By: Elena Grace Flores
A leader is only as good as her people. The media stunt of VP Leni Robredo’s lawyers really made her look so bad. Lawyers Romulo Macalintal and Bernadette Sardillo’s recent accusation against Bongbong Marcos over his list of election fraud witnesses failed miserably. People are just stunned by the response of Atty. Vic Rodriguez from the Marcos Camp. Eventually, lawyers should know who qualifies as such. Social media comments go to the line of criticizing her camp to be as dumb as ever.
Video by; GMA News
[VIDEO]: Kampo ni Marcos, bumwelta sa pahayag ng kampo ni Robredo
Resolution on BEI Requirement
The Section 5 of Comelec Resolution No. 10031 is misleading. Former-Comelec chairman Andres Bautista signs this. It cites that a person must be “a registered voter of the city or municipality.” This is to become a member or chairperson of the BEI. It has nothing to do with a witness’ qualification.
Disqualify Poll Officers First
Rodriguez said Robredo assumes that the poll officers they presented on their list are not qualified. As a lawyer, she should present proof that those whom she claims to have served as BEI’s are disqualified. It is unlawful just to resort to the spread of fake news. Irresponsible and false statements can backfire on them, the lawyer said. “Assuming they are indeed not qualified, Robredo should be reminded that it was ‘her own COMELEC’ then led by its impeached head, Andy Bautista, who appointed them, and not us,” he added.
BEI Witnesses Need not Be Precinct Voters
Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) are not expected to be registered voters to the precincts they are serving or have served. All BEIs are only required to be registered voters. This is Rodriguez’s response after the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo, calls Marcos a liar over the list of witnesses for his election protest from Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, and Basilan.
Out of Sight
Immediately after the shameful event, the questionable VP disappears from the media scene. Supreme Court Chief Justice, Maria Lourdes Sereno takes over her spot in the limelight. This has to do with the ongoing Congressional hearings on her impeachment.