By: Elena Grace Flores
The lawyer of Bongbong Marcos, Atty. George Garcia confirms to a recent interview that Marcos is indeed the winner of the Vice Presidential race in 2016 elections. He cannot say approximately how many ballots his camp won over because of the gag order. He also clarifies that the current update on the electoral protest refers to Marcos asking the PET for the revision of results outside of the 3 pilot provinces due to the evidence taken from another protest related to the case. The presumptive VP vehemently opposes this.
[VIDEO]: The camp of former Sen. Bongbong Marcos is hoping the Presidential Electoral Tribunal will finally decide this year on their electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
The Marcos camp earlier motions to subpoena the Comelec to issue a handwritten report on their initial findings. This is an area outside of the 3 pilot province. It is also under protest by another candidate. It was found that 70% of the returns are not from real legible voters. Only one person did such an entry, it turns out. Robredo of course opposes this said plea through her lawyer, Atty. Romulo Macalintal.
A video shows the alleged cheating that occurred in ARMM. This results in the petition of Marcos. He asks the PET to subpoena relevant documents in connection with the technical examination in the area. The election protest is by the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao gubernatorial candidate Sakur Tan against ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman. This is outside of Marcos’ 3 pilot provinces. Therefore, Macalintal opposes this on behalf of Robredo.
Robredo’s Attempt to Hide the Truth
The camp of Robredo criticizes the latest petition for a technical examination of votes in parts of Mindanao by Marcos. Macalintal said that he is “desperately trying to save his dying election protest.” Robredo’s lawyers Macalintal and Bernadette Sardillo released to the media their counter-manifestation to Marcos’ petition. They filed this on January 14.
Macalintal decries the use of the examination from an election protest to the one filed by Marcos apart from the pilot provinces. He said: “That case has nothing to do with the election protest of Marcos now being heard by the PET.” “Robredo was not a party thereof nor was Marcos.” The pilot provinces petitioned and approved for an ongoing vice presidential recount only include precincts in Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. However, in every sense of the world, if the majority of voters in the area are fake, chances are, the results are incorrect. This can generate a substantial lead for Marcos.
Bongbong Marcos Won the Vice Presidency
The recount of the said pilot provinces, where Marcos’ alleges voting fraud took place, began last April. The electoral protest itself is now on its third year. It is the first election protest of the PET to reach the recount level under the 1987 Constitution. Marcos’ election fraud allegations coincide with the findings of the clean election advocate, Atty. Glenn Chong. The people await the finality of this case to know if the real VP is indeed Bongbong Marcos and not the presumptive one, Leni Robredo. Atty. Garcia’s confirmation of Marcos’ victory made a lot of people more anxious to see the real VP sit on his post very soon.
Ever since the elections 2016, President Rodrigo Du30 has been very consistent that he does not want to be in the top post of the country. Instead, he intends to pass over the presidency to Bongbong Marcos who is likely his real successor. Marcos’ electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo is slowly progressing. The gag order to both camps made it very quiet. Thus causing apprehensions among the people. If Du30 is really a dictator as what his detractors claim, then this should not be the case.
[VIDEO]: Robredo asserts ‘I won the vice presidency’
Du30’s Endorsement in China
The anti-Du30 administration media cannot hide the fact that the President endorses Marcos during one of his earlier trips in China. He said that if he wins the electoral protest, the Philippines will have a new Vice President. True enough to his world, he never fails to show his acceptance to VP Leni Robredo. This made her resign from his cabinet. She is now out of the loop and only uses her office to block the anticipated takeover.
Bongbong Marcos’ Clarification and Protest
Marcos’ clarification during his pre-election debate with Du30’s running mate, now Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alan Peter Cayetano is clear that he understands the President’s intention. Despite this huge favor, he is not happy of the enormous electoral protest delay. He criticizes Robredo’s motion for grave concern over the use of a plastic magnifying glass by his revisor. As dictated by the rule of law, Du30 can’t do anything about it.
Propaganda against Democracy
The government critics are clearly foolish when they accuse Du30 of dictatorship. They should know that the Philippine constitution dictates that there are 3 equal branches of government that can dispute each other. This means that the Filipino leader cannot drastically change the country’s policies. He can only talk about it however he likes but the legal processes remain. Surprisingly, no critic of him ever disputes the PET’s gag order which is clearly a suppression of the freedom for information.
The President’s Wish
The President said that if he cannot solve the crime problem in 3 to 6 months, he will turn over the post to Bongbong. It is specific that’s it’s for him. Not to whoever claims to be the VP. If he has his way, he can just settle back in Davao and enjoy being a grandfather. He is surely not getting any younger. Marcos might be seen getting ready for whatever happens but the opposition is expected to do whatever it can again to block him from the presidency. Majority of Filipinos voted for Du30 and his trust rating remains high. Therefore, the country is now ready for the next Marcos to be President in the era of greatness.
At Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s birthday celebration in Pampanga, Bongbong Marcos apologized to well-wishers for their unaccounted votes in the elections 2016. He swears that he will not stop pursuing his electoral protest against Leni Robredo until each vote is accounted for.
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[VIDEO]: Former president and now Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Arroyo celebrated her 70th birthday with several political VIPs. Among them, former Senator Bongbong Marcos.
Marcos attended Arroyo’s birthday party twice. In Pampanga early on and at her residence in Quezon City later that day. Du30, however, was not able to make it in the Pampanga event but managed to be at the Quezon City bash together with his family.
Quezon City Celebration with the President and Marcos
Arroyo’s evening party was held at her residence in La Vista Subdivision, Quezon City. The President showed up with his common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña and their 12-year-old daughter Veronica. This looks like a more intimate get-together of allies.
Arroyo’s Birthday Wish
As a leader, former president Arroyo wishes for the success of the president because this would mean success for the country as well. She is in politics so nothing can disturb her celebration despite controversies around her political guests like Du30 himself, Marcos, and Senator Richard Gordon.
Supporters of Bongbong Marcos are hopeful that the events during Arroyo’s birthday signify that the president is still the strongest supporter of Marcos. After a long silence, loyalists are about to take assembly at the Supreme Court vicinity for their call to expedite recount. Marcos’ recent Pampanga speech seems to jive with the upcoming movement.