By: Elena Grace Flores
Bicolanos were not very happy when when Leni Robredo announced her bid for the vice presidency last October 5, Bicolanos became more divided on who to vote for in the position in 2016 as Dr Vasil Victoria, a faculty member of the Ateneo de Naga University (ADNU), explained that with Robredo’s adding to the Vice President candidate from Bicol would divide the region more than ever with 3 already running at that time namely; Antonio Trillanes !V, Senator Gringo Honasan and Chiz Escudero
Thereby, making Leni not the favorite among Bicolanos whom many favored her toughest rival Senator Bongbong Marcos for the position instead. The declaration for the winner is uncertain pending investigation on tampered server script that prompted Senator Marcos to demand for the Official Canvass Certificates first before accepting defeat due to some proofs of manipulation of votes that possibly resulted from fraudulent activities by the Liberal Party.
Many Bicolanos are disgusted over Leni’s acting like a willing accomplice of the Liberal Party’s cheating activities. When Marcos was leading, she was very confident that she will win. Pastor Boy Saycon also texted; We cannot support Robredo, now a product of Noynoy-Roxas-Ochoa conspiracy having failed with Mar and Grace. Noynoy destroyed our democracy.