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Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon Wants To Scrap 2022 Presidential Elections!

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Rappler Talk, August 23, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Saying that the Philippine government can save a lot of money, Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon is suggesting that the May, 2022 elections for President be scrapped altogether.

Guanzon’s proposal is based on major surveys conducted by different media outfits showing that former Senator Bongbong Marcos is all but assured to become the next President.’

Marcos leads by insurmountable numbers in Facebook polls conducted by The Manila Bulletin, the Kapamilya Entertainment (owned by ABS-CBN), and Star Image.

Marcos and Leni Robredo are the top vote getters in the three surveys, but the Vice President’s numbers are lagging way behind those of the late President’s son.

In The Manila Bulletin survey — as of press time —Marcos has 574K votes while Robredo has 192K. In the Kapamilya poll, Marcos has 66K to Robredo’s 9.4K. In the Star Image survey, Marcos has 70.9 compared to Robredo’s 4.4K. Marcos also led by huge numbers in the now pulled-out survey done by Rappler.

Guanzon said, the Presidential elections will be an exercise in futility when we already know that Marcos will win by a landslide.

The Comelec Commissioners en banc will meet next week on Guanzon’s proposal.

Responding To Criticism, Rappler Revises Its News Headlines!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Online news source Rappler has never been coy about its bias against President Rodrigo Duterte and the Marcoses.

Such bias surfaced yet again when Rappler reported on the announcement and subsequent filing of the certificate of candidacy by former Senator Bongbong Marcos who is running for President in 2022.

Rappler’s headlines and stories described Marcos as ”dictator’s son” and ”defeated VP candidate.”

Critical comments flooded Rappler’s’ web page and social media accounts and it was too much to bear for its convicted CEO, Maria Ressa who ordered her staff to revise all its headlines on the Presidential race.

While Rappler did not alter its headlines and stories on Marcos, it did revise its headlines and reporting on other Presidential candidates like Manny Pacquiao and Leni Robredo:

Ateneo Martial Law Museum Hits Kris Aquino For 1995 Interview With Bongbong Marcos!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – The Ateneo Martial Law Museum has called out actress and television host Toni Gonzaga for her recent interview with Bongbong Marcos which went viral.

In an open letter published on Wednesday, the museum said “Gonzaga’s show has contributed to the whitewashing and downplaying of the atrocities during the dictatorship of Bongbong’s late father, tyrant Ferdinand Marcos. 

To prove that the museum was not unjustly zeroing in on Gonzaga, it also issued a strong post-mortem statement criticizing Kris Aquino for her 1995 TV interview with then Senator Marcos.

All’s fair that ends well.