Bongbong Marcos’ son, Sandro Marcos explains his mistake on shading two presidents that made his ballot void last May 9 and also explained the deleted tweet.
Right after the elections, news broke out that Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos, the son of vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos, mistakenly shaded two circles for president. This mistake made his vote invalid.
Sandro admitted that he was nervous, as this was his first time to vote. The 18-year old boy flew home all the way from London where he is currently studying to exercise his right to vote and to support his dad as well.
He explained how he made his mistake on shading two presidents on Facebook. Sandro said, “Yes, I shaded two presidents, it was an honest error on my part. I was a first-time voter and extremely nervous. I voted for Duterte as president, and saw the number 4 right after, so shaded that as it was my dad's number. I ended up shading Poe's name instead of my dad's, so my presidential vote didn't count.”
Sandro may have made a mistake on shading two circles for the president, but he certainly made the right choice for the vice presidential candidate. He stated, “Once again, it was an error on my part, and I think people need to relax a little bit, we all make errors now and then. At least my VP vote was right.”
After his error on shading two circles was broadcasted, he also committed another error when he tweeted a question asking why the number of votes for President didn’t match the number of votes for the Vice President and even blamed it on “Daang Matuwid” for cheating. The tweet was deleted, however, but Sandro has said that he did not delete it. He explained, “With regard to my tweet last night, it was done out of anger and frustration against the electoral process. The reason why they were deleted was someone decided to report them. I apologized on Twitter and am apologizing here for saying something so stupid. I know when I make mistakes and am more than happy to admit it. I was not initiating a personal attack, unlike others who responded.”