By: Elena Grace Flores
Rep. Barry Gutierrez, spokesperson of ruling coalition, announced that Mar Roxas requested for 14 days extension from the Comelec to file the missing SOCE or statement of contributions and expenditures during their election campaign in the recent national election. This has been acknowledged by the Comelec saying that the extension will be discussed during their meeting with Roxas’ team.
They cited the reason for the delay the scanning of voluminous number of receipts, to comply with the rules for transparency. However, this explaination caused many people to raise their eyebrows. No matter how many you need to scan, the 30 days period from after election is enough if this has been prioritized just to comply with the law – not unless Roxas’team need to forge or find acceptable receipts to be attaached to the SOCE.
This resulted to the speculation that the failure was intentional in the part of Roxas – since he did not win and his running mate emerged victorious after their alleged mass fraudulent electoral activities that will be itemized with matching physical evidences through the electoral protest of Bongbong Marcos come June 28, 2016.