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Macalintal’s Disclosure on Bongbong Marcos’ Election Recount Consequence Suspicious

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Romulo Macalintal said it first that the election recount of Bongbong Marcos’ protest against VP Leni Robredo is at the second week of February. The review of ballots from the contested clustered precincts in Camarines Sur, the vice president’s home province, is the priority. The retrieval is on January 22, 2018. The Supreme Court finally confirms it the next day.






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[VIDEO]: VP manual vote recount in 3 provinces to start in February 2018




Macalintal’s Disclosure

Macalintal explains that if Marcos could not prove any irregularity from the three pilot provinces, his protest is to be dismissed for lack of merit. Marcos’ three pilot provinces are Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. For Camarines Sur alone, Macalintal said that P9.6 million is chargeable to Marcos’ cash deposit for the retrieval of ballots, salaries, and allowances of employees, security, transportation, and other expenses.




Meeting on Election Recount Regulations

Macalintal and Marcos’ lawyer, George Garcia, was at the SC for a  meeting on the regulations governing the recount of votes. A tour of the venue for the recount process followed. Macalintal is confident that the recount will “confirm and affirm the victory of Robredo as VP in the May 2016 elections.



Accurate Count

If the recount of ballots for local elective officials matches with the official election results, a national position would be similar. This is because the ballots used for the local and national elective positions are the same. They are counted and tallied by the same VCMs and CCS, said Macalintal.








Disclosure or Sabotage?

Many wondered why Macalintal announces the recount date first before the Supreme Court. He also insinuates that the recount results for the pilot areas would be the same as the final tallies. He based his disclosure on the past recounts since 2010. Doubts about his camp’s honesty loom because of his overconfidence. They asked why he is so sure of his insights if they have not done any moves to make sure that both results are identical? For sure, advocate for a clean election, Atty. Glenn Chong is on vigil with the recount processes as Macalintal acted suspiciously.

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Ballot recount expected in February, says Robredo lawyer

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Marcos Camp’s Atty. George Garcia Corrects Macalintal’s Election Protest Assumptions

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos’s lawyer, Atty. George Garcia reiterates that he partly agrees with the assumptions of VP Leni Robredo’s lawyer, Romulo Macalintal. That the recount can take 7 months or more. In fact, some protests are already over when the ruling is made. However, the Marcos Camp is ready for the lengthy process. They are practical about it. That’s why they pursue the case. This is an opportunity to improve the country’s digital election system. It’s a crucial test to be logical on what to do with Smartmatic. Given that it is the only national protest that reaches the full payment stage.





Video by;  Elena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Atty. George Garcia for the Marcos Camp explains that the process of their election protest against VP Leni Robredo is indeed very long. It’s the first-ever national protest that can proceed. Even Mar Roxas’ protest against Binay is not at par because the latter only paid Php 300,000.




Macalintal’s Insistence

Macalintal butt in when Garcia explains that the whole recount process is a lengthy one. The 7 months estimate of Garcia does not include the collection of ballots, shipping, and other procedures. Atty. Garcia is gracious enough to agree with this in reality. But made some corrections.




The Only Surviving National Election Protest

Atty. Garcia clarifies that there may be lots of election protests on the local level since 201o but it’s in 2016 that there are Senatorial and VP race protests. Among these cases in the national front, it’s only Bongbong Marcos who has paid in full. They also do not assume that they can win immediately after the payment.



No Recount has Changed the Result in the Past

Macalintal stresses that in the past, no recount has made a revision on the final vote counts. The image printing may be an expensive process but previously, it did not make a difference in the official count. Garcia said that this may be the case but it is important for the country to make use of Marcos’ case to improve future automated elections in the future especially at the national level. Presidential at that.









Win or Lose is Acceptable

The Marcos Camp is grateful enough that the case continues. The results of the recounts in pilot provinces are the only things that matter for Supreme Court to rule if the election protest versus the Vice President has merits. So, other motions like the ARMM tech test must be out of the way. Perhaps, Marcos’ protest can help to decide on Smartmatic’s faith in 2019 which Macalintal defensively said to not blame it for alleged anomalies.

http://carelinkwebpr.com/2017/11/only-bongbong-marcos-election-protest-complied-with-full-payment-despite-sc-cjs-impeachment/

Atty. Garcia and Atty. Macalintal on COMELEC Chief Abas and Status of PET Contest

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Denial of ARMM Tech Exam Does Not Affect Bongbong Marcos’ Pilot Provinces

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos earlier asks for a technical examination in three Mindanao provinces allegedly because of the existence of fake voters. Marcos said the revisors need to examine each and every signature in the voter’s list to make sure that the vote is cast by the real voter. Leni Robredo opposes this because those are not Marcos’ pilot provinces. Therefore, it’s denial is not a big deal for the Marcos Camp. Despite the long wait, the election protest against Robredo continues to roll.






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[VIDEO]: PET kicks off discussion on Marcos poll protest, Robredo counter-protest




Stay with Pilot Provinces

Robredo’s camp said that Marcos has to content himself with the results of the recount of ballots from the three pilot provinces. Those are the basis of the PET to determine if Marcos’s protest shall proceed. Examination of other provinces can continue after that or the protest may be dismissed for lack of merit.




No Single Protest Have Won in the Past

“We are highly confident that after such recount the PET can see all the valid grounds and reasons to dismiss Marcos’ protest. Out of the hundreds of election protest cases, not a single election protest won. Particularly by any protestant on the basis of a recount of the ballots,” said Romulo Macalintal. However, the PET itself discloses that there are no other protests like Marcos’ case. In fact, it’s the only one that reaches the payment process.



Marcos is Confident that Recount Will Happen

Marcos has full confidence in the PET. This is the very reason why he files the electoral protest against Robredo. He has paid in full also prior to the deadline. This was not the case in the past protests that Macalintal talks about. Robredo, however, still has paid the second tranch of the required payment.









Dismissal of Motions are Over

Dealing with motions from both Camps is over. They now look forward to opening the ballot boxes. No amount of witnesses can ever surpass the importance of the manual recount itself. The ballots from the pilot provinces of Marcos are the ultimate judge of his victory or defeat during the last VP race against Robredo.

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/634687/pet-denies-marcos-appeal-for-technical-exam-of-poll-records-from-3-armm-provinces/story/

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Bongbong Marcos’ Voters in 113 Precincts where he Got Zero Votes Resort to Social Media





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos performed very well during the 2016 election. He finishes a very close second to Liberal Party candidate Leni Robredo with 14,155,344 votes. It is just over 250,000 less than the winning number. Marcos’ camp claimed that Robredo’s margin was the result of fraud. The electoral protest is to proceed as it awaits for the recount date from the Supreme Court. However, due to the delays, most of his voters resort to social media, particularly through Facebook political groups. The noisiest are the ones who voted for Marcos but their precinct registered a zero vote for him. This development makes him even more popular and causes Robredo to be hated by many.





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[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos Received Zero Votes in All These Places




Reaction from the INC

Members of the influential Iglesia ni Cristo expressed outrage after their votes in Lamitan, Basilan disappeared. Liberal Party vice presidential candidate Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo got all 100 percent of the votes. The church members accused the Liberals of allegedly “stealing” their votes. They noted that the results in a clustered precinct at the Bohenge Elementary School in Lamitan City showed Robredo obtained all 595 votes while all of her contenders, including Marcos, got zero votes.




Macalintal’s Defense vs. Unconditional Obedience

Robredo’s election lawyer, Romulo Macalintal, thinks that nothing is wrong with Robredo getting 100 percent of the votes. But the INC said it was impossible because it has three “locales or churches” in the area. INC member and former congressman Rodante Marcoleta said that the church members were “indoctrinated to follow its leadership’s decisions in absolute and unconditional obedience.”




Manipulated Votes

Thousands of the INC members posted their outrage on Facebook that went viral right after the election. It is still ongoing and is getting more intense. Some posts call for mass actions at the Supreme Court. The INC members particularly questioned where the votes for the church-endorsed Du30-Marcos tandem went but only the recount can resolve this. Most Filipinos believe that the results of the votes were manipulated.









Not Keeping Quiet via Social Media

Here are some of the groups monitored for this article:




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Bongbong Marcos is Thankful that Election Recount is SC’s Priority as per Guidelines

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Contrary to Atty. Romulo Macalintal’s media bluff, Bongbong Marcos is happy of the Supreme Court ruling. The PET has finally issued rules and guidelines in preparation for the revision of ballots in his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Atty. Victor Rodriguez, the spokesperson of Marcos, welcomes the PET Resolution which finally set in motion the requirements needed. This paves the way for the revision of votes. He said that it is a step forward towards their quest for truth.






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[VIDEO]: Inilabas na ang guidelines ng Presidential Electoral Tribunal para sa gagawing recount ng mga boto para sa kaso ni Bongbong Marcos laban kay VP Leni Robredo.



Discussed during the Prelim

As per discussion during the preliminary conference last month, the Tribunal approves the use of the SC Gymnasium in the revision proceedings. It also added two more areas. Namely, a portion of the Fourth Floor Parking Level of the SC-Court of Appeals Multi-Purpose Building. As well as a room at the back of the Division Hearing Room.




External Coordinators

Unlike the old rule which required that the Coordinator must come from SC personnel, the Tribunal amends the said requirement. It provides Coordinators from outside the High Court. Thus, ordering the Office of the Acting Chief Administrative Officer to post the vacancies for the members of the Revision Committees. They also accept applications for the staffing complement. The Acting Clerk of the Tribunal screens the applicants for the position of Coordinators of the Revision Committee.




Election Recount Leaders

As members of the said team, the Tribunal has designated the following SC employees – Attys. Mercedes Mostajo and Linuel Alindogan of the Office of the Chief Attorney as leaders; Joy Jemima Reyes and Jeffrey Raymond Atienza of the Cash Collection and Disbursement Division as Special Disbursing Officers; and Joery Gayanan and/or any official/employee to be recommended by the Office of the Administrative Services as Chief Security Officer and/or Assistant Chief Security Officer. They will each receive a compensation of P5,000 monthly.








Macalintal Misunderstands Ruling

Atty. Macalintal in behalf of Robredo’s Camp expresses his joy upon hearing the Supreme Court ruling that it junked Marcos’ motion questioning the integrity of the 2016 election. He added by saying that this proves that Marcos is just on a fishing expedition. Perhaps, due to age, he forgets that the SC told both camps during the preliminary conference to set aside Marcos’ first course of action to allow the recount to happen immediately.




Bongbong Marcos Welcomes Supreme Court Resolution that Sets Recount Requirements