Popular bet for Senator, Gov. Imee Marcos and the very supportive sister of Bongbong Marcos defends their lawyer, Atty. George Garcia in speaking in front of the media. She said that Garcia is so careful about what to say so as not to disobey the gag order. While VP Robredo’s camp via her legal adviser, Atty. Romulo Macalintal even holds a press conference to counteract the younger Marcos’ observations on Bato, Camarines Sur’s wet ballots, cracked ballot boxes, and missing audit logs.
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The popular senator to be Gov. Imee Marcos explains how ridiculous the other camp’s reactions were on Bongbong Marcos’ observations on tampered Bato ballots during the first day of the recount for the VP post.
Freshly Made Wet
Gov. Marcos can’t help but flash her lovable smile when she stresses that the wet ballots are freshly made. They do not look like they were affected by the typhoon last December and until this April, they are still wet. Macalintal earlier said that it was normal because of the bad weather last year.
Weatherproof Ballot Boxes?
Marcos, who is running for Senator questions the so-called weatherproof ballot boxes. If they really are what they should be, why are they made of plastic, with masking tape around, and most of all wet?
Marcos added that excess ballots are normal in an election. This happens when the elderly made mistakes in filling up the form, accidentally wet and the ballot becomes eligible to read. However, if they are freshly made wet, then that’s another story.
Why is Macalintal so Defensive?
The audit logs do not contain a tally of votes, which is the subject of the recount. Thus making their disappearance a “technical defect” that “can never affect the genuineness and accuracy of the count,” Macalintal said. Ballots in previous elections were also not safe from typhoons and floods. This is not a cause for concern because of the ballot images of the automated system, he added. So, what is the purpose of the weather-proof ballot boxes then? Does he insinuate to use the encrypted images that Bongbong Marcos is still asking for the PET to give him copies after paying over 7 million Pesos?