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Robredo is on Atty. Glenn Chong’s Tail Prior to Election Hearing

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By: Elena Grace Flores

A public hearing happens on September 13, 2018. It is a Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Automated Election System (JCOC-AES) event at the Senate Session Hall, 2nd Floor, Senate of the Philippines at 10:00 AM which is open to the public. Prior to this, the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo asks the Supreme Court’s Presidential Electoral Tribunal to investigate how the audit logs from Camarines Sur came into possession of lawyer Glenn Chong.




Youtube video by News5Everywhere

[VIDEO]: Gustong malaman ng kampo ni VP Robredo kung paano nakakuha ng kopya ng audit logs ng Camarines Sur si Atty. Chong.




Disturbed by Chong

Atty. Macalintal finds it disturbing for Chong being able to get a copy of the audit logs from Ragay. He claims to have no connection to the parties involved. However, on his Facebook page back on March 9, he posted a portion of the audit logs. Furthermore, he even presented them to the Senate committee on a hearing. Moreover, Chong consistently denies being a representative of Marcos. Senator Drilon, however, confronts him for having two authorization letters from the Marcos’ camp.



Origin of the Audit Logs

Chong testified under oath that h hot the audit logs from SET. However, Macalintal is saying that Ragay was not covered by the election protest filed by Francis Tolentino before the SET. Consequently, the Commission on Elections did not submit the audit logs to SET. Both Marcos’ and Robredo’s camps were able to obtain soft copies of the decrypted ballot images and audit logs from Ragay, according to Macalintal.


Macalintal’s Challenging Threats

Macalintal is informing the PET that despite claiming to not be a representative of Marcos, Chong still possesses copies of the resolutions of PET and pleadings that were submitted by the parties. Chong was also present during the closure activities of Comelec which Macalintal challenges because only the representatives of the parties were allowed to observe. Furthermore, Chong was even one of the witnesses in the first cause of action of Marcos. Macalintal is accusing Chong of attempting to preempt any resolution of the PET by swaying public opinion through the discussion of the merits of the case on his Facebook.



Chong’s Counter Challenge for the Election

Chong is saying that the first few pages of their 35-page manifesto clearly shows them trying to fool the Supreme Court. They use only select parts of the transcript to make their version believable. This move, Chong believes, is because Robredo’s camp can’t destroy him so they’re trying their chances on the Supreme Court. He is challenging them to bring out all they can on the September 13 hearing.




Desperate Move to Silence Chong

Robredo’s camp is desperate  to prove that he is a representative of Marcos so that he will be under the gag order as well, according to Chong. He is saying that they could not fight the knowledge of the fraud in the elections spreading. They may have paid the mainstream media, but they cannot handle the social media, according to Chong. Consequently, they are trying to silence him.



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Bongbong Marcos is Stunned by the Supreme Court Associate Justice Caguioa’s Declaration

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The Supreme Court or the PET denies the urgent motion to investigate the unethical outing of the PET revisors with VP Robredo’s representative. It said that the tribunal already looked into it and concluded its probe into the party. This statement from the PET confirms Vice President Robredo’s announcement that the PET had already investigated into the questioned swimming party. Bongbong Marcos is stunned why only Robredo knew about the said declaration. Not even the media knew about its verdict.






Youtube video by; Radyo Pilipinas 738

[VIDEO]:  Kampo ni dating Senador Bongbong Marcos Jr., nagulat sa deklarasyon ng PET




Bongbong Marcos is Stunned

Marcos questions the propriety of the presence of Robredo’s revisor Osmundo Abuyuan in the outing. He said in his plea that to fraternize with a revisor was prohibited by the PET or the election tribunal of the Supreme Court. It is prescribed in the Code of Conduct for Court Personnel and the Canon of Judicial Ethics. In a resolution dated July 10, 2018, the PET denies Marcos’ motion. It justifies its answer by saying that the investigation is already done. Erwin Tulfo reacts by saying why there’s no update to the public on this regard.




Caguioa‘s Role

Marcos enumerates some of the orders issued by the Supreme Court Associate Justice Caguioa which show his one-sidedness especially when it comes to penalties or fees. Almost all of his rulings are in Robredo’s favor. Nevertheless, Marcos makes it a point to comply and respect its decisions but cannot contain its unfairness.

The PET’s Declaration

The PET, in the same resolution, also orders the Commission on Elections to file its own comment on Robredo’s motion. It urges for the use of the 25 percent ballot shading threshold in the recount. The Office of the Solicitor General, who represents the government in court cases, disagrees with the position of the COMELEC on the issue and sided with Marcos. The OSG urges the PET to junk Robredo’s appeal and upholds its resolution. SolGen Jose Calida said that valid votes are those with at least 50 percent shading.









Robredo’s Camp Updated with the PET

Robredo said that “A [CCTV] footage confirms that Mr. Miranda, Marcos’ revisor leaves the bag of snacks on the fourth floor of the building for the swimming event.” Although she fails to specify which building. “The revisors of protestant Marcos were also invited to the said outing. In fact, prior thereto, no less than one of the supervisors of protestant Marcos, Mr. Roderick Miranda, sent some snacks for the proposed outing,” she added. Robredo slams Marcos for urging the PET to investigate the outing. She stresses that a probe has already been conducted where “some of the personalities involved were already meted with penalties.”




The challenge to Show Proof to the Supreme Court

Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, a spokesperson of Marcos challenges Robredo’s camp to produce an “authentic” CCTV footage.  “We challenge Mrs. Leni Robredo to go ahead and produce such footage provided it is authentic and not another product of her many lies,” he said. “We have shown pictures of how she has corrupted PET head revisors and pictures don’t lie. To date, all she has are alibis and more lies. She’s already caught and yet she is still making excuses,” he added.




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Supreme Court Revisors’ Outing: Can they Celebrate with Robredo’s Rep while Leaving Filipinos in the Dark?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Romulo Macalintal’s lie that the camp of former Senator Bongbong Marcos sent food to their outing with the Supreme Court or PET revisors in Calamba, Laguna meets the fury of Erwin Tulfo on air. In the first place, they do not have the right to celebrate or unwind while leaving Filipinos in the dark with their gag order. Atty. Vic Rodriguez is right to say that the activity violates its own ruling.






Youtube video by;  Erwin Tulfo

[VIDEO]:  MGA PATAY GUTOM NA REVISOR NG PET AT TAUHAN NI LENI ROBREDO NAGSI-LAMON AT NAG-OUTING SA LAGUNA




Outing Probe

The camp of Bong Bong Marcos recently asks the Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to probe the recent swimming party. Some of the PET revisors or at least Head Revisors who determine the number of votes that can go to either party in the ongoing recount were there. The others were the chief tabulator, alternate head revisor, appraiser and at least six ballot box custodians and their chief. It just happens that a revisor of Vice President Leni Robredo was also present in the said event. There were a total of 24 people from the Supreme Court in the controversial excursion.




Facebook Leak

Marcos learned about the outing through the Facebook account of PET Head Revisor Maria Katrina (Che-Che) Rosales. She posted the photos of the “Pansol outing” on Sunday, June 24, 2018. The picture in her account shows the 24 PET personnel together with Osmundo “Ritchie” Abuyuan who is one of the revisors of Robredo. Marcos added that on July 2, Rosales, in an apparent attempt to “to rectify her mistake of publicly posting the incriminating photos of their ‘Pansol outing’,” deleted the photos from her Facebook account.


A Violation of the Judicial Ethics

It is prohibited to fraternize with the party revisor for the Protestee by the Tribunal because such act is prescribed by the Code of Conduct for Court Personnel. It is also stated in the Canon of Judicial Ethics,” Marcos said in his petition. The “Pansol outing” implies that Robredo’s camp already has the favor with these PET personnel. That can allow them to manipulate, influence and control the revision proceedings and maneuver the results to her advantage, said Atty. Vic Rodriguez, Marcos’ spokesperson.









Marcos’ Doubts

Protestant Marcos now questions the ongoing judicial recount and revision proceedings. They can’t blame him to think that there can be compromises in the results. Given that the same is done by the very same PET personnel who appear to be in cahoots with the Robredo’s camp. The role of the Head Revisors is crucial in the ongoing revision of votes. This is because they are the ones who preside over their respective revision committees and control the conduct of the judicial recounting of ballots.




http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1040823




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Bongbong Marcos Complies with the PET’s Protest Gag Ruling while Robredo is in Denial

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos through his lawyer, Atty. Vic Rodriguez said that they respect the PET’s ruling on their alleged protest gag ruling violation. They are in full compliance. However, for his part, he explained that he was merely making “observations” and not “prejudgments” on the case.  This is his manifestation in his compliance document.






Youtube video by;  Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos Complies with the Gag Ruling while Robredo is in Denial.




Marcos’ Observations

The former senator insisted that his claims of wet ballots and “missing” audit logs reported by media on the first day of the recount were “limited to his personal observation of what transpired during the revision.” “To be sure, the legal counsels of the protestant repeatedly requested that the Adhoc Revision Committee of this Honorable Tribunal to issue media advisories in connection with the ongoing proceedings so that they will not be forced to grant an interview in order to clarify the developments in this election protest,” he added.




Electoral Protest Update

Marcos accuses Robredo of committing electoral fraud to win the vice presidency in the 2016 national elections. Recount on his poll protest started on April 2 and is currently ongoing at the Supreme Court compound in Manila.




Robredo’s Denial

Robredo, through her legal counsel Romulo Macalintal, filed their compliance on the show cause order on April. They maintained that her camp has not “given sensitive information” to the public on the ongoing vote recount. The vice president’s camp also argued that they were merely “correcting” misinformation spread by Marcos’ camp, citing the former senator’s statement that there were wet ballots and missing audit logs discovered on April 2, the first day of the recount.









Protest Gag Ruling vs. Transparency

The PET reminded the two parties that they had earlier been ordered to “strictly observe” the sub judice rule in a resolution dated February 13. The directive was reiterated in another resolution on March 20. However, the people need transparency on this issue. Given that this is a top public interest at this time.




https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/06/26/1828117/pet-fines-marcos-robredo-p50k-public-remarks-electoral-case




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How to Save Leni Robredo’s Credibility when Mission to Block Bongbong Marcos Fails?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

In the beginning, it can be believable that VP Leni Robredo is innocent with such election frauds allegedly perpetrated by her political party. However, the point that she let her lawyer, Atty. Macalintal’s stands in the electoral protest filed against her by Bongbong Marcos dictate her every move is a manifestation that she allows herself to be used. Take it into consideration that she is also a lawyer. She cannot blame it on LP or Macalintal later on when she needs to concede to Marcos. Besides, she’s very vocal demonizing the former Senator and swears to block him by all means. Her credibility is definitely on the line.





Youtube video by; Kumpletong Sangkap

[VIDEO]: These are compilations of events that feature VP Leni Robredo’s struggles in blocking Bongbong Marcos’ Vice Presidency bid.




SC Must Not Permit Free-Riding

“With all due respect, since Robredo did not contribute any share in the expenses and supplies for the undertaking, it is unfair, unjust and inequitable that she was allowed by the PET to obtain soft copies of the decrypted images of the ballots, election returns, audit logs and other relevant documents for the pilot protest,” Marcos’ motion stated. Robredo must also shoulder the expenses for the decryption process, he added.




Macalintal’s Views

To have copies of the documents for both parties is standard practice in the spirit of transparency and fairness,  Macalintal said. The soft copies can surely help both parties to protect their rights. However, in the spirit of decency, Robredo should have paid a part of the cost.




Grave Error by the SC

“With all due respect, this Honorable Tribunal committed a grave error when it allowed Robredo to secure decrypted copies of the ballot images, election returns, audit logs and other relevant documents,” Marcos said on his December 4 motion. This wrong move by the PET coincides with the suspicion. There’s apparently an LP force that delays the process in the Supreme Court. Robredo simply rides along with it. Besides, the en banc is not only one justice’s decision. The recount in February 2018 puts her credibility at risk.

Bongbong Marcos’ Motion is Not to Delay Protest but Stop Robredo’s Abuses

 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/637147/bongbong-marcos-pet-committed-grave-error-in-allowing-robredo-to-secure-copies-of-ballot-images/story/