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Protest Clue: Once ARMM Tech Exam Pushes through, it’s a Done Deal for Bongbong Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores

It is clear that under the PET rules, the tribunal conducts a revision of ballots in the 3 pilot provinces. Then use the results to decide if there is a basis to proceed with the rest of Bongbong Marcos’ recount petitions. Marcos could not press the Supreme Court (SC) that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to start investigating cheating allegations in Mindanao votes if there are no substantial evidence of fraud. Given that the process of the electoral protest takes time, might as well put the next step in line for immediate continuity.

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Official Protest Motion

Marcos’ lawyer George Garcia on March 26 files an urgent motion calling on the PET to resolve their initial motion. This is the one put in place in December to subpoena election documents that detail incidents of fake votings. Lanao del Sur, Basilan, and Maguindanao are the areas in question. Marcos won’t be too confident to puss on the motion if there’s not substantial evidence of the massive fraud. It turns out that in a local protest, many voters’ signatures do not match that of the ones in the ballots.

Robredo’s Camp Opposes the Motion

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo already opposes this. Shey says that it was a circumvention of the tribunal rules as the current process’ limit are the 3 pilot provinces only. They are; Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. Atty. Garcia thinks otherwise, He said that there’s nothing wrong with it because the motion’s filing was in December last year. This is not a new petition but merely making a follow-up on an old move.

Circumstantial Evidence

Circumstances greatly favor Marcos. The Commission on Elections itself through its Election Records and Statistics Department (COMELEC-ERSD) conducts an investigation into the votes of Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, and Basilan. This was for the protest of FORMER Sulu governor Abdusakur Tan against the incumbent governor. It found that some things are questionable. The names, signatures, and numbers of voters just did not match the official tally. Therefore, it concludes that the votes on record are not legitimate.

Truth versus Propaganda

Whatever the yellow media may say, most people can already feel the enormous advantage of Marcos because of the many incidental reports of fraudulent activities during the 2016 elections. Due to the gag order to both parties, only the SC can finally announce the real standing of the protest. There are just too much evidence for the PET to handle.

The Supreme Court’s Careful Resolution

The possible twist in the 2016 VP election can shake the country in a major way. This would signify the return of a Marcos to power. While the loyalists will be grateful, the anti-administration stalwarts can only fuss about it. It is very important for the SC to support all their actions with the legalities of the land. That would ensure democracy to stay despite possible future outrage by the people who may not get the results they want.

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Birthday Laugh: Bongbong Marcos’ Humor When Updating PRRD on His Electoral Protest

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos’ Birthday greeting video shows how stories can be made by incorporating footages together. In times of fakes news, some media outlets resort to this. This serves as a warning that readers must verify facts. He covers topics from greeting the President on his 74th birthday to updating him on his electoral protest against the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo.

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Featuring Pinakbet

Pinakbet is a local dish with vegetables and meat ingredients. The elements create a right balance for a healthy, yet indulgent lifestyle. Soldiers must have them first, says Marcos. He implies their loyalty to the Du30 administration because the President prioritizes their needs which are relevant to their serving their country with their life.

Drinking in the Streets

Street drinking is an old culture of Filipinos, especially in slums. The men without shirts look so fierce while enjoying alcoholic drinks with comrades. PRRD swears to kick their butts if they are caught doing so at present times. This may be tough for those people with this lifestyle but for the sake of the country’s image, they should learn how to sacrifice their comforts. Marcos agrees with this as he gives a hint on his electoral protest.

The President’s Birthday Wishes

Prosperity for his government and a future free of troubles for his country are President Rodrigo Du30’s wishes. He utters this as he blew out the candle on his Philippine flag birthday cake. His staff in Davao City surprises him with a birthday song. His words were: “My wish, well, that this government will prosper and that we don’t get involved in the problems of other nations. It’s a very topsy turvy world so even the Chinese are kind of hesitant…My wish is that we will just continue to progress. We won’t be part of that mess with other countries.

Family Assurance

The President’s son, Paolo said in Bisaya that he is thankful because their father still manages to spend time with the family despite his hectic schedule. “Even if you don’t have enough sleep but you always find time for us. Thank you, Pa,” he said in his colloquial dialect. Paolo said his father should also take a break from work. He further assures him that he and sister, Davao City Mayor Sara Du30-Carpio would take care of his critics.

Electoral Protest Update

Back to the former Senator Marcos’ video message, he gives the president an update on his electoral protest. It is now on its 1000th day. He is hopeful for an immediate decision soon. It’s really just awaiting announcements from the Supreme Court. Just recently, Marcos attends the candle lighting ceremony of his supporters at the SC vicinity. He is very thankful for their unending support.

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Is Chong’s Cheating Expose Relating to Marcos-Robredo Protest Not Enough to Make him a Target?


By: Elena Grace Flores

Senator Panfilo Lacson admits that he is frustrated with the links between former Biliran Rep. Glenn Chong and the killing of his aide, Richard Santillan. The latter was killed in an alleged shootout with policemen in Cainta, Rizal, last December 10. Lacson does not believe that Chong is the real target. Or else, they could just ambush him instead of his staff. The senator candidate, however, affirms that the culprits went after his aide to warn him. There will be a massive protest and chaos since he became popular after he exposes the cheating for the position of vice president between former Senator Bongbong Marcos and the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo. z

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Goal of the Senate Hearing

Santillan is the aide of Chong, a former Biliran representative now running for senator. PAO forensics team chief Dr. Erwin Erfe said the body of Richard Santillan, who was a bodyguard of former Biliran Rep. Glenn Chong, sustained 63 wounds in different parts of the body. A resolution directs the committee on public order and dangerous drugs to conduct an investigation in aid of legislation on the brutal killing of Richard Santillan. Its goal is to craft more effective measures to ensure public order and safety during the election period.

PNP: A Shootout, Not a Rubout

Lacson still reiterates that he does not buy the scenario that the police would go after Santillan and not Chong if he was the real target. Meanwhile, Chief Supt. Edward Carranza, PNP-Region IV-commander emphasizes that there was no rubout as Chong claimed. He maintains that Santillan was driving the Fortuner together with members of the Highway Boys Group. They were engaged lawmen in a gunbattle. Although, the evidence proves otherwise.

Stressing on the Lies

Supt. Joseph Arguelles of Police Regional Office 4-A denies the allegations of Chong that Santillan was kidnapped, tortured, and killed. He testifies before the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs hearing chaired by Senator Panfilo Lacson that the evidence shows that there was a shootout. He said that Santillan was able to fire shots while outside the vehicle where he eventually died from gunshot wounds. All these statements from the PNP do not match the forensic findings of the PAO. In fact, the dead victim did not have a gun.

More Denials from the PNP

According to Carpio of the PNP insists that the condition of Santillan’s toenail was due to a grazed gunshot wound. He said that the wound correlates with the bullet holes in the vehicle. As for the hematoma on Santillan’s body, he said this was also caused by a gunshot. The slug causes the hematoma before exiting the body, he added. The open wound or abrasion on Santillan’s body was not a sign of torture. It was caused by fragments from the slug, he argued.

Chong’s Protest

Recap and highlights of the lies and claims of the police involved in the crime were not consistent with the evidence. This is the protest of Chong. Richard “Red” Santillan is clean according to the policemen themselves. Dr. Carpio, a medico-legal doctor said that there was no sign that Santillan receives a blow on his head. However, PAO forensics did a thorough examination and discovered a hematoma. Besides, Richard Santillan was found negative on paraffin test. Traces of gun powder nitrates were not found in his body and clothes.

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Atty. Rodriguez: Macalintal Uses BBM’s Protest for Senate Bid Media Mileage


By: Elena Grace Flores

The PET does not issue any official numbers from the 2016 VP election recount. It is generally silent on the ongoing process. In response to Macalintal’s “game over’ statement, Atty. Vic Rodriguez, a lawyer os Bongbong Marcos said that he believes the comments of Robredo’s lawyer that it’s a game over for Marcos and all are media mileage. This is his desperate effort to bring relevance to the carcasses of a futile Senate bid, he said. “I pity Macalintal. As an officer of the court, it’s clear to me that only the PET can determine whether we are finished,” he added. z

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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos’ lawyer said that he pity Macalintal for his desperate media mileage quest using BBM’s protest.

The Supreme Court’s Statement

The Supreme Court that acts as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal recently said that the ballot recount is nearing its end – except for a few damaged ballots. The recount will continue on January 28 using the decrypted ballots for the unreadable ones. PET notes that the recounts in four protests it previously administered did not reach completion. Marcos’ poll protest would be the first that will eventually be completed, it said. The tribunal reminds the parties repeatedly to refrain from commenting on the ongoing process. It cites the sub judice rule.

Determining Factor to Continue the Recount

The recount began last April in Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. These are the pilot provinces that Marcos identified in his protest. The results of the recount in the three provinces would determine if the tribunal should continue checking ballots. The recount for the rest of the clustered precincts in the country could follow if there’s a substantial basis for the discrepancies in the said initial places.

Desperate for Media Mileage

Macalintal holds a joint press conference with former Rep. Erin Tañada (Quezon). This is to discuss a supplemental manifestation of Robredo’s that objects Marcos’ petition for a technical examination in the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Basilan and Maguindanao. Aside from the electoral protest, the two also discuss their respective Senate bids and campaign platforms. In December, Marcos made a petition to look into voters records included in an unrelated petition by former Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan against ARMM Regional Gov. Mujiv Hataman.

Macalintal’s Basis for his Comments

Macalintal keeps on comparing Marcos’ protest to the other electoral protests that are incomplete. This is contrary to the PET’s disclosure that in the history of electoral protests, only Marcos’ case reaches this part to the verge of completion. However, the tribunal does not leave a clue on its actual status because of the gag order.

The “It’s Over” Expression on the Election Protest

If Marcos’ reference for his claim is only the recount results, then it’s over or far out, said Macalintal. As seen in the video, he seems to insinuate that the Protestant’s team is just over acting since no electoral protest won in the past, he added. This is so because the digital count normally matches the recount results, the veteran election lawyer stressed. Nevertheless, this is contrary to Atty. Rodriguez’ feedbacks and the Senate hearing’s election fraud findings in 2016.

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What Does Sandro Marcos Worry About Other Than his Father’s Electoral Protest?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Sandro Marcos, the eldest son of Bongbong Marcos seems like not worrying at all about the result of his father’s electoral protest. In fact, he wishes that his dad’s fashion sense would be dated. However, the latter insists that his wardrobe choice is classic. The son’s New Year resolution for their patriarch coincides with their reaction to the delay on the case against Vice President Leni Robredo. Here’s why. z

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BBM Sticks on Familiar Grounds

If there’s one thing this makeover has taught me, it’s that sometimes we’re better off sticking to what we know!, Bongbong Marcos said. A” for effort though to Sandro, Simon and Borgy!, he added. However, despite the sound suggestions of a credible fashion consultant, his choices remain. Just like in the protest versus Robredo. Marcos refused to ruin his New Year with negativity. He stays confident that his time to lead the country would come.

Sandro’s New Year Resolution for his Dad

Sandro describes his desire for his father’s wardrobe for 2019 as dated. He said that BBM obviously looks like an Ilocano who never spends for his clothes. Ilocanos are noted to be stingy. His father retaliates by saying that his son is right. He is spending more for Sandro’s wardrobe that he describes as English.

Borgy Manotoc’s Expertise

Borgy Manotoc, son of BBM’s sister, Imee is a famous fashion model and entrepreneur. He acts as Marcos’ fashion consultant. He suggests different kinds of attire for him to try on. Then he and Sandro rate the selected outfit each while the VP Protestee models them.

Learning from the Millennials

Marcos adheres to his son’s wish by complying to the wardrobe try out with Manotoc. He is open to change and quite patient about it. Despite his family’s bad experiences, he is seldom seen furious about something. Positivity aligns him to his goal. This is something that social media users must do. Expressing ill feelings about the electoral protest can only do more harm than good because it triggers disunity.

Experience Counts in the Electoral Protest

There’s only one reason why BBM is so patient about the electoral protest contrary to the negative reactions of his loyalists. He knows that his time will come to lead the country. Despite the rumors about the President’s shortcomings, he trusts that he is doing all he can to allow fairness in the upcoming Supreme Court ruling.