Former Senator Bongbong Marcos expressed again his frustrations on the result of the 2016 Vice Presidential election where his rival Vice President Leni Robredo won against him.
According to Marcos, the camp of Robredo stole the Vice Presidency from him and they took the opportunity from him to serve the public for the last three years.
“By conducting the cheating in the election, they robbed the proper Vice-President who won the election, myself, from the three years of service,” he said.
Marcos asked the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to recount the ballots in the provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental as part of his poll protest.
Meanwhile, Vice President Robredo denied again the accusations of Marcos, saying that the latter should just give up his protest.
““Tapos na ‘yong eleksiyon…. Prinoclaim tayo ng Kongreso, panalo tayo. Nagkaroon ng recount, panalo ulit tayo, so ilang panalo pa ba ang kailangan para maniwala siya na hindi siya ‘yung nanalo [noong eleksyon?]” Robredo said.
Yesterday, the supporters of Vice President Robredo and former Senator Marcos gathered in front of the Supreme Court building to show their support to their idol amid the supposed release of PET decision on the poll protest.
However, the Supreme Court postponed again the deliberations on the election protest of Marcos.
Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin also said that he’s not trying to manipulate the result of the poll protest.
“Don’t worry… hindi ko niluluto, hindi puwedeng lutuin ‘yan eh,” Bersamin said.
Robredo defeated Marcos in the 2016 elections by some 260,000 votes, the closest gap in recent memory.