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Can Senator Koko Pimentel Work with Bongbong and Imee Marcos?


By: Elena Grace Flores

Senator Koko Pimentel said that he can work with Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos if they both win in May’s Senate elections. However, he maintains that the martial law years under her father’s regime were not good for the country. Pimentel’s father, former Senate President Nene Pimentel was a political prisoner during the Marcos regime. Despite this, he had worked with her brother, Bongbong Marcos when he was still a Senator. He is used to working with them. z

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[VIDEO]: Sen. Koko Pimentel on campaigning with Imee Marcos

Gotten Used to Former Senator Bongbong Marcos

“I’ve gotten used to it.” Senator Pimentel said, whose father was a political prisoner during the Marcos regime. He sees no problem sharing the campaign stage with Imee Marcos. Hugpong ng Pagbabago is their common affiliation. The President’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Du30-Carpio chairs the political party.

Imee Marcos and Martial Law are Two Different Things

For Pimentel, the Marcos martial law years were not good years or not beneficial years to the country. He believes that the suppression of democracy at that time was evident. We had no basic freedoms,” Pimentel added. This remains to be his stand. But he can campaign with Imee because she is a nominee of President Rodrigo Du30. Like Marcos, Pimentel is an ally of the President.

Who Doesn’t Lie?

The Ilocos Norte governor recently stirs controversy over her educational credentials after the University of the Philippines and the Princeton University announces through the mainstream media that she is not a graduate of her school. Although Marcos only said that she completed her studied in both schools. Mayor Du30-Carpio defends Marcos, saying that Leni Robredo should not talk about honesty. She is known as a Fake VP for nothing. This should not be an election issue because all candidates supposedly lie anyway, she declares.

Honesty is a Decision One Can Make

Although Pimentel believes that honesty is “important”, he cannot instill it to all people. It is the right thing to do but we are not in the position to judge. It should also be understood that if some people can trust a person who is not honest, then that it is his decision,” he added. Marcos actually did not lie. She knows that she consistently was in the dean’s list and even attended her graduation ceremony from UP Law. However, her diploma was withheld because of Princeton’s taking her out of the list of graduates following the criticisms of some anti-Marcos followers.

Senator Pimentel’s Unpopularity

Pimentel suffers from recent unpopularity because of his slow and ineffective handling of the Senate inquiry on election fraud in 2016. Supporters of the clean election advocate, Atty. Glenn Chong who is among the top senatorial candidates as per an online survey criticizes his impositions to the Comelec or lack of them. Even Mayor Sara was also not happy with him once. He can actually do better than what he said about Imee and Bongbong Marcos. That might give him a chance to at least get more votes.

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EDSA TWIST: “Declare Bongbong Marcos as VP” is the Shout of Many Filipinos

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By: Elena Grace Flores

President Rodrigo Du30’s 33rd Edsa revolution message is quite clear. History can be rewritten when the people are victorious. He calls on the people power initiative to generate a clean and honest election. This coincides with the plea of many people to declare Bongbong Marcos as the real Vice President. It is believed that he was cheated in 2016 as per the evidence laid out by Atty. Glenn Chong. z

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[VIDEO]: President Du30’s message during the 33rd Edsa revolution anniversary coincides with the plea of many Filipinos to declare BBM as the real Vice President.

Marcos Loyalists’ Cry

Most of the Marcos loyalists are grateful to Atty. Chong for being so brave in speaking out about the truth that he uncovers from the election fraud that affects Marcos greatly. They happen to have no political connection just yet. However, circumstances bring them together while fighting the same battle against the manipulation allegedly done by the yellow faction. Nevertheless, since there’s no hint on the possible declaration of BBM’s win yet, many of his supporters vow to make him Senator alongside his sister, Imee Marcos.

Ex-Pnoy Grills the President during Edsa

Aside from the first woman Chief Justice who got impeached in the person of Maria Lourdes Sereno who took the center stage during the Edsa commemoration, ex-Pnoy or Benigno Simeon Aquino also criticizes the Du30 administration. For him, the Philippines is presently under a dictatorship that aims to just kill. This is contrary to the official police records that most fatalities of the drug buy-bust operations were putting up a fight and the authorities have no choice but to neutralize them.

Ocho Derecho Straight to the Bin?

Ex-Pnoy also uses the stage to campaign for his Liberal Party bets this coming 2019 mid-term election. However, the hottest candidates for Senator are basically pro-Marcos. These include; Atty. Chong, Edmund Casino, Dr. Willie Ong, and Atty. Larry Gadon. Not to mention his sister, Gov. Imee Marcos as the crowd favorite.

Du30’s Answer

The good thing with Du30 is that – he listens to the people’s concerns. He even has a social media team that reviews anti and pro-government social media posts. Rest assured that as a logical prosecutor, he needs to have concrete data. This is very unlike the popularized mainstream media surveys that only question around a thousand participants and claim that the results are the voice of the whole population.

The Most Dangerous Administration

The great Filipino leader also adds that all must consider his administration as the most dangerous one for criminals. Needless to say, his alliance with the Marcoses shows that he believes how the Edsa mutiny as Juan Ponce Enrile puts it wronged their patriarch, the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The Edsa gathering today just proves that many have become pro-Marcos over the times that the Aquinos failed.

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Atty. Glenn Chong’s Strategy for Catching Election Cheating this 2019

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Glenn Chong explains his strategy on how to warn the Comelec not to cheat. He also calls on the people to exercise the supreme will to discourage poll cheating. His strategy is to build up loyal voters and profile them in one precinct. The plan is to do a Du30-like landslide win. That way, he would know very well when the expected number of votes is not reached, he will have a probable cause. He also urges other election candidates to do the same. However, if he loses in the Senatorial race in the 2019 elections due to cheating, he will leave it to the people either to stage a revolution or what he refers to as extra-constitutional. z

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[VIDEO]: Atty. Chong Calls for the People to Exercise Supreme Will

Duterte-Like Strategy

Chong is certain that with his election campaign method, he can achieve a Du30-like approach. He aims to get massive votes for a landslide win just like President Rodrigo Du30. His numbers are so high that it would be impossible for Smartmatic to manipulate the count without becoming too obvious to the observing public.

Not Revolution but Extra Constitutional

A revolution is a fundamental and relatively sudden change in political power and political organization which occurs when the population revolts against the government. This is typically due to perceived oppression in political, social, and economic areas. Chong does not want to go against the government but only the cheating election agency. He would rather do an extra-constitutional action that may be legal or illegal under the law of the prevailing government or also known as “positive law”.

The Peoples’ Supreme Will

Atty. Chong believes that nothing can be more powerful as the people’s will. He perceives this as the best way for the government to prioritize setting up a clean election set-up. He does not want to go against the administration per se but to force it to enforce laws that would protect the citizens’ votes from fraudulent activities.

Social Media Intelligence Report

The Senatorial Candidate is grateful to the netizens that put him in the statistics of the Public News Asia’s Social Media Intelligence Report. In terms of recognition he ranks number 2 and popularity, number 3. He only fails in the capacity category. He is confident that his current campaign is working from reaching out to people to social media presence.

Chong’s Advice to the Comelec

Chong only has one advice to the Comelec to preserve law and order in the country. He asks the body not to cheat. This sounds like an ultimatum that the country will be in chaos if Smartmatic or any fraudulent activities control the election results once again after the very surprising loss of the former Senator Bongbong Marcos to the unknown LP bet, the presumptive VP Leni Robredo.

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Lito Atienza’s Comelec Cover Up Theory on Bongbong Marcos’ Election Fraud Accusations

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Congressman Lito Atienza, Buhay Party List representative stresses in his speech in Congress that he believes Bongbong Marcos was cheated in the 2016 election. He also advised him that there’s nothing he can do about it because of Comelec’s cover-up on Smartmatic’s fiasco uncovered by clean election enthusiast, Atty. Glenn Chong who is running for Senator for the 2019 Senatorial race. z

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[VIDEO]: LITO ATIENZA ISINIWALAT NA ANG KATOTOHANAN

Evidence of the VP Election Fraud in 2016

The camp of former Senator Bongbong Marcos reveals that the soft copy of ballots they presented as proof of supposed election fraud in 2016 came from the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) itself. Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, a spokesperson of Marcos, made the claim in a statement denying Vice President Leni Robredo camp’s accusation that the evidence was “fake and fabricated.” “Her accusation though is tantamount to dishonoring the PET because it is the source of the soft copies of all the ballot images we presented,” Rodriguez said.

Tandem Battle

The poll cheating battle becomes the tandem of Comelec and Smartmatic versus TanDem (Tanggulang Demokrasya). Lawyer Glenn Chong of TanDem reinforces the revelations made by Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd in his privilege speeches last March 6 and 14, 2018. Sotto exposes the irregularities in the 2016 national and local elections. This includes the existence of queueing servers, early transmission of votes, and foreign remote access to the election servers. He claims that his source provides him with system logs that show these anomalies. These data happen to be from the PET.

The Comelec Cover Up

Former Biliran congressman Glenn Chong made a step by step discussion of the system logs in his possession. He compares it point by point with Sotto’s revelations. In the end, Chong proves that Sotto’s exposé is consistent with the entries in the system logs. Of course, Comelec and Smartmatic would not admit any errors on their part – just like what Atienza said beforehand. The alleged early transmission of votes and the existence of secret servers are all set aside by the poll body.

Chong Questions the Comelec with Proof

Chong asserts that 459 transmissions from the municipality of Ragay, Camarines Norte were made on the early morning of May 8. This is only a day before the 2016 elections. However, as shown on the logs, and as per the Comelec, no vote-counting machines from Ragay were working on May 8. So, the big question now is who sent the transmissions early on that day?

Comelec Cannot Discredit the PET

Senator Franklin Drilon was quick to ask Chong where he got his data. Well, to the surprise of the senators, the system logs came from Comelec itself. It turned out that the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET), in the election protest case of Francis Tolentino v. Leila de Lima, had subpoenaed those logs and Comelec had submitted them to the SET. Chong then accesses them through a PET session.

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Atty. Rodriguez: Macalintal Uses BBM’s Protest for Senate Bid Media Mileage


By: Elena Grace Flores

The PET does not issue any official numbers from the 2016 VP election recount. It is generally silent on the ongoing process. In response to Macalintal’s “game over’ statement, Atty. Vic Rodriguez, a lawyer os Bongbong Marcos said that he believes the comments of Robredo’s lawyer that it’s a game over for Marcos and all are media mileage. This is his desperate effort to bring relevance to the carcasses of a futile Senate bid, he said. “I pity Macalintal. As an officer of the court, it’s clear to me that only the PET can determine whether we are finished,” he added. z

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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos’ lawyer said that he pity Macalintal for his desperate media mileage quest using BBM’s protest.

The Supreme Court’s Statement

The Supreme Court that acts as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal recently said that the ballot recount is nearing its end – except for a few damaged ballots. The recount will continue on January 28 using the decrypted ballots for the unreadable ones. PET notes that the recounts in four protests it previously administered did not reach completion. Marcos’ poll protest would be the first that will eventually be completed, it said. The tribunal reminds the parties repeatedly to refrain from commenting on the ongoing process. It cites the sub judice rule.

Determining Factor to Continue the Recount

The recount began last April in Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. These are the pilot provinces that Marcos identified in his protest. The results of the recount in the three provinces would determine if the tribunal should continue checking ballots. The recount for the rest of the clustered precincts in the country could follow if there’s a substantial basis for the discrepancies in the said initial places.

Desperate for Media Mileage

Macalintal holds a joint press conference with former Rep. Erin Tañada (Quezon). This is to discuss a supplemental manifestation of Robredo’s that objects Marcos’ petition for a technical examination in the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Basilan and Maguindanao. Aside from the electoral protest, the two also discuss their respective Senate bids and campaign platforms. In December, Marcos made a petition to look into voters records included in an unrelated petition by former Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan against ARMM Regional Gov. Mujiv Hataman.

Macalintal’s Basis for his Comments

Macalintal keeps on comparing Marcos’ protest to the other electoral protests that are incomplete. This is contrary to the PET’s disclosure that in the history of electoral protests, only Marcos’ case reaches this part to the verge of completion. However, the tribunal does not leave a clue on its actual status because of the gag order.

The “It’s Over” Expression on the Election Protest

If Marcos’ reference for his claim is only the recount results, then it’s over or far out, said Macalintal. As seen in the video, he seems to insinuate that the Protestant’s team is just over acting since no electoral protest won in the past, he added. This is so because the digital count normally matches the recount results, the veteran election lawyer stressed. Nevertheless, this is contrary to Atty. Rodriguez’ feedbacks and the Senate hearing’s election fraud findings in 2016.