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Marcos-Du30 Groups Call for Recount – Not Impeachment against Robredo


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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.

Double Impeachments

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!

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Lacson: SC’s P81.46 M Deposit Requirement for Marcos Electoral Protest is a System Flaw

Marcos electoral protest

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

After the Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or PET ordered Bongbong Marcos and Vice President Leni to pay a total of P81.46 million for the Marcos election protest, the latter said that he will protest not to say whereas Leni Robredo’s camp said that they will issue a statement after the holidays.

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[VIDEO]: 24 Oras: Robredo at Marcos, pinagbabayad para gumulong na ang pagdinig sa election protest

Supreme Court Rule

The tribunal’s rules mandated that the cash for the protest and counter-protest is P500 for each precinct involved to bring the contested ballot boxes and election documents for the recount. Marcos requested for a manual recount of 36,365 clustered precincts while he requested for the annulment of the results of 2,756 clustered precincts. The total 38,221 clustered precincts are composed of 132,446 precincts.

SC’s Calculation

In a resolution, the tribunal required Marcos to deposit a total of P66,223,000 for the 132,446 precincts. Meanwhile, Robredo was ordered to pay P15,639,000 for the 31,278 precincts included in her counter-protest. Both camps are required to pay the cash deposit in two installments on or before Good Friday, April 14 and July 14.

Lacson’s Move

Senator Panfilo Lacson questioned a Supreme Court’s order asking the Vice Presidential rivals in the Marcos election protest to pay millions of pesos for the case to continue with the case. He calls it a system flaw that needs to be corrected.

Further Delay on Marcos Electoral Protest

Lacson explained that the winner of an election who is already harassed with a poll protest or cheated must not be made to pay an enormous amount of money to be proclaimed the winner. This is a flaw in Tthe system, Lacson thinks. “Therefore, I will study and propose legislation to correct that flawed system on electoral protests,” he said. So, further delay in the Marcos electoral protest can certainly be expected.

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Bed Anomalies Follow After Binay’s Furniture Case Acquittal: SC’s Decision Can’t be Affected by Bias Magistrate’s Partiality


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Former Makati Mayor Elenita Binay and wife of Former Vice President Jejomar Binay asks Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang to inhibit from hearing her cases over doubts on her impartiality and independence. The remarks that the magistrate made during a hearing in October last year gives Binay the impression of her being bias against her. The Sandiganbayan, however, assures Binay that “bare allegations” of a judge or partiality will not suffice, as per the recent rulings by the Supreme Court.

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[VIDEO]: Former Makati Mayor Elenita Binay related in malversation case bail out P70,000 in the 3rd division of the Sandiganbayan.

Binay’s Request

Binay’s request to re-raffle her four pending cases to other divisions and hold separate trials for them in a 20-page resolution promulgated on Jan. 13. It is denied by the anti-graft court’s Special Third Division.

Sandiganbayan’s Clarification

In Tang’s case, the Sandiganbayan explains that she only asked Binay’s counsel during the hearing whether the motion for re-raffle was a motion for inhibition and the legal basis for it. It is so because asking other divisions to handle the cases would have the effect of a recusal.

Concrete Proof

The Sandiganbayan explains that unless there is concrete proof that a judge has a personal interest in the proceedings and the bias comes from an extrajudicial source, that’s when the request can be granted.

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Another Accusation

Such case is the alleged anomalous purchase of beds worth P36.43 million and P8.83-million worth of medical equipment for the Ospital ng Makati in 2001 without holding public bidding. Binay is already acquitted in the anomalous P13-million purchase of office furniture for the new Makati City Hall building. These cases are filed allegedly by the family’s political enemies over their support of Bongbong Marcos.

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Bongbong Marcos: Tells supporters to instill discipline over the late Marcos’ burial decision by SC

Bongbong Marcos

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
SC extends the status od to November 8 the status of former President Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Spokesperson Ted Te explained that it was decided to postpone the decision on the case because many justices have not submitted their opinions on the issue yet.

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[VIDEO]: Supreme Court’s decision on Apo Lakay’s burial to LNMB and urges supporters to be calm to instill discipline.

Gathering of Supporters

The gathering of supporters at the Supreme Court was not organized to create chaos. Many supporters did not know about it until it hit the media. Still, many supporters have expressed their disappointments and Bongbong Marcos urges them to instill discipline at all cause.

Still Marcos Declaration

A voice that leads the chant: Marcos pa rin! is evident and the people follow suit. It only takes and aggressive leader to escalate the crowd but Bongbong Marcos is for unity and he has no plans to create chaos. The country has been through a lot of damages already from the political battle.

Imee Marcos on Payback

Imee Marcos, sister of Bongbong Marcos denied that she contributed to President Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign. Activists reasoned out that the SC’s decision must be reviewed because the move to bury Marcos at the Heroes’ cemetery is allegedly some kind of feedback.

Marcos Supporters want to be Heard

Marcos supporters have been very patient to the delays and all – but discrediting the Marcoses again to stop them from gaining political positions is another story. The avid supporters are now starting to get out of their way to be heard.

Contain Sentiments Sooner rather than Later

It is not the intention of Bongbong Marcos to stabilize the government. In fact, the Marcoses are very supportive to the Duterte administration. However, can they contain their many supporters who are becoming very impatient? The SC should consider them as well – not just the activists during martial law.

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Robredo: “Cheating” problem is between Comelec and Smartmatic – nothing to do with her


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Lawyer Bernadette Sardillo said that the problem on the alleged transfer of votes from Bongbong Marcos her client Leni Robredo was between the Comelec and Smartmatic – and she added that it should not be taken against the vice president. “Surely, this could not be a ground to contest the election of Robredo since an election protest is a contest between two candidates,” as seen in the 536-page affidavit of Robredo.

This is their response to Marcos’s claims that the vote counting machines of Smartmatic, which was the company hired by the Commission on Elections or Comelec to manage automated polls, have no “demonstrated capability” on the alleged transfer votes from him to Robredo.

Sardillo further explained that annulling the results of an election of one precinct, more than half of the ballots must be found as illegal. “It must be shown that the illegality of the ballots must affect more than fifty percent (50%) of the votes cast on the specific precinct or precincts sought to be annulled, or in case of the entire municipality, more than fifty percent (50%) of its total precincts and the votes cast,” the lawyer added.

Marcos’ protest cites only nine of 88 municipalities and cities in the three provinces. “Surely, this does not comply with the 50% affected-ballot requirement laid down by the SC to justify the annulment of the results of the election,” Sardillo tried to lead people astray here because the law says, more than have of the ballots in one precinct or 50% of the votes casts but even though it’s only 9 precincts cited in Marcos’ electoral protests, many of those precincts’ voters were affected because not even one were allowed to vote, So, it can easily justify the 50% of to total number of voters. These were the places complained by the Iglesia ni Kristo that their votes must have been stolen because it was impossible that their members did not vote for Marcos which was mandated by their church. Most of those precincts 9 reported zero votes for Marcos.

If the “cheating” problem is only between Comelec and Smartmatic – who’s the direct beneficiary then? Why would they tamper election results?

Robredo’s lawyey was also wrong in saying that the NBOC, did not use the data collected in the tampered Comelec’s transparency server but the compiled canvass certificates from different regions – because the purpose of the transparency server is to reflect the actual votes to show that there’s no cheating involved. Since they more or less gave the same results, they obviously have only the same sources. Plus the fact that there was a hidden server not disclosed to the public which is clearly illegal. So since she has replied, PET will now have the benefit of making a ruling as to which side is more or less telling the truth.


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