Leni Robredo is undermining the integrity of the VP vote recount with her baseless complaints

Robredo is using the media to undermine due process.

As predicted, current Vice President Leni Robredo and her supporters are crying foul over the initial results of the manual recount of the Vice Presidential votes. The Presidential Electoral Tribunal has discarded some of her votes due to invalidity. The protest case filed by former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr in June 2016 is now underway and is already showing signs Robredo will lose votes. Obviously, Robredo’s camp is going to continue complaining for as long as the results don’t go her way. What did they expect? Did they actually think the manual recount will prove she won? That’s quite naïve of them.

Robredo and her supporters are already acting like sore losers this early. They are already suggesting that Marcos is influencing the results. They can’t deny the fact that irregularities keep coming up and they seem to support the allegation Robredo was a beneficiary of electoral fraud during the May 2016 Presidential Elections:

During the first two weeks of recount, several irregularities were raised over the discovery of wet ballot boxes, unused or excess ballots with shaded votes for Robredo, missing audit logs and missing voters’ receipts in Camarines Sur’s Bato, Baao, Balatan, Bula and Sagñay towns.

Instead of showing concern, Robredo’s lawyer Romulo Macalintal dismissed them as nothing of consequence and said they are not proof of irregularities. He spoke like he doesn’t treat the ballot as a sacred document — as if seeing ballots discarded and missing audit logs and voter’s receipts is a normal occurrence in a Third World country like the Philippines and shouldn’t raise eyebrows. With Filipinos like Macalintal helping cover up signs of mismanagement and possible electoral fraud during the Presidential Elections, it’s no surprise the country remains backward.

Macalintal should be as appalled as the rest of us that ballot boxes were not stored properly and protected from tampering and environmental elements. Even if the damaged ballots have nothing to do with Robredo’s win, he should still show concern over how they were mishandled. It goes to show Robredo’s camp is always on the defence mode. This is why the public thinks they are not after the truth, only to keep Robredo in her post.

After causing the delay of the start of the recount for months, Robredo now seems to be hinting that the recount process is rigged. She’s got a lot of nerve considering it was her (alleged) fraudulent win that is in question and the reason why the country has to go through this daunting process. Complaining is her only recourse because she is losing votes after the electoral tribunal denied her request to consider as valid the ballots with at least 25 percent of its oval space shaded in the “revision, recount, and re-appreciation” of votes.

The tribunal insists there is no resolution that states “the applicability of a 25% threshold; and the Tribunal cannot treat the Random Manual Audit Guidelines and Report as proof of the threshold used by the COMELEC.” The tribunal is therefore sticking to the 50% threshold. This doesn’t seem to be a problem for the Marcos camp and it is becoming apparent that only Robredo is losing votes because of the rule. This says something. It could mean that the ballots showing Robredo as chosen candidate could have been pre-shaded in a rush before the actual election started by people other than the actual voters themselves.

Again, Robredo seems unconcerned that the ballots are showing irregularities as long as it is all in her favour. Robredo is now appealing to change the rules. She’s also trying to make it look like the electoral tribunal only recently changed the rules when the rules were established way before the start of the recount as stated in the PET revisors’ guide issued by the Supreme Court on February 2018, the 2010 PET rules of procedure, and the Constitutional mandate of the tribunal. Robredo is quoting from a manual not recognised by the tribunal.

Bongbong Marcos sees no problem with rules applied to all parties fairly.
This has to be highlighted: if the 50% threshold applies to both Robredo and Marcos, then it is not favouring one party over the other. Neither camp should complain.

In their efforts to paint Marcos as manipulating the VP vote recount, Robredo’s camp is inadvertently damaging the integrity of the SC sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal. She should be held in contempt for doing a press conference accusing the agency of changing the rules to favour Marcos.

The PET or electoral tribunal should put a lid on Robredo and her lawyers. They should shut up and let the process continue without further delay. She is trying to undermine the result of the VP vote recount. As long as she is talking to the media, the outcome of the recount will not be respected and accepted by her rabid supporters. They seem to be glad Marcos was cheated out of the VP post anyway.

Is it enough to unseat Leni from the VP post if proven there was electoral fraud or should she be prosecuted as well? The public has the right to know the extent of her role in the alleged electoral fraud. We cannot let the perpetrators get away with their crimes. It will happen again if they do.

I don’t believe Robredo was aware of the lengths her allies went to to make her win. She is clueless. She will be shocked once proven she benefited from electoral fraud. But the problem with her is she is in denial there was electoral fraud. In a country where cheating during elections has become a tradition, it’s baffling she actually thinks she won the VP post considering popularity surveys before the elections showed Marcos was likely to win. One can be forgiven for saying she is too full of herself.

The people drumming up support for Robredo are ignoring the fact that the VP vote recount under the election tribunal is a legal process. They should respect the outcome. Just because it is emerging that Leni’s votes show a lot of irregularities doesn’t mean Marcos is manipulating it. As sure as the sun rises, Robredo and her supporters will go out on the streets as usual to protest the result. It’s as if showing she has supporters will change the outcome. We should give them the freedom to think and behave the way they want to if it helps them cope with their loss.

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29 Comments on “Leni Robredo is undermining the integrity of the VP vote recount with her baseless complaints”

  1. If Filipinos have : “carabao sense”, they should know that the, election fraud really happened in the 2016 election. The relaying of the votes on the TV, was interrupted twice, when BongBong Marcos Jr. was winning. Then, when the data of votes, resumed; Leni Robredo was winning. The votes of Chiz Escudero , Gringo Honasan, and Cayetano, barely increased. It was the votes of Leni Robredo, that “Leap Frogged”, overtaking Bong Bong Marcos, Jr., one million votes lead. On any mathematical probabiliity and possibility. This “Leap frogged” votes phenomenon will never happen. Except , on the 2016 election fraud.

    On the other hand, the former COMELEC Chief Andres Bautista, was caught with multiple bank accounts, both foreign and local bank accounts. It amounted to billions of pesos. Where did this corrupt dude , got this large amount of money ?

    The Ballots were tampered. There were wet ballots. The audit logs of voters are missing. There are tampered and preshaded ballots, with votes for Leni Robredo. There were excess of voters in some precincts. The dead voted in Camarines Sur, for Leni Robredo; and maybe in other provinces, where Leni Robredo won.

    I do not believe that an unknown Congresswoman, coming from a third rate province, can beat Chiz Escudero in the Bicol Region… Neither , can she beat Gringo Honasan. Leni Robredo, is aware that the Aquino Cojuangco political axis, cheated for her, thru the SMARTMATIC HOCUS PCOS. Let us recount all votes. Not only the Vice President position, but the Senatorial positions. Porky Drilon become the Senatorial topnotcher in the 2016 election fraud. This must be a joke.

    They had already made a mockery of our election process. We have to jail or hang , these people. Otherwise, this will happen again.

  2. The most dangerous ideas are not those that challenge the status quo. The most dangerous ideas are those so embedded in the status quo, so wrapped in a cloud of inevitability, that we forget they are ideas at all.

  3. Hey, stupid Ilda! The 25% happened in all the votes casted on other candidates as well from President down to Councilors in the last 2016 elections. Would you think it is better to make recount also if Mar Roxas was the one complaining? If indeed there was cheating on last elections then the presidency of Duterte is also questionable, right? It is predictable that you are a hypocrite writer who is using means to favor your agenda. For example: you condemn surveys during the presidency of Aquino but then you praised them during Duterte. You tend to hate mediocrity repeatedly in most of your past blogs because it is a reflection of most Filipinos as you say but now you are shielding Mocha – the number one incompetent and mediocre in the government highest post because she allies herself with Duterte. Such hypocrital right? You bitch is inconsistent to the core. Your political color is showing that you don’t have integrity yourself. Eat your own filthy shit because you are such a disgusting creature!

    1. It is evident that you have been following GRP for a long time, even dating back the Aquino regime or so. What is absurd is that, you call the writer stupid and bitch because of the ideas shared here, and yet you are continuously coming here to read the posts. How stupid can you get? Why don’t you make your own blog site and post what you want to post, according to what and who you believe in? Don’t worry, there are a lot of your kind who would read and believe your stories.

      1. I dunno why, but this guy is totally wasting his time being antagonistic with GRP and its writers. As if he wants to own this site. Or perhaps he’s trolling. And trolling is a mental disorder…

        1. Wasting my time is not a problem. I have plenty of it. And I will use it to comment here so that you will have time for wasting your time arguing against me. 🙂

        2. Wasting my time is not a problem. I have plenty of it. And I will use it to comment here so that you will have time for wasting your time arguing against me.

          So you’re just here for seeking attention? That says something; there’s no way for you to win an argument with that kind of thinking.

          “Small minds discuss people. Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss IDEAS.”

      2. As long as these Getreal writers and their minions are using Rappler, Inquirer and Abs-cbn news as their reference in making articles whom they criticize hard as “Yellow Media”, then I won’t hesitate to insult this website for its own hypocricy. I have freedom anyway. Why do you think after identifying and labeling these big media corporations as yellow media for a long time, the writers of this website keep on visiting and reading their news? And even citing them in their articles? Huh? You think it is crazy? Back to your “how stupid can you get”. That says a lot you opposition of liberal party and “yellow media” are not up to the challenge to compete in the philippine market for more than 30 years. You cannot do anything but to remain spectators and reactionaries of these big media corp while they continuously giving news to Filipino people day in and day out through the years. You cannot stop them. Not even the president now.

        1. Tough luck dude. We will use any reference we deem appropriate for our purposes. If you find an issue with that, well, again, tough luck. There’s no stopping anyone from picking what is useful out of mainstream media and criticising what is evidently flawed about them at the same time. It’s not an all-or-nothing proposition. Your logic makes use of a perverse black-and-white mentality that only one-dimensional minds such as yours exhibit.

        2. Not to me benigno. Bluemax and KRChronicle keep on harping the presumed relevance of not commenting harsh words against this site. Even labeling those as “stupid” and “waste of time” for commenting here that opposed your views. What they failed to recognize and what I think is, they should begin to you and other writers here in addressing those issues because all of you consistently post your loser articles here that are primarily based on the repititions of your visitations and readings of news published by those “yellow media”. Otherwise, no issues at all.

        3. They’re ALWAYS raising up issues here in their articles. You branded them as “loser” articles because that doesn’t even resonate your own views so you’re just there for the sake of ‘opposing’ it, more like there is no reason.

          This is an opinion blog, not a journalistic piece. What you failed to realize is that they’re not the same. But you still insist on that notion.

        4. Funny when you say that, because it shows more of your simpleton, lazy thinking from your one-dimensional mind. That’s your own hypocrisy that you’re trying to deny.

          That’s why no one’s gonna take you seriously. You accuse me of whining about some things but you’re also guilty on doing that as well.

    2. Says the actual disgusting creature and the actual hypocrite whose wasting his time grasping on straws, hurling labels and insults and rampage just to make himself relevant. Unfortunately, everything you’ve said is purely contradictory. Only Yellowtards do that, son.

      Oh yeah, I say this from Day 1 about Leni Robredo: “The more she opens her mouth, the stupider she looks.”. Her complaints are an example.

      Going back on topic: the issue here is about electoral fraud about the VP race back then. The pre-shaded ballots are also there and surprising, most of them are in favor of Liberal Party candidates, particularly in the ARMM provinces. Need I say more?

      Every time you post here shows your TRUE political colors even more. Unfortunately, you’re not helping at all. You’re just proving the writers even more. Since you’re afraid on making a coherent argument, ad hominem attacks are your only weapons left. That’s not just disgusting but also childish and immature.

      1. You opposition of liberal party and yellow media should stop reading and citing news from rappler, inquirer and abs-cbn because you are just wasting your time. After all you cannot do anything if they favor robredo over marcos. And more of yellow things that you do not want to see and read from these media will only make you cringe.

        If there is cheating and fraud, much better if election results in the 2016 elections will be recounted from presidency down to the bottom because all the results are questionable now.

        1. You opposition of liberal party and yellow media should stop reading and citing news from rappler, inquirer and abs-cbn because you are just wasting your time. After all you cannot do anything if they favor robredo over marcos. And more of yellow things that you do not want to see and read from these media will only make you cringe.

          You’re missing the point. Their critique against them is necessary because it shows how dangerous the Yellow Media are. So yeah, I expect them to favor Robredo over Marcos because she fits on their own agenda. Still, you fail to realize that. Fortunately, I have alternatives while you just rely on your simpleton thinking.

    3. You tend to hate mediocrity repeatedly in most of your past blogs because it is a reflection of most Filipinos as you say but now you are shielding Mocha – the number one incompetent and mediocre in the government highest post because she allies herself with Duterte. Such hypocrital right?

      I don’t know why you keep on jabbing Mocha Uson in this, but if you think someone like Jover Laurio is great and competent then you need to seek help. Of course, you’re gonna go “I never mention Jover here!” but in fact you’re trying to because you offered no alternatives.

      Just think of it this way: if Mar Roxas won the presidency, he would never hesitate to give Laurio a position in government. I’m sure 100% you will shield her. Because like everyone else says, that’s what Yellowtards do.

      1. Jover Laurio is not a government employee. You have false analogy. Mocha Uson takes salary from hardearned taxpayers money while delivering fake news to Filipino people. You are crazy if you think nothing is wrong with that.

        If Mar Roxas do that, then your president is a great imitator from liberal party because he is giving positions even to those incompetent just like how you criticized Noynoy Aquino before.

        1. Jover Laurio is not a government employee. You have false analogy. Mocha Uson takes salary from hardearned taxpayers money while delivering fake news to Filipino people. You are crazy if you think nothing is wrong with that.

          But they have something in common: they’re bloggers. You’re insane if you don’t put Laurio in your list because she’s also delivering fake news to the Filipino people. But of course, you won’t admit it. I’m not as biased as you are.

          Nope, Mar Roxas is worse. He’ll be just another Noynoy if he won as president because he will become the status quo. Duterte is a different story. But you’re just gonna waste time grasp on straws.

    4. Defending Leni Robredo’s 2016 election fraud, is like defending her idiotic behavior in the Holocaust Memorial in Germany. She was there , smiling and being photographed with her group, as if the Holocaust Memorial site is a tourist spot.

      How stupid can you get ? This woman has no brain.

      1. Robredo has good track record while she was a congresswoman compared to marcos when he was senator. Check the facts and see who is incompetent.

        1. Has done good work, but let’s get one thing straight here. Her career as a politician are the results of nepotism. She is Vilma Santos without the movie career. Maria Leonor Gerona, economics major from Camarines Sur would not be where she is today without riding the coat-tails of her late husband. Jesse Robredo was an amazing DILG secretary(easy to say when your looking at Mar). And that Robredo name is what got her different titles and the Robredo name got her a congressional seat.

          YOU should check the facts, son. Because you’re focusing more on names rather than actual track record. Still, you’re grasping on straws on Bongbong on the point you’re now circlejerking.

        2. The incompetent title belongs to Maria Leonora Gerona Robredo. Do you think she will be relevant if not for her husband Jesse Robredo? Exactly.

          Your comparison between her and Bongbong is not just crazy but basically ridiculous in the core. One has a tainted surname while he had done a lot while the other is not only unwinnable (in a clean election), but unknown and grossly unqualified yet won anyway because she is Mar Roxas’ kumare. If THAT is not a case of what others called it nepotism, then what is?

    5. Keep it civilize and criticize only the idea not on the person. Even you disagree with other person you must respect them. That kind of behavior of you is insult to yourself.

      1. I will only do that if to whom i criticize deserves respect. Ironic that you tell me those words when the writers of this website support the number one uncouth and uncivilized mouth of the highest government official in the philippines.

        1. I will only do that if to whom i criticize deserves respect. Ironic that you tell me those words when the writers of this website support the number one uncouth and uncivilized mouth of the highest government official in the philippines.

          Respect is earned, not given. So you will only respect those who agree with you, right? Ironic is that what you’re seeking is not respect, but attention.

    6. the vcm was switch from script ROA into ROB, resulting to the votes were re directed to ROA Duterte and the vcm script was redirected to ROB, meaning Robredo names.
      If Filipinos have : “carabao sense”, they should know that the, election fraud really happened in the 2016 election. The relaying of the votes on the TV, was interrupted twice, when BongBong Marcos Jr. was winning. Then, when the data of votes, resumed; Leni Robredo was winning. The votes of Chiz Escudero , Gringo Honasan, and Cayetano, barely increased. It was the votes of Leni Robredo, that “Leap Frogged”, overtaking Bong Bong Marcos, Jr., one million votes lead. On any mathematical probabiliity and possibility. This “Leap frogged” votes phenomenon will never happen. Except , on the 2016 election fraud.
      On the other hand, the former COMELEC Chief Andres Bautista, was caught with multiple bank accounts, both foreign and local bank accounts. It amounted to billions of pesos. Where did this corrupt dude , got this large amount of money ?
      The Ballots were tampered. There were wet ballots. The audit logs of voters are missing. There are tampered and preshaded ballots, with votes for Leni Robredo. There were excess of voters in some precincts. The dead voted in Camarines Sur, for Leni Robredo; and maybe in other provinces, where Leni Robredo won.
      I do not believe that an unknown Congresswoman, coming from a third rate province, can beat Chiz Escudero in the Bicol Region… Neither , can she beat Gringo Honasan. Leni Robredo, is aware that the Aquino Cojuangco political axis, cheated for her, thru the SMARTMATIC HOCUS PCOS. Let us recount all votes. Not only the Vice President position, but the Senatorial positions. Porky Drilon become the Senatorial topnotcher in the 2016 election fraud. This must be a joke.
      They had already made a mockery of our election process. We have to jail or hang , these people. Otherwise, this will happen

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