Leni Robredo has some rests now that social media shifts its attention to the martial law. Nevertheless, it’s still a fact that she needs more money to defend herself against Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest. At the rate, it is going the recount can only be stopped if he runs as senator for the 2019 election. This shows his disinterest to pursue the case.
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[VIDEO]: The Vice President in question guesses her plight that she will be buried in debts due to Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against her. in fact, according to her newly released SALN, she’s getting broke.
If Marcos wins a senatorial seat. In assuming the office of Senator, he effectively abandons or withdraws the protest. At the very least, he abandons his determination to protect and pursue the public interest. That involves the matter of who is the real choice of the electorate. Such abandonment or withdrawal operates to render moot the instant protest.
On to the Recount
The unfortunate thing for Robredo is, the preliminary conference for the protest is already set in motion on June 21. The major issue in the petition is the recount of the votes from three questionable areas that Marcos submits to the Supreme Court five days before the prelim.
Expedite the Process
The camp of Marcos refutes the claim of Vice President Leni Robredo’s lawyer that his request for the Supreme Court (SC) to assign hearing officers on his poll protest was “premature” and “impractical.” Marcos seeks for at least three hearing officers for the three issues that he wants to be resolved by the tribunal. This is a move that his lawyer George Garcia encountered in the past.
Logic of Time
The delaying tactics of Robredo’s camp are very crucial to the result of the electoral protest. It can bring difficulty for Marcos to plan his political career. This can be the reason why his lawyer comes up with strategies to finish the recount in one-and-a-half years. This can be very timely for the senatorial race in 2019.
Bongbong Marcos whose family is accused of possessing the alleged ill-gotten wealth said that his friends helped him source out the P36,023,000 installment payment to comply with the immediate requirement. He added that an open letter addressed to the SC to resolve the case comes with it.
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[VIDEO]: The vice presidential candidate says friends and supporters pulled in resources to raise the P36 million.
Fast and Tight Payment Schedule
Last April 12, the SC that sits as Presidential Electoral Tribunal or PET required Marcos to pay deposits in cash on or before April 14 which is a holiday. The other P30 million must also be paid on or before July 14, 2017 – for the retrieval of ballots.
The SC offices were closed on April 12, 13 and 14. Therefore, Marcos opted to pay on a Monday since he had less than 48 hours to come up with the required P36 million. He said that they managed to pool resources to pay the in cash to avoid further delay in the proceedings. The miscalculation on the number of precincts instead of the clustered is to be resolved soon.
Financial Influence Evident
Bongbong Marcos is still financially influential to be able to gather a large amount of money from 40 contributors in a day’s time technically speaking because of the holiday mentioned on various days following the deadline. Many might doubt that he needs contributions given the fact that the family is wealthy. However, rich people managed to do well because of proper financial management – and Marcos just showed how influential he is to be able to gather that much money quickly for his cause.
Marcos personally went to the Supreme Court in Padre Faura, Manila with his election lawyer George Garcia to pay for the first installment of P36 million to cover the cost of a recount in his electoral protest against Leni Robredo.
Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque said the impeachment complaints will only waste the time of Congress instead of dealing with the most important Universal Health Care Act and Freedom of Information Act. Therefore, the Marcos loyalists are holding a rally today in front of the Supreme court to hopefully expedite the recount.
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[VIDEO]: Rep. Roque binalaan si Alejano iimpeach nila si Leni kung ituloy ang impeachment sa pangulo.
Vice President Leni Robredo is facing impeachment for alleged betrayal of public trust after her United Nations sideline video that criticizes the president’s drug war. Roque said that the Du30 impeachment is bound to fail anyhow because more case building is needed for it to progress. So, it cannot be a concern right now.
Rights for Votes to be Counted
The Marcos Loyalist stages the Recount Rally today, 17 April 2017, 3PM, Supreme Court, Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila. Assembly time for the Marcos corner is 1:00 PM. They demand that their votes must be counted – and start the recount without delay. This comes after the Holy Week resolution of the Supreme Court to collect deposits from Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo of more than P81 million worth of money.
Impeachment is Bad for the Country
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, who also faced impeachment when he was president, believes the impeachment complaints against Duterte and Robredo should not prosper because it will be bad for the country, particularly the economy. “This is the first time that the President and the Vice President are facing impeachment complaints. That will really delay the progress of our country. I hope it will not happen. Let’s pray it will not prosper,” he said.
Immediate Recount is Necessary
The Philippines remain divided if the Vice Presidential race is not sorted out as soon as possible. There is a growing hatred against Robredo that is seen in her declining approval rating. Marcos’ one year ban is also about to end after May 8 – and he can only assume a very important post very soon. Two clashing politicians in the government can only add to the already enormous strain of the country. There should only be one real Vice President. So, let the recount begin!
The relations between the president and Leni Robredo are constantly changing. Du30 at first suspects that she was among those plotting his ouster from office. He now says that he believes Robredo is not involved in any plan to dismiss him from office and even appeal to critics to stop any impeachment moves against her. They are scheduled for dinner after the Holy Week.
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[VIDEO]: 24 Oras: Net Satisfaction Rating ni Vice President Leni Robredo, bumaba base sa bagong survey ng SWS
More Filipinos ar Dissatisfied with Robredo
More Filipinos are dissatisfied with Robredo’s performance as shown in the nationwide poll results released recently. Private pollster Social Weather Stations or SWS said that her net satisfaction rating among public officials declined for a second consecutive quarter. It drops by 11 percent to a “moderate” +26 in the first three months of this year compared to a “good” +37 last December 2016.
Critical of the Drug War
Her downfall is actually self-imposed. She videotaped her criticisms on the country’s war on drugs. Her pronouncements angered supporters of the president that contain unfounded details. Since Du30 remains popular despite the impeachment complaint filed against him, Robredo’s action displeased most people – the reason for the decline in her rating. The president’s net satisfaction rating as of March 2017 is at +63 or “very good.”
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who threatened to fast-track an impeachment complaint against Robredo right after the holidays despite the president’s disagreement, saw his net satisfaction rating increase by two percentage points to +12. This means that any legal action against the Vice President is duly approved by many Filipinos.
One more big issue that proves the majority of Filipinos’ hatred towards Robredo is the recount call via Social Media. This will soon be protested at the Supreme Court on April 17, 2017 -that coincides with Bongbong Marcos’ deadline for the payment of the deposit recount to finally set the electoral protest in motion.
After 8 months of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Leni Robredo for the Vice Presidency, the preliminary conference is not yet set into motion. Another motion for reconsideration is filed by Robredo’s Camp to stop the recount as requested by Marcos in the protest. As of this time of writing, the nation awaits the Supreme Courts ruling on the new motion of the Vice President in question.
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[VIDEO]: QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., asked the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to junk Vice President Leni Robredo’s motion to dismiss the re-count of the votes for the 2016 vice-presidential election.
New Motion for Reconsideration
In her motion, Robredo argued that the PET erred when it ruled that Marcos’ election protest “contained narrations of ultimate facts on the alleged irregularities and anomalies over the contested clustered precincts. Her argument is that there are no such ultimate facts in the entire protested provinces and cities. Only one or two affidavits for certain municipalities.
Plea from Bongbong Marcos
Bongbong Marcos said that the poll anomalies and irregularities took place in 662 municipalities. They include their component cities and 2,537 clustered precincts. Mostly from five highly urbanized cities within 22 provinces nationwide.
Robredo’s lawyer, Romulo Macalintal points out that the affidavits submitted by Marcos pertained only to 57 municipalities and component cities. He criticizes Marcos who wants to include all areas, based on Macalintal’s opinion.
On Marcos’ March 24 opposition, he argues that under the 2010 PET Rules, “it is enough for protestant to narrate the electoral fraud, anomalies, and irregularities which pervaded the conduct of elections in the contested clustered precincts” which involves the 22 provinces and five cities. The rest can be taken up as the preliminary conference is set into motion.