It is heartwarming for Bongbong Marcos to hear it from the President that should he is the Vice President, he could have resigned already because of too much pressure. It should be the younger ones who must face those kinds of challenges like the namesake and Cayetano. Marcos responds by urging PET once more to speed up the process of his election protest against Leni Robredo whom the President thinks that she’s not capable enough.
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[VIDEO]: REACTION NI BONGBONG MARCOS SA SINABI NI DUTERTE KUNG SI BBM ANG NANALO IPAPAUBAYA KO NA ITONG BANSA
Marcos seeks the immediate decryption of ballot images from the clustered precincts of 30 contested provinces. He also asks the tribunal to print the ballot image from the Secure Digital cards. The other data storage devices from each of the 36,465 protested clustered precincts must be included. This should be done before the scheduled preliminary conference on June 21.
Lawyer George Garcia argues that PET has the power to order the decryption and printing before the scheduled preliminary conference to expedite the proceedings. The process, as per the rules, is to be conducted and supervised by the election records and statistics departments of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Rule 29(a) of the 2010 PET Rules enumerated the items to be considered during the preliminary conference. This included other matters that may aid in the prompt disposition of the election protest. They may be something that would “assist in the preparation for the recount proceedings and the presentation of evidence for the election protest.
President Du30 adds that he is confident that the country is in good hands if Marcos or Cayetano succeeds him as president. He also insinuates his distrust to Robredo because he is not certain where she plans to take the nation to. Marcos recognizes this and comforts the president by saying; hang on in there, Mr. President, the truth will finally come out. We are doing all we can – not to allow any delay in the process anymore.
Leni Robredo has some rests now that social media shifts its attention to the martial law. Nevertheless, it’s still a fact that she needs more money to defend herself against Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest. At the rate, it is going the recount can only be stopped if he runs as senator for the 2019 election. This shows his disinterest to pursue the case.
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[VIDEO]: The Vice President in question guesses her plight that she will be buried in debts due to Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against her. in fact, according to her newly released SALN, she’s getting broke.
If Marcos wins a senatorial seat. In assuming the office of Senator, he effectively abandons or withdraws the protest. At the very least, he abandons his determination to protect and pursue the public interest. That involves the matter of who is the real choice of the electorate. Such abandonment or withdrawal operates to render moot the instant protest.
On to the Recount
The unfortunate thing for Robredo is, the preliminary conference for the protest is already set in motion on June 21. The major issue in the petition is the recount of the votes from three questionable areas that Marcos submits to the Supreme Court five days before the prelim.
Expedite the Process
The camp of Marcos refutes the claim of Vice President Leni Robredo’s lawyer that his request for the Supreme Court (SC) to assign hearing officers on his poll protest was “premature” and “impractical.” Marcos seeks for at least three hearing officers for the three issues that he wants to be resolved by the tribunal. This is a move that his lawyer George Garcia encountered in the past.
Logic of Time
The delaying tactics of Robredo’s camp are very crucial to the result of the electoral protest. It can bring difficulty for Marcos to plan his political career. This can be the reason why his lawyer comes up with strategies to finish the recount in one-and-a-half years. This can be very timely for the senatorial race in 2019.
Most Filipinos were really watching the news on the transparency election reports during the 2016 Vice Presidential race. Until now, many felt cheated. It is definitely understandable because the over 2 million votes lead of Marcos narrows down to around 200,000 votes in favor or rival, Leni Robredo during the wee hours after the 8:22 PM count
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[VIDEO]: People are not convinced that Vice President Leni Robredo won over Bongbong Marcos for the VP race because he was leading by around 2 million votes at more than half COCs counted as reported for the 8:22 PM election day canvass.
The widow of former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo was already leading Bongbong Marcos by a little over 230,000 votes as of 8:45 p.m. the next day after the election. This is after she trails the then senator by almost a million votes at the close of polling as reported.
Marcos, who was a close second with 13,546,701 votes, accused the Liberal Party (LP) of manipulating the election results. This is still ongoing with the electoral protest’s preliminary hearing scheduled on Jube 21. Both sides are required to submit details of their priority issues five days before the said event.
Based on the PPCRV count, Robredo got her votes from Luzon, including her home province in the Bicol region, Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon. She overpasses Marcos in Calabarzon and Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan). Her huge lead in Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Southern Leyte and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are noted.
Lost Votes Not Forgotten
To this date, Iglesia ni Kristo leaders continue to ask where their votes went. Particularly in the areas mentioned where Robredo has tremendous lead from Marcos. It is just unbelievable that he got zero votes in most of the ARMM precincts where the INC church is present. The failure of election in some disputed areas is also one of the issues in the electoral protest.
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.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos is confident that he can take up a cabinet post without sacrificing his electoral protest against Robredo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?