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Pariah to president: Marcos Jr returns family to Philippines supremacy

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It shows how short people's memory is!

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It shows how China has cracked the code for 'operation' in the Pacific.

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But he has benefited from a deluge of fake and misleading posts on social media platforms targeting a largely young electorate with no memory of the corruption, killings and other abuses committed during the elder Marcos's 20-year rule.

Bong bong has been called a "P.I. Donald Trump". And like with the 2016 elections SNS and distraction and obfuscation were key.

SNS has put the stake into the illusion of representative democracy? Most probably.

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Bong bong has been called a "P.I. Donald Trump". And like with the 2016 elections SNS and distraction and obfuscation were key. 

Well, that is just totally absurd, the election in the US and elections Philippines are completely different in how the executed, the politics, political history, rule of law, culture, policy issues etc.

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When I visited Philippines for the first time 30 years ago, I joined a tour of the Malacañán palace and could know how extravagant life Marcos family had. I could know how Filipinos had animosity against the family. but his son was elected for the president. EDSA revolution fell into oblivion. Time has changed.

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None so blind as those that won't see. That said, the Philippines have a history of electing unsuitable and corrupt leaders. I was in Manila a few years back when elections were taking place. It really is quite bizarre. The poor and the oppressed elect their oppressor's. It was more like a who's got talent episode than a national election. Most of the locals I spoke too knew next to nothing about the candidates policies, but my word, if you wanted to know what frock the presidents daughter wore to the latest society ball, they knew every detail.

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Quite a bit of editorializing going on in this article. It's sad to see how far journalistic standards have fallen.

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Good luck. Electing sons of leaders didn't work out so well with Bush in the US and Trudeau in Canada.

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Great hit piece.

A little too late though

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Filipino politicians are rotten to the core.

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Filipino politicians are rotten to the core.

Who aren't lol

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Just hope he can fit into his mothers 3000 pairs of shoes.

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Electing sons of leaders didn't work out so well

in Japan it’s grandchildren

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It's not surprising that the "deplorable" number of poorly educated Philippine citizens immiserated in desperate poverty and intimidated and zombified after years of Duterte's gaslighting and his thuggish government by cops and goons, wouldn't know any of Kant's quotes, such as, "If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on", or, "Intelligence divorced from judgment produces nothing but foolishness", nor, despite the religiosity of the general population, that they apparently haven't read their Bible which warns of "the Sins of the Fathers...". Under their reanimated "Savior", Marcos Redux, the people must now endure more years of suffering on their Via Dolorosa to the "Fata Morgana" of a distant democracy.

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Great choice by Filipino people!

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Dolphins have never been good and even less so if they were children of dictators, good luck Philippines..

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They really like reliving the dark past, don't they?

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How did he managed to win by a landslide over an opponent who won over him the last election?

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"Those who forget the past" and all that....

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rodney:

in Japan it’s grandchildren

LOL!

I don't know what Bong Bong will do, but he was chosen by the citizens. So many other people just can't keep their noses out. If the citizens don't do well under him, well that's their lesson to learn. Doesn't the west have enough of their own problems?

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RodneyToday  09:29 am JST

Just hope he can fit into his mothers 3000 pairs of shoes.

10000 pairs. Between this corrupt son-of-a-scumbag and that murderous Duterte, talk about between a rock and a hard place. Or choosing between the Grinch and a seasick crocodile.

PI people, prepare for bad times ahead.

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. Doesn't the west have enough of their own problems?

They need to have the Philippines under their influence/control

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Pariah to president: Marcos Jr returns family to Philippines supremacy @japantoday:

From pariah to president, extraordinary strong and unkind words indeed.

Maybe the son is unlike the autocratic father, he would make every possible attempt to clear his father's tainted name.

Or he could replicate..

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It's sad to see how far journalistic standards have fallen.

Curious to learn when those standards might have been higher in your country, with some examples. A free for profit media in properly functioning democracies provide citizens living there opportunities to access a full array of perspectives on events. Unlike people living in countries controlled by autocratic regimes, where the leader and his minions decide which events to report on, and how to portray them. See China, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other authoritarian nations for examples of how media are controlled and perspectives limited. In most democracies individuals have choices which outlets to read, and often have the ability to make comments on how the outlet presents information. That probably cannot be said to be true in most authoritarian nations.

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It's too bad that Sarah Duterte didn't make a run for the top slot.

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Quite a bit of editorializing going on in this article. It's sad to see how far journalistic standards have fallen.

Does anybody think this is a journalistic piece really?

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I wouldn't want to be in his shoes (or Imelda's).

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An election bought & paid for by the billions stolen by his father. Apparently ¥5000 was the going price for votes

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he would make every possible attempt to clear his father's tainted name.

Even if this new 'President Marcos' were to turn out to be a 'good guy', and that could happen (a big big IF), he could never clear the name of his bastard father. A dictator jerk is a dictator jerk, no matter how you slice it. Now that Ferdinand Jr. is coming in, it is Fernand Jr. but the rotten legacy of his egotistical oppressive father is forever in the history books.

Will this Ferdinand Jr. be as awful as his dad or not? I guess only time will tell. If he too is a jerk then that will be his legacy alone but his father's legacy of evil will never change no matter what. That's written in stone. Stay tuned to find out.

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Meet the new boss. same as the old boss.

Oh hell, just add a 'jr.' or a 'II' to the name.

Or there's another dirtier term for this scenario that I ain't going to write here.

How about the movie 'Godfather Part II'? Ever seen it? The late Iraqi scumbag Saddam Hussein loved those flicks. We can all guess why.

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