A public hearing happens on September 13, 2018. It is a Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Automated Election System (JCOC-AES) event at the Senate Session Hall, 2nd Floor, Senate of the Philippines at 10:00 AM which is open to the public. Prior to this, the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo asks the Supreme Court’s Presidential Electoral Tribunal to investigate how the audit logs from Camarines Sur came into possession of lawyer Glenn Chong.
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[VIDEO]: Gustong malaman ng kampo ni VP Robredo kung paano nakakuha ng kopya ng audit logs ng Camarines Sur si Atty. Chong.
Disturbed by Chong
Atty. Macalintal finds it disturbing for Chong being able to get a copy of the audit logs from Ragay. He claims to have no connection to the parties involved. However, on his Facebook page back on March 9, he posted a portion of the audit logs. Furthermore, he even presented them to the Senate committee on a hearing. Moreover, Chong consistently denies being a representative of Marcos. Senator Drilon, however, confronts him for having two authorization letters from the Marcos’ camp.
Origin of the Audit Logs
Chong testified under oath that h hot the audit logs from SET. However, Macalintal is saying that Ragay was not covered by the election protest filed by Francis Tolentino before the SET. Consequently, the Commission on Elections did not submit the audit logs to SET. Both Marcos’ and Robredo’s camps were able to obtain soft copies of the decrypted ballot images and audit logs from Ragay, according to Macalintal.
Macalintal’s Challenging Threats
Macalintal is informing the PET that despite claiming to not be a representative of Marcos, Chong still possesses copies of the resolutions of PET and pleadings that were submitted by the parties. Chong was also present during the closure activities of Comelec which Macalintal challenges because only the representatives of the parties were allowed to observe. Furthermore, Chong was even one of the witnesses in the first cause of action of Marcos. Macalintal is accusing Chong of attempting to preempt any resolution of the PET by swaying public opinion through the discussion of the merits of the case on his Facebook.
Chong’s Counter Challenge for the Election
Chong is saying that the first few pages of their 35-page manifesto clearly shows them trying to fool the Supreme Court. They use only select parts of the transcript to make their version believable. This move, Chong believes, is because Robredo’s camp can’t destroy him so they’re trying their chances on the Supreme Court. He is challenging them to bring out all they can on the September 13 hearing.
Desperate Move to Silence Chong
Robredo’s camp is desperate to prove that he is a representative of Marcos so that he will be under the gag order as well, according to Chong. He is saying that they could not fight the knowledge of the fraud in the elections spreading. They may have paid the mainstream media, but they cannot handle the social media, according to Chong. Consequently, they are trying to silence him.