Mar Roxas and the Liberal Party may have deliberately sabotaged Leni Robredo’s vice presidency bid!

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Everybody is holding their breaths waiting for what the next move of the beleaguered administration party, the Liberal Party (LP) of the Philippines will be. For some mysterious reason, LP presidential bet Mar Roxas failed to submit his campaign statement of contribution and expenditures (SOCE). Not only that, the LP itself failed to do the same by the mandatory 8th June deadline.

Under Philippine Law and the rules applied by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) for this year’s elections, candidates cannot assume their duties in their elected posts if their respective nominating parties fail to comply with these rules by the specified deadline which is not extendable. In effect, the LP’s administrative failure has pretty much cost not only “vice president” Leni Robredo her seat at the Coconut Palace, it also disqualifies all of the the LP’s winning candidates from Congress all the way down to local government.

The COMELEC is in a bind. It cannot break the law, and back-pedalling on its own rules will set a bad precedent that has ramifications across the Philippines’ fragile “democracy”.

Most curious of all is the deafening silence in both corporate media, Malacanang, and the COMELEC that shrouds this debacle in mystery. Why, people are now asking, did the LP fail to comply to such a simple administrative requirement? And why has it so far failed to frame the nebulous messages it had sent out to the public since the 8th of June around the specific tenets of electoral law and COMELEC guidelines that are relevant in this issue?

Where there is silence from both “thought leaders” and national leadership, speculation, of course, becomes rampant.

One of the most plausible theories surrounding the failure of the LP to disclose its financials is that it may have spent billions in its failed effort to win the presidency for Mar Roxas. Robredo’s bid for the vice presidency alone cost 418 million pesos, dwarfing her statistically-tied rival Bongbong Marcos’s expenditure of just 140 million pesos.

There is also the other big issue of the electoral fraud allegations that surround Robredo’s “win”. Some observers have put forth the possibility that the LP had, by failing to meet the SOCE requirement, deliberately sabotaged Robredo’s vice presidency bid to diffuse any further attention to these cheating allegations. If, in fact, the LP did conspire to cheat both winners and “losers” in these elections of millions of legitimate votes (as many Filipinos now suspect), there is a strong likelihood that this may come to light during the administration of President-elect Rodgrigo Duterte. Marcos is making good on his threat to file an electoral protest highlighting these allegations. He is also good friends with Duterte who, in turn, had vowed to keep Robredo out of his Cabinet.

Indeed, in light of Roxas’s colossal loss at the polls, the embarrassingly enormous amount of money that was likely spent on his bid, the allegations of cheating that are likely to stick for years, and the very real possibility that Robredo will be mere expensive executive ornamentation over the next six years, the LP is unlikely to reap any tangible benefit from a Robredo vice presidency. More importantly, Robredo has been showing signs that she’s been distancing herself from the LP since her so-called “win” became apparent as the count came to a close in May. She has stopped wearing the characteristic LP yellow colours and no longer flashes the “L” hand gesture during public appearances. It is easy to see the writing on the wall in hindsight. Robredo was the VP candidate of last resort for the LP in the early months leading to the campaign, to begin with. Thus, the emerging turncoatism she is starting to exhibit is not surprising.

If the law and COMELEC rules are allowed to prevail and LP “winners” in these elections — including Robredo — are allowed to be disqualified for the LP’s non-compliance to the SOCE requirement, Bongbong Marcos will take his rightful place in government. Perhaps then, the electoral raps Marcos is currently working on that are likely to implicate COMELEC Chairman Andres Bautista along with members of the LP leadership will be dropped and the whole episode will pass into history as a mere footnote. The collateral damage — Robredo’s pride and the hopes of a handful of would-be congressmen and senators — will simply be a minor write-off in the overall bigger scheme of securing the on-going integrity of the LP banner and the Yellow brand of the Aquino-Cojuangco clan.

It does makes sense. Under such a scenario, important people will be happy. People who matter will be appeased. Certain issues will be swept under the rug.

And on the small matter of The Truth? Again, like Robredo, The Truth is really just a bargaining chip that can be played or withdrawn from the table depending on how the game should play out. That’s really all there is to it. It’s just politics.

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Jerome
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No matter what, I think Bongbong Marcos should file the protest, even if he gets the vice presidency, and still force the LP to produce the SOCE. Mar Roxas ( i think ) will spill the beans about the LP’s shenanigans to save whatever he thinks he can save about himself.

Bruce Lee
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Brilliant journalism change is indeed coming from a generation that is totally switched on. Here in Australia we only see the Bandila news a program of ABS-CBN, they don’t mention any of these controversies, it just shows that there’s an invisible hand that’s more sinister than Dr Evil. Good on Duterte for bringing the body of Marcos home to give him the proper burial he deserves this totally sticks it right up the oligarchs of the Aquino-Cojuangco Chinese triads. http://www.pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?t=539751&page=56 Do an article and search for the real Dr Evil in the Philippines it’d make for really great reading. Keep… Read more »
Red
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As much I would hate to see Robredo be the VP, I don’t think she and the other winning LP candidatea will be disqualified. Their hold on the COMELEC aside, it would be too much pressure revoking all the LP wins. Towns will revolt if their righful elected mayor be replaced by someone else. No matter how much you explain to them that this is the law and this is what has to be done, they will still feel cheated. This isnt just about Robredo and the LP senators… This has far reaching consequences and people WILL get angry. They… Read more »
zaxx
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HAHA BINGO! Watching these fools move about all these years – I guess it really doesn’t take X-men telepathic powers to guess what’s in their depraved coconuts now. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. (NIV) What happened to PH media, the very agents Pinoys depend on for delivering the motto “the truth shall set you free”? It’s as if the subject of LP’s SOCE non-submission is some unwritten taboo that could cost one very dearly.… Read more »
d_forsaken
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Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

d_forsaken
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With representation there to do the speaking, the guilty are suddenly given the freedom that comes with hiding behind the fact that they never said that – in fact, they never said anything!

You can’t find lies standing next to the truth, it’s always hiding behind the truth.

mrericx
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remember this controversial ad video of Mar Roxas’ Fast Forward? Surely this one costs P500 million. 😀
https://youtu.be/oofYDt_KFfY

alitaptap
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julsky dagtay
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Madam lugaw,get out of them DAT u me nat sher on der plaques.. Do not b misled,God is not to b mocked, for whatever a person is sowing,this he will also reap,magtanim ng mabuti at aani Karin naman ng kabutihan.

jake09
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i am looking forward to July 1st. . . LP wings would probably be broken, they will become powerless! 👊

KsSd
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…..i’m afraid for RRD/BBM. Take care you two. Take care of them Filipino people. If the Evils were able to kill the husband of the mother of the incumbent son (salamat 18 days na lang!!!) …. i shudder.

Jim DiGriz
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You thoughts right out of my head benign0.

I have the same feeling….

No one
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Oh! the dirty politics in our beloved country, the poor Philippines. If that’s the case, it’s nostalgia. Just being reminded about thirty years ago or so. Leni just like Cory. Maybe, Leni just like Cory let her use them for her agenda of revenge and she use them to be in power. And now before she takes her oath, LP just suddenly remembered the history of Cory and Doy. They did this before history repeats itself. Just an ordinary citizen’s theory. I am not against Leni nor Cory eventhough i am always vocal that i am for BBM. Honestly, hindi… Read more »
888Hyden007Toro999.99
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888Hyden007Toro999.99

Aquino and his cahoots, Mar Roxas, are all afraid of the investigation, done by non partisan investigators. The guilt of their cheating is there.

They are trying to ask for a plea bargain. This is the reason, Mar Roxas does not care, anymore , if his LP candidates,who “won”, will serve or not.

The thorough investigation of the Electoral Fraud must continue. These people have violated the Election Laws. They must be indicted and punished !

alitaptap
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mayor Rody should be aware of the yellows in the house of representatives destructing him of his golden dreams for the Pilipinos like they did to Ferdinand Marcos sr. they’re still around building up at the house.

this video is the other way around of what really happened.

vagoneto rieles
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June 9, 10, and 11 saw three successive ‘GRP’ blogs flaunting and celebrating the loss of Mar Roxas and, speculating on the looming problems surrounding Leni Robredo’s proclamation as Vice-President. The jubilation and gloating seem to mirror the ‘schadenfreude’ that Miss Ilda had written about earlier. To a casual observer, who had no real sentiments one way or the other, these articles would have been dismissed, simply as a wrinkle in a people’s culture. What would not be missed so easily, though, is the impression of a mean-spirited attitude, and the difficulty, therefore, for these people’s coming together… and as… Read more »
1115Hyden007Toro9999.99
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1115Hyden007Toro9999.99

There was cheating, in the 2016 election…and we all want a thorough investigation. Most of us in the GRP , did not gloat. I , myself did not. I was outraged by the evilness, these people have done by frustrating the will of the Filipino voters. They inserted themselves, as winners in the 2016 election, thru dubious means…

bade
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One of the owner of ABS CBN is Cojuangco-Aquino Clan using a fictitious name…

Froi
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Let’s be vigilant and continue to seek the real score what happen last election, for Filipinos to know.

Jeff de Leon
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Logic ng tambay. Tagalugin mo ang mga sinabi dito at lalabas na pang kantong pagiisip lamang at walang kalaman laman. Napakahusay mo benigno. Haka haka at sariling opinyon na walang basehan kundi ang “biased” na pag-interpret ng mga balita. Nakakaawa ang mga napapaniwala mo. Lumalabas ang kabobohan ng mga nagkukunwaring matatalino, mga mambabasang ni hindi tinitignan kung ang pinangagalingan ng balita ay dapat paniwalaan.