Daily Explorer - Francisco Tatad: Leni and BBM both innocent, Aquino is the real villain

13 February 2019

By Nathan Singson | Daily Explorer

Journalist and politician Francisco Tatad wrote an article in Manila Times regarding the issue of Leni Robredo’s cheating to Bongbong Marcos for the Vice President position.

Tatad laid down proof to prove that Bongbong Marcos was in fact cheated on during the 2016 elections.

Tatad also claimed that Leni Robredo might have been innocent and the one should be blame is the former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.

The landslide winning of President Rodrigo Duterte was totally accepted right away. More than 16 million people voted for Duterte and nobody can deny that it was his victory.

Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos was leading the unofficial count of May 9, Monday 5pm by almost 1 million votes. Unbelievably, by 1am of Tuesday, Liberal Party candidate Leni Robredo surpasses the votes of BBM.

After that, votes for Robredo increased mysteriously and she eradicated the lead of Marcos.

Tatad said that this pattern resembled or already happened during the 2013 elections when Aquino's candidates swept the polls following a 60-30-10 formula all over the country. This means that in exactly 59,666 precincts all over the country, all the counts were identical. 60 percent went to Aquino's candidates, 30 percent for UNA, and 10 percent for the independents.

Here are some facts about the Robredo win, from Tatad's article:

- Robredo got more votes than her running mate Mar Roxas in his domain, where she was “virtually unknown”.

- Robredo got more votes in areas where there was "completely no basis".

- For example, in one precinct in Basilan, she got 529 votes where Marcos got zero. This "an incredible phenomenon with no acceptable explanation" since generally, muslims do no favor women holding political positions, so if there was someone who got a zero, “it should have been Robredo and not Marcos”.

- Tatad claims that a friend of his who monitored the elections stated, “I’ve seen with my own eyes how hundreds to thousands of votes got electronically altered during the process of transmission and manual importation. This is by far the best evidence of how canvassed results could be changed and thus wreak havoc on the electoral system."

Before the elections, rumors already spread that the Liberal Party original plan was to manipulate the votes for Roxas. But when Duterte reached 6 million votes, they changed their plan and focus it on Robredo instead.

The plan is to impeach Duterte in time so Robredo could hold office.

Tatad claims however, that Robredo might be innocent and that the real villain or mastermind was the former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and Robredo, just like BBM, was a victim.

Everything was done to manipulate Robredo's votes. Allegedly, 3 million votes were missing, and there were several reports of the use of an "intermediary server" which acts as the illegal laundering machine for votes in transits from precincts to the final canvassing center.

This angered Filipinos who put in the effort of casting their votes, hopeful for a clean election process “only to be fooled again by the ones in power”.

Source: Manila Times