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Wilfredo Keng’s Lawyer Retaliates to the Denouncement of Leni Robredo on Maria Ressa’s Arrest

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Joseph Banguis, the lawyer of Wilfredo Keng explains that his client’s case with Maria Ressa is personal and nothing to do with politics. This is after the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo denounces the arrest and overnight detention of Ressa. The VP who faces an electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos said; “We denounce this in the strongest terms.” She implies that the government is behind such action that would force journalists to follow what they want. Banguis reminds the public that Ressa’s slight inconvenience is nothing compared to the misfortunes she caused to his client. z

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[VIDEO]: Wilfredo Keng’s Lawyer Denies the Palace’s Hand on Maria Ressa’s Case.

The Rule of Law is Followed

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa fails to post bail Wednesday night and stays at the NBI. The Palace releases a statement on the issue. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that Maria’s case is not an issue of freedom of expression. This is contrary to Robredo’s statement. She denounces the arrest. There are different reactions to the arrest here and abroad. One thing is certain that the government follows the rule of law. This is why Ressa did not escape her rightful arrest, added Panelo.

The Victim’s Side

Keng’s lawyer is aghast when loud criticisms are everywhere in the mainstream media with regards to the progress of their case since 2012. Rappler’s pronouncements on the alleged involvement of his client with the late Chief Justice Renato Corona whom the Aquino administration removes through an impeachment proceeding causes a big blow to the business of his client. His reputation is also in question when the online media implicates him with their illegal drugs stories that they vehemently deny. The threat on his life is one that exceeds all sufferrings.

A Curse from the Grave

Many believe that Corona’s death due to a heart attack during his prosecution brings a curse to the Liberal Party. Despite their media propaganda using the mainstream press networks under their control. The LP bets for the Senatorial race in 2019 remain unpopular. Worst, the ranking of the existing reelection seekers from their party continue to slide down. One example is Senator Bam Aquino’s rank down that pushes the position of Gov. Imee Marcos up.

Robredo’s Statement

Ressa is a veteran journalist and critic of President Rodrigo Du30. She was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents who served her arrest warrant in her office in Pasig City at 5m on Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019. Robredo comes to the aid of the libel case defendant and said: “It’s saddening. We denounce it in the strongest terms”. It seems that the presumptive VP has shown the people that she goes to the extent of siding criminals, offenders, and unlawful people in general just to discredit the President and his allies.

Political Harassment by Leni Robredo?

Leni Robredo also said; “Today, there’s political harassment because of expressing opinions; opposing certain policies becomes an excuse for suppressing the freedom of not just members of the media but also of those who dare to speak out.” This clearly causes division in the country. The supposed second leader of the country only shows that she is not serving the people – but the entities that gave her the title regardless of the people’s will.

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Imee Marcos Retaliates to Chel Diokno’s Martial Law Bitterness with Electoral Reforms

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Martial law bitterness works in the past with the presumptive VP Leni Robredo’s debates and speeches. They were able to separate the Filipino voters in their stand. Now, another opposition senatorial candidate and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno counters his rival Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos’ stance on term limits. He cites his own situation during Martial Law contrary to the many advantages that the country still enjoys at the present time. Marcos insists that instead of the term limit, electoral reforms are needed to assure the people of clean and honest elections. z

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[VIDEO]: Pabor ka ba o hindi sa pagtanggal ng term limits sa mga mambabatas?

Removal of Term Limits

The two aspiring senators’ debate creates a stir on social media. Comments are more personal depending on which side netizens are on. Marcos and Diokno explain their position on the removal of term limits in the draft federal constitution. The governor said that instead of lessening the dynasty, the surname has become a franchise when the term limits were installed. She said that having term limits gives families an option to pass on their posts from father to “unknowledgeable wives” and “stubborn” children.

Marcos’ Factual Basis

Marcos cites the October 2011 study of Pablo Querubin at Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies in her arguments. She claims that the “Political Reform and Elite Persistence: Term Limits and Political Dynasties in the Philippines” study proves that having term limits is ineffective. Instead of just 67 percent of elected officials with similar family names, it rose to 91 percent. She adds that term limits hinder the plans of elected officials.

Diokno’s Emotional Stand

Diokno’s father, the late Sen. Jose “Pepe” Diokno, was detained during the Martial Law period, opposes this stance of Marcos. He did not mention the name of Imee’s father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos, but alludes to him during his rebuttal. He asks if the people already forgot his bitter experience.

Electoral Reforms Needed

Marcos’ alternative measure for the removal of term limits is electoral reforms as per the campaign of Atty. Glenn Chong. She helps in the research for the new Sanggunian Kabataan format that contains the first anti-dynasty provision. Under the said provision, Marcos explains that those with “second degree of civil relations, consanguinity and affinity” would not be allowed to run. Marcos also calls for studies on electoral reform and the real definition of a dynasty.

Timely Concidence

The House of Representatives approves on third and final reading its version of a federal constitution that scraps the term limits for members of the lower chamber and other local officials. Senators only have two terms while House members have a three-term tenure. Marcos’ idealism supports the advocacies of Atty. Chong and Toti Casino who disclose Smartmatic’s digital fraud that favors Robredo. Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest is still ongoing.

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Who can Block Imee Marcos become the Top Senator in the 2019 Elections?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

September 22, 2018, Pulse Asia Ulat ng Bayan survey on the 2019 senatorial elections shows Imee Marcos’ substantial rise to the 7th to11th places with a 32.6% voter preference. It made her secure to have a definite place in the winners’ circle as Senator. This is a vital improvement from her ranking in June. She previously ranks 13th to 20th with a voter preference of 29.9. However, the social media community is not quite happy with such results. Therefore, an online poll was initiated and Marcos landed as the top bet instead of Senator Grace Poe. z

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[VIDEO]: Beyond Politics: Pulse explains Imee Marcos’ rise in senatorial survey

Pulse Asia’s Analysis on Imee Marcos Rise as Candidate for Senator

According to Pulse Asia, the sudden rise of Ilocos Norte’s Governor in the recent senatorial survey is not due to “an increase of her voting support. The research firm’s president said that because of the percentage decline of the voting support for other prominent candidates like Senator Bam Aquino.

Sudden Rise on the Ranking

This shows Pulse Asia’s 2019 Senatorial Elections Survey rank:

The Online Community’s Social Media Survey

Marcos always believes that the millennials already have access to information from all sides. They are capable of analyzing facts and they can have their own conclusions. This digital survey actually makes sense in line with the Senator to be’s statements:

Other Candidates Slid Down the List

“It’s not so much an increase of her voting support. It’s the decline in terms of the voting support for the others who were ahead of her in the past,” Pulse Asia President Ronnie Holmes said. “We saw a decline in terms of the pre-election support for the other candidates who were much more ahead of her in term of the ranking,” he added. Among those slid down the list are incumbent Senators Aquilino Pimentel III, JV Ejercito, and Bam Aquino. Former senators Lito Lapid and Sergio Osmeña, as well as former Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa, follow the same fate.

Two Aspirants,

Marcos spends the last few months going around different provinces in the country. Her Facebook profile shows the various events she attends. Town fiestas to the distribution of relief goods are common agenda. Marcos also hosts her own radio show, “Imee Sagot” at dwIZ. I thank the public for their trust and confidence in me. My engagement with them paid off, she said. It is also noticeable that most of her supporters go out of the way in printing and posting tarpoulines endorsing her alongside Atty. Glenn Chong, the whistleblower of the 2016 frauds that put her brother, Bongbong Marcos into a better light in his electoral protest against the presumptive VP, Leni Robredo.

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Bongbong Marcos’ Electoral Protest Update for Chinese New Year

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos finds a good season for announcing the latest electoral protest update during the Chinese New Year. He explains that there are 3 reasons for the legal action. These causes of action are 1) The digital system is questionable because of the anomalies undertaken by Smartmatic. 2) there were no elections in some precincts in ARMM. 3) there were other places that had some irregularities that should be considered rather than refer to the automated images. z

YouTube video byBongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: They say that in the Year of the Pig, fortune favors those who are patient. So for those who have been waiting patiently for news about my election protest, this update is dedicated to you.

Electoral Protest Recount Proceedings

Marcos came up with 8,000 witnesses against the said election frauds but the PET deferred the first cause of action to give way for the recount. Now, the recount of the first 3 pilot provinces namely; Negros Occidental, Camarines Sur, and Iloilo that show many anomalies are about to be completed. The ballots are about to be decided by the justices if they are perfect reproductions of the original. The Comelec can’t even explain it and promises to ask Smartmatic about it that amused the audience during a Senate hearing. It is definitely not a game over case yet.

Appreciation Phase

The electoral protest status is contrary to Leni Robredo’s lawyer, Romulo Macalintal’s announcement. He might only be desperate of media mileage for his Senate candidacy. Marcos said that the discussion on the fraudulent acts is not yet undertaken. This is called the appreciation phase.

The Recount is Not the Ultimate Basis

To prove that anomalies did happen during the 2016 elections, the results of the ballot recount in the pilot provinces must convince the PET that there was indeed fraud. Only around 200 plus more presincts are left for counting. Both sides have to contest if the questionable ballots must be counted or not right after that. Macalintal always says that the concerns raised by Marcos are but normal occurences. However, Atty. Vic Rodriguez insists that for one thing, the tampered ballots are not anymore a faithful reproduction of the original which is against the law.

Not Right to Let the People Wait for a Long Time

The former Senator is so dedicated to finalizing his electoral protest against the presumptive VP, Robredo. In fact, he is not running for the next elections because his previous votes in 2016 are not yet counted. The verdict of the said protest can determine if the country still has hope to be able to conduct a clean and honest poll. The 2019 race should be under close watch because Smartmatic is still a player despite its shortcomings.

Supporting his Nephews and Sister

Aside from supporting his sister, Imee Marcos’ Senatorial bid who is on the top 10 favorites, Marcos will frequent Ilocos Norte because his budding nephews are progressing in their political careers. He vows to campaign for them. So, even if his term as VP is set aside, the Marcoses’ reign in the Philippines is very well secured with the young generation.

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Lito Atienza’s Comelec Cover Up Theory on Bongbong Marcos’ Election Fraud Accusations

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Congressman Lito Atienza, Buhay Party List representative stresses in his speech in Congress that he believes Bongbong Marcos was cheated in the 2016 election. He also advised him that there’s nothing he can do about it because of Comelec’s cover-up on Smartmatic’s fiasco uncovered by clean election enthusiast, Atty. Glenn Chong who is running for Senator for the 2019 Senatorial race. z

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[VIDEO]: LITO ATIENZA ISINIWALAT NA ANG KATOTOHANAN

Evidence of the VP Election Fraud in 2016

The camp of former Senator Bongbong Marcos reveals that the soft copy of ballots they presented as proof of supposed election fraud in 2016 came from the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) itself. Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, a spokesperson of Marcos, made the claim in a statement denying Vice President Leni Robredo camp’s accusation that the evidence was “fake and fabricated.” “Her accusation though is tantamount to dishonoring the PET because it is the source of the soft copies of all the ballot images we presented,” Rodriguez said.

Tandem Battle

The poll cheating battle becomes the tandem of Comelec and Smartmatic versus TanDem (Tanggulang Demokrasya). Lawyer Glenn Chong of TanDem reinforces the revelations made by Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd in his privilege speeches last March 6 and 14, 2018. Sotto exposes the irregularities in the 2016 national and local elections. This includes the existence of queueing servers, early transmission of votes, and foreign remote access to the election servers. He claims that his source provides him with system logs that show these anomalies. These data happen to be from the PET.

The Comelec Cover Up

Former Biliran congressman Glenn Chong made a step by step discussion of the system logs in his possession. He compares it point by point with Sotto’s revelations. In the end, Chong proves that Sotto’s exposé is consistent with the entries in the system logs. Of course, Comelec and Smartmatic would not admit any errors on their part – just like what Atienza said beforehand. The alleged early transmission of votes and the existence of secret servers are all set aside by the poll body.

Chong Questions the Comelec with Proof

Chong asserts that 459 transmissions from the municipality of Ragay, Camarines Norte were made on the early morning of May 8. This is only a day before the 2016 elections. However, as shown on the logs, and as per the Comelec, no vote-counting machines from Ragay were working on May 8. So, the big question now is who sent the transmissions early on that day?

Comelec Cannot Discredit the PET

Senator Franklin Drilon was quick to ask Chong where he got his data. Well, to the surprise of the senators, the system logs came from Comelec itself. It turned out that the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET), in the election protest case of Francis Tolentino v. Leila de Lima, had subpoenaed those logs and Comelec had submitted them to the SET. Chong then accesses them through a PET session.