Vice President-elect Maria Leonora “Leni” Robredo stays complacent despite the failure of her presidential running mate Manuel “Mar” Roxas III and Liberal Party to submit its statement of contributions and expenditures (SOCE) on time.
As a consequence for the the LP’s failure to file its SOCE on time, Robredo’s winning was put to a limbo.
Robredo expressed her confidence by saying that what is more important is the LP will be able to give the poll body said document before the oath-taking on June 30.
“Ang mahalaga naman dito, according to the rules, makapag-submit before June 30 kasi kung hindi siya mag-submit before June 30 talagang hindi kami makakaupo,” Robredo said in an ambush interview.
(What is important, according to the rules, is to be able to submit before June 30, because if not, we won’t be able to seat in office.)
Robredo was declared to be the one who spent the most during the campaign among the vice presidential candidates, her expenditures amounting to 418.8 million pesos. It was announced that Kris Aquino, sister of incumbent President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino and celebrity, gave Php. 30.8 million.
However, the incoming vice-president assured that she will give no favors to her contributers.
“Naging very particular kami niyan before kami magtanggap ng donations… Kung titingnan natin iyong mga nag-donate sa atin, wala namang favors na kailangan,” she said.
(We were very particular about that before we accepted donations. If we take a look at it, those who have donated to us need no favors.)
Administration bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas and the Liberal Party (LP) have previously requested the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) for a fourteen (14) day extension for them to submit his statement of contributions and expenditures (SOCE) because they failed to file during the deadline on Wendesday.
Roxas’ campaign spokesman and AKBAYAN party-list Representative Barry Gutierrez said that the defeated vice presidential aspirant and the LP campaign team are still in the process of preparing necessary documents and receipts of their expenses during the campaign period for the May 9 National Elections.