President Rodrigo Du30 tells his son, Paolo, to “do what is right.” This is after the then vice mayor of Davao City informed him of his resignation over family and political issues. Meanwhile, the initial review of ballots in Camarines Sur, VP Leni Robredo’s home province is fast approaching. Its retrieval is on January 22, 2018. The recount schedule is in the second week of February. The Vice President can never go wrong if she follows the same advice on Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against her.
[VIDEO]: VP manual vote recount in 3 provinces to start in February 2018
Solely the Son’s Decision
Vice Mayor Du30 announces on Christmas day his resignation to his constituents out of “delicadeza” or sense of propriety. He basically had enough of the “shabu” smuggling accusation and his twitter arguments with daughter Isabelle just add up to the mess he’s in. His father, however, clarifies that he never suggests for it. He believes that the highly criticized pictorial of his son’s daughter in Malacañang, and other past issues made him vacate his post.
VP’s Lawyer Seems to be on Top of Her
Robredo’s lawyer, Atty. Romulo Macalintal stresses that under the PET Rules if Marcos cannot prove any substantial vote discrepancy from the three pilot provinces, his protest is for dismissal due to lack of merit. For Camarines Sur alone, Macalintal reminds Marcos that P9.6 million is chargeable from his cash deposit for the retrieval expenses. The lead counsel’s confidence obviously gives her the courage to continue the fight even if she can’t pay the remaining 7 Million Pesos balance for her counter-protest against Marcos.
The Protestant’s Stand on the Election Protest
Bongbong Marcos laments that it takes for the PET more than 17 months to get to the recount stage. That can also take another 7 months. So, 2 years is almost gone for the 6-year term by the time a ruling can be made granting that there’s no more delay. Nevertheless, Marcos’ protest is the only national case that has gone that far. Robredo should also think of saving herself if the tide does not turn into her favor by then.
Bongbong Marcos cannot fathom why there are over 4 million undervotes in the 2016 election. Although an undervote is common during elections that result from voting mistakes, the large amount is just questionable. Leni Robredo’s Camp uses his questioning the integrity of the entire election to drag the victory of the President. However, the Palace does not take this sitting down.
[VIDEO]: CNN Philippine reports that Bongbong Marcos refers his questioning of the 2016 election integrity from the enormous number of undervotes.
4 Million Undervotes
Marcos has no reservations that other winning candidates can have problems also with the first part of his election protest. Aside from his scrutiny in the unusually large number of undervotes, he also discloses the existence of the secret server that Smartmatic admits to.
Marcos’ camp identifies Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental for the recount. They are confident that actual count there can clearly show that there are major discrepancies in the votes cast in the ballots. Those transmissions through the Vote Counting Machines or VCMs that forms the data for the Certificates of Canvass or COCs are said to be anomalous.
3 Causes of Action
The first part of Marcos’ petition is the Automated Election System or AES. Reports on the “traditional” modes of cheating like vote buying, pre-shading, intimidation and failure of elections belong to the second part. The third part of the protest focuses on the introduction by Smartmatic’s Marlon Garcia of a new hash code into the transparency server.
Palace’s Reaction to Du30’s Victory
Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Ana Marie Banaag said that Marcos’ electoral protest could not put into question the integrity of the entire electoral process last year. “I don’t think the Palace is affected at all about that. The President won by a big margin,” Banaag clarified.
Bongbong Marcos, who filed the election protest against Leni Robredo, joined the overnight vigil with his supporters in front of the Supreme Court the night before July 11. The Preliminary Conference starts at 2 PM.
Youtube video by; Bagong Lipunan
[VIDEO]: Nagsagawa ng prayer vigil para sa katotohanan ang mga Marcos loyalists at supporters sa harap ng Korte Suprema kagabi at binisita ito ni dating Senador Bongbong Marcos (BBM). Ngayong araw, July 11, 2017, kasi gaganapin ang unang preliminary conference ng protesta ni BBM laban kay Leni Robredo.
Robredo Ready to Face
Robredo’s is ready to face the high court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. They said that Marcos is only prolonging his protest. He has yet to prove that the integrity of the automated elections was compromised. Then that is when he can demand on ballot recounts and examination of election documents.
Marcos’ Initial Choice
Marcos, however, stuns them when he discloses the three pilot provinces to best exemplify fraud or irregularities in his protest brief. He named Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. Marcos to explain how Robredo won the polls with a 263,473 vote lead. This was highly criticized by Robredo’s camp.
Robredo’s Listed Provinces
Robredo also listed three provinces in her counter-protest brief: Capiz, Sulu, and North Cotabato. She said that Marcos’ protest is based on general allegations. Her camp speculates that they have designed manufactured evidence to sway the results in his favor. Nevertheless, this is impossible for the Marcos camp to do. It was the Liberal Party’s reign when the election happened in 2016.
Marcos also criticized Robredo for blocking moves to recount the results of the VP race in almost 40,000 clustered precincts. Robredo’s camp filed a manifestation with a motion for clarification before the PET. They want Marcos to pay for the expenses incurred by the Commission on Elections over his election protest.
Pro-Liberal Party media are very busy releasing old issues about the late Ferdinand E. Marcos’ heroism as a soldier during the war. This is irrelevant because the most admired leader has long been gone. It is the time now for the namesake, Bongbong Marcos to prove that he really won the Vice Presidential election in 2016 through the electoral protest.
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[VIDEO]: Pres. Marcos a real War hero.
Liberal media both local and international were adamant in creating stories that would discredit the late President Marcos claims. They presented facts like he can’t beat the Japanese troops at that time because the ratio between Japanese and Filipino soldiers was 20:1. They continued attacking him saying that he was tireless to tell his side of war stories until they were accepted as facts, an international writer said.
No matter how the detractors of Marcos try to dispute his heroism, most people still look up to him. This is why there are an ample number of Marcos loyalists pursuing his son’s presidency in the future. Besides, his comrades or fellow soldiers who fought with him during the war did not fail to tell the same stories and support the late President’s claims to their loved ones and retold to every generation.
Liberalism is Worldwide
President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ story is newsworthy everywhere in the world because he was first and foremost the protector of real democracy. Not the politicians who claimed that they were but ended up reprimanding the people’s votes. He fought against communism and terrorism that Liberal Party members keep on justifying to this date. Besides, news about the Marcoses sells regardless of where you are in the world. This is due to the World Bank report that the Philippines can be the richest country because of Marcos’ gold deposits for the welfare of the people.
Election Protest of Bongbong Marcos
It cannot be denied that in most people’s hearts, Bongbong Marcos is the real Vice President of the Philippines. The preliminary conference of his electoral protest against Leni Robredo has just been postponed. It must be in motion on July 11 to set the details of the recount. Filipinos are anxious to at least know the results of the first three areas of disputes just to confirm many speculations in favor of the young Marcos.