[VIDEO]: Facebook suspends account of Marcos Jr.’s spokesman
Denying Rights to the Highest Degree
Most supporters of Bongbong Marcos are experiencing different kinds of FB censorship online. Recently, Atty. Vic Rodriguez’s Facebook account was suspended. He’s the spokesperson of presidential frontrunner, Bongbong Marcos. He also said that the suspension of his account was “censorship of the highest degree. It is interference in a sovereign act. Digital terrorism no less.”
Like any other BBM supporter, Rodriguez said that he has no violation. That he would not appeal Facebook’s decision to suspend his account. He claims he did not violate their rules. He’s just sending messages for the campaign. So, he will continue to deliver Marcos’ message. This time, through other media platforms.
Elon Musk’s Aquisition of Twitter
The Marcos loyalists are banking on the Twitter acquisition by Tesla’s Elon Musk. They said that they are willing to transfer to Twitter judging from the alleged indifference of Facebook to BBM’s supporters. Their disgust to FB is to the highest degree.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Congressman Lito Atienza, Buhay Party List representative stresses in his speech in Congress that he believes Bongbong Marcos was cheated in the 2016 election. He also advised him that there’s nothing he can do about it because of Comelec’s cover-up on Smartmatic’s fiasco uncovered by clean election enthusiast, Atty. Glenn Chong who is running for Senator for the 2019 Senatorial race.
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Evidence of the VP Election Fraud in 2016
The camp of former Senator Bongbong Marcos reveals that the soft copy of ballots they presented as proof of supposed election fraud in 2016 came from the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) itself. Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, a spokesperson of Marcos, made the claim in a statement denying Vice President Leni Robredo camp’s accusation that the evidence was “fake and fabricated.” “Her accusation though is tantamount to dishonoring the PET because it is the source of the soft copies of all the ballot images we presented,” Rodriguez said.
The poll cheating battle becomes the tandem of Comelec and Smartmatic versus TanDem (Tanggulang Demokrasya). Lawyer Glenn Chong of TanDem reinforces the revelations made by Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd in his privilege speeches last March 6 and 14, 2018. Sotto exposes the irregularities in the 2016 national and local elections. This includes the existence of queueing servers, early transmission of votes, and foreign remote access to the election servers. He claims that his source provides him with system logs that show these anomalies. These data happen to be from the PET.
The Comelec Cover Up
Former Biliran congressman Glenn Chong made a step by step discussion of the system logs in his possession. He compares it point by point with Sotto’s revelations. In the end, Chong proves that Sotto’s exposé is consistent with the entries in the system logs. Of course, Comelec and Smartmatic would not admit any errors on their part – just like what Atienza said beforehand. The alleged early transmission of votes and the existence of secret servers are all set aside by the poll body.
Chong Questions the Comelec with Proof
Chong asserts that 459 transmissions from the municipality of Ragay, Camarines Norte were made on the early morning of May 8. This is only a day before the 2016 elections. However, as shown on the logs, and as per the Comelec, no vote-counting machines from Ragay were working on May 8. So, the big question now is who sent the transmissions early on that day?
Comelec Cannot Discredit the PET
Senator Franklin Drilon was quick to ask Chong where he got his data. Well, to the surprise of the senators, the system logs came from Comelec itself. It turned out that the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET), in the election protest case of Francis Tolentino v. Leila de Lima, had subpoenaed those logs and Comelec had submitted them to the SET. Chong then accesses them through a PET session.
The PET does not issue any official numbers from the 2016 VP election recount. It is generally silent on the ongoing process. In response to Macalintal’s “game over’ statement, Atty. Vic Rodriguez, a lawyer os Bongbong Marcos said that he believes the comments of Robredo’s lawyer that it’s a game over for Marcos and all are media mileage. This is his desperate effort to bring relevance to the carcasses of a futile Senate bid, he said. “I pity Macalintal. As an officer of the court, it’s clear to me that only the PET can determine whether we are finished,” he added.
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos’ lawyer said that he pity Macalintal for his desperate media mileage quest using BBM’s protest.
The Supreme Court’s Statement
The Supreme Court that acts as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal recently said that the ballot recount is nearing its end – except for a few damaged ballots. The recount will continue on January 28 using the decrypted ballots for the unreadable ones. PET notes that the recounts in four protests it previously administered did not reach completion. Marcos’ poll protest would be the first that will eventually be completed, it said. The tribunal reminds the parties repeatedly to refrain from commenting on the ongoing process. It cites the sub judice rule.
Determining Factor to Continue the Recount
The recount began last April in Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. These are the pilot provinces that Marcos identified in his protest. The results of the recount in the three provinces would determine if the tribunal should continue checking ballots. The recount for the rest of the clustered precincts in the country could follow if there’s a substantial basis for the discrepancies in the said initial places.
Desperate for Media Mileage
Macalintal holds a joint press conference with former Rep. Erin Tañada (Quezon). This is to discuss a supplemental manifestation of Robredo’s that objects Marcos’ petition for a technical examination in the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Basilan and Maguindanao. Aside from the electoral protest, the two also discuss their respective Senate bids and campaign platforms. In December, Marcos made a petition to look into voters records included in an unrelated petition by former Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan against ARMM Regional Gov. Mujiv Hataman.
Macalintal’s Basis for his Comments
Macalintal keeps on comparing Marcos’ protest to the other electoral protests that are incomplete. This is contrary to the PET’s disclosure that in the history of electoral protests, only Marcos’ case reaches this part to the verge of completion. However, the tribunal does not leave a clue on its actual status because of the gag order.
The “It’s Over” Expression on the Election Protest
If Marcos’ reference for his claim is only the recount results, then it’s over or far out, said Macalintal. As seen in the video, he seems to insinuate that the Protestant’s team is just over acting since no electoral protest won in the past, he added. This is so because the digital count normally matches the recount results, the veteran election lawyer stressed. Nevertheless, this is contrary to Atty. Rodriguez’ feedbacks and the Senate hearing’s election fraud findings in 2016.
Even the Congress as the National Board of Canvassers that proclaims Leni Robredo as the VP winner in 2016 is in doubt until now if she really wins it. Congressman Vicente Veloso asked; Can we submit this Republic to that uncertainty? Are we sure that it is Robredo who is the Vice President? The question emerges as lawmakers are rooting VP out in the line of succession. This is contrary to the over-confident advice of Atty. Romulo Macalintal to Bongbong Marcos. He urges the latter to drop his electoral protest. President Du30’s resignation will never happen because Mr. Marcos will never win his electoral protest,” said Robredo’s lead lawyer. However, BBM camp’s spokesperson, Atty. Vic Rodriguez said that Macalintal is under false pretense because why would he urge Marcos on numerous occasions to let go of the protest if they are not guilty of digital fraud?
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‘Since when did a pending election protest become the basis of succession to the highest position of the land?’ asks Robredo’s election lawyer. He is also running for Senator in the 2018 Midterm elections. On his election bid, he says that he will push for the rights of senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
Robredo Camp’s Belief
Robredo’s team expresses confidence in the face of Malacañang’s statement that President Du30 will step down if the former senator wins his poll protest against her. Du30’s resignation will never happen because Marcos will never win his electoral protest, said Macalintal.
True to His Word
The President thinks that the former Senator is one of the better-qualified leaders to succeed him and if there’s development and he will win the protest and he becomes vice president, yes he will make true to his word,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque told reporters earlier before his rumored resignation as the Presidential spokesperson.
Mac Criticizes the President
Macalintal criticizes Du30 saying that he’s willing to step down except that he does not think if the constitutional successor is qualified. Marcos’ election protest is currently at the manual ballot recount stage. It covers over 5,000 clustered precincts from his three chosen pilot provinces: Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. The results of this recount will determine whether or not Marcos’ protest will proceed with the rest of the 31,047 contested clustered precincts.
Senators Disagree with the Revision
Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, and Minority Leader Franklin Drilon all said there’s no time to discuss the charter change. Arroyo’s proposal has no counterpart in the Senate. A resolution calling for a separate voting of a Constituent Assembly is still pending. It has no counterpart in the House. Drilon said that before going into the details of the revisions, the Congress has to decide first whether or not to amend the Constitution and which mode to do it.
Chong the Congress Doubts
Atty. Glenn Chong, former Congressman of Biliran Island appeared before a Senate investigating committee on the 2016 Automated Elections. It revived many questions raised for all the automated elections ever held in this country since 2010. This includes the 2016 elections, of course. Right now many people are questioning the same issues in the social media network. But with the 2019 mid-term elections getting nearer and nearer, it is high time for Filipinos to exert efforts in driving Smartmatic out of the country.
The PET resolution has nothing to do with the presumptive VP’s 25% shading plea but with the use of the election returns. Robredo’s mind conditioning stunts fail after netizens examine the said Supreme Court ruling in black and white. Also, UP professor Chito Avecilla says, “In my opinion, since the purpose of the revision is to physically count the ballots, resorting to a shortcut may raise serious objections.” He maintains that the ballot should be physically counted and under the presence of the opposing parties or their representatives. This is also the position of Bongbong Marcos as he continues his unofficial duties during his family’s busiest season.
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Physical Count is a Must to be Fair to the Protestant
With an electronic shortcut, it seems to Avecilla, that it would defeat the purpose of the revision. Since Marcos paid a fee for his protest, it is his right to have the ballot boxes concerned be physically counted.
Election Returns at the Basis of the Recount?
The PET is now deciding to refer to the election returns rather than making use of a numerical threshold. The VCMs directly produces ERs in electronic and printed form. It shows the date of the election, the province, municipality and the precinct in which it was held. Furthermore, it also shows how much votes does each candidate in the clustered precinct of the VCM.
Supreme Court Sets Aside the Election Threshold
The PET explains that using the ERs instead of adopting a specific threshold will lead the revision procedure to be more flexible and adaptive. Furthermore, through this, the VCM readings is mimicked and confirmed.
50% is the Correct Standard
The Supreme Court ruling shows that the correct interpretation with regards to the threshold is 50% and not 25%. Furthermore, the Tribunal says that it never granted a resolution that states 25% as the shading threshold.
The PET Fails to Settle Threshold Dispute
Atty. Vic Rodriquez, Marcos’ counsel says that the Vice President’s camp is peddling lies. Robredo’s camp claimed that PET ruled in favor of their 25% shading threshold. Her lawyer even has a follow-up media propaganda saying that is allegedly impossible for Marcos to win the electoral protest. However, the latter is just a crowd favorite that wherever he goes, he touches lives.
Atty. Vic Rodriguez, the lawyer, and spokesperson of Bongbong Marcos directly blasts the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo on her Supreme Court fake news. This is on the alleged 25% threshold approval for the election recount. Atty. Rodriguez clarifies that the PET resolution dictates that it has no basis to change its 50% ruling. He added that he cannot figure out where the troubled VP gets the thick face to announce such fakes news in a press conference that even international media like CNN falls victim to.
[VIDEO]: PET, hindi inaprubahan ang hiling ni VP Leni na bilangin ang boto nito na may 25% shading lang
The Supreme Court Clarification
Atty. Rodriguez added that they would welcome any move by the PET, motu proprio (on its own), to clarify its earlier resolution on the controversy over its recent resolution on the threshold controversy. “As far as we are concerned, it is the body of the resolution in its entirety, which should be controlling and not one mere phrase,” Rodriguez said, noting that the PET had clearly set out why it adopted the 50-percent shading threshold after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) only belatedly informed the PET that as a policy they counted votes with as at least 25-percent shading.
In a 21-page decision dated Sept. 18, the PET, through Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa, partially granted the motion filed by the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo asking to set aside its earlier decision upholding the 50-percent threshold over the 25-percent threshold, which she said was used by the Comelec during the 2016 elections. The matter involved conflicting views on how much partial shading of a circle beside a candidate’s name in the ballot is sufficient to be counted as a vote for the said candidate in the election protest for the vice presidential race in the last elections.
Robredo’s Thick Face
The lawyer also criticized the preemptive acts of opposing counsels in claiming that the resolution was in their favor. This time, she cannot deny spreading fake news because her media allies quickly spread the information given like wildfire. Even other international media like CNN picked the fake news also. Rodriguez already corrected some of them for the wrong headline. It should be; PET upholds Marcos’ Plea and not the other way around.
No to the Use of Ballot Images
The Marcos Camp, however, presses their opposition to the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s (PET) use of decrypted ballot images. Plus the tribunal’s insistence on reverting to electronically-generated election returns. This pertains to the ongoing election protest over the alleged massive cheating in the 2016 vice presidential polls in Camarines.
Compromised Election Results
Rodriguez explains that the decrypted ballot images represent a significant number of ballots that have already been damaged and are clearly compromised and cannot reflect the true outcome of the polls. Rodriguez said the returns should not be used by the Supreme Court because “it is a product of the automated election system the product of which is precisely what we are questioning.”
Vice Presidential protestant against the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo, Bongbong Marcos gives his actual updates on the case during the interview with Erwin Tulfo. Marcos said that the Supreme Court that sits as the PET must make a decision on what to do with those questionable ballots. He also has high hopes that the new Chief Justice Teresita De Castro can set directions on his protest during the short 5 weeks of her term before her retirement.
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The Supreme Court to Decide on the Questionable Ballots
The Supreme Court is beginning a manual recount of the votes. However, Bongbong Marcos calls the PET’s attention to the questionable ballots. Some have been doused only recently, while several audit logs are missing.
Starting the recount from Bato Camarines Sur, there were already problems. 4 out of 42 voting precincts had the ballots wet. Consequently, the ballots are illegible. Furthermore, 38 precincts in Bato have the audit logs missing.
The camp of VP Robredo wants the PET to have the ballots where the ovals are shaded less than 50% but higher than 25% to be segregated. Robredo’s lawyers are also asking the PET to immediately resolve the April 18 resolution. They want the PET to reconsider the decision of a 50% threshold for vote validity.
Macalintal Dares Marcos on the Use of Ballot Images
Macalintal is now challenging Marcos. The picture images of the ballots should be used to determine the real results of the previous election. With the Comelec’s affirmation that the 25% threshold was used, Marcos’ claim that the threshold wasn’t used in the 2016 elections is now exposed as false, said the veteran lawyer. He also comments that Marcos is afraid to know the truth.
Atty. Rodriguez Blasts the Comelec’s Connivance with Robredo
Marcos’ lawyer, Vic Rodriguez is now calling the Comelec as a co-conspirator of VP Robredo, in response to Macalintal. Furthermore, Atty. Glenn Chong reveals the information that at least one SD card had been tampered with upon checking. Chong continues that with each card containing 500 votes, by switching machines, the 5000 extra SD cards could have been used to produce 2 million votes in favor of the victor during the 2016 VP race.
The Supreme Court or the PET denies the urgent motion to investigate the unethical outing of the PET revisors with VP Robredo’s representative. It said that the tribunal already looked into it and concluded its probe into the party. This statement from the PET confirms Vice President Robredo’s announcement that the PET had already investigated into the questioned swimming party. Bongbong Marcos is stunned why only Robredo knew about the said declaration. Not even the media knew about its verdict.
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Bongbong Marcos is Stunned
Marcos questions the propriety of the presence of Robredo’s revisor Osmundo Abuyuan in the outing. He said in his plea that to fraternize with a revisor was prohibited by the PET or the election tribunal of the Supreme Court. It is prescribed in the Code of Conduct for Court Personnel and the Canon of Judicial Ethics. In a resolution dated July 10, 2018, the PET denies Marcos’ motion. It justifies its answer by saying that the investigation is already done. Erwin Tulfo reacts by saying why there’s no update to the public on this regard.
Marcos enumerates some of the orders issued by the Supreme Court Associate Justice Caguioa which show his one-sidedness especially when it comes to penalties or fees. Almost all of his rulings are in Robredo’s favor. Nevertheless, Marcos makes it a point to comply and respect its decisions but cannot contain its unfairness.
The PET’s Declaration
The PET, in the same resolution, also orders the Commission on Elections to file its own comment on Robredo’s motion. It urges for the use of the 25 percent ballot shading threshold in the recount. The Office of the Solicitor General, who represents the government in court cases, disagrees with the position of the COMELEC on the issue and sided with Marcos. The OSG urges the PET to junk Robredo’s appeal and upholds its resolution. SolGen Jose Calida said that valid votes are those with at least 50 percent shading.
Robredo’s Camp Updated with the PET
Robredo said that “A [CCTV] footage confirms that Mr. Miranda, Marcos’ revisor leaves the bag of snacks on the fourth floor of the building for the swimming event.” Although she fails to specify which building. “The revisors of protestant Marcos were also invited to the said outing. In fact, prior thereto, no less than one of the supervisors of protestant Marcos, Mr. Roderick Miranda, sent some snacks for the proposed outing,” she added. Robredo slams Marcos for urging the PET to investigate the outing. She stresses that a probe has already been conducted where “some of the personalities involved were already meted with penalties.”
The challenge to Show Proof to the Supreme Court
Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, a spokesperson of Marcos challenges Robredo’s camp to produce an “authentic” CCTV footage. “We challenge Mrs. Leni Robredo to go ahead and produce such footage provided it is authentic and not another product of her many lies,” he said. “We have shown pictures of how she has corrupted PET head revisors and pictures don’t lie. To date, all she has are alibis and more lies. She’s already caught and yet she is still making excuses,” he added.
Bongbong Marcos’ lawyer, Atty. Vic Rodriguez is right with his statement that the ultimate goal of the questionable Vice President is to use her office in disrupting claims that she is not the real VP. This comes after the recent disclosure of Du30. The President said in his public speech that he is not sure if VP Leni Robredo is the real Vice President who is the winner of the 2016 election. Robredo admits that she is out of the loop and meets the president randomly only when they are both invited to similar events.
[VIDEO]: Robredo asserts ‘I won the vice presidency’
Out of the Loop after Winning the Election
Robredo admits that she is already out of the government’s loop after she resigns from the cabinet. She insists that she is not a spare tire. She is doing all her office can to disrupt efforts to unseat her. Her only opportunity to have a work with the president is when a coincidence happens.
Bongbong Marcos’ Protest Update
Bongbong Marcos is currently dissatisfied with the continuous moves of Robredo to delay the electoral protest. He blurts out his disgust during the interview with Erwin Tulfo on Robredo’s motion for grave concern over the use of a plastic magnifying glass by his revisor to see the vote markings clearly during the ongoing recount.
Justifying the Gag Order Ruling
Marcos in his compliance respects the ruling of the PET to fine him and Robredo for disobeying the gag order. This is to not disclose the status of the recount to the public. Although, he justifies it by saying that he is just expressing his observations. On the other hand, Robredo retaliates through her lawyer, Atty. Romulo Macalintal that they are merely responding to Marcos’ accusations.
Who Won the Vice Presidency?
The President is just too honest to express his sentiments that the electoral protest has taken a considerable amount of time without any clear direction. This gives an impression that the sitting VP may not be the real and true second leader of the country. However, Robredo is quick to respond that she won the Vice Presidency. One thing that most of the Filipino people who are Du30 and Marcos supporters don’t want to hear.
The camp of Robredo accuses the Marcos force of violating Supreme Court (SC) rules in the ongoing recount of vice presidential votes. That was when one of their revisors allegedly used a plastic magnifying lens during the recount proceeding. “Nestor Borromeo opted to use a child’s plastic magnifying glass to see clearly. What difference will this make on the recounting of votes?” he asked.
Youtube video by; Team BBM Pilipinas
[VIDEO]: A unity walk happens in time for the anniversary of Bongbong Marcos’ filing of the electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo two years ago.
The manifestation of Grave Concern
In a manifestation of grave concern by Robredo’s lawyers, she calls out on Marcos revisor Nestor Borromeo for allegedly bringing and using a plastic magnifying lens on June 14. They consider it as a prohibited item. The Supreme Court had previously informed both parties that only papers can be brought inside the venue for the revision.
Rodriguez said they are expecting “more desperate disruptions” from the Robredo camp. “Not now that the proof of fraud and massive cheating is out in the open. We expect more desperate disruptions to come our way. After all, Robredo admitted in a recent TV interview that even though she was out of the loop with the current administration, her way of remaining relevant is “to try to disrupt in the manner in which her office has positioned itself,” he said.
Not Slowing Down
Marcos’ spokesperson said they will not allow disruptions. “We won’t allow the election protest to be ‘disrupted ‘ by her desperate, childish and obvious attempts to delay the recount. Instead, we will continue our commitment to the Filipino people to fight until each and every valid vote that was cast will be counted,” Rodriguez added.
United at the Supreme Court
The supporters of former Senator Bongbong Marcos blast Vice President Leni Robredo for the childish complaint. They take it as a malicious act of Robredo to suppress the truth. A gathering for unity to mark the June 29 electoral protest filing anniversary happens recently. It’s been two years and things are still too slow for the case to progress.