Atty. Romulo Macalintal’s lie that the camp of former Senator Bongbong Marcos sent food to their outing with the Supreme Court or PET revisors in Calamba, Laguna meets the fury of Erwin Tulfo on air. In the first place, they do not have the right to celebrate or unwind while leaving Filipinos in the dark with their gag order. Atty. Vic Rodriguez is right to say that the activity violates its own ruling.
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The camp of Bong Bong Marcos recently asks the Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to probe the recent swimming party. Some of the PET revisors or at least Head Revisors who determine the number of votes that can go to either party in the ongoing recount were there. The others were the chief tabulator, alternate head revisor, appraiser and at least six ballot box custodians and their chief. It just happens that a revisor of Vice President Leni Robredo was also present in the said event. There were a total of 24 people from the Supreme Court in the controversial excursion.
Marcos learned about the outing through the Facebook account of PET Head Revisor Maria Katrina (Che-Che) Rosales. She posted the photos of the “Pansol outing” on Sunday, June 24, 2018. The picture in her account shows the 24 PET personnel together with Osmundo “Ritchie” Abuyuan who is one of the revisors of Robredo. Marcos added that on July 2, Rosales, in an apparent attempt to “to rectify her mistake of publicly posting the incriminating photos of their ‘Pansol outing’,” deleted the photos from her Facebook account.
A Violation of the Judicial Ethics
It is prohibited to fraternize with the party revisor for the Protestee by the Tribunal because such act is prescribed by the Code of Conduct for Court Personnel. It is also stated in the Canon of Judicial Ethics,” Marcos said in his petition. The “Pansol outing” implies that Robredo’s camp already has the favor with these PET personnel. That can allow them to manipulate, influence and control the revision proceedings and maneuver the results to her advantage, said Atty. Vic Rodriguez, Marcos’ spokesperson.
Protestant Marcos now questions the ongoing judicial recount and revision proceedings. They can’t blame him to think that there can be compromises in the results. Given that the same is done by the very same PET personnel who appear to be in cahoots with the Robredo’s camp. The role of the Head Revisors is crucial in the ongoing revision of votes. This is because they are the ones who preside over their respective revision committees and control the conduct of the judicial recounting of ballots.
The Supreme Court that as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) finally acknowledges many irregularities in the May 2016 elections. They are found during the recount of the vice presidential results as per the electoral protest of former senator Bongbong Marcos.
[VIDEO]: The World Tonight: Robredo camp said that Bongbong Marcos was misinformed.
BEI to Explain Irregularities to the Supreme Court
The PET found irregularities in Camarines Sur and Iloilo. These are the pilot provinces of Marcos’ protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. In a resolution dated June 19, 2018, the PET ordered a municipal treasurer and a chairman of the Board of Election Inspectors in Camarines Sur to explain the irregularities found in their ballot boxes.
Many irregularities are found on day one. There are wet ballots among others. These are the observations of the Marcos camp from the start. That was when the ballot boxes become recount ready. The revisors initially found that 38 out of 40 ballot boxes are open. These are from the town of Bato, Camarines Sur. Missing audit logs are also a common occurrence. Robredo quickly disputes this as misinformation instead of looking deeply into the situation.
The PET’s Acknowledgment
The PET also acknowledges that some ballot boxes are already open prior to their arrival at the Supreme Court. One ballot box is without the broken security seal. It also issues another order dated July 3, 2018. It takes note of the many incident reports of the Revision Committee in the revision of votes from Iloilo showing excess ballots.
Robredo is Misinformed
The current news on the protest reveals that even the PET is doing something against the anomalies. They are not just transparent enough to update the people on the ongoing findings. The aim is for a peaceful process. Therefore, the tribunal may soon come out with a blast.
Bongbong Marcos talks to Erwin Tulfo on his Tutok Tulfo program on various issues particularly the update of his electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo. He is generally disappointed with its slow progress. In fact, the President inquires on it because it’s like nothing is happening. Therefore, Marcos urges the PET that sits as the electoral tribunal of the Supreme Court to fast-track the processes. It is not fair to let the people wait until the next election which is in 2019.
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[VIDEO]: The recount of ballot boxes from Iloilo has more anomalies than in Camarines Sur. Bongbong Marcos urges the PET to rule on it ASAP.
Ballot to Picnic Boxes
Marcos observes that the condition of the election evidence in Iloilo is far worst than in Camarines Sur. Aside from being wet, and the missing election returns, it is obvious that the picnic boxes that contain the votes do not comply with the standard specified by the ruling.
The Fishy Thing in the Electoral Protest Recount
Host, Erwin Tulfo also mentions the fish bones found in the ballot boxes which Marcos confirms. Gov. Imee Marcos earlier hinted on this during her speech in Bacoor, Cavite. What’s odd is that VP Leni Robredo files a motion for grave concern on the magnifying lens use by one of Marcos’ revisors to be able to see clearly and not on the picnic boxes, wet condition, and fish bones found.
No More Delays
Marcos stands by his commitment to the Filipino people to fight until each and every valid vote that was cast will be counted. He refrains from filing any additional motions that can delay the process unlike the childish acts of Robredo. It is a pity when his declaration as the winner for the 2016 Vice Presidential race comes only when his term is about to end which was the case for the other protests in the past.
Not for Senator
The former Senator reiterates that he is definitely not running for Senator this 2019 regardless of the status or outcome of his protest. The PET just have to decide on how to go about the anomalies reported to regain the people’s trust in the country’s electoral system. Marcos also pushes for the elimination of Smartmatic from the upcoming elections.
The camp of Robredo accuses the Marcos force of violating Supreme Court (SC) rules in the ongoing recount of vice presidential votes. That was when one of their revisors allegedly used a plastic magnifying lens during the recount proceeding. “Nestor Borromeo opted to use a child’s plastic magnifying glass to see clearly. What difference will this make on the recounting of votes?” he asked.
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[VIDEO]: A unity walk happens in time for the anniversary of Bongbong Marcos’ filing of the electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo two years ago.
The manifestation of Grave Concern
In a manifestation of grave concern by Robredo’s lawyers, she calls out on Marcos revisor Nestor Borromeo for allegedly bringing and using a plastic magnifying lens on June 14. They consider it as a prohibited item. The Supreme Court had previously informed both parties that only papers can be brought inside the venue for the revision.
Rodriguez said they are expecting “more desperate disruptions” from the Robredo camp. “Not now that the proof of fraud and massive cheating is out in the open. We expect more desperate disruptions to come our way. After all, Robredo admitted in a recent TV interview that even though she was out of the loop with the current administration, her way of remaining relevant is “to try to disrupt in the manner in which her office has positioned itself,” he said.
Not Slowing Down
Marcos’ spokesperson said they will not allow disruptions. “We won’t allow the election protest to be ‘disrupted ‘ by her desperate, childish and obvious attempts to delay the recount. Instead, we will continue our commitment to the Filipino people to fight until each and every valid vote that was cast will be counted,” Rodriguez added.
United at the Supreme Court
The supporters of former Senator Bongbong Marcos blast Vice President Leni Robredo for the childish complaint. They take it as a malicious act of Robredo to suppress the truth. A gathering for unity to mark the June 29 electoral protest filing anniversary happens recently. It’s been two years and things are still too slow for the case to progress.
The Supreme Court or the PET orders the Camarines Sur municipal treasurers to explain why some ballot boxes are wet. In the town of Ragay, one of its precincts sent its election result a day in advance. On top of the invalid 25 threshold votes, these anomalies can lead to voided VP recount results from CAMSUR according to Atty. Glenn Chong. Meanwhile, the retrieval of the 2,740 ballot boxes from Iloilo now starts.
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Analysis of the Supreme Court Action
Clean election advocate, Atty. Glenn Chong suggests that CAMSUR must have voided results because of the tampered votes. This is the first time that the PET confirms that there are indeed wet and dirty ballot boxes. The decrypted ballot images can’t also be the alternative materials because of the incidents of digital tampering. The Senate is due to investigate this as soon, according to Senator Tito Sotto. So, even if the PET resorts to these images, the process can be contested by Bongbong Marcos.
Partial PET Order
The notice of the PET contains incident reports from April 2 until April 17 about the wet and dirty ballots. That means, it is still partial. The issues from April 18 until at present are not yet included. These would be the results from Buhi, Canaman, Milaor, Sipocot, and others.
Evidence of Tampered Ballot Boxes
One out of 3 ballot boxes in Camarines Sur does not have voters’ receipts. There are massive cases of missing Election Returns and Minutes of Voting. These can only mean that these ballot boxes were already opened prior to the recount at the Supreme Court.
Bracing Up on Iloilo for the VP Declaration
The retrieval of the 2,740 ballot boxes from Iloilo now starts. The PET already authorizes the retrieval team to perform their duties following the given guidelines. Clear rules on missing items shall apply to avoid confusion that misleading media reports can bring. Everyone must brace up on the Iloilo results next for the future declaration of the real Vice President. Experts can sense that VP Robredo’s time in the second highest office in the land is running out.