Just as when the Presidential Electoral Tribunal ordered the camps of Vice President Leni Robredo and former Senator Bongbong” Marcos to refrain from discussing their respective poll protests in public in a gag order, Marcos publishes his 4th video series. It contains his recent appearance at the Caloocan University. Apparently, he was not the one that the crowd expects to see. The truth comes out during the Q and A portion when a lady from the audience pops the very serious question. Where is Sandro?
Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos visits the University of Caloocan City for a talk on Millenials and Federalism. The first question on the Q & A was really unexpected.
Gag Order on VP Electoral Protest
The tribunal issued the order last February 13, as it called on both parties to observe the sub judice rule in light of the impending start of the recount of votes. The sub judice rule prohibits public discussion of cases pending before the courts.
Charisma and Humor
With charisma and humor, Marcos always empowers the youth. He addresses the Millennials and acknowledges them as the Majority Demographic of the Philippines today. If the Millenials could act together, they have the power to elect any official in any position, he said. Despite the failures of the system, Bongbong Marcos still urges the youth to be involved to make the politics of today better., he added
Since both camps cannot give interviews anymore to clarify their actions as far as the protest is concerned, the best way o deal with the issue thrown at the Marcoses is to publish this icebreaker. This tells the people that their choice will always excel not only in this generation but also in the next.
Still a Marcos in the Limelight
Joseph Simon, Ferdinand Alexander, and William Vincent all have the bearing and intellect of a Marcos. Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos, 23, recently finished his graduate studies at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science. He accompanies his father often in public appearances. In fact, Sandro often substitutes the older Marcos during his absence in speaking engagements. The millennial crowds welcome this with glee and affection because of his wit and good looks. Sandro is always the darling of the crowd wherever he goes.
Bongbong Marcos remains hopeful that the recount can put an end to the VP race dispute. He believes that despite Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa‘s biased resolutions, there are justices who support his quest. He discloses this during the rally by his supporters directed to the PET last February 7 and 8 to supposedly watch out for the initially scheduled recount. It is his intention not to give up until the rightful VP emerges from the recount set anew on March 19, 2018, instead of February 8. He owes that duty to the neverending support of his loyalists.
Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos addresses the frustrations of supporters. This is after the recent recount delay last Feb 8. He urges them not to get discouraged. Instead, continue to support the cause because, despite the biased PET chairmanship, he also has silent supporters inside the Supreme Court.
Unmatched Image Replicas
Vice President Leni Robredo seems to accuse the PET of giving Marcos the soft copies with alterations. The latter also said that those with squares all went to Robredo. Robredo’s lawyer Atty. Bernadette Sardillo retaliates that if the Marcos team is present at the Comelec briefing, they won’t question it now. Marcos’ spokesperson Atty Vic Rodriguez replies sarcastically that the opponent has the privilege of PET’s exclusive treatment.
Crowds cheer as Bongbong Marcos shows up at the February 8 Supreme Court protest venue for the VP election recount. He urges everyone to stay calm and be respectful of the law as he follows the mandate of the PET. The Supreme Court brings out the warrior inside each supporter if another delay happens.
The President’s Supporters
Right after disclosing that both camps have no pending motions Marcos loyalists to stage a protest watch rally from February 7, 2018, from 5:00 PM to the next day, February 8, 2018, in front of the Supreme Court. They said that some of the President’s supporters are also there.
The recount of the ballots from Camarines Sur is initially set on February 8. Now, it is reset to March 19. Both camps accept each other’s challenges to withdraw all pending motions that can hamper the said recount. Then found out later that there are no pending motions from both. Can you blame Marcos for questioning the credibility of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or PET chairmanship? He said that Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa is biased in favor of Vice President Leni Robredo. However, this does not stop him from finding out the truth if he was cheated or not – with the help of his avid supporters.
Just after Liberal Party senators criticized Bongbong Marcos for claiming that the Presidential Electoral Tribunal is “unfair” to him in his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo, Marcos retaliates with a humorous reaction on the question; What would he undo in the OVP when he becomes Vice President? He is a bit hesitant to comment on Robredo’s achievement but chooses to be honest in a very funny way.
Youtube video by; Bongbong Marcos
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos Marcos said that nothing can be undone in the OVP.
Part of Judicial Process
Sena Francis Pangilinan, LP president, said it was “not good to question” the PET if its decision was unfavorable to Marcos. Minority Leader Franklin Drilon also said that he should accept the election body’s ruling not to conduct technical examinations on the perceived fake signatures. This is for the nullification of the votes.
Where is Integrity?
Senator Bam Aquino added that it was unfair for Marcos to doubt the integrity of the PET. This is despite the many reports of fraud – not just from the Marcos camp but also from various precinct watchers. On top of that, its alleged connivance with the Comelec whose ex-Chair Andres Bautista’s faces massive scandal after his wife squeals of some commissions received by her ex-husband from Smartmatic worsens the PET’s reputation to an all-time low.
In the Kapihan Sa Manila Bay forum, Marcos is asked if there is an achievement of Robredo that he would like to undo. This is when he becomes Vice President. He replied that nothing can be undone because his likely predecessor did not do anything. Marcos knows that he puts himself in some kind of trouble after saying this. But for him, he is just being honest.
By: Elena Grace Flores
If this will not make VP Leni Robredo ashamed of her camp, nothing would. Bongbong Marcos simply responds to her accusation by telling the truth. The witnesses are actually the election officers from the BEI and not registered voters. They are the watchers of the precincts. That made them more credible than ever.
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos retaliates to Robredo’s accusation that he’s a liar by saying that his 8,000 witnesses are election officers who are members of the BEI and not registered voters. Therefore, they are in better position as such.
Marcos’ Lawyer Slams Robredo’s Camp
Marcos’ lawyer and spokesperson Vic Rodriguez slams Robredo’s camp for accusing them of “misleading” the Supreme Court (SC). This is allegedly by including “unregistered” voters in their list of proposed witnesses from Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao.
Board of Election Investigators
Rodriguez said that the investigators from the Board of Election or BEI are the witnesses. They are not the registered voters but the watchers. “Since the BEI members were physically present when the alleged ‘voting’ took place, they would be able to testify on whether the contested ballots had been pre-shaded or if an honest-to-goodness ‘election’ actually took place in Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao,” said Rodriguez.
Who are the Real Liars?
“We should allow the evidence to speak for itself. If and when that happens, the public can decide who the real liar is,” Rodriguez said. “All one has to do is to compare the signatures of the registered voters with the ‘signatures’ of the actual voters to realize that something fishy happened during the May 2016 elections. Now we know why BBM got zero votes in the Iglesia ni Cristo bailiwicks,” he added. Atty. Glenn Chong certainly has the basis of saying who the real liars are.
Technical and Forensic Examination
Rodriguez explains that this is why they want the PET to allow a technical and forensic examination of all election data in the 3 provinces. That should prove the authenticity of all the transmitted results. The PET has deferred action on this matter. Robredo should allow all evidence to surface if she is confident of her victory.
Bongbong Marcos’ Camp still awaits the Supreme Court or PET
to issue a Retrieval Order and to begin the manual recounting of votes for the VP election 2016. On 29 August 2017, the PET resolved to “Partially Grant Marcos’ Motion for Retrieval only insofar as all precincts in the provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental are concerned.”
[VIDEO]: Handa na ang kampo ni dating Senator Bongbong Marcos para sa recount ng mga balota kaugnay sa election protest nito laban kay Vice President Leni Robredo.
No Action from COMELEC Yet
Marcos is also waiting for the COMELEC to decrypt and print the ballot images in Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental Note. On 29 August 2017, the PET resolved to “partially grant his motion for decryption and Printing of Ballot Images. This is only insofar as all the precincts in the provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental are concerned.
Wrong Counting can be Seen
“We are definitely sure that when the recount starts the true result will emerge and prove that the votes in the vice-presidential election had been incorrectly counted,” Marcos said in the media forum. The PET has still to direct the COMELEC to brief the Tribunal of its recommended procedures, logistics, schedule, and estimated costs.
4 Million Lost Votes
Marcos said that he had lost more than 4 million votes. He suspects that those votes might be added into other candidates’ counts. However, the Camp of Leni Robredo cannot fathom where Marcos gets his data. They think that he just tries to condition the public’s mind to cover up his alleged defeat.
Bongbong Marcos’ Recount Confidence
The son of the late President Ferdinand Marcos expresses his confidence to win the legal battle against Robredo to reporters. His victory could actually put him next in line to the Presidency. This is exactly what President Du30 is hoping for. Then he can resign for he’s not happy anymore.