Vice President Leni Robredo’s lawyer, Romulo Macalintal issues an assurance after Du30 wonders aloud if Robredo is really the vice president of the country. He said that the President should not be surprised as they are both products of the digital election that Bongbong Marcos questioned in an electoral protest with an ongoing recount of votes in Marcos’ selected pilot provinces.
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Marcos’ Electoral Protest
Robredo faces an election case by the former Senator. He alleges that the manipulation of Smartmatic’s PCOS machines favor Robredo. She was the Liberal Party bet used to block the son of the late President Ferdinand Marcos from the executive office as sworn in by the last administration’s President, Benigno Simeon Aquino III. The older Marcos was the staunch rival of the Aquino patriarch.
Analysis of the Discrepancy
Many election experts say that even President Du30’s votes were actually 5 million short. The estimate goes up to 21 million instead of 16 million votes. The large gap of Du30’s margin from the second placer, Mar Roxas did not allow him to overtake. This is the opposite in Marcos’ case. The gap was only a million the night of the election and it suddenly went into reverse during the wee hours. Robredo already leads at around 200,000 votes early in the morning which everyone thinks as magic.
The PET’s gag order to Marcos and Robredo blocks the public from knowing about the recount updates. The people only know that there are various anomalies found by the revisors. Most ballots are wet not just in Camarines Sur but also in Iloilo. Robredo also contests the 50% shading threshold. She wants it only at 15% which Marcos disagrees with in an official comment.
The Filipino-Chinese business players are also keen in the updates of the said recount. However, their observations are far different from Macalintal. It seems like they have more knowledge of the President’s sentiment towards Robredo. He said that he already wants to resign but not sure whether Robredo is the real VP or not. The President is deeply committed to giving way to Marcos as the next President of the Philippines. This is actually what the Filipino leader insinuates. That’s probably why Marcos is often the guest speaker of major trade talks. Not just in the Filipino-Chinese commercial sector but also in China.