While the Liberal Party and Aquino-loyal politicians and supporters try to highlight the bad outcome of the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ leadership rather than the good, Bongbong Marcos never expresses hate towards them. In fact, he swears that if he wins, going after them can’t be the nation’s policy. Marcos will stand strongly against prosecuting Noynoy Aquino or any leader for whatever anomalies because it can hamper unity among Filipinos. It is just counter-productive for the country, he said.
YouTube Video by; ABS-CBN News [VIDEO]: Despite the decades-old political rift between their families, Bongbong Marcos believes that the administration should not run after President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III over alleged railroaded budget allotments.
Golden Era becomes the Dark Age
Martial law under the Marcos patriarch continues to stir up debates. After 45 years, his heirs gain back national influence. This triggers alleged human rights victims to seek justice for money. Bongbong Marcos said that their family’s history is “still being written.” The current history is the propaganda version of their detractors. The Aquinos’ two-term in power made that possible.
Disputes on Statistics
Gross domestic product or GDP growth peaked right after Marcos’s declaration of Martial law in 1972. It reaches nearly 9 percent in 1973 and 1976, partly driven by a commodity boom when the prices of major Philippine commodity exports like coconut and sugar went up. However, it was also under his leadership when the country hit the worst recession in history: a 7.3-percent contraction for 2 successive years in 1984 and 1985, as his grip on power waned. The anti-Marcoses stress on the times when the LP’s destabilization efforts already took a toll on Marcos’ administration.
Traitor of Both Sides
On the other hand, the Aquino patriarch, the late Senator Ninoy Aquino wanted the Americans to tell Marcos anything that can provoke him to declare Martial Law. It was necessary to fully instigate the ideal time for an anti-Marcos revolution. He believed that could catapult him into the presidency. At the same time, he divulges what the communists were up to. He wanted to get America’s trust to get their support. It is a way to legitimize a revolutionary government. He must demonstrate to them that he can betray his communist collaborators once he becomes president. That’s most probably why he said that if he were president like Marcos, he would also not hesitate to declare martial law.
No Unity when Hate Exists
Bongbong Marcos’ family remain as the image of a Filipino status symbol. They care about the welfare of the people. Their characters show that there’s no place for hate and revenge. This is despite the projections of tyranny against them. Most people realized that already. It is just a matter of time that the nation’s culprits can repent.
Bongbong Marcos responds to Erwin Tulfo’s question about the update of the electoral protest that the Supreme Court already made necessary preparations for the recount. The PET also orders to retrieve the ballot boxes from the pilot provinces identified by Marcos. He basically expects the recount to start in November. That should produce a result already in December 2017.
[VIDEO]: Matapang na diskusyon at straight to the point na mga sagot mula kay former senator at vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr o BBM sa mga kontrobersyal na isyu ngayon sa ating bayan. Erwin Tulfo at BBM, 1 on 1! Panoorin at pakinggan ang kanilang naging usapan!
Smartmatic Pays Bautista
The signed affidavit of Patricia Bautista, estranged wife of COMELEC Chair, Andres Bautista that says he indeed receives a fee from Smartmatic is already against the law. This fact alone already gives an impression to the public that there was indeed manipulation in the 2016 election results.
First Course of Action Not Relevant to Protest
Since the PET already ruled that the first course of action in Marcos’ electoral protest against Robredo is not relevant anymore to the recount, Bautista’s case can just die down. The focus is already on the wait for the start of the recount. November is fast-approaching so, the people are anxious for it to start. This is with the hope that at the end of the year, the case is resolved. That the real winner for the VP post can already assume by 2018.
Bloody Drug War
Marcos also explains why the President’s drug war is quite bloody. He said that the streets are already tainted with blood even before the start of the drug war. Naturally, it takes a bloody method to stop a bloody crime. It’s a choice between the criminals and the authorities to perish.
The OFWS are important to the economy of the country. There is an indication that the enemies of the administration are using their influence to discredit the President. The series of deaths among teenagers who are mostly children of OFWs follow a pattern that can create hatred among overseas contract workers to the President. The September 21 rally at the Luneta against the administration also follows the same procedure when the detractors of the late President Ferdinand Marcos staged violent events to blame them to the Marcos regime.
Bongbong Marcos said that he now prepares for the recount of votes in connection with his electoral protest to the 2016 vice presidential election. Leni Robredo claims her victory despite his protest on the anomalous hairline margin. Marcos is confident that the discrepancy can easily be wiped out through a recount that can be done in one and a half month.
[VIDEO]: Kampo ni Bongbong Marcos, may mungkahi para mapabilis ang pagsuri sa mga balota.
Organizing the Election Recount Revisors
Bongbong Marcos said; “I have started organizing the revisors, or those who will open the ballot boxes and count the votes,” said Marcos during the Marcos 100 Forum at Mariano Marcos State University.
Action of the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court that acts as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal also prepares the gymnasium at the SC compound. This is where the recount will be conducted, Marcos added. There are also two other venues in the SC grounds that can serve as storage places for the ballot boxes and election paraphernalia.
Recount Amidst Propaganda
It can be observed that massive media propaganda from both the pro and anti-administration factions are ongoing. Nevertheless, Marcos concentrates on the recount despite Robredo’s continues attack on his father’s legacy as his family celebrates the fallen President’s 100th birth anniversary.
Over in Less than Two Months
Marcos said that once the recount begins, it would be over in one and a half months. News on the truth about the COMELEC Chair and the wealth for humanity favor Marcos greatly. Not to mention President Du30’s utmost support. This triggers the LP to bombard the current President with various allegations just like what they did during the Marcos regime. However, they tend to forget that they are not anymore in power. Their dirty tricks before can easily fail now.
Bongbong Marcos welcomes the directive of the Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. This is to order the retrieval of ballots. It is necessary for his poll protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Contrary to the reports of the mainstream media, this is actually a favorable circumstance for Marcos. The rejection of his first course of action that questions that integrity of the 2016 election actually paves the way for the immediate recount to happen very soon. That is basically his ultimate goal.
[VIDEO]: Election protest ni Bongbong Marcos, magpapatuloy. Ibinasura ng Presidential Electoral Tribunal ang mosyon ni Vice President Leni Robredo na layong ipa-dismiss ang election protest ni Bongbong Marcos.
The Marcos’ Camp said; “We have the case exactly where we wanted it to be, the conduct of manual recount and judicial revision and the presentation of proof,” Marcos’ legal spokesperson Victor Rodriguez confirmed. Aside from the rejection of Marcos’ first course of action, the PET also denies Robredo’s motion for reconsideration to not allow Marcos’ protest to proceed. The Tribunal already upholds Marcos’ protest’s sufficiency in form and in substance.
First Course Rejection is Favorable to Marcos
Marcos’ protest is now limited to revision or manual recount of the actual ballots and annulment of election results for the position of vice president after the first cause of action rejection. This is for the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, and Basilan on the ground of terrorism, intimidation, harassment of voters and pre-shading of ballots.
Marcos only lost to Robredo by 263,473 votes in the May 2016 elections. Marcos’ Camp is very confident that the results of the recount from the pioneer provinces selected could easily surpass the questionable lead due to the alleged fraud. As always, Romulo Macalintal has a different interpretation of the circumstance. This is taken as a desperate mind conditioning effort from Robredo’s Camp.
Retrieval of Election Ballots
Currently, Marcos pushes for the retrieval of ballots and decryption and printing of ballot images in the pilot areas for the recount. Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. The tribunal grants this as per August 29. Gone were the days that the people just believe what the mainstream media say. Now, it is evident that most of them are biased.
The Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal PET junks Bongbong Marcos’ first cause of action for the electoral protest. “If Protestant succeeds to prove his first cause of action, it won’t mean that he won the position of Vice President. This can only be determined by a manual recount of all votes in all precincts,” the decision stated.
[VIDEO]: SC junks Marcos’ motion questioning integrity of 2016 polls
The Supreme Court’s Reason
The SC decision was dated August 29. Leni Robredo lawyers Romulo Macalintal and Maria Bernadette Sardillo only released a copy recently. The SC feels that it’s not relevant to pursue Marcos’ first course of action anymore. It said; “If this is a relief Protestant has clearly stated he is not praying for, then, to allow the first cause of action to continue is irrelevant. It would be an exercise in futility and would have no practical effect.”
Since Marcos questioned the credibility of the whole elections, the PET includes the Commission on Elections as a party to the case. It also rules that ballot boxes will only be retrieved in the 3 provinces Marcos identified. It is where initial recounting of votes will be held to determine if his protest has merit. These are Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. This has been very clear from the start as far as the Marcos Camp is concerned.
The PET also deferred action on Marcos’ request to conduct a technical and forensic examination of all ballots from the provinces of Basilan, Maguindanao, and Lanao del Sur. These are the provinces where he wants votes nullified due to alleged election fraud.
Don’t Celebrate Yet
Macalintal announces; “We are very, very happy with the results of this resolution of the PET because, from this resolution of the tribunal, it only shows that indeed, the protest of Marcos has no basis. It is only based on some speculations and conclusions,” said Macalintal. ‘We look forward to an early dismissal of the case of Marcos,” Macalintal said. Nonetheless, it is a trend in the SC ruling that initially they don’t favor Marcos but in the end, he will emerge victoriously. Remember the case of the late Ferdinand Marcos’ Hero’s burial?