Marcos presents ‘proof’ of alleged cheating in 2016 vice presidential elections

admin   •   January 29, 2018   •   7198

MANILA, Philippines — Former Sen. Bongbong Marcos believes he has strong evidence of a massive cheating in the 2016 vice presidential elections.

Marcos presented ballot images from Camarines Sur and Negros Oriental which supposedly looked unusual.

The ovals beside the names of candidates are missing and some names have squares before it.

Also, it appears from some of the ballots that his votes were not counted.

In three of the ballots shown to the media, Marcos’ name was shaded but the receipt indicates an “undervote” which means there was no vote for the vice president.

In another instance, ballots which are supposed to be spoiled because of double-shading were counted in favor of Vice President Leni Robredo.

“Every single ballot that we have received may anomalya, may square, may undervote, basta may problema,” said the former senator.

(Every single ballot that we have received has an anomaly. There’s a square, an undervote, or just some other problem.)

A data expert consulted by Marcos said there is clearly an anomaly. And what caused it could be determined by a physical examination of the ballots.

“There are a lot of instances where a shade for Senator Marcos would be deemed an undervote. In fact, we have identified precincts with 80% undervote or greater,” said Gadburt Mercado, Sesat Technologies Co.

Marcos suspected that the supposed manipulation of ballots was conducted in regional hubs which Comelec put up six days before the elections.

These regional hubs were used to reformat defective sd cards instead of bringing them to the Comelec warehouse in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

Marcos also dared Robredo that they both withdrew all pending motions before the presidential electoral tribunal and start with the manual recount.

“Kung ano pa ang outstanding incidents na natitira sa amin, i-wi-withdraw din namin para mapunta na tayo sa recount. That’s a challenge, “said Marcos.

(If they withdraw all their motions, incidents whatever it is their questioning, we will do the same so we can proceed with the recount. That’s a challenge.)

Despite all these, Robredo’s lawyer is confident that Marcos’ protest will prove nothing.

“Walang radical change diyan. Walang pagbabago. I’m very, very sure of that sapagkat yung mga iba’t ibang municipalities o probinsiya na kung saan nabilang na rin ang mga ballots, hindi naman nagkaroon ng pagbabago. Walang pagbabago sa bilang ng mga balota,” said Atty. Romulo Macalintal, legal counsel of Robredo.

(There will be no radical change in the results. There will be no change. I’m very, very sure of that because in various municipalities or provinces where there were recounts made, there was no change in the results. The numbers of ballots are unchanged.)

The manual recount of votes in three pilot provinces – namely, Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental, is set to begin by next month. — Roderic Mendoza | UNTV News & Rescue

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Camarines Sur

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit Camarines Sur on Thursday evening(October 14), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Based on a bulletin, the center of the quake was located in Canaman, Camarines Sur. It was of tectonic origin with a depth of one kilometer. Due to the impact, several establishments within the area were damaged.

Phivolcs reported the following intensities:

Intensity V – Canaman, Camarines Sur
Intensity IV – Calabanga, Camaligan, Gainza, Ocampo, Pili, and Sipocot, Camarines Sur
Intensity III – City of Naga
Intensity II – Buhi, Camarines Sur

Phivolcs also reported the following instrumental intensities:

Intensity VI – Pili, Camarines Sur
Intensity V – Sipocot, Camarines Sur
Intensity III – Iriga City, Camarines Sur
Intensity II – Legazpi City, Albay
Intensity I – Mercedes, Camarines Norte

Authorities continue to conduct assessment, while responders are ready for deployment. AAC

VP Robredo files COC for 2022 presidential bid

Robie de Guzman   •   October 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday formalized her bid for the presidency in the 2022 elections by filing her certificate of candidacy (COC) just hours after making a declaration to join the race.

Robredo filed her COC before the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City.

She was accompanied by her daughters, Tricia and Aika, and lawyer Romulo Macalintal.

Earlier in the day, Robredo announced her presidential bid, vowing to fight the country’s “old and rotten” political system and properly address issues brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Buong-buo ang loob ko ngayon. Kailangan nating palayain ang sarili mula sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon. Lalaban ako. Lalaban tayo. Inihahain ko ang aking sarili bilang kandidato sa pagkapangulo sa halalan ng 2022,” she said in her speech.

Prior to her announcement, Robredo was nominated by the opposition coalition, 1Sambayan as its presidential candidate.

Before she was elected vice president in 2016, she served as Camarines Sur representative to Congress.

Palace on VP Leni’s presidential bid: It’s her right

Maris Federez   •   October 7, 2021

 

MANILA, Philippines — Following Vice President Leni Robredo’s declaration of joining the presidential race in the 2022 national elections, Malacañang said seeking any electoral post is her right as a Filipino.

“Well, it’s every right of a Filipino to stand for public office,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace press briefing Thursday.

Robredo file her certificate of candidacy (COC) on Thursday before the Commission on Elections.

The Vice President’s announcement happened two days after former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., declared that he is running for president in the coming elections.

Marcos and Robredo were known to be the closest rivals for the vice-presidential post in the 2016 elections. —/mbmf

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