Leni Robredo disqualified from the VP post due to LP non-compliance to COMELEC policy!

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It cost “vice president-elect” Leni Robredo at least three times the amount of money to attract each Filipino to vote for her as it did Bongbong Marcos in this year’s elections. According to their respective Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs), Robredo’s campaign for the vice presidency of the Philippines cost her 418 million pesos while Marcos’s campaign, cost 140 million pesos.

Consider that (1) both candidates, if we are to believe the official results of the count, finished the race in a statistical tie and (2) allegations of cheating point to the possibility that Liberal Party candidates have cheated their rivals out of millions of potential votes. This means that the yield on financiers’ investment in Bongbong Marcos’s campaign was three times that of those who invested in Robredo.

In short, for a whopping 418 million pesos, Robredo’s investors got no more than a dubious “win” over Marcos and a raft of sticky cheating allegations that could bury the Vice Presidency in controversy over the next six years. Add to that the fact that President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte sees no use for nor offers any useful function to Robredo. Robredo is essentially a bomb of an investment. That’s 418 million pesos down the political tubes. The only people and businesses who actually benefited from that windfall of cash injected into the Philippine economy were media outlets who soaked up the ad revenue and voters who seemingly received “envelopes” in exchange for the small trouble of coming to a rally dressed in a yellow shirt.

Those are just some factoids that are nice to know — that the LP used a bulldozer to putt a golf ball into the hole.

(The above was a metaphor, by the way.)

But here’s where it gets really interesting. To top it off, Robredo’s running mate and Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas as well as the Liberal Party itself failed to meet the deadline imposed by the Commission on Election (COMELEC) on the submission of the SOCE. Section 14 of Republic Act 7166 stipulates that this is grounds for barring any winning candidates nominated by the LP from holding office…

Sec. 14. Statement of Contributions and Expenditures; Effect of Failure to File Statement. – Every candidate and treasurer of the political party shall, within thirty (30) days after the day of the election, file in duplicate with the offices of the Commission the full, true and itemized statement of all contributions and expenditures in connection with the election.

No person elected to any public offices shall enter upon the duties of his office until he has filed the statement of contributions and expenditures herein required.

The same prohibition shall apply if the political party which nominated the winning candidate fails to file the statement required herein within the period prescribed by this Act.

Roxas and the LP had, last Wednesday, the 8th of June, reportedly requested an extension of the deadline citing “voluminous number of receipts that have to be scanned and attached” as their excuse.

Tough luck.

Section 2 of Rule 10 issued by the COMELEC applicable for these 2016 elections states that there is absolutely no provision to allow an extension of the 8th of June deadline for filing the SOCE for any reason whatsoever…

The 08 June 2016 deadline shall be final and non-extendible. Submissions beyond this period shall not be accepted. COMELEC Resolutions Nos. 9849 and 9873, Minute Resolutions Nos. 13-0775 and 13-0823 are hereby repealed, insofar as they allowed the belated submission, amendmentand/or correction of campaign finance disclosure statements and reports and the imposition of late penalties for the 2013 National and Local Elections.

Because of Roxas and the LP, it seems that Robredo is now deemed unqualified to be Vice President of the Philippines because:

(1) Roxas and the LP failed to meet a non-negotiable requirement;

(2) The deadline for this requirement is non-extendable; and,

(3) Any submission beyond this non-extendable deadline will not be accepted.

Thus the rule “No person elected to any public offices shall enter upon the duties of his office until he has filed the statement of contributions and expenditures herein required” makes it quite clear:

Leni Robredo is DISQUALIFIED from the Vice Presidency of the Philippines

Ain’t the law simple? Yes, really.

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OnesimusUnbound
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Good luck with the implementation. Who knows a Judicial TRO will be enforced or the law will be simply thrown out of the window and hope the people will forget.

Razgriz
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Not only that. Remember when COMELEC imposed their house rules on the actual election date?

When some I-will-not-name celebrities breached this rules, they instead, twisted their own rules and suddenly, provisions that can salvage these celebrities popped out. So TRO is the last ditch scenario I am seeing as COMELEC themselves have a very bad habit of twisting their own ruling.

rey
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kaya nga joke sa social media, “wala daw shade” pero may arrow sa picture naka-shades ang dalawang celebrity. di lang iyon, maka-baller pa. yan ang batas sa no campaigning in the polling places. pero hanggan sa balota nandoon ang campaign slogan sa tapat ng pangalan mismo ng 2 kandidato, alyas daw nila yun. at pareho pa sila ng alyas ha. at tila ba kakambal na command sa pcos machine.

rohz
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if the truth will prevail, this will teach all the investors and the cheaters to think twice before spending so much on malpractices … God bless the Philippines

Andiflip
Guest

I hope this is true. I am no Marcos fan but there was definely cheating and fraud in the elections.

Marc Sarmiento
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You’re a marcos fan alright so don’t make it appear that even non-marcos fans believe his hallucinations about being cheated even though they have not submitted a single proof until now & marcos dummies like you readily swallowed his paranoid inanities.

Popoy Sarmiento
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Typical yellow moron rationalization of arguments that put their idols in a bad light. Your yellow cult is at an end. Deal with it.

Arnie
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The marcos cult died years ago brother, but dream on!!!

Florenz Lee.
Guest

Your idol Aquino did our country the most dangerous country in the world because of drug issues and airport shameful issues

domo
Guest

@arnie: Then what do you call his infrastructures that were still being used today idiot aquino follower?

Aeta
Guest
Arnie, Since your so-called “Marcos Cult” is gone, guess who’s raping your country now and compelling your countrymen to go overseas as OFWs, and whose remittance money they use to enrich themselves and turn your country into a feudal society? It’s none other than your beloved Yellow Party and “Chekwa” businesses, that have completely monopolized the economy by destroying all the Fliptard-owned businesses, compelled your own countrymen to search for opportunities overseas as OFWs. Those Fliptards who cannot afford to become OFWs are committing social injustices against each other just to survive and keep up with the growing cost of… Read more »
DIO
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You’re an Aquino fag alright so don’t make it appear that you’re not since Aquino apologists are only good at ad hominem attacks. Like your comments for example.

Jim DiGriz
Guest

I’m a Marcos supporter.

And yes, you fucking rigged this election!

Robredo is a vile cheater, with no qualifications to be in office.

You yellow piss-heads have ruined this country, so shut the fuck up!

Gina
Guest

love!

domo
Guest

While you’re an aquino troll who is still desperate to attack us because your retarded pwesident is on the line for being jailed by duterte. And what proof do you want yellowturd? From what only your beloved yellow journalism feeds you?

Ming Ming Cudiamat
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don’t worry the Marcos camp WILL file a complaint and WILL present evidence. YES, there actually are evidences contrary to what you believe. only thing is ‘less your eyes are open you will not know that it is there.

John Dor
Guest

I despise the yellow color!!! Aquino is a big fraud and not a hero at all. The truth why he was assassinated because of conspiracy theories… Stupid of the Aquinos. And for leni Robredo,, I’m glad that she’s out of the picture because no one can stand a two faced hypocrite, fraud and cheating bitch as vp of the country.

Mike
Guest

What planet are you from? No proof submitted? They’ve submitted truckful of physical, digital and testimonial evidences before all relevant judicial bodies. Either tanga ka, bayaran or retarded.

Trina
Guest

Kabayan yan ang sinasabi na KARMA PA MORE lakas ng karma naming mamayan dahil di lumabas boto namin ky bongbong…sana di kayo totigilan ng karma…god bless mga bong2

minda babiano
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Im not fun of marcos. Actually i voted cayetano, but obviously they cheated the results of election.

bonnie lin
Guest

just wait…the truth will prevail…and change is coming…marcos fan or not…
Both parties have nothing to fear of if nobody cheated….just for the benefit of the doubt ng mga Pilipino na bomoto..

neelia
Guest

don’t you have fb acct?it is widespread all over but it seems you’re the only one left behind!

james frank ampil olaño
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james frank ampil olaño

.
posible’ng dinaya naman talaga si bongbong ng smartmatic (c/o technician marlon garcia)…:
si poe kasi nakakuha ng 9M votes, at si chiz ay mga 5M lang;
kung ako ay botante ni poe, siyempre si chiz ang preferred ko.
assuming, kalahati ng boto para sa VP ni poe ay napunta sa iba;
nasaan na ang 2M, o kahit 0.5M man lang na dapat ay kay chiz?
at magka-dikit naman sina chiz at si leni sa survey o polls ‘di ba? o.O
at ‘sana’, nag-protesta din si chiz sa kapwa ‘bicolano’ niya… toink!
smells like an initial part of ‘plan-b’… opinion ko lang poe naman ito. ^_^

Amy Svistoonoff
Guest

I agree (Y)

Kyt
Guest

i wonder how comelec will runaround this time.
and if mainstream media picks this up, i’ll have my popcorn ready. best guess is that they will hush this down and sensationalize another celebrity and/or tragedy.

Warita
Guest

But since Bautista is the head of comeleak is pro admin, I’m guessing they will give Roxas an extension.

letty cortes
Guest

we will see how comelec handles this….but i hope they do their work cuz duterte will be sworn as president nd they will be answerable if they dont do their job

A Lopez
Guest

I strogly agree, if Dut30 will keep his promises clean the dirt of the |Philippines

kilawinguwak
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Wait, so if Roxas failed to submit his SOCE, Robredo gets the boot? Aren’t they mutually exclusive? Just curious, I don’t support either Leni or Bong Bong.

DeluxeTea
Guest

Not Roxas; rather, the entire slate of LP candidates get the boot when the LP itself wasn’t able to submit their entire party’s SOCE by the imposed deadline. Basically, if only the candidate wasn’t able to submit, he/she alone won’t be able to take office. If their political party was the one who failed to submit the entire party’s own SOCE, no one from that party gets to sit on their post, even if the candidates themselves managed to submit on time.

Dick S. O'Rosary
Guest

Too good to be true!!! :'(

Lope Cortez
Guest

I fully agree with you Mr. Deluxe Tea.

zaxx
Member
So what was Roxas doing all this time? What’s his lame excuse for not delivering on his responsibilities this time? http://manila.coconuts.co/2016/05/14/cooling-down-mar-roxas-camping-baguio-celebrate-his-59th-birthday Korina looks so tame and humble there 🙂 Forget all the political correctness gratitude talk Mar’s saying in the video. Mar’s real message to fellow LP’s: “Haha I was too busy sulking in defeat and enjoying my great escape from reality that I forgot all about you guys. Well, I guess it makes it feel 1 degree C less hot in hell knowing I dragged all of you down here with me! Please let me have the last laugh.… Read more »
Mirena
Guest

Tama ka dyan. Love it

LHITO16
Guest

SO…CAPT.MAR ROXAS OF YELLOW SUBMARINE HERE IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY….ABANDONED SHIP…SO SIMPLE RYT?

rey
Guest

brilliant impression.

zaxx
Member

That’s why it’s called a DEADline. Nothing lives beyond that date.

Why do we even have to qualify such a word with “non-extendable”? Just call it SICKline if you’re not man enough to impose something and stick to it.

Happy to note karma is finding a way to catch up with the Yellow/LP camp. A government swiped clean of Yellow garbage is what this country needs.

Emma Kuroki
Guest

totoo po sir ..I agree agree agree!

bade
Guest

Hope that it will be imposed. This is a BIG CHALLENGE TO COMELEC BODY!!!!

Marivic
Guest

Seems that luck and facts is all against LENI. She should consider it as graceful exit…

Carlo de Leon
Guest

Yes, the law is very clear on this matter. Failing to meet a non-negotiable requirement and deadline, including the non-acceptance of any submission after the deadline is simply unacceptable.

If they violate this law again, they may be barred permanently from running for pubic office.

If the members of the LP, their management and staff, cannot process a Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs), it becomes all the more understandable why they did very little during their administration.

zaxx
Member
LP’s message to all Filipinos: “As you already know, we are incompetent fools. We can’t even meet a simple deadline to submit receipts. Please give us another chance. We promise (pasagasa pa kami sa tren) that we will NEVER AGAIN let you (our bosses) down.” COMELEC’s message to Filipinos: “Please forget about this…” On May 21, 2013, Comelec ordered Ejercito to step down after finding that he exceeded the campaign expenses allowed by law. He went to the SC to seek a reversal of the Comelec ruling. http://www.rappler.com/nation/84184-sc-final-ruling-ejercito-disqualified-laguna-governor “I know we were hard on some candidates in the past, but… Read more »
Razgriz
Guest

If the ones who make the rules breaks them, then it makes even more sense why these institutions are simply jokes never to be trusted again.

zaxx
Member

And if Comelec does uphold its rules, there’s always Aquino-appointed Serano kangaroo Supreme Court to reverse the decision (as in Poe’s disqualification case).

katangahan at katarantaduhan garantisado at every level! Hey, time to get your daily dose of eat bulaga now. Open wide guys…

Yes, the way you do it in a rectal exam.

Patricio Jose Camaquin
Guest
Patricio Jose Camaquin

Mar Roxas and LP have not figure out a way yet to justify their use of government funds.

Letz
Guest

Hahaha….nadale mo …bka dinodoktor pa mga papeles….

JFDPRINTS
Guest

LP even had enough time to organize thanksgiving party and victory party for Robredo but asking for extension for something that mandated.

neelia
Guest

that’s absolutely true!

Aeta
Guest

There is simply no legitimacy in Failippine politics. NONE. So “Fuck” the Failippines, its government, and its people; and “Fuck” me to for being a Fliptard. I’m so “Fucked [not Proud] to Be a Fliptard.” Every Fliptard should be, too.

zaxx
Member
Teachers and Professors usually emphasize to students when it’s a HARD DEADLINE. So this is Comelec’s idea of NON-EXTENDABLE… Roxas was the lone presidential candidate who failed to submit his SOCE on Wednesday, even when the Comelec’s campaign finance office (CFO) gave an hour and a half more for last-minute filers, extending the deadline from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/569345/news/nation/comelec-to-discuss-lp-roxas-request-for-extension-to-file-soce#sthash.Gd7qaOUq.dpuf What makes you think they won’t extend it to 3:45 hours, 12 hours, 2 days, or half a month? It’s a bad precedent guys. I think I know where this road leads to. It’s like killing a baby in… Read more »
francisco jingco
Guest

sos…yun na nga mga katoto…..nabali na nga nila ang rules nila….non-extendable……deadline….pero 5pm ginawang 6:30 pm…..di ko lng alam sa history kung nagawa na ito ng COMELEC na mag bigay ng grace period na 1 1/2 hrs…..or ngayon lng ito nangyari sa kasaysayan ng COMELEC at ng Pilipinas

asddsf
Guest

You underestimate COMELEC’s incompetence.

Farah Lou Sy
Guest

“due date” rather than “deadline”

Charissa Arroyo
Guest

So who will be now our VP of the Philippines?

Dick S. O'Rosary
Guest

President Digong will appoint someone he likes for the post. I’m guessing Cayetano.

gil b
Guest

I don’t know if that is possible. I think the rule will be who is next in line based on the number of votes. Choosing based on personal standards may not sit well with the electorate.

Dick S. O'Rosary
Guest

Art VII, Sec. 9 of the 1987 Constitution provides:

“Section 9. Whenever there is a vacancy in the Office of the Vice-President during the term for which he was elected, the President shall nominate a Vice-President from among the Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives who shall assume office upon confirmation by a majority vote of all the Members of both Houses of the Congress, voting separately.”

This is the so-called “back door” of Cayetano.

jezreel
Guest

In my opinion since non-compliance of SOCES as a Comelec policy is not complied by LP Leni Robredo will be disqualified for VP and since she is not yet sworn in office the next VP candidate will take her place. Art VII, Sec 9 of the 1987 Constitution applies only for vacancy (this means that the VP is already sworn in on the position) but in this case it is disqualification so other VP candidate can assume the position.

Dick S. O'Rosary
Guest
@jezreel, good point, but I’ll stick to this provision that I quoted. In election theory, in a multi-party election and the one with the most votes is disqualified, the second placer does not take his/her place. The logic is that the 2nd place isn’t the “choice” of the people and that those who voted for the winner may have voted for candidates other than the second-placer had the winner been disqualified from the start. To allow the second placer to occupy the post is as much a travesty if the democratic process as LP’s cheating. This is why the decision… Read more »
ricelander
Guest

Sec. 2 of Rule 10. Not so many people seem to know this. Comelec is not mentioning it, even Atty Macalintal seems to be unaware.

F Diana So
Guest

I don’t think so…of course they’re are pretty much aware of it, but just so afraid to admit it because it is a painful truth!!! In denial😜

imeon
Guest

what was on Sec 2 of Rule 10 ricelander? can u please inform us whats on that..

ignorante
Guest

YOu believe this SHIT!

sayote
Guest

Section 14.

Where is the disqualification term?

Barring is different from disqualification.

Naku naman!

andrew
Guest

if she can’t be disqualified then wala siyang gagawin as it’s stated:

No person elected to any public offices shall enter upon the duties of his office until he has filed the statement of contributions and expenditures herein required.

hence, the VP position will be an empty seat but Mrs. Robredo is not disqualified.

andrew
Guest

Furthermore,

under the 1987 constitution, Executive Department.

SECTION 9. Whenever there is a vacancy in the Office of the Vice-President during the term for which he was elected, the President shall nominate a Vice-President from among the Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives who shall assume office upon confirmation by a majority vote of all the Members of both Houses of the Congress, voting separately.

Hence, since the seat is vacant, then Pres. DU30 can nominate one.

http://www.gov.ph/constitutions/1987-constitution/#article-vii

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