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Bongbong Marcos Praises President Du30 for Pushing Smartmatic Out

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By: Elena Grace Flores
While the misunderstanding causes chaos among the Marcos loyalists because of misinterpretations of the President’s comments, Bongbong Marcos praises the President for personally pushing Smartmatic out. This then results to the formation of the electoral reforms senate committee where Senator Imee Marcos is the chairwoman. Changes in the electoral protest proceedings are necessary because they made the plight of the protestants difficult, said Marcos.

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Impeachment Does Not Benefit Bongbong Marcos Directly

Bongbong Marcos agrees that he cannot benefit directly from the impeachment of the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo if the complaint against her is successful – unless he is nominated and approved by the Senate. In short, nominated by the Senate, appointed by the President for a cabinet position, and confirmed by the Congress.



Sol Gen Calida’s Hand for BBM

Marcos also denies his involvement with Solicitor General Jose Calida’s assisting the filing of the sedition case against Robredo. They are not close friends, he said. It just happens that it’s the mandate of Calida’s office as the lawyer of the government.



The President’s Campaign Promise

Like the Endo, president Du30 himself already discloses his wish to get rid of Smartmatic. Although its removal is not in his hands, the formation of Senator Marcos’ electoral reforms committee arises because of that. As what the lawmaker said, it’s purely constitutional and not presidential. Changes in the election laws are necessary. It’s only Smartmatic that would qualify as the election device provider at the present time.



The Importance of Unity

Former Senator Marcos is confident that if given the chance to be Vice President for just a short time, he can still make a substantial contribution to the government because the two of them are on the same page. The alliance is a powerful bond because this allows the continuity of the President’s projects. Not to mention the possible turnover of the presidency from Du30 to Marcos as promised during the election campaign period.

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Calida’s Prioritizing Bongbong Marcos over Backlogs is a Misinformation from Robredo

Calida's Prioritizing Bongbong Marcos over Backlogs is a Misinformation from Robredo





By: Elena Grace Flores
Solicitor General, Jose Calida corrects the presumptive Vice President saying that it is his mandate to assist the PNP in filing the case against her because he is the lawyer of the government. Robredo initially calls Calida for the more than a million backlog of cases in his office. This follows after his participation in the sedition complaint filed by police against her and other critics of the government. She alleged that the Sol Gen is lawyering Bongbong Marcos which he denies. Calida ends up lecturing Robredo about the OSG’s mandate.

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Sedition Case against Robredo

The Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group files a sedition and other criminal complaints against Robredo. There are 35 other respondents over the viral ”The Real Narcolist” videos. The police complaint stems from the testimonies by Peter Joemel Advincula, the mysterious “Bikoy” who links President Du30’s family and allies to the illegal drug trade.


OSG’s Mandate and Not for Bongbong Marcos

The OSG is the principal law office of the Government, its agencies, and instrumentalities. Its main function is to render legal services, which includes representing its client-agencies before courts and quasi-judicial bodies. A VP should know this job description. Lawyering for Bongbong Marcos is a bit out of line. Unless Robredo is guilty of election cheating in 2016.



No Backlogs  but Only Pending Cases

The OSG refers to the backlog comment of Robredo as a “mischaracterization of the actual status of the cases at the agency.  “The OSG is not a court of law which is mandated to resolve cases. The number of pending cases that the OSG currently handles cannot, in any way, translate to ‘backlog,’” a statement from the OSG explained.



No direct Link to Bongbong Marcos

Calida’s office only participates in preparing Advincula’s affidavit for the PNP-CIDG filed the complaint before the DOJ. The OSG disputes Robredo’s claim that Calida was lawyering for the Marcoses is false.

“The OSG’s participation in Bikoy’s affidavit is not in any way linked to the Marcos but the Office is merely rendering its legal services to the PNP-CIDG, as one of its clients,” it said.

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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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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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Du30’s Favor on Cayetano’s Speakership Can Benefit Bongbong Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Former Senator Bongbong Marcos was the main target of the attacks during the vice presidential debate in 2016. Alan Peter Cayetano as the main detractor aside from Leni Robredo. A political analyst, however, says that Cayetano’s approach could also backfire against him. This is the reason why many people hate his guts. That eventually benefits Marcos. President Rodrigo Du30’s favor to endorse Cayetano as the House Speaker for the first 15 months can eventually add up to possible votes that would favor Marcos in the near future. This has definitely something to do with Cong. Martin Romualdez’ quick widrwawal from the speakership race after the President spoke to the 3 of them including second-termer bet, Lord Allan Velasco.




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Senator Risa Hontiveros Speculates Du30’s Motives

Only 4 remaning senators are obviously against the suggestion of the President for a term-sharing between Cayetano and Velasco for the speakership. They are De Lima, Drilon, Pangilinan, and Hontiveros. The latter said that the move surely prepares for the federalism agenda of the Filipino leader. She added that President Du30 is making sure to install a successor that would not put him in jail.



Possible Presidential Successors

The President is very vocal even before the 2016 elections that he would pass the presidency to Marcos if he cannot solve the crimes in the country in the first 3 to 6 months. He admits it himself that after he knew the real situation, it is not just possible to achieve it. The man is known for his sincerity. Although many critics who cannot understand his way of speaking are often misled. There are groups that float the name of his daughter as a hot contender for President in 2022. However, she only acknowledges the vice presidency. It leaves to the promise of the president. She would defnitely help Marcos for the top position if she is his Vice President. Sure enough, she denies the rumor that her office sends messages to some congressmen not to vote for Cayetano.



Understanding the System of Government

Various House factions accept Du30’s option. Some are in a wait-and-see attitude toward the Cayetano-Velasco deal. It is said that the President’s endorsement of his former foreign secretary and vice-presidential running mate would tighten his hold on the house. Cayetano may be unpopular with some House members but he has the backing of the Cabinet economic cluster. Reuniting these two major factions would give Du3o the edge needed to impose his policies. The Marcos turnover is likely in more than one ways. The electoral protest or charter change. Although, Marcos must be appointed in the cabinet for the second option. It is however, more handy for Marcos to prepare for the 2022 Presidential elections.



The Majority Wins in a Democratic Country

The Marcos loyalists must know that as much as they hate the guts of Cayetano because of his attacks against Marcos in the 2016 vice presidential debate, he might be the missing link that Marcos needs to get his right place in the government. He might played hard ball with the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ son but he is clearly a strategist. As Marcos said in the past, he used to have dinners with his family and suddenly embraced the opposite side during the VP race. The good thing is, the speakership is one big favor that he owed from Du30. In the world of politics, that must be returned. Could he say no to the President when the time comes that Du30 would finally asks him to work with Marcos?



Unity is the Key for Bongbong Marcos to Govern Properly

The former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ dream for Bongbong Marcos to be president is very feasible if the people are knowledgeable with how the 3 branches of government work. To get the majority votes from all the sections, unlikely alliance is much needed. Even if it means Marcos-Cayetano understanding. When Cayetano finally flips to Marcos’ side, that would give a tremendous benefit for Bongbong Marcos. Otherwise, Cayetano does not have the block that surpasses the strenght of the pro-administration stalwarts. He’s either for Marcos or say goodbye to politics. As a strategist, one can only guess.



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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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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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