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ALVAREZ: NEW PDP-LABAN MEMBERS POISED TO BE HOUSE RULING PARTY
[THEY'RE NO 'BALIMBINGS', THEY ARE WITH US FOR !CHANGE!]


MAY 25 FOR 'CHANGE' -
DAVAO del Norte Representative Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez, the presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s pick for Speaker, defended the political bigwigs who defected to the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), which is poised to become the ruling party. In an interview after his meeting with the northern Luzon bloc lawmakers Wednesday afternoon, Alvarez said he would rather not call the newly minted PDP-Laban members as “balimbings” or political butterflies. Alvarez said these newest members of the PDP-Laban – most of them leading the exodus from the outgoing administration’s Liberal Party (LP) – only wanted to join the Duterte bandwagon’s “coalition for change” in the House of Representatives. “Alam natin lahat ng layunin ng ating Pangulo to institute meaningful change sa ating bansa. Yung pagbabago na sinabi niya nung kampanya, at kung kinakailangan natin ng suporta ng mga kongresista, para sa akin, hindi ko naman tinitingnan itong balimbing, kundi pagmamahal sa bayan,” Alvarez said. “Kasi kung naniniwala ka sa programa ng Pangulo, sumusuporta ka, walang ibang layunin kundi para sa kabutihan ng sambayanang Pilipino. Tinitingnan ko itong pagmamahal sa bayan,” he added. Flurry of oath-takings In the afternoon, Alvarez himself led the oath-taking of three LP lawmakers from the northern Luzon bloc in the House who joined the PDP-Laban – Ilocos Sur Rep. Eric Singson, Abra Rep. Joseph Bernos and Pangasinan Rep. Rose Marie “Baby” Arenas. Alvarez was also able to get the support of some 22 lawmakers from the so-called “Northern Alliance” in the chamber, among them Singson, Ilocos Norte Rep. Rudy Farinas, and even Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, the widow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. READ: Alvarez wins support of Northern bloc in Congress Former LP stalwart Farinas, who earlier took his oath as new PDP-Laban member, was chosen by Alvarez as his majority floor leader in the House. READ MORE...

ALSO: From 3 to 300, PDP-Laban forms ‘supermajority’ in House


MAY 26 -From three to nearly 300.
The Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), the political party of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, has cobbled together a “supermajority” coalition in the incoming 17th Congress less than three weeks after the May 9 elections. Incoming Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez said PDP-Laban was close to achieving its goal of creating one of the biggest coalitions in Congress’ history after taking in 37 House members from the independent party-coalition bloc in the 17th Congress. Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe estimated that PDP-Laban’s Coalition for Change has gathered as many as 260 allies or 90 percent of the estimated 290 members in the next Congress. Batocabe said this was an extraordinary feat in itself as PDP-Laban started with only three House members on its roster—Valenzuela Rep. Erik Martinez, Lanao del Sur Rep. Jun Papandayan, and Alvarez. Ako Bicol is among the 32 party-list groups who joined the PDP-Laban as coalition partners. The rest are 1-Ang Edukasyon; AAMBIS-OWA, 1-Care, 1-Pacman, 1-Sagip, Aangat Tayo, Aasenso, Abang Lingkod, ABS, ACTS-OFW, AGAP, Agbiag, Agri, Akbayan, Amin, Ang Kabuhayan, Angkla, A-Teacher, BH, Buhay, Butil, Cibac, Coop-NATCCO, Kabayan, Kalinga, Kusug Tausug, Manila Teachers, Mata, PBA, TUCP, and Yacap. Party-list bloc is made up 73 members. Batocabe explained that 8 other party-list members have been weeded out of the bloc because they joined other political parties. “Alvarez wanted a clean alliance, not cluttered, because he wants to deal directly with parties and not blocs,” said Batocabe. READ MORE...

ALSO: Duterte camp urges Bongbong to ask Miriam to concede


MAY 26 -Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago receiving a traditional hat from runningmate Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the Imelda Cultural Center in Batac, Ilocos Norte. STAR/Joven Cagande, File
MANILA, Philippines — The camp of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday called on Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to persuade his running mate, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, to concede if he wants a separate vote count for vice president.
Duterte's spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that the canvassing board could go on canvassing for vice president if Duterte will be proclaimed president-elect as soon as possible. "We suggest that other presidential candidates should waive their rights (to canvassing)," Panelo said in a press conference aired on television. Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe and former Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II have already conceded to Duterte. "It would be an act of statesmanship if Santiago concedes to Duterte," Panelo said. Panelo noted that the camp of Marcos keeps on objecting to different certificates of canvass, delaying the canvassing as well as the proclamation of president and vice president. READ MORE...

ALSO: Joint Canvass Committee to proclaim President-elect Duterte & VP-elect Robredo on Monday


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The projected proclamation of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Leni Robredo by the Joint Canvass Committee is on Monday afternoon, according to Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. “The projected proclamation would be afternoon of Monday. It’s good we ended on a Friday so our staff could have the weekend to finish the Joint Committee report,” said Pimentel, head of the Senate panel in the Joint Canvass Committee which acted as National Board of Canvassers (NBOC).
Duterte won the presidential race with 16,601,997 votes, while Robredo topped the vice presidential contest with 14,418,817 votes. The NBOC terminated its canvassing Friday night after counting all 167 Certificates of Canvass (COCs). “There being no other COCs for consideration by the joint committee, the canvassing of votes for the presidential and vice presidential candidates in the May 9, 2016 elections is hereby terminated,” declared separately by Pimentel and House Majority Leader and Mandaluyong City Rep. Neptali Gonzales II, head of the House panel. Pimentel directed the Joint Committee Secretariat to prepare the joint panel report and present it by Monday for the signature of the members. Pimentel thanked the members of the Senate panel namely, Senators Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, Sergio Osmeña III, Tito Sotto III, and Juan Ponce Enrile for their patience and dedication. Likewise he thanked the lawyers of the candidates for being disciplined and cooperative. READ MORE...

ALSO: Fight for truth goes on—Marcos
[With such a hotly-contested election and the high voter turnout of over 80 percent, Garcia said the high number of undervotes should be explained. He said areas where large number of undervotes occurred were in the Visayas and Mindanao. Dela Cruz reiterated the Marcos’ legal team will file electoral protest on the matter, even as they demand that the Smartmatic be banned from future elections.]


MAY 28 -Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
THE camp of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said that they will continue to search for the truth over the results of the May 9 elections and blamed President Benigno Aquino III for the cheating in Mindanao that was attested to by witnesses. “As far as Bongbong Marcos is concerned, the fight is not over,” said Marcos’ campaign adviser Abakada party-list Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz. “We have to continue asking for a systems audit. We have to search for the truth, and that is important.”  Dela Cruz said the Commission on Elections has not yet explained some 3.5 million undervotes and while the number may not matter in the presidential race which President-apparent Rodrigo Duterte won by a landslide, the number is a game-changer in the vice presidential race. Dela Cruz said there is no more reason for the Comelec not to act on the request of Marcos for a systems audit of the transparency and central servers because the congressional canvassing has been concluded. Dela Cruz said Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, who was declared winner of the election on Friday by a margin of 263,473 votes, may even resign if she finds out what really happened. “If she sees what happened, she may resign. She knows. I am sure Malacañang, the Liberal Party know in their hearts they did something that violated the sovereign will of the people,” Dela Cruz said. Dela Cruz said it is normal for the LP to downplay the issue of the undervotes although the number of votes can make a difference in the vice presidential race and at least three Senate seats. READ MORE...


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ALVAREZ: NEW PDP-LABAN MEMBERS POISED TO BE THE HOUSE RULING PARTY
[They’re no ‘balimbings,’ they’re with us for CHANGE!]



MANILA,
MAY 30, 2016 (INQUIRER) By: Marc Jayson Cayabyab @MJcayabyabINQ 07:00 PM May 25th, 2016 - DAVAO del Norte Representative Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez, the presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s pick for Speaker, defended the political bigwigs who defected to the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), which is poised to become the ruling party.

In an interview after his meeting with the northern Luzon bloc lawmakers Wednesday afternoon, Alvarez said he would rather not call the newly minted PDP-Laban members as “balimbings” or political butterflies.

Alvarez said these newest members of the PDP-Laban – most of them leading the exodus from the outgoing administration’s Liberal Party (LP) – only wanted to join the Duterte bandwagon’s “coalition for change” in the House of Representatives.

“Alam natin lahat ng layunin ng ating Pangulo to institute meaningful change sa ating bansa. Yung pagbabago na sinabi niya nung kampanya, at kung kinakailangan natin ng suporta ng mga kongresista, para sa akin, hindi ko naman tinitingnan itong balimbing, kundi pagmamahal sa bayan,” Alvarez said.

“Kasi kung naniniwala ka sa programa ng Pangulo, sumusuporta ka, walang ibang layunin kundi para sa kabutihan ng sambayanang Pilipino. Tinitingnan ko itong pagmamahal sa bayan,” he added.

Flurry of oath-takings

In the afternoon, Alvarez himself led the oath-taking of three LP lawmakers from the northern Luzon bloc in the House who joined the PDP-Laban – Ilocos Sur Rep. Eric Singson, Abra Rep. Joseph Bernos and Pangasinan Rep. Rose Marie “Baby” Arenas.

Alvarez was also able to get the support of some 22 lawmakers from the so-called “Northern Alliance” in the chamber, among them Singson, Ilocos Norte Rep. Rudy Farinas, and even Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, the widow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

READ: Alvarez wins support of Northern bloc in Congress

Former LP stalwart Farinas, who earlier took his oath as new PDP-Laban member, was chosen by Alvarez as his majority floor leader in the House.

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In the morning, Alvarez administered the oath-taking of the following lawmakers jumping from the LP to PDP-Laban: Caloocan Rep. Along Malapitan, Cavite 3rd district Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino and Nueva Ecija Rep. Estrelita “Ging” Suansing.

Former Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino, who lost his Senate bid, was present for the oath-taking of his brother Bambol.

Earlier, the new PDP-Laban members who took their oath were Quezon City Rep. Bingbong Crisologo (from the United Nationalist Alliance), Malabon Rep. Ricky Sandoval (from the Nationalist People’s Coalition), South Cotabato Rep. Ferdinand Hernandez (Nationalist People’s Coalition) and Palawan Rep. Chicoy Alvarez (National Unity Party).

They are the latest to join the exodus of politicians to the Duterte camp. Without giving out names, Alvarez said he has counted at least 15 LP members who took their oath as new PDP-Laban members.

READ: Juicy posts for LP turncoats

Alvarez said with Duterte’s overwhelming number of votes in the recently concluded presidential elections, it was not difficult for him to invite lawmakers to his side as members of the majority or join the PDP-Laban.

“With the President na may malaking mandato sa eleksyon, hindi mahirap na mag-imbita ng mga kongresista na sumuporta sa programa ng ating Pangulo,” he said.

READ: 80 LP members hop on Rody bandwagon

Alvarez said he was hoping that LP members would join the PDP-Laban, adding that the request of outgoing Speaker and LP vice chair Feliciano Belmonte Jr. for LP members to remain with the party despite joining the majority would not look good.

“It’s a bit awkward na mayroong minority na Liberal Party at saka mayroon ring majority… I would prefer those who wanted to join the majority will either join the PDP-Laban and other political parties in coalition with PDP Laban in the majority,” Alvarez said.

“I am just inviting them. I’m only expressing my view that it would be best if they join the PDP Laban,” he added.

As a candidate for Speaker who is expected to lose to Alvarez, Belmonte is bent on leading the minority in the House.

Alvarez has said he has secured 180 lawmakers to propel him to the Speakership, although his ally newly elected 1-Pacman Rep. Mikee Romero claimed Alvarez has the “super majority” or as much as 260 allies in the 290-strong House of Representatives.

READ: Alvarez cements ‘super majority’ in Congress


INQUIRER

From 3 to 300, PDP-Laban forms ‘supermajority’ in House By: Gil C. Cabacungan @inquirerdotnet
Philippine Daily Inquirer 02:14 AM May 26th, 2016


From three to nearly 300.

The Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), the political party of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, has cobbled together a “supermajority” coalition in the incoming 17th Congress less than three weeks after the May 9 elections.

Incoming Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez said PDP-Laban was close to achieving its goal of creating one of the biggest coalitions in Congress’ history after taking in 37 House members from the independent party-coalition bloc in the 17th Congress.

Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe estimated that PDP-Laban’s Coalition for Change has gathered as many as 260 allies or 90 percent of the estimated 290 members in the next Congress.

Batocabe said this was an extraordinary feat in itself as PDP-Laban started with only three House members on its roster—Valenzuela Rep. Erik Martinez, Lanao del Sur Rep. Jun Papandayan, and Alvarez.

Ako Bicol is among the 32 party-list groups who joined the PDP-Laban as coalition partners.

The rest are 1-Ang Edukasyon; AAMBIS-OWA, 1-Care, 1-Pacman, 1-Sagip, Aangat Tayo, Aasenso, Abang Lingkod, ABS, ACTS-OFW, AGAP, Agbiag, Agri, Akbayan, Amin, Ang Kabuhayan, Angkla, A-Teacher, BH, Buhay, Butil, Cibac, Coop-NATCCO, Kabayan, Kalinga, Kusug Tausug, Manila Teachers, Mata, PBA, TUCP, and Yacap.

Party-list bloc is made up 73 members. Batocabe explained that 8 other party-list members have been weeded out of the bloc because they joined other political parties.

“Alvarez wanted a clean alliance, not cluttered, because he wants to deal directly with parties and not blocs,” said Batocabe.

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Batocabe said Alvarez would recognize the party-list bloc as a political party on its own, which would be entitled to its proportionate share of full, standing committee chairs and memberships for distribution among majority members.

Batocabe said Rep. Sharon Garin of AAMBIS-OWA was being groomed as a Deputy Speaker, the first party-list member to hold such a lofty post. Batocabe said Alvarez was also open to converting the special committees on climate change and maritime affairs as full committees.

The PDP-Laban has signed a coalition agreement with Nacionalista Party with 50 members, Nationalist People’s Coalition with 45 members, National Unity Party with 40 members, and Lakas-CMD with four members.

The PDP-Laban is expected to emerge as the single biggest party with at least 80 members by the end of its raid on the Liberal Party’s ranks. Alvarez said he expected to reduce the minority bloc to “bite size” or 20 members.

Batocabe said that having a supermajority in the House was important as this would ensure smooth approval of Duterte’s legislative agenda, specifically the reimposition of the death penalty and Charter change to liberalize economic restrictions and shift to federalism.

Aside from the party-list bloc, six House members also shifted to the PDP-Laban. They are Estrelita Suansing of Nueva Ecija, Along Malapitan of Caloocan City, Ricky Sandoval of Malabon-Navotas, Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino of Cavite, Roy Loyola of Cavite, and Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo of Quezon City.


PHILSTAR

Duterte camp urges Bongbong to ask Miriam to concede By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated May 26, 2016 - 3:19pm 7 831 googleplus0 1


Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago receiving a traditional hat from runningmate Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the Imelda Cultural Center in Batac, Ilocos Norte. STAR/Joven Cagande, File

MANILA, Philippines — The camp of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday called on Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to persuade his running mate, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, to concede if he wants a separate vote count for vice president.

Duterte's spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that the canvassing board could go on canvassing for vice president if Duterte will be proclaimed president-elect as soon as possible.

"We suggest that other presidential candidates should waive their rights (to canvassing)," Panelo said in a press conference aired on television.

Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe and former Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II have already conceded to Duterte.

"It would be an act of statesmanship if Santiago concedes to Duterte," Panelo said.

Panelo noted that the camp of Marcos keeps on objecting to different certificates of canvass, delaying the canvassing as well as the proclamation of president and vice president.

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TWEETS: The partial and official tally of votes for the president and vice president post. #BilangPilipino 10:58 PM - 25 May 2016 22 22 Retweets 39 39 likes As of 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the Senate and House of Representatives joint committee, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, was able to canvass 45 out of 165 certificates of canvass (COCs).

Canvassing of three COCs (Laguna, Ilocos Sur and Davao del Norte) was deferred due to discrepancies raised by the Marcos camp.

RELATED: Robredo camp dares Marcos: Show proof of poll fraud


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Joint Canvass Committee to proclaim President-elect Duterte & VP-elect Robredo on Monday by Philippine News Agency May 28, 2016 Share4 Tweet1 Share1 Email0 Share16


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MANILA, May 28 — The projected proclamation of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Leni Robredo by the Joint Canvass Committee is on Monday afternoon, according to Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. “The projected proclamation would be afternoon of Monday. It’s good we ended on a Friday so our staff could have the weekend to finish the Joint Committee report,” said Pimentel, head of the Senate panel in the Joint Canvass Committee which acted as National Board of Canvassers (NBOC).

Duterte won the presidential race with 16,601,997 votes, while Robredo topped the vice presidential contest with 14,418,817 votes. The NBOC terminated its canvassing Friday night after counting all 167 Certificates of Canvass (COCs). “There being no other COCs for consideration by the joint committee, the canvassing of votes for the presidential and vice presidential candidates in the May 9, 2016 elections is hereby terminated,” declared separately by Pimentel and House Majority Leader and Mandaluyong City Rep. Neptali Gonzales II, head of the House panel.

Pimentel directed the Joint Committee Secretariat to prepare the joint panel report and present it by Monday for the signature of the members. Pimentel thanked the members of the Senate panel namely, Senators Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, Sergio Osmeña III, Tito Sotto III, and Juan Ponce Enrile for their patience and dedication. Likewise he thanked the lawyers of the candidates for being disciplined and cooperative.

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“The canvassing went smoothly with the help of the candidates’ lawyers. We could not have done it by ourselves. The lawyers were all cooperative. So I also give credit to the candidates for having chosen very responsible lawyers to represent them,” said Pimentel. He said if there is a candidate who plans to file an election protest, then she or he will have to gather all the information about undervotes and develop a theory, which would justify an election protest based on undervotes. “Because for me personally, I cannot see, let’s say you discovered four million undervotes, how could that affect the results because the mandate of the canvassing is to count votes and not the non-votes or no votes,” said Pimentel.

He also agreed with the observation the three-day canvassing was the fastest in the country’s election history. On the part of Gonzales, he thanked the House panel members namely Reps. Elpidio Barzaga, Jr. (4th District, Cavite), Federico “Miro” Quimbo (2nd District, Marikina City), Reynaldo Umali (2nd District, Oriental Mindoro), Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City), Fredenil Castro (2nd District, Capiz) from the majority, and Rep. Silvestre Bello III (Party-list, 1-BAP) from the minority. He also thanked the alternate members: Reps. Oscar Rodriguez (3rd District, Pampanga); Ibarra Gutierrez III (Party-list, AKBAYAN); Rolando Andaya (1st District, Camarines Sur); and Minority Leader and San Juan City Lone District Rep. Ronaldo Zamora.


MANILA STANDARD

Fight for truth goes on—Marcos posted May 29, 2016 at 12:01 am by Maricel Cruz and Joel E. Zurbano
 


Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

THE camp of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said that they will continue to search for the truth over the results of the May 9 elections and blamed President Benigno Aquino III for the cheating in Mindanao that was attested to by witnesses.

“As far as Bongbong Marcos is concerned, the fight is not over,” said Marcos’ campaign adviser Abakada party-list Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz. “We have to continue asking for a systems audit. We have to search for the truth, and that is important.”

Dela Cruz said the Commission on Elections has not yet explained some 3.5 million undervotes and while the number may not matter in the presidential race which President-apparent Rodrigo Duterte won by a landslide, the number is a game-changer in the vice presidential race.

Dela Cruz said there is no more reason for the Comelec not to act on the request of Marcos for a systems audit of the transparency and central servers because the congressional canvassing has been concluded.

Dela Cruz said Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, who was declared winner of the election on Friday by a margin of 263,473 votes, may even resign if she finds out what really happened.

“If she sees what happened, she may resign. She knows. I am sure Malacañang, the Liberal Party know in their hearts they did something that violated the sovereign will of the people,” Dela Cruz said.

Dela Cruz said it is normal for the LP to downplay the issue of the undervotes although the number of votes can make a difference in the vice presidential race and at least three Senate seats.

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“It is understandable for them to downplay that claim. They are vulnerable. We’re expecting that all issues that we have been raised will be set aside, but we will prove to them what was really happened. We all know that the real opponent here is the President,” Dela Cruz said.

He recalled that during the 30th anniversary of Edsa People Power, Aquino campaigned against Marcos and vowed never to allow a Marcos to return to Malacañang.


Post-election evaluation. Abakada party-list Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz (left) and Press Secretary-designate Salvador Panelo discuss election issues during the weekly news forum at Anabel’s Restaurant in Quezon City. MANNY PALMERO

Marcos’ lawyer George Garcia said the public also has the right to know why there was such a high number of undervotes for the position of vice president, which totaled about 3.2 million for the first two days of the official canvass.

He explained that they arrived at the figure by deducting the total number of votes for the position of vice president from the total number of votes cast.

“It’s true that some voters opted not to vote for a certain position and that’s normal. But take note of the percentage, that’s 3.2 million voters who did not vote for vice president,” said Garcia.

With such a hotly-contested election and the high voter turnout of over 80 percent, Garcia said the high number of undervotes should be explained. He said areas where large number of undervotes occurred were in the Visayas and Mindanao.

Dela Cruz reiterated the Marcos’ legal team will file electoral protest on the matter, even as they demand that the Smartmatic be banned from future elections.

Dela Cruz earlier said “the integrity of the whole 2016 elections is on the line here and we do not want unresolved questions and issues to linger after the proclamation.”

Already, the group Solidarity for Sovereignty rejected the results of the elections because the Comelec had supposedly abdicated its mandate to hold honest and credible elections.

“Our Constitution states only Comelec has authority to conduct elections but the Comelec turned over its mandate to Smartmatic,” the group said in a statement.

“The Comelec also ignored the SC’s order to enable the security features of the Precinct Count Optical Scanner, or the PCOS Vote Counting Machine such as the digital signatures of BEI’s, security ballot paper, watermarking, ultra-violet ballot authenticator, vote confirmation receipt, and others to ensure the integrity of the vote.

“Nor was the source code before and after the elections, ever provided. Many other cases filed for the nullification of that election remain unresolved to this day.’’


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