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Leni to Bongbong: Complain to Comelec first before to media

/ 08:22 PM May 11, 2016

TELL it to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) first, not to the media.

The camp of Leni Robredo told Senator Bongbong Marcos’ camp to file a complaint directly to the poll body before speaking to the media about the alleged anomaly in the unofficial count of votes in the vice presidential race,

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This is to avoid conditioning the mind of the public that Robredo and the Liberal Party are manipulating the poll numbers, it added.

“Kung mayroon silang nakitang anomalya sa bilangan, mas maganda siguro na idaan sa tamang proseso at huwag idaan sa media,” Georgina Hernandez-Yang said in a press briefing at Robredo’s campaign monitoring center in Microtel Acropolis in Quezon City Wednesday night.

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Yang also denied that a “new script” or a new computer command was embedded in the Comelec transparency server to increase Robredo’s votes.

Earlier Wednesday, the camp of Marcos Jr. claimed that the transparency server for the unofficial count appeared to have been compromised.

“We received unsettling information that at past 7:30 p.m. on May 9, 2016 Election Day, a new script or computer command was introduced to the transparency server – the very same server from which the PPCRV (Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting) obtains its data for the quick count,” lawyer Francesca Huang said in a media briefing an hour before Robredo’s camp gave a statement to the media.

The Marcos camp, however, failed to substantiate this claim.

They also sent a letter to the Comelec seeking an explanation about the supposed new script.

But Yang pointed out that based on their observation of the partial tally, it was almost an hour after 7:30 p.m. that Marcos got the highest lead over Robredo.

“In fact, pinakamataas na botong natanggap ni Marcos ay 8:25 p.m. Nag-peak yung lamang ni Marcos at 935,838 votes after nung sinasabing new script na pumasok,” Yang said.

She said they are also waiting for the explanation of Comelec on the alleged changes in the server.

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