Robredo: Initial results of recount "proves who was telling the truth and who was lying”

Vice President Leni Robredo/photo courtesy of Manila Bulletin

Vice President Leni Robredo October 18 showed confidence with the initial result of the recount of votes of former senator Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against her.

Robredo said, the initial results only “ prove who was lying”,  and it only showed she had widened her lead over rival Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

The Supreme Court (SC) said that she even increased her lead over the Ilocos Norte politician by more than 15,000 votes.

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), reported the initial result of vote recount conducted in the three pilot provinces Marcos had chosen in the petition he filed against Robredo.

These were Negros Oriental, Iloilo, and Camarines Sur, the Vice President’s home province.

“This proves who was telling the truth and who was lying,” said Robredo in her Twitter post on Friday.

The report showed Robredo now has 1,510,178 votes from the 3 provinces while Marcos’ 204,512 votes.

In 2016, Robredo got 1,493,517 votes in these areas against Marcos’ who only got 202,136 votes.

Robredo defeated Marcos by just 263,473 votes in the vice-presidential elections in 2016.

This prompted Marcos to accuse cheating and file an electoral protest against Robredo. 

Currently, Robredo's lead in the national count increases to 278,566 votes.

Maria Leonor “Leni” Gerona Robredo , is a Filipina lawyer and social activist who is the 14th and incumbent Vice President of the Philippines, running under the Liberal Party.

Source: Politiko

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