Friday, April 6, 2018

Professor hits Robredo: 'You should understand because you are a godd*mned lawyer!'



Vice President Leni Robredo | Photo CTTO

For the nth time, the incumbent Vice President Maria Leonor 'Leni' Gerona Robredo bites the dust.

This, after a De La Salle University (DLSU) Professor slammed Robredo following her alleged recent remark which was seemingly aimed at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) that is now conducting the votes recount.

In yet another attempt to gain sympathy votes of the Filipino public, Vice President Leni Robredo allegedly said in an interview that machinations are in the works to unseat her. The supposed remark was made as the recount was about to take place.

Recount of the votes for the Vice Presidential race on May 2016 elections started Monday, April 2.

The event transpired due to the electoral protest of the former Senator Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. — commonly known as 'Bongbong' Marcos — of which the latter filed before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal against his opponent, the incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo.
Professor Van Ybiernas and Vice President Leni Robredo | Photo CTTO
In the midst of the ongoing recount, Professor Van Ybiernas, a historian and a La Salle Professor who is also a staunch supporter of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, shared his point of view in line with the votes recount that has been the current talk of the town.

With Robredo pissing him off, the Professor expressed his annoyance to the Vice President by posting his thoughts on Facebook.

He lectured VP Leni on the said post, making her understand what the function of the country's electoral tribunal is.

'Madam, you shall only be unseated if fraud can be proven before the PET. In which case, there are no machinations, just legal processes which you should understand because you are a godd*mned lawyer!', the La Salle Professor wrote.
Professor Van Ybiernas | Photo CTTO
'Your melodramatic words are damaging to the PET as an institution. Don't worry about the Comelec, which really has no credibility from the very beginning, given the unceasing instances of electoral fraud. It is either the Comelec is corrupt or inept. Either way, it has no credibility whatsoever with the public. That is the reality.', Ybiernas said.

Further explaining how this will impact Robredo, the unbiased political commentator wrote, 'What this means is that should you be unseated, then the wheels of justice shall have turned because Comelec has always been fraught with cases of electoral fraud. Justice shall ALSO have been served if it is proven that you did not cheat'.

The same also reprimanded the Vice President by telling her to refrain from saying anything that could put the tribunal in a bad light thus ruin its credibility.

'Either way, there are NO machinations at work. The machinations were put in play ---if indeed they had been put in play--- in 2016, not today. So kindly stop all the nonsense that comes out of your mouth. What's best for the entire country is for you to just shut up and let the PET do its work, because if you really won in 2016, then the PET shall confirm it. But if you cheated BBM of the vice presidency, the PET shall confirm it as well.', he added.

Ybiernas concluded the said post by telling Robredo to just keep her mouth shut and allow the PET to do what it is supposed to do.

'So just shut up and let the PET do its thing! For the country and for democracy...', he wrote.

Check out his full post below:
Vice President Leni Robredo | Photo CTTO
Sure, I will ignore that you seem incapable of distinguishing BBM from FM, and that they are one and the same to you, and that the sins of the father should be inherited by the sons. (Patawad lang. Huwag na po magtanong kung ano ang mga kasalanan ni FM, ilang beses ko na nabanggit iyan. Hindi nga natutuwa sa akin ang mga Marcos loyalists dahil dyan).

I will also ignore that you refuse to permit the possibility that 30 years may change a person from being a young man accustomed to absolute power into a matured man, cognizant of the people's true power, which no strongman may stop.

I will likewise turn a blind eye to your hardened hearts against a family ---including innocent scions who were not even around when the sins of their elders were committed--- in spite of what your faith tells you, and what you yourself preach to others.

These things that you believe in, practice and/or choose to do, are well within your power as a citizen of a free country.
Vice President Leni Robredo and former Senator Bongbong Marcos | Photo CTTO
But WHAT I CANNOT FORGIVE is your penchant for discrediting national institutions that do not coincide with your interests.

Perchance can you explain to us how you think the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) can be manipulated to unseat you?

BBM ---or anybody in a similar position--- is well within his rights to suspect some manipulation in the vote counting at the different levels of the electoral establishment (at the precinct level, at the municipal/city level, or even at the national level) especially since ours is a history of electoral fraud beginning with Andres Bonifacio's insistence ---based on reports that reached him--- that Emilio Aguinaldo's election in Tejeros had been marred by cheating. From Bonifacio's time to the present, electoral fraud has been the norm rather than the exception.

But BBM still needs to prove it.
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and former Sen. Bongbong Marcos | Photo CTTO
In any case, while cheating during the electoral exercise can be suggested with nary a peep from me, I am APPALLED that somebody like Leni Robredo would suggest that something irregular can be undertaken at the PET to unseat her! The PET is not a vote-counting institution. It is STILL the Comelec who will tally the votes, with the imprimatur from the PET. All the PET can do is to find proof that will support or quash BBM's claims that he was cheated in the 2016 elections. Proof will still come from the ballots which only the Comelec is allowed to touch, if I understand things correctly.

So while BBM is not too fond of Associate Justice Caguioa of the PET, he has not cast aspersions towards the PET as an institution per se. On the other hand, Robredo has foolishly suggested that some powerful machinations are behind the move to unseat her!

Madam, you shall only be unseated if fraud can be proven before the PET. In which case, there are no machinations, just legal processes which you should understand because you are a godd*mned lawyer!
Former Sen. Bongbong Marcos | Photo CTTO
Your melodramatic words are damaging to the PET as an institution. Don't worry about the Comelec, which really has no credibility from the very beginning, given the unceasing instances of electoral fraud. It is either the Comelec is corrupt or inept. Either way, it has no credibility whatsoever with the public. That is the reality.

What this means is that should you be unseated, then the wheels of justice shall have turned because Comelec has always been fraught with cases of electoral fraud. Justice shall ALSO have been served if it is proven that you did not cheat.

Either way, there are NO machinations at work. The machinations were put in play ---if indeed they had been put in play--- in 2016, not today. So kindly stop all the nonsense that comes out of your mouth. What's best for the entire country is for you to just shut up and let the PET do its work, because if you really won in 2016, then the PET shall confirm it. But if you cheated BBM of the vice presidency, the PET shall confirm it as well.

So just shut up and let the PET do its thing! For the country and for democracy...

Source: Van Ybiernas

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