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Robredo files manifestation vs Marcos staff bringing prohibited item in recount area

In a six-page manifestation of grave concern, Vice President Leni Robredo, through her legal counsels Romulo Macalintal and Bernadette Sardillo, said that Nestor Borromeo brought a magnifying plastic lens inside the revision area......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 22nd, 2018

Robredo files manifestation vs Marcos staff bringing prohibited item in recount area

In a six-page manifestation of grave concern, Vice President Leni Robredo, through her legal counsels Romulo Macalintal and Bernadette Sardillo, said that Nestor Borromeo brought a magnifying plastic lens inside the revision area......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Robredo camp asks PET: Direct Marcos lawyer to name people complicit in magnifying lens incident

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo has asked the Presidential Electoral Tribunal to direct lawyer Vic Rodriguez, spokesperson of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to name persons involved in the bringing in of a prohibited object inside recount area......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Robredo calls on SC to junk Marcos’ plea seeking to stop use of ballot images in poll recount

THE camp of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo asked the Supreme Court to dismiss a petition by former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. to stop the High Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), from using ballot images in the poll recount, saying that questioning its was useless. In an urgent counter manifestation with [...] The post Robredo calls on SC to junk Marcos’ plea seeking to stop use of ballot images in poll recount appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Marcos wants PET to probe swimming party with Robredo revisor

The camp of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. urged the Presidential Electoral Tribunal to look into an “outing” of staff conducting the election recount that a "revisor" from the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo joined......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Strife remains despite joint plea on recount

By Charlie V. Manalo and Pat C. Santos A day after a joint manifestation was signed by the camp of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, it has become evident that Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo is not willing to withdraw her pending motions before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), Marcos’ spokesman lawyer Vic Rodriguez said.Marcos personally signed the document “withdrawing all and any pending motions relative to his election protest” but it was Robredo’s counsel, election lawyer Romulo Macalintal who signed for the Vice President.Rodriguez stressed Robredo has no intention of withdrawing her pending motions because she did not sign the joint motion that her lawyer presented to media. Macalintal, however, said the Vice President is heeding the challenge “in withdrawing all motions before PET to pave the way for a ballot recount.” “We accept the challenge of Mr. Marcos and his lawyer to sign a joint motion to withdraw any and all pending motions and incidents at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal which may cause the delay of the recount of ballots from the pilot provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental,” Romulo Macalintal, Robredo lead counsel said in a statement.Rodriguez in his joint motion, however, said only the name of Robredo’s counsel, lawyer Romulo Macalintal, appeared on the document.“A joint manifestation is a major pleading and it cannot be done through counsel alone. It should also be signed by the client because it needs his or her conformity. Since Mrs. Robredo did not sign the pleading together with her lawyer, it is obvious that she has no intention to withdraw her motions,” Rodriguez said.According to Rodriguez, the absence of Robredo’s signature puts into question her sincerity to hasten the pace of the electoral ‘Robredo can disown motion’ It likewise casts doubt on the authority of Macalintal who signed the motion. Robredo could later on even disown the motion because it was made without her conformity.“Without Mrs. Robredo’s signature, the motion is a mere scrap of paper and may be later disowned by her as having been signed without her authority. It seems that she merely wants to think fraudulently,” Rodriguez said.Rodriguez also questioned the joint motion prepared by Macalintal saying the same only covered pending motions and not future motions that may delay the proceedings. He said Marcos’ joint manifestation was more sincere because it covered both present and future motions in the election proceedings.“Atty. Macalintal is saying they are withdrawing but if you will read their joint motion, it only pertains to pending motions and not to future motions. In our case, it is all encompassing, from pending to future motions. Why are they backing out?” Rodriguez remarked.Rodriguez also took exception to the assertion made by Macalintal in his joint motion that Marcos has a pending “Partial Motion for Reconsideration” dated December 4, 2017 asking the PET to reconsider its earlier ruling allowing them to secure soft copies of the ballot images.Rodriguez pointed out that the said Partial Motion for Reconsideration had already been resolved by the Tribunal in its Resolution dated January 10, 2018.“It seems Atty. Macalintal has not studied the case of his client because that was resolved a long time ago. And he should know there are pending motions before the PET,” Rodriguez stated.Rodriguez also emphasized that if Macalintal was indeed serious about withdrawing all motions, he should have done it through the official route and not meet in a fast food restaurant for the signing.“Signing a major pleading in a pizza restaurant shows an utter lack of respect for the judicial process. There is a proper way to do things and this involves going to the law office of your opposing counsel and handing over the proper documents to them,” Rodriguez said.This is the reason, he pointed out, the Marcos camp went to the law office of Macalintal and his co-counsel Ma. Bernadette Sardillo located at Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City. According to Rodriguez, they went there first thing in the morning yesterday to give them the complete set of copies of the joint manifestation signed by Marcos and his counsel, George Garcia, together with the corresponding cover letter.“The challenge to meet at a fast food restaurant is unbecoming of an officer of the Court. It is unlawyerly and at most more of a publicity stunt. We hope the other camp has the decency to act accordingly,” Rodriguez said.“It appears that Atty. Macalintal wants to pull fast one on the public with his publicity stunt. As far as we are concerned, the joint motion he signed has no binding effect because it was not signed by his client. For all Macalintal’s protestations, our joint manifestation is ready for him and Mrs. Robredo to sign,” said Rodriguez. “We are still waiting.” Rodriguez said. Macalintal issues own challenge“I am inviting Mr. Marcos and his lawyer today at 9 a.m. to sign a joint motion. This is to confirm that we are not causing the delay in the recount of ballots,” Macalintal added.“It is Mr. Marcos’ raising of baseless allegations and irrelevant issues that is causing the delay in the recount,” he noted.“To remove all of these accusations flying back and forth I reiterate my challenge withdraw all your motions that could serve to delay the recount, I will withdraw all my motions that has been pending so that there will be no outstanding issues, no instances that needs to be studied by the Tribunal so that we can proceed to the opening and counting of the ballots,” Marcos said in a press conference last January 29 in Manila.“That has been my contention since May 10 of 2016 until now. It has been the same, I have been consistent, I reissue the challenge to Mrs. Robredo, withdraw all your motions, I will withdraw all of mine and let us proceed with the recount,” Marcos added.Marcos issued the challenged to stop the “delaying” issues being thrown by both camps to each other.At the same time, the vice presidential candidate in the May 2016 polls bared “solid and incontrovertible” evidence of massive fraud that transpired during the national and local elections held nearly two years ago.Marcos questioned the presence of square shapes in the ballot images instead of the oval shapes which voters shaded for their choice of candidates.“When we voted, we had the oval shapes. How come in the ballot images, the ovals are gone and instead we have the squares. What does this mean?” he said.He added, “(w)e could see based on the election results summary that the squares indicated the candidates that were voted upon. But this is a new feature that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Smartmatic added in the system and I had been told they did not inform the candidates of the presence of this feature in the images.”But Robredo slammed Marcos’ claims that there were “massive frauds” that transpired in the May 2016 elections.“His remarks are laughing matters as far as I am concerned. If laughter is the best medicine, then we can consider it the best medicine for us for the day,” Macalintal said in a press conference.“The excited and hysterical claim of (Marcos) and his spokesperson Atty. Vic Rodriguez that they allegedly uncovered solid and inconvertible evidence of massive fraud that transpired in the 2016 elections’ based on their own copies of alleged ballot images used in the said election, is highly ridiculous if not outright frivolous,” the lawyer added.Macalintal said Marcos’ claims of discrepancies in the hundreds of decrypted ballot images from Camarines Sur and Negros Oriental only showed that the latter’s protest “is facing its dismissal.”“He has no evidence at all. That is why he is now using evidence outside the election protest that he filed sa Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET),” he said.Marcos filed the protest on June 29, 2016, claiming that the camp of Robredo cheated in the automated polls in May that year.He sought the annulment of about a million votes cast in three provinces - Lanao del Sur, Basilan and Maguindanao.In his protest, Marcos contested the results in a total of 132,446 precincts in 39,221 clustered precincts covering 27 provinces and cities.In his preliminary conference briefing, Marcos also sought for a recount in Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental.Robredo filed her answer in August last year and filed a counter-protest, questioning the results in more than 30,000 polling precincts in several provinces where Marcos won.She also sought the dismissal of the protest for lack of merit and jurisdiction of PET.The high tribunal, in a ruling earlier last year, junked Robredo’s plea and proceeded with the case after finding the protest sufficient in form and substance.Robredo supposedly won the vice presidential race with 14,418,817 votes or 263,473 more than Marcos’ 14,155,344 votes......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

BBM signs motion to speed up recount

FORMER Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. yesterday signed a joint manifestation by him and Leni Robredo to speed up the recount of ballots for the first three provinces where massive fraud for the 2016 vice presidential race occurred. The only thing left is for Robredo to sign the document so….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

AFP chief defends Army commander in controversial video

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. said that the battalion commander who spoke in front of the Lumad had said nothing wrong. "Mr. Chair, there's nothing actually wrong with that; they are bringing peace to the area. What's wrong with that?" Galvez said during the budget hearing of the Department of National Defense at the House of Representatives on Tuesday. During the House Committee on Appropriations hearing, Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao presented a portion of a 13-minute video posted on social media showing an army lieutenant denouncing schools allegedly founded by insurgent groups in the area. The soldier, confirmed by G...Keep on reading: AFP chief defends Army commander in controversial video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Bongbong says Pansol outing pushed him to ask Caguioa out of poll case

  Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said Friday he was initially against requesting Supreme Court (SC) Justice Alfredo Caguioa to inhibit from his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.   However, he also said, the outing of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) staff where one of Robredo's revisors joined was the last straw for him to move against Caguioa.   "It is something (motion for inhibition) that had been thought about for a very long time, but I was very hesitant and had always advised against it," Marcos said in a news forum.   "Kasi marami na talagang nangyari na nakikita namin na Justice Caguioa is ...Keep on reading: Bongbong says Pansol outing pushed him to ask Caguioa out of poll case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Robredo appeals PET to use ballot images in initial recount

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo filed a manifestation with the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, August 14, appealing to continue the use of ballot images in the ongoing initial recount of votes for the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Robredo lawyers ask PET to junk Marcos plea to suspend use of ballot images in recount - GMA News

Robredo lawyers ask PET to junk Marcos plea to suspend use of ballot images in recount - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Robredo camp asks PET to junk Marcos opposition to use ballot images in recount

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday has asked the Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to junkformer Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.'s opposition to the use of decrypted ballot images in the ongoing electoral protest......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Proving Robredo camp s statement, PET denies Marcos plea to probe Pansol outing

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal denied the motion of the camp of former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos urging the PET to investigate a swimming party of its personnel involved in the manual recount of votes in his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Both parties knew of PET probe into outing, says Robredo camp

Both camps of Leni Robredo and former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos knew about the Supreme Court's probe into a controversial outing of its recount personnel, according to the camp of the vice president......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

SC junks Marcos motion to probe revisors’ outing

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC), acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET),  denied the motion of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr to investigate the Laguna outing of court staff with one of the revisors of Vice President Leni Robredo. The PET said it had already ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

LP exec: Attacks vs VP Leni to favor Marcos

      An opposition party believed that the attacks against Vice President Leni Robredo are in support of the supposed plan by former Senator Bongbong Marcos to "subvert the people's will and revise history."   In a statement by the Liberal Party (LP) on Wednesday, party vice president for external affairs Erin Taada said Solicitor General Jose Calida's "obvious pro-Marcos stance" on the recount of votes in the 2016 vice presidential election is "more disturbing." READ:Calida defends stand to take Bongbong's side on ballot shading threshold "It appears that the attacks on Vice President Leni are based on Bongbong Marcos's plan to subvert the p...Keep on reading: LP exec: Attacks vs VP Leni to favor Marcos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Robredo to SC: CCTV can prove Marcos knew about revisors outing

MANILA, Philippines – The lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo are asking the Supreme Court (SC) to release CCTV footage to prove her rival Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr knew about the Laguna outing of Robredo's revisor and other SC staff. Robredo's legal counsels Romulo Macalintal and Bernadette Sardillo filed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Robredo revisors in poll recount caught in out of town trip with PET staff - Inquirer.net

Robredo revisors in poll recount caught in out of town trip with PET staff - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Marcos wants PET outing with Robredo revisor probed

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, was asked yesterday to investigate the swimming party of PET personnel involved in the manual recount of votes for the 2016 vice presidential race in the company of a revisor of Vice President Leni Robredo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Marcos seeks probe into Laguna outing of Robredo revisor, PET staff

MANILA, Philippines – Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr wants the Supreme Court (SC) to investigate a swimming party in Laguna attended by court staff and a ballot revisor of Vice President Leni Robredo in the ongoing electoral protest. Marcos, through his lawyers George Garcia and Vic Rodriguez, filed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Robredo, Marcos camp defend public remarks, vow to abide by PET rules

The camps of Vice President Leni Robredo and former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. defended their public remarks on the ongoing vote recount, but said that they will abide by the rulings of the tribunal on sub judice rule......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018