A Doctor who’s also a staunch supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte criticized Vice President Leni Robredo and her supporters for insisting that Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) should consider the ballots shaded only by 25% as legitimate votes.
In her post, Dr. Ethel Pineda uploaded a copy of the 1 page advertisement of the group The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) that opposing the rules of PET to only count ballots with 50% shading.
According to her, the pro-Robredo group should ashamed with themselves for not understanding the rules set by Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on shading names of candidates during the last Presidential Elections.
She questioned why only the supporters of Robredo were insisting to the 25% rule.
“How these women who signed this petition can muster the audacity to state barefaced lies is beyond me.”
Several days ago, TOWNS said that they’re opposing the new rules of PET because they believed that the 25% shaded markings are legitimate votes.
They explain that the people who only shaded the ballots are “aged” people or “might have difficulty in writing,”
“We want to have our voices heard. We ask the PET to respect justice and fair play and protect the votes of the ordinary Filipino by rescinding its new rule that sets a threshold of 50% shading.” the statement of TOWNS read.
Several weeks ago, reports circulating that Vice President Robredo already lost 21,000 votes because of the 50% shading threshold set by PET.
However, the camp of Robredo denied the reports and accused the Marcoses of spreading propaganda.
Source: Ethel Pineda