By: Elena Grace Flores
It is sad how democracy in the Philippines has become after the influence of outgoing President Benigno Simeon Aquino or Noynoy as he is fondly called. You can even see it in the exchanges of discussions in the senate when the campaign manager of Leni Robredo, Bam Aquino was hand-picked by Drillon from the Liberal Party to be one of the members of the Board of Canvassers of all senators.
As per Rappler’s publication, it goes like this: Aquino had referred to the cosmetic change as an “unfortunate” incident – something that did not sit well with Marcos.
“Unfortunate, Mr. President? I think that it would characterize it as more than unfortunate. It’s illegal,” Marcos said.
Bam Aquino in the first place is too obvious to defend Smartmatic. How dare he ask for Smartmatic data as proofs for cheating when only the administration people have the access to it? Then why not open the main server to the public – to be scrutinized by neutral IT experts?