Statement on Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

11 May 2016

I thank my Presidential running mate, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago for her statement in support of the concern we raised earlier on the apparent manipulation of survey results in a bid to mislead the people into believing a supposed last-minute surge in the popularity of Administration candidates.

As we warned earlier, this could be part of a plot to mask efforts to rig election results.

The results of the ongoing unofficial quick count for the Vice Presidential race, which ran counter to independent exit polls and our internal surveys, give substance to our concern.

We all know Miriam for her intelligence, integrity, independence and courage. And so when she speaks, we should listen.