Bongbong Marcos’ legal spokesperson Vic Rodriguez said that they are about to request the Supreme Court to designate at least 100 revision committee for the immediate conclusion of the recount of the ballots. Rodriguez said that these committees can comprise of lawyers and clerks of court, all to be staffed by the PET.
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[VIDEO]: Election protest ni Marcos at Robredo, isinalang na sa preliminary conference
The manual recount of ballots in the first three pilot provinces selected by Bongbong Marcos could start in October. Marcos’ legal counsel, George Garcia, estimated this in a press conference after the Supreme Court concluded the preliminary conference on Marcos’ electoral protest against Leni Robredo.
The Tribunal requests to both camps to limit their witnesses to three persons per precinct. Marcos’ camp wants the PET to recount first the ballot boxes in Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. Once the slim lead of Robredo is overshadowed, a further recount might not be necessary anymore.
PET’s proposed venue for the manual recount and judicial revision of ballots is the basketball court inside the Court of Appeals. Marcos’ Camp appreciate’s the Supreme Court’s readiness in their outline to really allow the recount to take place very swiftly.
Grateful to the Supreme Court
Marcos thanked the PET for the progress of his electoral protest. It is already one year from last year’s election but the Supreme Court made various efforts to facilitate the recount without delay. They even set aside Robredo’s pleas to be taken up at a later date if necessary. The recount is indeed the priority as far as SC is concerned.
Some Leni Robredo’s supporters already freak out now that the Supreme Court fast-tracks Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest. Some of their social media posts ridiculously claim that the money used to pay the 66M recount fee is from the tobacco excise tax that has put the Ilocos 6 in detention to implicate Governor Imee Marcos.
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[VIDEO]: Kasama natin ang News5 court reporter JV Arcena para himayin ang mga nangyari sa preliminary conference para sa electoral protest ni dating Senador Bongbong Marcos laban kay VP Robredo.
Social Media Stunts Failed
Robredo is also bashed via social media for not attending the recent Preliminary Conference where a multitude of Marcos’ supporters gathered even from the night before the event. There are posts that tried to justify her no-show action that she was in Bicol to renew her driver’s license.
The trolls that accused Marcos on the alleged tobacco excise usage to pay for the protest are called idiots by his defenders for even thinking that the money spent for the farmers’ vehicles in 2012 is re-channelled in advance for the 2017 recount fee. As if Marcos can guess that he will be cheated in the 2016 election.
Marcos won’t comment anymore on the Congress’ threat to him for the advice he gave to his sister. He does not want her to attend the July 25 hearing. Harrold Toledana of the 31,000-strong BBM Youth and Roberto dela Cerna, leader of the Katipunan ng Pilipinong Makabayan and KAbataan SAndigan at Gabay ng Pilipino Inc., said that the House probe is a hogwash. It is just for pure politicking. They believe that any statement by Gov. Marcos before the House will not matter to lawmakers. It is because they already have a decision which is to detain her.
Gov. Marcos Need Not to Attend Hearing
Ilocos Norte players told Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos not to attend the hearing on July 25. This is the same advice given by her brother, Bongbong Marcos. Marcos supporters are aghast when the Congress publicizes the detention room prepared for Marcos. “What is the purpose of going there to attend if in the end, they will not believe what she will say and their real intention is to detain Governor Imee?” Philip Terry of BBM-POGI asks.
Only PDu30 has the guts to implement government actions that address the needs of the masses despite opposition from different factions especially the opposition. He has the political will of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. In a radio discussion, it was said that all presidents after Marcos are mediocre. It is not surprising that his choice of successor is also the namesake, Bongbong Marcos.
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[VIDEO]: Only PDu30 is good enough to implement government actions that are for the welfare of the masses.
President of the Masses
Du30 is a strong leader just like Marcos because of his choice to be independent of conditional assistance from foreign alliances. Locally, he starts to move against media institutions that monopolize the news. The oligarchs have no place also in his jurisdiction. Many cannot understand his drastic actions towards the Americans or to Senator Leila De Lima who was the alter ego of the yellow ex-president. However, if one digs deeper, it’s always for the good of the Filipino people. That’s why he is so loved by the masses.
Product of Fraudulent Election
The president is aware that there was fraud during the 2016 election. He is also sad that he is the Presidential winner of a dirty automated poll. Just recently, Robredo’s lawyer implicated Du30 by saying that if there was fraud, the presidential seat must also be vacated if Robredo gives in to the Marcos’ electoral protest. Like any other mediocre, they vowed to fight back, thus the reason for the counter protest.
Willing to Give Up Post
Unlike all mediocre presidents after Ferdinand Marcos, Sr., PDu30 would rather give up the presidency for as long as Bongbong Marcos succeeds it. This is the reason why he wants him to concentrate on the electoral protest against Robredo instead of giving him a cabinet position.
More Likely Scenario
If Robredo’s camp is challenging the president to step down if she would, there seems to be no problem as far as he is concerned. That is likely the intention in the first place. Once Bongbong Marcos is declared as the real winner of the VP race, the 72-year-old leader is more than willing to resign. Aside from that, he is also fulfilling his campaign promise to turn over the presidency to the young Marcos.
Leni Robredo’s lawyer, Bernadette Sardillo said SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen points out that Marcos’ question on the integrity of the entire automated election system may pose consequences. Sardillo said that Marcos cannot “surgically remove” the results of the VP race from other positions. If Robredo a product of a fraudulent election, President Du30 is too.
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[VIDEO]: Hinihintay na lang ang petsa kung kailan sisimulan ang recount para sa electoral protest sa posisyon ng Pangalawang Pangulo.
Sardillo explained that the canvassing in Congress only has one certificate of canvass for President and Vice President. So if that certificate of canvass was fraudulent and cannot be trusted, that means the President is also affected and his post should be vacated.
Robredo’s Hairline Lead
Perhaps, Sardillo forgot that Robredo won with only 263,473 votes lead over Marcos. That discrepancy can easily be justified if the disputed ARMM votes in Basilan, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur are annulled. She garnered a total of 477,985 votes, compared to Marcos’ 169,160 votes in that area. Aside from that, Marcos is even confident that the hairline margin can also be disputed quickly right after the recount in his 3 pilot provinces namely; Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. No one can even question PDu30’s over 5 million leads to Mar Roxas.
Next Step after Prelim
Marcos’ lead counsel George Garcia said that the Supreme Court gave them a guide on the proceedings of the case. Both camps have to answer in 5 working days. “That will happen by next week. Then hopefully, the collection of ballots can happen by the middle of August. That takes the entire August. Perhaps, we can start the revision by September,” Garcia said.
5 M vs 100 K Lead
Most Filipinos know that no one can contest Du30’s over 5 million votes lead over Mar Roxas. This is not the case with Robredo’s over 100 K lead over Marcos. No matter how the digital fraud was done, the large gap is not just possible to corrupt the way it was observed during the election night. The trend of the voting report transmissions changed drastically in favor of Robredo. That was when people fell asleep during the wee hours. Only to be shocked in horror first thing in the morning.
Initially, Bongbong Marcos seeks the annulment of election results in Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao. All three are in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao or ARMM. Robredo’s Camp assumed that they are Marcos’ 3 pilot provinces for the recount but to their dismay. Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental are the ones stated in the preliminary brief.
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[VIDEO]: Nagsumite na ang kampo ni dating senador Bongbong Marcos ng preliminary conference briefs sa Korte Suprema. Ito ay para sa election protest ni Marcos laban kay Vice Pres. Leni Robredo
The 3 provinces for the election recount are not only crucial because they are the priority – but they can dictate the trail of the electoral protest because of the slim margin. Robredo placed first in these areas. They consist of 2,756 clustered precincts. She garnered a total of 477,985 votes, compared to Marcos’ 169,160 votes. Robredo won with only 263,473 votes lead over Marcos in the overall Vice Presidential count.
Annulment of Election Results
Marcos’ annulment petition for the election results in the 3 Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was due to the “widespread presence of terrorism, violence, threats, coercion, force, intimidation” and other anomalies such as batch-feeding and pre-shading of ballots. This was disclosed prior to the preliminary conference. It is also noted that Comelec retrieved ballot boxes from this region for the alleged local protest use.
Robredo refers to Marcos’ protest as “baseless claims.” Robredo assails the Marcos camp for not providing relevant admissible documentary evidence. They rely heavily on affidavits of his supporters, she said. Her lawyer, Romulo Macalintal also criticizes’ Marcos’ final choice of the priority provinces for the recount. He said that Marcos himself is unsure of his own protest and he is just fishing for evidence.
Marcos has moved on to the new pilot provinces that he is confident that would show clearly that he was cheated. It is a surprise that Robredo insists of him sticking to the ARMM provinces after Comelec’s hand on the ballot boxes there. She can’t blame people to think that they have done some “magic” on those votes because of her camp’s resistance to the new pilot provinces of her opponent that include her party’s own bailiwick.