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President Duterte Refuses to Pass the Presidency to Robredo Despite the Uncertainty of His Health

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discloses that he might have cancer and added that he does not know where he stands as the results of recent medical tests have not come yet. Duterte said in a speech in Manila that he underwent an endoscopy and colonoscopy about three weeks ago. His doctor was advised this week to repeat the tests. Both tests aim to diagnose any abnormality in the digestive tract and colon. Despite the uncertainty of his health, he refuses to give hope to Vice President Leni Robredo that she can soon take over his place. He thinks that she is too weak strategy-wise to be a good leader for the Philippines.



YouTube video by TOKHANG TV

[VIDEO]: President Du30 said that VP Leni Robredo is too weak to be the next Philippine leader.


The President’s Health

Duterte has admitted even before that he has Barrett’s Esophagus, a gastroesophageal reflux disease in the stomach. The President has stated that he does not know how he is physically-speaking now. However, he said that in case he has cancer, he will let the public know about it. He does not care if it is stage 4. For sure, he will not prolong his agony both personally and professionally. The president also said that he will not prolong the agony of the top office of the land but to resign is definitely not an option.

Loyalty to the Late President Marcos

This strike against Robredo is not new anymore.  Duterte earlier said he would rather leave the country in the hands of a Marcos than his constitutional successor. He once said, “If I stop now in my crusade against drugs, and if there is no order in this place, and corruption will continue? You’re dead meat. I said you’re better off choosing an alleged dictator in the likes of Marcos. That’s what I suggested.” The late Ferdinand Marcos was accused as a tyrant but many prove the allegations as wrong and were just a black media propaganda against him. His namesake, Ferdinand Marcos is the Protester for the VP post.


Bongbong Marcos as Presidential Successor

Contrary to the media propaganda of Robredo’s camp, Atty. Glenn Chong assures the public that the recent threshold the PET uses for the recount of the VP electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos against Leni Robredo is 50%. Chong explained that 21,000 votes of Robredo did not pass the Supreme Court standard. As of now, they are set aside first. Therefore, the presumptive Vice President has 21,000 fewer votes currently. This is why in the revision reports, the total number of Robredo’s votes is a lot lower than the total of the election returns printed from the election machine.



Repeating History with Martial Law and Destabilization

According to Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Carlito Galvez Jr., the CPP has organized in at least 10 universities in the Metro for the plot to oust President Duterte. The traces gathered involving the activities of Reyes with the communist group can support this allegation. Galvez is also claiming that the communists intend to drag Duterte into declaring martial law as a political death trap. He compares it to the Plaza Miranda bombing of the 1970s. The authorities contemplate that a more or less similar scenario can happen again as per the nature of the rebels’ history.


VP Electoral Protest Update

Galvez also clarifies that the Liberal Party is not part of the CPP’s “Red October”. However, he adds that the CPP does desire to form a coalition with opposition groups to be able to oust the President. The party might not be officially associated with the communists but many of them especially the yellow-minded can only support the insurgents because of their intention to get rid of Duterte.



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BBM Electoral Protest: Supreme Court May Count or Not 21,000 Questionable Markings for Robredo

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By: Elena Grace Flores

On his latest Facebook blog, Atty. Glenn Chong assures the public that the recent threshold the PET uses for the recount of the VP electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos against Leni Robredo is 50%. Chong explained that 21,000 votes of Robredo did not pass the Supreme Court standard. As of now, they are set aside first. Therefore, the presumptive Vice President has 21,000 fewer votes currently. This is why in the revision reports, the total number of Robredo’s votes is a lot lower than the total of the election returns printed from the election machine.

YouTube video by Voice of Netizen

[VIDEO]: Atty. Glenn Chong explains about the digital fraud by Smartmatic and the Comelec.


Glenn Chong Discloses  Robredo’s Decreased Votes

Not Mere Observations but Facts from the Revisors

The 21,000 figure comes from the revisors of the former Senator, Bongbong Marcos. Atty. Chong added that Robredo’s lawyer Atty. Romulo Macalintal is again lying when he said that Marcos can’t anymore recover from the race after they announced their fake news through a press conference that the 50% shading threshold will be applied by the Supreme Court in their favor.


Robredo to Claim the 21,000 Votes

According to the rules of the PET, Robredo can only claim the 21,000 uncounted votes in a plea for its inclusion in the official vote count. Nonetheless, it is only the Supreme Court election body that can decide to rule on her favor or not.  On the other hand, Marcos also has the right to petition the use of the election returns because he has paid for the manual recount and not digital or hybrid process. The ERs are generated from the automated election system.

 


21000 Fewer Votes of Robredo are Not yet Official

At the moment, the 21,000 fewer votes for Robredo are not yet official. This is because the PET has not decided yet on how to go about it. They did not meet the 50% shading standard. Most of these have too small, short, or alien-like markings. In actuality, it is clear that there is a substantial deduction of votes as far as the Vice President is concerned. The PET’s decision on this matter can really make or break Marcos’ quest.


Pressure to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court unanimously rejects Marcos’ motion for inhibition against Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa. The PET also “sternly warns” Marcos that “any unfounded and inappropriate accusation made in the future will be dealt with more severely.” However, Most people can only wonder why the SC is so tough on Marcos on many things and can’t even provide the manual recount that he has paid in full for.



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Marcos & Estrada Made it to the Top Big Names for Senator in the 2019 Elections

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The Marcos and Estrada surnames are big political names in the Philippines. Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Ilocos Norte Governor already have winning personalities but they are both controversial all along. Currently, their popularity even surges because of their brothers. Gov. Marcos for one is the sister of the Vice Presidential Protestant Bongbong Marcos. His election protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo is still ongoing. Meanwhile, Estrada’s story also revolves around a brother whom he might not see eye to eye with but loves him anyway.

YouTube video by CNN Philippines

[VIDEO]: On the Record: Senatorial survey: Who’s in, who’s out


Probable Winners for Senator

Pulse Asia said only 15 of the 58 probable senatorial bets included in the survey’s senatorial poll will have a “statistical chance of winning” come May 2019. Most of the probable winners are either incumbent or former members of the Senate.

1. Sen. Grace Poe (70.8 percent of 1,200 respondents will vote for her)

2-3. Sen. Cynthia Villar (55.6 percent)

2-3. Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano (53.8 percent)

4-6. Sen. Nancy Binay (45.8 percent)

4-7. Sen. Sonny Angara (44.9 percent)

4-7. Davao City Mayor Sara Carpio Duterte (43.8 percent)

5-9. Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III (39.8 percent)

Marcos and Estrada Made it Through

Other personalities that float for the poll but didn’t make it to the Top 12 are Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, and Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman.

7-12. Former Sen. Sergio “Serge” Osmeña (38.0 percent)

7-13. TV host Erwin Tulfo (36.7 percent)

8-15. Former Sen. Lito Lapid (33.8 percent)

8-15. Former PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa (33.1 percent)

8-15. Former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada (32.8 percent)

9-15. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (32.2 percent)

10-19. Senator Bam Aquino (30.5 percent)

10-19. Sen. JV Ejercito (29.0 percent)


Personalities Not Popularity

If the 2019 midterm elections were to be held today, Senator Grace Poe would top the “Magic 12” senatorial candidates, according to a survey. Pulse Asia conducted a survey from March 23 to 28. It asked 1,200 adults, “If the elections were held today, which personalities would you vote for as senators? You can vote for 12 personalities.”



Presidential Link

Over 70 percent of 1,200 respondents said they will vote for former presidential aspirant Grace Poe. Meanwhile, 43.8 percent will vote for President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte Carpio. Most of the probable winners are either incumbent or former members of the Senate.


The Force Behind Likely Winner

Reelectionists Poe, Villar, Binay, Angara, and  JV Ejercito, Estrada’s half-brother have said they will run for the Senate as “The Force.” While Bongbong Marcos propels for his sister’s senatorial bid, Estrada’s conflict with another brother who is also running for a Senate seat can either work on his favor or otherwise.



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Robredo’s Supreme Court Mind Conditioning Stunts Can’t Cover Bongbong Marcos’ Busiest Season

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The PET resolution has nothing to do with the presumptive VP’s 25% shading plea but with the use of the election returns. Robredo’s mind conditioning stunts fail after netizens examine the said Supreme Court ruling in black and white. Also, UP professor Chito Avecilla says, “In my opinion, since the purpose of the revision is to physically count the ballots, resorting to a shortcut may raise serious objections.” He maintains that the ballot should be physically counted and under the presence of the opposing parties or their representatives. This is also the position of Bongbong Marcos as he continues his unofficial duties during his family’s busiest season.

YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Celebrating Life and Health! |The family of Bongbong Marcos goes about their busiest season by celebrating numerous birthdays, marital law commemoration and endless public services to the Filipino masses.


Physical Count is a Must to be Fair to the Protestant

With an electronic shortcut, it seems to Avecilla, that it would defeat the purpose of the revision.  Since Marcos paid a fee for his protest, it is his right to have the ballot boxes concerned be physically counted.

Election Returns at the Basis of the Recount?

The PET is now deciding to refer to the election returns rather than making use of a numerical threshold. The VCMs directly produces ERs in electronic and printed form. It shows the date of the election, the province, municipality and the precinct in which it was held. Furthermore, it also shows how much votes does each candidate in the clustered precinct of the VCM.


Supreme Court Sets Aside the Election Threshold

The PET explains that using the ERs instead of adopting a specific threshold will lead the revision procedure to be more flexible and adaptive. Furthermore, through this, the VCM readings is mimicked and confirmed.



50% is the Correct Standard

The Supreme Court ruling shows that the correct interpretation with regards to the threshold is 50% and not 25%. Furthermore, the Tribunal says that it never granted a resolution that states 25% as the shading threshold.


The PET Fails to Settle Threshold Dispute

Atty. Vic Rodriquez, Marcos’ counsel says that the Vice President’s camp is peddling lies. Robredo’s camp claimed that PET ruled in favor of their 25% shading threshold. Her lawyer even has a follow-up media propaganda saying that is allegedly impossible for Marcos to win the electoral protest. However, the latter is just a crowd favorite that wherever he goes, he touches lives.



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Robredo’s Electoral Protest Fake News Not Working as Netizens Reviewed PET’s Resolution on 25% Shading

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Netizens can’t trust the mainstream media anymore. They dispute the latest fake news that the presumptive VP Leni Robredo announces through a press conference.  The PET’s resolution was verified by them. They analyzed why Robredo claims the 25% shading victory. The Supreme Court stresses that the segregation and classification of ballots shall be done. This is by referring to the election return. As generated by the machine used in the elections. The PET clarifies that Robredo’s assumption on the decrease of her votes when the 50% mark was implemented has no basis. There is no final vote counting yet and the 50% standard stays the same. Atty. Glenn Chong who has read the 26 pages ruling said that the only procedural change for the electoral protest recount is the use of the decrypted images which Bongbong Marcos will oppose contrary to Macalintal’s analysis.



YouTube video by Maharlika

[VIDEO]: FAKE NEWS: Hindi totoo na pinaboran ng PET si Leni Robredo at ginawang 25% ang vote shading threshold.




Chong Opposes Brillantes

Former Comelec Commissioner Sixto Brillantes said the focus should be on the election returns, not the shading threshold. The former congressman from Biliran, Atty. Glenn Chong opposed him. Chong had been invited to the Senate hearing as a resource person several times during the course of the election fraud inquiry.  But he said he had been deprived many times as well of the opportunity to speak on the issue, especially regarding the alleged early transmission of votes prior to the day of the 2016 automated elections. He explains the difference between manual and automated elections. In manual elections, fraudulent activities can only be manual. While in a digital one, even the cheating is done automatically. His evidence shows that the digital results are not a replica of the actual ballots.

Compromised Decryption for the Electoral Protest?

The PET resolution denies Marcos’ opposition to using decrypted ballot images in the revision process. Marcos earlier claims that the images were “compromised.” This coincides with Chong’s findings. He was compelled to study the system of the automated elections after being a victim of rigged elections himself. This was during the 2010 and 2013 polls. He spearheaded the election watchdog Tanggulang Demokrasya. It primarily aims to scrutinize the systems and processes imposed in previous elections. He said that in an automated elections Chong said, one stand to lose because all the cheating will take place within the machine.




Macalintal’s Old Belief

Robredo’s legal counsel, Romulo Macalintal, repeated his belief that no election protest has won based on the manual recount of the ballots. He said the results of the manual recount must tally with the result of the vote counting machines. On the other hand, based on the information, Chong claimed that there was a huge difference between the number of votes from the transparency server and the number of votes from the central server of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). He insinuates on the conspiracy between Comelec and the service provider Smartmatic. He also notes the response of former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes about it. Macalintal also said that if the 50% is not changed to 25%, there should be no procedural training. However, Chong said the procedure pertains to the use of decrypted images for the electoral protest.



Marcos’ Clarification

While the Robredo camp celebrates falsely, the camp of Marcos said it may seek a clarification from the PET about its ruling. Lawyer Vic Rodriguez said that the Tribunal’s ruling is clear that there is no basis to change the 50 percent shading threshold for the vote recount in the vice presidential race.




Wrong Assumption

But Macalintal countered Rodriguez, saying the PET will not order the retraining of revisors if there are no changes that will be implemented. Atty. Chong who is an IT expert and a lawyer explain why Robredo’s lawyer is wrong during the interview with Maharlika. Malacañang, meanwhile, deferred all actions to the PET. “There’s no hand on this case as far as the executive office is concerned because the President is not a party to the protest… Let the PET do its job,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said.