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Senator Sotto Points Out Comelec’s Incapable Moves as per Jimenez’ Statement


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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Majority Leader Senator Tito Sotto slams Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez’ reaction stating it is premature to conclude that there are irregularities in the 2016 automated polls as he claims. Sotto challenges Jimenez to show him a circular or memo that authorizes transmission of votes to the server from May 8 to the wee hours of May 9, 2016. In the absence of such circular, Jimenez seems to admit that there was indeed irregularity in the 2016 elections, Sotto explained. Sotto’s privilege speech bears the alleged manipulation of the election in favour of LP bets. Bongbong Marcos contests the same for the Vice Presidency. He added that the Comelec just proves how incapable they are to handle such issues.

Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]:  The Comelec will be holding their own investigation with regards to the alleged irregularities on the previous election brought up by Senator Sotto’s expose. They state that what Sotto’s source says to be irregularities, may just be the security procedures that they follow prior the election.

Reliable Source

The Senate Majority Floor leader said based on his “impeccable reliable” source,  that votes are transmitted to the municipal and provincial board of canvassers as early as May 8, 2016. This lasts until the early morning of the official voting day. A foreign access to the election servers is also evident, the lawmaker added. But Jimenez said that they still have to check the accuracy of Sotto’s allegations.

Smartmatic’s Spokesman?

Sotto then slams the Comelec for defending technology provider Smartmatic which has custody over the transmission records. “Is Comelec now the spokesman for Smartmatic? Logs are digital footprints that can’t be easily altered. They should present the logs for the areas to deny my claim,” Sotto demanded.

Formal Hearing

Sotto said he will “present more logs” on Monday. “I suggest they wait for the hearing. It’s the best venue to plead their case,” Sotto told Comelec. Sotto through this electoral fraud allegations stressing that the there may be a compromise in the 2016 elections. He cites evidence from a source within the poll body – who said that there was an early transmission of votes and foreign access to election servers used during the automated national polls.


Comelec’s Moves

The Comelec said anew that it would continue preparations for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in May. Despite fresh allegations that the electronic voting system is fraudulent. Jimenez said the poll body would push through with printing 18 million ballots for the village elections toward the end of the month or before the Holy Week. However, it’s enough that the Congress and the Senate are on to the case versus the Liberal Party.

Sotto challenges Jimenez to prove agency authorized vote transmission during 2016 elections

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Why do Attacks on Du30 Intensify as Bongbong Marcos’ Election Protest Win Nears?


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Philippine President Rodrigo Du30 hails the late President Ferdinand Marcos as a hero for many Filipinos. He stresses this during the former leader’s 100th birth anniversary. The opposition takes it as a campaign to rehabilitate the image of Marcos to help Bongbong Marcos’ political comeback. The younger Marcos’ election protest against VP Leni Robredo now results in a recount on March 19. He earlier discloses evidence of massive digital frauds. Now Atty. Romulo Macalintal appears to be lawyering for the Comelec. He claims that the squares are a new feature – that the parties apparently know of. He refers to the presence of the squares in the ballot images. Marcos’ spokesperson then dares him to produce any briefing made by the Comelec on the presence of the squares. Macalintal has not replied up to this time of writing.

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Same Accusations

Duterte, who faces the same accusations of major human rights abuses as Marcos, is a friend of the Marcos family. His detractors said that he plays a key role to bolster their efforts to regain the top echelons of political power. Marcos stepped down in 1986 to avoid bloodshed during the EDSA revolution. He died in exile in Hawaii three years later after the late President Cory Aquino disallowed him to return to the Philippines. He wanted to explain the alleged hidden wealth but Aquino refused. His enemies continue to accuse him of embezzling billions of dollars during his rule. That turns out to be a security seal for the welfare of humanity. Now, they aggressively launch a black propaganda against Du30 for the same reasons.

The President’s Dare to Resign

In October last year, Duterte dared Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to resign with him, saying the two had allowed themselves to be “used” in the corruption allegations against him. Sereno is battling an impeachment complaint that alleged she had undeclared wealth and betrayed public trust, among others. House lawmakers are expected to resolve within the month if there is probable cause for her impeachment.

Supreme Court CJ can be Fired

Leyte Rep. Vicente Veloso, vice-chairman of the House Committee on Justice, said Sereno only submitted one of her Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALNs) to the Judicial and Bar Council when the panel was deliberating on the new Chief Justice in 2012, despite a notice from the council directing applicants to submit all of their SALNs. A decision from the Supreme Court in 1963 established that “if at the time of appointment, petitioner did not have necessary qualifications for the office…then he did not have the right to be there,” said Veloso.

VP Electoral Protest Update

Marcos’ lawyer emphasizes that Macalintal is just being consistently untrue or he had a special briefing from Comelec exclusively for the then ruling Liberal Party. Either way, the existence of the square is an unlawful insertion and alteration of the digital image. Their excuses are so feeble and insulting to the intelligence of the Filipino electorate as it provides them too little too late, said Atty. Rodriguez. The squares should not be there because, during the source code review, no boxes were shown. If ever, the boxes must have been added after the source code review which is against the law, he added.

How Marcos’ Humanity Wealth Caused Bongbong-Leni War and Du30 Destabilization?

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What VP Leni Robredo should Know about Ballot Image Replica of Election 2016 Votes

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Vice President Leni Robredo acts as if she does not know where Bongbong Marcos’ evidence of poll fraud comes from. She even wonders how he got hold of the alleged tampered ballots when they are not in Manila yet for the recount. Sadly, the VP seems to have no idea that the soft copies given by PET to Marcos can be encrypted. Rappler comes to her rescue and explains things like the ovals in the original ballots are deliberately printed in red for them to be invisible to the VCMs. That’s why in some ballots, only the squares are visible because they have not satisfied the 25% shade intensity requirement. Rappler stresses that the Comelec should completely, patiently, and publicly disclose all changes to the voting system to avoid Marcos from crying foul. The yellow media and Robredo clearly show that they do not have a clue on Smartmatic’s mandate to scan the exact replica of the ballots inserted into the VCMs to prevent anyone from cheating especially during election 2016.

Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: The presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images is a clear violation of Smartmatic’s mandate; said Bongbong Marcos,

Soft Copies of Images are Supposed to be the Exact Replica

Robredo can’ be that dumb that thee soft copies both camps go from PET are what Marcos is talking about. The photographs or images of the scanned ballots inserted into the VCMs for reading must be identical. If they are not so, this feature that Smartmatic is proud about is useless. They must be the exact replica of the naked eye to easily point out alterations if ever.

The spread of Propaganda?

The defensive VP refers to the “shocking” anomalies pointed out by Marcos as propaganda. She said that they are not evidence of cheating but are just new features or improvements in the automated voting system. Marcos can never understand this because of such mandate of Smartmatic. He also has some confirmations that those changes are not transparent. That is clearly a violation of the digital election 2016 machine provider’s agreement with the COMELEC.

PCOS’ Choice Indeed

Marcos earlier explained that many ballots from Camarines Sur contain square boxes beside her name instead of the oval that voters needed to shade. All these mages with squares beside Robredo’s name are counted in her favor. Rappler tries to justify that a market that they fall short of the minimum amount of shade in the oval which the VCM will admit. It does not make sense, however, that the invalid votes still went to Robredo just the same.

PET Investigation Request

Robredo’s lawyer Romulo Macalintal said that the Commission on Elections and the Supreme Court that act as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal must investigate Marcos over his acquisition of the perceived tampered ballot images. Marcos hit them back by urging them to stop disrespecting the PET since it is his sours. He moves on with a challenge that both camps must stop all their motion for a swift recount.

Robredo: Where did Bongbong Marcos get his ‘proof’ of poll fraud?

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Can New Comelec Chair Abass, Nephew of Iqbal Separate Bongbong Marcos’ Election Protest from the BBL?


welcome 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.

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[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos says Iqbal alias will affect BBL

Presidential Appointment


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.

Unbiased Decision

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.

Iqbal nephew qualified–Palace

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Tolentino vs. De Lima Recount is Now Ahead of Bongbong Marcos’ Protest against Robredo


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos receives a Letter from the COMELEC to inform the parties that the Senate Electoral Tribunal already has the custody of the ballot boxes and other election documents in twenty-three pilot precincts in Basilan and Maguindanao. This is relative to the election protest of Tolentino vs. De Lima. Presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino claimed that several irregularities were uncovered in the first three days of the ongoing ballot recount. It is not clear why it went ahead of the much awaited Vice Presidential recount.


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Protestant Present during Recount

Tolentino witnessed the counting at the SET building inside the Commission on Audit compound in Quezon City. The former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman went to personally observe the recount of the contested 635 ballot boxes containing ballots used during the May 9, 2016, automated senatorial elections.

Recount Irregularities

He said several ballot boxes in pilot precincts in Calbayog City in Samar contained ballots that were used during the 2013 midterm elections. Tolentino said he will seek the nullification of vote results in the precincts where 2013 ballots were uncovered. The former MMDA chairman, who ran as an independent candidate, lost to De Lima by 1.2 million votes. Tolentino described De Lima’s lead over him as “dubious,” saying the gap between the 12th and 13th placers is usually just around 40,000 votes.

Another Recount to Follow

COMELEC also informed the parties that it would start to prepare for the recount of votes in the election protest of Tan vs. Hataman. Former Vice Governor Sakur Tan questions Governor Mujiv Hataman re-election victory during the 2016 polls. Therefore, the Marcos vs Robredo recount can very well be postponed for next year.

Further Delay of Marcos’ Protest

Based on the recount trend, it is evident that Marcos’ protest against Robredo is definitely not the priority of the COMELEC this year. It is then a false hope for the Marcos loyalists to expect for a recount anytime soon. This is not likely to happen considering Comelec’s publicized schedule.