Robredo’s camp to tap experts to tackle reports of irregularities in 2022 polls
MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday disclosed they would be talking to experts about alleged election irregularities spreading on social media and promised to share their findings with supporters.
Robredo again thanked her supporters for joining her campaign for good governance in another post-election statement issued via Twitter,
She said she was aware of questions about the recently conducted polls as the scion of an ousted dictator, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., was leading the partial and unofficial count of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
“Muli, nagpapasalamat ako sa sipag, pagkamalikhain, at pusong dinala ng ating hanay sa kampanya. Dahil sa inyo, nasilip natin ang uri ng lipunang kaya nating maabot,” Robredo said. “Alam kong pinoproseso pa ninyo ang mga pangyayari kahapon (May 9).”
“Mulat ako sa mga tanong na nananatiling nakalimbitin sa situwasyon. Sinisimulan na namin ang pagkausap sa mga eksperto upang maaral nang husto ang mga ulat at alegasyon na nababasa natin sa social media. Agad naming ibabahagi ang anumang resulta ng pag-aaral,” she added.
Robredo also communicated about attending a Mass in Naga City on Tuesday evening to thank her fellow Naga residents for their support, and a gathering on Friday, May 13, in Manila to thank her campaign volunteers.
“Mamayang 5:30PM, magkakamisa sa Naga. Dadalo ako doon para magpasalamat sa aking mga kababayan natin dito,” she said.
“Sa ika-13 ng Mayo, magkakaroon ng pagtitipon sa Maynila upang magpasalamat sa ating mga volunteers. Dadalo rin ako doon. Maglalabas kami ng mga detayle tungkol sa pagtitipon. Dalangin ko ang kapanatagan ng loob at linaw ng kinabukasan para sa ating lahat,” she added.
This message from the Vice President comes hours after she addressed her supporters and volunteers, thanking everyone who participated in their grassroots campaign — including the house-to-house tour which saw supporters go from one community to another.
Initially, there was confusion as to whether Robredo was conceding, as she said that the voice of the people was becoming clearer regarding the elections.
She also mentioned that while she loves the country, this love cannot be the origin of divisiveness among Filipinos.
But the Vice President has so far not made any concession speech, stressing that there were still voters who have not cast their votes.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the partial and unofficial count from the Commission on Election’s transparency server showed that Marcos garnered 30.95 million votes while Robredo has 14.75 million votes.
Their running mates share the same stories: Senator Francis Pangilinan, Robredo’s vice presidential bet, also trails Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, 9.187 million to 31.39 million.
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