A movement for good governance and ethical leadership on Thursday condemned the allegations of cheating and electoral fraud made by the camp of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
In a news conference, Kaya Natin! board member former Sarangani governor Migz Dominguez said the Marcos camp has not presented any concrete evidence to back up its claim.
“As with any accusation made, we challenge the Marcos camp to justify their allegations with facts and not just mere hearsay. We take offense at the fact that the Marcos camp has alluded that there was cheating in Mindanao, which gave rise to Leni’s lead. Huwag ninyo kaming tawaging mandaraya, [Don’t call us cheats]” Dominguez said, referring to Rep. Leni Robredo, Marcos’ closest contender.
“Northern Luzon votes kasi ang nauna magtransmit ng votes. [Northern Luzon votes were first transmitted.] Maybe mabilis ang signal doon. [They must have a faster signal.] Never did you hear Leni na may dayaan.[Leni never hinted there was cheating.] Noong lumalamang si Senator Bongbong ang sinabi lang namin kay Leni ay magdasal pa tayo para makahabol, [When Senator Bongbong was leading, we just asked Leni to pray so we will catch up],” he said.
“I hope Senator Marcos will not destroy the institution and the electoral process. Masakit matalo pero huwag na idamay ang buong Pilipinas. Kung may reklamo, sasabay kami sa paghabla sa Comelec, [Losing is painful, but please don’t drag the whole country. If there is a complaint, we will join in filing a case before Comelec],” Dominguez added.
The group said they are dedicating the early victory of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Robredo to the Filipino people, and since Duterte and Robredo come from the provinces, they added that it is high time for the provinces to receive their fare share of development.
“Her quest and her story may serve as an inspiration to all Filipinos. Let’s move forward, stop the divisiveness and look forward to the Duterte-Robredo administration,” the group said.