[VIDEO]: Lawyer and Senate bet Harry Roque to Robredo: Do not Accuse BBM if you don’t have proof.
This is what Lawyer, Roque has to Say
Lawyer and Senate bet Harry Roque advices the fellow attorney, Leni Robredo not to accuse anyone without concrete proof. Once she has the evidence, she can go to court to defend the reputation of her daughter. That’s what lawyers should do.
Aiming for the 70% Mark
The QC grand rally was overwhelming, said lawyer Roque. Plus the One Cebu endorsement by Cebu Governor, Gwendolyn Garcia. The race is indeed over. Bongbong Marcos will be the next president of the Philippines and Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio is the next Vice President, added Roque.
Leading in All Surveys
Marcos learned not to be complacent to avoid what happened in 2016. There are responsible people assigned to monitor Smartmatic, Comelec, the Media, and even Social Media. Despite lawyer Robredo playing the victim in Aika Robredo’s alleged sex scandal, BBM is still the underdog. This is because of the more than 30 years of black media propaganda against his family. No, the people are avenging him as seen in all surveys.
At present, the revision in Iloilo is already finished for the initial recount of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against the presumptive VP Leni Robredo. Up next, is the 400 ballot boxes from Camarines Sur. This is estimated to be finished in about a week. Next, will be the 1,284 ballot boxes from Negros Oriental. The Supreme Court can then make their decision on the 3 pilot provinces before the half of the year 2019. Meanwhile, with worries about cancer, President Rodrigo Du30’s word on resigning seems at hand. If Marcos wins his protest he sees him as one of the better-qualified public figures to succeed him, if not the most capable one.
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Election Protest Timeline
The revision of the ballots from Negros Oriental is expected to be finished by November. Next on the timeline, would be the presentation of evidence. This can be started by January. Consequently, if the whole of January will be given to BBM and February is given to Robredo, for the presentation of their evidence, the appreciation stage of the proceedings can be started by March. If PET will be quick with the appreciation stage, they can make the decision about the 3 pilot provinces before the half of 2019.
Schedule for the Evidence
Despite the evidence that is already out the PET still, haven’t made a decision because the due process must be observed for the electoral protest. After the revision proceedings of the ballots from the 3 pilot provinces can the presentation of evidence be started.
The President’s Anointed Successor
It is not a secret that President Du30 is looking at Marcos to succeed his presidency. He announced on recently that he prefers someone like Marcos or Escudero to replace him when he resigns. Furthermore, in recent media appearances, through his spokesman, he says that he will resign if Marcos wins his protest. This is despite the alleged Martial Law atrocities during his father’s time.
Influencing the Supreme Court
Asked if Du30 wants Marcos to win his protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said: “That I do not know. That’s a different question.” We posted on Twitter on Friday: “By announcing his preference, is the President trying to influence the PET or the Supreme Court on the Marcos electoral protest? Also, a signal for PET to rush Marcos winning his protest? President Du30 announcing his preference, however, begs the question if he is trying to influence the PET to rush making a decision in favor of Marcos.
The President Cannot Dictate the Supreme Court
It is not however for Du30 to dictate who should succeed him after his presidency. The President is sworn to uphold the constitution, and the line of succession is clearly defined within. The SC Justices sitting as PET members must be unbiased in their decision for the protest. They should rule for Marcos if the evidence collected is substantial enough as verified by Atty. Glenn Chong.
Influence is Possible
Du30 may well be trying to influence the PET and the public to accept his plans and preferences. His announcements can be seen by his detractors as machinations. As can be recalled with the quo warranto petition of Supreme Court CJ Maria Lourdes Sereno that the Filipino leader vowed to remove. Consequently, the majority of the tribunal voted to have her ousted, if for sure can’t just be a coincidence.
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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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.
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.
It was not a surprise for Bongbong Marcos at all when former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo takes her oath during the SONA as the new Speaker of the Congress. He is, in fact, grateful to CGMA for accepting the nomination of her fellow lawmakers. It gives a clear scenario on how President Rodrigo Du30 puts everything together to pave the way for another Marcos golden years as planned by his alliance even prior to the election 2016. This is the same wish of the former palace staff of the Marcoses – for the namesake of Ferdinand Marcos, the great to be President.
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos: It’s great to reconnect with the people who were such a large part of our lives. I was fortunate to have the chance to do that this week.
Not A Shocker from the Congress
It came as no shock to anyone. President Rodrigo Du30 is going to resign if Bongbong Marcos becomes the vice president. This was declared last Thursday, August 16, by Presidential Spokesperson, Harry Roque.
Du30 and Marcos have always been allies. The president has been vocal of his support to Marcos’ poll protest even back in October 2016. This week, he repeats his stand that he wants someone like Marcos to succeed after him.
Bringing back their Glory
Du30 can count as an achievement his swift rehabilitation of the political powers of 2 names that have been brought down by the Aquinos. He has paved the way for the Marcos family to reemerge in the Philippine national politics. Bongbong Marcos is now right on track to claim the presidency in the future.
Avenging CGMA through the Congress
Now he is defending the name of Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as well. She is now once again re-emerging as a major political powerbroker. The opposition, criticizes Du30, as these moves arguably detract from his own reform credentials. They question what his motivations are on restoring these two into political power. To the loyalists of Arroyo and Marcos however, this serves as a realization of his word. We need capable leaders if we are to make the Philippines stand strong.
Ex-Palace Staff are for Bongbong Marcos’ Presidency
Marcos shares nostalgic memories with the ex-palace staff. Marcos surprised Pete Sacro on his 90th birthday, visiting him at his home. All his wishes are for Marcos to remain healthy and strong to fulfill his role as President in the future. With all the excitement on the changes in the government positions, the ex-staff shows their support to Marcos.
President Rodrigo Du30 was not joking when he told Gov. Imee Marcos that he will pass the presidency to Bongbong Marcos. In fact, the alliance of Binay, Honasan, Marcos, and Du30 knew this all along even before the election. Although at that time, no one ever thought that VP Leni Robredo would win against Marcos. It was just very obvious that the direct tampering of the server made the almost one million votes lead of Marcos disappear in favor of the questionable Vice President in the 2016 election. Now, Du30 is true to his word of giving up the highest power of the land to Marcos. He hints that he will be President as fast as when he was cheated.
[VIDEO]: If former senator Bongbong Marcos wins his case against Vice President Leni Robredo, President Rodrigo Duterte ‘will make true his word’ to step down, says Malacañang.
The Presidential Spokesperson’s Confirmation
As soon as Marcos wins his case against Vice President Leni Robredo, President Du30 ‘will make true his word’ to step down, says Malacañang. He will likely resign, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said. This was the logical “conclusion” one would make from the recent the President’s statements that he was ready to resign if the ideal leader will take his place in Malacañang.
President Du30 has always been open about his admiration for and close friendship with Marcos. The latter is the namesake of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The President said on Tuesday, August 14, that he would step down if someone like Marcos or Senator Francis Escudero were next in line. However, even before the election, the President already said that if he wins as President, he will turn over the Presidency to Bongbong Marcos. At that time, Marcos was a sure winner for the Vice Presidency until a direct tampering activity was obvious in the data collected by the country’s IT experts.
Escudero, who ran alongside Sen. Grace Poe, conceded defeat in 2016. He is a member of the Senate majority. Marcos, meanwhile, is in the middle of an election protest against Vice President Robredo. He accused her of cheating in 2016. In a speech hinting at resignation in May, Du30 told government officials and congressional leaders: “Anyway I really want to resign from office. Between the two preferred successors of Du30, only Marcos has constitutional rights to take over through his protest. However, Robredo can be impeached with either House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo or Senate President as the temporary replacement until Marcos is declared the real winner of the 2016 VP race.
The Supreme Court is the Key on the Election Protest
The PET, the body that will decide whether or not Marcos is the rightful vice president, is the Supreme Court. It sits as an electoral tribunal. The SC is currently composed of 5 Du30 appointees out of 15. By 2022, 13 out of 15 will be his appointees. Marcos currently petitions the PET for Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa to inhibit from is election protest. He said that he is biased all throughout as Pnoy’s appointee. At the moment, a new Supreme Court Chief Justice is about to emerge. If a pro-Marcos head magistrate will be appointed, there’s a big chance for him to unseat Robredo. As promised, Du30 will give way to Marcos like lightning. Just like when his father was buried at the Heroes’ Cemetery while the opposition was sleeping.
Bongbong will be President before 2022
The current developments are actually leaning towards the realization of a prophecy. Bong, bong, bong…hail the pearl of the orient. A new leader has emerged with his name sounding like a bell, it was written. This is believed to be the era where no one can block the progress of the Philippines. Truly, the country will be great again. Thanks to President Du30.
Lito Atienza might be the senior deputy minority leader of the of the house representing the opposition but he educates Vice President Leni Robredo. The government can’t get into a situation wherein it incurs too much external debt that suddenly becomes difficult or impossible to repay, Atienza explains on the P8-trillion economic infrastructure spending. It answers VP Robredo’a warning that the Philippines might fall into a debt trap if the government borrows money indiscriminately, especially from China.
“We have no problem with borrowing money. Regardless of whether it is from Japan, China or South Korea. As long as the government spends the funds on sensible and beneficial projects,” Atienza said.
“If we are talking of infrastructures such as trains, expressways, and bridges—these will all help to provide new employment. They enable goods and people to move faster at a lower cost. Then they further stimulate overall economic growth,” Atienza said.
Atienza’s trust to the current administration is unlike other opposition lawmakers. He said growth, in turn, would translate to a larger economic asset from which government is bound to collect incremental tax income.
“Surely the administration will not obtain a project loan from a foreign government at a higher interest rate. This is if the same credit can be procured elsewhere at a lesser rate,” Atienza said.
The Marcos Gold
Atienza attests that he has personal knowledge of the Marcos gold when he was still a mayor. He also points out GMA’s interview with Congresswoman Imelda Marcos that shows all the gold shipment documents in one room. He said that the widow of the late President Ferdinand Marcos is the witness that the former President was already a gold collector since he was still single.
Atienza urges the government to look into the issue as soon as possible. He agrees with Congresswoman Marcos that the wealth can neutralize foreign debts for the welfare of the people or the world in general. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s presence in the Press Conference signifies that the President pushes for Congress to facilitate the gold retrieval following the legal process. Can Robredo and other anti-Marcos opposition leaders swallow that? She can only give Bongbong Marcos further hard time on the VP manual recount. The truth always prevails.
Presidential spokesperson, Atty. Harry Roque clarifies that Malacanang does not play the blame game against the previous Aquino administration for creating a tension with China. It is a fact that the infrastructure of the current militarization of the Chinese in the South China Sea happens during its time despite their filing a formal protest at the Hague. The American media’s report on the current missile deployment in the area is purely for the US and not for its neighbors, Philippine President Rodrigo Du30 said.
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Du30 walks security tightrope between Beijing and Washington. The U.S. Intelligence Community’s report tags the Filipino leader a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia which supports his detractors. The report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence places him alongside Cambodian’s Hun Sen, the Rohingya crisis and Thailand’s military-backed constitution as threats to democracy. Roque rejects its assessment. In fact, the popular leader is the country’s democratic holder since he won the 2016 election in a landslide despite the opposition’s digital anomalies. The US should know that the country’s constitution does not allow any act of dictatorship.
The Tribunal’s Hague Ruling
An arbitral tribunal ruling that clarifies the legal rights of the Philippines over the West Philippine Sea came out in July 2016. Duterte already sits as President. The opposition said that it is never too late to invoke the arbitral tribunal ruling. They call it a “fundamental basis for our legal and moral claim over those waters.” However, the President’s strategy is through peaceful, diplomatic talks which place the country in a safer position.
Du30’s Detractor’s Dictate
President Du30 should stop blaming others for China’s continuing militarization of its artificial islands in the disputed waters, a former solicitor general said. Lawyer Florin Hilbay was the solicitor general during the time of President Benigno Aquino III. He insists that the government should file a formal protest against its installation of military equipment in the disputed seas. This shows that the opposition never learned from their past mistake.
Capitalizing on Good Relationship with China
Most Filipinos do not worry about China’s militarization in the South China Sea anymore. Both countries already have a bilateral agreement when it comes to working together for the progress of ASEAN, generally speaking. Besides, it’s only the US media and their local counterparts who are creating negative vibes. Westerners still have a lot to learn when it comes to the Asian culture.
Bongbong Marcos reacts an hour after the news breaks that President Rodrigo Du30 withdraws the country’s membership from the ICC. The former Senator said that it is just right for the Filipino leader to defend the dignity of Filipinos after the international body’s unlogical criticisms and dictates to the President without full knowledge of the situations. The ICC must treat the Philippines as a mature sovereign nation, Marcos said. They should not judge us because we do not judge them, he added.
Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos agrees with the President’s withdrawal from the ICC because we are a mature sovereign nation and must be treated as such.
Avalanche of Withdrawals
The President’s spokesman, Atty. Harry Roque believes the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court is “the beginning of the end” for the court, as it will start an avalanche of withdrawal of other countries. The ICC violated its “complementarity” rule when it began its initial examination into the complaint against President Rodrigo Du30 in relation to the administration’s war on drugs.
Out of ICC’s Jurisdiction
Roque, who specializes in international law, stresses that the ICC, under its complementarity principle, can only exercise jurisdiction when domestic courts are unwilling or unable to do their work. This is not the case in the Philippines. The spokesman said he already brought the issue up before the ICC several times but he was ignored.
Major Powers are NOT Members
Roque points out that major powers such as the United States, Russia, and China are not even members. He is a former co-chairperson of the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court. He was grateful to President Benigno Aquino III for the Philippines’ membership in 2011 but understands Du30’s point now. President Du30 decides to withdraw the Philippines’ ratification of a United Nations treaty that created the body. By withdrawing, the Philippines expects that it no longer has jurisdiction over the nation.
Anti and Pro-Administration
Marcos who is a staunch ally of the President hails his pulling out from the ICC. However, Senator Leila De Lima calls Du30 a coward for doing so. The people can very well see the kind of leaders and politicians from this incident.
Rumors of government destabilization loom as the Vice Presidential electoral protest recount nears. However, in reality, the networks behind the anti-administration stunts cannot overpower their opposition that is presently in authority. Therefore, logical minds have the guts to express their true sentiments and support. This is evident in Bonondo during the Chinese New Year celebration. The emcee calls on Bongbong Marcos as the next Vice President of the Philippines.
Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos celebrates the Chinese New Year amidst adoring fans at the celebration in Binondo.
New Vice President in Baguio
Bongbong and Gov. Imee Marcos’ were earlier in the Baguio Flower Festival where their popularity surges as Gov. Imee introduces her brother as the Vice President of the Philippines. Some can’t help but raise their eyebrows but again, the Marcoses are in alliance with the current President. No one can stop them from making their stand public.
Side by Side with the Government
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos is on tour nowadays. She is also hot in social media interviews. Pro-administration bloggers back her up. No doubt, she’s preparing for the Senatorial race in 2019. It is not surprising if she runs under the President’s party because of the obvious alliance between them. A press conference even features her side by side with Presidential spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque while they address current national issues. The Marcoses and Du30 are definitely not taking their detractors sitting down.
The Supreme Court Justice’s Plight
Another indication that the pro-administration players are stronger than their enemies is evident in the Supreme Court. All the 13 magistrates are united in asking their Chief Justice Maria Lourdes-Sereno to take an indefinite leave of absence while facing the impeachment trial.
Confidence Behind the Binondo Stunt
Bongbong Marcos explains in his 5th series video that the Chinese community was first recognized during the time of his father. Their undeniable contribution to the economy is never overlooked. This is the reason why the Marcoses still have many supporters from the Filipino-Chinese faction, particularly in Binondo.
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos seems to be touring these days. That gives a hint to the press people that she is indeed preparing for the Senatorial race in 2019. She does not dispute that either. It is likely that she will run under the President’s umbrella because of the obvious alliance between them. The latest indication is the recent press conference where she and Presidential spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque answers questions about the current national issues. The Marcoses and the Filipino leader’s popularity remain despite the black media propaganda against them.
Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Gov. Imee Marcos expresses her dismay on the slow progress of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo during a joint press conference with Malacanang spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque.
Roque Defended the President
Sensitive issues like the Dengvaxia case that hunts the previous administration are thrown at the Presidential spokesperson Roque. He constantly denies ill intention against ex-President Noynoy Aquino. The President is not into jailing previous presidents that came before him. It’s not just his style, Roque added.
Comelec’s Move against ex-Pnoy
The Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Law Department summons former President Benigno Aquino III and two of his former cabinet members over a complaint of election law violation. This has links to the controversial dengue vaccination program. Aquino, former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, and former Health Secretary Janet Garin have to appear at a preliminary hearing on March 15. The three face a complaint filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption for the implementation of the immunization program on April 4, 2016. This falls within the 45-day election ban on government projects ahead of the May 2016 elections.
Own Supporters Put ex-Pnoy into Trouble
Roque explains the President’s stand on the Comelec’s complaint against ex-Pnoy and others. What can Du30 do if it is ex-Pnoy’s own supporters who can see such problem in the Dengvaxia case? He has to allow the rule of law to run smoothly and fairly, he said.
The Popularity of the Marcoses Never Dies
Mayor Mauricio Domogan tags the appearance of the Marcos siblings during the weekend Panagbenga parades as unfortunate after critics loomed over social media. It turns out that Bongbong and Gov. Imee Marcos were not formally invited. They asked permission to participate even if they do not have to since all Filipinos can join any festivals. However, they were allowed to join with officials of the city and the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Incorporated. They also engaged the crowd on the parade route. They spoke to the crowd at the Athletic Bowl. Imee introduces Bongbong as the vice president of the Philippines. Perhaps the mayor did not expect that the popular siblings can overpower the crowd.