa likod na natin ito. Hindi masabi na mawawala ‘yan pero dapat ma-manage na natin kung makita natin sa ibang bansa umabot na sila sa ganyan,” he said.
“Lahat yan ay kailangan gawin para makasabay tayo sa development ng global economy,” Marcos said.
BBM’s PARTY ROLLS OUT ‘BEST BET’ STRATEGY FOR OFWs
Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), the party of Presidential aspirant Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. on Tuesday launched a long-term plan that aims to uplift the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and Filipino migrants situated all over the world.
The PFP-OFW International Affairs Committee headed by its Chairperson Ms. Saidah Tabao Pukunum through its President, Mr. Jeremy Henry Amar, and Secretary-General Atty. Henry Capela presented the Strategic Plan Vision 2028 for OFW to PFP Secretary-General Tom Lantion and PFP General Counsel Atty. George Briones in a closed-door meeting at the PFP’s Manila office.
The Committee was created to promote and recognize the role of OFWs as a crucial sector in Philippine society and implement programs that are aligned with the vision of the party’s standard-bearer Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr.
The Committee also noted the myriad challenges facing OFWs. OFWs are often employed in poor working conditions, suffer from separation anxiety due to prolonged periods away from their family, and sacrifice their time supposedly spent with their family just to be able to provide for them.
The Committee aims to implement the policy framework in three (3) phases and is expected to create and develop programs for six years.
The plan also calls for the creation of a task force that will conduct studies and research to come up with policy recommendations for the national government. It will also evaluate and review the existing policies of government agencies to enhance service efficiency.
The core programs include: skills retraining in close coordination with TESDA, creation of comprehensive benefits and retirement plan, the establishment of an OFW hospital, health insurance, scholarship grants for OFWs, legal, mental and psychological support services, creation of OFW cooperatives, the establishment of an OFW Bank and strengthening of community-based fellowship programs.
PFP General Counsel Atty. George Briones lauded the Committee’s effort to come up with a comprehensive policy framework that complements with Marcos’ unifying brand of leadership.
He reminded the members of the Committee that the PFP is a party that prides itself as a party of the common man. He added that the PFP will carry Marcos to victory in the upcoming 2022 polls.
“The PFP is a party of the common man. A party of the poor. A party of the grassroots. This is the party that will carry Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to victory, “ Briones said.