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The Palace Plays with the Yellow’s Destabilization Efforts using Senator Trillanes’ Limelight

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque questions how could there be persecution when Senator Antonio Trillanes IV receives more airtime and “the palace gets 30 percent by way of reply?” “He loves it because he’s now in the center stage. This is not political persecution. This is a gift for him because we’ve given him the limelight,” Roque said. The yellow’s destabilization efforts together with the Communist Party of the Philippines may be real. But it is evident that the government is confident with the military’s loyalty. The AFP is bigger than its officers and men, as Col. Edgard Arevalo responds to Senator Risa Hontiveros’ badmouthing the President. Hontiveros calls Du30 as the country’s ultimate destabilizer. However, Arevalo confirms that the military is loyal to the constitution. He also adds that the opposition cannot persuade the uniformed soldiers to turn against the elected leader.



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[VIDEO]: Malacañang: ‘We’ve given Trillanes the limelight’




Intelligent and Mature Organization

With the word war about the soldier’s loyalties between President Durterte and Senator Trillanes, Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. comments. To quote him, “While I am aware that the troops have individual views on many issues, those merely are hallmarks of an intelligent and mature organization like the AFP. But we always put the interest of the organization and the nation above our own.”

The Senator is Lying

Galvez is dissuading people from attempting to divide the AFP. To quote him, “Let me take this occasion to warn persons or groups that attempt to divide the AFP by sowing intrigues and discord among its officers and enlisted personnel. You will not succeed.” He also reminds the soldiers to not involve themselves with politics after the issuance of Proclamation 572.




The Lapse on Senator Trillanes’ Amnesty

Presidential spokesperson, Harry Roque, argues that only a president can grant or sign an amnesty. He argues that tsk of signing an amnesty cannot be delegated. He also comments that Trillanes should be jailed sooner rather than later. National Security Adviser, Hermogenes Esperon Jr. says, that a “specific amnesty” should have been issued by Aquino.



Temporary Freedom

As a sudden turn of events, the Makati Regional Trial Court issued a warrant against Trillanes. The senator yielded when the warrant was served to him at the Senate Lounge. He was able to post bail, however, and was given a release order. Consequently, he went back to the Senate.




Coup d’Etat is Non-Bailable

With his amnesty nullified, Senator Trillanes’ rebellion cases are pushing through. He was able to post bail from the warrant that was served to him by Makati RTC Branch 150, which handled his case over the Manila Peninsula Siege. However, if branch 148 comes out with a warrant for him over his Coup d’Etat case on the Oakwood Mutiny, he will no longer be able to post bail as it isn’t bailable under court-martial. For the meantime, the RTC defrays its decision to issue an arrest warrant. The Senator is back to his house and has been very quiet since then. The DOJ said that they are relieved that the court at least already did something and not just ignore their plea to address Trillanes’ fate following the rule of law.



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President Du30’s Strong Alliance Triumphs Over the Libelous Opposition Senator Trillanes

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The police collect Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from the Senate and he has gone through the booking procedure already. This is after the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch orders his arrest for the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege. Trillanes is facing a case for rebellion before Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda. The RTC allows a temporary freedom for the Senator after paying the Php 200,000 bail.  However, if the warrant for the Coup d’Etat from branch 148 comes out for the Oakwood mutiny, it is not anymore bailable under the court-martial. The former President Benigno Aquino III granted him amnesty without the proper documentation.



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[VIDEO]: Atty. Trixie Cruz Angeles’legal insights on Senator Trillanes’ detention possibilities.




Arrest Warrant Ordered from Branch 150

A Makati court recently orders the arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. This is weeks after President Rodrigo Du30 voided his amnesty for his non-compliance to his amnesty’s conditions. It revives charges against him for the unsuccessful uprisings in 2003 and 2007.  The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150, handles the rebellion case against Trillanes over the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege. Whereas, the branch 148 has the jurisdiction over Trillanes on the non-bailable Coup d’Etat case. It issued the arrest warrant 21 days after the issuance of the President’s Proclamation 572 that made the Navy officer’s 2011 amnesty void.



Hold Departure Order Against the Senator

The court, in a 2-page order by Judge Elmo Alameda, also bans the Senator from leaving the country without its permission. It sets bail at P200,000 for Trillanes’ temporary liberty. Police officers and court sheriff, Bong Carreon delivers the resolution to the Senate, where Trillanes seeks refuge since September 4. At the time of writing, the noisy lawmaker has paid his bail and now back at the Senate.

Revoked Amnesty

Early this month, the President issued Proclamation 572 that revokes the amnesty given to Trillanes for being void ab initio or void from the beginning. Proclamation 572 says Trillanes failed to submit an application form. Meaning, he did not admit his guilt in the crimes covered by the amnesty which is a requirement of the Presidential provision.



The DOJ’s Hand

With the amnesty revocation, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an ex-parte motion seeking a warrant of arrest and a hold departure order against Trillanes. The DOJ also asked the court to resume the trial with the prosecution presenting its evidence. It said that with the amnesty declared as void from the beginning, the dismissal of the case is also void. Therefore, the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo is wrong when she said that the cases against him were already dismissed. This is because they can be reactivated once the amnesty is deemed unexistent.




The Court’s Decision Shows the Restoration of Democracy

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque stated that: “The court has spoken. As the President has said, we will respect the decision of the judiciary.” It is but natural for the opposition to use this incident for the benefit of their intentions. They again stressed that the administration’s actions are undemocratic. Contradictory to that, most Filipinos feel that democracy is actually restored. The lengthy process of his possible detention clearly follows the rule of law. Former Vice President Jojo Binay, Former Davao Vice Mayor Paolo Du30, Senators Richard Gordon, Manny Pacquiao, Migz Zubiri, and many other pro-administration stalwarts now start to see the fall of the most irritating detractor.



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Supreme Court Leaves Trillanes at the RTC as Enrile Reveals to Marcos Smartmatic’s Yellow Control

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile warns Bongbong Marcos that as long as Smartmatic controls the election, the Yellow’s dominance stays. Enrile reveals that the late President Cory had no clue when it comes to governance. However, the people around her who are anti-Marcos made sure to consolidate power through the important branches of government by installing a revolutionary constitution. To this date, they still have a stronghold over the important branches of government including the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, a known Yellow ally is now at the hands of the RTC. The court takes at least 30 days to resolve a motion. If the case is urgent enough, a judge can resolve it sooner. Judges Andres Soriano and Elmo Alameda, of the Makati Regional Trial Court, are under pressure when state prosecutors stormed to their sala. This is when the SC pushed Senator Trillanes’ petition back to the local courts.



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[VIDEO]: More LP Yellow’s ugly secrets revealed (BBM interviews Enrile)




Proclamation No. 572

Proclamation No. 572 revokes Trillanes’ amnesty. It also orders his arrest for his role in the Oakwood Mutiny of 2003 and the Manila Peninsula Siege of 2007. It was dated on the 31st of August but was only made public on the 4th of September through a newspaper publication. Despite the presidential order, the rebel senator is still seeking refuge at the Senate.



The DOJ

The Department of Justice then filed separate motions for the Judges of the Makati RTC to order Trillanes’ immediate arrest. However, the judges instead ordered a series of hearings. This is to allow both Trillanes and the state prosecutors to present their sides. The court’s proceeding allows a delay to the Senator’s arrest for at least 30 days.

Convicted Magdalos

Judge Soriano granted interviews and welcomed reporters after the DOJ filed their motion. The judge did not grant the DOJ’s request to immediately file a warrant of arrest, instead, he gave 10 days to Trillanes’ lawyers to comment, and 5 days for the prosecutors to file their rejoinder. People can just sense the power struggle through these agencies.



Aquino’s Amnesty Grant

During an interview, Soriano acknowledges that Trillanes and the Magdalo group’s’ rebellion case was dismissed on Sept. 21, 2011. It was dismissed by Judge Ma. Rita Sarabia, to follow the amnesty that was granted to them by President Aquino. Nevertheless, this does not mean that Trillanes can escape the imprisonment. The debate on his military status is still ongoing that can dispute the court-martial proceedings.




Sure Conviction Outside of Supreme Court

However, Soriano convicted First Lieutenants San Juan and Rex Bolo, as they did not avail of the amnesty. Consequently, the Court of Appeals cleared them both of their charges in April 2015. Furthermore, Soriano also ignored Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra’s pronouncement that the government’s application does not need a hearing. All these developments are clear proof that there’s no way current President Rodrigo Du30 can be a dictator.



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Trillanes’ Inciting to Sedition Case on the Way as Warrant of Arrest is Delayed

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By: Elena Grace Flores

As the Makati RTC delays his warrant of arrest on his amnesty fiasco, a fresh complaint is heading Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV’s way.  Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras files inciting to sedition charges against Trillanes. The rebellious Senator is still under Senate custody due to his inexistent amnesty application – making it void. Paras files the new complaint at the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office.

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[VIDEO]: Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras filed on Friday a case of inciting to sedition or inciting to coup d’etat against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.




Inciting to Sedition Case

As written in our country’s Revised Penal Code, inciting to sedition is defined as crime  made by a person who “incites others to the accomplishment of any of the acts which constitute sedition, by means of speeches, proclamations, writings, emblems, cartoons, banners, or other representations tending to the same end.”



Destabilizing Actions

Inciting to Sedition also covers “uttering seditious words or speeches, writing, publishing, or circulating scurrilous libel against the Republic of the Philippines or any of the duly constituted authorities thereof, or which tend to disturb or obstruct any lawful officer in executing the functions of his office, or which tend to instigate others to cabal and meet together for unlawful purposes, or which suggest or incite people against the lawful authorities or to disturb the peace of the community, the safety and order of the Government.”

Piled Up Cases

Senator Trillanes is currently facing legal woes with President Du30’s Proclamation No.572. If implemented, this will make his amnesty null and void ab initio (from the beginning). However, to add to this is the undersecretary’s complaint.  He is citing Trillanes for seditious remarks made against the President, Rodrigo Du30, as well as the current administration.

 



Deferred Warrant of Arrest

The Senate leadership allows Trillanes to stay within the Senate premises to avoid any possible arrest. Consequently, he had been staying there since the proclamation was published in the newspapers.  However, the Makati Regional Trial Court is deferring his arrest and travel ban order. Judge Elmo Alameda of Branch 150 is asking the DOJ of a reply within 5 days on the comments of Senator Trillanes.




Due Process of Law

Judge Andres Soriano of Branch 148 has already ordered Trillanes earlier in the week. He is to file within 10 days of his rejoinder to the new pleading of the Department of Justice (DOJ). All legal means follow through the lengthy process. Therefore, no one could accuse the administration of authority abuse. Let alone call the President a dictator.



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Senator Trillanes’ Amnesty: Media Showdown Cannot Cover Up the Invalid Facts

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Government Presidential Spokesperson, Atty. Harry Roque urges Senator Antonio Ttillanes IV to stop talking nonsense. He must deal with the facts by submitting his duly approved Amnesty application. Aside from that, the law as conferred with international standard states that only a President can grant and sign an amnesty. Contrary to wrong media impressions, it is not the former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III who signed Trillanes’ amnesty grant but the former Secretary of National Defense, Voltaire Gazmin. Roque insists that instead of catering to Trillanes’ gossips, Filipinos better prepare for the upcoming typhoon.




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[VIDEO]: Makati RTC clerk of court on DOJ motion vs Sen Trillanes | September 10, 2018




Void Amnesty Due to the Wrong Signatory

The president cannot delegate the power to grant amnesty to anyone according to Du30. He is insisting that PNoy himself should have signed the document. However, Trillanes’ certificate of amnesty was signed by former defense secretary Voltaire Gazmin. This renders it void according to the President. Furthermore, this also makes other certificates of amnesty questionable, if Gazmin is the only signatory.



The Shallow Defense of Senator Trillanes

Trillanes argues that it is absurd to think of the President to have to sign probably thousands of certificates of amnesty. Consequently, he believes that the president can delegate such administrative tasks to a secretary serving as the alter ego.


SolGen Calida’s Hand

Solicitor General Jose Calida and Senator Trillanes were already not on good terms. Furthermore, Trillanes investigated government contracts entered into Calida’s family business to the ire of the Solicitor General. Calida personally called Defense Secretary Lorenzana for the documents relating to Trillanes’ amnesty. However, Malacañang is insisting that Du30’s proclamation was not colored by politics.



Proclamation 572

Roque is saying that this line of reasoning voiced by Du30 serves as additional grounds for voiding the amnesty. To quote Roque, “This is an additional ground he is invoking, not including the grounds being cited by Solicitor General Calida.”




Facts on the Evidence

Roque is saying that for Trillanes to prove the validity of his amnesty application, he should provide a copy of the acknowledgment of his amnesty application form. If the Department of National Defense could not find a copy, Trillanes will have to prove that a form was submitted to be able to dispute such a claim instead of the staging a word war with the President.



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Robin Padilla is Willing to Lend his Balls to Senator Trillanes to Face Court Martial

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Actor, Robin Padilla cannot understand why ordinary people have to comply to authorities at once upon the invitation for questioning for a certain case. While lawmakers like Senator Antonio Trillanes IV are also lawbreakers. The so-called showbiz bad boy was outside of the Senate building, where the lawmaker has been staying in protest of President Rodrigo Du30’s order voiding his amnesty and directing his arrest. As Senator Trillanes’ classmate,  Padilla is willing to lend his balls to Trillanes if he does not have it necessary to face the court-martial against him as a military man.





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[VIDEO]: ROBIN PADILLA TUTULONG SA PAG ARESTO KAY TRILLANES NAG-AABANG SA LABAS NG SENADO.




Padilla’s Call to Senator Trillanes

Padilla is calling to Senator Trillanes to face the military court. He has been camping at the Senate grounds since the 4th of September. Despite his work, Padilla keeps doing this just to see Trillanes be brave and face the case against him.




Void Ab Initio (Void in the First Place)

With Du30 declaring Trillanes’ amnesty void ab initio, he orders him to be apprehended. This is for the uprisings he led in 2003 and in 2007 against the government. Trillanes remains defiant, however. He asserts that with his amnesty the criminal cases he faced was already dismissed. Furthermore, as he is already a civilian he could no longer be placed under court-martial. Arsenio Andolong, however, explains that with Du30 voiding his amnesty, he has been reverted as a Navy lieutenant. This is because he still hasn’t produced the copy of the original amnesty application.



Missing Documents

Andolong is saying that it seems that only Trillanes has the copy of the original amnesty application. There were forms that were signed but they cannot locate the original application. They also don’t know if Trillanes physically submitted the application to Malacañang or the temporary committee. Although the troubled Senator showed his alleged amnesty application, he also failed to show any acknowledgment that it was received by the concerned agency.



Detention while in Trial

Defense officials are saying that Trillanes must be tried by court-martial while the search for the missing form continues. In the cases of Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada, they were tried for plunder. This is despite either of them being from the military. While Revilla is still to be freed, Estrada is already free.




An Amnesty is a Conditional Pardon

Trillanes took an oath of allegiance to the Constitution on Jan 27, 2011. This is 94 other military men. The chief of the DND internal audit service, Patrick Rubin explains that the court-martial doesn’t lose jurisdiction over him despite being granted amnesty and separated from military service.




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IT Expert Edmund Casino: VP Bongbong Marcos Won the Election at One Million Votes Lead

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By: Elena Grace Flores

IT expert Edmund Casino is logical enough to quote the corresponding rule in the 1987 constitution on the mandate of the Comelec. He is very loud to say that they are incompetent or illiterate not to stop counting after a tampering act. It was a nationwide knowledge that Bongbong Marcos was leading at one million votes consistently during the 2016 election. The sudden shift of the total votes after the insertion of a correction can void the rest of the votes because direct tampering is a violation. Therefore, the rest is subject to forensic evaluation. In short, it should be VP Bongbong Marcos, not Leni Robredo.






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[VIDEO]:  Mr. Edmund Casino, an IT expert slams SMARTMATIC, calls it incompetent and unacceptable to the Filipino electorate.




Obsolete Smartmatic System

The last four year elections are the proofs that Smartmatic is incapable of handling an integral election. Aside from the many anomalies, their system is obsolete. The local IT professionals can even build a much more reliable system. The Comelec is better off if they can revert to manual counting like in 1987.




Comelec People Do Not Know What they are Talking About

Casino addresses Senator Antonio Trillanes’ inquiry on any judgment of a protest. He vehemently said that the department is the juror, prosecutor, and judge. It can never make a clear and satisfactory decision. Smartmatic does not have the capability since 4 years ago and yet the Comelec is still using the digital election provider.

What you See is What You Get in an Election

The firm Mr. Casino criticizes the Comelec’s incompetence in understanding basic computer mechanics. They are not literate enough to even understand “WSIWYG” that stands for “What you see is what you get.” Meaning, whatever can be seen in the system must be the same in the image. This is in reference to the boxes found on the images when they are ovals in the actual voting forms.









Direct Tampering in the Middle of Transmission

Direct tampering in the middle of a live transmission is a violation. Results prior to that must be the legitimate one. They should have stopped counting and declare whatever the result was. Beyond that is already subject to forensic evaluation. This clearly means that Marcos is the legitimate Vice President.




Proclaim Bongbong Marcos

Despite the many cover-ups made by some officials and a majority of the mainstream media, unbiased people who have some sense can easily get the expert opinion of Casino. This is the reason why the Marcos loyalists are demanding for his proclamation at the soonest possible time. Comelec and Smartmatic must stop fooling the Filipinos now.




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Senator Trillanes’ Piles of Libel Cases from the Binays are Proofs that he is a Habitual Liar

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Habitual liars don’t tend to acknowledge that they do lie. Since it’s not socially accepted, they’ve perfected the art of lying with a lot of practice until their lies are perceived as the truth. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is again facing another libel case in court. This is over his allegations of corruption against former Vice President Jejomar Binay and his family before the 2016 elections. The lying Senator is just on bail for his temporary liberty following an arrest warrant for libel issued by the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 142. He was charged with libel after acting Makati City Prosecutor Gilmarie Pacamara found probable cause on the allegation of dismissed Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, the son of the former VP.






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[VIDEO]: Senator Trillanes, ipinaaaresto dahil sa kasong libelo




Probable Cause

The Department of Justice or DOJ filed the case recently against Trillanes before the Makati City Regional Trial Court. This is after finding probable cause in the complaint lodged by the former vice president in September 2015. The former vice president complained about Trillanes’ several allegations against him. They include the P100 million-a-year racket involving ghost senior citizens in Makati. The Binays have been ruling the progressive city for three decades now.




Another Lie

Trillanes said he did not recall having publicly made the statements. He said that he’s also not aware of such publication on the internet. He also said the complaint had prescribed and there was undue delay in the preliminary investigation. The DOJ dismissed Trillanes’ claims. It branded the senator’s claims about the P100-million racket “clearly defamatory.”




Clearly Defamatory

“The publication shows respondent’s or Trillanes’ imputation to the complainant which is Binay of vices and defects, as well as the commission of crimes, including violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. The statement is clearly defamatory based on Article 353 of the Revised Penal Code,” stated the resolution dated October 9.









Destroyed the Election FrontRunner but Neglected the Real Bet

The DOJ ruled. “Malice, in fact, is evident from the fact that the public statement was not based on established facts. Apparently, the public statement was made without regard to the truth or falsity thereof and at such a time as the complainant was consistently coming out in the surveys as the frontrunner in the May 2016 presidential election. The questioned publication being defamatory and malice being apparent, a prima facie case for libel exists.” Needless to say, even if Trillanes succeeded in maligning the Presidential frontrunner, he neglected the fiercer alternative. The fruit of Binay’s alliance with Du30 is now starting to surface for Bongbong Marcos’ return power takeover which was the common goal of the two former Presidentiables.




http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/630529/doj-indicts-trillanes-before-makati-rtc-over-remarks-vs-binay/story/




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Destabilization Scare Won’t Cease Until Bongbong Marcos Wins Election Protest Against Robredo

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Vice President Leni Robredo as always denies destabilization allegation and calls it “baseless.” The alleged conspiracy by the “yellows” to destabilize the administration of President Du30 as Mayor Sara Du30 refers to as real as terrorism leads the President into issuing an ultimatum to initiate a “revolutionary government.” It’s the same as what the late Corazon Aquino did. This has irked the LP leader and accuses Du30 again of instilling fear among the people. There are two scenarios why this is so. One, her fellow government critic, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV goes out of his way to have a meeting with an anti-drug war counterpart in the US. The recount on the election protest that might make Bongbong Marcos the new VP soon is about to happen, secondly.





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[VIDEO]: Umalma si VP Robredo sa pagdawit sa Liberal Party sa umano’y destabilization plot laban sa gobyerno.




Expected Reaction

Robredo, who also chairs the former ruling party, the Liberal Party assures President Du30 by saying this; “when we criticize, it does not mean we want the government not to succeed.” Her remarks came after Du30 threatens to form a “revolutionary government” as he addresses the LP on TV telling them this; if ever “your destabilization is worsening and it is becoming chaotic.”




Revolutionary Government

Du30 said that this “revolutionary government” would be similar to what President Corazon Aquino created shortly after the People Power Revolution in February 1986. He said that the “yellows and reds,” referring to the pro-Aquino and left-wing groups, should just unite since they shared “the same ideological whatever” of wanting to “kick me out” of office.




Not Rumors but Intelligence Reports

Presidential daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Du30, claims that “the threat of destabilization is as real as terrorism” if alleged intelligence reports were to go by. She also denies that her father was just being paranoid. On the other hand, anti-admin Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano maintains that “the destabilization narrative is only a fruit of their imagination.”









Words from the DFA Secretary on Trillanes

DFA Secretary, Alan Peter Cayetano said; “I worked with Senator Trillanes in the past and you know my respect to the Senate as an institution. All I can say is, although it’s a free world, it doesn’t help the country where there’s misinformation, disinformation, especially false information” “Even when I was a staunch critic of some presidents, I’ve never gone abroad to ask for help to topple them,” he said. He added that he requested a meeting with Rubio, but the Senator is still not available. Cayetano was also a VP contender and running mate of the President. However, he and his campaigners are already open to Bongbong Marcos’ possible victory against Robredo. They are convinced that Marcos as VP would stop destabilization efforts.




Trillanes seeking US help to topple gov’t—Cayetano

Robredo: ‘Revolutionary gov’t’ threat stokes fear among the people




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Trillanes or Uson’s Media Credibility? Convict Binay First before Du30

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s accusations against former Vice President Jejomar Binay really destroyed his chances to be President. However, the opposition bets at that time against the Aquino administration outsmarted the LP. They forged an alliance to beat the “Yellows.” President Du30 emerges as the winner who is even fiercer than Binay personality wise. However, they both support Bongbong Marcos’ presidency.  Trillanes now applies the same anti-Binay media propaganda against Digong but to no avail. He somehow lost his credibility as his promise to convict Binay fades away.






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[VIDEO]: Several senators slammed Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson for insisting that she does not need to get both sides of a story before publishing a blog post – the same she demands of the media.




Binay Update

The court allows Binay to travel despite the objection from the prosecution, “considering that the said accused had already been conditionally arraigned.” Binay’s lawyers explained that Binay was invited by Dr. Gary Song-Huann Lin of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines. He is to deliver a speech on October 11 at a forum entitled “Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy”. They added that the trip will help improve the relations of the Philippines with its neighboring countries. So, he still serves the country in his capacity as former VP.



Business with Pleasure

Binay’s nine-day travel period includes a four-day trip to Hongkong for his “physical and holistic well-being.” The court sets the usual conditions like the P752,000 pesos as travel bond; the itinerary of travel shall be in Taipei, Taiwan, and Hong Kong only; he shall not leave the Philippines earlier than October 9 and to return on or before October 17; he should present himself to the court not later than 5 days upon arrival. Binay faces four graft, one count of malversation of public funds and nine counts of falsification for the alleged anomalous construction of the Makati City Hall parking building. These cases are not yet resolved due to lack of evidence.




Trillanes vs Uson

Senator Trillanes said Uson is a representative of the government, so there is no line separating her official position from the personal opinions on her blog. Uson’s Blog posts are basically a part of the dissemination of the PCOO as she is a senior official, he added. Therefore, this goes the same with Trillanes. Since he was a prosecuting Senator of Pnoy before, he is also using his position to scatter his biased accusations now. In Mocha’s case, she’s a blogger and all people including government officials can say their own opinions as democratic rights. It’s just a matter of how many followers they can get.









The Pro and Anti-Administration Stalwarts Battle

Media channels are crucial in the pro and anti-administration battle. Biased channels can now easily be corrected through public campaigns. Social media has the edge on this. Statistics can easily be obtained. Therefore, a biased group cannot claim anymore that the majority believes them without a supporting figure. In the case of Leni Robredo, she is fond of using the term “the people’s will.” However, Bongbong Marcos has more followers as per online data.




http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/02/17/jejomar-binay-gets-court-nod-for-travel-to-taiwan-hk

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2017/10/04/Mocha-Uson-fake-news.html