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Setting Up Rules might Delay Canvass as Senate Convenes Today – May 24, 2016

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Rep. Neptali Gonzales, the majority floor leader expressed his doubt as reported by CNN that the canvassing can begin promptly on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 as scheduled. This is because – finalizing the canvassing rules can take more time as anticipated considering the Vice Presidential disputes.

Armored combat vehicles escorded the military’s large vehicles transferring ballot boxes securing the certificates of canvass and election returns for both the presidential and vice presidential races to the canvassing venue – which is the House of Representatives in the early hours of May 24, 2016.

Visibility of Government forces were obvious in the site securing the House of Representatives or HoR. The legislative security personnel were the only ones authorized to move the ballot boxes into the venue. Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. will be the ones opening ballot boxes – and no one else as per protocol.

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate convened as the National Board of Canvassers and start setting down the rules for canvassing the votes. Members of the board of canvassers will also be disclosed. The 1987 Constitution mandated that the country’s new president and the vice president will be proclaimed in the Congress’ joint session – but in the present case, it’s either that the proclamations for both will be delayed or the Presumptive President will be proclaimed first. However this still remains to be seen as Senator Bongbong Marcos requested audit first – before proclamation but Leni Robredo’s camp pushed for the other way around.


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Robredo Camp: Proclaim First before Audit

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Many people cannot imagine why the camp of Leni Robredo is so adamant that she will be proclaimed as winner of the Vice Presidential race without delay. In fact, they will stop any attempt to block her proclamation together with the Presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte. They are also urging the public to call her the Presumptive Vice President!

There might be many more legal things that the Marcos camp is going to do like first filing for a legal compaint that she indeed cheated during the election – with proofs using the copies of the certificates allegedly sent to his office. Besides, the official canvassing did not reach a conclusion yet. Nonetheless, the sources of the data that prompted the certificates of canvass came from only one source -as the transparency server. How could that change the total count if ever?

If that is the case, why would Leni Robredo wanted to be proclaimed before the audit? If after going through that process and they found out that there’s indeed discrepancy, would she not be ashamed to step down?

The arguments are here:

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Robredo Forgot that she’s in the Position to Cheat – as administration bet!

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Leni Robredo’s fear that there might be a repeat of the alleged cheating in the 1986 snap elections during the Presidential race between the father of her rival, Ferdinand Marcos and the mother of her boss, Cory Aquino is baseless. In fact, she is in the position to cheat – or at least the people behind here. As Chiz Escudero puts it; only the administration is capable to cheat!

It is also obvious that she is doing her own “mind-conditioning” stints – proclaiming herself many times during interviews as winner despite the absence of the official canvass results. Why does she wonders why the Marcos camp is claiming a lead of more than 100,000 votes based on their internal tally of certificates of canvass (COCs)?

Don’t they have their own internal tally like Marcos? So, if they don’t have the initiative to secure that,then how could they make sure that the official canvass tally coincides with their internal results or maybe she did not know that they have to make their own records based on what they witness in the tallying of total votes from the clustered precincts count? This is actually the very reason why they need to watch these physical activities closely and not just rely on the server data.

In response to GMA’s report: News