News & Interviews

Daily Tribune – Scary movie

By Dean Dela Paz | Daily Tribune “Should the President keel over then the shady questions surrounding Robredo’s grip turns critical, virtually turning her accession to the presidency into a

Manila Bulletin – Should SC start rethinking PET rules?

By Rj Nieto | Manila Bulletin THINKING PINOY Over three years have passed since former Senator Bongbong Marcos filed an electoral protest case against Vice president Leni Robredo, yet we’re

The Manila Times – Robbing democracy, stealing an election

By Antonio Contreras | The Manila Times THE resolution of an election protest should go beyond personalities. It shouldn’t matter who the protestant and protestee are. Unfortunately, people cannot get

The Manila Times – Robredo, a wide-eyed beneficiary of LP plan to cheat

By Yen Makabenta | The Manila Times First word Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo continues to amaze in her own deceptive way, although we rarely see her acting, thinking or

The Manila Times – Indeed, numbers don’t lie; they could be the smoking gun

By Antonio Contreras | The Manila Times NUMBERS don’t lie, say the supporters of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo as they celebrate her winning margin widening by 15,093 votes

Daily Tribune – Resolve PET case on the merits

By Victor Avecilla | Daily Tribune “If the party filing the election protest is unable… to show a substantial increase in the number of votes in his favor, then the

Business Mirror – PET sets sights on VP election results in Mindanao provinces

By Business Mirror THE Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has shifted its attention on the plea of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to annul the election results for

Malaya – PET okays release of recount report to Robredo, Marcos

By Ashzel Hachero and Wendell Vigilia | Malaya AMID reports it will issue a decision, the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal yesterday again deferred voting on the

The Manila Times – Poll fraud case vs Robredo hangs

By Jomar Canlas | The Manila Times The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), on Tuesday voted not to dismiss the election protest filed by former senator

Manila Standard – VP recount results out

By Rey E. Requejo and Rio N. Araja | Manila Standard Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday expressed disappointment that the Supreme Court did not dismiss outright the election protest

Ambush Interview at the Office of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.

Reporter – Sir you seemed jolly? BBM – Ah siyempre masaya ako tuloy ang kaso ko. Yung gusto ni Justice Caguioa idismiss yung kaso, na tapusin na yung petition ko,

Business World – VP case drags on as SC orders recount release

By Business World THE SUPREME Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on Tuesday, has again deferred a decision on the election protest over the vice presidential post, instead

Manila Bulletin – SC has not ruled on Marcos protest; parties ordered to comment on recount findings

By Rey Panaligan | Manila Bulletin There was no ruling yet from the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), on the protest filed by former Sen. Ferdinand

The Manila Times – What is Leni Robredo afraid of?

By Antonio Contreras | The Manila Times WHILE the public is eagerly awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), Vice President Maria Leonor

Manila Bulletin – ‘15’

By Jullie Y. Daza | Manila Bulletin MEDIUM RARE Once again the Presidential Commission for Good Government (PCGG) has lost an ill-gotten-wealth case against the Marcoses and their cronies, this

Manila Standard – Why is Robredo so afraid?

By Erwin Tulfo | Manila Standard “She does not want to look into the results of the 2016 elections in the ARMM.” May. This is a word that expresses possibility.

Manila Standard – Tossing back the responsibility to the SC en banc

By Rod Kapunan | Manila Standard “Once again, demagoguery has triumphed over our democratic process.” Indeed, there is a sinister move to further delay the decision rendered by that shameless

Business Mirror – ‘Ruling on Marcos protest will be merit-based’

By Joel R. San Juan | Business Mirror THE much-awaited ruling by the Supreme Court—sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal—on the election protest filed by former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos

The Philippine Star – Bersamin: No rigging of decision on VP poll protest

By Edu Punay | The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin is reassuring the public that there is no manipulation of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET)’s decision

The Manila Times – Characteristics of a desirable hybrid election system

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times THE clock is ticking, but there has been no clear action on the part of advocates for an alternative election system to replace