Few days after President Rodrigo Du30 hints that he’s not sure if VP Leni Robredo is the real Vice President, Gov. Imee Marcos comes out in the open and divulges that Robredo’s 263,473 votes lead over Bongbong Marcos is now down to 200,000 as per the ongoing recount of his electoral protest. She tells everyone to be patient because her brother is soon to assume the second highest office in the land.
Gov. Marcos discloses the statistics while in Nueva Vizcaya in a speech as guest speaker during the 2nd-anniversary celebration of the Timpuyog ti Babbalasang idi Kalman-Nueva Vizcaya. It is an organization of married women. She met and conferred with former Kabataang Barangay (KB) leaders in the province led by former board member Efren Quiben.
Marcos Patriarch’s Project
The KB, the predecessor of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), was created by Presidential Decree 684 signed on April 15, 1975. It was by the governor’s father and then-President Ferdinand Marcos. However, it was abolished in 1986 after he was overthrown from office.
Gov. Marcos said her brother is very serious in his election protest against the Vice President. She said at this point they are invalidating the votes in only three provinces, Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental.
Soon to be VP
The lady governor further discloses that the one voted by Nueva Vizcaya and Ilocos Norte will soon be taking over as Vice President. She refers to her brother. They are indeed very optimistic because of the shocking anomalies found.
Bongbong Marcos reiterates how Vice influential President Leni Robredo can be with the Supreme Court should her petition to lower the election shading threshold from 50% to 25% in the middle of the recount is successful. The PET earlier junks Robredo’s said petition but she submits a motion for reconsideration. Marcos also firmly opposes the plea in a separate petition not to grant her request.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos disagrees with the petition of Vice President Leni Robredo to make the election recount threshold at 25%.
Playing the Underdog
VP Robredo fails to convince the public that she’s the underdog in the VP race protest against her by Marcos. She keeps on accusing the latter of masterminding fake news that allegedly maligns her reputation. The vice president further accuses Marcos and said that unfortunately for her, former Senator “has the money to spend to damage her character.”
The President’s Hand
However, the Marcos loyalists are passionate enough to fight for what they believe in without the said well-oiled infrastructure that the VP is famous for. They are grateful enough to be recognized as followers of the son of the greatest leader the Philippines ever had. President Rodrigo Du30 is himself is a believer of the late President Marcos. He is the only President after the older Marcos to continue his massive development plans for the country. Build, Build, Build and the likes.
Supreme Court is still Dominated by Caguioa
Previously, Gov. Imee Marcos expresses her concern on Supreme Court Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa’s loyalty to the previous administration headed by his classmate who appointed him in the position, Former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III. His being the Chair of the PET put’s her brother’s case in uncertainty as seen in his various bias rulings in favor of Robredo.
Gossip vs. Facts
The media mechanism of Robredo is now busy launching a reputation management campaign for her. However, there’s not much they can do with the reasonings of the VP. If being quiet against fake news did not work for her, she will surely be hooked from her own mouth. She should address issues as they are like what Bongbong Marcos is doing.
The revisors at the Supreme Court said that they saw “many votes of President Rodrigo Duterte that did not go to him. However, their attention is on the result of the manual recount and revision of ballots in the vice presidential election protest filed by Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo. The President knew this right after the May 2016 election when Pastor Boy Saycon of the Binay Camp first reports to him through the phone the anomalies done by the LP. Saycon’s pronouncement later matches the testimonies of witnesses in the Senate. This is why Du30 whispers to Marcos that he is cheated during their first meeting in Davao.
[VIDEO]: Duterte tells Sereno: You have to be out of the Supreme Court.
ThePresident was Cheated and He Knows it
The President said it many times to Sereno that he always follow the rule of law. Despite that, the ousted Chief Justice never stops discrediting him. That drives the Filipino leader to deal with her head on. At the present time, revisors of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal of the Supreme Court said that there were votes cast for President Duterte that were not counted in his favor. They randomly check the votes cast for the presidency “to check if there were also discrepancies in the presidential election after discovering discrepancies in the results for the vice presidential election.” President Duterte won the 2016 election with more than 6.6 million votes than those garnered by his closest rival, Mar Roxas.
Justices to Decide to Continue the Recount
The manual recount and revision of votes in the provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental is now in its seventh week. The results in the recount and revision of ballots in the three provinces would determine if the PET, composed of all Supreme Court justices, would still pursue the protest in 24 more provinces and cities covered by Marcos’ case.
Not Surprising for the Marcos Camp
Lawyer Vic Rodriguez of the Marcos Camp said that the reduction of votes for President Duterte was not a surprise. “We are not surprised by such report because it just confirms what we have been saying all along – that the cheating was widespread that it also affected President Duterte but his lead was insurmountable that all attempts failed,” Rodriguez said.
Big Change in the Supreme Court
The removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from the Supreme Court signals an upcoming big change in the government. Many Filipinos suspect and hope that the declaration of the VP race real winner is next to come. Marcos can be the new Vice President soon. Things may be quiet now because of the gag order but one thing is certain; the Philippines will soon have their elected leaders and much more.
Vice President Leni Robredo in support of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who faces potential ouster from the Supreme Court (SC) said that as the duly-elected Vice President, she “will do everything in her power to right the wrong.” Robredo said this at the Free the Courts forum of the University of the Philippines (UP). She criticizes the quo warranto petition as the “final blow to the justice system. Her reference to herself as the “duly-elected Vice President,” garnered applause from the limited crowd of LP supporters. This is significant because of her questionable status. The recount of the votes in the protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. or Bongbong Marcos is still ongoing. Many of her supporters are even convinced that she’s not the genuine VP because of the anomalies witnessed by real people. She’s just too naive to admit LP’s wicked works during the 2016 election – just like Sereno’s refusal to resign despite the calls from her peers.
[VIDEO]: Robredo backs Sereno: I will do everything to right this wrong
The Supreme Court Votes
Speculations abound that the Supreme Court will vote on the petition by May 11, 2018, and that the numbers seem to be against the Chief Justice. Some lawyers are protesting the alleged unconstitutionality of ousting a Chief Justice in a route outside of impeachment. Sereno herself said that her colleagues who are unfavorable to her from the start cannot oust her from the position.
There was massive cheating at the polls in 2016. The presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte reportedly got 21 million votes and ended up with only 16 million. The 5 million votes reportedly went to candidate Mar Roxas, who was fourth in the pre-poll surveys — next to Grace Poe and Jojo Binay — but went up to No. 2 after the ballots were counted. Duterte was so far ahead that all the cheating the Liberal Party did was in vain.
LP’s Back-Up Plan
So, failing to put Roxas in the No. 1 position in the presidential race, the LP had to make his vice presidential bet Robredo win at all cost. That’s the reason Bongbong Marcos was leading Robredo, her closest rival, by about 1 million votes on the night of May 14; but the people were shocked to find that she had overtaken him when they woke up the following morning.
Robredo might not know the maneuverings of her own party as she was too naive to even think of cheating. A supporter said that her husband Jesse always won handily in the elections for mayor of Naga City. Therefore she cannot imagine losing even if it against a popular rival such as Marcos. However, she absolutely give-in to those fraudulent acts as soon as she agreed to be LP’s political prostitute. This goes the same to Chief Justice Sereno. The people on the other hand, continue to show forces behind Marcos through their affiliations like the INC’s Guinness record-breaking charity walk and the Marcos Loyalists Movement gatherings nationwide.
The leaders of North and South Korea agree to remove all nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula. They will also pursue talks with the United States to declare an official end to the Korean War within a year. The conflict ravages the peninsula from 1950 to 1953. Meanwhile, in the Philippines, Vice President Leni Robredo turns to the divine providence as her last resort. He finds Bongbong Marcos as a giant opponent. Marcos discovers lots of election anomalies that put Robredo into a bad light. The VP war in the country continues slowly but surely.
[VIDEO]: A collection of events that leads to Bongbong Marcos’ path as the New Vice President of the Philippines 2018
No More Nuclear Weapon
South and North Korea confirm the common goal to realize complete denuclearization, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. This is in the statement signed by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and the South’s president, Moon Jae-in, after their meeting at the border village of Panmunjom.
The event, at the Peace House, a conference building on the South Korean side of Panmunjom can set the tone for the even more critical summit meeting between President Trump and Mr. Kim. The two leaders are known for their being bold and unpredictability. Their actions put the world on the edge last year with threats of a nuclear war.
Robredo’s Social Media Fight
The Filipino Vice President is currently at war with Manila Times columnist Rigoberto Tiglao. He writes an opinion piece about Robredo to suggest that she confers with the European Parliament officials. This is during her last trip to Germany. The writer claims that she and her colleagues in the Liberal Party urge the European lawmakers to release a resolution condemning extrajudicial killings during President Rodrigo Du30’s term.
Robredo said that she talks to the members of the German government and civil society organizations about poverty and social injustice. She is earlier found to have circulated fake news herself. This is when she cites Ilocos Norte, the Marcoses’ bailiwick as one of the poverty-stricken provinces due allegedly to the political dynasty. This is despite the fact that it is one of the most progressive and even possesses better statistics progress-wise compared to her own province. In an interview, the VP shares her assumptions on the origin of the extreme hate she receives online. She can only tag her vice presidential rival, former senator Bongbong Marcos as the alleged culprit.