By: Elena Grace Flores
A clear betrayal to the country has been committed today. The commissioners who voted in favor for the extension of SOCE filing were Rowena Guanzon, Albert Lim, Al Parreño, and Sheriff Abas. This benefits the winning candidates of the Liberal Party including President-elect Leni Robredo whom Bongbong Marcos protested amidst fraud allegations.
Commissioner Christian Joseph Lim’s earlier recommendation not to extend as per the laws cited, was deliberately rejected by the majority of the commissioners. Thereby granting LP’s request to submit until June 30, 2016.
Those who voted against were Comelec chair J. Andres Bautista, Luie Guia, and commissioner-in-charge for the poll body’s campaign finance office Christian Robert Lim. It’s just surpising that Bautista voted against.