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See How the Oligarchs Gain Media Control that Suppress Atty. Chong and Bongbong Marcos’ News

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Senatorial Candidate Toti Casino’s discussion with Teleradyo’s anchor explains why the news on the digital election fraud involving Smartmatic is not mainly covered by the mainstream media. These networks will never admit that they are no longer engaged in the dissemination of information but deeply into propaganda instead. Atty. Glenn Chong who reveals the 2016 automated anomalies that stopped Bongbong Marcos from becoming the Vice President said that he faces the media when he discloses the price of the operation that resulted to the death of his aide, Richard Santillan. It ends up to be a 150 million pesos deal that shuts press coverages against the election system provider. z

YouTube video byElena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Teleradyo Reveals the the Oligarchs’ Control of Mainstream Media

Atty. Glenn Chong vs. Mainstream Media

The netizens’ video on Atty. Chong’s statement regarding Smartmatic caught some mainstream media people capture their press representatives the moment he mentions the election company. His150 million price tag source is a government official with a connection to the intelligence community. The Camp of Chief Superintendent Edward Carranza retaliates that they do not know Chong which many believe that it’s a bluff.

Controlled by the Oligarchs

They are under the control of the oligarchs according to the anchor of Teleradyo. She refers to the mainstream media. They cannot be relied upon, she added. Unlike Teleradyo’s chairman, Ramon Jacinto who is patriotic enough to allow his reporters to express the truth that they know about.

Radyo Bandido

Radyo Bandido during Edsa One was the leading broadcaster at that time, said Casino. The Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc is the owner. DZRJ-AM was originally in the broadcast frequency of 780 kilohertz on the AM band. RJ Jacinto starts to operate the station in the backyard of his house together with his classmates from Ateneo.

Marcos Media Blockout

Bongbong Marcos and sister, Imee Marcos often mention that in the past, they cannot explain their side against the black propaganda thrown at their family. This is because they do not have the outlets to voice out and reach the general public. This changes after the existence of social media. The golden era people themselves are the ones who are contradicting the common belief that martial law was totally brutal and that the late President Ferdinand Marcos was a tyrant.

The Power of the People

The Edsa Revolution that topples the late Marcos was driven by misled Filipinos due to the propaganda against them. Whereas, the current battles of Atty. Chong and Bongbong Marcos versus similar enemies are powered by loyalists online. Despite the LP’s efforts in banning pro-Du30 and Marcos supporters in social media, their physical counts are overwhelming as seen in gatherings nationwide. The Comelec must assure the people with a clean and honest 2019 election or else, face the wrath of the majority.

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Atty. Glenn Chong Resorts to the Ombudsman to Fight Gen. Carranza for Aiding Alleged Smartmatic Crimes

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Glenn Chong is so sure of his accusations that the murder of his aide, Richard Santillan is Smartmatic’s way of scaring him away from the digital election fraud case. He recently files a case against Chief Superintendent Edward Carranza for not answering public inquiries. Gen. Carranza fails to answer Chong’s questions through the Senate hearing. He is certain that he is indeed an assassination target for being so noisy. General Carranza’s cases that Chong files through the Ombudsman are Obstruction of Criminal Prosecution and Obstruction of Justice, among others. z

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[VIDEO]: Atty. Glenn Chong accuses Gen. Carranza directly for the death of his aide and for putting a threat on his life.

Already the Direct Target

Atty. Chong is certain that he is now the main target after the intimidation technique of the police scalawags fails. He becomes fiercer than ever. The young lawyer also gets the sympathy and support of Filipinos nationwide and overseas. The Marcos loyalist groups for one are already enough to make him win a seat in the Senate, alongside Gov. Imee Marcos.

Only the Preliminary Step

The threat of Chong’s life intensifies because of the noises that he made. In fact, a suspicious car that trails his vehicle is the same as that of a PAO officer who assists him in Santillan’s case. Despite this, he continues to travel to destinations that would establish his candidacy stronger. He forms alliances that can guarantee him votes.

Chong’s Call Prior to the Ombudsman Filing

Chong earlier said that he wants to see and inspect the evidence that the police force gets. He also demands the supporting reports and evidence of the theory of the police. He made it very clear that he wants answers to the death of Santillan in days, not weeks. The heads of the criminals in uniform are at stake as per the clean election advocate.

Carranza’s Failure

Carranza previously said that he orders a fact-based probe to avoid mere speculations on Santillan’s case. He also assures that the findings by crime laboratory and the Public Attorney’s Office would be in court. His men are to testify according to their operational procedures and face charges accordingly. He also promises the public that the investigations would be based on facts and that the police scalawags would suffer. Nevertheless, he fails to even answer public concerns with concrete proofs.

Rising Popularity through the People’s Initiatives

Smartmatic’s connivance with the mainstream media and fake survey firms is not working. Mind-conditioning through these networks cannot surpass the initiatives of the common people. The Comelec and the police scalawags do not have concrete evidence on their claims. However, Chong has gained sympathy nationwide and overseas. The Marcos loyalist groups alone with the mechanism of National Alliance of Philippine Federalism, Inc. can already assure his seat in the Senate. His current popularity alongside Gov. Imee Marcos and Toti Casino is obvious during his tours in Mindanao, particularly in Davao City and Camiguin.

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Attorney Glenn Chong’s Way Out Can be the Way In Towards a Senate Seat

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Attorney Glenn Chong answers the Chiefs directly when asked why he has to run for a Senate post when the competition is already very tough. He can actually do much better in the House of Representatives, they said. However, Chong discloses that he is already very tired of convincing people about his clean election advocacy. If he loses, then it would be a way out for him. Otherwise, he can gain more influence if the people support him. z

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[VIDEO]: Chong: It doesn’t matter if I lose

Sincerity Counts in Winning

Former Biliran Rep. Glenn Chong says that he will run during the midterm elections and it doesn’t matter if he loses. He also reveals how the people saw his sincerity through the letters he gave out in the 2007 elections. Chong has shown in many appearances that he is willing to give up his life for his good intention for the country.

Social Media Supresses the Fighting Attorney

It is very obvious through Facebook that anything related to the quest of the fighting attorney faces many restrictions at Facebook and other social media outlets. The accounts of his supporters who are mainly pro-Marcos and Du30 voters are limited to the very minimal number of postings. However, some campaigns to discredit him are still visible online. This can also be a part of the social media’s anti-spam drive.

Bongbong Marcos’ Silence

It is observed that Bongbong Marcos never said a word about Attorney Chong’s plight. He earlier confirmed that the election lawyer is not part of his legal team as per the plea of Chong himself. Chong’s revelations about the 2016 poll fraud coincides with the electoral protest of Marcos against the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo

Senate Bid Falls Into Place

As Chong tries to finalize his candidacy, his infrastructure in the Congress did not materialize. Contrary to that, all of his Senate push preparation push through. This is the reason why he thinks that it’s the will of God for him to run for Senator, win or lose. Winning is not his goal but to go further than the crossroad he’s facing.

Way Out or Way In

For Attorney Chong, it’s only the people who can decide for him to take an exit from his fight with the Comelec and Smartmatic or move forward. Should he win, he can have an edge as a legislator to ensure the country’s honest election. He vows to make sure that all votes will be counted properly. There should be no agency that manipulates the will of the people as to who would lead the country.

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Election Advocate Glenn Chong’s Car Peppered with Bullets that Killed Close Aide


By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Glenn Chong is known to be an election reform advocate. He exposes the alleged anomaly in the 2016 vice-presidential race between Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos. He now runs for Senator. Barely 6 months prior to the 2019 midterm poll, his car was peppered with 30 bullets. His aide for eleven years, Richard Red Santillan died. Chong was not in the car because Santillan left him in Naga as he headed off to Manila for his yearly pre-Christmas gift-giving activity.
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[VIDEO]: MAINSTREAM MEDIA WALANG PAKE SA AIDE NI GLENN CHONG, RICHARD SANTILLAN – Sass Rogando Sasot 12/11

30 Bullets are Proofs

Reports said there were 30 bullet holes in the car, and Chong said the incident proved the attackers were keen on killing their target. Chong revealed during Senate hearings that Smartmatic had a hand in the 2016 election cheating. He is relentless in his pursuit of the truth when he testified about the alleged electoral fraud in both the Senate and House hearings.

No Enemies

To Chong’s knowledge, Santillan has no known “enemies.” Except perhaps some people in Smartmatic and the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Chong is always critical of Smartmatic since the 2010 elections. It, however, got the Comelec bidding to provide the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) for the country’s first digital elections. Chong is among the first and most consistent critics of the PCOS system.

Chong’s Suspicion

Atty. Chong suspects that his aide was allegedly murdered by the police at around 2 a.m. on December 10 in Cainta, Rizal. He refers to the video they’ve got to back his theory. According to Chong, the video footage shows that there were patrol cars in front and at the back of Santillan’s car. This is contrary to the police spot report that his aide was engaged in a shootout with the authorities.

False Accusations

Furthermore, the election fighter cries fraud on the police claims that they found in Santillan’s possession three packets of shabu. He insinuates that “when the victim is dead, one can always plant evidence there.” He also points on some loopholes in the allegations that Santillan could be a member of the Highway Boys Group which operates in Taytay, Cainta and Pasig City.

Promise to His Comrade

Santillan was always with Chong in the last eight years of his association with politicians. They knew him as an associate because he is like a brother to Chong. He even gave Santillan with a Glock firearm registered under his aide’s name. Santillan may not have brought the firearm with him during the incident. Thus, he suspects that the firearms and a grenade were planted. Chong swears to stand by his fallen comrade and clear his name until the end.

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Is Senator Koko Pimentel Falling Short of his Promise to Present Smartmatic to the Public?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

During the last Senate committee meeting on September 13, 2018, Senator Koko Pimentel pledged that Smartmatic people must divulge their knowledge on the alleged 2016 election fraud. Two months had passed by and this promise is still hanging. However, he prioritizes the filing of his questionable certificate of candidacy and his recent marriage. Does this mean that there’s no more public hearing on this issue?



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[VIDEO]: Disqualification case isinampa laban kay Sen. Koko Pimentel sa Comelec


Two Kinds of Senate Hearings

There are two types of hearings in the Senate. First is the public hearing where it is open to the media and the public. Then, the executive sessions where the media and the public are not allowed. Only members of the Senate and the Congress can attend such meeting. Atty. Glenn Chong’s team members are worried that Senator Pimentel’s committee would opt for the executive session. Given that this could save Smartmatic from further embarrassments.


Pre-judged Case?

Smartmatic in partnership with Comelec is obviously very powerful. Only a public hearing can justify a clean mid-term election. However, it is notable that Pimentel’s committee is very quiet nowadays. It could be that an executive session is now cooking if the running Senator is in connivance with the riding in tandem, as Atty. Chong puts it.


Regaining the Public’s Trust

As long as the Smartmatic witnesses cannot be presented in a public hearing, the people will surely doubt the integrity of the elections in 2019. It would look like the committee is protecting the Comelec and Smartmatic fraud syndicates. The Senate would surely lose its credibility as a worst-case scenario.



Confusion on the Law

The Constitution provides that the term of office of a senator is six years and that no senator can run for more than two consecutive terms. “In the case of Pimentel, he lost in the May 2007 election for senator but eventually won his election protest against Senator (Juan Miguel) Zubiri in August 2011 and served merely the remaining two years unexpired term of Zubiri from August 2011 to June 2013”. Pimentel’s election lawyers cited the 2017 case of Albania vs. Comelec, where the High Court reiterated its previous similar doctrines in other election cases that the period of time that an elective official served after winning his election protest “did not constitute a complete and full service of his term as he did not hold the office for the full term of three years to which he was supposedly entitled to.” Other lawyers also disagree with this analysis.

Newly-Wed Blues

Pimentel, 54, married partner Kathryna Yu, 36, in a civil wedding ceremony last October 18, at the Coconut Palace. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio officiated the wedding, which was attended by big names in politics and showbiz. President Rodrigo Du30 and close aide Bong Go who also runs for Senator led the principal sponsors. Despite the newly-wed blues, Atty. Chong still insists on Pimentel’s response as to when the next public hearing would be on the election fraud issue?


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Glenn Chong Asks Comelec where’s the 10 Missing Voting Machines are for Election 2019?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

“Massive testing” will start today by vote counting machines and other election systems for their use in 2019. This will definitely be used as a “massive propaganda” of the syndicate, said Atty. Glenn Chong. He also joins the PDK, DDS, and BBM group leaders to talk about the VP electoral fraud which is a hot topic in the country today.

PDK DDS BBM 2018Attorney Glenn Chong talking about VP Electoral Fraud. Hot topic.

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[VIDEO]: Attorney Glenn Chong talking about VP Electoral Fraud.


10 Missing Voting Machines

The Comelec admits that the 10 voting machines are indeed missing. However, they cannot explain to the public why they have not been returned to the poll agency yet after the 2016 elections. This is until now after a long 2 years and 5 months has passed. Their officials are not even taking responsibility for their disappearance.  The Senate hearing on September 13, 2018, got the record for the admission.


Cheating in Election 2019 is More Likely

Due to Comelec’s incompetence in safeguarding the voting machines, the people will always think that the next election in 2019 cannot be a clean and honest one because these machines can actually generate votes for the manipulators, added Chong.


Independent Operation Theory

INDEPENDENT OPERATION: These machines have been stolen by the politicians who are the conniving candidates with the syndicate as per the case in Biliran in 2010. They can be used in to conduct their own fraudulent activities to match with the maneuvers of the Comelec and Smartmatic personnel. There are various cheating procedures that can be done technically using those devices.



Syndicated Operation Scenario

SYNDICATED OPERATION: These machines will be used as cloned VCMs. This can be a widespread operation by the Comelec syndicates and Smartmatic itself. If the Comelec and Smartmatic are not guilty of this scenario, they must have been found already. Their whereabouts should not be a mystery. The culprits must also suffer the consequence. To the contrary, the Comelec just refuses to answer.

Tools for Cheating

Chong explains to the PDK, DDS, and BBM group leaders its significance. The missing VCMs are enough to let any Senator win. Take the case of the 459 result transmissions a day before the election in 2016. That can happen again in 2019. They would surely make use of the plan by just setting the issue aside. However, the PDK, DDS, and BBM groups continue to make noises.


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Atty. Trixie and Glenn Chong’s Plan B to Prevent 2019 Smart Election Cheating

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Glenn Chong shared this petition form that Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angles started. They urge people to sign this form if they agree with their PLAN B. Its goal is to prevent the imminent widespread of smart election cheating: Protect the Philippine election from smart cheating  Please sign another petition and share this campaign instead of the payment option. This was launched after the Commission on Elections has opted to continue the use of Smartmatic for the 2019 elections. It happened despite the 2016 election revelations made by Atty. Chong and examination results in the Marcos vs. Robredo vice presidential recount that indicate possible massive electronic cheating.



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[VIDEO]: Latest na PASABOG ni Atty. Glenn Chong – Oct.19, 2018 – Ang Malayang Pilipino


Signature Campaign

As of this writing, 41,918 have signed. At least 50,000 signatures are needed to compel Comelec and Smartmatic to follow the people’s wishes. A simple solution can check this cheating procedure and return the people’s trust in the electoral exercise by counting the voter’s receipts.

PROPOSAL UNDER PLAN B:
1. A voter enters the precinct, check the BEI if registered, and get a ballot.

2. Vote for the favored candidates

3. Enter the ballot into the machine.

4. Retrieve the receipt of the casted ballot and while still near the ballot box, check whether the intended votes are correct or not as per the record on the receipt. (Confidential)


The Importance of the Voting Receipt

They propose that at the end of the voting day, the Board of Election Inspectors convene with the watchers of the national candidates or their parties and count the votes contained in the voters’ receipts. These receipts are kept in a separate box that the BEI can open and count. The counting may be limited to the candidates for senators, congressmen, governors, mayors, and party lists.

5. At the yellow ballot box, the voter should check:

a. If the machine did not make a mistake as per the receipt. Drop the receipt into the box and go out of the precinct.

b. If something is wrong in the receipt, let the poll watchers know while they are still there to record the error. Go to the BEI to record the complaints on the Minutes of Voting where the receipt is filed.

6. Poll watchers and accredited citizens’ volunteers will make sure all receipts are dropped into the yellow ballot box.

7. After the polls, while submitting the results and printing 30 copies of the results for up to 2 hours, one of the BEI officers will be responsible for the Manual Audit Committee (MAC).


Manual Audit

After counting, these can be compared with the tally posted at the door as well as those transmitted to the city. This simple procedure will require no extra cost except for the small amount of time allocated for this activity.

8. Poll watchers and the accredited citizens’ volunteers will become MAC members to perform a manual count of votes on receipt. Since the data is printed on the receipt and it is clear, the process can be very fast after the manual audit. (GENERAL DEVELOPMENT)

9. The vital positions are for the Senators, Party Lists, Congress Representatives, Governors and Mayors only.

10. The public may observe manual audits outside the precincts.

11. After manually counting the votes on the receipt, the result is compared to the number of votes made by the machine.



Minutes of voting

b. If the difference in the manual count from the automated count is significant, it is already a sufficient reason to suspend the proclamation of the winners. Ballot counts must be done in a public place. The final ballot manual count results will prevail.

12. Uncovered voter complaints recorded by poll watchers and BEI in Minutes of Voting, if any; and the general variation of the manual count on the automated count, if any, should be posted in a centralized public reporting facility in Manila with the app to study it and take appropriate action. COMELEC and accredited citizens’ volunteers can implement their own reporting facilities.

A separate written petition will be sent to the COMELEC to formalize this petition. If the manual count is incompatible with the automated count, this is enough reason for a candidate to protest.


Only the Cheaters are Against this Election Plan B

There is no doubt that there are many methods of automated system fraud. But the voters or any group cannot effectively control all these methods with one and a half steps. If there is a validation of the correct reading and the correct counting of votes done, all the different forms of automated system fraud will be effectively recognized and therefore prevented using a the double-verification process of the receipt of the votes. This is an effective warning to deceivers to allow a clean and reliable election to happen.


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Why does Robredo Need to Highlight her Insecurity with Imee Marcos to Endorse Roxas for Election 2019?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Mar Roxas ends his semi-retirement in politics as he files the certificate of candidacy in Election 2019 for Senator. Since Smartmatic still operates the poll, there are still yellows who can win through the fraudulent machines. This is some kind of payment for the debt of Smartmatic to Noynoy Aquino when he allowed it to administer the 2016 elections despite its disqualification. Meanwhile, Leni Robredo stresses the reason why Roxas is running. It’s because “there is another Marcos again” who will run in the Senate, she said. She is referring to Gov. Imee Marcos. If Marcos was actually the reason for Roxas’ candidacy, why didn’t he wait for her to file her candidacy first before his? So clearly, the governor is not his reason for his decision. Roxas is really excited to run because he knows he can win with Smartmatic’s manipulation, according to Atty. Glenn Chong.



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[VIDEO]: Mar Roxas at Imee Marcos, naghain na ng COC sa Comelec


Senator to be Imee Marcos’ Solutions

Imee Marcos focuses on the chant “Imee, solution,” of her supporters and zones out the chants of “Never again to Martial Law” by supporters of the opposition senatorial bet Chel Diokno. On Tuesday, the 16th of October, 2018 she filed for her certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections.


Family Support

She is accompanied by her family. Her mother was there, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, who is also seeking to fill in the Ilocos Norte governor slot in the election 2019. Her brother Bongbong was also there, who is currently contesting the results of the 2016 elections for vice president.


The Bet of the Millennials

Imee Marcos is appealing to the Millenials. She once headed the KB, the forerunner of the Sangguniang Kabataan, during the Martial Law period. In an interview, she says that the times are different now. Furthermore, the millennials are now willing to hear about their side of the story.



Roxas Filed his COC for Election 2019 First

As another senatorial bet of the LP, Mar Roxas, the former interior secretary, arrived to file for his Certificate of Candidacy prior to Imee. The Marcos supporters still shouted their support for Marcos. Roxas responds, he says in a video that he had taken an examination of conscience for the past weeks. He ascertains that despite his imperfections as well as shortcomings, he still believes that he has given his best to serve the country as well as its people.


Democracy in a Divided Nation

The supporters of both sides taunted each other outside of the Comelec. Marcos, under the Nacionalista Party, and a Du30 ally, and Diokno, running under the opposing Liberal party, did not talk to each other during the filing of their COCs. Even Mar Roxas comments upon arriving at the Comelec that democracy is very much alive. This is contrary to the lie of Robredo that it is now dead. The presumptive VP is known for her lies and fake news just to discredit the current administration for her party’s own advantage. It is clear that she has to cover her own insecurity with Bongbong Marcos using his sister and her LP co-member’s  senatorial rivalry.


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Can Former Senator Bongbong Marcos Continue his VP Duties Despite Criticisms?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The ongoing election protest of former Senator Bongbong Marcos against the presumptive VP, Leni Robredo is instructive over the results of the vice presidential contest. The tell-tale signs of a concerted effort to ensure that the wishes of then-President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to block Marcos’ return to the executive office are obvious. His party supporters safely carried out their quest during elections. Smartmatic obviously ensures the victory of the pro-Aquino slate. However, despite the mainstream media blackout, the son of the late President Ferdinand Marcos remains to thrive because of his clan’s good governance.



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[VIDEO]: I always believed in the importance of the LGUs, having spent most of my public service career in local government. To all the barangays in Quezon City, congratulations on a job well done!


Ex-Pnoy’s Wrath

The most sophisticated cheating strategy happens in the highest levels of the Comelec. This is under the baton no less of the infamous ex-Comelec Chair Andy Bautista. He organizes what turns out to be the most corrupt electoral system and practice in the country’s history.  That starts from the leak of the list which the National Privacy Commission exposed. It turns out that the same was the handiwork of a group of Comelec employees working in tandem with LP manipulators.

Follow-up on Senator Tito Sotto

Calls for Senate President Tito Sotto and Senator Dick Gordon occupy social media platforms. People are making follow-ups on the verdict of the hearings conducted. They owe it to the public to make the 2016 elections mishaps as the basis to safeguard a clean, honest and credible elections in 2019. The joint legislative committee on the automated electoral system has gathered enough information. They can easily craft a good model for the next elections if they want to.


Tweaking Excuses

The tweaking of the “N” in the middle of the national canvass by Venezuela Marlon Garcia already casts doubts on the 2016 elections. Neither Comelec nor Smartmatic cannot come up with credible excuses. The overwhelming public view that it caused Marcos’ over-a-million lead to vanish dramatically remains. Thus, the ongoing protest at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal is very much alive. In fact, it leans towards Marcos’ victory. It is even supported by the IT experts in the country.



Never Again to Smartmatic

The people should never again let Smartmatic and its co-conspirators to make a mockery of our electoral process. Foreigners must not decide the fate of our democracy. They are the reason for all kinds of problems and questionable results using their automated electoral system. The oligarchs benefit greatly from the results they generate.


Where is Democracy?

Smartmatic’s monopoly over Philippine elections was perpetuated by PNoy-appointed officials. Acting Comelec chairman Christian Robert Lim awarded the supply contract for the vote counting machines (VCMs) to be used in the May 2019 midterm elections to Smartmatic. This was three weeks before his scheduled retirement on February 2, 2018. Also, it was without the benefit of any bidding or public notice. Now, it would be too expensive for the government to eliminate that. Therefore, Marcos’ critics have no right to stop Marcos from inspiring the LGUs to promote good governance. The pro-Marcos community is larger than the black media propaganda his detractors launched against him because they are the real voters.

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Is the Supreme Court Now Leaning Towards Bongbong Marcos’ Favor in his VP Electoral Protest?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos served a manifestation of appreciation to the Supreme Court sitting as the PET and Omnibus Motion. He is stating in the manifestation that he is grateful for the PET’s decision. This is with the threshold not being the final determinant of the votes, with the ballot to still undergo appreciation to determine the true intent of the voter. Meanwhile, the culture of seniority at the SC is now back. This is as Chief Justice Teresita De Castro finishes her shortest term ever. Fairness can’t be alien anymore knowing that the blues now balances with the yellows.



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[VIDEO]: Mga empleyado ng SC, nagkulay asul sa huling flag-raising ceremony ni Chief Justice De Castro


Omnibus Motion

Marcos is also expressing gratitude for the PET for maintaining Rule 43 which states that marks that don’t reach 50% of the oval will not be considered valid votes. However, for the Omnibus Motion, BBM is asking PET to withdraw part of their decision to use the election returns as the basis for the segregation of the ballots at the recount proceedings. Because this is in opposition to a previous decision of the Supreme Court versus the Comelec in the Lerias case.

Vital Evidence from the Supreme Court

In accordance with this, the Supreme Court says that the ballots serve as the strongest evidence and not the election returns. The Supreme Court adds that the election returns will only be used only if there are no ballots. With the ballots still there, it follows that the election returns shouldn’t be used. Consequently, Marcos asked again not to use the decrypted ballot images because they have been compromised.


The Use of the Decrypted Images

The PET has already said before that the decrypted ballot images will be used in place of the original if they are unreadable. The Supreme Court says that the decrypted ballot images serve as a functional equivalent of the original. This is also acting on the precedence of the cases Vinzons-Chato versus HRET and Maliksi versus Comelec. The PET further adds that  BBM was not able to present evidence that the decrypted ballot images have been compromised.

Marcos’ Opposition to Use the Digital Prints

BBM’s camp, however, argues that these cases shouldn’t be used as a basis now because there is a difference between the images and the original ballots of the 2016 elections. This is regarding the squares that Smartmatic added to the ballot images. This shows that the images are not faithful reproductions of the original.



Wet and Damaged Ballots

With regards to the missing ballot images, BBM also expresses concern. The images from the VCM when taken are in a chronological order. Furthermore, each image has a sequence number that serves as control marks. However, it has been discovered that there are missing images on the first and middle parts and there are items added at the end. This shows as a clear indication of tampering.


Supreme Court Decision

With the ballot images as the basis of the results, manipulating them equates to manipulating the elections. This is clear evidence that the ballot images are compromised. In Naga City and Camarines Sur only, there are 37,159 ballot images that have been compromised in this way. This was shown in a Senate hearing on July 31 however 2 months after and there still is no answer from Smartmatic or Comelec. Nevertheless, CJ De Castro’s one month stint in the branch’s highest office seems like making a difference. For one, the yellow atmosphere now becomes blue which is a symbol of peace and harmony that is in line with Marcos’ idealism for unity.