MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Forget about the elevated pedestrian walkways or the business coach on MRT. Senator Grace Poe has a new proposal to alleviate the almost insurmountable traffic crisis in Metro Manila, especially along EDSA.
Today, Poe — chair of the Senate Committee on Public Services — proposed the fielding of triple-deckers to replace the dilapidated city buses that now ply the Quezon City to Makati route.
Poe told The Adobo Chronicles that for each triple decker that is fielded on EDSA, “we can reduce the number of buses that clog the busy thoroughfare by three.”
The Senator said she plans to travel to Europe next month to observe the mass transportation system in the developed countries, particularly the use of double decker buses. “But we can do better,” she said. I’d like to see triple deckers instead.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Former Senator Bongbong Marcos had cited three causes of action in his demand for a manual recount of the 2016 Vice Presidential elections. The first is the allegation that the automated election system in the 2016 polls was compromised and could not be relied on to declare the correct winner. This was dismissed by the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).
The second cause of action is a revision of ballots or a manual recount of ballots in the contested precincts, while the third cause of action seeks the annulment of the 2016 election results for VP in Lanao del Sur, Basilan, and Maguindanao due to alleged terrorism, violence, force, threats, intimidation, pre-shading of ballots, and vote substitution.
Yesterday, Marcos filed a fourth cause of action before PET. He now wants a manual recount of 100% of votes in the VP election, accusing Leni Robredo’s camp of using a flawed formula to manipulate the results.
Marcos cited Robredo’s flawed multiplication of 40 x 4 = 1600. He said he will show that the VP election results were padded 1,000 over to ensure a victory for Robredo.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), was supposed to rule on whether to continue with the recount of contested (2016 Vice Presidential election) ballots in Mindanao. Instead, PET announced that Leni Robredo will remain the Philippines fake VP.
The justices on Tuesday directed the release of the report on the recount of contested ballots from Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental, Marcos’ chosen pilot provinces, to Marcos and Robredo, said SC spokesman Brian Hosaka.
The PET also required the parties to comment on the report and to submit their memoranda on the “various issues relating to the jurisdiction and other matters relating to the third cause of action” within 20 days from receipt of notice.
In effect, the high court paved the way for Robredo to hold on to the position fake VP as claimed by Marcos’ supporters.
This also means that Robredo can continue to “wait for something to happen to the President,’ which she says is her only role as VP.