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People are anxious to witness the immediate recount to legitimize the Vice Presidential post now occupied by Leni Robredo. Calls for the recount even becomes more intense when the President praises the late Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr.’ martial law. Bongbong Marcos is just too proud to be his son.
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[VIDEO]: President Du30 says former president Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of martial law was ‘very good.’ This is in response to a question seeking to clarify Du30’s earlier statement, where he said that his declaration of martial law would be similar to Marcos’ time.
The president said that the late President Marcos was forced to declare martial law to fight off the wave of communism at that time. The New People’s Army back then was already getting arms support from overseas.
Parallelism with Marcos
“Whether or not he performed worse or better, there is no study, there is no movie about it. It’s just the challenges and allegations of the other side which is not enough,” Du30 said. It is evident that he draws parallelisms between himself and Marcos as he enumerates his reasons for the declaration of military rule in Mindanao.
Evidence of Rebellion
Maute group’s taking over a hospital, burning of government facilities and killing of government security forces are clearly acts of rebellion. That warrants his declaration of military rule under the new constitution. They are not merely terrorist attacks.
At the back of the martial law incident, many people are asking the updates of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest. This only shows that no other big news can cover public interest in this aspect. The tide has turned now from Marcos being the culprit to a real hero – that is supported by the president. Therefore to make-up to his heroism, his son must be installed as the real VP, according to his supporters via social media. The preliminary conference for the electoral protest is set in motion on June 21, 2017.
Leni Robredo has some rests now that social media shifts its attention to the martial law. Nevertheless, it’s still a fact that she needs more money to defend herself against Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest. At the rate, it is going the recount can only be stopped if he runs as senator for the 2019 election. This shows his disinterest to pursue the case.
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[VIDEO]: The Vice President in question guesses her plight that she will be buried in debts due to Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against her. in fact, according to her newly released SALN, she’s getting broke.
If Marcos wins a senatorial seat. In assuming the office of Senator, he effectively abandons or withdraws the protest. At the very least, he abandons his determination to protect and pursue the public interest. That involves the matter of who is the real choice of the electorate. Such abandonment or withdrawal operates to render moot the instant protest.
On to the Recount
The unfortunate thing for Robredo is, the preliminary conference for the protest is already set in motion on June 21. The major issue in the petition is the recount of the votes from three questionable areas that Marcos submits to the Supreme Court five days before the prelim.
Expedite the Process
The camp of Marcos refutes the claim of Vice President Leni Robredo’s lawyer that his request for the Supreme Court (SC) to assign hearing officers on his poll protest was “premature” and “impractical.” Marcos seeks for at least three hearing officers for the three issues that he wants to be resolved by the tribunal. This is a move that his lawyer George Garcia encountered in the past.
Logic of Time
The delaying tactics of Robredo’s camp are very crucial to the result of the electoral protest. It can bring difficulty for Marcos to plan his political career. This can be the reason why his lawyer comes up with strategies to finish the recount in one-and-a-half years. This can be very timely for the senatorial race in 2019.
Most Filipinos were really watching the news on the transparency election reports during the 2016 Vice Presidential race. Until now, many felt cheated. It is definitely understandable because the over 2 million votes lead of Marcos narrows down to around 200,000 votes in favor or rival, Leni Robredo during the wee hours after the 8:22 PM count
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[VIDEO]: People are not convinced that Vice President Leni Robredo won over Bongbong Marcos for the VP race because he was leading by around 2 million votes at more than half COCs counted as reported for the 8:22 PM election day canvass.
The widow of former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo was already leading Bongbong Marcos by a little over 230,000 votes as of 8:45 p.m. the next day after the election. This is after she trails the then senator by almost a million votes at the close of polling as reported.
Marcos, who was a close second with 13,546,701 votes, accused the Liberal Party (LP) of manipulating the election results. This is still ongoing with the electoral protest’s preliminary hearing scheduled on Jube 21. Both sides are required to submit details of their priority issues five days before the said event.
Based on the PPCRV count, Robredo got her votes from Luzon, including her home province in the Bicol region, Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon. She overpasses Marcos in Calabarzon and Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan). Her huge lead in Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Southern Leyte and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are noted.
Lost Votes Not Forgotten
To this date, Iglesia ni Kristo leaders continue to ask where their votes went. Particularly in the areas mentioned where Robredo has tremendous lead from Marcos. It is just unbelievable that he got zero votes in most of the ARMM precincts where the INC church is present. The failure of election in some disputed areas is also one of the issues in the electoral protest.
Bongbong Marcos backs the President’s imposition of martial law in Mindanao. The military continues to hunt down Maute Group members in Marawi City responsible for many terror and rebellious attacks. The idea is to suppress them before they are allowed to grow. It is evident that some locals are also coddling them which the government prohibits.
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[VIDEO]: SALUDO NI BONGBONG MARCOS SANG AYON SA NAGING DESISYON NG PRES DUTERTE NA MARTIAL LAW SA MARAWI CITY
The Marcos-Du30 alliance is not a secret. It may be hard to “second guess” the President’s decision for Marcos, especially in matters of national security. Since the Chief Executive is the only one who has access to intelligence reports other public matters. But his actions show that his ways are timely, effective, and most of all, constitutional.
He basically cannot compare Du30’s declaration with his father’s 45 years ago. The circumstances were just different then and now. “I know the President. I know his character. I know his adherence to the law, he said. He is doing what he views right, in his best judgment, Marcos added.
The reports and personal testimonies show that the Maute Group and some Abu Sayyaf members penetrated several areas. They went first to Bohol and attacked people there. It was suppressed immediately. Now in Marawi City and elsewhere. It’s really widespread, Marcos observes. It is just right that the president immediately acts to halt any terrorist attacks at once.
Pro Martial Law
Marcos’s views have nothing to do with him being the son and namesake of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. His father was the first post-war Philippine leader to declare martial law in the country. His authoritarian regime has been infamous for the military abuses under martial law. But detractors failed to convince people that he did the right thing to save the country. Now PRRD is doing the moves that made the late Marcos successful in dealing with rebellion. He then added more to correct the ones that were not working like controlling alleged military abuses.
Atty. George Erwin Garcia from Bongbong Marcos’ camp clarifies that the fears in the past martial law are not present in the current situation. Instantly, rumors are verified through social media unlike before that people so not have their own news outlet.
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[VIDEO]: Atty, Erwin Garcia, Bongbong Marcos’ lawyer justifies martial law.
No Fears Like Marcos’ Time
Atty. Garcia thinks that the president should be given ample time to explain to Congress his reasons for the martial law declaration. There’s seems to be no problem in this area but it is better to make everything official. Certainly, there are no fears like during Marcos time because military abuses can be hidden. Today’s technology makes everything so obvious in real-time.
He also expresses that if some citizens would go against the president for whatever reason, they can add up to the country’s problem. People should just obey the leader during these trying times. It can make the job of the president easier.
Trust the President
“Let us trust the President Rodrigo Duterte. His judgment is the best judgment as of now. We will observe how Congress will react to the declaration of martial law in Mindanao,” said lawyer Joel Obar, national chairman of the Peoples Solidarity Federal Party. The president is in the process of exhausting all remedies to protect the country and trusting him is the best thing to do, he said.
Support of Muslim Communities
Field commanders are instructed to coordinate with Muslim communities and barangay officials in their areas of responsibility. The police forces surely have the support of the Muslim communities. The terrorists would find it hard also to penetrate the Christian areas like Western Visayas. They cannot easily scout for support from the civilians unlike in Mindanao. The country can eventually be saved from the outlaws.