Vice-president elect Leni Robredo does not believe the latest accusations against her.
On Monday, May 30, three alleged witnesses admitted that they manipulated votes coming from Quezon province. One of the witnesses claimed that Robredo’s running mate, presidential bet Mar Roxas, got a total of 400,000 votes while she got 300,000. Her opponent, Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., lost around 200,000 votes due to the manipulation.
There was no proof presented by these ‘whistleblowers’, which Robredo and her legal counsel concluded as ‘questionable’.
Atty. Romula Macalintal, Robredo’s laywer, said that the numbers from the manipulation do not add up. He said that if there were 500,000 votes added, then the result would be way more than the actual number of voters who actually voted. He also noted that transmitting votes from a warehouse to a transparency server was not possible.
"Imposible iyan kasi para makita mo ang transmission ng result, dapat nandoon ka sa transparency server o kaya nandoon ka sa Board of Canvassers at nakikita mo ang dating ng resulta ng elections," he explained. (It is impossible because for you to see the transmission of the result, you have to be at the transparency server or you should be at the Board of Canvassers, and you should see the result of the elections.)
Robredo stated that she would not stop Marcos, her rival, from filing a electoral protest against her but pleaded that his allegation was a ‘disservice to the voters’. If Marcos does proceed with the protest, she hopes that it would be done to enlighten the people about the truth.