Supporters of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. made an effort to make the hashtag #ProtectPBBM trend on social media after he refused to release his ‘First 100 Days’ report.
A week before Marcos 100 days in office, which was on October 7, newly appointed Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin said Marcos was “ambivalent” about his first three months as President.
“He posed that to us: ‘Are we bound to give a report on the 100 days?’ Sabi niya. ‘Kung 100, bakit hindi 50? Have we not done enough?‘” Bersamin said, quoting Marcos.
“Walang pamantayan kung bakit mo kailangan na magreport na first 100 days or not. We agree with him,” he added.
Bersamin said the President isn’t the type to brag about achievements.
“He has not spoken about it to us, but he really wondered aloud sa amin. Are we really going to observe 100 days?” he said.
“It seems he is not the kind na mag-e-emphasize siya sa 100 days,” he added.
Before former Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles resigned, she said in September that her office had prepared the 100-day report. Bersamin was named the new Executive Secretary last week after long-time Marcos supporter Vic Rodriguez left the administration.
Netizens weren’t surprised by Marcos’s decision not to release his Administration’s 100th-day report, saying that he has nothing to show after all.
— meme$ out 4 diktajunior (@_mo4d_) October 7, 2022
First 100 days pic.twitter.com/BX7I3E2xqg
— Madumb Marcos (@madumbmarcos) October 9, 2022
Well, there’s nothing to report naman kasi https://t.co/RMhkgTeEgG
— Christmay 🔳 (@zachristmay) October 9, 2022
Marcos first 100 days mostly consisted of him attending events and partying.
Yung kaka-party mo kagabi di ka nakapag-report sa class. https://t.co/SJstOxgogY
— JC Punongbayan, PhD (@jcpunongbayan) October 6, 2022
Come on we wanna know how many parties we funded. https://t.co/t7S8rjgWmR
— Ash Presto 💜 (@sosyolohija) October 6, 2022
Dami namang reklamador. Basta united tayo, kakayanin natin ang lahat ng pagsubok. Naka 100 days pa lang naman. Rome wasn’t built in a day you know. Saka wag iasa lahat sa gobyerno. Kayod-kayod din pag may time! (sarcasm) https://t.co/wfxayy1dMj
— Carlo Trinidad (@hellokidneyMD) October 6, 2022
In his first 100 days, Marcos Jr. has spent more tax money on himself than all the taxes he has ever paid.
— Ruben Carranza (@RCarranza_) October 8, 2022
For Marcos Jr., his first 100 days were pretty normal and even funny.
“Parang nakatatawa nga ‘yung pagbalik ko sa Palasyo, parang pangkaraniwan dahil ang tagal-tagal kong tumira doon,” he said.
“Ngunit, pagkaisip ko nang mabuti, hindi pangkaraniwan talaga ito dahil pagkabalik sa Palasyo, ako’y naging presidente na. Kahit pareho lang ‘yung aking ginagawa, iba ang pakiramdam,” he added.
Marcos Jr.’s first seven days as the President of the Republic of the Philippines wasn’t ideal as he caught COVID-19 for the second time.
On the eve of his 65th birthday, he announced that people are no longer required to wear face masks in outdoor settings. On his first day as President, he vetoed House Bill 7575, which proposed the creation of the Bulacan Airport City Special Economic Zone and Freeport.
Marcos Jr. said that the “fiscal prudence must be exercised particularly at times when resources are scarce, and needs are abundant.”
“l cannot support the bill considering the provisions that pose substantial fiscal risks to the country and its infringement on or conflict with other agencies’ mandates and authorities,” he said.
His first SONA on July 25 discussed his plans for recovering from the pandemic and cheapening medicines. The Marcos Jr.’s Administration then proposed a P5.268 trillion national budget for 2023.
During his attendance at the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York City, he urged the American businessmen to invest in the Philippines.
“Bouncing back from the pandemic, the Philippine economy has seen robust growth since last year and has returned to its path toward upper-middle-income country status, achievable within the next few years,” he said.