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Marcos’ Privilege Speech Highlights Election Aftermath

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
The senate resumes session today May, 23, 2016 with a very timely privilege speech. It’s because the speaker himself is one of the two strongest contenders for the second highest post of the land; the Vice Presidency of the Republic of the Philippines.

Outgoing Senator Ferdinand Alexander “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. congratulated incoming President Rodrigo Duterte for winning the presidential election without questions as all his rivals already conceded – but he humbly asked for permission to elaborate his stong observations on the various irregularities as far as the Vice Presidential race is concerned where he only came next to Leni Robredo for a little more than 200,000 votes according to the unofficial result.

Marcos enumerated various irregularities that must be investigated – as per excerp from Inquirer: Marcos cited in particular the sudden change in a new script or computer command in the PPCRV server on or about 7:30 p.m. of May 9 or during the actual transmission of results from canvassing boards nationwide. He said Smartmatic’s Marlon Garcia admitted entering the new script.

“It was after this particular act of computer programming wizardry that votes for this representation started to slow down and the votes for another candidate started to accelerate — at an unprecedented and linear rate of 45,000 votes for every additional 1 percent of votes counted,” he said.

The senator said Garcia was the same person who was charged with electoral sabotage “for doing the very same thing during the 2013 elections.”

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