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Bongbong Marcos Doesn’t Tolerate Piso for Leni Donation


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Former Senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. urges the Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or PET to stick to its junking the bid of supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo to pay for her counter-protest balance in a form of a donation.

Youtube video by; GMA Public Affairs

[VIDEO]: Vice President Leni Robredo shares the effort of the people supporting her to raise and solicit funds for her campaign. She also disclosed the final amount of her SOCE and the list of her top donors.

The VP’s Incapacity to Pay

Robredo has yet to pay the P7.439 million out of the P15.4 million required by the PET. She asks for more time to raise the amount. The tribunal granted it. Marcos said that the appeal of the Piso Para Kay Leni Movement would be “highly unprocedural.” The group must not intervene in the poll protest.

PET Rules and Jurisprudence

The former Senator cites Rule 15 of the 2010 PET Rules and jurisprudence. It emphasizes that an election protest is “strictly a contest between the defeated and the winning candidates. This is based on the grounds of electoral fraud or irregularities.” “Besides it would appear that the only purpose of the movants in intervening in the case is to provide financial assistance to the Protestee. This may be achieved by the movants without intervening in this protest,” said Marcos.

Piso Movement Donation

Marcos said the Piso Para Kay Leni Movement may donate the fund they have raised directly to Robredo “should they see fit.” “Clearly, there is no legal and factual basis to justify their intervention in this case,” the comment stated. Robredo, for her part, left the matter for the PET to decide. “This matter is best left to the wisdom and full discretion of the Honorable Tribunal,” the manifestation stated. The vice president stressed though that her supporters’ appeal was “hinged on their right to suffrage.”

Bitterness Towards PET

The Piso Para Kay Leni Movement argues that the PET Rules do not prohibit the payment of filing of fees directly by the voters. The petitioners also said they have the legal standing in the election protest being taxpayers. The payment of the balance will “achieve a just and expeditious disposition of the case.” The group criticizes the PET’s junking their petition without explaining the basis for it.

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Filipinos are Grateful to Foreign Donors for Typhoon Yolanda Victims

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda [Image 2 of 14]
Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda [Image 2 of 14] (Photo credit: DVIDSHUB)

The Philippines can never recover quickly without the help of the international community after typhoon Yolanda devastated badly the Eastern part of the country  particularly in the Visayas region. Even the Vietnamese, Australians and more from the Americans are still coming in on top of the monetary donations, relief facilities, equipment and goods from many foreign countries with or without strong political ties. Truly, that a calamity can either unite or divide mankind. Here’s the good news:

PH receives ‘Yolanda’ aid from int’l community

By: Cristina Lee-Pisco

MORE than three decades after the Philippines opened its doors to Vietnamese refugees, the Vietnamese have returned the favor with a donation of more than P19 million to support reliefefforts for victims of typhoon Yolanda.

Sightings of the “Not For Sale” ready-to-eat meal packages from the U.S. were reported and allegedly being sold in few public markets in Manila. It’s still a mystery how they got there – but the government has vowed to investigate this. Hope that this will not discourage international people from donating some more. Perhaps, proper logistics must be implemented to make sure that the aids meant for the survivors will be delivered to them accordingly.

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