Just after Liberal Party senators criticized Bongbong Marcos for claiming that the Presidential Electoral Tribunal is “unfair” to him in his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo, Marcos retaliates with a humorous reaction on the question; What would he undo in the OVP when he becomes Vice President? He is a bit hesitant to comment on Robredo’s achievement but chooses to be honest in a very funny way.
Youtube video by; Bongbong Marcos
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos Marcos said that nothing can be undone in the OVP.
Part of Judicial Process
Sena Francis Pangilinan, LP president, said it was “not good to question” the PET if its decision was unfavorable to Marcos. Minority Leader Franklin Drilon also said that he should accept the election body’s ruling not to conduct technical examinations on the perceived fake signatures. This is for the nullification of the votes.
Where is Integrity?
Senator Bam Aquino added that it was unfair for Marcos to doubt the integrity of the PET. This is despite the many reports of fraud – not just from the Marcos camp but also from various precinct watchers. On top of that, its alleged connivance with the Comelec whose ex-Chair Andres Bautista’s faces massive scandal after his wife squeals of some commissions received by her ex-husband from Smartmatic worsens the PET’s reputation to an all-time low.
In the Kapihan Sa Manila Bay forum, Marcos is asked if there is an achievement of Robredo that he would like to undo. This is when he becomes Vice President. He replied that nothing can be undone because his likely predecessor did not do anything. Marcos knows that he puts himself in some kind of trouble after saying this. But for him, he is just being honest.
The late President Ferdinand Marcos was a wise man. His promise to take care of his people after death is possible if the sectors involved will cooperate with his heirs. His son, Bongbong Marcos does not even know how much their family’s wealth is worth. It’s just something that they have to settle. There’s a legal process to follow. However, DOJ Secretary, Vitaliano Aguirre said; “We did not receive any instructions from higher-ups yet. We are completely ignorant about it,” he explained.
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos explains why ex-PCGG Chairman Bautista knows better about the sequestered Marcos wealth.
Sequestered Wealth by the PCGG
Bongbong Marcos bluntly answers that he does not know exactly how much wealth his father had kept. He recalls that when they were exiled in Hawaii, they only had the clothes in their bag. All documents and possessions were ceased by the American government. PCGG ex-chairman Andres Bautista knows better with regards to their personal treasures at that time. On the alleged golden wealth, the former Senator said that the government can have what they can find.
Wealth for Humanity
It is known in many pieces of evidence that the Marcos Foundation holds the rights to the gold certificates. Its beneficiaries are the Filipino people. It is recorded in the Central Bank. The government has the jurisdiction for its assignment in cooperation with the World Bank. Its claim from various overseas banks needs the bill of lading kept by the heir of the late President Marcos which is his wife. The World Bank is the globe’s martial for their intended use as willed by Marcos. The Senate must listen to Congresswoman Imelda Marcos and hear the sides of the trustees.
Logical Destabilization Theory
Bongbong Marcos frankly said in another interview that there are strong groups that are working to destabilize the Du30 administration. The president has a close alliance with the Marcos family. Suspicious remittances, Marawi rebellion and, mind-conditioning surveys manifest all at the same time. The opposition continues to attack him using such black propaganda. This can go intense as the recount for the VP post is about to begin in February 2018. The destabilization efforts tend to block the administration’s cooperation with the Marcoses.
By: Elena Grace Flores
President Du30’s newly appointed Comelec Chairman to replace Andres Bautista, Sheriff Abass was previously a Commissioner of the Commission on Election as per the appointment made by the former President Benigno Aquino III. Abas is the nephew of Moro Islamic Liberation Front or MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. Iqbal was under Bongbong Marcos’ scrutiny over his non-disclosure of his real name that was also a factor of the BBL halt.
[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos says Iqbal alias will affect BBL
President Rodrigo Du30 appoints Commission on Elections commissioner Sheriff Abas as the new Comelec chairman. He replaces the controversial Andres Bautista. Abas’ appointment papers were signed on Wednesday, November 22. He will serve until February 2, 2022, which is Bautista’s remaining term.
Serving the Government All his Professional Life
A law professor, Abas worked as acting assistant regional director of the Civil Service Commission in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. This was until his appointment to the Comelec. He worked at the CSC from June 2007 until April 2015.
Appointee of Both Governments
Abas replaces Bautista who resigned and directed to make his resignation effective immediately by the President last October. Many Marcos loyalists’ eyebrows can raise on the fact that he was an Aquino appointee. Nevertheless, he is also an appointee of Du30 now. That should balance his loyalty.
As a Comelec commissioner, he headed the packing and shipping committee. He should have full knowledge of how the handling and moving of the ballots from Bongbong Marcos’ key cities can be done effectively and safely for the electoral protest against Leni Robredo. Given his professional and personal affiliations, Marcos’ call for recount is the biggest test for his unbiased decision.
Bongbong Marcos’ spokesman Atty. Vic Rodriguez said that after18 long months, the Supreme Court may have finally noticed VP Leni Robredo’s ploy to “hold up the proceedings,” The PET recently ordered the exploratory teams to start locating the ballot boxes in the clustered precincts of Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. So that it could order its retrieval and transfer to Manila for the recount. This is covered recently in the discussion between Marcos and Erwin Tulfo.
[VIDEO]: ERWIN TULFO AND BONGBONG MARCOS, TALK ABOUT THE ELECTORAL PROTEST AND THE DU30 ADMINISTRATION!
Supreme Court’s Order
In a resolution dated October 10, the PET ordered the members of the Exploratory and Retrieval Team to go to Camarines Sur. This is scheduled either on October 16 to 20 or from October 23 to 27. The purpose is to locate all the ballot boxes and map out the logistics needed for their retrieval and transportation to the Supreme Court compound in Manila. This is where the revision and recount of votes will take place.
Robredo’s Holding Up Election Protest
Rodriguez explained that, in the last year and a half, Robredo’s camp questions Marcos’s efforts to expedite the resolution of his election protest. Even his move for technical examination and evaluation of the Election Day Computerized Voters’ List of the three Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao provinces is under scrutiny. That is the subject of a separate cause of action.
Win or Lose
Bongbong Marcos laments that under international standard, the electoral protest already takes a very long time. The process is slow and he is suspicious of the outgoing COMELEC Chair’s actions. Win or lose, the PET should resolve this immediately. He discloses that an upcoming bidding is about to happen for the 2019 elections. Perhaps, Bautista wants to influence the future elections before his resignation becomes effective. He is grateful to some Congressmen like Gwen Garcia of Cebu who insists to impeach him if he stays until the end of the year. Good thing that the President let him resign effective immediately. So, impeachment is not anymore necessary.
Still Confident and Happy with the Progress
Bongbong Marcos replied to Tulfo on his inquiry if he thinks that he can surely win without the Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Naturally, as an anti-Marcos, she has the tendency to block any ruling in his favor but hopes that she can be diplomatic about it. Meanwhile, his lawyer said added; “We are glad that the case is finally moving forward because each step forward is a step closer to the truth.”
COMELEC Chairman Andres Bautista thinks that to impeach him is unnecessary because he already tendered his resignation to the President. However, it is effective only at the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition, he said. He will, however, abide by the Constitution and the relevant rules regarding the impeachment process,” he added. Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against VP Leni Robredo is about to start this October but such incidents can cause further delays. Nonetheless, the Marcos Camp welcomes the development as it addresses the attempt to bury some truths about the 2016 automated election anomalies.
[VIDEO]: Uumpisahan na ngayong Oktubre ang recount ng mga balota kaugnay nang protesta ni dating Senator Bongbong Marcos laban sa pagkapanalo ni Vice President Leni Robredo sa nakaraang eleksyon.
Pro-Administration Solons’ Counter Attack
The pro-administration lawmakers and social media practitioners’ democratic movements are counter-acting the government’s enemies. Most of them agree that the Du30-Marcos tandem can eventually stop any destabilization efforts. One move is evident. Cebu Representative Gwen Garcia insists that the election fiasco is a major allegation. The COMELEC Chair must not escape from that by just resigning.
Still Waiting for Recount Date
The COMELEC’s logistics, schedule and estimated costs relative to the Decryption and Printing of Ballot Images for Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental are not yet ready. Its compliance with the PET’s Show Cause Order by 18 September 2017 has been extended twice. The Supreme Court has yet to rule on the recount date which is dependent on the COMELEC’s progress.
Marcos manifests on his list of witnesses for Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao. He also identifies the corresponding clustered precincts of these witnesses as required. The Supreme Court, however, grants the decryption of the Secure Digital (SD) cards relative to the 751 pilot protested precincts of Francis Tolentino. His long list of witnesses is also ready.
Robredo Camp’s Election Reaction
Former Senator Marcos is still confident to finally get his post by the end of this year. VP Leni Robredo’s Camp doesn’t have any idea where Marcos gets his confidence. They refer to it as mind-conditioning efforts. They also claimed that the double impeachment cases against the COMELEC Chair and the Supreme Court Chief Justice are part of the plan to allegedly steal the Vice Presidency from VP Leni Robredo.