ELECTION PROTEST

Weekly Updates

Week 125: November 19 – 25, 2018

On 19 November 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for a fifteen (15) day extension to file its Comment to BBM’s Manifestation of Appreciation xxx with Omnibus Motion.

On 19 November 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for a fifteen (15) day extension to file its Comment to BBM’s Manifestation of Appreciation xxx with Omnibus Motion.

(click here to see the 19 November 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

On 22 November 2018, BBM received a Comment from Robredo regarding his Manifestation of Appreciation xxx with Omnibus Motion.

(click here to see the 22 November 2018 Comment from Robredo)

After 125 weeks (or roughly 879 days) :

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Negros Oriental, the last pilot province of BBM.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

– – – – –

Listed below are the “sensitive” and important issues surrounding BBM’s protest :

1. Whether or not to apply the 25% shading threshold percentage or the 50% shading threshold percentage in the recounting of votes

Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
Although the PET did not CATEGORICALLY decide on the 25% versus 50% shading threshold, they instructed the revisors – on 25 September 2018 — to just refer to the Election Returns :

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET directing Head Revisors to refer to the election returns to verify the total number of votes as read and counted by the voting counting machine.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

2. What to do with the wet & unreadable ballots 

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 4 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 4 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 11 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 11 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 18 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 18 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET denying his Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 5 October 2018, BBM filed a Manifestation of Appreciation with Omnibus Motion for partial reconsideration of the denial of his Strong Opposition.

(click here to see the 5 October 2018 Manifestation with Omnibus Motion from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 9 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 9 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 16 October 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Manifestation with Omnibus Motion and direct Robredo and the COMELEC to comment.

(click here to see the 16 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 16 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 16 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 6 November 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 6 November 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 6 November 2018, BBM recieved the COMELEC’s Motion for extension of time within which to file a comment.

(click here to see the 6 November 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 13 November 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 13 November 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 22 November 2018, BBM received Robredo’s Comment and Oppostion.

(click here to see the 22 November 2018 Comment from Robredo)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
The Election Management System (EMS) is the “brain” of any election system. It is here where the ballot images are generated and where the SD cards and computers for the different provinces are programmed. It is important to preserve the data in the EMS so the parties can easily track down any “hanky panky” that was done during the May 2016 elections.

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 124: November 12 – 18, 2018

On 12 November 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC regarding various preparations being made for the May 13, 2019 National and Local Elections.

On 12 November 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC regarding various preparations being made for the May 13, 2019 National and Local Elections.

(click here to see the 12 November 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

On 13 November 2018, BBM received a Manifestation with Motion from the COMELEC regarding the lifting of the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on all CCS laptops and the backing-up of all the data in these laptops.

(click here to see the 13 November 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

On 13 November 2018, BBM received a Manifestation with Motion from the COMELEC asking for authority to access all six (6) CCS laptops retained under COMELEC custody in connection with the SET case of Tolentino vs. De Lima.

(click here to see the 13 November 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

On 15 November 2018, BBM received a Manifestation with Motion from the COMELEC asking for authority to back-up the secured logs of the the servers used during the 2016 National and Local Elections for the Municipalities of Libon, Albay and Tugaya, Lanao del Sur.

(click here to see the 15 November 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

After 124 weeks (or roughly 872 days) :

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Negros Oriental, the last pilot province of BBM.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

– – – – –

Listed below are the “sensitive” and important issues surrounding BBM’s protest :

1. Whether or not to apply the 25% shading threshold percentage or the 50% shading threshold percentage in the recounting of votes

Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
Although the PET did not CATEGORICALLY decide on the 25% versus 50% shading threshold, they instructed the revisors – on 25 September 2018 — to just refer to the Election Returns :

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET directing Head Revisors to refer to the election returns to verify the total number of votes as read and counted by the voting counting machine.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

2. What to do with the wet & unreadable ballots 

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 4 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 4 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 11 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 11 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 18 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 18 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET denying his Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 5 October 2018, BBM filed a Manifestation of Appreciation with Omnibus Motion for partial reconsideration of the denial of his Strong Opposition.

(click here to see the 5 October 2018 Manifestation with Omnibus Motion from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 9 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 9 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 16 October 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Manifestation with Omnibus Motion and direct Robredo and the COMELEC to comment.

(click here to see the 16 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 16 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 16 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 6 November 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 6 November 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 6 November 2018, BBM recieved the COMELEC’s Motion for extension of time within which to file a comment.

(click here to see the 6 November 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 13 November 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 13 November 2018 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
The Election Management System (EMS) is the “brain” of any election system. It is here where the ballot images are generated and where the SD cards and computers for the different provinces are programmed. It is important to preserve the data in the EMS so the parties can easily track down any “hanky panky” that was done during the May 2016 elections.

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 123: November 5 – 11, 2018

On 5 November 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET regarding to the on-going revision of ballots, which resolved to :

On 5 November 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET regarding to the on-going revision of ballots, which resolved to :

1. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding wet, soiled and/or damaged ballots in numerous clustered precincts in Iloilo; and

2. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in a clustered precinct in Iloilo.

The PET further resolved to :

1. Note BBM’s Manifestation with Omnibus Motion;

2. Direct Robredo and the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Manifestation with Omnibus Motion within 10 days from notice;

3. Note the Letter from the Municipal Treasurer of Oton, Iloilo regarding certain Incident Reports concerning Brgy. Botong and Brgy. Buray; and

4. Note the Letter from the City Treasurer of Passi, Iloilo, regarding an incident report concerning Brgy. Gegachac.

Upon the recommendation of the PET Retrieval Team Leader, the tribunal likewise resolved to :

1. Direct the Election Officer of Nabua, Camarines Sur to explain the unaccounted ballot box in one of the clustered precincts;

2. Direct the Municipal Treasurer of Nabua, Camarines Sur to explain the whereabouts of the ballot box in one of the clustered precincts;

(click here to see the 5 November 2018 Notice from the PET)

On 6 November 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC regarding the printing of test ballots at the National Printing Office.

(click here to see the 6 November 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

After 123 weeks (or roughly 865 days) :

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Negros Oriental, the last pilot province of BBM.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

– – – – –

Listed below are the “sensitive” and important issues surrounding BBM’s protest :

1. Whether or not to apply the 25% shading threshold percentage or the 50% shading threshold percentage in the recounting of votes

Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
Although the PET did not CATEGORICALLY decide on the 25% versus 50% shading threshold, they instructed the revisors – on 25 September 2018 — to just refer to the Election Returns :

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET directing Head Revisors to refer to the election returns to verify the total number of votes as read and counted by the voting counting machine.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

2. What to do with the wet & unreadable ballots 

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 4 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 4 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 11 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 11 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 18 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 18 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET denying his Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 5 October 2018, BBM filed a Manifestation of Appreciation with Omnibus Motion for partial reconsideration of the denial of his Strong Opposition.

(click here to see the 5 October 2018 Manifestation with Omnibus Motion from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 9 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 9 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 16 October 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Manifestation with Omnibus Motion and direct Robredo and the COMELEC to comment.

(click here to see the 16 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 16 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 16 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 6 November 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 6 November 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 6 November 2018, BBM recieved the COMELEC’s Motion for extension of time within which to file a comment.

(click here to see the 6 November 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
The Election Management System (EMS) is the “brain” of any election system. It is here where the ballot images are generated and where the SD cards and computers for the different provinces are programmed. It is important to preserve the data in the EMS so the parties can easily track down any “hanky panky” that was done during the May 2016 elections.

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 122: October 29 – November 4, 2018

On 30 October 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC regarding the conducting of tests of Voting Counting Machine (VCM), Consolidating Canvass System (CCS), and Election Management System at the COMELEC Warehouse in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

On 30 October 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC regarding the conducting of tests of Voting Counting Machine (VCM), Consolidating Canvass System (CCS), and Election Management System at the COMELEC Warehouse in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

(click here to see the 30 October 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

After 122 weeks (or roughly 858 days) :

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Negros Oriental, the last pilot province of BBM.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

– – – – –

Listed below are the “sensitive” and important issues surrounding BBM’s protest :

1. Whether or not to apply the 25% shading threshold percentage or the 50% shading threshold percentage in the recounting of votes

Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
Although the PET did not CATEGORICALLY decide on the 25% versus 50% shading threshold, they instructed the revisors – on 25 September 2018 — to just refer to the Election Returns :

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET directing Head Revisors to refer to the election returns to verify the total number of votes as read and counted by the voting counting machine.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

2. What to do with the wet & unreadable ballots 

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 4 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 4 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 11 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 11 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 18 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 18 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET denying his Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 5 October 2018, BBM filed a Manifestation of Appreciation with Omnibus Motion for partial reconsideration of the denial of his Strong Opposition.

(click here to see the 5 October 2018 Manifestation with Omnibus Motion from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 9 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 9 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 16 October 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Manifestation with Omnibus Motion and direct Robredo and the COMELEC to comment.

(click here to see the 16 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 16 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 16 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
The Election Management System (EMS) is the “brain” of any election system. It is here where the ballot images are generated and where the SD cards and computers for the different provinces are programmed. It is important to preserve the data in the EMS so the parties can easily track down any “hanky panky” that was done during the May 2016 elections.

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 121: October 22 – 28, 2018

On 22 October 2018, BBM filed his Comment to Robredo’s Fourth Manifestation of Grave Concern in which he stated that Atty. Glenn Chong is not part of his legal team nor did he ever engage Chong as legal counsel for his election protest. BBM also clarified that his legal team did not provide Chong with copies of election documents, which were said to be posted on Chong’s Facebook page.

On 22 October 2018, BBM filed his Comment to Robredo’s Fourth Manifestation of Grave Concern in which he stated that Atty. Glenn Chong is not part of his legal team nor did he ever engage Chong as legal counsel for his election protest. BBM also clarified that his legal team did not provide Chong with copies of election documents, which were said to be posted on Chong’s Facebook page.

BBM emphasized he has no personal knowledge and therefore cannot comment on the other matters in Robredo’s
Manifestation.

(click here to see the 22 October 2018 Notice from BBM)

On 22 October 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC regarding the Preliminary Conference Order in the election protest of Anuoar R. Abdulrauf vs. Arafat M. Salic.

(click here to see the 22 October 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

On 22 October 2018, BBM received a Letter from the COMELEC requesting for temporary custody of ballot boxes and other election materials regarding the election protest of Abdulrauf vs. Salic.

(click here to see the 22 October 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

On 26 October 2018, BBM received a Comment from Atty. Glenn Chong regarding Robredo’s Fourth Manifestation of Grave Concern. Chong stated he obtained the alleged “leaked audit logs from Ragay, Camarines Sur” from Luis R. Villafuerte, who has a pending election protest at the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET). He further said he has been a “consistent and vocal critic” of Smartmatic since 2010 but he stressed that he was never a counsel nor a consultant of BBM.

(click here to see the 26 October 2018 Comment from Atty. Chong)

After 121 weeks (or roughly 851 days) :

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Negros Oriental, the last pilot province of BBM.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

– – – – –

Listed below are the “sensitive” and important issues surrounding BBM’s protest :

1. Whether or not to apply the 25% shading threshold percentage or the 50% shading threshold percentage in the recounting of votes

Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
Although the PET did not CATEGORICALLY decide on the 25% versus 50% shading threshold, they instructed the revisors – on 25 September 2018 — to just refer to the Election Returns :

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET directing Head Revisors to refer to the election returns to verify the total number of votes as read and counted by the voting counting machine.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

2. What to do with the wet & unreadable ballots 

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 4 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 4 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 11 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 11 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 18 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 18 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET denying his Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 5 October 2018, BBM filed a Manifestation of Appreciation with Omnibus Motion for partial reconsideration of the denial of his Strong Opposition.

(click here to see the 5 October 2018 Manifestation with Omnibus Motion from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 9 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 9 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 16 October 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Manifestation with Omnibus Motion and direct Robredo and the COMELEC to comment.

(click here to see the 16 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 16 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 16 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
The Election Management System (EMS) is the “brain” of any election system. It is here where the ballot images are generated and where the SD cards and computers for the different provinces are programmed. It is important to preserve the data in the EMS so the parties can easily track down any “hanky panky” that was done during the May 2016 elections.

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 120: October 15 – 21, 2018

On 15 October 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC resetting the printing of the test ballots.

On 15 October 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC resetting the printing of the test ballots.

(click here to see the 15 October 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

After 120 weeks (or roughly 844 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 54 clustered precincts at the SET due to the election protest of Francis N. Tolentino vs. Leila M. de Lima.

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental.

– – – – –

Listed below are the “sensitive” and important issues surrounding BBM’s protest :

1. Whether or not to apply the 25% shading threshold percentage or the 50% shading threshold percentage in the recounting of votes

Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
Although the PET did not CATEGORICALLY decide on the 25% versus 50% shading threshold, they instructed the revisors – on 25 September 2018 — to just refer to the Election Returns :

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET directing Head Revisors to refer to the election returns to verify the total number of votes as read and counted by the voting counting machine.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

2. What to do with the wet & unreadable ballots 

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 4 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 4 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 11 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 11 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 18 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 18 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET denying his Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 5 October 2018, BBM filed a Manifestation of Appreciation with Omnibus Motion for partial reconsideration of the denial of his Strong Opposition.

(click here to see the 5 October 2018 Manifestation with Omnibus Motion from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 9 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 9 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 16 October 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Manifestation with Omnibus Motion and direct Robredo and the COMELEC to comment.

(click here to see the 16 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 16 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 16 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
The Election Management System (EMS) is the “brain” of any election system. It is here where the ballot images are generated and where the SD cards and computers for the different provinces are programmed. It is important to preserve the data in the EMS so the parties can easily track down any “hanky panky” that was done during the May 2016 elections.

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 119: October 8 – 14, 2018

On 10 October 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET regarding the on-going revision of ballots, which resolved to :

On 10 October 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET regarding the on-going revision of ballots, which resolved to :

1. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding wet, soiled and/or damaged ballots in numerous clustered precincts in Iloilo; and

2. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding discrepancies in the Status Reports as against the physical count of ballots in some clustered precincts in Iloilo.

The PET further resolved to :

1. Note the Letters from the Municipal Treasurers in Camarines Sur regarding several Incident Reports;

2. Note the Payment of Court Fine from Robredo in the amount of Php 50,000.-;

3. Note without action the Manifestation with Urgent Motion for Clarification from Robredo regarding her payment of Court Fine;

4. Note the Explanation Letter from the Municipal Budget Officer of Barotac Viejo, Iloilo regarding numerous Incident Reports;

5. Grant the COMELEC’s Motion for an extension of time to file a comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition (to the Use of Decrypted Ballot Images);

6. Note the Letter from the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Executive Director regarding an erroneous delivery of a letter from the OIC Municipal Treasurer of Goa, Camarines Sur;

7. Note the Letter from the OIC Municipal Treasurer of Goa, Camarines Sur regarding an Incident Report;

8. Note the Memorandum from the PET Retrieval Team Leader regarding certain Incident Reports in Brgy. Salvacion, Garchitorena, Camarines Sur; and

9. Note the Letter from the City Legal Office of Naga City, Bicol saying that the City Government of Naga does not have an employee named “Trinity Mayor.”

(click here to see the 10 October 2018 Notice from the PET)

On 11 October 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET regarding the on-going revision of ballots, which resolved to :

1. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding wet, spoiled and/or damaged ballots in numerous clustered precincts in Iloilo; and

2. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding discrepancies in the Minutes of Voting and Voters Receipt in numerous clustered precincts in Iloilo.

The PET further resolved to Note the :

1. Manifestation from Robredo stating that the names of the parties in her Counter-Manifestation were inadvertently interchanged;

2. Compliance from the Election Officer of Iriga City, Camarines Sur;

3. Letter from the Municipal Treasurer of Tigaon, Camarines Sur regarding an Incident Report ;

4. Letter from the COMELEC Executive Director regarding the disposal of test ballots in Denver, Colorado;

5. Notice of Withdrawal of Ballot Paper Rolls and Printing of Test Ballots from the COMELEC; and

6. Omnibus Motion from BBM.

(click here to see the 11 October 2018 Notice from the PET)

On 11 October 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET regarding the on-going revision of ballots, which resolved to :

1. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding wet, soiled, half-torn and/or damaged ballots in numerous clustered precincts in Iloilo; and

2. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding damaged ballot boxes in numerous clustered precincts in Iloilo; and

3. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding discrepancies in the Status Report as against the physical count of ballots in numerous clustered precinct in Iloilo.

The PET also resolved to direct BBM and Atty. Glenn Chong to comment on Robredo’s Fourth Manifestation of Grave Concern with Urgent Motion for Immediate Investigation of the Leaked Data from the Province of Camarines Sur within a non-extendible period of 10 days from notice.

The Court further resolved to Note the Explanation from the Board of Election Inspectors Chairperson of Brgy. Palsong, Bula, Camarines Sur.

(click here to see the 11 October 2018 Notice from the PET)

After 119 weeks (or roughly 837 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 54 clustered precincts at the SET due to the election protest of Francis N. Tolentino vs. Leila M. de Lima.

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental.

– – – – –

Listed below are the “sensitive” and important issues surrounding BBM’s protest :

1. Whether or not to apply the 25% shading threshold percentage or the 50% shading threshold percentage in the recounting of votes

Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
Although the PET did not CATEGORICALLY decide on the 25% versus 50% shading threshold, they instructed the revisors – on 25 September 2018 — to just refer to the Election Returns :

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET directing Head Revisors to refer to the election returns to verify the total number of votes as read and counted by the voting counting machine.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

2. What to do with the wet & unreadable ballots 

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 4 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 4 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 11 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 11 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 18 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 18 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET denying his Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 5 October 2018, BBM filed a Manifestation of Appreciation with Omnibus Motion for partial reconsideration of the denial of his Strong Opposition.

(click here to see the 5 October 2018 Manifestation with Omnibus Motion from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 9 October 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 9 October 2018 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
The Election Management System (EMS) is the “brain” of any election system. It is here where the ballot images are generated and where the SD cards and computers for the different provinces are programmed. It is important to preserve the data in the EMS so the parties can easily track down any “hanky panky” that was done during the May 2016 elections.

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 118: October 1 – 7, 2018

On 2 October 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC regarding the withdrawal of unused ballot paper;

On 2 October 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC regarding the withdrawal of unused ballot paper;

(click here to see the 2 October 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

On 2 October 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC regarding the previous Order for them to produce the audit logs in the Calabanga, Camarines Sur CCS laptops;

(click here to see the 2 October 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

On 5 October 2018, BBM filed a Manifestation of Appreciation with Omnibus Motion wherein he moved for partial reconsideration and/or clarification of :

1. The PET Resolution dated 18 September 2018 regarding the amendment of the correct shading threshold percentage and
2. The denial of BBM’s Strong Opposition (On the use of decrypted ballot images) in the on-going revision of votes for the 3 pilot provinces.

BBM stressed that referring to the ER “will obviously defeat the very nature and purpose of an election protest and render futile the judicial and revision proceedings.” BBM also stated that “the transmitted electronic election results are not authentic and do not accurately and faithfully reflect the real x x x voice of the Filipino voters.

As for the denial of his Strong Opposition, BBM maintains that the decrypted ballot images are compromised and therefore these cannot be used as substitutes of the original paper ballots. “Clearly, the decrypted ballot images which contain squares are not faithful images of the original paper ballots used during the 2016 elections. Hence, the same cannot be relied upon for purposes of the judicial recount and revision proceedings.”

(click here to see the 5 October 2018 Manifestation of Appreciation with Omnibus Motion from BBM)

After 118 weeks (or roughly 830 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 54 clustered precincts at the SET due to the election protest of Francis N. Tolentino vs. Leila M. de Lima.

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental.

– – – – –

Listed below are the “sensitive” and important issues surrounding BBM’s protest :

1. Whether or not to apply the 25% shading threshold percentage or the 50% shading threshold percentage in the recounting of votes

Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
Although the PET did not CATEGORICALLY decide on the 25% versus 50% shading threshold, they instructed the revisors – on 25 September 2018 — to just refer to the Election Returns :

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET directing Head Revisors to refer to the election returns to verify the total number of votes as read and counted by the voting counting machine.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

2. What to do with the wet & unreadable ballots 

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 4 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 4 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 11 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 11 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 18 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 18 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET denying his Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 5 October 2018, BBM filed a Manifestation of Appreciation with Omnibus Motion for partial reconsideration of the denial of his Strong Opposition.

(click here to see the 5 October 2018 Manifestation with Omnibus Motion from BBM)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
The Election Management System (EMS) is the “brain” of any election system. It is here where the ballot images are generated and where the SD cards and computers for the different provinces are programmed. It is important to preserve the data in the EMS so the parties can easily track down any “hanky panky” that was done during the May 2016 elections.

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 117: September 24 – 30, 2018

On 24 September 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from Robredo stating she was not opposing the scheduled collection and retrieval of ballot boxes in Negros Oriental. However, she complained that no previous meeting was called for the purpose and that the estimated expenses and schedule of deliveries were only emailed to the parties on 13 September 2018.

On 24 September 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from Robredo stating she was not opposing the scheduled collection and retrieval of ballot boxes in Negros Oriental. However, she complained that no previous meeting was called for the purpose and that the estimated expenses and schedule of deliveries were only emailed to the parties on 13 September 2018.

(click here to see the 24 September 2018 Manifestation from Robredo)

On 24 September 2018, BBM received another Manifestation from Robredo stating her “observations during the first day of the retrieval of ballot boxes in the Province of Negros Oriental.”

(click here to see the 24 September 2018 Manifestation from Robredo)

On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC regarding the backing-up/cloning of EMS servers used during the 2016 National and Local Elections.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the SET regarding the turn-over to the PET of the ballot boxes and election documents from the Municipalities of Dumangas, Oton, and Santa Barbara;

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the SET)

On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice of Resolution from the PET regarding the verification of Election Returns, particularly on the correct shading threshold percentage;

The PET also denied BBM’s Strong Opposition [on the use of decrypted ballot images].

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the Clerk of the PET)

On 28 September 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the COMELEC reiterating the schedule of backing-up / cloning of EMS servers used during the 2016 National and Local Elections.

(click here to see the 28 September 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

After 117 weeks (or roughly 823 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Camarines Sur.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 365 clustered precincts at the HRET due to the election protest of Luis R. Villafuerte vs. Gabriel H. Bordado.

** there is 1 ballot box remaining from 1 clustered precinct at the COMELEC – RMAT from the municipality of Nabua.

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental.

– – – – –

Listed below are the “sensitive” and important issues surrounding BBM’s protest :

1. Whether or not to apply the 25% shading threshold percentage or the 50% shading threshold percentage in the recounting of votes

Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
Although the PET did not CATEGORICALLY decide on the 25% versus 50% shading threshold, they instructed the revisors – on 25 September 2018 — to just refer to the Election Returns :

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET directing Head Revisors to refer to the election returns to verify the total number of votes as read and counted by the voting counting machine.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

2. What to do with the wet & unreadable ballots 

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 4 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 4 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 11 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 11 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 18 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 18 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET denying his Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 25 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
The Election Management System (EMS) is the “brain” of any election system. It is here where the ballot images are generated and where the SD cards and computers for the different provinces are programmed. It is important to preserve the data in the EMS so the parties can easily track down any “hanky panky” that was done during the May 2016 elections.

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 116: September 17 – 23, 2018

On 17 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET relative to the on-going revision of ballots, which resolved to :

On 17 September 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET relative to the on-going revision of ballots, which resolved to :

1. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding wet and/or damaged ballots in numerous clustered precincts in Iloilo;

2. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding spurious ballots in some clustered precincts in Iloilo;

3. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding missing Minutes of Voting and/or election returns in numerous clustered precincts in Iloilo; and

4. Note an Incident Report regarding a discrepancy in the Status Report as against the physical count of ballots in a clustered precinct in Iloilo.

The PET further resolved to :

1. Note the PET Retrieval Team Leader’s Memorandum regarding the condition of 365 ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia from the House of Representatives (HRET);

2. Note the COMELEC’s Manifestation stating that it has previously approved the temporary use of several laptops by certain COMELEC offices;

3. Note the COMELEC Executive Director’s Letter relative to the HRET’s Order, which seeks authority to produce the audit logs of the Calabanga CCS laptops; and

4. Authorize the COMELEC to produce the said audit logs of the Calabanga CCS laptops.

Acting on the PET Retrieval Team Leader’s Memorandum, the Tribunal likewise resolved to :

1. Authorize the travel of the PET Retrieval Team to Negros Oriental.

2. Direct all City and Municipal Treasurers and Election Officers to deliver all the ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia used in the 2016 National and Local Elections to the PET Retrieval Team at the the 2GO Warehouse, Looc Street, Flores Avenue, Dumaguete City;

3. Direct Presiding Judge Mario O. Trinidad of RTC Branch 64, Guinhulngan City to deliver the ballot boxes to the PET Retrieval Team at 2Go Warehouse;

4. Direct the COMELEC to deliver to the PET the ten (10) ballot boxes of Negros Oriental which were subjected to random manual audit;

5. Direct the Negros police in Negros Oriental to provide adequate police security when the ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia are transported from respective areas to the Retrieval Team’s staging area;

6. Direct the Manila Police District Director to provide adequate police escort security;

7. Authorize the PET Retrieval Team to reimburse the cost of transportation/trucking expenses incurred by the Municipal/City Treasurers/Election Officers in connection with the delivery/collection of the ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia;

8. Authorize the PHL Post to deliver on a ‘door-to-door’ basis the said ballot boxes and election paraphernalia to the SC-CA Building in Manila;

9. Authorize the Clerk of the Tribunal, to (1) sign the conforme letter of PHL Post in connection with the subject delivery;

10. Authorize the PET Retrieval Team to (1) augment, hire and pay the PET ballot box handlers;
11. Approve the amount of Php 8,642,720.64 as estimated expenses for the collection/retrieval activities in Negros Oriental.

(click here to see the 17 September 2018 Notice from the PET)

After 116 weeks (or roughly 816 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Camarines Sur.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 365 clustered precincts at the HRET due to the election protest of Luis R. Villafuerte vs. Gabriel H. Bordado.

** there is 1 ballot box remaining from 1 clustered precinct at the COMELEC – RMAT from the municipality of Nabua.

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental.

– – – – –

The PET has yet to resolve the following matters :

1. Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
We are waiting for the the PET to decide on whether or not to :

uphold the 50% shading threshold as stated in item (l), Rule 43 of the 2010 PET Rules

or

follow the 25% shading threshold in accordance with the Random Manual Audit Guide on Appreciation of Markings issued by the COMELEC.

2. Various incident reports regarding wet ballots, re-sealed ballot boxes and discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in Camarines Sur

• In several Resolutions, the PET :

 > referred other matters to the PET Commissioners

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 19 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 3 July 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

N.B.
It appears that there were pre-meditated efforts to wet the ballots and other election materials inside the ballot boxes so that the PET would be “forced” to rely on the “decrypted” ballot images.

To this day, we have yet to receive information as to why several ballot boxes were broken and/or substituted by “improvised” boxes. Neither has any information been given to the parties regarding what happened to the missing Election Returns, Voter’s Receipts, Minutes of Voting and other Status Reports.

3. Revision of decrypted ballot images

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 4 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 4 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 11 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 11 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 18 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 18 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

4. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
Despite the above Resolution of the PET which was issued on 17 April 2018, Robredo still has not filed her Comment on the matter.

5. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 115: September 10 – 16, 2018

On 11 September 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the COMELEC regarding the pull-out of twenty nine (29) unused laptops from the COMELEC’s 2016 contingency units.

On 11 September 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the COMELEC regarding the pull-out of twenty nine (29) unused laptops from the COMELEC’s 2016 contingency units.

(click here to see the 11 September 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

On 13 September 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from Robredo requesting for an investigation on how some audit logs came into the possession of Atty. Glenn Chong.

(click here to see the 13 September 2018 Manifestation from Robredo)

After 115 weeks (or roughly 809 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Camarines Sur.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 365 clustered precincts at the HRET due to the election protest of Luis R. Villafuerte vs. Gabriel H. Bordado.

** there is 1 ballot box remaining from 1 clustered precinct at the COMELEC – RMAT from the municipality of Nabua.

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental.

– – – – –

The PET has yet to resolve the following matters :

1. Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
We are waiting for the the PET to decide on whether or not to :

uphold the 50% shading threshold as stated in item (l), Rule 43 of the 2010 PET Rules

or

follow the 25% shading threshold in accordance with the Random Manual Audit Guide on Appreciation of Markings issued by the COMELEC.

2. Various incident reports regarding wet ballots, re-sealed ballot boxes and discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in Camarines Sur

• In several Resolutions, the PET :

 > referred other matters to the PET Commissioners

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 19 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 3 July 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

N.B.
It appears that there were pre-meditated efforts to wet the ballots and other election materials inside the ballot boxes so that the PET would be “forced” to rely on the “decrypted” ballot images.

To this day, we have yet to receive information as to why several ballot boxes were broken and/or substituted by “improvised” boxes. Neither has any information been given to the parties regarding what happened to the missing Election Returns, Voter’s Receipts, Minutes of Voting and other Status Reports.

3. Revision of decrypted ballot images

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 4 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 4 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 11 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 11 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

4. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
Despite the above Resolution of the PET which was issued on 17 April 2018, Robredo still has not filed her Comment on the matter.

5. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 114: September 3 – 9, 2018

On 3 September 2018, BBM received a Letter from the COMELEC acknowledging the PET’s directive to continue with the proceedings in the appeal case of Radja vs. Climaco.

On 3 September 2018, BBM received a Letter from the COMELEC acknowledging the PET’s directive to continue with the proceedings in the appeal case of Radja vs. Climaco.

(click here to see the 3 September 2018 Letter from the COMELEC)

After 114 weeks (or roughly 802 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Camarines Sur.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 365 clustered precincts at the HRET due to the election protest of Luis R. Villafuerte vs. Gabriel H. Bordado.

** there is 1 ballot box remaining from 1 clustered precinct at the COMELEC – RMAT from the municipality of Nabua.

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental.

– – – – –

The PET has yet to resolve the following matters :

1. Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
We are waiting for the the PET to decide on whether or not to :

uphold the 50% shading threshold as stated in item (l), Rule 43 of the 2010 PET Rules

or

follow the 25% shading threshold in accordance with the Random Manual Audit Guide on Appreciation of Markings issued by the COMELEC.

2. Various incident reports regarding wet ballots, re-sealed ballot boxes and discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in Camarines Sur

• In several Resolutions, the PET :

 > referred other matters to the PET Commissioners

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 19 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 3 July 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

N.B.
It appears that there were pre-meditated efforts to wet the ballots and other election materials inside the ballot boxes so that the PET would be “forced” to rely on the “decrypted” ballot images.

To this day, we have yet to receive information as to why several ballot boxes were broken and/or substituted by “improvised” boxes. Neither has any information been given to the parties regarding what happened to the missing Election Returns, Voter’s Receipts, Minutes of Voting and other Status Reports.

3. Revision of decrypted ballot images

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 4 September 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 4 September 2018 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

4. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
Despite the above Resolution of the PET which was issued on 17 April 2018, Robredo still has not filed her Comment on the matter.

5. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 113: August 27 – September 2, 2018

On 28 August 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET which resolved to :

On 28 August 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET which resolved to :

1. Note several incident reports with respect to the recounting of votes.

The PET further resolved to :

1. Direct the Revision Committees to comply with their instructions with respect to the recounting of votes.

(click here to see the 28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

On 28 August 2018, BBM received a Manifestation and Compliance from Robredo regarding her payment of the Php 50,000 – Court Fine for violating the sub judice rule.

(click here to see the 28 August 2018 Manifestation and Compliance from Robredo)

On 29 August 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET relative to the on-going revision of ballots, which resolved to :

1. Note several the Incident Report(s) regarding wet and/or damaged ballots in numerous clustered precincts in Iloilo;

2. Note several the Incident Report(s) regarding broken ballot boxes and/or missing plastic seals in numerous clustered precincts in Iloilo; and

3. Note the Incident Report regarding discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in some clustered precincts in Iloilo.

Upon the recommendantion of the PET Commissioners, the PET resolved to :

1. Direct the Revision Committees, Head Revisors, and Revision Supervisors to comply with their instructions with respect to the recounting of votes.

The PET further resolved to :

1. Note the Letter from the Municipal Treasurer of Alimodian, Iloilo submitting his written explanation with respect to the Incident Report involving Brgy. Sulong, Alimodian, Iloilo;

2. Grant the COMELEC’s Motion for Extension of Time to File Compliance for a period of fifteen (15) days;

3. Note the Compliance from Atty. George Erwin M. Garcia; and

4. Note the Manifestation from COMELEC regarding the pull-out of the contingency laptops from the COMELEC Warehouse in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna.

Upon the recommendation of the PET Retrieval Team, the Tribunal resolved to :

1. Direct the COMELEC to deliver to the PET eighteen (18) ballot boxes from Iloilo which were subject of Random Manual Audit; and

2. Direct the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) to deliver fifty-four (54) ballot boxes, election documents and other election paraphernalia from Oton, Santa Barbara and Dumangas involved in Tolentino vs. De Lima,which were not included during the retrieval.

(click here to see the 29 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

On 30 August 2018, BBM received a Comment to BBM’s Strong Opposition [On the Use of Decrypted Ballot Images for the Judicial Revision and Recount of Ballots] from the COMELEC. The COMELEC stated that the decrypted ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.”

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

On 30 August 2018, BBM received a Notice from the COMELEC regarding the withdrawal of unused sixteen (16) ballot paper rolls intended for the 2016 National and Local Elections, for the purpose of printing 157,300 test ballots in connection with the quality assurance tests for the 2019 National and Local Elections.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Notice from the COMELEC)

On 31 August 2018, BBM received a Notice of Resolution from the Office of the Clerk of the Tribunal regarding a Resolution from the PET, which denied BBM’s Extremely Urgent Motion to Inhibit Associate Justice Benjamin S. Caguioa.

(click here to see the 31 August 2018 Notice from the Office of the Clerk of the Tribunal)

After 113 weeks (or roughly 795 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Camarines Sur.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 365 clustered precincts at the HRET due to the election protest of Luis R. Villafuerte vs. Gabriel H. Bordado.

** there is 1 ballot box remaining from 1 clustered precinct at the COMELEC – RMAT from the municipality of Nabua.

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental.

– – – – –

The PET has yet to resolve the following matters :

1. Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

N.B.
We are waiting for the the PET to decide on whether or not to :

uphold the 50% shading threshold as stated in item (l), Rule 43 of the 2010 PET Rules

or

follow the 25% shading threshold in accordance with the Random Manual Audit Guide on Appreciation of Markings issued by the COMELEC.

2. Various incident reports regarding wet ballots, re-sealed ballot boxes and discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in Camarines Sur

• In several Resolutions, the PET :

 > referred other matters to the PET Commissioners

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 19 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 3 July 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

N.B.
It appears that there were pre-meditated efforts to wet the ballots and other election materials inside the ballot boxes so that the PET would be “forced” to rely on the “decrypted” ballot images.

To this day, we have yet to receive information as to why several ballot boxes were broken and/or substituted by “improvised” boxes. Neither has any information been given to the parties regarding what happened to the missing Election Returns, Voter’s Receipts, Minutes of Voting and other Status Reports.

3. Revision of decrypted ballot images

• In a Resolution dated 5 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 26 June 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Manifestation with Motion regarding regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Strong Manifestation from BBM)

•  In a Resolution dated 10 July 2018, the PET resolved to note BBM’s Strong Manifestation but deny his Motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images in the revision proceedings.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Strong Opposition from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition regarding the use of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 31 July 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 31 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 14 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the 14 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC asking for an extension of time within which to file its Comment.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 28 August 2018, the PET resolved to allow the revision of decrypted ballot images.

(click here to see the  28 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 30 August 2018, BBM received COMELEC’s Comment stating that the ballot images are not faithful reproduction of the original ballots but are instead the “true and genuine representation and captured images of the official ballots themselves.

(click here to see the 30 August 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

N.B.
From Day 1, BBM’s position has always been  as follows: because of the presence of squares instead of ovals in the ballot images, the same are no longer faithful images of the original paper ballots. Since these “decrypted” images have been compromised, they do not reflect the true will of the voting public.

4. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 17 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

N.B.
Despite the above Resolution of the PET which was issued on 17 April 2018, Robredo still has not filed her Comment on the matter.

5. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

• In a Resolution dated 29 August 2017, the PET directed BBM to submit a new list of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur and within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 29 August 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 11 September 2017, BBM filed his Compliance and submitted his list of witnesses.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential wirtnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with their directive that he identify his witnesses in the corresponding clustered precincts within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 7 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

N.B.
Despite the lapse of 10 months, and the submission of 7,356 potential witnesses, we are respectfully waiting for the PET to issue a directive on BBM’s Third Cause of Action (ie: “Annulment of votes for the position of Vice-President in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao)

Week 112: August 20 – 26, 2018

On 23 August 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from Robredo, stating that she inadvertently interchanged the names of the parties in paragraph 34 of her Comment and Opposition dated 17 August 2018.

On 23 August 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from Robredo, stating that she inadvertently interchanged the names of the parties in paragraph 34 of her Comment and Opposition dated 17 August 2018.

(click here to see the 23 August  2018 Manifestation from Robredo)

After 112 weeks (or roughly 788 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Camarines Sur.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 365 clustered precincts at the HRET due to the election protest of Luis R. Villafuerte vs. Gabriel H. Bordado.

** there is 1 ballot box remaining from 1 clustered precinct at the COMELEC – RMAT from the municipality of Nabua.

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental

– – – – –

The PET has yet to resolve the following matters :

1. Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

2. Various incident reports regarding wet ballots, re-sealed ballot boxes and discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in Camarines Sur

• In several Resolutions, the PET :

> referred other matters to the the PET Commissioners.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 19 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 3 July 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 15 May 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to the COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential witnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with the resolution dated August 29, 2017 directing him to identify his witnesses and the concerned clustered precincts subject of their testimonies within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 24 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

Week 111: August 13 – 19, 2018

On 13 August 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the COMELEC informing the Tribunal of the pull-out of ten (10) units of laptops from the contingency units stored at the COMELEC Warehouse in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on 16 August 2018 at 9:00 in the morning.

On 13 August 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the COMELEC informing the Tribunal of the pull-out of ten (10) units of laptops from the contingency units stored at the COMELEC Warehouse in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on 16 August 2018 at 9:00 in the morning.  According to the COMELEC, the said activity was needed for the Laboratory Testing (Lab Test) for the Election Management System (EMS), Consolidated Canvassing System (CCS), Vote Counting Machines (VCM) and Optical Mark Readers (OMR) in preparation for the May 2019 National and Local Elections.

(click here to see the 13 August 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

On 13 August 2018, BBM received a second Manifestation from the COMELEC regarding the fifty (50) VCMs requested by the Tribunal for the ongoing judicial revision.  The COMELEC suggested that the “appropriate revision/audit procedures as defined by the PET” be used instead of using VCMS in determining the threshold percentage.

(click here to see the 13 August 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Manifestation with Urgent Motion for Clarification from Robredo, seeking for “clarification on the specific statements they uttered” which was in violation of the sub judice rule. Robredo also manifested that she paid the Php 50,000.- Court Fine.

(click here to see the 17 August  2018 Manifestation with Urgent Motion from Robredo)

On 17 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC requesting for a fifteen (15) day extension or until 29 August 2018 to file their Comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition to the use of decrypted ballot images for the ongoing revision at the PET.

(click here to see the 17 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

On 17 August 2018, BBM received an Urgent Motion from Robredo opposing BBM’s position on the use of decrypted ballot images for the ongoing revision at the PET.

(click here to see the 17 August  2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

After 111 weeks (or roughly 781 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Camarines Sur.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 365 clustered precincts at the HRET due to the election protest of Luis R. Villafuerte vs. Gabriel H. Bordado.

** there is 1 ballot boxes remaining from 1 clustered precinct at the COMELEC – RMAT from the municipality of Nabua.

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental

– – – – –

The PET has yet to resolve the following matters :

1. Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

2. Various incident reports regarding wet ballots, re-sealed ballot boxes and discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in Camarines Sur

• In several Resolutions, the PET :

> referred other matters to the the PET Commissioners.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 19 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 3 July 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 15 May 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to the COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018 but received on 9 August 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential witnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with the resolution dated August 29, 2017 directing him to identify his witnesses and the concerned clustered precincts subject of their testimonies within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 24 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

Week 110: August 6 – 12, 2018

On 6 August 2018, BBM filed an Extremely Urgent Motion to Inhibit Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa and enumerated the grounds as to why Justice Caguioa should immediately inhibit himself from participating in any of the proceedings relating to his election protest.

On 6 August 2018, BBM filed an Extremely Urgent Motion to Inhibit Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa and enumerated the grounds as to why Justice Caguioa should immediately inhibit himself from participating in any of the proceedings relating to his election protest.

BBM emphasized that simple delicadeza should have prompted Caguioa to refrain from participating in the protest proceedings given his fraternal ties with former President Benigno S. Aquino, who had consistently attacked BBM and his family before, during and after his term as President. In addition, BBM provided the Tribunal with proof that Caguioa’s wife was and still is an avid supporter of Robredo, as evidenced by various screenshots of her Viber messages in her Ateneo group chat, which went viral and published by Radyo Inquirer.

(click here to see the 6 August 2018 Motion to Inhibit from BBM)

On 9 August 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET dated 24 July 2018 which resolved to :

1. Confirm the Action to proceed with the revision and to merely reflect in the Revision Report that the Minutes of Voting (MOVs) were improvised, as stated in the Incident Report dated July 3, 2018 re: Table No. 32, to quote: “Allowed to proceed with revision but note in Revision Report that MOV is improvised (handwritten); Previous day’s supervisor allowed revision to proceed;”

2. Note the Incident Report dated July, 4, 2018 (Re: Report of the Head Revisor of Table No. 2 that there were instances when the Revision Supervisor/s ordered the suspension of the revision on the ground that there is no MOV, Election Return (ER) and/or other election documents found inside the ballot box); and Direct the Revision Committee to continue with the revision even if (1) there is no MOV or ER inside the ballot box or (2) the MOV is improvised, absent any showing that the integrity of the ballot box and the ballots was compromised;

3. Note the Incident Report dated July 4, 2018 (Re: Observation that Several Head Revisors and Party Revisors Have Been Using Pens Not Issued By the Tribunal); Reiterate Rule 31(A)(1), PET Revisor’s Guide for the Revision of Ballots under the Automated Election System, which strictly prohibits the bringing of personal belongings such as writing instruments inside the revision hall; and Direct the PET Security Personnel to strictly enforce the rules, otherwise, a repetition of the subject violation and other, similar acts shall be dealt with more severely;

4. Note the Incident Report dated July 4, 2018 re: Clustered Precinct No. 34 (Precincts 75B, 76A and 77A), Brgy. Dalid, Calinog, Iloilo, at Table No. 22, which reads “Head Revisor of Table No. 22 reported that only one plastic seal,  still intact, was found outside the ballot box while the other three plastic seals, already cut, were found inside the ballot box. Aside from one plastic seal, ballot box was sealed with packaging tape which was probably signed by BEI;” Approve the recommendation to “suspend the revision due to question on the integrity of the ballots as the ballot box could have been reopened after sealing it;” and Direct the PET Retrieval Team to inform the Tribunal, within ten (10) days from notice, if such fact as observed in the subject Incident Report has been reported by the Municipal Treasurer of Calinog, Iloilo, during the retrieval of the ballot boxes;

5. Note the Incident Report dated July 4, 2018 re: Clustered Precinct No. 38 (Precincts 0085A, 0085B and 0086A), Brgy. Garangan, Calinog, Iloilo, at Table No. 32, which reads “The Revision Committee #32 noted a discrepancy in the signature of the BEI Chairman in the ballots (one similar signature in all ballots) and in the MOV, the envelope containing the MOV, the ER, and the envelope containing the ER (one similar signature in all these documents);” and Direct the Revision Committee to (1) continue with the revision and (2) reflect these observations in their Revision Report;

6. Note the Incident Report dated July 9, 2018 re: Clustered Precinct No. 14 (Precincts 0028A, 0029A, 0029B and 0030A), Brgy. Bancal, Carles, Iloilo, at Table No. 3, which reads “Wet ballots that are clumped together. There appears to be mold on the ballots. No apparent or evident cracks on the ballot box;” and Approve the recommendation to stop revision because the ballots cannot be separated without damaging the ballots and use decrypted ballot images pursuant to Rule 74(c) of the PET Revisor’s Guide; and

7. Note the Incident Report dated July 10, 2018 re: Clustered Precinct No. 42 (Precincts 89A, 89B and 90A), Brgy. Granada, Carles, Iloilo, at Table No. 5, which reads “The signatures of the BEI Chairman (Ramil M. Ignacio) on the ballots are glaringly different from those on the paper seals and the minutes of voting. There are also seven (7) ballots without the BEI Chairman’s signature;” and Direct the Revision Committee to (1) continue with the revision and (2) reflect these observations in their Revision Report.

The PET further resolved to :

1. Note without Action Robredo’s Counter-Manifestation with Motion to Release CCTV Footage;

2. Note BBM’s Payment of Court Fine in the amount of Php 50,000.-;

3. Note Robredo’s Counter-Manifestation to the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion [in Lieu of Comment];

4. Note the Letter of the Municipal Treasurer of Garchitorena, Camarines Sur, in compliance with PET Resolution dated 24 April 2018;

5. Direct the :

i. Board of Election Inspectors of Brgy. Salvation, Garchitorena, Camarines Sur for Clustered Precincts 24, Precinct Nos. 0044A and 0044B, and the former Municipal Treasurer of Garchitorena, Camarines Sur, to explain why the ballots were wet or damaged within a non-extendible period of 10 days from notice; and

ii. PET Retrieval Team, through Atty. Alindogan, to inform the Tribunal of the Team’s observations of the ballot box when it was retrieved, likewise within a non-extendible period of 10 days from notice.

6. Note the COMELEC’s Reply in compliance with PET Resolution dated 3 July 2018;

7. Lift the Preliminary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers;

8. Allow the COMELEC to exercise the first option, at the cost of the protestant;

9. Direct the COMELEC to maintain custody, and preserve and safeguard the integrity of the backed-up or cloned data;

10. Note the COMELEC Executive Director’s Letter dated 16 July 2018 and Grant the request of the Municipal Treasurer of San Antonio, Quezon, for authority to transfer the storage area of the ballot boxes used in the 2013 and 2016 elections from its present storage room inside the Municipal Building to the Evacuation Center in Brgy. Buliran, subject to the following conditions:

i. The Municipal Treasurer shall give the Tribunal and the parties prior notice of the date of the transfer; and

ii. The parties shall be allowed to observe the activity;

11.  Note without action the Letter from Cynthia Patag dated 18 July 2018, asking the Tribunal to uphold the 25% shading threshold;

12. Note BBM’s Compliance dated 19 July 2018, manifesting that he has paid the Court Fine amounting to Php 50,000.-;

13. Note the COMELEC’s Comment on the 25% shading threshold; and

14. Direct the COMELEC to Comment on BBM’s Strong Opposition (to the Use of Decrypted Ballot Images for the Judicial Revision and Recount of Ballots for the Pilot Protested Precincts) within a non-extendible period of five (5) days from notice.

(click here to see the 9 August 2018 Resolution from the PET)

After 110 weeks (or roughly 774 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Camarines Sur.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 365 clustered precincts at the HRET due to the election protest of Luis R. Villafuerte vs. Gabriel H. Bordado.

** there is 1 ballot boxes remaining from 1 clustered precinct at the COMELEC – RMAT from the municipality of Nabua.

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental

– – – – –

The PET has yet to resolve the following matters :

1. Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

2. Various incident reports regarding wet ballots, re-sealed ballot boxes and discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in Camarines Sur

• In several Resolutions, the PET :

> referred other matters to the the PET Commissioners.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 19 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 3 July 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 15 May 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to the COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers.

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Resolution from the PET)

To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential witnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with the resolution dated August 29, 2017 directing him to identify his witnesses and the concerned clustered precincts subject of their testimonies within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 24 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

Week 109: July 30 – August 5, 2018

On 30 July 2018, BBM’s counsel, Atty. George Erwin M. Garcia, filed his Compliance [Re: PET Resolution dated 3 July 2018] wherein he stated that he never sanctioned the activities of BBM’s supporters in Padre Faura.

On 30 July 2018, BBM’s counsel, Atty. George Erwin M. Garcia, filed his Compliance [Re: PET Resolution dated 3 July 2018] wherein he stated that he never sanctioned the activities of BBM’s supporters in Padre Faura.

Atty. Garcia further stressed that he has no influence nor any control over these supporters.  He went a step further and explained that, “In fact x x x even BBM himself cannot restrain the activities of his supporters despite his repeated requests to stop the activities.” He also stated that he repeatedly advised BBM’s staff to request the supporters to stop their demonstration but to no avail.

(click here to see the 30 July 2018 Compliance from Atty. Garcia)

On 30 July 2018, BBM filed an Omnibus Motion [for Clarification of the Revised PET Resolution dated 10 July 2018 and for Deferment of the use of the Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) in resolving the issue on whether or not a certain mark or shade could be read by the VCM].

BBM stated that the directive of the Tribunal was premature.  He reminded the Tribunal that “there was still a pending issue as to the correct shading threshold” and that the said issue has yet to be resolved by the Court.

BBM further said that “the use of the VCMs is not essential in determining the correct shading threshold” which should be 50% as clearly defined under Rule 43, (l) of the 2010 PET Rules.

(click here to see the 30 July 2018 Omnibus Motion from BBM)

On 3 August 2018, BBM received a Motion from the COMELEC wherein it asked the PET for an extension of 15 days or until 14 August 2018 to file its Compliance [regarding the Tribunal’s directive to provide 50 VCMs to resolve the issue on whether or not a certain mark or shade could be read by the VCM].

(click here to see the 3 August 2018 Motion from the COMELEC)

On 3 August 2018, BBM received an Urgent Ex-Parte Omnibus Motion from Robredo requesting for inclusion of ballots below 50% but within 25% shading threshold in the physical counting of ballots and to resolve her Motion for Reconsideration on the basis of the COMELEC’s Comment.

(click here to see the 3 August  2018 Urgent Ex-Parte Omnibus Motion from Robredo)

After 109 weeks (or roughly 767 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Camarines Sur.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 365 clustered precincts at the HRET due to the election protest of Luis R. Villafuerte vs. Gabriel H. Bordado.

** there is 1 ballot boxes remaining from 1 clustered precinct at the COMELEC – RMAT from the municipality of Nabua.

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental

– – – – –

The PET has yet to resolve the following matters :

1. Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

2. Various incident reports regarding wet ballots, re-sealed ballot boxes and discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in Camarines Sur

• In several Resolutions, the PET :

referred other matters to the the PET Commissioners

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 19 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 3 July 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 15 May 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to the COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential witnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with the resolution dated August 29, 2017 directing him to identify his witnesses and the concerned clustered precincts subject of their testimonies within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 24 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

Week 108: July 23 – 29, 2018

On 23 July 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET dated 3 July 2018 which resolved to:

On 23 July 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET dated 3 July 2018 which resolved to:

1. Direct the District Director of the Manila Police District to immediately implement the Supreme Court Resolution dated July 7, 1998 and cause the immediate removal of all illegally constructed structures and/or tents along the sidewalk of Padre Faura; and

2. Direct BBM’s counsel, Atty. George Erwin M. Garcia, to explain within ten (10) days why he should not be cited in contempt of Court for tolerating BBM’s supporters to violate the abovementioned SC Resolution.

(click here to see the 23 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

On 23 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Reply with Motion [to Release the CCTV footage].

In his Reply, BBM vehemently denied Robredo’s accusation that his revision team had prior knowledge of the infamous “Pansol outing” of the PET staff.

As to Robredo’s allegation that BBM’s Supervisor, Mr. Rhoderick Miranda, was seen on the fourth (4th) floor of the Supreme Court-CA building with a bag of snacks, the latter strongly denied the same and countered that the CCTV footage of the PET could easily confirm that he did not go to the 4th floor

BBM further raised the issue of “advance information” given to Robredo in view of her Counter-Manifestation which stated that “an investigation had already been conducted and that penalties had already been meted out to some of the personalities involved in the “Pansol outing”.  BBM likewise asked for an investigation as to how Robredo and her legal counsel were able to obtain “advance information” regarding this matter.

(click here to see the 23 July 2018 Strong Reply with Motion from BBM)

On 23 July 2018, BBM filed his Compliance regarding the Tribunal’s Resolution to pay a Court Fine of Php 50,000-.

(click here to see the 23 July 2018 Compliance from BBM)

On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC wherein it affirmed the “25% shading threshold” in accordance with the Random Manual Audit Guide for Appreciation of Markings.

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Comment from the COMELEC)

After 108 weeks (or roughly 760 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Camarines Sur.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 368 clustered precincts at the HRET due to the election protest of Luis R. Villafuerte vs. Gabriel H. Bordado.

** there is 1 ballot boxes remaining from 1 clustered precinct at the COMELEC – RMAT from the municipality of Nabua.

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental

– – – – –

The PET has yet to resolve the following matters :

1. Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

• In a Resolution dated 24 July 2018, the PET resolved to note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion

(click here to see the 24 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

• On 26 July 2018, BBM received a Comment from the COMELEC

(click here to see the 26 July 2018 Manifestation from the COMELEC)

2. Various incident reports regarding wet ballots, re-sealed ballot boxes and discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in Camarines Sur

• In several Resolutions, the PET :

> referred other matters to the the PET Commissioners.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 19 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 3 July 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 15 May 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to the COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential witnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with the resolution dated August 29, 2017 directing him to identify his witnesses and the concerned clustered precincts subject of their testimonies within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 24 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

Week 107: July 16 – 22, 2018

On 18 July 2018, BBM received a Motion from Robredo, wherein she asked that the COMELEC be directed to file its Comment to her Motion for Reconsideration regarding the use of the 25% shading threshold in the ongoing recount proceedings within five (5) days.

On 18 July 2018, BBM received a Motion from Robredo, wherein she asked that the COMELEC be directed to file its Comment to her Motion for Reconsideration regarding the use of the 25% shading threshold in the ongoing recount proceedings within five (5) days.

(click here to see the 18 July 2018 Motion from Robredo)

On 18 July 2018, BBM received a Counter-Manifestation from Robredo wherein she claimed that “an investigation has already been conducted where some of the personalities involved were already meted with penalties.”  She also said that BBM was fully aware that an investigation had already been conducted by the PET.

These are untruthful statements. BBM filed his Manifestation [to investigate the Pansol outing] on 9 July 2018 and he did so because he had not received any information nor official communication informing him of any investigation conducted by the Tribunal nor any information that some personalities were already sanctioned, as claimed by Robredo.

Upon inquiry with the Office of the Clerk of Court, the said Counter-Manifestation was received by their office on 11 July 2018 while BBM only received the same from Robredo on 18 July 2018.  It is noteworthy to add that the PET Resolution which stated, among others, that “it had already commenced and concluded an investigation on the “Pansol outing” was dated 10 July 2018 and received by BBM on 12 July 2018.

(click here to see the 18 July 2018 Counter-Manifestation from Robredo)

On 19 July 2018, BBM received a revised version of the Notice from the PET dated June 10, 2018.  In the said Notice, the PET resolved to direct the COMELEC to:

1. Provide the Tribunal, within a non-extendible period of ten (10) days from receipt of notice, with at least fifty (50) vote counting machines (VCMs) and other election materials and paraphernalia, to enable the Tribunal to implement Rule 43, (l), 2010 PET Rules and resolve the issue on whether a certain mark or shade could be read by a Vote Counting Machine (VCM).  In the event that the VCMs could not be provided, the COMELEC was directed to inform the Tribunal and explain the reasons why.

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

On 19 July 2018, BBM filed a Strong Opposition [on the use of decrypted ballot images for the judicial revision and manual recount of ballots for his pilot protested precincts].

Once again, BBM emphasized that the decrypted ballot images had been compromised. He further stated “it is undisputed that the original paper ballots used during the 2016 elections do not contain squares.  On the other hand, a review of the decrypted ballot images from Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental confirms the presence of squares on these decrypted ballot images, specifically on the oval(s) intended for Robredo. Therefore, the presence of these squares proves that the decrypted ballot images are not faithful images of the original paper ballots used in the 2016 elections.”

(click here to see the 19 July 2018 Manifestation with Motion from BBM)

On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Counter-Manifestation [on the Manifestation and Motion of the Office of the Solicitor General] from Robredo stating, among others, that “at no instance has OSG, any of its representatives and/or lawyers attended and observed the ongoing revision, recount, and re-appreciation of ballots” and that “[the] OSG [was] taking a dangerous position where the results of the elections [could] be changed by way of an election protest.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Counter-Manifestation from Robredo)

On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC, wherein it again asked the Tribunal to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) on the Election Management System (EMS) servers and that it be given the option to either back-up or clone the data on the EMS servers or remove its hard drive.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

After 107 weeks (or roughly 753 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Camarines Sur.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 368 clustered precincts at the HRET due to the election protest of Luis R. Villafuerte vs. Gabriel H. Bordado.

** there is 1 ballot boxes remaining from 1 clustered precinct at the COMELEC – RMAT from the municipality of Nabua.

 • The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental

– – – – –

The PET has yet to resolve the following matters :

1. Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

2. Various incident reports regarding wet ballots, re-sealed ballot boxes and discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in Camarines Sur

• In several Resolutions, the PET :

referred other matters to the the PET Commissioners.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 19 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 3 July 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 15 May 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to the COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 20 July 2018, BBM received a Reply from the COMELEC.

(click here to see the 20 July 2018 Reply from the COMELEC)

To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential witnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with the resolution dated August 29, 2017 directing him to identify his witnesses and the concerned clustered precincts subject of their testimonies within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 24 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)

Week 106: July 9 – 15, 2018

On 9 July 2018, BBM filed a Manifestation of Grave Concern with Extremely Urgent Motion to Investigate.

On 9 July 2018, BBM filed a Manifestation of Grave Concern with Extremely Urgent Motion to Investigate.

This Manifestation concerns one of Robredo’s revisors who went to the “outing” of the PET Head Revisors, ballot box Custodians/Handlers, and PET Chief Tabulator at 3 Js Resort in Pansol, Calamba, Laguna on 22 June 2018.  Photos of the “Pansol outing” were obtained from the Facebook posts of one of the PET Head Revisors, wherein twenty-five (25) attendees were identified.  Robredo’s revisor was clearly seen fraternizing with the PET personnel in several photos which she actually uploaded in her Facebook page.

BBM said the act of fraternizing with Robredo’s revisor by the PET personnel is prohibited because it is proscribed by the Code of Conduct for Court Personnel and the Canon of Judicial Ethics.  In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled that “in the case of public servants who are in the judiciary, their conduct and behavior, from the presiding judge to the lowliest clerk, must not only be characterized by propriety and decorum, but above all else, must be above suspicion.”  Furthermore, jurisprudence dictates“the conduct of Court personnel must be free from any whiff of impropriety, not only with respect to his duties in the judicial branch but also to his behavior outside the Court as a private individual.

These PET personnel, particularly the Head Revisors and the Alternate Head Revisors, preside over their respective Revision Committees. Their position allows them to control the conduct of judicial recount and revision of ballots. In fact, they are incharge of initially determining whether the ballots are valid, rejected or stray and likewise mandated to determine if the protested ballots comply with the 50% shading threshold.”

In view of the positions of the individuals involved in the Pansol outing, it is most likely that Robredo’s camp, through their revisor, already infiltrated and curried favor with the PET personnel in order to manipulate, influence and / or control the revision proceedings.

BBM asked the PET to investigate the incident and to impose proper sanctions on the persons involved in the outing.

(click here to see the 9 July 2018 Manifestation with Motion from BBM)

On 10 July 2018, BBM received a Motion from Robredo asking Atty. Vic Rodriguez to name the persons in the revision area who were aware of the plastic magnifying lens allegedly used by Nestor Borromeo (BBM’s revisor).

(click here to see the 10 July 2018 Motion from Robredo)

On 11 July 2018, Robredo filed a Counter-Manifestation wherein she claimed that “an investigation has already been conducted where some of the personalities involved were already meted with penalties.” She also said that BBM was fully aware that an investigation had already been conducted by the PET.

These are untruthful statements. BBM filed his Manifestation [to investigate the Pansol outing] on 9 July 2018 and he did so because he had not received any information nor official communication informing him of any investigation conducted by the Tribunal nor any information that some personalities were already sanctioned, as claimed by Robredo.

(click here to see the 11 July 2018 Motion from Robredo)

On 11 July 2018, BBM paid and complied with the Php 50,000.- Court Fine imposed by the Tribunal.

(click here to see the 11 July 2018 Official Receipt of BBM)

On 12 July 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET dated June 10, 2018 which resolved to :

1. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding the absence of the required election day Minutes of Voting (MOVs) inside the ballot boxes in numerous precincts in Iloilo;

2. Note several Incident Report(s) wherein there were glaring discrepancies of the signatures in the Minutes of Voting (MOVs) found inside the ballot boxes in numerous precincts in Iloilo;

3. Note several Incident Report(s) regarding wet, damaged and/or unreadable ballots  found inside the ballot boxes in numerous precincts in Iloilo;

4. Note the Incident Report(s) wherein there were glaring discrepancies of the signatures of the BEI Chairman found inside the ballot boxes in numerous precincts in Iloilo;

5. Note the Incident Report(s) regarding the damaged condition of the ballot boxes in numerous precincts in Iloilo;

6. Note the Incident Report dated June 27, 2018 relative to Personal Complaint of Alternate Revisor Sally H. Nisola against Protestee Revisor Rogelio Milan; Approve the recommendation therein; and Direct all Party Revisors, Head Revisors and Appraisers to observe proper decorum in the revision area; and

7. Note the Incident Report dated June 14, 2018, which reads “One piece of Voter’s Verification Receipt (VVR) left under Table No. 7, care of Head Revisor Princess Bometivo, per report of WM2 Romeo B. Agcaoili dated June 14, 2018 stating that such document was found upon conducting initial roving inspection inside the Revision Room yesterday afternoon (June 13, 2018);” Require Head Revisor Princess Bometivo to explain (a) why the subject VVR was left under her table and (b) why she should not be removed as Head Revisor because of such negligence, both within ten (10) days from notice.

The PET further resolved to :

1. Note Robredo’s Motion to Direct Atty. Vic Rodriguez to disclose the names of persons in the revision area who were aware of the plastic magnifying glass;

2. Note the OSG’s Manifestation and Motion (in Lieu of Comment);

3. Direct the COMELEC to file its own Comment on Robredo’s Motion for Reconsideration regarding the 25% shading threshold within a non-extendible period of ten (10) days from notice;

4. Note the Letter of Head Revisor Julius Caezar D. Tumalad, with a stern warning that a repetition of the same or similar acts shall be dealt with more severely;

5. Note the Letter of Head Revisor Niño Jefferson J. Regala;

6. Note the Letter of Jose Oliver F. Farne, Robredo’s revisor, with a stern warning that a repetition of the same or similar acts shall be dealt with more severely;

7. Note the Report of the PET Retrieval Team that the estimated expenses for the delivery of three hundred sixty-five (365) ballot boxes and other election documents from the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal’s (HRET) election protest of Villafuerte vs. Bordado amounts to Php 147,043.20;

8. Note BBM’s Manifestation of Grave Concern with Extremely Urgent Motion to Investigate, but deny the said motion because the Tribunal already commenced and concluded its investigation regarding the “Pansol outing;”

9. Note the Letter of Nestor D. Borromeo, BBM’s revisor, with a stern warning that a repetition of the same shall be dealt with more severely;

10. Note Without Action Robredo’s Urgent Motion to direct the COMELEC to immediately file its Comment; and

11. Note BBM’s Strong Manifestation with Motion, but deny the said motion to hold in abeyance the use of decrypted ballot images in the enumerated protested clustered precincts.

(click here to see the 12 July 2018 Notice from the PET)

After 106 weeks (or roughly 746 days) :

• The PET still has to complete the manual recount of votes from Camarines Sur.

** there are ballot boxes remaining from 368 clustered precincts at the HRET due to the election protest of Luis R. Villafuerte vs. Gabriel H. Bordado.

• The PET has begun the manual recount of votes from Iloilo.
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur & Iloilo, the remaining “pilot province” is Negros Oriental

– – – – –

The PET has yet to resolve the following matters :

1. Robredo’s Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the 25% threshold percentage in the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots

• In a Resolution dated 10 April 2018, the PET denied Robredo’s Ex Parte Motion.

(click here to see the 10 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• In a Resolution dated 24 April 2018, the PET required BBM and the COMELEC to comment on Robredo’s Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 24 April 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 2 May 2018, Robredo filed an Urgent Motion for Reconsideration.

(click here to see the 2 May 2018 Urgent Motion from Robredo)

• On 28 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to Robredo’s Motion

(click here to see the 28 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

• On 6 July 2018, BBM received a Manifestation from the Office of the Solicitor General.

(click here to see the 6 July 2018 Manifestation from the OSG)

2. Various incident reports regarding wet ballots, re-sealed ballot boxes and discrepancies in the physical count of ballots in Camarines Sur

• In several Resolutions, the PET :

> referred other matters to the the PET Commissioners.

(click here to see the 5 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 19 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 26 June 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

(click here to see the 3 July 2018 Resolutions from the PET)

3. COMELEC’s request to lift the Precautionary Protection Order (PPO) with respect to the Election Management System (EMS) Servers

• In a Resolution dated 17 April 2018, the PET required BBM and Robredo to comment on COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 15 May 2018 Resolution from the PET)

• On 25 May 2018, BBM filed his Opposition to the COMELEC’s request.

(click here to see the 25 May 2018 Opposition from BBM)

To date, Robredo has NOT yet filed any comment regarding the above issue.

4. BBM’s Third Cause of Action

> It is worth mentioning that on 11 September 2017, BBM had already submitted 171 names of potential witnesses to the PET.

(click here to see the 11 September 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 19 September 2017, the PET required BBM to “STRICTLY COMPLY with the resolution dated August 29, 2017 directing him to identify his witnesses and the concerned clustered precincts subject of their testimonies within a FINAL and NON-EXTENDIBLE period of five (5) days from notice.”

(click here to see the 19 September 2017 Resolution from the PET)

• On 9 October 2017, BBM complied with the PET’s directive and submitted 7,356 names of witnesses for the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur & Maguindanao.

(click here to see the 9 October 2017 Compliance from BBM)

• In a Resolution dated 7 November 2017, the PET “noted” BBM’s Compliance.

(click here to see the 24 November 2017 Resolution from the PET)