By: Elena Grace Flores
Senatorial Candidate Toti Casino’s discussion with Teleradyo’s anchor explains why the news on the digital election fraud involving Smartmatic is not mainly covered by the mainstream media. These networks will never admit that they are no longer engaged in the dissemination of information but deeply into propaganda instead. Atty. Glenn Chong who reveals the 2016 automated anomalies that stopped Bongbong Marcos from becoming the Vice President said that he faces the media when he discloses the price of the operation that resulted to the death of his aide, Richard Santillan. It ends up to be a 150 million pesos deal that shuts press coverages against the election system provider.
[VIDEO]: Teleradyo Reveals the the Oligarchs’ Control of Mainstream Media
Atty. Glenn Chong vs. Mainstream Media
The netizens’ video on Atty. Chong’s statement regarding Smartmatic caught some mainstream media people capture their press representatives the moment he mentions the election company. His150 million price tag source is a government official with a connection to the intelligence community. The Camp of Chief Superintendent Edward Carranza retaliates that they do not know Chong which many believe that it’s a bluff.
Controlled by the Oligarchs
They are under the control of the oligarchs according to the anchor of Teleradyo. She refers to the mainstream media. They cannot be relied upon, she added. Unlike Teleradyo’s chairman, Ramon Jacinto who is patriotic enough to allow his reporters to express the truth that they know about.
Radyo Bandido during Edsa One was the leading broadcaster at that time, said Casino. The Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc is the owner. DZRJ-AM was originally in the broadcast frequency of 780 kilohertz on the AM band. RJ Jacinto starts to operate the station in the backyard of his house together with his classmates from Ateneo.
Marcos Media Blockout
Bongbong Marcos and sister, Imee Marcos often mention that in the past, they cannot explain their side against the black propaganda thrown at their family. This is because they do not have the outlets to voice out and reach the general public. This changes after the existence of social media. The golden era people themselves are the ones who are contradicting the common belief that martial law was totally brutal and that the late President Ferdinand Marcos was a tyrant.
The Power of the People
The Edsa Revolution that topples the late Marcos was driven by misled Filipinos due to the propaganda against them. Whereas, the current battles of Atty. Chong and Bongbong Marcos versus similar enemies are powered by loyalists online. Despite the LP’s efforts in banning pro-Du30 and Marcos supporters in social media, their physical counts are overwhelming as seen in gatherings nationwide. The Comelec must assure the people with a clean and honest 2019 election or else, face the wrath of the majority.
By: Elena Grace Flores
The mainstream media creates a stir that President Rodrigo Du30 just reciprocates the support he receives from the Ilocos Norte Governor during the 2016 Presidential elections. Now, Imee Marcos is a candidate for senator in 2019. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this in defense of the President’s endorsement of Marcos’ Senate bid. However, he already discloses in an earlier interview that Du30 believes in Marcos, thus the reason for such endorsement.
[VIDEO]: President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement of a candidate means he believes the person is “trustworthy,” his spokesman said.
Imee Marcos is not Corrupt
Panelo explains that the 7 graft charges of Marcos’ mother, Congresswoman Imelda Marcos are not final and executory yet. Besides, Imee is not Imelda. The governor does not have a single case of corruption. The media stunt of her family’s rival, Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas eventually boomerangs to him. Fariñas runs for her current position opposing, Marcos’ son, Matthew Marcos Manotoc.
Panelo elaborates that endorsing Marcos does not contradict Du30’s stance against corruption. The Ilocos Norte Governor has not been charged with any corruption-related crimes in court. The President admits that he has a hard time fighting corrupt official because some of them are in his government pretending to be one with him.
Returning the Favor
The President is very vocal that he wants to help Imee because she’s one of two governors, who helped him in the (2016) campaign. Panelo said in a Palace briefing that the president just follows the Filipino culture of returning the favors to those who supported him in his own bid. This is a noble gesture that is given bad interpretations by their detractors.
Mainstream Media Confusion
The yellow press insinuates that Du30 recently reveals the names of senatorial candidates he would support for the May midterm elections. This includes Marcos. Her family allegedly has ill-gotten wealth during the regime of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. However, he’s the only president who has built significant infrastructures and improvements nationwide with every peso accounted for. The President who admires the Marcos patriarch condemns and fires government officials over allegations of corruption.
LP’s Selective Justice
Panelo insists that the President is not firing corruption-tainted government officials without prior “investigation.” The Palace official also defends Du30’s endorsement of plunder defendant and former senator Jinggoy Estrada. He was among the lawmakers charged with graft and plunder charges in 2014 for alleged involvement in the multibillion-peso Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam. Many believe that Estrada and another former Senator, Bong Revilla are victims of ex-Pnoy’s selective justice.
By: Elena Grace Flores
The lawyer of Bongbong Marcos, Atty. George Garcia confirms to a recent interview that Marcos is indeed the winner of the Vice Presidential race in 2016 elections. He cannot say approximately how many ballots his camp won over because of the gag order. He also clarifies that the current update on the electoral protest refers to Marcos asking the PET for the revision of results outside of the 3 pilot provinces due to the evidence taken from another protest related to the case. The presumptive VP vehemently opposes this.
[VIDEO]: The camp of former Sen. Bongbong Marcos is hoping the Presidential Electoral Tribunal will finally decide this year on their electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
The Marcos camp earlier motions to subpoena the Comelec to issue a handwritten report on their initial findings. This is an area outside of the 3 pilot province. It is also under protest by another candidate. It was found that 70% of the returns are not from real legible voters. Only one person did such an entry, it turns out. Robredo of course opposes this said plea through her lawyer, Atty. Romulo Macalintal.
A video shows the alleged cheating that occurred in ARMM. This results in the petition of Marcos. He asks the PET to subpoena relevant documents in connection with the technical examination in the area. The election protest is by the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao gubernatorial candidate Sakur Tan against ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman. This is outside of Marcos’ 3 pilot provinces. Therefore, Macalintal opposes this on behalf of Robredo.
Robredo’s Attempt to Hide the Truth
The camp of Robredo criticizes the latest petition for a technical examination of votes in parts of Mindanao by Marcos. Macalintal said that he is “desperately trying to save his dying election protest.” Robredo’s lawyers Macalintal and Bernadette Sardillo released to the media their counter-manifestation to Marcos’ petition. They filed this on January 14.
Macalintal decries the use of the examination from an election protest to the one filed by Marcos apart from the pilot provinces. He said: “That case has nothing to do with the election protest of Marcos now being heard by the PET.” “Robredo was not a party thereof nor was Marcos.” The pilot provinces petitioned and approved for an ongoing vice presidential recount only include precincts in Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. However, in every sense of the world, if the majority of voters in the area are fake, chances are, the results are incorrect. This can generate a substantial lead for Marcos.
Bongbong Marcos Won the Vice Presidency
The recount of the said pilot provinces, where Marcos’ alleges voting fraud took place, began last April. The electoral protest itself is now on its third year. It is the first election protest of the PET to reach the recount level under the 1987 Constitution. Marcos’ election fraud allegations coincide with the findings of the clean election advocate, Atty. Glenn Chong. The people await the finality of this case to know if the real VP is indeed Bongbong Marcos and not the presumptive one, Leni Robredo. Atty. Garcia’s confirmation of Marcos’ victory made a lot of people more anxious to see the real VP sit on his post very soon.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Atty. Glenn Chong is so sure of his accusations that the murder of his aide, Richard Santillan is Smartmatic’s way of scaring him away from the digital election fraud case. He recently files a case against Chief Superintendent Edward Carranza for not answering public inquiries. Gen. Carranza fails to answer Chong’s questions through the Senate hearing. He is certain that he is indeed an assassination target for being so noisy. General Carranza’s cases that Chong files through the Ombudsman are Obstruction of Criminal Prosecution and Obstruction of Justice, among others.
[VIDEO]: Atty. Glenn Chong accuses Gen. Carranza directly for the death of his aide and for putting a threat on his life.
Already the Direct Target
Atty. Chong is certain that he is now the main target after the intimidation technique of the police scalawags fails. He becomes fiercer than ever. The young lawyer also gets the sympathy and support of Filipinos nationwide and overseas. The Marcos loyalist groups for one are already enough to make him win a seat in the Senate, alongside Gov. Imee Marcos.
Only the Preliminary Step
The threat of Chong’s life intensifies because of the noises that he made. In fact, a suspicious car that trails his vehicle is the same as that of a PAO officer who assists him in Santillan’s case. Despite this, he continues to travel to destinations that would establish his candidacy stronger. He forms alliances that can guarantee him votes.
Chong’s Call Prior to the Ombudsman Filing
Chong earlier said that he wants to see and inspect the evidence that the police force gets. He also demands the supporting reports and evidence of the theory of the police. He made it very clear that he wants answers to the death of Santillan in days, not weeks. The heads of the criminals in uniform are at stake as per the clean election advocate.
Carranza previously said that he orders a fact-based probe to avoid mere speculations on Santillan’s case. He also assures that the findings by crime laboratory and the Public Attorney’s Office would be in court. His men are to testify according to their operational procedures and face charges accordingly. He also promises the public that the investigations would be based on facts and that the police scalawags would suffer. Nevertheless, he fails to even answer public concerns with concrete proofs.
Rising Popularity through the People’s Initiatives
Smartmatic’s connivance with the mainstream media and fake survey firms is not working. Mind-conditioning through these networks cannot surpass the initiatives of the common people. The Comelec and the police scalawags do not have concrete evidence on their claims. However, Chong has gained sympathy nationwide and overseas. The Marcos loyalist groups alone with the mechanism of National Alliance of Philippine Federalism, Inc. can already assure his seat in the Senate. His current popularity alongside Gov. Imee Marcos and Toti Casino is obvious during his tours in Mindanao, particularly in Davao City and Camiguin.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Martial law bitterness works in the past with the presumptive VP Leni Robredo’s debates and speeches. They were able to separate the Filipino voters in their stand. Now, another opposition senatorial candidate and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno counters his rival Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos’ stance on term limits. He cites his own situation during Martial Law contrary to the many advantages that the country still enjoys at the present time. Marcos insists that instead of the term limit, electoral reforms are needed to assure the people of clean and honest elections.
[VIDEO]: Pabor ka ba o hindi sa pagtanggal ng term limits sa mga mambabatas?
Removal of Term Limits
The two aspiring senators’ debate creates a stir on social media. Comments are more personal depending on which side netizens are on. Marcos and Diokno explain their position on the removal of term limits in the draft federal constitution. The governor said that instead of lessening the dynasty, the surname has become a franchise when the term limits were installed. She said that having term limits gives families an option to pass on their posts from father to “unknowledgeable wives” and “stubborn” children.
Marcos’ Factual Basis
Marcos cites the October 2011 study of Pablo Querubin at Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies in her arguments. She claims that the “Political Reform and Elite Persistence: Term Limits and Political Dynasties in the Philippines” study proves that having term limits is ineffective. Instead of just 67 percent of elected officials with similar family names, it rose to 91 percent. She adds that term limits hinder the plans of elected officials.
Diokno’s Emotional Stand
Diokno’s father, the late Sen. Jose “Pepe” Diokno, was detained during the Martial Law period, opposes this stance of Marcos. He did not mention the name of Imee’s father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos, but alludes to him during his rebuttal. He asks if the people already forgot his bitter experience.
Electoral Reforms Needed
Marcos’ alternative measure for the removal of term limits is electoral reforms as per the campaign of Atty. Glenn Chong. She helps in the research for the new Sanggunian Kabataan format that contains the first anti-dynasty provision. Under the said provision, Marcos explains that those with “second degree of civil relations, consanguinity and affinity” would not be allowed to run. Marcos also calls for studies on electoral reform and the real definition of a dynasty.
The House of Representatives approves on third and final reading its version of a federal constitution that scraps the term limits for members of the lower chamber and other local officials. Senators only have two terms while House members have a three-term tenure. Marcos’ idealism supports the advocacies of Atty. Chong and Toti Casino who disclose Smartmatic’s digital fraud that favors Robredo. Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest is still ongoing.