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Pilot recount moved to April 2

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Vice President Leni Robredo (left) and former senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. (right).

MANILA, Philippines — The pilot recount in Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo has been delayed once again.

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), reset the start of manual revision of votes from March 19 to April 2, as they are still in need of eight more revisors.

But whether the 50 revisors are completed or not by next month, they will push through with the recount in the provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Naga City has the highest crime rate in PH – PNP

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Aerial view of Naga City in Bicol | CIUDAD NIN NAGA via Facebook

The Philippine National Police (PNP) considers Naga City as the number 1 city with the highest crime rate based on their mathematical computation.

In terms of crime volume, Naga ranks 16th among cities in country including the ones in Metro Manila as of July 2018.

“However, if we will translate this to the crime rate, Naga will run number one, considering the mathematical computation in getting crime rate is based on population,” Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management acting director PCSupt. Elmo Francis Sarona said.

Based on police records, Naga City has a population of 202,000 with an average monthly crime rate of 202.80.

Vice President Leni Robredo who hails from Naga, criticized PNP’s claim which she said was based on unreliable data.

“Nakakalungkot na ang PNP magbibigay ng mga statements na hindi nakabase sa totoong datos (It’s rather sad that PNP is releasing statements which are not based on the real data).”

She also hinted at a possible motive behind the statement.

“Kasi sinabi ko na ito dati at sasabihin ko uli: Kung ako ang punteriya, huwag ng idamay ang buong lungsod (I have said this before and I will say it again: If I’m the one being targeted, do not drag the whole city into it),” said the vice president. — Grace Casin

 

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Duterte likely to resign if Bongbong Marcos wins protest

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is likely to step down if former senator and defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. wins his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday (August 16) said Duterte wants a “better qualified” successor as he has been worried if someone “incompetent” would replace him.

“He had said that he thinks that Senator Bongbong Marcos is one of the better-qualified leaders to succeed him. If there’s development and he will win the protest, then he becomes vice president, yes, he will make true his words. If he (Marcos) becomes vice president, perhaps, the President will make true his word, he will step down,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said during Wednesday’s press briefing (August 16).

On Tuesday, the President openly named Marcos or Senator Chiz Escudero as his preferred successors if ever he steps down as president.

“I think deep in my heart if you follow the succession and Robredo takes over, hindi niya kaya. That’s my honest opinion. Kung sino lang sana diyan, in the likes of Escudero or Bongbong Marcos,” Duterte said during his meeting with members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas in Malacanang.

Duterte said he was tired with his seemingly “endless” fight against graft and corruption that “has contaminated almost all government departments and offices.”

Roque clarified, however, that Duterte remains the President and would not be resigning anytime soon.

In April, Marcos filed an electoral protest against Robredo claiming the vice presidential race in 2016 was manipulated causing him to lose against Robredo by around 263,000 votes.

Meanwhile, Robredo’s camp remains confident that Marcos will never become the president on this nation.

“Insofar as we are concerned, President Duterte’s resignation will never happen because Mr. Marcos will never win his electoral protest,” ended Atty. Romulo Macalintal, Robredo’s Lead Counsel. – Rosalie Coz / Marje Pelayo

 

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VP Robredo confirms attendance at Pres. Duterte’s 3rd SONA

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2018

FILE PHOTO: The first meeting of Vice President Leni Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte after their inauguration on a military ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, July 01, 2016. (Office of the Vice President)

 

Camarines Sur — “Mag-a-attend ako kahit yung iba ayaw akong pa-attend-in. Yung iba natatakot daw baka insultuhin ako, baka hiyain ako,” said Vice President Leni Robredo as she confirmed her attendance at the third State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte.

(I will attend [the State of the Nation Address] although others are against it for fear that I will be insulted or shamed.)

She said that as holder of the second highest position in the country, it is her obligation to attend the annual event.

Also, she assured that she won’t get affected in case President Duterte criticizes her in his speech; she said she will accept it instead.

“Sanay naman akong iniinsulto. Tingin ko hindi naman ako mababawasan kapag ako ininsulto,” she said.

(I am used to insults already. Insults will not diminish my being.)

Robredo also expressed her anticipation for Pres. Duterte’s take on inflation rate, the increase in prices of the basic commodities as well as the rising unemployment rate.

“Parang nagre-render ng report na ito na yung mga nangyari. Alin ba yung mga na-achieved? Alin yung mga hindi na-achieved? At bakit hindi ito na achieved? So, parating dapat lahat naman ng mga mamamayan interesado sa kung ano yung sasabihin ng Pangulo sa SONA.”

(It [SONA] is like rendering a report on what has been achieved; what has yet to be achieved and why was it not achieved. So all Filipino citizens should be interested in what the President will report at the SONA.)

President Duterte had earlier slammed Robredo for alleged incompetence. — Allan Manansala / UNTV News & Rescue

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