Sen. MIriam Defensor-Santiago, running-mate of vice-presidential bet Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr, has expressed doubts over the sudden lead of administration bet, Rep. Leni Robredo, in the VP race.
“The roller coaster ride of vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. invites comparison with a garrison state. In such a state, the authoritarian government feels free to manufacture numbers as they are needed,” she said in a statement.
Santiago said she is baffled over the turn of events when Robredo seem to hve overtaken Marcos, suspecting possible manipulation of the results of the May 9 polls.
” I find it astounding that Marcos should have led in the vice-presidential surveys for many months, until the penultimate month, when suddenly the administration could jump up survey results to finally overtake him,” she said.
“This is an eventuality that will cause the peoples of the democratic world to shake their heads and question the values of the society it produced,” Santiago said.