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, Philipines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Three Opposition Senators — Risa Hontiveros, Kiko Pangilinan and Franklin Drilon — are calling for a Senate Hearing on the alleged extra-judicial killings of thousands of mussels in Manila Bay.
The call came just hours after ABS-CBN News reported that mussels were found dead in Manila Bay.
The Senators want to summon witnesses and resource persons to determine whether the killings were connected to the Duterte administration’s war on drugs which they said has resulted in the death of tens of thousands of drug addicts and dealers.
Pangilinan told The Adobo Chronicles that the focus of the hearing is to determine whether the mussels fought back when they were being harvested.
”It’s all in aid of legislation,” Pangilinan said.
Vice President Leni Robredo said she was 100% behind the Senate hearing.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Reacting to an ABS-CBN News exclusive report that mussels were found dead in Manila Bay, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has ordered an all-out manhunt for the murderers.
Speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, Moreno said it is his administration’s policy to protect the lives and well-being of all constituents, humans and non-humans alike.
A P1 Million-peso reward awaits any citizen who could provide information that would lead to the arrest of the murderers.