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.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Many elected officials have come under fire for alleged fake academic credentials, portraying themselves as having graduated from prestigious universities abroad.
But for Kabataan Party-list Representative Sarah Elago, her credential of having earned a Master’s Degree has been confirmed, thanks to the testimonial of Major General Antonio Parlade, Jr. of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed conflict (NTF ELCAC).
“ Elago and other leaders of militant groups have surely mastered the art of deception,” says Parlade. He made this statement in response to Elago’s claims that she is not an NPA member.
Congratulations to Elago! Master of Arts in Deception.