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Robredo’s Counter Protest Must be Dismissed as She Defies Supreme Court’s Recount Decision

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Vice President Leni Robredo insists that the Supreme Court as the PET should first resolve the issue on the integrity and legitimacy of the digital election system. This is based on the sequence of issues raised Bongbong Marcos in his election protest. She pushes to delay the recount after her payment extension for the second tranche of her counter protest was granted. The SC also clarified that it is difficult to figure out the reliability of the automated poll. Therefore, it is best to move swiftly into the recount proceedings as per popular public demand.

Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos says that Leni Robredo’s failure to pay the first and second tranches of P8 M and P7 M respectively on time is the basis for the Supreme Court to dismiss her counter-protest.

Pushes for Recount Delay

Robredo’s lawyers Romulo Macalintal and Maria Bernadette Sardillo state in a Manifestation said that she is “open to impleading the Commission on Elections or Comelec to prove the integrity of the AES. It is remembered that Marcos seeks SC to rule that the election agency must be barred from having temporary custody of the ballot boxes.

Marcos’ First Claim

Marcos raised with the PET the “flawed” AES. He cites the failure of elections in several provinces in Mindanao. The unauthorized introduction by Smartmatic’s Marlon Garcia of a new script into the transparency server on the day of the elections was stressed. Robredo’s camp said that Marcos’ claim of “system-wide vulnerability has a sweeping effect on a national scale.” So this can extend to all 92,509 clustered precincts that functioned in the 2016 national and local elections.

No Need to Fish Evidence

Sardillo also asks the PET  separately “to first resolve Marcos’ question on AES first before the recount. Macalintal accuses Marcos of “merely fishing for evidence.” The Robredo camp is badly hurt when Marcos changes his 3 pilot provinces.  All proofs are already with PET.  There’s no need to fish more evidence. They have more than enough.

Attempt to Stop the Recount Quest of the Supreme Court

Bongbong Marcos earlier thank the Supreme Court for their preparedness to facilitate the immediate recount. The pending motions for consideration are also set aside to avoid delay. The SC said that it is their intention to finally resolve who the real VP is. The recount is the best method to determine that. Therefore, they rule that the first issue of the digital election can follow after the recount is done. Robredo obviously doesn’t want this to happen immediately thus the reason for her insistence.

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Bongbong Marcos Protest Fee is Nothing Compared to the Value of the Marcos Estate


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos paid off his balance for the electoral protest against Leni Robredo – then the news about the CA’s disapproval on the alleged Martial Law victims’ petition to claim the almost $ 200 M award given by the Hawaii Court from the Marcos estate looms. The CA confirms the Makati RTC ruling that the foreign branch does not have jurisdiction over the issue.

Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Marcos money can’t be released to claimants because US court has no jurisdiction as per CA.

66 M is Peanuts Compared to the Marcos Estate

People can’t help but compare the amount of money that Marcos paid for the protest fee with the amount in US$ initially awarded to the alleged victims of Martial Law. Php 66 M is just peanuts compared to the $ 200 M that can be taken from the Marcos Estate.  The Court of Appeals, however, cites many reasons why they disapproved the said petition.

CA Statement

CA said; “To our minds, the failure of the final judgement to meet the standards of what a valid judgement is in our country compels us to deny its enforcement. Rules of comity should not be made to prevail over our Constitution and we cannot allow foreign impositions to trample upon our sovereignty.”

10,000 Claimants are Not Valid

The claimants are not identified in the first place. The Hawaii Court also failed to ensure that the ten Filipino citizens who brought the suit were truly and legally authorised by the other purported claimants. They also did not have any power of attorney from the other claimants.

Paid Ahead of Time

Marcos paid the balance of the protest fee before the Supreme Court. PET began the preliminary hearing on his electoral protest and Robredo’s counter-protest. Itearlier ordered Marcos to complete the payment of his Php 66.2-million electoral protest fee before July 14. He paid a Php 200,000-deposit upon filing the protest, and an initial Php 36,023,000 on April 17. On the other hand, Robredo appeals the second instalment for her counter-protest to be deferred. The Marcos estate might be worth a lot of money but Bongbong Marcos is also a competent business man to be scared of a lump sum for the truth to come out.