Vice presidential candidate Rep. Leni Robredo in a press conference on Tuesday, May 10, urges supporters to be calm as they wait for the vote-counting to end.
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“Ngayon po hindi pa tapos ang bilangan. Di po tayo nagsasabi na tayo ay panalo na, di po tayo magsasabi na nandadaya ang iba, di po tayo magsasabi na talo na… pero yung hinihingi lang po natin, sana po huminahon tayo. Hintayin natin ang official na count ng Comelec (Commission on Elections). At kung ano man ang labas nito, sana respetuhin natin,” Robredo said in a press conference, on Tuesday.
Unofficial tallies from the Commission on Elections transparency servers confirm Leni Robredo’s lead of more than 200,000 votes with a total of 13,713,139 closely trailed by Bongbong Marcos with 13,488,323 as of 6:43 p.m. on May 10.
Marcos initially had the upper hand at the opening of the partial and unofficial vote count; however, Robredo started catching up past midnight, and eventually overtook to lead the race around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Robredo said that the cheating allegations are unfair as she and her camp did not do the same to rival Marcos.
“There was a point in the counting na tayo naman ang kulelat. Noong kulelat tayo, nade-depress tayo pero hindi tayo nagbabato ng unfair na accusations. Never nating sinabi na lamang si Senator Marcos dahil nandadaya siya. Kasi I think napaka-unfair yun na accusation,” said Robredo during her press conference.
LP bet Robredo also denied the viral reports stating that she is going to resign immediately if she becomes the vice-president of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte.
“I’ve always repeatedly said this in the past that the amount of support that I was willing to give Secretary Mar would be the same kind of support that I should give whoever wins the presidency. He deserves my 100% support. And this is good for the country. It will not benefit the Filipinos if I would not give him 100%,” she explained.