Vice President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos announced that he will file an election protest against Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo on June 28.
He said in a conference that he was robbed of about 3M votes which he specified are the under-votes, voided votes and null votes.
“These are the under-votes, voided votes and null votes. They number about three million. These were the votes that were taken away from me,” Marcos said.
Marcos did blamed President Benigno Aquino III for his loss to the administration candidate Leni Robredo.
He remembered from the early part of the campaign that Aquino was eager to do anything to win Robredo over him.
“He himself might not have been involved in the cheating, but his statement served as a marching order for those under him and administration allies to cheat,” he said.
Marcos said that such allies from those in Commission on Elections and President Aquino himself knew of the cheating.
He expresses confidence that he would win the protest he would file with the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal.
Robredo emphasizes against Marcos’s cheating allegations that they are dividing the country instead of creating unity.
“Instead of starting anew to unite the country, they continue to divide our country with their statements,” Robredo said.
“It is disturbing that every week, they issue statements to condition the minds of our countrymen with regard to the previous election,” she added.
Romulo Macalintal, Robredo’s lawyer said that there were no series of cheating during the polls but he expresses that Marcos has the right to serve his views.
“We are not just confident. We are very, very confident (that Robredo won),” Macalintal in a phone interview.
Marcos said that he will detail in his protest on how he was cheated, who ordered and did the cheating, since his canvassing lawyer George Garcia has been estimated the under-votes alone could reach to 3.9 million.
Marcos believed that votes were diverted to a hidden server and changed it before its transmission to the Comelec and PPCRV transparency server during the one-hour gap that night on May 9 election.