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Is the Supreme Court Fair?: Robredo Gets the Soft Copies that Bongbong Marcos Paid


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Elena Grace Flores

The Supreme Court grants VP Leni Robredo’s request to provide her soft copies of the ballots and reports from the decrypted secure digital (SD) cards with no reason. These are from the provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. They are the three pilot provinces designated by Marcos for his election protest priority provinces. Robredo earlier opposed this. In fact, she succeeds in blocking the ARMM Technical Test. Marcos thinks as per the previous interview that she should not have that privilege because she has no share in its costs.

Youtube Video by; News ThatMatter

[VIDEO]: Bongbong  Marcos said that missing votes and undervotes can be verified through technical examination in the pilot provinces where soft copies and printed images are put on records.

Marcos Shouldered the Payment

The ongoing decryption activity was initiated solely by Marcos. He had to shoulder the decryption fee of Php 2.9M including an additional Php 2M for the initial supplies required by the COMELEC. Robredo did not join him in this undertaking. In fact, she aggressively opposed it from the start.

Robredo Camp is Happy with the Decision

Robredo’s Camp welcomes the PET’s decision because. It provides them with the additional security that the votes of the VP are the same as they are on the SD cards,” Robredo’s legal counsel Romulo Macalintal said. They can now coordinate with the Comelec to deal with procedure and supplies necessary for the soft copies, he added.

She said He said

The Comelec assures parties at the start of the decryption process last October 23. That the soft copies are for both camps. It is beneficial for them to protect their rights and interests in this election protest, she said. Marcos never questions that. He just stresses that ethically, Robredo should have a share in the expenses and must not block their actions anymore if she is for the truth to come out.

Unfair or No Big Deal?

The former senator paid for the cost of decryption and printing of ballot images from the pilot provinces amounting to P2,974,075 to be exact on top of is other expenses. Robredo seems to develop a habit to let Marcos pay for any major proceeding in the electoral protest. She has not even paid for her second installment of 7 million Pesos for her counter-protest. Comelec must look into its dismissal to be fair at least.

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Bongbong Marcos to Supreme Court Retrieval Team: Best Evidence is in the Ballots

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Elena Grace Flores

The Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal forms a team to retrieve the ballot boxes. This is in preparation for the recount in the election protest of former Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo. Marcos said in an interview with Erwin Tulfo that the best evidence is in the ballots. He looks forward to resolving the issue within three months.

YouTube Video by;  Erwin Tulfo

Supreme Court Retrieval Team’s Tasks

The team is tasked to locate and examine all ballot boxes in the contested provinces and cities in order to facilitate their retrieval and transport to the SC compound for the revision, according to a PET resolution signed by Clerk of Court Felipa Anama. In the resolution, the PET named lawyers Mercedes Mostajo and Linuel Alindogan of the Office of the Chief Attorney as leaders, Joy Jemima Reyes and Jeffrey Raymond Atienza of the Cash Collection and Disbursement Division as special disbursing officers; and Joery Gayanan and/or any official/employee to be recommended by the Office of the Administrative Services as chief security officer and/or assistant chief security officer.

The Best Evidence

Marcos is pleased by the development. Although, the Supreme Court has yet to order the actual retrieval of the ballots. The storage and recount areas are already set. Marcos is confident that the evidence can determine the actual winner in the 2016 VP race very soon.

Drug War Must Continue

He also backs the President’s drug war because of its extensive effect to the Filipino Society. The problem is massive when police officers and politicians embrace the illegal trade. The drug war must continue to see a big change in the situation.

Strong Enough to Replace Du30

As the chosen successor of Du30, Marcos supports the controversial campaigns of the President. He assures the public that whatever is done is does not violate the laws of the land. The culprits must be punished and abusive people in authority to be prosecuted. This is indeed the realization of the Liberal Party’s fear.