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Tolentino vs. De Lima Recount is Now Ahead of Bongbong Marcos’ Protest against Robredo

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos receives a Letter from the COMELEC to inform the parties that the Senate Electoral Tribunal already has the custody of the ballot boxes and other election documents in twenty-three pilot precincts in Basilan and Maguindanao. This is relative to the election protest of Tolentino vs. De Lima. Presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino claimed that several irregularities were uncovered in the first three days of the ongoing ballot recount. It is not clear why it went ahead of the much awaited Vice Presidential recount.

 






Youtube video by; DUTERTEISM

[VIDEO]: NAKAPAGDESISYON NA! ANG SENATE ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL RECOUNT OF VOTES NI TOLENTINO!



Protestant Present during Recount

Tolentino witnessed the counting at the SET building inside the Commission on Audit compound in Quezon City. The former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman went to personally observe the recount of the contested 635 ballot boxes containing ballots used during the May 9, 2016, automated senatorial elections.




Recount Irregularities

He said several ballot boxes in pilot precincts in Calbayog City in Samar contained ballots that were used during the 2013 midterm elections. Tolentino said he will seek the nullification of vote results in the precincts where 2013 ballots were uncovered. The former MMDA chairman, who ran as an independent candidate, lost to De Lima by 1.2 million votes. Tolentino described De Lima’s lead over him as “dubious,” saying the gap between the 12th and 13th placers is usually just around 40,000 votes.




Another Recount to Follow

COMELEC also informed the parties that it would start to prepare for the recount of votes in the election protest of Tan vs. Hataman. Former Vice Governor Sakur Tan questions Governor Mujiv Hataman re-election victory during the 2016 polls. Therefore, the Marcos vs Robredo recount can very well be postponed for next year.









Further Delay of Marcos’ Protest

Based on the recount trend, it is evident that Marcos’ protest against Robredo is definitely not the priority of the COMELEC this year. It is then a false hope for the Marcos loyalists to expect for a recount anytime soon. This is not likely to happen considering Comelec’s publicized schedule.




https://www.bongbongmarcos.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/BBM-LETTER-FROM-ECAD-dated-Oct.-19-2017-TAN-vs.-HATAMAN-EPC-NO.-2016-37.pdf

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/10/21/1750987/tolentino-poll-protest-vs-de-lima-gaining-steam




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SC Ruled Out Bongbong Marcos’ Election Storage Liability then Voted to Keep De Lima in Jail

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

It can be observed that there’s also some kind of conflict within the Supreme Court. En banc votes can judge on this. Once the so-called allies of the ex-President Aquino inhibit from a case, the Pro-administration magistrates win.  Take the case of the alleged election storage liability of Bongbong Marcos for the monthly expenses of the COMELEC warehouse in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. In its Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET ruled out that “there would be no occasion for the Tribunal to charge the same against either of the cash deposits of Protestant or ‘Protestee’.”






Youtube video by; ABS-CBN News

[VIDEO]: SC votes to keep De Lima in jail.




The Catch

However, there’s a catch. SC also approves COMELEC’s requests for additional time to prepare for the VP recount twice. So, the stalwarts of the previous administration seem to balance their hold to avoid public scrutiny. The ultimate goal is to delay Marcos’ Vice Presidency as their yellow comrades use Senator Leila De Lima’s plight to malign the President who is a Marcos ally.



LP can Sacrifice De Lima over Marcos’ Election

Voting 9-6, the SC en banc ruled to reject De Lima’s motion to recall her warrant of arrest. It was issued by the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court. The six justices who dissented from the main ruling are Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Associate Justices Estela Perlas-Bernabe, Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa and Francis Jardeleza.




The Administration’s Show of Power

The decision was penned by Associate Justice Presbitero J. Velasco Jr., whom de Lima had asked to inhibit from the case for allegedly pushing the acquittal of a New Bilibid Prison (NBP) drug lord.








Criminal Charges

The Department of Justice (DOJ) in February filed three criminal charges against De Lima for supposedly receiving bribes from NBP drug lords in exchange for their protection during her term as Justice secretary. The agency also accused De Lima of using the money from the illegal drug trade to fund her 2016 senatorial campaign. She was charged with three counts of violation of Section No. 5 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 in relation to trafficking and criminal liability of government officials.  Contrary to the black media propaganda against the President, De Lima is not a political prisoner.




https://www.bongbongmarcos.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/02-October-2017-Notice-from-PET.pdf

SC junks De Lima motion to recall arrest warrant




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Media Propaganda Affects People but Love Remains for Marcos and Du30

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Thee love of the majority of Filipinos for President Rodrigo Du30 remains just like with the Marcoses. This is despite the decline in his net satisfaction and trust ratings, according to Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella. Bongbong Marcos earlier expresses his disagreement to control social media. He explained that it can actually neutralize biased mainstream media reports. The Marcoses has suffered more than 30 years of misinformation after his father, the late Ferdinand Marcos stepped down in 1986. Media propaganda causes his popularity to decline. Just like what Du30’s detractors are hoping for.






Youtube video by; CBC News

[VIDEO]: CBC news Senior Correspondent Adrienne Arsenault reports from Manila about the horrors of President Rodrigo Du30’s war on drugs. She also speaks to jailed Philippine Senator Leila de Lima who is a vocal critic of the country’s strongman president. (An example of black media propaganda).




Ratings Dropped

Abella explains that the drop in the President’s net satisfaction ratings was expected since the “honeymoon period” for the administration has now ended. “The change in the President’s satisfaction rating, from 78 percent in June to 67 percent in September, and trust rating, from 82 percent in June to 73 percent in September, is normal given the fact that people start measuring their expectations usually after the honeymoon period, or after a year in office,” Abella said this through a press briefing in Malacañang.



Public Trust is Good

In spite of this, however, Abella believed that public satisfaction remains “good” and public trust remains “very good”. Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted the non-commissioned survey from September 23 to 27. Those were days after the nationwide rally held on September 21 – the National Day of Protests.  The Liberal Party-inspired groups protested the alleged street killings and alleged human rights violations in Luneta. They blamed the administration’s drug war for all the killings. These include crimes of passion, feud among illegal drug criminals, and personal rifts or grudges. However, the pro-administration supporters were bigger in number. They rallied to show their support to the President in a bigger historical vicinity at Plaza Miranda.




Survey Period

“It is worth noting that surveys are snapshots of the public mood at a given time and the SWS survey was conducted between September 23-27, just 2 days after the National Day of Protest – the bold initiative of the President allowed citizens to freely vent their grievances about the excesses and shortcomings of the government. Some sentiments may have spilled over,” Abella added. The LP cannot accuse his administration anymore of suppressed freedom of speech. The leader did learn from Marcos’ plight.









Love Begets Love

Nevertheless, “the love is still there,” Abella added.   The Palace official assured the public that the government would “continue to work harder to address the public’s urgent needs in order to bring a comfortable life for all.”   “We enjoin everyone to set aside self-interest and together build a nation worthy of the next generation,” Abella said. Biased media often interview only the sides that support their interests. In the video, Senator Leila de Lima, of course, did not admit that her own lover and bodyguard has a signed affidavit of her involvement with the drug trade that put her in prison. Emotional family members of some fatalities are also featured to solicit condemnation geared towards the president even if they are isolated cases or victims of other social problems that are in existence since time immemorial like the communist insurgents’ kidnap for ransom activities.




Abella: Despite fall in ratings, ‘love is still there’ for Duterte

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/06/17/bongbong-marcos-confident-he-will-soon-be-vice-president




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The Most Vocal Liberal Party Senator Dismayed over Gina Lopez’s CA Rejection

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The most vocal Liberal Party senator, Senator Leila de Lima never gave the president credit for anything. But when it comes to Gina Lopez as DENR Secretary, she admits that he chose the right woman for the job. She is obviously dismayed saying that it was too bad that Du30 was unable to keep Lopez in the DENR post.






Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Most Liberal Party Senators voted for Gina Lopez as DENR Secretary but were outnumbered.


Liberal Party’s Bet

Senator Franklin Drilon echoed the sentiments of Senator de Lima and also discloses that he and most Liberal Party senators voted in favor of Lopez. It is just unfortunate that they do not have enough number for her to be confirmed as DENR Secretary.




Not Surprised

De Lima said that She cannot say that she is surprised.  These days, it isn’t any more surprising to see men and women of the strongest conviction—who have the moral courage to stand up for what is right be rejected, she said. They can be undermined and even be subjected to unfair attacks by a method run by vested interests, she added.




System Failure

The senator is convinced that there are forces in the government that even the president cannot risk undermining. In spite of all his threats the destruction of the environment by mining companies, he can do nothing to install a passionate DENR chief. She assures Lopez that it was not her failure but the system malfunction.









LP Votes

Aside from Drilon, most Liberal Party senators also voted for Lopez. Kiko Pangilinan, Ralph Recto, and Bam Aquino admit to it. Other names are not known unless they divulge it themselves. This is allowed according to the confidentiality rule that takes away pressure from CA committee members to vote according to their conscience.




https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/894367/de-lima-duterte-got-the-right-woman-for-denr-but




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Why Does the EU Parliament Defends De Lima, the Jailed Illegal Drugs Trade Protector?

Why Does the EU Parliament Defends De Lima, the Jailed Illegal Drugs Trade Protector?





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The European Parliament adopts the call of a lawmakers’ group to immediately release detained Philippine Senator Leila de Lima. She is the fiercest critic of Philippine President. In a resolution, it firmly asks for her to be provided with adequate security while in jail. Filipinos are confused why an international body dares to interfere with the country’s legal system just to protect a notorious illegal drugs trade coddler?






Youtube video by; Rappler
[VIDEO]: European lawmakers propose a draft resolution calling for the “immediate release” of Philippine Senator Leila de Lima.



Due Process

On top of that, European lawmakers urge the Philippine authorities “to ensure a fair trial. It even recalls the right to the presumption of innocence. It demands the government to drop all politically motivated charges against her. They also ask the government to end any further acts of harassment. As if she’s not capable of any wrongdoings. This is a clear manifestation of misinformation.




Death Penalty Say

In the same resolution, the EU tells Philippine officials to “immediately halt ongoing proceedings to reinstate the death penalty.” Do they have the right to do so? Can’t they understand that the Philippine government is capable enough to do its mandate to properly govern the country? What’s wrong with this people? Filipinos elected a leader who vows to declare war on drugs. They should respect that.




Display of Arrogance

Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III thinks that for the European Parliament to call for Senator Leila de Lima’s release clearly displays their arrogance. “The European Parliament must be told that the Philippines is a democratic nation ruled by law. Judicial processes are fully functioning,” Sotto said. Their demanding the release of Senator De Lima is a display of arrogance. They want to show power. Pure interference in the country’s domestic affairs cannot be tolerated.






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Note Verbale of Protest

Sotto then urges the Philippine embassy in EU Capital to file a protest and explain De Lima’s case. “Our embassy in EU Capital must file a Note Verbale of Protest and explain in full the case of Senator Leila,” he said.“The Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA must see to it, it’s done. They must be warned that they cannot just malign us!”




http://www.rappler.com/nation/164428-eu-parliament-resolution-release-leila-de-lima

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/153418/eu-parliament-arrogant-in-calling-for-de-lima-release-sotto/amp