Vice Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. today said manipulating the pre-elections surveys to establish a fake trend could be part of the “Plan B” the Administration has hatched so that it’s Vice Presidential candidate Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo will win.
Marcos said this is the desperate move of the Administration in order to ensure that the Presidency will still come from the Liberal Party and still have control of Malacañang since its standard bearer, Mar Roxas, is not likely to win.
“Ipipilit na lang nila na ipanalo si Robredo sa pandaraya, inumpisahan na nila dito sa surveys, sa mga trending. ‘Tapos, ipapanalo nila si Robredo at i-impeach si (Mayor Rodrigo) Duterte pagka si Duterte ang nanalo. ‘Yun daw ang plano para LP pa rin ang namumuno. That’s what I hear at kalat na kalat na ‘yun,” he told reporters in Bacoor, Cavite.
Marcos said that he has not only heard of this plot, but some of his friends inside the LP revealed this to him.
“Kahit papaano may mga kaibigan pa naman tayo sa loob ng Liberal Party at iyun ang sinasabi nilang nagiging usapan… Kung hindi kayang maipanalo si Mar, puwede pa ring gumawa ng Presidente nila at ito ang pamamaraan na kanilang sinasabi kaya ‘wag tayong papayag sa ganyan. Kung hindi man ito ang official (stand) ng LP, siguro masasabi natin na mayroon sa loob ng LP na ganyan ang iniisip,” Marcos said.
He reiterated his earlier call for the people to guard their votes and frustrate this kind of maneuvering and other forms of cheating in the polls so that the true will of the people through the ballots will prevail.
He said that aside from the trending scheme, irregularities marred the Overseas Absentee Voting when some Filipinos reported that while they voted for him, his name was not in vote receipts, which bolstered suspicions that there will be massive cheating in the elections.
“Tayo ay hindi papayag ng ganyan. Kung ano ang sigaw ng tao, kung sino ang pinili ng tao, dapat yan ang iluklok natin sa posisyon," Marcos concluded.