By: Elena Grace Flores
The end result of the Oct. 15, 2019 Supreme Court decision over the electoral protest of Bongbong Marcos versus Leni Robredo overrides the delay and frustration suffered by the protestant. He’s grateful that despite the complication of the case, the majority of the justices still see the essense of what he’s fighting for. His case continues contrary to the dissenting opinions of justices Benjamin Caguioa and Antonio Carpio. He vows to continue the protest until he gains back the Vice Presidency.
YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos Interview After PET’s Latest Pronouncement | Bongbong Marcos
Must Review the Electoral Protest Processes
The 3 years delay only shows that there’s a need to revisit the electoral protest processes that seem to have loopholes. The protestant is not at all protected, Marcos said. Nevertheless, he’s just thankful that the fight is far from over as claimed by his opponent.
Big Reason to be Jolly
Marcos admits that defeating Caguioa’s efforts to dismiss his case is already a big victory in itself. He cannot hide his jolly mood in front of the press representatives. He vows to show all the evidences that his defeat was due to massive fraud orchestrated by the sitting VP or her influencers.
Trust the Justices
The former senator urges the public to trust the wisdom of the justices. When it is true that the whole procedure is not advantageous to the electoral process itself, the voters or even to the whole political system, he is still thankful to see his agenda through. The essence of the recent PET decision is for his protest to continue and that is the most important thing, he added.
Bongbong Marcos Thanks his Supporters
Since it’s a knock-out score versus Caguioa who heads the committee for his case, Marcos is thankful to the sacrifices of his supporters who are on vigil at the Supreme Court grounds whenever such event happens. What happens today overcomes the difficulties in the last 3 years. He stresses that the loyalists are the ones who are giving him the fighting spirit to continue his quest. As for Robredo, his lawyers will take care of her camp who steals his place as Vice President.
By: Elena Grace Flores
True to the logical explaination of Bongbong Marcos’ spokesperson, Atty. Vic Rodriguez earlier, his electoral protest against the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo continues. As per the constitution, the Supreme Court can’t dismiss such a case without resolving the pending second course of action regardless of the recount result. The SC en banc, according to Marcos, rejects to adopt a draft decision made by Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa. He recommends a dismissal of Marcos’ election protest. “I am happy that the case continues,” said Marcos. “So the case lives and it continues,” he said. Besides, only justices Carpio and Caguiao have dissenting opinions versus the 8 magistrates who are for Marcos.
YouTube video by PINOY RANDOM TV RESULTA NG PET RULING MUKHANG PABORABLE KAY BBM
Trust in the Judiciary
Marcos can’t deny that frustration sneeks in after being made to wait for too long to take over as Vice President. “Of course, it’s frustrating but what are you going to do?” he said. “You have to trust the wisdom of our justices. Also the case is complicated. It is the first time that any presidential protest has reached this stage,” Marcos said.
Initial Recount Results
The high court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), releases copies of initial recount results. These are from the provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. The former senator claims that massive cheating allows Robredo to win. He files such case for it but the camp of Robredo demands the release of its results. The Supreme Court also asks Robredo’s camp to submit an answer to Marcos’ bid. This is to recount votes in yet another area. This time, it’s in the the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Likely Heir of the President
President Rodrigo Du30 currently laments over his poor health. He declares that he is suffering from a chronic immune-system disorder. The timing does not seem accidental. The Supreme Court, with his appointees, is set to issue a crucial ruling about who should be a heartbeat away from the presidency.
The Annointed Successor
If the 74-year-old President Du30 who is prone to long, unclear public absences gets his way, his vice- president should be Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. He swears during the campaign period that he would turnover the Presidency to Marcos because he’s too old for the problems of the country. The Filipino leader also clarifies his disagreement for Robredo to succeed him.
By: Elena Grace Flores
The electoral protest of Bongbong Marcos may again face another delay due to some divisions in the Supreme court – but one thing is certain. Many advocates in the society come forward to defend the late President Ferdinand Marcos citing his pro-poor policies. Marcos’ demonization can’t stand a chance against active players in the economy. Take the case of CREBA National Chairman Charlie AV Gorayeb who commends Marcos for his presidential decree on socialized housing. He is surely an advocate in making Filipino lives better. This happens during the 888 News forum recently at the Marco Polo Hotel during an ambush interview.
YouTube video by Elena Grace Flores CREBA National Chairman Charlie AV Gorayeb Explains the Marcos Era PD On Socialized Housing
A Home for Every Filipino
The Chamber of real Estate and Builders’ Associations, Inc. or CREBA announces its 28th National Convention to the 888 News Forum attendees. It aim to provide a home for every Filipino. Their target is to award 10 million homes by 2040. The convention is from October 9 to 12 at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Lahug, Cebu City.
CREBA is Pro-Administration
CREBA commits to protect and promote the interests of its members. It harmonizes the conflicts in busines, government and homeless society. The national interest is paramount to them. The association seeks to be an effective and dynamic partner for national development with the real estate industry being a major pump-primer of the national economy. CREBA has become the government’s stongest ally. This is in terms of their national and affordable housing programs.
Financial Support to the Low-Income Earners
Advocate Gorayeb reminds the public that the government mandates a 270 billion per year funds from the social security system, security insurance, PAG-IBIG, and the Marcos era presidential decree that obliges trade banks to provide 25% of a housing unit’s loanable amount.
No Other President is as Good as Marcos
Chairman Gorayeb finally testifies that ex-President Marcos is by far the only president who takes care of the poor through his era’s policies and reforms. There’s no doubt for him that he is indeed the best president the country ever had. His sector would indeed welcome his son, Bongbong Marcos as President Du30’s replacement should the electoral protest results favorably for him.
By: Elena Grace Flores
The presumptive VP’s camp urges the Presidential Electoral Tribunal to release a copy of the committee report on the initial recount of votes in the electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos. This seems unecessary when the deliberation is already the next day. Her counsel said that the SC only decides whether election protest will continue or not. Meanwhile, Marcos is confident of ousting the sitting vice-president in a legal challenge. This would place him a heartbeat away from the Presidency as PDu30’s anointed if the ruling is favorable to him. The loyalists are quietly anticipating his victory.
YouTube video by ABS-CBN News[VIDEO]: Robredo’s camp seeks copy of PET’s committee report on Marcos protest
October 8 Deliberation Round
Atty. Romulo Macalintal swears that Robredo would remain as VP whatever the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s decision would be. This is because the tribunal would only rule on whether the poll protest would continue or not, he said. They should know that BBM’s family was in talks with the President, a political ally, to end the government’s three-decade hunt for the billions of dollar hidden wealth. Although there are evidences that the former first lady Imelda Marcos desperately seeks the attention of the Congress to prioritize its claim constitutionally but to no avail. At the end of the day, the PET fails to act on the electoral protest on October 8. The deliberation’s new schedule is on October 15.
Marcos is Expecting a Favorable Ruling
“We are definitely sure that when the recount starts the true result will emerge and prove that the votes in the vice-presidential election had been incorrectly counted,” Marcos told reporters. Marcos, 60, narrowly lost the vice presidential election last year but he filed a case with the Supreme Court alleging the victor, Leni Robredo, cheated by manipulating computerised vote counting machines. The 8-6 rumored SC ruling which is favorable to Marcos initially leaks but the Chief Justice denies it.
A Political Comeback
Victory for Marcos would cement his family’s remarkable political comeback. This is after 31 years after a famous “People Power” revolution saw millions of people take to the streets to end his father’s 20-year rule. The family was forced into US exile. Although the family remains popular with Imelda, 88, as Congress representative for the solid north.She dreams of his son Bongbong to become president at the right time.
BBM Can be a Step Away from the Presidency
The vice-president takes over should the president die or becomes incapacitated. Du30, 72, admits to having a range of health problems, including a cardiovascular illness. The President insists he is an anti-graft crusader. He also openly admires the leadership style of the the late President Ferdinand Marcos. Senator Imee Marcos was one of his presidential campaign supporters. Du30 mentions something about the settlement on the wealth cases. Bongbong Marcos also confirms that his family offers to sign a “quit claim” deed in which it would identify properties and assets it had acquired legally. Then, relinquish its claim to whatever else the government finds.
By: Elena Grace Flores
The Supreme Court announces that Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa submits his report on the result of the pilot recount.This is Bongbong Marcos’ poll protest against Leni Robredo. However, no on can tell the actual status of the recount in Marcos’ pilot provinces. The presumptive VP claims her victory earlier. Since it’s only now that the report is final, then it’s really a mind-conditioning effort on her part. BBM slams her for such misleading claim.
YouTube video by Rappler [VIDEO]: Justice Caguioa finished with report on pilot recount in Marcos poll protest.
The Disgust of BBM Over Robredo’s Action
BBM hits the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo for claiming early victory in the electoral protest he filed after the 2016 vice presidential race. “We are appalled once more by the brazenness of Mrs. Robredo and her Liberal Party in claiming victory in my still ongoing election protest just as the tribunal announced that no action has been taken by the court on the Caguioa report,” Marcos said in a statement.
Caguioa’s Secret Results
Marcos issues the statement after Caguioa submits to the Supreme Court. It sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET). His report covers the result of the pilot recount from three pilot provinces that Marcos cited in his electoral protest. However, both parties cannot divulge any information about it.
No Action Yet from PET
“Clearly, there has been a concerted effort to intimidate and coerce the Tribunal with their underhanded mind conditioning tactics,” Marcos said. Lawyer Brian Keith Hosaka, the high court’s public information chief, clarifies that the Tribunal “has not taken any action yet on the said report.”
The Next Step is Due
Marcos said he has also yet to receive any formal notice or decision from the PET regarding the issue. “We assure the Tribunal of our commitment to abide by the subjudice rule as what we have always done,” the former senator said. Atty. Romulo Macalintal, legal counsel for Robredo, also said that the report would determine the next step of the protest.