Leni worried over alleged VP vote recount
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday expressed alarm over the alleged plan to recount the votes in the May 9 elections without the consent of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).
Robredo’s spokesperson Georgina Hernandez expressed concern after receiving a text message from a “trusted source” saying that “early next year, we have a new VP.”
Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. filed last June an electoral protest against Robredo, who won in the May elections by a slim margin of 263,473 votes.
Based on the text message, Hernandez said the alleged recount of ballots from four to five provinces will start later this month and end in December.
“This fear and grave concern are exacerbated by the way the Marcoses sneaked the burial of the dictator from the Filipino public,” Hernandez said.
“To get what they desperately want, they have resorted to impunity and complete disregard for the rule of law,” she said referring to the Marcoses.
Hernandez called on Filipinos to be more vigilant “about any extralegal movements during this dark time in our history.”
She, however, expressed confidence that the PET, composed of Supreme Court justices, will decide “based on truth.”
The Marcos camp wants to nullify the election results in Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao and Basilan where alleged discrepancies were noted.
The Marcos camp also wants a recount in 22 provinces and five cities.
By: Helen Flores, PhilStar
Published By: Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) Admin