CLOSE to 250 supporters of former Senator Bongbong Marcos joined the silent protest to show support to the losing vice presidential candidate in front of Supreme Court (SC) in Baguio City.
Frank Esquilon, from Team Bongbong Marcos (BBM) said the peaceful rally aimed to show support for Bongbong from the alleged electoral fraud during the May 2016 national election.
“We are here to show our support and to show to the SC to speed up the release of their decision from the petition which was already filed. Yesterday, it is the 289th day of waiting and we are hoping for any result from the SC. We will wait whatever decision they will have,” Esquilon said.
On Monday, April 17, BBM supporters also conducted a silent protest in front of SC in Metro Manila as a continued support to Bongbong Marcos.
The supporters are calling the Supreme Court to decide in favor of Marcos and to allow the recount to prove the allegations of electoral fraud.
Esquilon said their group believed there was a massive fraud during the last national election as many of BBM supporters from Luzon to Mindanao have found out that cheating happened during the election.
“It’s okay for us whatever the decision of the SC whether to recount or not, at least there is an action from the SC, and this is what we are praying for. We are looking for the truth and against any fraud,” Esquilon said.
Supporters of BBM arrived last night in the city from Metro Manila coming from other provinces in north Luzon, which is believed to maintain their allegiance to the Marcoses.
The SC started its traditional summer sessions in this city since April 3 and is set to discuss the petition against the continued construction of the Torre de Manila condominium project allegedly obstruct the aesthetic view of the Rizal Monument at the Rizal Park in Manila, and detained Senator Leila de Lima’s petition for a Writ of Amparo against President Duterte and her petition against her arrest and detention on a drug case.
The Highest Court is also expected to tackle the motion of a group of parents and teachers from the Manila Science High School, which asked the court to rule on its petition and to declare unconstitutional the K to 12 enhanced basic education program.
Also in the calendar is the petition to stop the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation from further issuing licenses for Philippine Online Gaming Operations and to nullify those that have been issued.