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Slowly but Surely on Bongbong Marcos’ VP Election Recount

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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.






Youtube video by; UNTV News and Rescue

[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’ Manifestations

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.




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Bongbong Marcos’ Recount Bid Not Affected by Bautista’s Impeachment Correction

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Some media’s misleading headline that reads; “Bautista Welcomes his Impeachment Dismissal” or something in that context created a bit of stir for a while. More news clarifies that only the correction plea got dismissed. In fact, his estranged wife, Patricia Bautista’s testimonial is set at the hearing. Whatever the outcome is, COMELEC Chief, Andres Bautista’s case is not any more relevant to Bongbong Marcos’ recount bid. This is because the first course of action that questions the integrity of 2016 automated election is already cleared out by the PET for the immediate recount to take place. The second course of action in Marcos’ electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo is about to begin.






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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos says that he has nothing to do with the corruption allegations raised by the wife of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista.



First Course of Action Out

In a resolution dated August 29, the PET junked Marcos’ first cause of action for being “meaningless and pointless.” The tribunal said that “allowing the first cause of action and the annulment of the proclamation to continue would be an exercise in futility and would have no practical effect.” The PET then ruled that immediate recount must be prioritized in the selected pilot provinces which Marcos welcomed.



Impeachment Correction Denied

The House rejects the motion to admit a substitute impeachment complaint. It seeks to correct the verification errors of the first one filed against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson Andres Bautista. The committee just tackles the first impeachment complaint against Bautista if it is sufficient in form and substance. At least 27 members voted against the motion for substitution, while only two members voted in support of the motion to admit the substitute verification.



Bautista’s Wife to Attest for Truth

The estranged wife of Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista attends the poll chief’s impeachment hearing at the House of Representatives to “attest to the truth.” Patricia Bautista earlier said that she would be attesting to the authenticity of the impeachment case filed by lawyer Ferdinand Topacio‏ and former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto Paras against her husband.








Recount Bid Belongs to the 2nd Course

Bongbong Marcos vehemently denies that he’s got something to do with Mrs. Bautista’s squeals against her own husband. He also assures the press that he and his wife won’t meddle with marital affairs. However, Marcos believes that the estranged wife’s testimony must be heard after she signs an affidavit on that regard. No matter how the COMELEC Chair’s case develops, that has no effect anymore on his protest. The PET has already ruled that the VP Post issue is to be resolved only through the recount.




http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/19/17/comelec-chiefs-wife-to-testify-in-bautista-impeachment-hearing

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Bautista’s Impeachment Clears the First Part of Bongbong Marcos’ Election Protest

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

An impeachment complaint is already filed against the Commission on Elections chairperson Andres Bautista. This is on the ground of the betrayal of public trust.  Plus the culpable violation of the Constitution over allegations of ill-gotten wealth. This development clears the way for the recount required on Bongbong Marcos’ election protest which is on the second part.






Youtube video by; GMA News
[VIDEO]: Andres Bautista, sinampahan ng reklamong impeachment dahil sa betrayal of public trust.



Impeachment Filed

Former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto Paras with his lawyers Ferdinand Topacio and Manuelito Luna filed the impeachment complaint at the House of Representatives’ Secretary General’s office against Bautista. Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia, Kabayan Rep. Harry Roque, and Cavite Rep. Abraham Tolentino endorsed the impeachment complaint. It fulfills the first requirement for an impeachment complaint to be duly endorsed by a member of the lower House.




Election Corruption

Bautista faced an impeachment complaint about betrayal of public trust and culpable violations of the Constitution for not declaring his true wealth in his Statement of Assets and Liabilities Networth (SALN). Graft and corruption for allegedly receiving commissions from Divina Law Offices, the legal counsel of Venezuelan election technology supplier and Comelec’s biggest contractor Smartmatic are also featured.



Doubts on the Automated Election

Cebu Representative Gwen Garcia said that she decides to endorse the complaint to clear out all speculations since the wife presented to the media passbooks which showed Bautista’s undeclared wealth. The allegations against Bautista cast doubt on the credibility of the recently concluded 2016 elections, she said. “Personally, I have always had serious doubts about the automated voting systems. I think it’s the right time now to see and check on the veracity as well as the credibility of the automated voting system, as evidenced by this very, very controversial happening,” Garcia added.








On to the Recount

Leni Robredo’s Camp always used the first part of Bongbong Marcos’ election protest as the cause for the recount delay. They said that the second part can only start after the first part is resolved. This is about the credibility of the digital election process in 2016. Now that the COMELEC Chair already faces an impeachment complaint after the evidence presented by his estranged wife, the recount must start immediately to satisfy public interest.




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Leni Robredo: Bautista’s Scandal Got Nothing to do with Bongbong Marcos’ Protest

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Vice President Leni Robredo finally denounces the attempts to link her election victory to the Comelec Chair Andres Bautista and his wife’s scandal. Her win is under protest by Bongbong Marcos. She also denied their alleged secret meeting that she calls malicious.






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[VIDEO]: Robredo: No ‘secret meeting’ with Comelec chair Bautista



Forced Issue

Robredo cannot help but accuse her detractors of the alleged forced link. She said; “I think it’s just forced. I think they are just forcing a connection with our case, which is unfortunate,” she told reporters in an interview in Naga City.




No Link

The VP said that the allegations raised by Mrs. Patricia Bautista “had nothing to do with the election.” “But it’s saddening that such a private problem is being used by some politicians to further their ends,” Robredo said without elaborating. Is she blaming Marcos again?



Scandal Background

Patricia accused her husband of unlawfully amassing nearly P1 billion in cash and real estate properties. Chairman Bautista, in turn, accused her of attempting to extort money from him and of having an affair. The mud throwing continues until it reaches into the election fraud issue where the Chairman got referral fees from Smartmatic, the provider of election VCMs that is guilty of illegal alteration on the night of the 2016 election.








Dragged Along

Robredo is facing an electoral protest by a rival, Bongbong Marcos.  He questions her narrow victory over him. The slim margin of more than 260,000 votes can easily be disputed by the 3.2 undervotes if the ballot boxes are opened for the recount, he said. Marcos’ own name was dragged into the controversy following rumors that his wife Liza Araneta-Marcos arranged Mrs. Bautista’s meeting with the President despite not knowing her personally. However, Marcos never blames Robredo for it.




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Martin Bautista’s Disclosure Supports First Part of Bongbong Marcos’ Election Protest

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Comelec Chair’s brother Martin Bautista faces direct scrutiny by Patricia Bautista’s lawyer, Atty. Lorna Kapunan on his disclosure that he has with him the evidence of their alleged unexplained wealth. Kapunan points out 8 violations that put not only him and his family into trouble. He also places the 2016 election into a bad light. These add to the weight of the first part of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest when proven.






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[VIDEO]: Comelec chief may have violated rule to disclose business interests: lawyer




Family Treasurer

Atty. Lorna Kapunan, a former lawyer and current legal adviser of Patricia Bautista said that Martin Bautista’s admission that he does not know their family’s wealth details because the Chairman is the “family Treasurer” is damaging. It means that the Comelec chief fails to disclose his business interests and financial connections as required by law. She said that the disclosures are supposedly on a separate form attached to the SALN.



Negative Impact on his Brother

As he points the Chairman as the family Treasurer, he also implies that Comelec Chair Bautista is liable if incorrect taxes filed. Kapunan also stresses that Bautista could face charges for “soliciting or accepting gifts directly or indirectly.” This follows after Mrs. Bautista reveals a “commission sheet” or referral record, however they call it. That bears the names of lawyers that allegedly paid such fees to the Comelec chief.



Liberal Party Bet

Kapunan also mentioned that Martin Bautista ran for public office at least three times while he still has residency and active investments in the US. As his current status dictates. She suggests for authorities look into how they transfer their wealth from America to the Philippines. This is to see if they follow the remittance law. He belongs to the Liberal Party of Vice President Leni Robredo, Marcos’ rival in the VP race.








Integrity of the 2016 Election

The Comelec Chair’s brother cannot vouch for the integrity of the 2016 election or else, he can only be biased. Despite his LP affiliation, he seems to have various violations in his political activities. His disclosure not only ruin his own brother and family – but he also helped Bongbong Marcos prove that the previous poll was indeed fraudulent.




http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/15/17/comelec-chief-may-have-violated-rule-to-disclose-business-interests-lawyer

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/621288/bautista-s-brother-denies-ill-gotten-wealth-raps-vs-comelec-chairman/story/