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Many are Happy about Bongbong Marcos’ Recognition as VP that the Media Failed to Mention

Bongbong Marcos

By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube Video by AKO PINOY


One-Sided Media Reporting

A vlogger slams the mainstream media reports saying that a regional director of the Department of Tourism (DOT) recently drew the ire of social media users. This is after he introduced former senator Bongbong Marcos as “vice president.” DOT Region I director Jeff Ortega described Marcos as “former senator and vice president” during a regional tourism event.

The Media Reports Become Bias with AI

AI or artificial intelligence automatically feeds related posts to a user’s account that he or she may be interested in. Should the media rely on the data from their accounts, their articles would only reflect what they support.  This is contrary to the principle that reporters must be fair to both sides.  Take the case of Facebook. Since it is using AI to detect content falling into seven main categories: nudity, graphic violence, terrorism, hate speech, spam, fake account, and suicide prevention. Their AI system only helps identify the fake accounts of administration supporters created allegedly for malicious purposes and shuts them down instantly. This is because many FB executives seem to be on the other side.

Pro-Bongbong Marcos Netizens

The generalizations of anti-Bongbong Marcos reporters did not escape from the prying eyes of vlogging platforms like Pinoy Ako. No one can dispute that because it is clear that the recent slamming of Ortega reflects only the sentiments of Marcos’ critics. What about the many Filipinos who are waiting for Marcos to become President? Those who knew very well that he was cheated during the 2019 VP elections in particular.

For introducing Bongbong as VP, DOT’s Jeff Ortega  sparks outrage

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Supreme Court CJ Peralta Addresses Bongbong Marcos’ Worry

supreme court

By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube Video by GMA News

Bongbong Marcos Worries that his VP Protest Might be Declared Moot and Academic

VP Electoral Protest Validity

Bongbong Marcos camp’s spokesman Atty. Vic Rodriguez said earlier that their VP protest is on the verge of becoming moot and academic. This is because of the upcoming national election in 2022. Marcos intends to run for the executive office. May it be for President or Vice President. Nonetheless, the filing of candidacy starts in October 2021. The Supreme Court only has less than a year to do the remaining proceeding for a possible ruling.

The Supreme Court CJ’s Promise

Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta assures the public that the PET must decide before the end of the current Congress or the post on protest. In fact, he already told his colleagues to render their ruling on Marcos’ petition. It means that the resolution of the case must happen before the filing of the certificate of candidacy for the 2022 national elections in October next year.

Honoring his Own Policy

Peralta said that he had implemented the policy of concluding all poll protests within the term of office of elected officials. This was when he headed the House of Representatives’ Electoral Tribunal (HRET) during the 17th Congress. Failing to do so would mean that he would disobey his own rule.

CJ: SC should decide VP poll protest case soon

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This is How the House Speaker Becomes President!

House Speaker

By: Elena Grace Flores

YouTube Manila Bulletin Online

Newly-elected Speaker Lord Allan Velasco sworn into office

Term-Sharing Squabble

Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco takes his oath as the new House Speaker. This is after 186 lawmakers in alliance with the government declared the post of Speaker vacant. Then, they elected Velasco in a convened regular session at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City on October 12. The backers of the first 16 months of outgoing House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano are not happy how their dominance ends in the lower House. But the gentlemen’s agreement prevails as per the advice of the President.

The Speaker Can’t be Vice President Automatically

Since Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo is still pending decision, there are speculations that Velasco may prevent Cayetano from becoming Vice President. However, it’s not true that the speaker of the House automatically becomes vice president. First, the Senate President is also in the line of succession. Also, should the VP replaces President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, she could choose another individual to become her vice president. The Congress and the Senate will then approve it. This was the case of the late President Corazon Aquino and Vice President Salvador Laurel at the tail-end of the Marcos regime.

Becoming the President

If both the President and the Vice President cannot serve for whatever reason, the Senate President or, in case of his inability, the House Speaker, will act as President until a President is elected and qualifies. This is likely the scenario that the administration supporters are looking at. Since rumor has it that the President’s health is questionable, we can’t blame the VP to prepare for the possible accession. This leaves Bongbong Marcos to advance his take and prevent the protestee from assuming the highest post of the land. That would make both of the executive positions vacant. Velasco can make sure that whatever happens to the Senate President, the current administration’s power is safe.

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Facebook Uncertainty Looms as President Du30 Gives Ultimatum


By: Elena Grace Flores

YouTube video by Manila Bulletin Online

Duterte threatens to stop Facebook operations in PH after shutdown of gov’t ‘advocacy’ pages

Support Government Advocacy or Stop

Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte expresses his dismay over Facebook’s removal of the government’s official pages. These contain the administration’s advocacies. The blocking of the anti-terrorism campaign was unacceptable. This incident follows after the massive deactivations of the pro-government pages. So, if FB cannot support the welfare of the Filipinos, why stay in the country? President Duterte asks presses for answers over his public speech.

Too Leftist

There’s definitely truth in the President’s observation. He stresses that Facebook is too leftist. Many people ask this over and over again online. They seem to favor the anti-administration stalwarts. FB is hot on accounts that support the Du30 administration. They need to talk, said the Filipino leader. Facebook cannot continue to be a biased social media platform. The move is crucial for the 2022 national elections. It should be a venue for open but respectful discussions. Therefore, Facebook must be neutral among others.

Life After Facebook

The President does not know how life would be after Facebook is gone. The presidential spokesperson, Harry Roque seems cool about it. He said that they will just transfer to other social media platforms. As the Facebook capital of the world, this could be a big loss for the social media giant. Since it is already part of most Filipinos’ day, that might also feel strange. However, it’s better to be safe than sorry. That is if national security is at risk.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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If Ferdinand Marcos Suddenly becomes VP, It’s because of THIS!

Ferdinand Marcos

By: Elena Grace Flores

YouTube video by Showbiz Fanaticz

The Annulmentof Mindanao Votes can Result to Marcos’ Lead

Leonen Acts

Ferdinand Marcos or Bongbong Marcos explains that Robredo’s lead is “not mathematically insurmountable.” So his third cause of action has great relevance. To annul the election results in the 3 Mindanao provinces means that he can already surpass the presumptive VP’s advantage of 263,473 votes. Robredo stands to lose 497,985 votes when this happens. Supreme Court Associate Justice Mario Victor Leonen finally starts to act on Marcos’ electoral protest against Robredo. The final ruling might happen at the tail end of the VP term but the people have the right to know the results of their votes for the upcoming election.

The Supreme Court Ruling Re-starts

Leonen finally issues a draft ruling. This circulates on the same day with a recommendation for the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG). The goal is to issue their respective comments on the pending issues. The major decision for them to make is for the PET to proceed with the third cause of action. This is the annulment of votes in the Mindanao provinces. The 3rd cause of action may prove that there was indeed cheating with regards to the camp of Robredo.

Possible Denial of Due Process

Marcos stresses that he has a right to prove and establish his third cause of action. A denial of this will impair his right to due process. That is why delaying tactics seem redundant at the Supreme Court according to political analysts in favor of Marcos. The camp of Robredo, however, welcomes this development to allegedly fast-track the resolution to the case. Meanwhile, netizens express their dismay over the opposition’s desire to unseat President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who is fond of Marcos. A lot of them swear to rally if Marcos gets cheated again in the 2022 elections.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)