Cesar Chavez fo DZRH Manila asks; Is the pilot provinces recount this April 2 enough to determine the winner of the 2016 Vice Presidential election? Bongbong Marcos answered; It depends on the number. April 2 marks the beginning of the recount but since there are 50 tables to be opened, it would take around 3 months if 100 precincts per day are met a day for the procedure.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos answers the questions of Cesar Chavez regarding April 2, 2018, recount during the DZRH Manila interview.
Value of the Pilot Provinces
Considering that all things go smoothly, the 3 pilot provinces which are; Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental, the amount of the discrepancy is crucial in determining if the recount should continue. In short, it won’t stop there. Declaration of winners by then won’t happen yet.
Sufficiency of the Initial Recounts
Bongbong Marcos said that his electoral protest includes recount for 34,000 clustered precincts. The PET, however, rules that only 3 pilot provinces can serve as a determining factor if there is a basis for his electoral fraud accusation against his rival’s political party that can officiate such manipulation.
Father’s Legacy to Continue
The son of the late President Ferdinand Marcos aims to continue his protest to realize his father’s plan for the country. Quality education, agriculture, infrastructure, business opportunities, and better public services must be the priorities to augment the lives of the poor.
Relation to Senator Sotto’s Expose
The expose of Senator Tito Sotto might be in line with Bongbong Marcos’ protest but that touches the general integrity of both the local and national elections. Whereas, in his electoral protest, despite the massive indication of electoral sabotage, it remains exclusive to the VP post and nothing to do with other positions that may be affected by the results of the recount.
Just prior to the PET’s assurance to Bongbong Marcos that the recount pushes through on April 2 regardless of the revisor shortage, his two other sons urge the Comelec to bring out the original ballots if the ones presented by their father in a press conference are fake. This coincides with Gov. Imee Marcos’ disclosure that other members of the family may be forced to run for a national post because of such delays in his brother’s Vice Presidential electoral protest. Sandro for one is a favorite Congressman potential this early. Will Vincent and Simon follow suit?
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[VIDEO]: Blogger RJ, or better known as TP from his blog ThinkingPinoy, interviews the Marcos Kids at the PiliPINASCON 2018.
Signaling the Youthful Marcoses
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said that the family talks about other members of the family to run for the national elections due to the uncertainties surrounding her brother’s protest against VP Leni Robredo. She for sure is one major bet for the upcoming Senatorial race in 2019. However, due to the dirty game exhibited by their detractors, it helps to have younger bets that would continue to inspire Filipinos. Luckily, all the sons of Bongbong Marcos got the charm that touches hearts.
The PET’s Incompetence
In the interest of transparency, the Marcos Camp informs their supporters, especially those who anticipate the revision or recounting of votes in the election protest of Marcos at the Supreme Court, that the scheduled event is moved from March 19, 2018, to April 2, 2018, with calmness. This is due to the incomplete staffing requirements of the Presidential Election Tribunal (PET). They cannot handle logistics for that matter.
A challenge to the Comelec
Vincent and Simon react to the previous comment of Robredo’s lawyers that their copies are fake. The two brothers take it upon themselves as private citizens to call on the Comelec. This is to reveal the original ballots for comparison with what they have.
Public’s Fascination with the Marcos Siblings
The new delay may be a setback in the proceedings for Marcos. However, this is taken as an opportunity for the other Marcoses to shine. The tireless support of the Marcos loyalists even grows stronger, as the younger Marcoses display their wit and good looks to the public via social media.
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?
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[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’ spokesperson, Atty. Vic Rodriguez said that Atty. Romulo Macalintal’s excuses for his client VP Leni Robredo are so feeble and insulting to the intelligence of the Filipinos. It provides them too little too late. In short, Robredo thinks Filipinos are stupid. The squares in the ballot images should not be there in the first place. The source code review shows no boxes. Adding it after the review is against the law,” he added.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos supporter, Maharlika details the actions of VP Leni Robredo’s Camp and her allies in power that made Filipinos look stupid.
Marcos Camp’s Counter Claim
The legal counsel of Marcos counters the claim of Vice President Robredo’s lawyer that Marcos was “ill-advised” over his allegations. This is concerning the ballot images in the electoral protest. Marcos’ spokesperson Vic Rodriguez maintains that square marks in the ballot images from Camarines Sur and Negros Oriental that his client previously publicized should not be there in the first place.
Misleading the People
Another “yellow” election lawyer Emil Marañon III supports the explanation of Macalintal. He is one of the counsels previously consulted by the Vice President’s camp. He is not an IT expert unline Atty. Glenn Chong who technically verifies the facts presented by Marcos in a press conference.
The Vice President’s lawyer, Macalintal retaliates with a press conference to explain that the squares are merely among the new features of the ballot introduced in 2016. However, many IT experts can attest that these can be signals to transmit a defaulted report.
Trampled Rights of the Filipinos
“They have trampled on the right of the Filipino people and deprived them of their duly elected vice president. Now two years on, they are continuing their web of lies even in the face of direct and solid evidence of rampant cheating,” said Rodriguez. “This is the grandest and longest deception ever committed against the Filipino people,” he added.
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.
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[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.