By: Elena Grace Flores
Atty. Glenn Chong, one of the hottest faces to run for a Senate seat this 2019 election explains during an interview his affiliations with Bongbong Marcos. It happens that he asks Atty. George Garcia to include his name in the list of attorneys for Marcos’ defense team to prove a technical anomaly of Smartmatic. However, he never shows up during interpolations to protect Marcos. Therefore, he insists that he is not one of his electoral protest lawyers against the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo.
[VIDEO]: Si dating Biliran Rep. Glenn Chong ang haharap sa matinding job interview kasama si News5 Chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes. Karapat-dapat kaya siya para sa iyong boto?
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Chong points out 459 precincts already transmit their results that generate at least 220,000 votes before the election which are substantial enough for Robredo’s win. In the future, he recommends that if there’s a hybrid system with manual voting and counting, the physical counts are already in the precincts’ record. These can then be the basis for the digital transmissions should there be suspicious trends like in Robredo’s case.
Atty. Glenn Chong Needs to be a Senator
Chong confirms bluntly that he needs to be a Senator to be able to defeat the cheaters during elections. He would have his own legal forums and authority to defend his stand on clean election systems. As a private person, the mechanisms are limited to flourish his idealism to protect the people’s votes. He swears to realize this promise when elected.
Breaking his Spirit on Aide’s Murder
150 million is hilarious to be paid by a syndicate just to break Glenn Chong’s spirit according to the interviewer. She made it sound bizarre that someone actually would pay that to discourage a guy like Chong. He answers with the utmost composure saying that he’s noisy. Perhaps a pain in the neck for the election manipulators. Chong believes that Richard Santillan’s case was meant to scare him in pursuing his advocacy.
Political Platform Supported by Data
The anti-poverty projects of Glenn Chong follow the 3 foundations of health, education, and transportation. Poverty incidence in Biliran in 2007 was 65% but immediately drops to 30% after Chong left in just 3 years. He addresses the anchor’s question with legitimate data that cannot be contested.
Bongbong Marcos Support is Coincidental
Chong did not intend to protect Bongbong Marcos for his electoral protest fight but his concrete findings on Smartmatic’s anomalies put a lot of weight on Marcos’ case. Besides, he has a very effective online and offline systems that encourage common people to take part in his campaigns. Filipinos definitely need a Senator like him.
Former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo denies recruiting minors to join communist rebels as his group was intercepted in Davao. He, however, admits the presence of the NPA in the area. He also agrees that there are Lumads who joined the New People’s Army. The mainstream media seem to highlight the incident. It could just be a basic security protocol. Impartial reactions can definitely lead to the wrong conclusion. Looking back to Bongbong Marcos’ interview on Ocampo, he is not vindictive knowing that the latter’s advocacy is to try to help ease poverty in the country. Marcos said that despite their difference in ideology, he is for working together for the good of the country.
[VIDEO]: Bong Bong Marcos talks about Satur Ocampo
Helping Students in Poverty?
Ocampo also said he is no longer part of the CPP-NPA. He maintains that his actions are independent. Ocampo and 17 other leaders of militant groups and volunteer “Lumad” or indigenous teachers were put in a temporary prison cell. Human trafficking of students, kidnapping and child abuse are their alleged offenses. It was in a village of Talaingod town in Davao Del Norte. Ocampo’s group insists that they were on an emergency rescue with consent from the parents.
National Security Protocol
Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, meanwhile, welcomes the group’s threat to sue the authorities if there are mishandlings over the case. Ocampo has no knowledge of Albayalde’s claim that the Lumad students in Davao Del Norte practice a different national anthem taught by the rebels.
Out on Bail
Tagum City Executive Judge Arlene Palabrica ordered the release after their lawyers posted a total bail of P1,452,600. Davao del Norte police “initially wanted to defy the order.” The police argued that the P80,000 bail was for the child abuse charges only. It does not include the kidnapping and human trafficking charges. They are still under investigation.
Palabrica said prior to the release of the supplemental order, police officer and lawyer Louie Padillo manifested in court that they would not release the respondents even after posting bail. This is due to their preliminary investigation for kidnapping and human trafficking charges. She said she has to issue the order in view of “the unexpected manifestation of PO Lawyer Padillo. It prompted an angry reaction from Congressman Carlos Zarate and theother respondents who are expecting to be released.”
Take it from Bongbong Marcos
Politicizing issues with the help of the mainstream media might come very handy for politicians seeking positions for the election 2019. Bongbong Marcos’ ideals linger as he speaks fairly about Filipino politicians with an ideology opposite his. He sees no reason why he must contain his anti-poverty measures among his supporters only. Leaders from all factions must work together to alleviate poverty nationwide.
Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr. criticizes President Rodrigo Duterte that he is more worried about the Red October reports than inflation. He alleged that his faction is suffering from the poor Ber months starting this month due to the surging prices of commodities. Activists like him dubbed as the Yellows blame the President for what the perceive as anti-poor policies. They cite the tax reform law as.one of the reasons. They seem to have no clue that the economic situation is a world issue. Gasoline now costs $100 per barrel. All countries in the world face the same issue due to the dwindling sources of gasoline. Reyes proves that people with poverty mentality can only blame others for their misfortunes.
[VIDEO]: The Grand Plan of Renato Reyes: Pangulong Duterte, tiwalang ‘di magtatagumpay ang Red October
Corrupting the Youth
The Communist Party of the Philippines is planning a “Red October”. According to Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Carlito Galvez Jr., the CPP has organized in at least 10 universities in the Metro for the plot to oust President Duterte. The traces gathered involving the activities of Reyes with the communist group can support this allegation.
The CPP has been working on the “Red October” plot since September 21 according to Galvez. They started with an “information drive” comparing Duterte’s administration to the alleged abuses during the Marcos regime. He also adds that this is a part of “Oplan Talsik”. The “Oplan Talsik”, is a series of mass mobilizations of youth and labor sectors. This will continue until December, in line with the 50th founding anniversary of the CPP.
Triggering Martial Law Declaration
Galvez is also claiming that the communists intend to drag Duterte into declaring martial law as a political death trap. He compares it to the Plaza Miranda bombing of the 1970s. The authorities contemplate that a more or less similar scenario can happen again as per the nature of the rebels’ history.
LP Might be Out but Not the Yellows
Galvez also clarifies that the Liberal Party is not part of the CPP’s “Red October”. However, he adds that the CPP does desire to form a coalition with opposition groups to be able to oust the President. The party might not be officially associated with the communists but many of them especially the yellow-minded can only support the insurgents because of their intention to get rid of Duterte.
Senator Francis Pangilinan, however, as the Liberal Party president points out that there is a difference between a desire to merge with other groups and having an actual coalition with the opposition. The statement of Galvez also contradicts the previous statement made by Brig. Gen Antonio Parlade. Parlade claimed that the opposition groups are in connivance with one another to remove Duterte from his presidency.
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