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Bongbong Marcos’ Camp Announces Election Ballot Decryption, Printing Start – Robredo’s Motion was Denied


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos’ spokesman, Victor Rodriguez, discloses that the Comelec already starts to decrypt and print the ballot images on the SD cards. The venue of the activity is its main office in Intramuros, Manila. This follows the orders of the Supreme Court in relation to Marcos’ election protest against VP Leni Robredo.The Comelec prioritizes the three pilot provinces for the recount.

Youtube video by; GMA News

[VIDEO]: Kampo ni Bongbong Marcos, kinukwestyon ang mga datos na nakuha sa mga SD card.

Robredo Failed to Delay the Decryption

Robredo’s camp initially tried to postpone the scheduled decryption. They only brought two revisors, according to her lawyers. But the Comelec denied Robredo’s motion to postpone. “What are they afraid of? If they believe she won, they should be rushing to count the ballots. That way, this issue could finally be laid to rest in her favor. Instead, they have adopted a strategy of delay and obfuscation,” Rodriguez said. The activity covers precincts in the provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. Rodriguez added.

7 Months to Finish

The process for the three pilot areas takes at least seven months. Rodriguez also mentioned that the PET recently ordered its exploratory teams to start locating the ballot boxes. This is for the clustered precincts of Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. When they are done, it could order its retrieval and transfer to Manila. Under the Rules of PET, the three pilot provinces for the recount will best exemplify the merits or legitimacy of Marcos’ protest.

Most VP Candidates were from the Bicol Region

Rodriguez said it was highly improbable for Robredo to get 80 percent of the votes in Camarines Sur. Other vice presidential candidates were either from the Bicol region or had ties in the said region. Robredo obtained 643,865 votes as against Marcos’ 40,195 votes in the May 2016 election. The other Bicolano candidates namely Senator Francis Escudero, who is from Sorsogon, got 36,509 votes. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, whose wife is from Albay, received 14,601 votes. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV got 11,334 votes. Senator Gregorio Honasan II, whose mother is from Sorsogon, garnered only 7,005 votes.

Highest Election Undervotes

Rodriguez wondered why Robredo obtained 573,729 votes as against Marcos’ 94,411 votes in Iloilo. His running mate, the late former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, was from Iloilo. Marcos received 99,208 votes in Negros Oriental as against Robredo’s 248,102 votes. Despite the former senator’s backing of the “biggest political families” in the province. Rodriguez added the three provinces had the highest undervotes. That raised suspicion on the results of the polls. Undervotes are ballots not counted because the voter did not vote for a certain position. Unclear markings in the ballot can also result to that.

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PET Clarifies Next Steps for Bongbong Marcos’ Electoral Protest


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The Tribunal explains that it dismisses Bongbong Marcos’ First Cause of Action to speed up his electoral protest. It avers that even if Marcos proves the first cause of action, it would not mean he won the elections. The winner could only be determined by a manual recount of ballots in all precincts. “Thus, the First Cause of Action may be dispensed with for judicial economy and prompt disposition of this case,” the PET stated.

Youtube video by; KCMP News
[VIDEO]: Unstoppable loyalists were in front of the Supreme Court in support of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protests. This is against Leni Robredo’ suspicious triumph in the last concluded national election. The vigil rally was attended by loyalists from all over the country who claim for the immediate recount.

Retrieval of Ballot Boxes

The Tribunal already orders that the retrieval of ballot boxes and other election documents, revision of ballots and reception of evidence can already begin. The priorities are the provinces that Marcos identified namely; Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental,” the Tribunal said.

Decryption and Printing of Ballots

The Supreme Court also grants the motion of Marcos to decrypt and print the ballot images from the SD cards of the three pilot areas. This is to help the Tribunal in the prompt disposition of the protest. It can also assist Marcos in the preparation of the recount proceedings and the presentation of his evidence. “The Tribunal resolves to partially grant protestant’s Motion for Decryption and Printing of ballot images.”

Second Cause of Action

To expedite the case, the Tribunal also limits Marcos’ election protest to just two causes of actions. Those are his second and third causes of action. Marcos has three causes of action. The First Cause of Action calls for nullification of the results of the vice presidential race because of a “flawed Automated Election System (AES). The Second Cause of Action is for the revision and recount of all voters’ receipts, elections returns and other pertinent documents, records and equipment in 27 provinces and highly urbanized cities used in the May 2016 elections.

Third Cause of Action

In the third cause of action, Marcos seeks to annul the election results in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, and Basilan. This is on the ground of the more “traditional” modes of cheating like vote buying, pre-shading, intimidation and failure of elections. Lawyer Victor Rodriguez, the spokesman of Marcos, said that they prefer for the Tribunal to look into the anomalies in the implementation of the AES under the first cause of action. However, they respect and abide by the Tribunal’s decision in the interest of expediency. “We respect the Tribunal’s decision and we will abide by it.

PET sustains BBM Election Protest

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Bongbong Marcos Camp: The Mockers of Election 2016 Must be Put Behind Bars


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos Camp’s spokesperson, Atty. Vic Rodriguez vows; We will not rest until the real election results come out. We will not rest until those responsible for making a mockery of our elections are put behind bars.”

Youtube video by; Rappler

 [VIDEO]: The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo is alarmed over rumors saying the Philippines would “have a new VP” by early 2017.

Election Manual Recount to Proceed

“Based on the latest SC decision, the manual recount of ballots will proceed as planned. The same holds true for the annulment of the election results in Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao and Basilan. We already know that more than 14 million voters chose BBM as their VP. We also know that there are millions more out there whose votes were not counted, added Rodriguez.

Robredo’s Camp Alarmed

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo expressed alarm over rumors that the country would “have a new VP” by early 2017. In a statement, Robredo’s spokesperson Georgina Hernandez said messages have been circulating about a supposed recount that would lead to the unseating of the Vice President.

Wrong Assumption

This recount, Hernandez said earlier, would be “without the direction of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal” or PET, which handles the election protest filed by Marcos against Robredo. However, in recent developments, PET itself rules in favor of the immediate recount. Preparations are now ongoing after it orders to retrieve ballot boxes and election paraphernalia from the identified pioneer provinces.

New VP in 2018

This rumor is likely true: “Recount of ballots from 4-5 provinces will start end of November and will finish by December, deliberations after. You can bet early next year, we have a new VP.” The estimates here are consistent with Marcos’ disclosure in an interview. This is something that most pro-Marcos, if not the general public would follow through.


Posted by Bongbong Marcos on Tuesday, 5 September 2017

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Bongbong Marcos: Supreme Court to Designate 100 Revision Committee for Fast Recount

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos’ legal spokesperson Vic Rodriguez said that they are about to request the Supreme Court to designate at least 100 revision committee for the immediate conclusion of the recount of the ballots. Rodriguez said that these committees can comprise of lawyers and clerks of court, all to be staffed by the PET.

Youtube video by; GMA News
[VIDEO]: Election protest ni Marcos at Robredo, isinalang na sa preliminary conference

October Recount

The manual recount of ballots in the first three pilot provinces selected by Bongbong Marcos could start in October. Marcos’ legal counsel, George Garcia, estimated this in a press conference after the Supreme Court concluded the preliminary conference on Marcos’ electoral protest against Leni Robredo.

Limited Witnesses

The Tribunal requests to both camps to limit their witnesses to three persons per precinct. Marcos’ camp wants the PET to recount first the ballot boxes in Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. Once the slim lead of Robredo is overshadowed, a further recount might not be necessary anymore.

Recount Venue

PET’s proposed venue for the manual recount and judicial revision of ballots is the basketball court inside the Court of Appeals. Marcos’ Camp appreciate’s the Supreme Court’s readiness in their outline to really allow the recount to take place very swiftly.

Grateful to the Supreme Court

Marcos thanked the PET for the progress of his electoral protest. It is already one year from last year’s election but the Supreme Court made various efforts to facilitate the recount without delay. They even set aside Robredo’s pleas to be taken up at a later date if necessary. The recount is indeed the priority as far as SC is concerned.

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Comelec Sabotage is Seen Anew by Bongbong Marcos’ Lawyer

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Vic Rodriguez in behalf of Bongbong Marcos reveals that they have doubted another intent from Comelec to sabotage or wipe out their evidence. The Comelec has requested the PET to allow them to have a temporary custody for the ballot boxes from Maguindanao, Basilan, and Lanao del Sur. The Marcos camp is not happy with this because these areas are included in Marcos’ electoral protest.

Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Atty. Vic Rodriguez questions why Comelec wants temporary custody of Maguindanao, Basilan and Lanao del Sur ballot boxes

Comelec’s Letter

On the Comelec’s letter of request dated April 22, it requests the Philippine Electoral Tribunal to grant them temporary custody of ballot boxes in various areas in Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur and Basilan. These are contested areas in Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest. This is still pending until now.

Bongbong Marcos Contested the Request

Marcos contests the said move of the Comelec. The explanation that this is related to the ongoing protest of the governor there is not just acceptable. They have taken Comelec’s action as a way to sabotage Marcos’ evidence for the electoral protest. Vic Rodriguez insinuates that they can erase numbers so that it won’t tally with the data on hand at the Marcos camp.

Robredo Fools the People

Rodriguez said earlier that Leni Robredo again fooled the people by portraying herself as somebody who is struggling to pay the P8 M initial deposit of her counter-protest against Marcos. He said that a candidate who spent around half a billion pesos during the elections can’t have such problems. She is just acting out to get public sympathy, he assumes.

Not a Media Favorite

Bongbong Marcos received a Letter from the COMELEC to request the PET to authorize them to have temporary custody of the ballot boxes and other election documents on 25 April 2017. This is not widely reported in the mainstream media. This can easily escape public scrutiny of not because of Facebook and Vic Rodriguez’ interview with CNN.