Vice President Leni Robredo in support of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who faces potential ouster from the Supreme Court (SC) said that as the duly-elected Vice President, she “will do everything in her power to right the wrong.” Robredo said this at the Free the Courts forum of the University of the Philippines (UP). She criticizes the quo warranto petition as the “final blow to the justice system. Her reference to herself as the “duly-elected Vice President,” garnered applause from the limited crowd of LP supporters. This is significant because of her questionable status. The recount of the votes in the protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. or Bongbong Marcos is still ongoing. Many of her supporters are even convinced that she’s not the genuine VP because of the anomalies witnessed by real people. She’s just too naive to admit LP’s wicked works during the 2016 election – just like Sereno’s refusal to resign despite the calls from her peers.
[VIDEO]: Robredo backs Sereno: I will do everything to right this wrong
The Supreme Court Votes
Speculations abound that the Supreme Court will vote on the petition by May 11, 2018, and that the numbers seem to be against the Chief Justice. Some lawyers are protesting the alleged unconstitutionality of ousting a Chief Justice in a route outside of impeachment. Sereno herself said that her colleagues who are unfavorable to her from the start cannot oust her from the position.
There was massive cheating at the polls in 2016. The presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte reportedly got 21 million votes and ended up with only 16 million. The 5 million votes reportedly went to candidate Mar Roxas, who was fourth in the pre-poll surveys — next to Grace Poe and Jojo Binay — but went up to No. 2 after the ballots were counted. Duterte was so far ahead that all the cheating the Liberal Party did was in vain.
LP’s Back-Up Plan
So, failing to put Roxas in the No. 1 position in the presidential race, the LP had to make his vice presidential bet Robredo win at all cost. That’s the reason Bongbong Marcos was leading Robredo, her closest rival, by about 1 million votes on the night of May 14; but the people were shocked to find that she had overtaken him when they woke up the following morning.
Robredo might not know the maneuverings of her own party as she was too naive to even think of cheating. A supporter said that her husband Jesse always won handily in the elections for mayor of Naga City. Therefore she cannot imagine losing even if it against a popular rival such as Marcos. However, she absolutely give-in to those fraudulent acts as soon as she agreed to be LP’s political prostitute. This goes the same to Chief Justice Sereno. The people on the other hand, continue to show forces behind Marcos through their affiliations like the INC’s Guinness record-breaking charity walk and the Marcos Loyalists Movement gatherings nationwide.
Bongbong Marcos’s lawyer, Atty. George Garcia reiterates that he partly agrees with the assumptions of VP Leni Robredo’s lawyer, Romulo Macalintal. That the recount can take 7 months or more. In fact, some protests are already over when the ruling is made. However, the Marcos Camp is ready for the lengthy process. They are practical about it. That’s why they pursue the case. This is an opportunity to improve the country’s digital election system. It’s a crucial test to be logical on what to do with Smartmatic. Given that it is the only national protest that reaches the full payment stage.
[VIDEO]: Atty. George Garcia for the Marcos Camp explains that the process of their election protest against VP Leni Robredo is indeed very long. It’s the first-ever national protest that can proceed. Even Mar Roxas’ protest against Binay is not at par because the latter only paid Php 300,000.
Macalintal butt in when Garcia explains that the whole recount process is a lengthy one. The 7 months estimate of Garcia does not include the collection of ballots, shipping, and other procedures. Atty. Garcia is gracious enough to agree with this in reality. But made some corrections.
The Only Surviving National Election Protest
Atty. Garcia clarifies that there may be lots of election protests on the local level since 201o but it’s in 2016 that there are Senatorial and VP race protests. Among these cases in the national front, it’s only Bongbong Marcos who has paid in full. They also do not assume that they can win immediately after the payment.
No Recount has Changed the Result in the Past
Macalintal stresses that in the past, no recount has made a revision on the final vote counts. The image printing may be an expensive process but previously, it did not make a difference in the official count. Garcia said that this may be the case but it is important for the country to make use of Marcos’ case to improve future automated elections in the future especially at the national level. Presidential at that.
Win or Lose is Acceptable
The Marcos Camp is grateful enough that the case continues. The results of the recounts in pilot provinces are the only things that matter for Supreme Court to rule if the election protest versus the Vice President has merits. So, other motions like the ARMM tech test must be out of the way. Perhaps, Marcos’ protest can help to decide on Smartmatic’s faith in 2019 which Macalintal defensively said to not blame it for alleged anomalies.
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.
[VIDEO]: Senator Trillanes, ipinaaaresto dahil sa kasong libelo
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.
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.”
“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.
Most of Former Vice President Jejomar Binay’s cases are political in nature if not all. This is probably the reason why his former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado sometimes wakes up crying during the Blue Ribbon Committee hearings. Binay declares that he has found wisdom from the Bible and learned to forgive.
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[VIDEO]: Nagkaayos na sina dating Vice President Jejomar Binay at ang dati niyang vice mayor sa Makati na si Ernesto Mercado. Matatandaang ilang ulit tumestigo sa Senado si Mercado laban sa pamilya Binay. Ikinuwento naman ni Binay ang tungkol sa gumagabay sa kaniya para magpatawad at humingi ng patawad sa mga naging kaaway.
Binay admits that after losing from the presidency, he took the time off in knowing the creator more from the Bible. He also went with his family to a pilgrimage in Israel. He has learned to forgive and made an effort to call Mercado first. They met in a restaurant and hugged like old friends do.
No more Politics
Both swear not to get involved in politics anymore. Mercado even promised that no other family members would pursue that field. Binay, however, still has a mayor and a senator in the family. He also supports the electoral protest of Bongbong Marcos against Leni Robredo. But personally, he would rather continue his Bible studies now that he has found peace.
Binay still has pending cases for the Makati Building 2 anomaly. His wife also faces some charges in the Makati Hospital furniture accusation. It can be possible that Mercado will be called to shed light to such allegations. With the rate it is going, it looks like the ex-Makati Vice Mayor is already happy with the renewed friendship. He would not want to ruin it again especially now that there’s no more reason to discredit Binay.
Can the People Forgive?
Some Binay supporters are aghast with the new development between the two ex-politicians. It hurts them to think that they are robbed by the possibility to have a compassionate and effective President. All it takes to heal is a “sorry.” In time, they can forgive Mercado as well.
The realisation of former Vice President Jojo Binay’s dream is now launched by the daughter and current Makati Mayor Abigail Binay. Digital Makatizen Card gives its 500,000 residents access to the city government’s services and so much more. Makati residents are indeed the privileged Filipinos because of their leaders’ caring and innovative ways.
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[VIDEO]: ‘Makatizen’ card launched
Convenient Digital Functions
The card also functions as a valid government ID card. On top of that, it is also an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Card. It can be used to transact with the city government, receive cash allowances, stipends and other cash benefits.
Efficient Government Services
Residents can use the card to pay fees and taxes, personal remittances and other financial transactions. City government employees receive salaries and allowances from it.
The Makatizen Card is a collaboration of the city government of Makati with Globe Telecom, its subsidiary G-XChange, Inc., and iBayad Online Ventures, Inc. Around 1,000 functioning sample cards are tested at the Makati City Hall. “It takes us a step nearer to achieving our goal of empowering everyone, including those in the marginalised sectors of society, to enjoy a better quality of life,” Makati Mayor Abigail Binay said.
First Digital City
The card’s wide range of digital and mobile services offers the people of Makati the convenience and cost-effective methods of managing their day-to-day obligations,” Binay added. “We intended this unsolicited project proposal from Globe, GCash, and iBayad as the springboard to transform Makati into the country’s first digital city.” “For the Philippines to truly become a digital nation, we need to take advantage of the new technology and find ways to innovate to allow improvement in every corner of our country,” according to Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO.
Many voters asked Binay supporters – why Binay? It all boils down to the good heart. That’s how the family is known in their own community. No one can contest that despite the black media propaganda against them they remain compassionate. The Binays share the same forgiving heart as the Marcoses.
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[VIDEO]: A little over a year ago, a warm exchange between Senators Alan Peter Cayetano, Grace Poe, and Nancy Binay was unimaginable. But on Wednesday, May 17, ahead of Cayetano’s final speech as senator, it happened.Senator Binay approached Cayetano and wished him luck on his new stint as foreign affairs secretary.
Nancy Binay’s Forgiving Heart
Senator Nancy Binay approaches Senator Alan Peter Cayetano to wish him luck on his new stint as foreign affairs secretary. It might be awkward given what Cayetano did to her father, the former Vice President Jejomar Binay accusing him of corruption using the Senate blue ribbon televised hearings. This really ruined his chances to become president and removed him from the top spot of presidentiables.
Senator Panfilo Lacson teases Binay saying that her Goodluck message is so contrived. This created the playful atmosphere in the Senate where jokes and sarcasm are not any more serious issues unlike during the 2016 elections.
Referring to his instant confirmation, Cayetano said that it must be because of two things: either they honestly want him to be in the DFA or they just want him out of the Senate quickly. That catches the attention of Grace Poe.
Senator Grace Poe’s Joke
Upon hearing Cayetano’s response, Senator Poe eagerly said: Good that you’re naturally aware. I don’t have anything to do with that, she said. Then added that with all that they have been through, it is just proper to move on and leave all the pains behind.
Mothers know best they say. This is a review of what these two influential mothers said about their son’s presidency quest. One was against – and the other is proud to say that it is her ultimate dream.
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[VIDEO]: Former First Lady Imelda Marcos celebrates her 86th birthday. Her wish is for her son, Senator Bongbong Marcos, to run for President.
Imelda Marcos’ Dream
Bongbong Marcos sais that it is the dream of his mother, former first lady, and now Ilocos Rep. Imelda Marcos, for him to become president. “Of course, that’s her dream, he confirmed. If she could nominate me for the position of pope, she would,” he said with a smile. That only shows how Imelda is so certain that her son can make a difference for the welfare of his constituents since she also dreams big for the country’s progress.
Cory Aquino’s Fear
Since the 1987 EDSA revolution that toppled Bongbong’s father, the late Ferdinand Marcos – Binay has been the confidante of the that President Cory Aquino. Binay was aware of the forecast of a Chinese fortune teller that the son of Cory will bring chaos to the country. This is why she was hesitant when the idea flows. She made her fear known in her death bed, said Binay. He was also a witness when Cory said; “Let the people suffer – so that they will hate the Marcoses”.
Mothers with the Same Dream
Mothers generally wish for their children’s success. “My mother generally thinks in political terms because that has been her life,” Bongbong said. He added that one cannot prevent a loving mother from pursuing her aspirations for her beloved son. Bongbong confidently confirmed that he shares his mother’s dream for him to become president. This is why he wants to do more for the country. Currently, he just spent P36 million for his electoral protest against Leni Robredo for the Filipinos’ votes to be properly counted – may it be in favor of him or not. It is good enough just to know the truth of who really won in the 2016 Vice Presidential elections.
The Presidency for Bongbong Marcos
“I have seen the presidency from the different side more than the other people have,” Bongbong said. People normally see just the grandeur of it and the power that the president holds. I wish I could do that, but I have also seen the other side of it, and I have a more balanced idea,” he disclosed. He also explained that anybody can be president, but not everybody can be a good president. “There is no use being a president if you are not going to be a good one. It’s very hard.”
It is evident that when the president said in China that the country will have a new Vice President if Bongbong Marcos wins the electoral protest, he was not joking. As a law-abiding president, he does not interfere or influence government agencies to do their jobs – but one thing is obvious; Marcos is highly favored not just by the President but by most people around him.
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[VIDEO]: ‘Sayang si Gina. I really like her passion,’ says the President after losing Gina Lopez as a Cabinet member.
Malacañang explains the president’s statement when he said that; there was lobby money highlights the existence of certain vested interests in the appointment of officials. This does not in any way diminish the integrity of the Commission on Appointments. The President respects the independence of the CA. He did not interfere with the confirmation process of ex-DENR Secretary, Gina Lopez shows his deference to the body.”
Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre said that turning Napoles a state witness on the P10-billion pork scam is what the President wants reinvestigated to indict more. Malacañang clarified this saying: “Government is clear, that there is no policy shift on how we deal with Napoles. Neither is there an agreement forged between the Du30 administration and Napoles.” In any case, it revealed that the case was not deeply scrutinized during the Aquino administration because there are Liberal Party members that can be implicated. If so, this frees the Marcoses from corruption allegations because their accusers are actually the corrupt ones.
History Revision or Bongbong Marcos Take-Over
LP people always talk about Marcos family’s attempt to revise history. This is despite the testimonials of Enrile, Honasan, and Binay against the Aquinos. They might be players during the EDSA Revolt by they are all for Marcos. They, in fact, are the true crusaders of Bongbong Marcos’ return to the government. The partial Government’s compensation of martial law victims also revealed that the Marcos heirs already paid these claimants well in advance – but the Aquino administration delayed it. Most of all burying the late Marcos as a hero was made possible under the circumstances. The Supreme Court allowed it. We can only guess the outcome of the ongoing electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo.
Du30’s announcement that Año would be the next DILG chief stops speculations that the younger Marcos would take over the post. Año is the latest AFP official in the current Cabinet. He also named former AFP chief Roy Cimatu as the head of Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Other former military chiefs in the Cabinet are National Irrigation Administration head Ricardo Visaya and national security adviser Hermogenes Esperon. The president boasted this because he needs strong men to implement what’s good for the country amidst destabilization efforts. The country is not under martial law yet but Du30 seems to be getting ready for a take-over. Will it be fulfilling his campaign promise to give the presidency to Marcos?
Leni Robredo’s biggest excuse is having no budget for the projects that need the attention of the Office of the Vice President right now. This is allegedly why all she could do when she was HUDCC Chair was to report the problem but nothing could be done.
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[VIDEO]: Leni Robredo knows about the various problems in the housing sector and others but reiterates that the Office of the Vice President has no budget for projects.
Just Reported Housing Problems
Robredo complained that she has reported many problems already as far as the HUDCC or housing for the poor is concerned but no actions were taken. Perhaps, the Vice President did not realize that her job is to offer solutions to the problems and not just report them.
More Hindrances to do VP Work
She also mentioned that there are many hindrances now to do her work because there are various destructions. She may be referring to Marcos’ electoral protests against her and the continuing impeachment complaints.
Forces Behind the President
The Vice president acknowledges that there are forces behind the president that trigger fights between her and PDu30. This she said is due to their own personal interests and nothing to do with her various disagreements with him.
No Budget for Projects
Former Vice President Jejomar Binay leaves ₱500 million budget for Robredo. The Office of the Vice President (OVP) during Binay’s last year as VP has spent less than 20 percent of its budget for 2016. What he left is enough for her to spend within the remaining six months of that year. How much is not enough for the OVP’s yearly budget? What should she do if the department has no budget for her projects? Whine? She should learn from Binay how to raise funds because she has proven that nothing can be stolen from the government. The greatness of a leader can be measured on how he or she can provide for his or her constituents through private-public cooperative efforts. After all, she spent half a billion pesos to make herself win questionably.
Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque made a pitch earlier for former Vice President Jejomar Binay’s appointment as Presidential Adviser on OFW Affairs. This was expected before the lapse of the one-year ban for defeated candidates. This is not likely the case now but life goes on for him doing the work that he loves most. He continues to support Bongbong Marcos’ protest through Pastor Boy Saycon – and forges an alliance with the president to prepare Marcos for the presidency. Now he can have peace of mind while on a pilgrimage in Israel with his family.
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[VIDEO]: The Binay family’s motion for arraignment might not be successful – but the court assured them that it is not needed because the prosecution is not conducting a re-investigation.
New Appointee for OFW Affairs
The President appoints former House Speaker Jose De Venecia Jr. to a post at the Department of Foreign Affairs. DFA Spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said that De Venecia was appointed Special Envoy for Inter-Cultural Dialogue. He will perform his functions only from April to September 2017, Bolivar added. Will there be changes after September?
Binay’s Old Routine
Binay devotes time to run the JC Binay Foundation, which he and his friends formed in 2005 for philanthropic and charitable projects in Makati City. The former VP also acts as a consultant at the Makati-based Subido, Pagente, Certeza, Mendoza, and Binay law office.
Now for almost 3 decades in politics, he seems to head on to a new career path. This is in connection with the plans to create the UMak School of Law. His spokesman, Joey Salgado said the university board invited Binay to become dean, but it is not finalized yet. UMak also needs the approval of the Legal Education Board before it can open the law school.
No Grant for Arraignment Modification but Assured by Court
The Sandiganbayan denied the plea of the ex-VP to modify the standard terms of his conditional arraignment before their upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The court discloses that there’s “no justifiable reason” to grant Binay’s motion. It has agreed with the prosecution that his concern has no legal basis because they are not currently re-investigating the case. Therefore, the conditional arraignment is not necessary should he choose to undergo the same. It will not ripen into a regular arraignment,” the court assured Binay. He can now have peace of mind from these cases while on a pilgrimage.