Senators proclamation refutes cheating – Leni


The camp of Rep. Leni Robredo said that the recent proclamation of 12 senators and party-list groups negated allegations of system errors or poll irregularities that allegedly affected the votes credited to all candidates, including Robredo and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Robredo and Marcos are in a tight race for the vice presidency.

“The election system, which recorded and transmitted the votes for senator and party lists, was the same system that recorded and transmitted the votes for VP,” Robredo’s chief legal counsel Romulo Macalintal said in a radio interview.

Macalintal added that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) officials who canvassed and transmitted the votes from the provincial level to the Comelec were the same officials who transmitted the certificates of canvass (COC) of canvassed votes for President and Vice President to Congress for the presidential canvass.

“For sure, these said documents cannot be valid only for purposes of senators, party lists, and president and invalid for VP bets,” he said, adding, “What is sauce for the gander is likewise sauce for the goose.”

“There were no recorded objections by any of the watchers or lawyers of any candidate when said Comelec officials prepared and transmitted said electronic documents to all concerned election agencies,” Macalintal pointed out.

“Hence, any accusation of cheating, errors or irregularities in transmitting or canvassing said votes are baseless and no factual or legal basis,” he said. “In a word, the vote lead of Ms. Robredo as recorded in the COCs to be canvassed by Congress clearly shows her election as VP.”

The Comelec proclaimed Senate President Franklin Drilon and Sen. Vicente Sotto 3rd on Thursday, as well as comebacking Senators Panfilo Lacson, Francisco Pangilinan, Ralph Recto and Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday.

Also proclaimed senators were Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian, former Akbayan party-list Rep. Risa Hontiveros, former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Director General Joel Villanueva, and Philippine Red Cross chief Richard Gordon.


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  1. fidel S. Pescador on

    it’s simple because the losing senatorial candidate not interested to complain while VPBBM is highly interested to verify the integrity and credibility of the election which is very obvious that the change of hash code has a big effect the real outcome the vote of the masses…God never sleeps nor slumber and God bless Philippines…

  2. What a self serving assertion … Did you listen to Serge Osmena? Isn’t Tolentino trying to stop the proclamation of number 10 ,11,12 candidates?

    • There is simply no evidence of cheating. Marcos is just a sore loser, as you might expect from someone who has had things his own way since birth. He has a lot to be thankful for and losing to a superior opponent gives him a chance to be gracious. Rather predictably he shows a meanness of spirit that is no surprise to his many opponents.

    • In the Philippines elections are determined not by who votes, but by who counts the votes.

      Firstly, you never make a change to a live running system, and an untested change at that.
      Smartmatic accessed the system while the voting was in progress. After the breach by Smartmatic the voting swung Robreo’s way.

      All changes must go through a formal change control procedure, duly tested and signed off,
      Except in the Philippines where Smartmatic inputs code into the system whenever it wants.

      Smartmatic, aka Smartfraud, has captured the market in elections in third-world countries.

      “With a customer list of Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines, no reputable country would trust their democracy to them!

      Which explains why Aquino’s administration hired them.

      At a media forum held at the Manila Hotel on Tuesday, two university professors declared that based on their analysis, LP vice-presidential candidate Leni Robredo was the beneficiary of “manipulated, anomalous and abnormal data” that appeared shortly after a new script was uploaded to the Comelec transparency server on May 9.

      Professors Antonio Contreras, of De La Salle University, and Rogelio Quevedo (University of the Philippines) urged the Comelec to conduct an independent “forensic investigation” into the entire automated election system after a Smartmatic technician uploaded the script that altered the system’s hash code without authorization.

      Contreras and Quevedo stressed that anomalies in the system occurred after the hash code was changed.

      Contreras said a straight-line increase in a candidate’s vote count was not normal.

      Quevedo, a law professor and IT expert, said the introduction of the script triggered a change in the system that altered the results.

      No evidence ? LOL

  3. Prinze Fisher on

    Sinabi na po ni Osmena na may cheating na nangyari pero di na siya maghahabol. Ang kapal naman ng mukha ng mga taong ito na parang mailinis ang kanilang pagkapanalo. Mga ipokrito! Sana sila mismo ay pangunahang alamin ang katotohanan upang walang bahid ng dumi ang kanilang pagkapanalo.

  4. The anomalies, frauds, and irregularities affected all candidates. The recent proclamation of the winning senatorial and party list candidates does not mean that cheating did not mar the election. BBM was right all along.

  5. . The mere fact that PPCRV IT expert witnessed the act of cheating that took place, where an Smartmatic IT Marlon Garcia( without authorization from Comelec )went into the computer server in the middle of counting of votes in the late evening of May 9 for unacceptable purpose, when Marcos was way ahead of 1 million votes from Robredo. If that act did not happen Marcos will not call for an investigation, if she is truly honest Robredo shld also call for an investigation for clarification ,instead she’s very eager to be proclaimed as winner , despite the election results anomaly and without official.declaration of votes.