Marcos loyalists’ testimonies during their SC rally recently via social media are very heartfelt. They feel the pains of Bongbong Marcos. Contrary to his detractors claim that the P36 M is just a little fraction of his wealth, at least 40 of his friends pitched in to complete the full check of the recount’s first installment.
Youtube video from; Rappler
[VIDEO]: Former senator Bongbong Marcos paid the first installment of the recount fee amounting to P36 million that the Supreme Court (SC) ordered him to pay.
Close Encounter with Marcos
Marcos loyalists who supported his recount quests represent their groups at the streets around the Supreme Court – during the first payout. They sacrifice being under the heat of the sun and standing patiently while witnessing the said event. Many have observed that Marcos had tears in his eyes despite greeting and smiling to people. This made them even more dedicated to support him.
A Step Forward
Marcos is certain that Leni Robredo cheated her way to victory, this is why his compliance with the Supreme Court’s order to pay for the recount of ballots is crucial to show that he is very serious for justice to be served. It is just one step forward in his legal battle but supporters hope that SC won’t tolerate Robredo’s delaying tactics anymore.
Appeal on the Amount
The former senator was hesitant to pay the amount at first. His lawyer and spokesperson Vic Rodriguez said that they would file a motion for reconsideration to question why the computation was based on the number of established precincts and not clustered precincts. They decided to comply after friends offered financial help – so as to eliminate any threats of case dismissal.
Rodriguez also said t that the time given is too short for the enormous amount needed. The timing is also bad with the SC’s resolution issued on March 21 but made public only on April 10. On top of that, the deadline falls on a holiday, Good Friday, April 14. Therefore, it coincides with the recount rally on that Monday which is a blessing in disguise for those who did not know that Marcos will show up in person.