VP Leni Robredo said last year that she was worried about the expenses that would come with the election case. Her supporters initiate a petition to the SC to allow them to raise funds for the electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos. Pro-bono lawyer Pinky Bernabe, the group’s legal counsel, said the petition is a test to the Supreme Court if they respect their constitutional rights. They seem worried that the high court has the tendency to side Marcos after the Martial Law ruling.
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[VIDEO]: Former senator Bongbong Marcos on Monday pays P36 million – the first installment of the recount fee for his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
Supreme Court Petitioners
The petitioners are former social welfare secretary Corazon Soliman, former human rights commissioner Paulynn Sicam, former Bases Conversion, and Development Authority board director Zorayda Amelia Alonzo, award-winning singer Celeste Legaspi-Gallardo, Ateneo de Manila University Press director Karina Bolasco, and Museong Pambata founder Nina Lim-Yuson.
Fund-Raising before Approval
Robredo is due to pay the second installment of the 7 M protest fee. The PET’s payment deadline is on July 14. The petitioners said that they are able to raise as much as P401,878 in just two weeks. This does not include the ongoing pledges, they said.
“Our interest here is not just to give Leni, the VP, our help, but the theory of our case is we want to protect our votes,” she added. “How do you fight a billionaire?” Sicam asked. One peso at a time is their solution.
The group claims that many people are willing to help but they don’t want to be named. They find it difficult to speak out on Facebook because trolls allegedly attack them. They prefer to be invisible, Sicam said. Therefore, it is noted that it looks like there are more Marcos loyalists than Robredo followers. That for sure is the reason why they are intimidated.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is so committed to endorsing Hillary Clinton that he is willing to take people to the poll who have difficulty in going there. What’s surprising is, Buffet and Trump are from the business sector – but he despised Donald Trump so much that he is questioning his tax returns and his ignoring independent business people or small-time entrepreneurs.
At the Nebrasks campaign with with Hillary Cl, Buffett scrutinized Trump’s business record, questioning his bankruptcies and his not releasing his tax returns. The so-called “Omaha Oracle” then announced a new campaign called “Drive 2 Vote,” hoping to bring out voters in Nebraska’s second congressional district, offerring a single Electoral College vote to the district winner.
Buffet promised this: “I will take at least 10 people to the polls who would otherwise have difficulty getting there,” said Buffett, and added that he had reserved a 32-seat trolley for the day to be able to reach the highest-percentage turnout of any congressional district in the country. “Let’s give America a civics lesson;”he urged everyone.
Trump responded to the Muslim-American family who spoke against him at the Democratic National Convention by attacking Khizr and Ghazela Kahn, whose son in the US Army was killed in Iraq in 2004.
Buffett described Trump’s attack as “the final straw,” just because his family had not sacrificed like military families and he knew nothing about losing a beloved through war.
Meanwhile, Clinton seeks to woo moderate and independent voters. In fact, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban campaigned with Clinton over the weekend, as well as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a searing indictment of Trump’s economic proposals during the Democratic National Convention.
Before several thousand people gathered at an Omaha high school, Buffett also challenged Trump to show off their tax returns in one venue. He added that after Trump listed his casino and hotel company on the New York Stock Exchange before in 1995, investors lost money, even though in 1995 they can easily make money on anything.
Buffett asserted even more that the tax policy favors the wealthy despite being wealthy himself, which Clinton agreed, thus pledging to implement more taxes on the rich. Clinton further criticized Trump’s love for foreign products that is killing their own economy.If the district has the highest percentage of voters and if Clinton wins, we can expect Hillary and Warren to be back in the streets of Omaha dancing together and probably Warren in an Elvis costume once again again.