While Bongbong Marcos’ friends and others who are close to him initiated the money collection to contribute to Marcos’ immediate SC due, the camp of Robredo is buying time. They submitted a manifestation instead of the payment – but will ultimately pay if the plea is rejected.
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[VIDEO]: Panayam kay Atty. Maria Bernadette Sardillo, co-counsel for VP Leni Robredo
SC Plea of Robredo
Leni Robredo has asked the Supreme Court, that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or PET to allow her to pay the cash deposit for her counterprotest at a later time after determining that there’s truth in Marcos’ accusation that she cheated during the last elections.
Atty. Maria Bernadette Sardillo said that they are not delaying the protest. They apparently are in different positions and have a contrasting understanding of the law. She said that since Marcos questioned the whole electoral system, he should pay for all the recount expenses in all precincts. Sardillo also added that Marcos allegedly contributed to the delay in the process by only sending a petition to set the preliminary conference in motion after 6 months from PET’s resolution that his electoral protest is in right form and substance.
Demand in the Manifestation
In their manifestation, Atty. Romulo Macalintal said that Marcos should even pay P185 million since his protest questioned the integrity of the vote counting machines in all 92,509 clustered precincts which are equivalent to 369,138 established precincts.
Robredo’s lawyers made her look like a spoiled brat. They are fond of twisting laws and say unfounded details just like her in her latest UN video side event pronouncements. Sardillo discredits the witnesses of Bongbong Marcos for the alleged election fraud even before the verdict of the high court. Will the SC still continue to tolerate the camp that is disrespecting and giving it a bad name?
As per Leni Robredo’s legal counsel, Romulo Macalintal, under Rules 65 of the 2010 Rules of the PET, it is not time yet for her to pay. Robredo must pay the cash deposit only when the necessity to retrieve and collect her counter-protested clustered precincts is determined. They simply question its resolution for both camps to pay a little more than P81 M as per deadlines stated.
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[VIDEO]: QRT: Kampo ni Marcos, nagbayad na ng paunang P36-M para sa election protest laban kay VP Robredo
Robredo submitted a manifestation through her lawyer Romulo Macalintal saying that the rules do not require her to deposit the said amount just yet. He reiterated that under Rules 65 of the 2010 Rules of the PET, Robredo should be asked for the cash payment only after there is a necessity to retrieve and collect her counter-protested clustered precincts.
Without allegedly preempting the Hight Court, Robredo asks that the payment of her cash deposit be deferred until the time that the recount and revision of all the 36,465 protested clustered precincts is terminated as prayed in her counter protest. This is explained in the said manifestation.
Motion Still to be Resolved
Macalintal also added that the motion for reconsideration on the PET’s resolution to find Marcos’ protest sufficient in form has not been acted upon by PET yet. So, the camp asks why pay when there’s no final ruling yet that the electoral protest of Marcos is indeed in right form and substance?
Will Pay if Plea is Denied
However, Macalintal gives assurance that if this motion is denied, Robredo is willing to pay the cash deposit for her counter-protested clustered precincts. Any favorable action on their plea will also have an effect on the total number of clustered precincts of the election protest. Marcos’ lawyer, Vic Rodriguez slams Macalintal’s saying that their manifestations and motion for reconsiderations are mere delaying tactics.
VP Leni Robredo’s lawyer Romulo Macalintal tries to keep his cool upon knowing that SC paves the way of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against his client. He maintains that it is only a procedural matter and Marcos still has to prove if there’s indeed fraud in the 2016 elections. Enough to his lies, he does not have to urge Marcos what to do next. They for sure know what to do next. Sets of evidence are intact and they are ready for hearings.
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[VIDEO]: MANILA – The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo is unfazed by the latest developments in the election protest filed by defeated vice- presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Macalintal confronts himself knowing that the COC and ballot counts take time. This case is definitely a long process. This is the reason why the president appoints Bongbong Marcos as DILG secretary – to make use of his brilliance while waiting for the electoral protest to finish. It is speculated that Marcos assumes the post after May 10, this year. Robredo expresses her fear in having Marcos in the administration’s cabinet.
SC’s Discovery that Made them Favor Marcos
The protest contains narrations of ultimate facts on the alleged irregularities and anomalies in the contested clustered precincts. However, Marcos needs to prove in due time,” the PET discloses.
Macalintal Previously on the Other Side with Legarda
Macalintal is also the lawyer of Senator Loren Legarda who contests the VP win of her friend, former Vice President Noli de Castro. He says that the cases are different because the older case lacks merit. Obviously, with all the boxes of concrete evidence in the Marcos electoral protest with matching live witnesses and affidavits, it’s only a matter of time that Bongbong Marcos unseats VP Robredo.
SC Gives the Green Light to Marcos’ Electoral Protest
Despite SC’s green light on Marcos’ protest, the president makes preparations for Marcos’ entry into the Cabinet. Current DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno is also not bothered by reports that Marcos replaces him. He serves at the pleasure of the President which is very noble.
“That’s why it’s unused because it was not used,” Robredo said in a news conference in Naga City recently pertaining to the unused SD cards with data found on them. Even non-lawyers will understand that,” she added. Her comments are proofs that when dealing with the electoral protest, she obviously did not use her head. Vic Rodriguez, Bongbong Marcos’ lawyer explains that the data on unused SD cards are proof that the last election was manipulated.
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[VIDEO]: Vice President Leni Robredo’s election lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the process of decrypting the SD cards is not yet complete for anyone to claim there is proof of election fraud.
Unused SD Cards versus Unused Heads
The Robredo camp is quick to react when it comes to news about what the Bongbong Marcos camp discloses with regards to the electoral protest filed against Vice President Leni Robredo.They obviously use their mouths more than their heads. Perhaps this is because they are used to the fact that commercial media would escalate whatever they say. Even if it is brainless. An unused SD card is supposed to be empty whereas an unused brain can still think if they wish to. The question is, why is there data in an unused SD card? Robredo’s answer – that’s why it’s unused just don’t make sense. Can she still think or she is also functioning with an SD card on her head?
Macalintal also has an SD Card on his Head
Marcos now asks to expedite the case filed before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. Romulo Macalintal, Robredo’s lawyer reacts to Marcos’ claims by urging him to drop his election protest against Robredo if he fails to prove that SD cards had been used in poll fraud. Nothing can be said more than that. The statement itself is certainly not from a veteran lawyer’s mind. Maybe from a manipulated SD card.
The public can certainly feel that the Robredo camp is panicking. First, the senate is now trying to impose discipline to their libelous senator Trillanes. Second, President Duterte is not slowing done in his campaigns including his support to Robredo’s rival Bongbong Marcos. He does not have to influence PET’s decision. All evidence are surely pointing to the Liberal Party’s massive electoral fraud.
The mere mention of the name Imelda Marcos, mother of Bongbong Marcos by the Miss Universe candidate, Maxine Medina already ignited the anti-Marcos concern that the return of a Marcos to the executive office is near. One thing is for sure, they can expect a bigger surprise soon. It’s just a matter of time that Robredo must retreat from the post that she allegedly steals, with the help of her Liberal friends.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Dream all you want because the secret servers ‘have nothing to do with the vote count results,’ says lawyer Romulo Macalintal to Marcos – as Marlon Garcia admitted that there were indeed other servers other than the ones approved but results are not passed through them. This may be true but why were the excess servers necessary then? They already breached the cyber crime law and they installed unauthorized servers and that’s okay? They do not have credibility anymore so even if they say that the unapproved servers were just there for display, no one would believe them, only Macalintal! Read this:
Rappler Reported: Veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said on Tuesday, July 26, that the supposed existence of “other servers” during the May 2016 elections won’t bolster the claims of cheating in the vice presidential race. The camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr has repeatedly argued that there were unauthorized election servers where the election results could have possibly been tweaked. Marcos filed an election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal on June 29. (READ: ’10 days not enough to answer Marcos election protest’)
It added: In a statement, Macalintal said “Marcos and his supporters are dreaming if they believe Marcos would win in his election protest… on the basis of alleged ‘secret servers.'” “Even granting, just for the sake of argument, that such ‘secret servers’ indeed existed in the last election, said ‘servers’ have nothing to do with the results of the election for any position. They have no means of changing the results, either to add to or deduct from the votes of any candidate,” the lawyer added.
On July 22, the Marcos camp had said that Marlon Garcia, head of Smartmatic’s technical support team, disclosed that there were “several other servers aside from the 3 legally authorized servers.” Smartmatic’s lawyer George Aquino confirmed this in a preliminary investigation before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office, but stressed that the votes went directly to the Central and Transparency Servers.
The Marcos camp also claimed there was a “fourth server” that was not subjected to source code review. This is where the votes could have been rigged, they said, instead of going directly to the official servers. But Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) IT director William Yu earlier refuted that claim, saying that the transmitted results did not necessarily pass through this server. Macalintal on Tuesday also reiterated his previous stance that Marcos should just present even one of the 94,000 election returns that does not tally with an authentic copy.
The lawyer also again challenged Marcos to show one ballot where a vote for him was credited to Robredo instead. The former senator is seeking a recount in 36,000 precincts located in 27 provinces and cities. He also wants the nullification of election results in Basilan, Maguindanao, and Lanao del Sur, claiming there was massive cheating in those provinces.