Finally, Bongbong Marcos’ camp grants the request of clean election advocate, Atty. Glenn Chong to issue a statement that he is not part of their legal team. However, the mainstream media seems to put it negatively. Their headlines simply tried to mislead the public. The lawyers of the former Senator have clarified before the Supreme Court acting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) that former lawmaker Glenn Chong is not part of their legal team.
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[VIDEO]: Former Biliran Rep. Glenn Chong denies being a lawyer of former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and he hopes the senator himself will issue a statement to that effect.
Clean Election Advocate
We cannot afford to be cheated over and over again said Atty. Chong. He is one of the many victims of election fraud. His logical efforts intend to uncover and stop the syndicate from corrupting the future of the Filipino people. He is one of the people who stand against misleading institutions and dedicated his life to have a clean election once and for all. Chong is indeed a clean-election advocate, a former congressman, an attorney and most of all a principled man without any legal affiliation with the Marcoses who are now fighting the same ordeal.
Some Media Contradicts Own News
Misleading headlines populate the airwaves today. Bongbong Marcos camp ditch Glenn Chong in the poll protest said one. Marcos legal team disowns Glenn Chong in VP protest said another. These titles imply negative bearings that can discredit Atty. Chong’s credibility to people who are not in tune with the truth. If one digs dipper, they are the same media that covers Chong’s press conference asking BBM’s camp to issue a statement on his affiliation with them. Thanks to social media, the election advocate easily answers them through his online accounts.
Granting Atty. Chong’s Wish
The lawyers of Marcos submitted a comment to the PET. This is after the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo filed a manifestation of grave concern on some data leak on the counting in Camarines Sur. “Atty. Glenn Chong is not part of the legal team of protestant Marcos. He was never engaged by protestant as legal counsel for this election protest…Any claim to the contrary is a flagrant lie,” the comment read.
Just an Observer
The lawyers said one of Marcos’ counsel tapped Chong to be among their witnesses in one of their causes of action in the poll protest because of his personal knowledge and expert opinion on the electoral frauds allegedly committed by Smartmatic. “It must be clarified, however, that Atty. Chong’s participation in the undertakings/proceedings mentioned is strictly limited to merely observing the proceedings. He was never given any authority to represent and/or speak for and on behalf of protestant Marcos,” Marcos’ counsels told PET.
Supreme Court Clarification
Chong always says that he’s not Marcos’ lawyer. He became the most notable clean election fighter because of his own experience since 1991. In August this year, Atty. Chong pleads during a press conference for the Marcos Camp to issue a statement that he is not part of their legal team. Therefore, their clarification to the Supreme Court on that matter is just granting the wish of Chong.