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Robredo-Marcos Election Recount: Not about the Vice Presidency but for the Presidency

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Elena Grace Flores

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President Rodrigo Du30 openly declares his siding with Bongbong Marcos. He cannot even admit that Leni Robredo is his Vice President. The Filipino leader is very vocal about the late President Ferdinand  Marcos’ namesake as his anointed successor. Lately, Robredo also insinuates running for the presidency. That could only be in 2022. However, Marcos already challenges her position this early with his VP electoral protest where the manual election recount is currently ongoing. Various anomalies are found. It is very obvious in the three branches of government that the resistance against the administration is not only anti-Du3o but more so, anti-Marcos. Political leaders seem to already safeguard their interests whatever the President’s fate or future plans may be.










Youtube Video by; CNN Philippines
[VIDEO]: Interview with lawyers of VP Robredo and former Senator Bongbong Marcos




VP Post on Hot Seat

An electoral protest on who really won the vice presidency in May 2016 goes on. It is to determine if the sitting Vice President Robredo or former Senator Bongbong Marcos is the legitimate VP. The alleged fraudulent activities lead to the initial manual recount of votes. The lawyer of Marcos, Atty. Vic Rodriguez questions the irregularities noted by his client. Whereas, Atty. Romulo Macalintal of Robredo’s Camp accuses Marcos of faking evidence for some media stunts.




Opportunity to Cheat in the Election and Recount

Marcos’ Camp explains that they have no chance to cheat during the elections. Robredo had all the means to do such thing because she can be a political prostitute of the previous administration. At his point, they float the scenario that Marcos as the President’s VP choice can also do the same now. The wet ballots, missing audit logs, and pre-shaded ballots in favor of Robredo can be planted, they speculate.




Supreme Court Drama

The Supreme Court Chief Justice, Maria Lourdes Sereno blames the President for the filing of an impeachment case against her. Du30 said that he has nothing to do with the complaint but since Sereno won’t stop maligning him, he is prompted to declare a war against her. He urges the Congress to fast-track the said case. The CJ is an appointee of former President Noynoy Aquino. Her departure could allow the immediate implementation of Du30’s plans for the country that would include his passing the torch to Marcos.




Force in the Senate

Despite pledging an alliance with the President, Senate President Koko Pimentel can only be indifferent to Marcos. This is the same with House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Both are constitutional successors of the top two positions should the VP or the President is incapacitated. On the other hand, three senatorial bets are coming into place who are avid supporters of Du30. Re-electionist Senator Nancy Binay, Gov. Imee Marcos, and Special Presidential Assistant Bong Go emerge from the many possible candidates to make it in the top spots. Their political platforms are in line with the Marcos-Du30 principles. Truly, the power struggle is evident within the government itself.

Know the Link to the Likely Top 3 Bets for Senator: Nancy Binay, Bong Go and Imee Marcos

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/opinion/2018/04/09/hidalgo-all-about-recounting-vp-votes-597588