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Does the Congress Insinuates that It also Doubts Robredo’s VP Election Victory?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Even the Congress as the National Board of Canvassers that proclaims Leni Robredo as the VP winner in 2016 is in doubt until now if she really wins it. Congressman Vicente Veloso asked; Can we submit this Republic to that uncertainty? Are we sure that it is Robredo who is the Vice President? The question emerges as lawmakers are rooting VP out in the line of succession. This is contrary to the over-confident advice of Atty. Romulo Macalintal to Bongbong Marcos. He urges the latter to drop his electoral protest. President Du30’s resignation will never happen because Mr. Marcos will never win his electoral protest,” said Robredo’s lead lawyer. However, BBM camp’s spokesperson, Atty. Vic Rodriguez said that Macalintal is under false pretense because why would he urge Marcos on numerous occasions to let go of the protest if they are not guilty of digital fraud?



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[VIDEO]: DATING SEN. BONGBONG MARCOS, PINAYUHANG ISUKO NALANG ANG ELECTION PROTEST NITO LABAN KAY VP ROBREDO


Ambitious Macalintal

‘Since when did a pending election protest become the basis of succession to the highest position of the land?’ asks Robredo’s election lawyer. He is also running for Senator in the 2018 Midterm elections. On his election bid, he says that he will push for the rights of senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Robredo Camp’s Belief

Robredo’s team expresses confidence in the face of Malacañang’s statement that President Du30 will step down if the former senator wins his poll protest against her. Du30’s resignation will never happen because Marcos will never win his electoral protest, said Macalintal.


True to His Word

The President thinks that the former Senator is one of the better-qualified leaders to succeed him and if there’s development and he will win the protest and he becomes vice president, yes he will make true to his word,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque told reporters earlier before his rumored resignation as the Presidential spokesperson.

Mac Criticizes the President

Macalintal criticizes Du30 saying that he’s willing to step down except that he does not think if the constitutional successor is qualified. Marcos’ election protest is currently at the manual ballot recount stage. It covers over 5,000 clustered precincts from his three chosen pilot provinces: Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. The results of this recount will determine whether or not Marcos’ protest will proceed with the rest of the 31,047 contested clustered precincts.

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Senators Disagree with the Revision

Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, and Minority Leader Franklin Drilon all said there’s no time to discuss the charter change. Arroyo’s proposal has no counterpart in the Senate.  A resolution calling for a separate voting of a Constituent Assembly is still pending. It has no counterpart in the House. Drilon said that before going into the details of the revisions, the Congress has to decide first whether or not to amend the Constitution and which mode to do it.


Chong the Congress Doubts

Atty. Glenn Chong, former Congressman of Biliran Island appeared before a Senate investigating committee on the 2016 Automated Elections. It revived many questions raised for all the automated elections ever held in this country since 2010. This includes the 2016 elections, of course. Right now many people are questioning the same issues in the social media network. But with the 2019 mid-term elections getting nearer and nearer, it is high time for Filipinos to exert efforts in driving Smartmatic out of the country.

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Robredo’s Supreme Court Mind Conditioning Stunts Can’t Cover Bongbong Marcos’ Busiest Season

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The PET resolution has nothing to do with the presumptive VP’s 25% shading plea but with the use of the election returns. Robredo’s mind conditioning stunts fail after netizens examine the said Supreme Court ruling in black and white. Also, UP professor Chito Avecilla says, “In my opinion, since the purpose of the revision is to physically count the ballots, resorting to a shortcut may raise serious objections.” He maintains that the ballot should be physically counted and under the presence of the opposing parties or their representatives. This is also the position of Bongbong Marcos as he continues his unofficial duties during his family’s busiest season.

YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Celebrating Life and Health! |The family of Bongbong Marcos goes about their busiest season by celebrating numerous birthdays, marital law commemoration and endless public services to the Filipino masses.


Physical Count is a Must to be Fair to the Protestant

With an electronic shortcut, it seems to Avecilla, that it would defeat the purpose of the revision.  Since Marcos paid a fee for his protest, it is his right to have the ballot boxes concerned be physically counted.

Election Returns at the Basis of the Recount?

The PET is now deciding to refer to the election returns rather than making use of a numerical threshold. The VCMs directly produces ERs in electronic and printed form. It shows the date of the election, the province, municipality and the precinct in which it was held. Furthermore, it also shows how much votes does each candidate in the clustered precinct of the VCM.


Supreme Court Sets Aside the Election Threshold

The PET explains that using the ERs instead of adopting a specific threshold will lead the revision procedure to be more flexible and adaptive. Furthermore, through this, the VCM readings is mimicked and confirmed.



50% is the Correct Standard

The Supreme Court ruling shows that the correct interpretation with regards to the threshold is 50% and not 25%. Furthermore, the Tribunal says that it never granted a resolution that states 25% as the shading threshold.


The PET Fails to Settle Threshold Dispute

Atty. Vic Rodriquez, Marcos’ counsel says that the Vice President’s camp is peddling lies. Robredo’s camp claimed that PET ruled in favor of their 25% shading threshold. Her lawyer even has a follow-up media propaganda saying that is allegedly impossible for Marcos to win the electoral protest. However, the latter is just a crowd favorite that wherever he goes, he touches lives.



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Bongbong Marcos Believes that Supreme Court CJ De Castro can Set Directions on his VP Protest in 5 Weeks

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Vice Presidential protestant against the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo, Bongbong Marcos gives his actual updates on the case during the interview with Erwin Tulfo. Marcos said that the Supreme Court that sits as the PET must make a decision on what to do with those questionable ballots. He also has high hopes that the new Chief Justice Teresita De Castro can set directions on his protest during the short 5 weeks of her term before her retirement.





Youtube video by Erwin Tulfo

[VIDEO]: UPDATE SA ELECTION PROTEST NI DATING SENADOR BONGBONG MARCOS


The Supreme Court to Decide on the Questionable Ballots

The Supreme Court is beginning a manual recount of the votes. However, Bongbong Marcos calls the PET’s attention to the questionable ballots. Some have been doused only recently, while several audit logs are missing.




Wet Ballots

Starting the recount from Bato Camarines Sur, there were already problems. 4 out of 42 voting precincts had the ballots wet. Consequently, the ballots are illegible. Furthermore, 38 precincts in Bato have the audit logs missing.



Robredo’s Demands

The camp of VP Robredo wants the PET to have the ballots where the ovals are shaded less than 50% but higher than 25% to be segregated. Robredo’s lawyers are also asking the PET to immediately resolve the April 18 resolution. They want the PET to reconsider the decision of a 50% threshold for vote validity.




Macalintal Dares Marcos on the Use of Ballot Images

Macalintal is now challenging Marcos. The picture images of the ballots should be used to determine the real results of the previous election. With the Comelec’s affirmation that the 25% threshold was used, Marcos’ claim that the threshold wasn’t used in the 2016 elections is now exposed as false, said the veteran lawyer. He also comments that Marcos is afraid to know the truth.



Atty. Rodriguez Blasts the Comelec’s Connivance with Robredo

Marcos’ lawyer, Vic Rodriguez is now calling the Comelec as a co-conspirator of VP Robredo, in response to Macalintal. Furthermore, Atty. Glenn Chong reveals the information that at least one SD card had been tampered with upon checking. Chong continues that with each card containing 500 votes, by switching machines, the 5000 extra SD cards could have been used to produce 2 million votes in favor of the victor during the 2016 VP race.




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Robredo’s Camp Puts the Blame on Marcos for the Sub Judice Rule’s Penalty

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The questionable Vice President, Leni Robredo’s camp announces a day after Marcos’s compliance with the PET’s order that they have already paid the fine. This is for the violation of the sub judice rule. As the VP’s lead counsel, Romulo Macalintal insists that their camp had to answer the alleged malicious and unfounded statements made by Bongbong Marcos. They have to pay a penalty because of Marcos, blames the veteran lawyer.






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[VIDEO]: P50,000 ang multa ni Robredo matapos nilang isapubliko ng kampo ni Bongbong Marcos ang ilang detalye ng electoral protest




Robredo Questions the PET

Robredo’s camp also questions the PET about which specific statements she and her counsels have made. That was considered in violation of the sub judice rule. The camp does so by forwarding a “manifestation with an urgent motion for clarification.” The sub judice rule prohibits the issuance of public statements. This is on the merits of a case that is still under judgment by the court.




Marcos’ Observation as the Cause of the Fines

Robredo’s manifestation notes that in its June 16, 2018 resolution, the PET only mentions statements made by Marcos. These were about the condition of the ballot boxes during the manual counts. The issue of the ballots being wet, the audit logs missing, and many more. Marcos said that they were his observations. They coincide with the current electoral reform Senate hearing It insinuates that massive fraud is actually done digitally. Not just manually This is part of Marcos’ first course of action that the PET sets aside earlier. It is their hope that the decision would not complicate things.

Unfair Treatment

“While the Honorable Tribunal specifically took note of said statements, its resolution did not point to any specific statement made by protestee Robredo and her counsels which could be considered as a violation of the sub judice rule,” the manifestation continues.









In Violation of  the Sub Judice Rule

In order to avoid influencing the court, the sub judice rule prohibits both Marcos and Robredo and their counsels from making public comments. They must not disclose information about the pending election protest that is still under investigation by the court. The PET ordered both parties to pay by the PET for not observing this rule.




Putting the Blame on Marcos

To quote Romulo Macalintal, Robredo’s lead counsel, he insists that they had to act in self-defense against the statements made by the Marcos camp. “We intended to respect the sub judice rule but as Marcos spread lies they had to answer.” Macalintal’s statement puts the blame on the Marcos’ camp.

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Whose Voters are NOT Real People?: Bongbong Marcos Reacts on Robredo’s Discrediting the Supreme Court or the PET

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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Bongbong Marcos clearly pinpoints Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the magistrate in charge of his election protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), for obvious biases against him. However, Vice President Leni Robredo discredits the whole institution by urging it to give her a fair fight on air.  She wants the 25% COMELEC’s threshold guide for the recount instead of the PET’s 5o% ruling. She banks on her motion for reconsideration on this matter that Marcos detests since he knows that most of her votes are from the PCOS machine. Isn’t she the one who said that her opponent has supporters who are not real people? The PET made its decision after various anomalies are found during the recount of Camarines Sur’s ballots, her bailiwick.







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[VIDEO]: ‘You cannot change the rule in the middle of the game’ Robredo gagawin ang lahat para manalo

The Supreme Court to Give Robredo a Fair Fight?

Robredo recently asks the Tribunal to reverse its earlier ruling that rejects her appeal to apply the 25 percent threshold for the ongoing vote recount. With her are legal counsels Romulo Macalintal and Bernadette Sardillo. They personally troop to the Supreme Court, that sits as the PET. This is to file the motion for reconsideration. The VP addresses her supporters outside the SC compound where she urges the PET to give her a fair fight.




Cheated her Way to the OVP

Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, spokesperson of Marcos, in a statement, said that the vice president should stop “casting aspersions meant to debase [the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s] integrity.” “Robredo cheated her way to the vice presidency and in this [ongoing] manual recount and judicial revision, she is attempting to cheat the Filipino people again by trying to change the rules in the middle of the game,” the lawyer added.




Marcos’ Number of Voters Remains the Same at 50%

Barangay Laganac, Municipality of Balatan, Camarines Sur where Robredo got 358 votes are in Robredo’s plea. Upon the application of the 50 percent threshold, the physical recount on the ballot yielded 346 votes for the vice president. Votes for Marcos did not change in the tally. “[I]n simple terms, the votes for the VP decreases by 12 votes while the votes for Marcos remains the same,” the motion reads.




Whose Voters are NOT Real People?

Criticize Bongbong Marcos and your friend would either fight with you or unfriend you via Facebook. Whereas, Robredo’s online presence is seldom felt. Aside from the many Filipinos who are in shame every time she speaks in front of an international audience, most online defenders of the unpopular VP seem to be incognito or trolls as she describes them.

Is Robredo Accusing the Supreme Court of NOT Giving her a Fair Fight?

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/04/19/1807466/marcos-camp-robredo-should-stop-tainting-pets-integrity