Statement of Atty Vic Rodriguez, spokesperson of former Senator Bongbong Marcos, on the Manifestation of the Robredo camp on the magnifying lens incident

24 June 2018

The blatant attempts of Mrs. Robredo to suppress the truth regarding the manual recount of votes have become more desperate. Just recently, she complained that Nestor Borromeo, one of Marcos’ revisors, was out of line because he was using a small magnifying glass to count the ballots. What she conveniently left out was the fact that the magnifying glass – which is the size of a credit card -- was made of plastic and is similar to the ones children play with.

The people on the revision floor were well aware that the plastic child's magnifier was being used and never complained. Why should they? Some revisors wear eyeglasses so they can see better. Nestor Borromeo opted to use a child’s plastic magnifying glass. What difference will this make on the recounting of votes?

Now that the proof of fraud and massive cheating is out in the open, we expect more desperate disruptions to come our way. After all, Robredo admitted in a recent TV interview that even though she was out of the loop with the current administration, her way of remaining relevant is “to try to disrupt in the manner in which [her] office has positioned itself.”

We will not allow the election protest to be ‘disrupted ' by her desperate, childish and obvious attempts to delay, delay and delay the recount. Instead, we will continue our commitment to the Filipino people to fight until each and every valid vote that was cast will be counted.#####