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Bongbong Marcos’ Recount Looks Brighter as Supreme Court CJ’s Impeachment Progresses

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The House justice committee declares that the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has “sufficient grounds.” She is an appointee of Pnoy. The complaint of lawyer Larry Gadon cites at least 27 points against the Chief Justice. This occurs when COMELEC asks for additional time to comply with the SC’s show cause order on Bongbong Marcos’ recount preparation. Will this speed up the VP electoral protest? Sereno vows not to attend the hearings to prioritize her work. However, Marcos is confident that he will soon be Vice President.

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[VIDEO]: Impeachment complaint vs CJ Sereno, idineklarang ‘sufficient in grounds’

Majority Votes against the Supreme Court CJ

Twenty-five members of the committee voted in favor to declare sufficient grounds for the complaint. Only two opposed it. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman and Dinagat Representative Kaka Bag-ao argued that the sufficiency of grounds must be discussed one by one. Lagman who belongs to the minority, cannot vote. He is not a member of the committee.

Timing Coincides with Recount

The committee is to deliberate if there is probable cause to pursue the impeachment complaint. Committee chairman Reynaldo Umali said this would happen in November when the recount is expected to start. The impeachment session is set to adjourn on October 14. It resumes on November 13.

Alliance with President Du30

Bongbong Marcos confirms that his family was in talks with the President, a political ally. This is to end the previous government’s hunt for billions of dollars worth of national assets deposited by the Marcos patriarch for the welfare of the people at the World Bank. The son insists that they do not need immunity because they are innocent of any wrongdoing. They are willing to help in the proceeding.

The Real Vice President

“We are definitely sure that when the recount starts the true result will emerge and prove that the votes in the vice-presidential election had been incorrectly counted,” Marcos addresses the media during a press conference. It seems that he is really aware of the current moves of the government given the circumstances. Perhaps Sereno’s impeachment and the recount timing is not a coincidence.

Bongbong confident he will soon be VP

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The Supreme Court Decides on Martial Law Proclamation by July 5

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The Supreme Court put an end into Pro- and Anti-Marcos arguments on Martial Law. It decides on the case on or before July 5. Three petitions are heard by the SC during the three-day oral argument. This internal deliberation is based on the request of Solicitor General Jose Calida.

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[VIDEO]: Huling araw ng oral arguments kaugnay ng Martial Law, nauwi sa executive session

Arguments Terminated

The Supreme Court terminates the oral argument on the petitions that question the validity of Proclamation 216 or the martial law proclamation of the President in Mindanao. SC’s Information Chief Atty. Theodore Te said that all parties must submit their memoranda or before June 19, 2017, at 2 in the afternoon.

Relevant Attendance

The internal deliberations of the anti-martial law petitioners is led by Albay Representative Edcel Lagman. Defense Secretary and martial law administrator Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces Chief of Staff and martial law implementor Eduardo Año gave details on the actual situation to justify the pro-martial law sentiments of the President.

Powerful Presentation

Calida said that it is necessary to keep the session internal because intelligence information is discussed with the justices and the mentioned parties. Año has a powerful presentation with confidential documents for the Supreme Court to verify, he explained.

Clear Purpose

The petitioners’ fear of the Marcos regime’s measures against political detractors that resorted to inciting insurgents to go against the government is just hard to ignore. They are basically worried that President Du30 will do the same. If so, the Liberal Party members can be persecuted, their media banned and real democracy will be restored just like during the Marcos era. Perhaps this time, Bongbong Marcos can already take his post as VP because most people believe that he was the real winner of the 2016 Vice Presidential elections.