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Presidential Intervention Urged as Supreme Court Resets Marcos-Robredo Prelim

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Most Filipinos cannot believe that under the administration of a very principled leader, the Liberal Party power is still evident in the judiciary as displayed by the Supreme Court. This has even triggered Du30’s supporters to file a complaint against the Comelec. Pro-Marcos loyalists also call for justice in Bongbong Marcos’ plight.

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[VIDEO]: Prelim conference sa poll protest ni dating senador Marcos, ipinagliban ng Korte Suprema

Postponed Prelim

The preliminary conference, initially for June 21, is now reset to July 11, SC spokesperson Theodore Te confirmed. The Supreme Court that also sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), eventually has to postpone in response to the resolutions submitted by Comelec and Robredo.

Marcos is Dismayed

Marcos’ lawyer, Vic Rodriguez said they understand the “urgency to set the oral arguments on martial law declaration in Mindanao” but they do not see the need “to further delay an equally important case that likewise involves public interest.” This is disappointing not just to Marcos but also to the people who have waited too long for their votes to be counted at last.

Robredo’s Premature Victory

It might be a temporary relief for Robredo now that she is allowed to buy time by the Supreme Court. However, the outpouring public sentiments just put her in a very bad light. The obvious delays can’t be covered up anymore. That just adds up to her already worsening reputation as the most hated Vice President of the Philippines.

No Prejudice?

The denial of the Supreme Court that their decision is no prejudice to anyone involved is not just convincing enough. Most people are certain that Marcos won the Vice Presidential election. Liberal Party’s hope is to bring Supreme Court to rule as soon as Robredo’s 6-year term is over. It is likely the case if the President does not intervene in the already very biased behavior of SC.

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Is Comelec still Supporting Robredo against Marcos?


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

There may be some truth on Marcos’ lawyer, Atty. Vic Rodriguez’s statement that Leni Robredo is just pretending not to have money. It’s because veteran election lawyers and a government agency are still loyal to her. Rodriguez doubts very well the Comelec’s explanation why they need to have temporary custody for the ballot boxes from Maguindano, Lanao del Sur and Basilan. Are they trying to wipe out evidence?

Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Lawyer Vic Rodriguez is furious over Comelec’s alleged bluff in getting temporary custody for the ballot boxes of Basilan, Maguindanao and Lanao delSur.

Part of Electoral Protest

Maguindano, Lanao del Sur and Basilan are part of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest. In any case, their ballot boxes must be secured. PET must not allow Comelec’s temporary custody of the said election properties. The people can never be satisfied with the outcome of the electoral protest if these fall into the wrong hands.

Sudden Request

Rodriguez is furious with the sudden request of the Comelec to get temporary custody of the said ballot boxes just fa ew days prior to Leni Robredo’s first payment for the deposit of her counter-protest against Marcos. The timing is just very suspicious now that the preliminary conference is now set for June 21.

Not Buying Bluff

When it’s true that there are also ongoing protests locally for the governorship, Rodriguez or the Marcos camp as a whole is not buying the buff.  There are six electoral protests for governor filed in the 2016 elections in the ARMM region – but only the Mayoral protest in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur – Omar Ali (49.66%) vs Majul Gandamra (50.28%) is directly in the place included in the Marcos protest.

42 Electoral Protests Filed

There are 42 election protest cases (EPC) pending before the Comelec locally. These are against 6 provincial governors and 3 vice governors. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) governor is one of them. There are 21 city mayors and 4 city vice mayors. This only proves that the 2016 election is the dirtiest ever in terms of fraud.

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Bongbong Marcos’ Search for Truth has Become Very Expensive – Robredo Must Disclose P8 M Source when Paid


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

With the insistence of Atty. Romulo Macalintal of the Robredo’s camp that Bongbong Marcos should pay P185 M instead of just P66 M as ordered by PET, Atty. Vic Rodriguez of the Marcos camp reiterated that Marcos’ search for truth has gotten very expensive. Thereby, online supporters demand that Leni Robredo must disclose the source of funds when he pays the P8 M ordered by the court.

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[VIDEO]: The lawyer of former senator Bongbong Marcos is accusing the camp of VP Leni Robredo of delaying the election protest proceedings after the latter sought clarification from the tribunal about its order that she pay for her protest.

Atty. Vic Rodriguez’s Say

“We complied with the ruling of the tribunal and they did not. So I think they missed their chance and we will move for the dismissal of their counter-protest,” Rodriguez said. “That way, the whole process will be able to run its natural course unimpeded with unnecessary delays being filed by the ‘protestee’,” he added. He said this after explaining that the law is clear.

Netizen’s Call

Since Marcos discloses his sources of funds and provided a verifiable list of his donors just to comply with the PET’s order despite falling on a holiday, netizens call on Robredo to also do the same. They demand that her sources must be known since she said that she needs time to come up with the money – and as a government official, she cannot receive contributions just like Marcos.

SC’s Requirement

Both are required to pay the cash deposits in two installments on or before April 14 and June 14. However, given April 14 fell on Good Friday, a national holiday, the deadline was moved to April 17. Marcos paid P36 million to the Supreme Court to comply for his electoral protest against Robredo. Robredo however failed to pay the P8 M first tranche to the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court is Lenient to Robredo

Marcos’ dismissal plea for Robredo’s counter protest was disregarded by the PET. Instead, they extended the deadline to five days more after their decision on the issue on 25 April 2017. On top of that, they have deferred the electoral protest of Marcos to allow Robredo to pay within the specified time limit.

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Robredo Tells SC that P15.44M for her Counter-Protest is not yet Due as per PET Rules


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

As per Leni Robredo’s legal counsel, Romulo Macalintal, under Rules 65 of the 2010 Rules of the PET, it is not time yet for her to pay. Robredo must pay the cash deposit only when the necessity to retrieve and collect her counter-protested clustered precincts is determined. They simply question its resolution for both camps to pay a little more than P81 M as per deadlines stated.

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[VIDEO]: QRT: Kampo ni Marcos, nagbayad na ng paunang P36-M para sa election protest laban kay VP Robredo


Robredo submitted a manifestation through her lawyer Romulo Macalintal saying that the rules do not require her to deposit the said amount just yet. He reiterated that under Rules 65 of the 2010 Rules of the PET, Robredo should be asked for the cash payment only after there is a necessity to retrieve and collect her counter-protested clustered precincts.

Deferred Deposit

Without allegedly preempting the Hight Court, Robredo asks that the payment of her cash deposit be deferred until the time that the recount and revision of all the 36,465 protested clustered precincts is terminated as prayed in her counter protest. This is explained in the said manifestation.

Motion Still to be Resolved

Macalintal also added that the motion for reconsideration on the PET’s resolution to find Marcos’ protest sufficient in form has not been acted upon by PET yet. So, the camp asks why pay when there’s no final ruling yet that the electoral protest of Marcos is indeed in right form and substance?

Will Pay if Plea is Denied

However, Macalintal gives assurance that if this motion is denied, Robredo is willing to pay the cash deposit for her counter-protested clustered precincts. Any favorable action on their plea will also have an effect on the total number of clustered precincts of the election protest. Marcos’ lawyer, Vic Rodriguez slams Macalintal’s saying that their manifestations and motion for reconsiderations are mere delaying tactics.