Leni Robredo said that the failed attempt to block Aika’s entry to Harvard has no effect on her daughter because she is already set to study there. She conversely gives hint against her bitter rival, Bongbong Marcos even without mentioning the name. Her vague comments about their alleged hidden wealth say it all.
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[VIDEO]: Sa isang Facebook post, sinabi ng bise presidente na isa siyang proud parent. Ito ay matapos matanggap ang panganay na anak na si Aika sa mga prestihiyosong unibersidad na Oxford at Harvard para sa master’s degree. Ulat ni Marga Vargas.
Dragged by Controversies?
Robredo laments how political controversies drag her three daughters. She feels like her prayers are not answered to spare them from online crossfires. In fact, her detractors attempt to sabotage Aika’s admission to Harvard University. A letter that discredits the family’s capability to fund her studies at the Ivy League school was sent to Harvard.
Aika undergoes a masters program in public administration at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. This is on a scholarship as an Edward S. Mason Fellow.
The Vice President attended a gala event in Los Angeles that received lots of social media bashing from her fashion sense to her real purpose being in the US during times of troubles in the country. She also took some private time off to help her daughter settle down into Harvard University.
Robredo’s latest Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth is worth ₱8,878,111.43 ($177,560) as of December 31, 2016. It is down from ₱11 million a year ago. This is due to a legal challenge she is facing with arch-rival to the Vice Presidency, Bongbong Marcos. This can be the reason why she is bitter when it comes to the son of the most celebrated Philippine President, the late Ferdinand E. Marcos.
Leni Robredo submits a motion to clarify to the Supreme Court the Comelec expenses. Romulo Macalintal and Maria Bernadette Sardillo said that Marcos must pay the liability of Comelec. This is allegedly due to his election protest.
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[VIDEO]: Kung gusto raw umusad ni dating senador Bongbong Marcos ang hiling na recount, dapat niyang bayaran ang hindi bababa sa P2-billion na halaga.
Must Follow the Law
Atty. Vic Rodriguez, Marcos’ spokesperson is aghast with the behavior of Robredo’s lawyers. They should advise their client to adhere to the law. Both are liable to pay. It’s just a matter of how the Supreme Court would divide it. The SC can also rule otherwise. Perhaps, not charge them both. In any case, it is wiser to wait for the ruling before submitting any motion.
Expensive Price to Pay
Comelec estimates the cost of the protest at around P2.08 billion because of the non-turnover of 97,365 vote counting machines before Dec. 1, 2016. Comelec’s assessment is based on the Supreme Court’s order to itemize the costs it may be required to pay under the automated election contracts.
Rodriguez said that Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental are shortlisted as priorities for the recount because these provinces can show the major discrepancies between the cast ballots and those transmitted by the VCMs and reported by the Certificates of Canvass. This is the issues that they should face right now and not about the Comelec expenses.
Unbecoming of a Leader
Robredo destroys her reputation as a leader by acting scared shit that she will be ordered to pay a lot of money for the Comelec expenses. Worst, she literally and legally passed the burden onto Marcos even before it’s necessary. One thing is clear. The more she tries to ruin Marcos, the more enemies she can garner.
Bongbong Marcos’ supporters are not anymore taking the delays of the election protest sitting down in front of their computers. They took their stride to the streets going to the Supreme Court. The Marcos Youth and the Bagong Bansang Masagana – BBM Pilipina spearhead the rally.
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[VIDEO]: Avoid delaying justice Recount VP Now
No More Delays on Election Protest
The PET resets the preliminary conference of Marcos’ protest against Vice President Leni Robredo on July 11. The original schedule is June 21. The process allows both parties to narrow down the conflict. This is to quickly resolve the process.
Ruling in Favor of Marcos
The PET denies the counter-protest of Robredo to dismiss the protest of Marcos. The tribunal rules that the electoral protest is sufficient for the case to continue. However, Macalintal insists that it is pending. Perhaps, to mislead the public.
The protesters are from various Marcos supporters’ groups. Many have affiliations overseas. This is why well-wishers through Facebook come from different countries. Many are from Hongkong, Middle East countries, and Europe where overseas Filipinos and migrants are rampant.
Prayer for Marawi
Songs, prayers, messages, and insights are offered. They also pray for Marawi where the government troops are fighting with the Maute insurgents. The Supreme Court is indeed the main target of the protesters for the enlightenment they needed to finally give justice to the undemocratic denial of the people’s votes.
There’s no such thing as “indefinite” martial law in the Constitution, said Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Monday. President Du30 threatens to implement Marcos-like military rule if the Supreme Court decides to rule against his martial law declaration. Social media tags her comment as “unli” and her actions “fake” as per the current trend on the “rice” issues.
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[VIDEO]: Senator Risa Hontiveros justifies her opposition to Mindanao martial law and her call for a joint session to deliberate on President Du30’s declaration.
Indefinite Military Rule
The Commander-in-Chief obeys the Supreme Court whatever the verdict may be. However, if he has to order a second martial law to resolve conflict Marawi City, he is ready to do a “Marcos copycat.” It, of course, alarms Hontiveros, a noted anti-Marcos politician. “There’s no ‘unli’ (unlimited) martial law,” the senator said.
Supreme Court Compliance
The President said that he is willing to let the military withdraw from Marawi City if the Supreme Court rules that “there is no factual basis” for him to place Mindanao under the martial rule. But there is surely a consequence of that action of his. It’s his job to save the country like Marcos did.
Malacañang assures the public that the President does not mean human rights abuses on his “Marcos copycat” statement. Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said this in a press Conference to clarify the Du30’s choice of words that brings back the LP’s trauma.
Unli or Fake?
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana attests that he and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. recommended martial law in Mindanao Cabinet meetings. This is a similar scenario with then Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile’s suggestion to the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Therefore, Hontiveros’ authoritarianism accusation to Marcos is fake.
President Du30 swears to follow the Supreme Court. He is willing to stop Martial Law in Mindanao if it rules against it. He warns that if he has to reinstate military rule to save the country, he will do it his way. That surely makes him a Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. copycat, he said.
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[VIDEO]: The President said that if he is forced to declare Martial Law again in Mindanao after Supreme Court halts it, he will do it on his own, the Marcos way.
Martial Law Abuses
The President’s opposition party detests Martial Law. During the Marcos regime, Liberal Party politicians were allegedly arrested, detained and tortured. The late Ninoy Aquino was even charged with rebellion punishable by death penalty. He was permitted to seek medical help in the US after he got the public sympathy for his plight.
Suppressed Freedom of Speech
Media people also complained that press freedom during Marcos’ time was non-existent. The news was accessory to the rebellion and Communist propaganda of the insurgents. Most of these media affiliations are still around these days. They are the ones that back up the VP Leni Robredo and other LP political warriors for their anti-administration campaigns.
Getting what LP asked for
The Liberal Party will definitely get what it asked for if they continue to challenge the President. Their criticisms are not taken lightly. They all go through relevant legal processes. Since they never give the Philippine leader the benefit of the doubt, he is ready to give them hell one more time using Martial Law if they insist.
Copycat of Marcos
The 1987 Constitutions was revised by the late President Cory Aquino. If LP members are not convinced that it prevents the President from doing what Marcos allowed to happen, then Du30 is more than willing to do it his way. That is more likely a Marcos copycat.