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Bongbong Marcos: Election Protest Proceeds should he is Called to Serve Like Roxas


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos is sure that his election protest against Leni Robredo can proceed even if he takes an appointed position in the Du30 administration. He cites the case of Mar Roxas against former Vice President Jejomar Binay. Certainly, this is not exclusive to LP members only, he added.

Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos is confident that he can take up a cabinet post without sacrificing his electoral protest against Robredo.

Lawyer’s View

Atty. George Erwin Garcia, Marcos’ lawyer said after the preliminary conference was set that it is important that the case was not dismissed. This will proceed. We won the first battle,” said Atty. Garcia. He also added that the protest will proceed even if Marcos accepts a position in Du30’s Cabinet.

Elected Position

Atty. Garcia explains that there were instances in the past of Protestants running for other positions. He cites the case of the late Sen. Miriam Santiago who filed a protest against former President Fidel Ramos after losing in the presidential elections. She then ran for the Senate and assumed office when she won. Disinterest to pursue the case was shown here.

Case Abandonment

The Supreme Court rules that in Santiago’s case, it is an abandonment of her election protest. But it is a different case for Marcos because he goes only for a Cabinet post which is appointive, not elective. Therefore, that doesn’t signify that he is abandoning his protest,” Garcia confirmed.

Time Element

Marcos’ lawyer stresses that it would be better if the case is resolved at the soonest possible time to stop doubts on the legitimacy of Robledo’s status. It is better if the Marcos camp is allowed to present their evidence and prove their case. That can happen in the absence of Robredo camp’s dilatory tactics. Other considerations for Marcos is the upcoming Senatorial elections in 2019 and the Presidential elections in 2022.

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Robredo Surely Needs More Money to Survive Bongbong Marcos’ Legal Claim


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Justice alone is already expensive in the Philippines. Let alone the fight to reverse the truth. Leni Robredo is greatly affected by this. Therefore pro-Liberal Party mechanisms are already on red alert on how to counter-act the challenges of their bet. Bongbong Marcos’ legal issues against her are not hearsays but a collection of the fraudulent acts committed by her political party during the 2016 election.

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[VIDEO]: Expenses in the election case filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos pulled down the net worth of Vice President Leni Robredo.


Robredo already complained that she did not have the money to pay the P8 million initial depost required by th Supreme Court for her counter-protest against Marcos. She eventually complied after relatives of her late husband loaned her some money. Around P7 million more to go for the next settlement to complete the P15 million.

Self Pity

She did pity herself or acted like it when she said that Bongbong Marcos does not have the same difficulty that she is going through to raise the money. Now, she again laments why former Vice President Jejomar Binay’s net worth did not drop as much as her after 6 months at the OVP.

Electoral Protest Spending

Robredo’s net worth decreased due mostly to expenses in relation to the Election Protest filed by Bongbong Marcos. Spendings include filing fee, as well as family and personal expenses,” Barry Gutierrez, legal adviser of Robredo, said. The case with Marcos is just too expensive for her to manage or even impossible if there’s no hand from the Liberal Party.

Ultimate Reason

However, the VP does not really have the choice but to continue stopping Marcos’ return to power. Ultimately, this is her very reason why she ran for Vice President. She allows herself to be used by her party because of personal vindication against the Marcoses. The question is, can she and her party survive the financial dilemma?

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Robredo Calls Bongbong Marcos’ Speed Up Plea to Supreme Court Impractical

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos’ Supreme Court motion to assign 3 hearing officers is mocked by Leni Robredo’s camp. This is for the 3 issues stated in his electoral protest. They call it impractical. It is allegedly premature for SC to hear that plea since there are still lots of priority resolutions that are pending. Most of them would delay the process which is Robredo’s ultimate intention.

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[VIDEO]: The camp of former Senator Bongbong Marcos is asking the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to designate hearing officers to assist in the conduct of the preliminary conference.

From the VP Camp

Vice President Leni Robredo camp said that the request ofBongbong Marcos to have three hearing officers in the preliminary conference on his poll protest is “impractical” and also “premature.”


Veteran election lawyer of the Robredo, Romulo Macalintal explained that the three causes of action presented by the Marcos camp are all interconnected. “These issues are all interconnected. It is improper for three hearing officers to resolve the said issues separately,” Macalintal argued.

Mind Conditioning

Macalintal accuses Marcos of preempting the PET’s action in filing the urgent motion. He insists that the tribunal must rule first if it sustains the 3 causes of action. “Without the preliminary conference, the motion to have three Hearing Officers is practically intended to condition the minds of the people. That has the same effect with the members of the PET. Macalintal thinks that Marcos seems to dictate the tribunal.

Stop the Delay

George Erwin Garcia, Marcos lawyer states that each cause of action presents a specific set of witness and evidence. It is better to have one separate hearing officer for each one them. The Supreme Court should have the discretion to schedule the hearings closely to each other but not at the same time – which can contradict Macalintal’s theory.

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Macalintal Belittles Bongbong Marcos on his Supreme Court Demands

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Leni Robredo’s lawyer, Atty. Romulo Macalintal mocks Bongbong Marcos for petitioning the Supreme Court or the PET to assign three hearing officers for his election protest. He also belittles him for his alleged impatience urging the SC to expedite the process. He insinuates that Marcos cannot wait to be in power.

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[VIDEO]: Vice President Leni Robredo’s lawyer on Wednesday criticized former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for petitioning the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to assign three hearing officers for his poll protest.

Premature Move

Election lawyer, Macalintal describes Marcos’ move as “very premature.” Marcos’ call was apparently aimed at giving satisfaction to the public interest by giving them the answer as to where their votes went for the Vice Presidential race. The veteran lawyer mocks the action as if the 15-member PET will believe his claims before it could hear the case.

Pending Issues

Macalintal reminds the public that the PET has to decide yet if it would act on the three main issues which Marcos mentioned in his election protest. This is on top of their camp’s pending resolutions considered as their delaying tactics by Marcos’ lawyers. The high court is scheduled to take up the matter during its preliminary conference on June 21.


Robredo’s camp throws back rumors unto Marcos that she is in a hurry to be president. The Liberal Party players are already worried of the president’s silence about Marcos in these past few months. They are suspecting that some influences are gearing up into putting him as Du30’s successor. Macalintal insinuates that Marcos is not only impatient to be Vice President but might be aiming for the presidency.

Bout for the Presidency

Do this concerns mean that Robredo is actually defending her chance to be president and not just the VP post? It is very obvious that LP members are indeed disturbed with this scenario that Marcos will eventually end up to be president sooner rather than later. Just review the media propaganda from various pro-LP publication both online and offline.

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Robredo’s Lawyer Reacted on Marcos’ Supreme Court Motion to Speed Up Process

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal criticizes Marcos’ move that asks the Supreme Court to speed up the election protest process as “very premature.” He said suspiciously that it only aimed at priming the public and the 15-member PET to believe his claims that he was the real winner of the VP post before it is formally heard.

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[VIDEO]: Pinaghahanda na ang kampo nina dating Sen. Bongbong Marcos at VP Leni Robredo ng listahan ng mga testigo at mungkahi para sa mabilis na retrieval ng mga balota na kailangan sa election protest.

Supreme Court Motion

Bongbong Marcos asks the Supreme Court to speed up the proceedings in his election protest against Leni Robredo. Marcos suggests designating at least three hearing officers to assist the Tribunal during the preliminary conference. This is basically the content of his 7-page Urgent Ex-Parte Motion,

Ultimate Purpose

George Erwin Garcia, Marcos’ lawyer said that doing so as suggested enables hearing commissioners to facilitate better. This can result in orderly, simplified and expeditious manner. Since there are three causes of action in this election protest, it is best to have three officers as well to avoid confusion.

Unresolved Resolutions

Macalintal disagrees with Marcos’ motion because PET has yet to decide how to deal with the three main issues that Marcos included in his election protest. It also has to act on the pending resolutions they submitted. Marcos’ lawyer, Vic Rodriguez referred to them earlier as their delaying tactics.

Impractical Move

Robredo’s lawyer also thinks that it is impractical for the tribunal to grant the petition of Marcos as both parties only have one lead lawyer to handle the three major issues of Marcos’ electoral protest. “Surely, the lead lawyer has to be present in every hearing and cannot be in three places at the same time. The issues also are all interconnected. It is just improper for three hearing officers to deal with the issues separately,” Macalintal explained.