By: Elena Grace Flores
Former governor of Basilan, Gerry Salappudin bravely shout his heart out to express the frustrations of the people in his home town due to election cheating. He was certain that people in power are responsible for it.
Administration privileged people who are from the Liberal Party were seen filling up 90% of the ballots in favor of Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo tandem, a day prior to the election. Only 10% of the ballots were for the voters’ choice.
90,000 people from Akbar, Tuburan, Albarka, Sumisip and Maluso were robbed of their democratic right to vote freely. Fraudulent activities were also spotted in Isabela and Lamitan where votes are bought for Php700 up to Php2,000. Therefore, he is appealing to the presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte to look into the matter closely.