Clean Election Advocate, Atty. Glenn Chong is again moving his case against Smartmatic after the Biliran disaster caused by typhoon Urduja. If Bongbong Marcos’ election protest is not enough to remove the poll technology provider from the 2019 elections, he might be hoping that its link to the devastation can finally get rid of it.
[VIDEO]: Interview with Rep. Glenn Chong about the clear digital fraud that made him protest his defeat in 2010.
Chong’s Election Story
Chong is certain that the Comelec and Smartmatic made Gerardo Espina Jr. win the 2010 congressional elections in Biliran. That returns the Espinas to the control of Biliran island. Espina Jr. is the incumbent governor of the province. Rogelio J. Espina is the current representative of the lone district of Biliran. The incumbent mayor of the provincial capital of Naval is Gerard Roger Espina.
Development During Chong’s Time
It was Chong who ends the reign of the Espinas as representatives of Biliran. Chong won over Espina Jr. in the 2007 polls. In 2010, Chong claims that he was cheated through obvious Smartmatic maneuver. , the election technology provider of Comelec. During his term as congressman, Chong stopped the sulfur mining in the island by blocking their mining applications with the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DENR).This was with the help and cooperation of civil society and the religious sector. He lobbied for the restoration of the mountains to their original condition. The mining operations resumed in 2010 when Chong was already out of the political scene.
Chong blames the mining industry in Biliran approved by the Espinas. If mining is stopped in 2010, then there could be no landslides today and no deaths to mourn. However, he said that Smartmatic, in conspiracy with the COMELEC made it possible for the Espinas to win. Consequently, they allowed the environmentally-destructive mining operations.
It looks like the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ detractors were so keen on burying the lies they spread to demonize him by spreading rumors that the Bongbong Marcos we see now is just a clone. DNA testing can easily prove it these days. However, the son of the great Filipino leader finds it unnecessary. At a glance, he certainly has the Marcos traits inside and out.
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Nature of Speculated Death
There are two rumors about how the younger Marcos apparently died. One said that he was killed in a bar by a foreign national in London after a fight. The second one was by car accident both locally and in London. The former Senator even jokes about it and shares his experience how he was asked by classmates – if he really is the real Bongbong Marcos.
Clone Story is Political in Nature
The late President Marcos’ supremacy during his time cannot be fathomed by his enemies. They suspect that his first lady, Imelda Marcos takes over after his reign. The son can only be his possible heir because his sisters had other interests previously. Not unless he’s already dead. People can have second thoughts on voting for an alleged clone.
The Truth Hunts Detractors
The challenger for the VP race gives, even more, reasons for his detractors to discredit him using fake news. He is about to win it given the number of credible witnesses of alleged election fraud in 2016. The hairline lead of VP Leni Robredo can easily be surpassed through the recount for his pilot provinces come February 2018.
Philippine President Rodrigo Du30 may displease local Roman Catholic bishops but not the Pope. Bongbong Marcos in 2016 echoes the head of the church’s same sex marriage view saying ‘Who am I to judge?’ It’s the talk of the town via social media when Du30 vow to protect the rights of homosexuals. He even invites them to nominate a representative to work in his government.
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[VIDEO]: Pagpabor ni Pangulong Duterte sa same-sex marriage, ikinatuwa ng LGBT community
Pro Same Sex Marriage President
“I said I am for same-sex marriage – if that is the trend of the modern times,” the president said. “If that will add to your happiness, I am for it,” Du30 jokes that in his youth he was unsure of his sexual orientation. “Why impose a morality that is no longer working and almost passed?” “So I am with you,” he added.
‘Who am I to judge?’
In 2016, Bongbong Marcos cites the Pope’s reply to same-sex marriage queries. ‘Who am I to judge?’ The Pope humbly asked. Whatever the livelihood of these brothers and sisters of hours, for as long as they have not hurt other people, they deserve such respect, Marcos explained.
Unanimous with the President
Some people may use the bible to support their disagreement with same-sex marriage. However, if they insist on that, they also break other biblical rules which are more important. Love one another and do not judge. Besides, same-sex couples need the legal protection the same as heterosexual couples. As Bongbong Marcos said; Vox populi, vox dei, the voice of the people is the voice of God. That’s how we’ll follow,” Marcos elaborated.
In the beginning, it can be believable that VP Leni Robredo is innocent with such election frauds allegedly perpetrated by her political party. However, the point that she let her lawyer, Atty. Macalintal’s stands in the electoral protest filed against her by Bongbong Marcos dictate her every move is a manifestation that she allows herself to be used. Take it into consideration that she is also a lawyer. She cannot blame it on LP or Macalintal later on when she needs to concede to Marcos. Besides, she’s very vocal demonizing the former Senator and swears to block him by all means. Her credibility is definitely on the line.
[VIDEO]: These are compilations of events that feature VP Leni Robredo’s struggles in blocking Bongbong Marcos’ Vice Presidency bid.
SC Must Not Permit Free-Riding
“With all due respect, since Robredo did not contribute any share in the expenses and supplies for the undertaking, it is unfair, unjust and inequitable that she was allowed by the PET to obtain soft copies of the decrypted images of the ballots, election returns, audit logs and other relevant documents for the pilot protest,” Marcos’ motion stated. Robredo must also shoulder the expenses for the decryption process, he added.
To have copies of the documents for both parties is standard practice in the spirit of transparency and fairness, Macalintal said. The soft copies can surely help both parties to protect their rights. However, in the spirit of decency, Robredo should have paid a part of the cost.
Grave Error by the SC
“With all due respect, this Honorable Tribunal committed a grave error when it allowed Robredo to secure decrypted copies of the ballot images, election returns, audit logs and other relevant documents,” Marcos said on his December 4 motion. This wrong move by the PET coincides with the suspicion. There’s apparently an LP force that delays the process in the Supreme Court. Robredo simply rides along with it. Besides, the en banc is not only one justice’s decision. The recount in February 2018 puts her credibility at risk.
The Ilocos’ 6 freedom is not going to happen anytime soon. Gov. Imee Marcos’ writ of Amparo plea is initially raffled to Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta by the Supreme Court. He administered former First Lady Imelda Marcos and Bongbong Marcos oath of office as Ilocos Norte congresswoman and senator, respectively. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Justice Andres Reyes Jr. also inhibited from the case. No reason was provided by the high court about their inhibition.
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No Immediate Release
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and the six detained officials of the provincial government failed to secure immediate relief from the Supreme Court against the Congress’ inquiry into the Capitol’s alleged misuse of tobacco excise tax funds.
The petitioners resort to the Supreme Court to issue a temporary restraining order on the probe initiated by the House committee. The next hearing is on July 25. The petitioners also asked the SC to assume jurisdiction over the writ of habeas corpus case. It is urged to order the release of the six employees and also issue a writ of Amparo “given the cruel treatment and violation” of their right to be free.
Imee Marcos accused the respondent-House leaders of committing grave abuse of discretion and violating the resource persons’ constitutional rights. This happened during a legislative inquiry. She said that local politics was behind the House inquiry that points to his family’s rivalry with the clan of Rep. Rudy Farinas.
Support the Ilocos 6
The other petitioners in the plea are the detained employees, namely, Josephine Calajate, Encarnacion Gaor, Genedine Jambaro, Evangeline Tabulog, Pedro Agcaoili Jr. and Eden Battulayan. Their family and work lives are interrupted because of some Congressmen’s show of power and influence. This must be stopped.