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Philippine election winner Marcos visits dictator father's grave

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"The young Marcos is grateful to the Filipino people for giving him the landslide victory and to his father, who have (sic) been his inspiration throughout his life and taught him the value and meaning of true leadership," the Marcos team said in a statement, describing the son as the "president-in-waiting".

From the grammatical errors of the statement of his team, to his nickname, to his inspiration from his father, you can see all Bong bong has in store for making the Philippines Great Again!

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Foreign Media is so overly upset about this one that the bias in the article commentary immediately comes out.

if he won the election fairly wouldn’t that comply with “democracy”? . Didnt know “democracy” only supports certain people winning.

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Yes he won in what even the article refer as a historic fashion, getting more than half of all votes in a field of at least 5 significant contenders.

A far greater achievement than Duterte's which had been hailed as also historic before.

But posters here surely know better than the 30 million citizens who voted for Marcos

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Votes not even officially counted but offensive against the presumptive president already began. Will not stop until a puppet president has been installed.

That was the case also with the outgoing president

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Aww, little Bong Bong is still devastated at a horrible crook who died 33 years ago lol!

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This is like the Yasukuni of the Philippines.

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The young Marcos is grateful to the Filipino people for giving him the landslide victory and to his father, 

this is only partly right.

He should definitely be grateful to his father, for it was with his ill-gotten billions that he paid for & won this election.

$50 was apparently the going price for votes.

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The writer Allison Jackson has no business in journalism! What a joke of an article!

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You get what you wish for. Hope the people of the Philippines know what they've done.

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$50 was apparently the going price for votes.

$50 is a bit rich over there! I read it was closer to $5.

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Nothing like visiting a hole in the ground to get sympathy from the uneducated. Dad is dead son, he really does not have any capability to do anything. He is dead get over it.

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We get the leader we deserve

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I guess the Philippine people love getting robbed, extra judicial murders, corruption, and general authoritarianism. They've voted overwhelmingly to turn their country into a wannabe dictator's cesspool playground (if the vote tally is even valid).

What's that quote about those who don't learn from history?

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Word is Putin may have helped on this one too, though indirectly.

The US couldn't mount even a feeble campaign to help it's puppet because all available personnel had to be pulled to Ukraine

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Yeah, the Russian interfered in the election! That must be what happened. Explains it all.

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Hahahaha

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Bongbong has asked to not be judged by who his father is. Request denied already by biased foreign media.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/11/asia/philippines-election-results-marcos-claims-victory-intl-hnk/index.html

“The election commission (Comelec) dismissed claims of electoral cheating on Tuesday.”

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Wow, gluttons for punishment. Expect more embezzling from the Marcos family, just as it was in the past. A sense of entitlement has now been activated in the newly elected leader that will last for who knows how long. He may try to alter laws to enable him to rule indefinitely as his father did.

This is a setback for the Philippine's people who will face greater poverty and exploitation. They have very short memories of the damage that family is responsible for, and will in all likelihood bring again.

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I wonder if laughter was heard from the grave? Laughing at the people who voted for the same family that looted an estimated $10 Billion from the country of which less than $5 billion has been recovered.

Really sad that the country can't find a leader that isn't either a psychopath a crook or both.

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if he won the election fairly wouldn’t that comply with “democracy”? . Didnt know “democracy” only supports certain people winning.

But it's a no brainer that there are other more important issues than merely winning an election. Hitler won elections and we are all grateful that he left no son to win an election and to visit his father's grave in a German "Heroes" Cemetery. "Son of Marcos" is likely to be the sequel to the Philippine horror show his father produced, wrote and directed until Uncle Sam suddenly decided to bring the curtain down.

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Bongbong has asked to not be judged by who his father is. Request denied already by biased foreign media.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/11/asia/philippines-election-results-marcos-claims-victory-intl-hnk/index.html

That's a decent article.

Much of what comes out of the Philippine media, which of course is mirrored globally, is very much like the one here above

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Same goes for the other candidates. All of them actually (not sure about Pacquiao). Politicians who vowed allegiance to the outgoing VP even bought votes for $ 100 - 300 and the partylist whom she is the chairman started that kind of bid a long time ago. Morality in the Philippine elections has long been thrown out of the window.

$50 was apparently the going price for votes.

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Hope he took his shoes off.

I love the great names many of the Filipino leaders have. Bongbong indeed.

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Ferdinand Marcos Jr visited the grave of his dictator father hours after his thumping victory in the Philippine presidential election, his team said Wednesday, posting photos of the intimate moment on social media.

And of course there was a protest.

Gotta love democracies.

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Every country deserves its government, and the consequences, because they chose it one way or another.

The choice of the people - to vote or not, to care or not, to act or not - reflects their views, understandings, values, cultures, education...

The choices and results today are the results of decisions and actions made by generations of people (also defined as culture). Cultures of greed, or corruption, or inaction elect governments along those lines.

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He should pay his respects at the grave of Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. and that of President Corazon Aquino.

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the Philippine horror show his father produced, wrote and directed until Uncle Sam suddenly decided to bring the curtain down.

I was around for the People Power Revolution (still have a couple of yellow t-shirts) and it was not the US that brought Ferdinand Marcos down. The US was certainly happy to see him go and made no effort to hide the fact, but that revolution came up from below and was not anything the US initiated. If anything it caught the US completely by surprise. It was a good surprise for a change, but a surprise nonetheless.

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@ Desert Tortoise

I remember reading reports that when it became apparent that "People Power" was becoming a force in the land and Marcos's adamant refusal to give up power was only going to upset the deeply entrenched US racket in the islands thereby posing a threat to US interests, he was given a presidential bum's rush with a one-way ticket out courtesy of the American taxpayer. Not being privy to government papers, that's just my take on the end days of the Marcos dictatorship.

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I remember reading reports that when it became apparent that "People Power" was becoming a force in the land and Marcos's adamant refusal to give up power was only going to upset the deeply entrenched US racket in the islands thereby posing a threat to US interests, he was given a presidential bum's rush with a one-way ticket out courtesy of the American taxpayer. Not being privy to government papers, that's just my take on the end days of the Marcos dictatorship.

Marcos already lost the support of the important military generals like Enrile - Marcos was done one way or another

The US just gave him a more dignified way out - since the US supported him and his fight against the communist separatists during the Cold War

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