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Bongbong Marcos’ Electoral Protest Continues as Supreme Court En Bank Junks Caguioa’s Dismissal Plea

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By: Elena Grace Flores
True to the logical explaination of Bongbong Marcos’ spokesperson, Atty. Vic Rodriguez earlier, his electoral protest against the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo continues. As per the constitution, the Supreme Court can’t dismiss such a case without resolving the pending second course of action regardless of the recount result. The SC en banc, according to Marcos, rejects to adopt a draft decision made by Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa. He recommends a dismissal of Marcos’ election protest. “I am happy that the case continues,” said Marcos. “So the case lives and it continues,” he said. Besides, only justices Carpio and Caguiao have dissenting opinions versus the 8 magistrates who are for Marcos.

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RESULTA NG PET RULING MUKHANG PABORABLE KAY BBM



Trust in the Judiciary

Marcos can’t deny that frustration sneeks in after being made to wait for too long to take over as Vice President. “Of course, it’s frustrating but what are you going to do?” he said. “You have to trust the wisdom of our justices. Also the case is complicated. It is the first time that any presidential protest has reached this stage,” Marcos said.


Initial Recount Results

The high court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), releases copies of initial recount results. These are from the provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. The former senator claims that massive cheating allows Robredo to win. He files such case for it but the camp of Robredo demands the release of its results. The Supreme Court also asks Robredo’s camp to submit an answer to Marcos’ bid. This is to recount votes in yet another area. This time, it’s in the the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Likely Heir of the President

President Rodrigo Du30 currently laments over his poor health. He declares that he is suffering from a chronic immune-system disorder. The timing does not seem accidental. The Supreme Court, with his appointees, is set to issue a crucial ruling about who should be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

The Annointed Successor

If the 74-year-old President Du30 who is prone to long, unclear public absences gets his way, his vice- president  should be Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. He swears during the campaign period that he would turnover the Presidency to Marcos because he’s too old for the problems of the country. The Filipino leader also clarifies his disagreement for Robredo to succeed him.



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Marcos: I was robbed of 3 years as VP; Robredo: I’m not the thief between us

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Leaked Supreme Court Voting Denial on Bongbong Marcos’ Protest Fails to Convince Analysts

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Just shortly after the Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, postpones its decision on 2016 vice presidential recount – a media entity leaks the alleged en banc voting that favors Bongbong Marcos. The analysis said that it is most likely vote 8-6 in favor of the protestant. Immediately after the controversy SC Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin denies such opinion but he fails to convince many political analysts given the obvious facts and situation.

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Robredo Cannot File for BBM’s Protest Dismissal

Robredo cannot claim victory just through the ballot recount. Bongbong Marcos has three causes of action that could invalidate Robredo’s slim margin of 263,473 votes.“First, that the certificates of canvas were not authentic. They came from tampered vote counting machine. Second, that there was massive fraud in Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao. Nothing is valid in those places. And third, that there were malfunctioning of vote counting machine in 22 provinces. This includes the five highly urbanized cities.



Making President Du30 Look Bad

Understandably, the reason why Robredo hangs on to her position is the fear that a reversal of the decision could delay her political ambition. To continue to affirm her victory despite the uncertainties could reduce Du30’s strong image as president. Investors will be adamant to complete projects like the construction of new airports to promote tourism. Another one is  a rehabilitation of our railway line in Bicol and a new one Mindanao to provide easy access in the delivery of agricultural products, construction of new dams to improve our water system. Additionally, the breaking up of the telecommunications industry by allowing another party to join the industry, and the building of more bridges and new one along Pasig River, plus the assurance to import our fruits and agricultural products to help our farmers could slow down.


The Continuity of the Marcos-like Administration

Some suspect that the President wavers whether or not to support the Bongbong Marcos for the Vice Presidency as a way to ensure the continuity of his administration. Currently, the current administration has similar platforms to the Marcos administration in many ways. His independent foreign policy and populist economic approach to economic development have made him overwhelmingly popular. But if he goes out of line, it is possible that the country would be in chaos.


More than Just Politics or the Supreme Court

Robredo can only revive the arbitration court decision to instantly renew the country’s indifference with China, whichis favorable to the US. The issue of the five US military bases could be revived. They would seem like our best defense against China. Then the pro-Americans will use to discredit China over the disputes on some islands in the South China Sea. Although to the extreme the exploitation of natural gas and oil in the Reed Bank can go ahead without the prohibitions in the memorandumof agreement. Back to square one so to speak and getting only minimal benefits from our resources.  If Robredo succeeds in her quest with the sponsorship of the US, all the plans of President will go nowhere. Du30 knows that she is the next leader who would allow the US’s dominance in the Philippines.



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Supreme Court CJ Swears to Deliver Indisputable Results on BBM’s Protest

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin recently appeals to the public. He says that he understands public perception that Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest versus Leni Robredo seems to be dragging along. He reminds the people He reminds the people that the complaint is not just a simple protest. It has 3 courses of actions – which only one was dismissed. The manual recount is not the only aspect of the case which they have to be very careful about. He assures viewers that once decissions are made, they will be indisputable because they made sure that constitutional processes are followed.


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Supreme Court CJ’s Promise

The Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) will release a report “soon” on the initial recount. This is for the 3 provinces in the election protest filed by Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr against Leni Robredo, according to the Chief Justice.




Already Fast Given the Nature

Bersamin said this pace was already considered as “fast.” The process is slow in the public’s perception but you can consider our pace already fast. Even if there is a perception of delay, we are also doing our share from within.



Safeguarding the Credibility of the Processes

“I know the impatience of the public about this case of the Vice President being protested but we should also be careful of what we do here because the credibility of our processes as well as the political system here is at stake, so we are doing things slowly – but we are doing it with sufficient speed,” said Bersamin.


Breaking his Silence

The Supreme Court Chief Justice’s announcement serves as his report to the public on his short tenure. Bersamin is due to mandatorily retire on October 18 this year. He is certainly breaking his silence but his anticipated update on BBM’s protest would definitely make or break his legacy since the case garners great public interest.




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Aquino-Marcos Showdown While Waiting for the Supreme Court Decision

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Bongbong Marcos patiently awaits the decision of the Supreme Court on his electoral protest. However, his supporters do not have the same patience. Various loyalist groups stage protests here and there because of lack of updates on the case. The presumptive VP also creates a stir when she announces that her lead over Marcos even increases after the recount of his 3 pilot provinces.  Despite the uncertainty, there are some who manage the dispute from the roots of it all through humor. Therefore,  the Marcos-Aquino showdown emerges.





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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos versus Noynoy Aquino (Round 4) Talent Showdown.



BS Aquino on Frank Sinatra’s Watch What Happens

Former President Benigno Simeon  Aquino III may not have the traits of a singer but at least he had the guts.  He still mesmerizes rumored ex-girlfriend Shalani Soledad amidst the crowd. He is even  glad that the former Valenzuela City councilor and TV host has finally “found someone.” She got married to another local politician, Roman Romulo. As for him, he can only watch happens as per the lyrics of Frank Sinatra’s song.



BBM’s Version of Hey Jude by the Beatles

Bongbong Marcos, on the other hand, can’t be bothered with an impromptu singing performance when he sings the Beatles’ Hey Jude with a live band in a bar. He is not a stranger of those activities knowing the parties previously organized privately by her mother, former First Lady Imelda Marcos. In fact, the Marcos matriarch and patriarch were known as a singing couple.

Ex-Pnoy Goes OPM with Student Blues

Kris Aquino, ex-Pnoy’s controversial singer is also seen very supportive to his brother as he struggles for the notes of Estudyante Blues, an OPM. Along with Shalani, Kris also cheers for him from the crowd. She also tries to sing along with the lyrics.



BBM Brings to Life John Lennon’s, Imagine

Another nationalistic rendition in the tune of John Lennon’s, Imagine creates an outpour of emotions as Marcos tries his best to give justice to the song. It is indeed very obvious that it is not just for the show. He truly loves singing. Just like the loyalists who support him at the Supreme Court ever since many years ago. They are there in front of the Supreme Court for their love of the Marcoses.



Supreme Court Showdown

In an urgent motion, Robredo recently cites the results of the recent revision, recount, and re-appreciation of ballots from 3 provinces chosen by Marcos. His lawyer Romulo Macalintal who is one of the Ocho Diretso losers said that her lead over Marcos widens by as much as 15,000 votes. This is actually not a confirmed report. Marcos’ lawyer, Vic Rodriguez, said there were no official findings yet from the Supreme Court that sits as the PET.

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Will the Comelec Adhere to the Supreme Court Petition to Prevent Cheating during Elections?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

In the recent Facebook live of Atty. Glenn Chong, he announces his letter to the Comelec. This is to allow some safety measures at the Oversees Absentee Voting Centers, precincts and city canvassing outlets. He designs these features to prevent cheating and identify the culprits easily with the necessary evidence and documentation or recording. Chong refers to the Batas ng Balota group petition to the Supreme Court.

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[VIDEO]: Senatorial Candidate, Atty. Glenn Chong sent a letter to the Comelec and was referred to the Supreme Court to allow measures against election cheating this May 13, 2019

Overseas Absentee Voting

Atty. Chong requests the Supreme Court not to allow a hidden feeding of the ballots into the VCMs. This can make additions and omission quite handy for the cheaters. He also asks the SC to let the voters photograph their completed ballot forms.

Regional Hubs for SD Cards

The SD cards must not be tampered with or removed from the VCMs secretly for the regional hub collection. It was found out in 2016 that instead of 3 only one signed in some board of election investigator’s reports. This can generate fake results easily.

City Canvassing

The transmission codes for the canvassing system must not be hidden to allow transparency. Based on the experience in 2016 elections, these codes can only be read by IT experts. There’s no way that the public can understand what’s going on unless there’s a decrypted version.

Batas ng Balota Group Supreme Court Petition

In the same way, the Batas ng Balota group sent a petition to the Supreme Court to allow two things during elections. First, making a photograph on the actual ballot must not be prohibited. Net, the results per precinct must be signed by 3 board of election investigators. Not one like the last time.

Chong’s Can Resort to the Congress

Chong swears that once he can gather all evidence on fraudulent activities when he runs for Senator during the May 13, 2019 midterm elections, he will not hesitate to resort to the Congress for the corresponding complaints if ever. Meanwhile, there’s a screenshot of Atty. Liza Marcos’ message to their loyalists. There, Bongbong Marcos’s wife confirms that her husband endorses Chong for Senator indeed. Atty. Chong is very helpful in BBM’s electoral protest. He in fact, made it stronger, she added. Its legitimacy is yet to be verified but it makes sense anyway. The endorsement of Gov. Imee Marcos, sister of BBM is more than enough.