By: Elena Grace Flores
Prior to the elections, Bongbong Marcos urges the public to go out and vote. He encourages them to exercise their rights like the endgame of the Avengers’ battle. Right after the elections, the Marcoses’ victory from local to national is evident. The people have spoken that it’s payback time. The end of the Dilawans has come. They can never block the leaders that the people want. So far, at 95.99 percent of votes canvassed, Bam Aquino dangles outside of the so-called “Magic 12.”. Imee Marcos is in the middle which is a safe haven.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos urges people to let their voice be heard prior to the 2019 mid-term elections like the endgame of the battle.
The Marcos Team is Winning in the 2019 Elections
Even before the elections, Gov. Imee Marcos’ son, Matthew Marcos Manotoc is already set to replace her as Ilocos Norte Governor. She herself is in a safe lot at 95.99% vote canvassing. Other local positions are also won by members of the Marcos team. Here’s the Senatorial “magic 12.”
• Cynthia Villar – 4,092,454
• Grace Poe – 3,650,288
• Bong Go – 3,293,341
• Pia Cayetano – 3,251,819
• Ronald dela Rosa – 3,128,061
• Sonny Angara – 3,022,955
• Imee Marcos – 2,850,643
• Francis Tolentino – 2,584,833
• Lito Lapid – 2,520,316
• Koko Pimentel – 2,439,571
• Nancy Binay – 2,366,035
• Bam Aquino – 2,335,724
The Last Dilawan Bet Dangles
In the partial, unofficial results a from Comelec data, with some 95.99 percent of votes, Bam dangles outside of the so-called “Magic 12.” He ranks 14th with 13,859,099 votes. Just behind fellow re-electionist senators JV Ejercito and Nancy Binay. Their votes are more than 100,000 votes and 350,000 votes, respectively. Bam starts as a national politician in 2013 when he first ran for the Senate under the “Team PNoy” slate. Then president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III who swears to block the return of the Marcoses is his cousin.
The Comelec’s Assurance
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is open to a “technical audit.” This is to prove that no cheating or manipulation happens. The transparency server stops sending election results for hours recently. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon gives this assurance as the poll body addresses post-poll tensions caused by technical glitches. This delays the release of the results of the transparency server shortly after voting ends at 6 p.m. Initially, there’s no Ocho Diretso candidate that makes it to the “magic” 12. Now, Aquino dangles to join.
The Presumptive VP is in Denial
The presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo flatly denies that she will step down from her post if none of the Otso Diretso senatorial candidates makes it to the so-called Magic 12. Robredo belies a Facebook post that quotes her as saying that she would quit her post if no opposition senatorial candidate gets elected.
The Endgame of the Marcos-Aquino Feud
The feud of the Marcos and Aquino clans that divides the nation now faces its endgame. Bongbong Marcos implies this just days before the mid-year elections. The Marcoses are allies of the current administration. At the rate it is going, it is likely that the Presidential daughter’s joke, Sara Du30-Carpio has some truth in it. She said that if she runs, she might as well do it for the Vice Presidency in 2022. This is likely the scenario if Bongbong Marcos runs for President. The endgame could be the Marcos-Du30 tandem.