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The PET Denies Robredo’s Victory Claim Over BBM’s Electoral Protest

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo urges the Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or PET to rule on the revision of pilot provinces. Robredo claims ‘clear victory’ versus Bongbong Marcos in the electoral protest earlier. However, the PET, in its recent ruling, said Robredo’s computation after revision, recount and re-appreciation where she declares her electoral protest victory is still “speculative.”

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[VIDEO]: Robredo claims recount win, Marcos calls it ‘self-serving assumption’



Premature Electoral Protest Claim

The Tribunal has yet to complete the proceedings following Rule 65 the 2010 PET rules. This entails judicial recount, revision and appreciation of the votes cast in protestant Marcos’ pilot provinces, the PET said. “The figures submitted by protestee, Robredo are merely speculative. In arriving at the figures, she presumes that all her claims will be acceptable by the Tribunal.



Clearly a Lie

This premise is fundamentally a lie as the Tribunal is still in the process of appreciating the revised ballots. It can only rule negative against the objections and claims made by the parties thereon,” the PET explained.



Robredo’s Motion is Denied

The PET therefore, denies last month’s plea of Robredo to resolve immediately all pending incidents in the electoral protest filed against her by former senator, Marcos.It points out that the final tally has yet to be completed and released “thus, the Court resolves to deny protestee’s motion on the ground of prematurity.”



Who’s Lying

Few days ago, the camp of the questionable VP warns against the proposal of Senator Imee Marcos, BBM’s sister who said the Philippines should immediately cut diplomatic ties with Iceland. She calls it a “severe step” towards diplomacy. Her spokesman said that Marcos is the wrong person to heed advice about human rights due allegedly to her family’s track record. Nonetheless, it turns out that the cases of the Marcoses cannot stand in court. It is Robredo’s case of cheating during the 2016 elections that matters to the people at the present time.

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The Marcoses Do Not Doubt the President’s Support for the Electoral Protest of BBM

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Senator Imee Marcos defends President Rodrigo Du30 saying that he did not commit any impeachable offense. She refers to the Recto Bank incident. The Marcoses are staunch ally of the President. This is despite the inaction of the Supreme court on the electoral protest of BBM. Du30 refuses to defend the Filipino fishermen whose boat collides with a Chinese vessel. This leads his critics to call for his impeachment.

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[VIDEO]: Imee Marcos kay Duterte: No impeachable offense



The President Considers Frendsip with China

To avoid a bloody conflict with China, Du30 agrees with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2016 that Chinese fishermen may have access to the country’s EEZ in the West Philippine Sea. “It was a mutual agreement. Let’s give way to each other. You fish there, I fish here,” Du30 said in a speech last week. The opposition insists that his failure to defend the country is impeachable by law which Marcos rejects.



There is No Basis for Impeachment

Marco said that there is no basis for Du30’s impeachment simply because to have dialogues with other heads of states is not an offense. It would be funny if to communicate with heads of state is a crime, she said. She also cites the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s decision in July 2016 where it rules that the Philippines has exclusive rights in the West Philippine Sea but not sovereignty.



Sovereign Rights Versus Sovereignty

In the ruling, Marcos said that the tribunal differentiates sovereignty from sovereign rights. Unlike sovereignty, sovereign rights can be shared with others, she added. Policies must be in place just like what happens in Indonesa and Papua New Guinea where Philippines pay 10,000 USD to fish at their EEZ.



BBM’s Electoral Protest

The Marcoses may not be happy with the delay of the Supreme Court ruling for the electoral protest of BBM, but they never blame the President for its inacton. They continue to work for the good of the country following the Filipino leader’s mandate.

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Atty. Rodriguez: Macalintal Uses BBM’s Protest for Senate Bid Media Mileage


By: Elena Grace Flores

The PET does not issue any official numbers from the 2016 VP election recount. It is generally silent on the ongoing process. In response to Macalintal’s “game over’ statement, Atty. Vic Rodriguez, a lawyer os Bongbong Marcos said that he believes the comments of Robredo’s lawyer that it’s a game over for Marcos and all are media mileage. This is his desperate effort to bring relevance to the carcasses of a futile Senate bid, he said. “I pity Macalintal. As an officer of the court, it’s clear to me that only the PET can determine whether we are finished,” he added. z

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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos’ lawyer said that he pity Macalintal for his desperate media mileage quest using BBM’s protest.

The Supreme Court’s Statement

The Supreme Court that acts as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal recently said that the ballot recount is nearing its end – except for a few damaged ballots. The recount will continue on January 28 using the decrypted ballots for the unreadable ones. PET notes that the recounts in four protests it previously administered did not reach completion. Marcos’ poll protest would be the first that will eventually be completed, it said. The tribunal reminds the parties repeatedly to refrain from commenting on the ongoing process. It cites the sub judice rule.

Determining Factor to Continue the Recount

The recount began last April in Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. These are the pilot provinces that Marcos identified in his protest. The results of the recount in the three provinces would determine if the tribunal should continue checking ballots. The recount for the rest of the clustered precincts in the country could follow if there’s a substantial basis for the discrepancies in the said initial places.

Desperate for Media Mileage

Macalintal holds a joint press conference with former Rep. Erin Tañada (Quezon). This is to discuss a supplemental manifestation of Robredo’s that objects Marcos’ petition for a technical examination in the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Basilan and Maguindanao. Aside from the electoral protest, the two also discuss their respective Senate bids and campaign platforms. In December, Marcos made a petition to look into voters records included in an unrelated petition by former Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan against ARMM Regional Gov. Mujiv Hataman.

Macalintal’s Basis for his Comments

Macalintal keeps on comparing Marcos’ protest to the other electoral protests that are incomplete. This is contrary to the PET’s disclosure that in the history of electoral protests, only Marcos’ case reaches this part to the verge of completion. However, the tribunal does not leave a clue on its actual status because of the gag order.

The “It’s Over” Expression on the Election Protest

If Marcos’ reference for his claim is only the recount results, then it’s over or far out, said Macalintal. As seen in the video, he seems to insinuate that the Protestant’s team is just over acting since no electoral protest won in the past, he added. This is so because the digital count normally matches the recount results, the veteran election lawyer stressed. Nevertheless, this is contrary to Atty. Rodriguez’ feedbacks and the Senate hearing’s election fraud findings in 2016.

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Senator Bet Glenn Chong: Lucky to be Disowned by BBM as Ressa Bails Out

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Glenn Chong, Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino (KDP) Candidate for Senator this 2019 election lashes back to Rappler’s Maria Ressa’s previous headline that Bongbong Marcos disowns him. He said that he is lucky to be disowned because it made him credible when it comes to his clean election advocacy. Whereas, the presumptive VP Leni Robredo’s defender Maria Ressa has to bail out after her arrest due to tax evasion cases.


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[VIDEO]: Glenn Chong: KDP Senatorial Candidate

Chong’s Challenge

Atty. Chong said that the camp of Leni Robredo tries to mislead the Supreme Court when she files another motion for consideration on her complaint to him that he is affiliated with Bongbong Marcos.  She is lying again when she said that the latter did not answer her accusation. This is on how he got the Ragay data that show election anomalies against BBM’s opponent. In fact, it is in Paragraphs 33 to 42. It is clear in Paragraphs 41 at 42, where all her questions are answered. The only problem according to Chong is – they keep on lying to the public to suit their own narrative. He challenges Robredo that if he’s wrong, to just charge him in court.


Warrant of Arrest for Ressa

Maria Ressa evades arrest by posting bail at a Pasig City Regional Trial Court. Her charge is tax evasion. Judge Danilo Buemio of Pasig RTC Branch 265 issues a warrant for Ressa’s arrest. This is for violation of Section 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997. The bail is set at P60,000.


Out on Bail

Tagum City Executive Judge Arlene Palabrica ordered the release after their lawyers posted a total bail of P1,452,600. Davao del Norte police “initially wanted to defy the order.” The police argued that the P80,000 bail was for the child abuse charges only. It does not include the kidnapping and human trafficking charges. They are still under investigation.



A Rebel’s Mentality

Ressa maintains that the cases had no basis. She said that her company pays the right taxes. Unless the government reclassifies it into a stock brokerage agency given that it has foreign investors. Are the cases the response to its anti-government coverage? “I think it is a way of sending a signal that we have to be careful. That’s part of what they want to do,” she added.

Digital Karma

Chong mocks Ressa for bringing her own mugshots. He thought that she’s brave enough to face the consequences of her actions. Being the aid of the country’s greatest liar, she can end up a lot worse than that. Her group is responsible for creating destructive media propaganda not just against the President but the country itself. They never failed to give Robredo a massive coverage while she reports many lies not just locally but internationally.


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The Marcos Boys Treasure Moments when the Family is Complete

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Sandro Marcos, the eldest son of Bongbong Marcos and Louise Araneta Marcos heads the production of the BBM Vlog 34 together with his siblings, Simon and Vince. It highlights the pictorial and the precious moments of the family especially when they are complete over the long weekend.  Sandro lives a“regular” life in London.  The Marcos couple sent their sons abroad to study so they can learn to be independent.



YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: It’s always fun when the family is complete.


All 5 are Together

The 3 siblings with their parents are together during the photo shoot. As Vince said, he felt more loved when his mom and dad notices the slightest things like his hair and his tucked-in shirt. This family proves that the most important things in life are really in the things that do not cost money. The family relationship must be first in line.


Seeing the Parents

Simon also expresses his gratitude in seeing his parents more often this time. The brothers are spending more time with each other overseas while their parents are back home. They are keen on doing chores like cooking on their own. The boys and their father are often chanced upon preparing dinner for the family just shortly before the mother arrives from work.


Family is Everything

A country’s troubles often originate from relationships in troubled families. It is such a breath of fresh air that the Marcoses simply show how much they treasure being together completely as a family. There may be teasings and reminders but those are all proofs of the love they have for each other. Bongbong and Liza as she is fondly called can only be proud of Sandro who overshadows their combined popularity.



The Most Popular

Sandro always attracts large crowds. He has over a million Twitter followers and still counting. Most of his followers are from the opposite sex. That only shows how charming he is. No wonder that talent agents, advertising executives, as well as TV and movie producers, also hope that Sandro would consider going into show business.


Believing in their Patriarch

Nevertheless, as humble as he is, Sandro does not think of his popularity as his own achievement. He regards it as the support from so many Filipinos who believe in his father. It can be felt via social media that people in the Philippines are very excited to hear even the slightest update about him. Just like how Filipinos are so anxious about hearing some VP electoral protest news.