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.
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[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.
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.
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.