December 12, 2017, 9:39 am
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UN’s Colville’s encroachments

UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville might be more effective not sounding too uppity.... Lecturing sovereign countries’ leaders on what to say and do. For one unlikely to ever step into a sovereign’s moccasins.... Moccasins too big, too variegated, too tough for a spokesman.

Listen to Colville: “...The United Nations human rights office condemned attacks and threats made against its investigators by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and by senior Burundian officials....”

To the Philippines: “We condemn in the strongest terms this treatment of Ms. Callamard and the disrespect it shows to the Human Rights Council that appointed her.” 

To Burundi: “[We] demand to stop threatening with prosecution members of a UN Human Rights that found Burundian official accountable for crimes against humanity. All states should cooperate with mandates established by the Human Rights Council. None of them are established without good cause.

Please... different countries, different drummers. Rupert Colville, high up on his horse, is marching to a la-di-da drummer. Bug off... these sovereign leaders may know something you don’t. 


Calling the attention of Atty. Romy Macalintal to the statement of Atty. Vic Rodriguez, spokesman of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos: “Atty. Macalintal, you failed to understand that that there was no claim that those names in our Witness List were Registered Voters.

“Those people whose names were on our Witness List were members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI). Those people were on duty that election day. The BEI members we named were named as Witnesses — not as Registered Voters.

“Those Board of Election Inspectors members were physically present when the alleged ‘voting’ took place. They can testify whether the contested ballots had been pre-shaded; or if an honest-to-goodness “election” actually took place in Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao. 

“This is precisely why the Marcos camp asked for a technical examination of the election data (EDCVL) in Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao. 

All one has to do is to compare the signatures of the registered voters with the ‘signatures’ of the actual voters to realize that something fishy happened during the May 2016 elections. Now we know why Marcos got zero votes in the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) bailiwicks.

“According to Macalintal, we lied because the names on our Witness List were not Registered Voters. The names on our Witness List were the members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) who were actually on duty on election day.

“We have some of the Election Day Computerized Voters’s List (EDCVL) in the three contested ARMM provinces (Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao) which show apparent discrepancies in the voting, particularly the signatures of the registered voters, and those who actually voted on election day.

“The Robredo camp keeps saying that they won the elections fair and square. If Robredo is so confident that she won, then why does she keep blocking our efforts to submit real and incontrovertible evidence which will contradict her claim?

 “A year and a half has passed and the public is tired of Robredo’s dilatory tactics. If Robredo has nothing to hide, then she should allow us to examine the spurious signatures prevalent in Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao. If Robredo believes she truly has the people’s mandate, then she should let the recount begin.”

For information: Office of Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos R., G/F 2230 Sunset View Tower Condominium, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300, Tel: +63 (02) 821 4591, Facsimile: +63 (02) 821 4589, 


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