Bongbong Marcos’ spokesperson Atty. Vic Rodriguez said that the PET informed them that whether the remaining eight slots for revisors will be filled up or not, the manual recount will proceed on April 2. The recount was initially set in February but it was moved to March 19. It was due to the need to conduct psychological evaluations of the revisors.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos is questioning why the Comelec insists on siding with Smartmatic despite the issues with it remaining unresolved. He says that it is important to address this concern so that the people can have trust in the election results..
Reason for Revisors
The revisors are part of a committee that will examine the ballots subject of a protest. The PET announces that only 42 of the 50 revisors have qualified or passed the psychological exam,” Atty. Vic Rodriguez from the Marcos’ Camp said.
In the interest of transparency, the Marcos Camp informs their supporters, especially those who anticipate the revision or recounting of votes in the election protest of Marcos at the Supreme Court, that the scheduled event is moved from March 19, 2018, to April 2, 2018. This is due to the incomplete staffing requirements of the Presidential Election Tribunal (PET).
Acknowledgment from Robredo’s Camp
Atty. Bernadette Sardillo, one of the counsels of Robredo confirms the rescheduling of the recount to a later date. This is alleged to prepare the logistics of the recount. They expect another meeting soon to finalize arrangements. Sardillo said that it is in their best interest to finish the protest. Hoping to quash any doubt about the choice of the Filipino people, she added.
Appeal to the Public
While this may be a setback in the proceedings for Marcos, he urges everyone to remain calm and be them in prayers. Your tireless support is what keeps us going. Thank you, as stated on his official website.
Former Senator Bongbong Marcos is the recent guest of Cebu’s prestigious 888 News Forum anchored by Elias Baquero. This is where analytical media representatives exchange views and opinions about the country’s important issues with experts in their field. It is undeniable that Marcos has big chances of becoming the top Philippine leader like his father. A question on how he can address corruption under Federalism when he becomes President confronts him which he logically addressed.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos said that solving corruption is an ongoing thing. Vigorous exercise of laws must be imposed.
Corruption under the Federalism Agenda
Marcos answers the question: Is corruption under your Federalism agenda when you become President? He replied: It is not necessarily in the Federalism agenda. He thinks that everybody can fight against corruption – not just the President. There must be political will on the issue. It happens in any organization. Equal and vigorous imposition of the law is a must, he said.
Previous Administration is a Bad Example
Marcos claims that there are incidents in the past administration that corruption is dealt with unfairly despite the strong evidence presented. They tend to favor those who are in their alliance and condemn those who are in the opposition.
Since corruption is a natural tendency in the society, no one can get rid of it at once. There must be a vigorous and equal application of the law. No group should get a favor and condemn another. It is not an acceptable idea to stop dealing with it. It can go on if not constantly vigilant.
Fairness in the Marcos Presidency
Certain issues are taken up in the 888 News Forum. Most of Marcos’ plans as shown in his answers to the questions raised show fairness in his judgment. Political dynasty, election integrity, infrastructure, federalism, and corruption are some of the major issues. This is the kind of forum that intellectual Filipinos must pay attention to unlike the highly political in nature press conferences elsewhere. Kudos to the Cebuano journalists and to the founders of 888 News Forum at Marco Polo Hotel.
“The only way to elevate ourselves is to love what we do and to help others” is Bongbong Marcos’ business philosophy. It is so true for legitimate entrepreneurs who are into nation-building. They never cease to show their support to the son of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The former leader recognizes early on the contribution of legitimate Filipino-Chinese economic players. Today, this thriving community locally is already on its 40th Anniversary. Recently, the Communist Party of China seeks to learn the perspectives of the younger Marcos on issues about the economy.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos comments that he feels no different to the frequency of invitations he receives now as compared to when he was a senator or a governor.
Du30’s Introduction of Marcos as VP
In October 2016, President Rodrigo Du30 introduces former Senator Bongbong Marcos to the Filipino community in Beijing, China as the next vice president. That, of course, if he wins his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
The Preferred VP
Marcos claims that massive and “blatant” fraud took place during the 2016 elections. It paves the way for the previous administration’s candidate to win the vice-presidential race. The son and namesake of the late President Marcos lost to Robredo by only around 200,000 votes. Experts say that this can easily be proven during the March 19, 2018, recount. Du30 openly expresses his support to Marcos and his family.
Marcos is happy that his Nacionalista Party once again had dinner with their “friends” from the Communist Party of China (CPC) last February 27. “Last night’s fellowship dinner hosted by the Nationalista Party for the visiting CPC delegation headed by H.E. Guo Yezhou, Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, was both enjoyable and fruitful, as it further strengthened the friendship between our two countries,” he said.
First to Recognize
The CPC is interested to learn about his perspectives on issues relating to both countries. Marcos’ mother, Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos, and his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, were also present at the dinner. The Chinese people who are abreast of the changing world is again first to detect the big change that is about to happen in the Philippines. No wonder they have become the drivers of the global economy. After all, the ones that excel in the digital age are the ones who are adaptable to change.
A week prior to the recount, this is a hot topic in social media. Nothing can beat the thickness of Vice President Leni Robredo’s face. This is after she said that all the winners of the 2016 elections including President Rodrigo Du30 are affected with Majority Leader Senator Tito Sotto expose. Previously, the Supreme Court already set aside the first course of action on Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest that questions the integrity of the automated poll system of Smartmatic to pave the way for the recount on March 19, 2018. However, Senator Nancy Binay’s resolution on the issue enables the Senate to investigate then the Congress follows suit.
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[VIDEO]: VP Robredo, iginiit na apektado ang lahat ng kandidato sakaling totoo ang isiniwalat ni Sen. Sotto.
How Different is Fraud?
Robredo said that Sotto’s claims appear to be different from the grounds of her rival, former Senator Bongbong Marcos, in his electoral protest against her victory in the May 2016 polls. Both point out that they have evidence of digital manipulation that only the ruling party at that time is capable of orchestrating. Although, she did not elaborate on the subject.
Favorable to Marcos
Marcos congratulates Senator Sotto for bringing the “election anomalies” to the public. Robredo, on the other hand, proposes an independent body to look into Sotto’s allegations.
The Senate & the Congress VS. the Supreme Court
The co-equal branches of the government seem to be on a power struggle at the moment. Firstly, Senator Tito Sotto III claims in his privilege speech to receive information that the 2016 polls were tainted with irregularities. The early transmissions of votes and alleged proof of “foreign access” in the election servers are among the issues raised. Then, the House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez also laid out the analysis of the cheating reports that coincide with Marcos’ protest. Lastly, the Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces an impeachment case. Robredo takes this as a quick way to get rid of her.
One Week Before the Recount
A week prior to the recount set on March 19, 2018. Marcos continues to attend to social invitations from groups that consider him as the legitimate Vice President. Meanwhile, Vice President Robredo tries very hard to bring down with her the President who is in alliance with the Marcoses. The people can only guess the next development.
Majority Leader Senator Tito Sotto slams Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez’ reaction stating it is premature to conclude that there are irregularities in the 2016 automated polls as he claims. Sotto challenges Jimenez to show him a circular or memo that authorizes transmission of votes to the server from May 8 to the wee hours of May 9, 2016. In the absence of such circular, Jimenez seems to admit that there was indeed irregularity in the 2016 elections, Sotto explained. Sotto’s privilege speech bears the alleged manipulation of the election in favour of LP bets. Bongbong Marcos contests the same for the Vice Presidency. He added that the Comelec just proves how incapable they are to handle such issues.
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[VIDEO]: The Comelec will be holding their own investigation with regards to the alleged irregularities on the previous election brought up by Senator Sotto’s expose. They state that what Sotto’s source says to be irregularities, may just be the security procedures that they follow prior the election.
The Senate Majority Floor leader said based on his “impeccable reliable” source, that votes are transmitted to the municipal and provincial board of canvassers as early as May 8, 2016. This lasts until the early morning of the official voting day. A foreign access to the election servers is also evident, the lawmaker added. But Jimenez said that they still have to check the accuracy of Sotto’s allegations.
Sotto then slams the Comelec for defending technology provider Smartmatic which has custody over the transmission records. “Is Comelec now the spokesman for Smartmatic? Logs are digital footprints that can’t be easily altered. They should present the logs for the areas to deny my claim,” Sotto demanded.
Sotto said he will “present more logs” on Monday. “I suggest they wait for the hearing. It’s the best venue to plead their case,” Sotto told Comelec. Sotto through this electoral fraud allegations stressing that the there may be a compromise in the 2016 elections. He cites evidence from a source within the poll body – who said that there was an early transmission of votes and foreign access to election servers used during the automated national polls.
The Comelec said anew that it would continue preparations for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in May. Despite fresh allegations that the electronic voting system is fraudulent. Jimenez said the poll body would push through with printing 18 million ballots for the village elections toward the end of the month or before the Holy Week. However, it’s enough that the Congress and the Senate are on to the case versus the Liberal Party.