By: Elena Grace Flores
Atty. Glenn Chong is known to be an election reform advocate. He exposes the alleged anomaly in the 2016 vice-presidential race between Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos. He now runs for Senator. Barely 6 months prior to the 2019 midterm poll, his car was peppered with 30 bullets. His aide for eleven years, Richard Red Santillan died. Chong was not in the car because Santillan left him in Naga as he headed off to Manila for his yearly pre-Christmas gift-giving activity.
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30 Bullets are Proofs
Reports said there were 30 bullet holes in the car, and Chong said the incident proved the attackers were keen on killing their target. Chong revealed during Senate hearings that Smartmatic had a hand in the 2016 election cheating. He is relentless in his pursuit of the truth when he testified about the alleged electoral fraud in both the Senate and House hearings.
To Chong’s knowledge, Santillan has no known “enemies.” Except perhaps some people in Smartmatic and the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Chong is always critical of Smartmatic since the 2010 elections. It, however, got the Comelec bidding to provide the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) for the country’s first digital elections. Chong is among the first and most consistent critics of the PCOS system.
Atty. Chong suspects that his aide was allegedly murdered by the police at around 2 a.m. on December 10 in Cainta, Rizal. He refers to the video they’ve got to back his theory. According to Chong, the video footage shows that there were patrol cars in front and at the back of Santillan’s car. This is contrary to the police spot report that his aide was engaged in a shootout with the authorities.
Furthermore, the election fighter cries fraud on the police claims that they found in Santillan’s possession three packets of shabu. He insinuates that “when the victim is dead, one can always plant evidence there.” He also points on some loopholes in the allegations that Santillan could be a member of the Highway Boys Group which operates in Taytay, Cainta and Pasig City.
Promise to His Comrade
Santillan was always with Chong in the last eight years of his association with politicians. They knew him as an associate because he is like a brother to Chong. He even gave Santillan with a Glock firearm registered under his aide’s name. Santillan may not have brought the firearm with him during the incident. Thus, he suspects that the firearms and a grenade were planted. Chong swears to stand by his fallen comrade and clear his name until the end.