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Monday, 30 May 2016 13:36

Sound Snipings

BY Jimmy Cabato

Greetings to all of you, folks. This could again be another brief piece today. The” thank you” sorties of son Boday is still on high level. And SS is motoring with him to some places today.

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Sen. Bongbong Marcos is vehement in insisting he was potentially deprived of nearly four million votes through cheating and malfunctioning vote-counting machines, as Congress, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), finished counting votes on Friday and declared Rep. Leni Robredo the winner in the vice presidential race.

Thus, for the camp of Marcos, the fight is not yet over.

According to George Garcia, head of the senator’s legal team, they are gathering evidence for a potential “election protest.”

“The search for Senator Marcos’ missing votes did not end with the canvassing,” Garcia said in a statement Saturday.

Garcia contends 3.9 million votes for Marcos were not reflected in the official count.

“We suspect that these votes were credited to other candidates…. We believe these votes belong to Bongbong Marcos,” he added.

However, he said any legal action to question the result of the election will be made after Robredo is proclaimed vice president.

Garcia said among the grounds that may be raised if a protest is filed is the unusually high number of undervotes that stood at a final figure of 3.902 million, considering the high turnout in the hotly-contested 2016 elections.

“We deserve an explanation on this matter,” the lawyer said.

Garcia said they are in the process of collating affidavits of witnesses on alleged incidents of cheating as well as reports on the malfunctioning of the Canvassing and Consolidation System and some Vote Counting Machines.

He said their information technology experts presented technical information that may be used in the filing of an election protest. At first glance, this information seems to be “convincing,” according to Garcia.

However, he said the rules of the canvassing do not allow these “evidence” to be presented before the NBOC. (With TMT feeds)

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Declared Vice President Leni Robredo of the Liberal Party by a very narrow margin of only some 200,000 votes, claims divine intervention in her electoral victory.

Fittingly it happens, she won it on her husband’s birthday, the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo would have turned 58 on Friday, May 27.

“Everything came at the right time. I did not expect it to come on his birthday. We’re lucky that it was finished on his birthday, of all days. Likewise, the Mass for him was just finished. Everything was providential,” Robredo said.

She said she was confident from Day One of the canvassing that she will win, and the victory became more meaningful because it happened on the 58th birthday of her husband. (TMT-fed)

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Speaking of Divine providence, the Cabato family sees a little similarity to the Robredo contention. Though itsy bitsy really, but yes, there is a parallel on that one but a scanty match surely.

The wife of Boday, Iyette Diane became a recent mother of third child. And to us, father’s namesake Marxander Ivan - in a brood of grandchildren - is the 11th.

It happens, as a candidate, Boday in the Comelec list was the 11th.

To the Cabato family such is the teeny weeny bit of some resemblance to the Robredo stand. Praise God.

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This one here is truly reflective of a Rodrigo Duterte image. He says he is skipping the proclamation rights on 30th May. “Even without the star of the party (him), Congress in joint session will proceed… with the proclamation of Rodrigo Duterte as president and Leni Robredo as vice president.

However, some of his allies, including Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, are trying to convince him to change his mind.

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But this one appears unDuterte-like.

The Duterte camp has expressed hope that all branches of government will be on “cooperation mode” once the administration of incoming president Rodrigo Duterte assumes office, even if some sectors do not agree with his decisions.

Guess that is so, because it was losing runningmate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano who sounded the call. And that is Cayetano-like

UnDuterte-like?, one may ask.

SS has but line to speak, “It’s me against the world for the Duterte we know.” Say you?