Elena Grace Flores
It does not look good for VP Leni Robredo as Psychic Gurmeet Kals predicts that Bongbong Marcos’s VP recount victory nears. It also brings prosperity to the country because he is – physically, mentally, and spiritually better for the job. He rises as a winner with not just one but two achievements despite the nuclear threats, Gurmeet added. Sorrow and deep thoughts might dominate Robredo’s existence but there’s still hope to live a normal life under close watch.
[VIDEO]: VP Leni Robredo calls Bongbong Marcos’ recount evidence as fake but credible witnesses prove otherwise. The President even criticizes her human rights stunts.
Marcos is the Hope for the Country
Gurmeet continues that Marcos is the hope for the country’s progress. He can have successful drives against corruption. Legal evidence gives him more power. Robredo’s party may be guilty of manipulating the results of the 2016 elections. It also delays Marcos’ electoral protest against her but the truth prevails in Marcos’ favor.
No-Brainer for the Psychic
Cheating and deception may be successful during the VP race in 2016 but Marcos regains back his post in an honest, decent and strong manner. This is a no-brainer for the psychic. The former Senator would not spend more than 66 Million Pesos if he is not sure of his win.
Robredo’s political career is now uncertain. The President strongly criticizes her human rights efforts. Her opinions are a subject of mockings via social media. Until now, she has not paid her more than 7 Million Pesos balance on her counter-protest against Marcos. She just can’t be taken seriously as she shows this kind of unprofessionalism. This has nothing to do with money at all. She should know from the start her paying capability.
Accusations against Marcos Backfire
It is a common recurrence that the beleaguered VP is often heard accusing Bongbong Marcos of fake news and evidence. However, once answered with logical reasoning by the Marcos Camp, she just looks so dumb. She has become the icon of self-destruction.
Elena Grace Flores
Bongbong Marcos said it before that the destabilizers of the Du30 administration would only stop to attack the President when he becomes Vice President. Those who are anti-Du30 just can’t stand him as his successor. This pronouncement resurfaces after Presidential spokesman Atty. Harry Roque urges the ICC to not allow it as the venue for political destabilization efforts. Jailed Senator Leila de Lima calls on it to start its preliminary investigations on EJKs.
[VIDEO]: Duterte spokesman Harry Roque to ICC: don’t be a venue for political destabilization.
ICC is Not a Court of First Recourse
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque refutes Senator Leila de Lima’s claims that the government is unable to probe alleged extrajudicial killings (EJKs). “The point is, the ICC is never a court of first recourse. People with complaints against extralegal killings must file before the Philippine courts,” Roque, who also a human rights lawyer stressed.
De Lima’s No-Brainer or No-Brain Call?
De Lima, in a strongly urges the ICC to start preliminary investigations on alleged extra killings in the country. She accuses the President of adopting a policy killing Filipinos suspected of drug use and peddling. “It’s a no-brainer. How can the ICC expect the Du30 Administration to take jurisdiction over the prosecution of EJK crimes? The President already admits that it is the very policy of his administration to kill Filipinos,” De Lima added.
Presidential Speech that Triggers De Lima
The detained senator refers to the President’s speech in Pampanga on December 7. Du30 reiterates on his drug war policy. Saying that it remains “until the dying days of his presidency or his life.” “We do not enjoy killing our own kind. It is not a good policy, but we are besieged. That is something that is very terrible,” Duterte said of his drug war. “Four million is four million addicts, 42 percent of the total barangay are contaminated with shabu,” the President lamented on its extremity.
Cannot Step in if there’s No Case in Local Court
The Philippines is a party to the Rome Statute of the ICC. Under the statute, the state is given the primary jurisdiction to try cases. The ICC only steps in when the concerned state fails to prosecute an international crime such as genocide or other crimes against humanity. Roque, however, insists that there is no unwillingness on the side of the government to probe the killings, citing cases in the Supreme Court. De Limas’s actions are allegedly part of his party’s aim to dethrone Du30 for their Liberal bet to take over before Bongbong Marcos proves that her party cheated during the 2016 elections. The recount for Marcos’ electoral protest against Robredo starts in February 2018.
Bongbong Marcos’ spokesperson, Atty. Vic Rodriguez reacts to Atty. Macalintal’s statement. He explains the reason why not a single election protest for president or vice president was successful. It’s because “no protest, in the era of the digital election, ever go through the preliminary conference.” Marcos is more determined now to see this through until the last ballot in the pilot provinces is manually put into account after the Prelim. This is to see if the real result reflects to eject the fake vice president,” stressed Rodriguez.
[VIDEO]: The recount is set for February 2018. It can either bring closure or more disunity depending on the process. This is in connection with Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against VP Leni Robredo.
Macalintal’s Election Protest Theory
Rodriguez’s reaction comes after Robredo’s counsel, Romulo Macalintal, said that not a single election protest was successful locally. This was allegedly the case since the start of automated polls in 2010. There’s no reason why the recount for a national position would be different.They are both from the VCMs and the CCS; Macalintal added.
Marcos’ Protest Has Come So Far
“Marcos’ case is only the protest that has come this far. It is now in the conduct of manual recount and judicial revision,” Rodriguez said. Macalintal’s overconfidence has no basis. The current progress of the election protest against his client is the ultimate proof. Suspicions even arise after the recount month and estimate for the start date are mentioned by him.
No Such Thing as Fake VP?
Macalintal also reacts to Rodriguez’ comment; “There is no such thing as ‘fake VP’ but there is such a thing as a ‘fake protest.’ Like that of Marcos said the veteran lawyer. It can be fully exposed once the recount is done,” he added. This is basically what Marcos wants also. Win or lose, the truth shall prevail. Any result is acceptable to the Marcos Camp. However, Ferdinand Marcos’ namesake does not part with his millions if he’s not sure if he’s the real VP.
Recount Procedure at the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court that sits as the PET, begins in February 2018 the recount of votes. It covers the three pilot provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. Marcos chooses them as the best provinces. He’s certain that he could prove the irregularities alleged in his protest there. Macalintal said that the first ones to count are the ballots from the clustered precincts in Camarines Sur. It’s the vice president’s home province. The ballot retrievals are set on January 22, 2018. The recount should start by the second week of February. This two other pilot provinces can then follow.
Malacañang just urges Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno should resign to save the Supreme Court from “further damage.” Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed this. “Of course, the President wants her removed altogether, by all means,” he said. The Congress also previously voted to impeach Andres Bautista. Bautista stepped down as chairman of the COMELEC last month. All these are speculated to be Du30’s hand on Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against Leni Robredo for the VP race.
[VIDEO]: ERWIN TULFO AT BBM, PINAG-USAPAN ANG ELECTORAL PROTEST AT DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION!
Second Senate Decision is Harmful
“It will be very difficult for the judiciary to recover from a second Senate decision to remove a sitting Chief Justice because of a finding that that Chief Justice is guilty of an impeachable offense. I don’t think the Court can afford that so soon. Considering the previous removal of former chief justice Corona,” Roque said.
Two SC psychiatrists express willingness to testify against Sereno. The two were career employees in the judiciary. They were dismissed after their findings that she failed a psychiatric examination. The confidential report is with the Judicial and Bar Council which Sereno – as SC chief – heads, and whose ex-officio members include Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, a Senator, and a congressman, among others.
Sereno, who was appointed by former president Benigno Aquino III to head the SC when she was 52, will be chief justice for 18 years, or until 2030, when she reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 for magistrates. If she completes her term, she will have the distinction of serving four administrations – Aquino, President Duterte and the succeeding administrations in 2022 and 2028. Sereno was the youngest SC justice in the 15-member SC when Aquino promoted her in 2012
Election Protest is Now Too Long
It cannot be denied that these series of events are some kind of the President’s hand to give justice to Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against Robredo for the VP post. However, since the President adheres to the rule of law, he cannot just implement what he wants. The legal processes must be followed. He can only do so much. The only way now is for the people to shout out loud for the Supreme Court to conduct a recount immediately!
Once again, the Supreme Court grants the Motion of the COMELEC for additional time or until 26 September 2017 to comply with the PET’s Show Cause Order. This is the second time that the COMELEC requests to extend their compliance. PET somehow tolerates it. Despite Bongbong Marcos’ confidence that the recount can show the truth, the delay hampers it because of such connivance. This prompts people to believe that the President is right to impeach the SC Chief Justice, Maria Lourdes-Sereno. She is a Liberal Party player and an appointee of ex-Pnoy who vows to block Marcos from the executive post.
[VIDEO]: Handa na ang kampo ni dating Senator Bongbong Marcos para sa recount ng mga balota kaugnay sa election protest nito laban kay Vice President Leni Robredo.
Comelec is Slow to Comply
Its recommended procedures, logistics, schedule and estimated costs relative to the Decryption and Printing of Ballot Images for Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental are not yet ready. Its compliance with the PET’s Show Cause Order by 18 September 2017 has been extended. It is already the second time that the COMELEC requested for additional time to comply with the said Order. One of its excuses is the local elections which the President already moved for next year.
Bongbong Marcos’ Compliance
Marcos manifests on his list of witnesses for Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao. He also identifies the corresponding clustered precincts of these witnesses as required. The Supreme Court, however, grants the decryption of the Secure Digital (SD) cards relative to the 751 pilot protested precincts of Francis Tolentino. Provided that prior notice is given to all the parties in interest so they can observe and participate in the said activities.
Leni Robredo’s Manifestation
Marcos’ actions are the answers to Leni Robredo’s manifestation regarding the Preliminary Conference Order. He has commented on his list of witnesses for Basilan, Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao as well as identified the corresponding clustered precincts of these witnesses. Such scrutinies are supposed to be discussed during the electoral protest sessions. Therefore, it is right to say that “delay” is the name of Robredo’s game.
Pat on the Back
Marcos has no liability for the monthly expenses of the COMELEC warehouse in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. In its Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET states that “there would be no occasion for the Tribunal to charge the same against either of the cash deposits of Protestant or ‘Protestee’;” This ruling is appreciated which is a good pat on the back. Needless to say, it can’t be denied that there’s some kind of Robredo-Comelec-Supreme Court connivance.