Monday, May 23, 2016

Senator Bam Aquino Defends Leni Robredo Against Senator Marcos Accusation Of Cheating

By Alon Calinao Dy: Reports said that Senator Bam Aquino was a campaign manager of Representative Leni Robredo in the vice presidential race last election on May 9. He defended Robredo by saying that 

Photo courtesy of Sen. Bam Aquino Facebook page

"I would like to reiterate what the good gentleman from Ilocos Norte had said, which is- pagdating sa transparency server, wala pa talagang masasabing dayaan dahil hindi pa nga ito nalalaman."

Senator Bam Aquino is a first cousin of the outgoing president Benigno Aquino III, but it does not mean that they both have the same personality and thinking.

Instead of making an accusation, Bam Aquino has a point that both Marcos and Robredo should wait the official proclaimation of the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) instead of accusing the other candidate of cheating.

I think the mistake here was the earlier proclaimation of Rep. Leni Robredo who won the vice presidential race since the competition between the two is too close. Let us wait for the final proclaimation of NBOC and let them do their work properly.

Netizens who voted for Marcos had expressed their frustrations about the alleged cheating of Aquino Administration. They believed that they manipulated the PCOS machine, in which at the moment there's no real evidence to that.

Some of them believed that if ever Robredo is proclaimed as a winner, she might have a "Plan B," referring to the impeachment of the incoming president Rodrigo Duterte.

However, the supporters of Robredo are saying different things as it would be dangerous if Bong Bong Marcos becomes a vice president of the presumptive president Duterte since he has the ambition to become the president of the Philippines, following the footstep of his father. 

Despite of these rumors from one camp to another, Filipinos should accept the fact that the new president is now Rodrigo Duterte. 

Every Filipino whether you are pro or anti-Duterte should respect and support the incoming administration.