Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo revealed that she feels concerned about the possible “people power” that Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. seems to be calling for in order to protest her potential proclamation as the country’s new vice president.
"Kagaya kahapon na may nagpadala sa atin ng videos at pictures na umiikot karamihan sa mga informal settlers na sites na nag-e-encourage ng people power at nagsasabi na sila (Marcos) yung panalo," Robredo claimed during a Quezon City press conference.
(Yesterday, we were sent videos and pictures circulating around the majority of the informal settlers’ sites that are encouraging them to start a people power and claiming that they are the winners.)
In the partial and unofficial results of the recent vice presidential race that represent 96.14 percent of the total votes, Robredo is still leading with a total of 14,023,093 votes. Marcos is in a close second place with a total of 13,803,966 votes.
Georgina Hernandez, Robredo’s spokesperson, explained during a radio interview that the Camarines Sur representative will win with a margin of 262,000 votes over Marcos, based on the copies they obtained of the certificates of canvass.
Despite her concern about a potential “people power” from the Marcos supporters, Robredo is still confident about being proclaimed as the new vice president of the country.
"Confident naman ako na kung ano yung katotohanan yun ang lalabas... Parang nakakalungkot lang na parang tine-take advantage yung hindi pagkaalam ng tao para paniwalaan yung isang kasinungalingan," Robredo stated.
(I am confident that the truth will come out. But it is sad that they are taking advantage of the people’s lack of knowledge to make them believe in lies.)
The leading vice-presidential candidate added that all Filipinos have the right to say what they want. However, telling the truth should be the priority in order to protect the Filipino people from harm.