By: Elena Grace Flores
There have been many unverified reports on social media that the PET, Philippine Electoral Tribunal or SC ruling on the Bongbong Marcos electoral protest against V.P. Leni Robredo is to be announced on January 10, 2017. This is unlikely according to Rappler. It takes at least four years from the date of submission as seen in the past protests for the top government positions. However, improvements are done in the judiciary as per Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Also, President Rodrigo Duterte hates slow justice. Therefore, there’s a chance that this can happen just like the Marcos burial.
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[VIDEO]: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is hoping that the incoming administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will be as supportive of judicial reform as that of outgoing President Benigno Aquino III.
Sereno is assured now with the support of President Duterte because he hates slow justice. He has proven that this can be done in the shortest possible time. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is out of the prison in no time. The late former President Ferdinand E. Marcos is buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani after 27 years of long wait. It only happens during the first quarter of Duterte’s administration.
Pro-Marcos Supporters’ Hope
The pro-Marcos supporters are praying that they can hear the good news on January 10, 2017. This should not be a problem if the Supreme Court follows the mandate of the president. If not, they can put their branch in the line of AMLC where the president orders everyone to resign after they failed to submit the report on Senator De Lima’s case on time.
The Liberal Party’s Fear
Senator Trillanes expresses his fear that Bongbong Marcos becomes the new Vice President in 2017. He also urges the public not to believe the president’s statement that Leni Robredo will finish her term. His fear definitely has some basis given the circumstances of the Marcos burial. This time, the Liberal Party realizes that the power is not with them anymore. They should act accordingly.
The Power of the People
Filipinos are already enlightened after 30 years of lies by the yellow regime. Their lives are not better. In fact, it’s worst after the EDSA revolution. No media propaganda can satisfy a hungry stomach. Therefore, their only hope is to install Bongbong Marcos to the Vice Presidency. This is hoping that he becomes the president in 2022 or before that.