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Epal alert! Robredo’s camp accuses Bongbong of spreading fake news to revive ‘dying’ poll protest

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The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo has accused former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. of spreading fake news which claimed that majority of the ballots at the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were pre-shaded and faked during the 2016 polls.

“The country’s Fake News King is at it again, sending out another propaganda in a desperate move to revive his dying election protest ” said Robredo’s legal counsel, lawyer Romulo Macalintal, in a statement on Thursday (March 14).

Macalintal cited that pro-Marcos groups have posted on Facebook claims 80 percent of ballots in the ARMM were pre-shaded and fake.

Marcos has a pending election protest before the Supreme Court (SC) sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) as he claimed that he should have won the 2016 vice presidential race.

Macalintal reminded that the alleged results from ARMM involves the gubernatorial race in the ARMM at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) level and does not bind the PET.

“The said alleged results were not even confirmed yet by the Comelec as it is still the subject of the disputes among the parties in the ARMM where Marcos and Robredo were not even parties,” Macalintal explained.

Because of this, Macalintal asked Marcos to shut up and stop spreading lies.

“Eh sila ngang magkapatid ang nagsisinungaling sa kanilang mga diploma,” he pointed out.

Meanwhile, Macalintal disclosed that the PET has just recently finished the recount in the pilot provinces picked by Marcos in his protest – Iloilo Province, Negros Oriental and Camarines Sur.

The lawyer pointed out that based on the results Robredo’s lead remain untouched.

“Pangalawa, wala namang desisyon ang PET na pinapanigan si Marcos ukol sa tatlong pilot provinces na pinili niya,” said Macalintal.

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