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Why?

I know little about him, other than the basics.  What has he done for the Philippines?  It seems like he is far ahead already.  Many friends and family support him.  Even my NZ SIL and AU BIL support him.

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6 hours ago, OnMyWay said:

Why?

Many people, including my spouse, have nostalgic feelings about the good old days, when the Marcos family ruled the Philippines. They claim that there was very little crime, especially less rapes and murders.

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My opinion is that there was more crime and corruption during the Marcos regime but I was mostly exposed to a sailor town (Olongapo) and Manila. I also remember martial law and having to be off the street by midnight. I think a lot of these people lived quiet lives out in the province with no phones and little infrastructure which is almost gone now. Also the Marcos family has done a good job of repainting themselves through well done YouTube videos, I've caught my wife watching them.

https://www.rappler.com/technology/social-media/study-says-youtube-networks-spread-propaganda-marcos-martial-law/

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11 hours ago, OnMyWay said:

Why?

I know little about him, other than the basics.  What has he done for the Philippines?  It seems like he is far ahead already.  Many friends and family support him.  Even my NZ SIL and AU BIL support him.

You ask why......I can answer this from what I have read.

He and his supporters have employed the best social media available, its been very well done and effective.

When the family fled Philippines he was 28 years old......go figure.

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The Philippines' distaste for political dynasties hasn't reached the levels of the west yet, if it ever will.  Remember, this is the country that believes that whitening creams work, so it's not that much of a stretch to extend similar spin to other aspects of society. 

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15 hours ago, Slim Jim said:

Many people, including my spouse, have nostalgic feelings about the good old days, when the Marcos family ruled the Philippines. They claim that there was very little crime, especially less rapes and murders.

Actually, I have heard that too, possible from my in-laws.

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12 hours ago, RBM said:

He and his supporters have employed the best social media

I wonder :89: where all of the money is coming from to pay for the best social media.

Me thinks that we all have a good idea. :whistling:

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