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President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday said he'd rather ignore the allegations of election fraud being linked to the Liberal Party (LP), calling it an "insult" to them considering Mar Roxas, their standard bearer, lost in the May 9 elections.
In a one-on-one interview with GMA News’ Vicky Morales, Aquino said: "Talo si Mar Roxas. Parang sinasabi na kami raw ang may responsibility. Hindi ko maintindihan kung insulto na lang lalo ba yun eh, nandaya na kayo, natalo pa kayo, parang ganoon. So bakit natin papatulan ito?"
The outgoing president said he doesn't want to waste his time paying attention to the accusations of three witnesses who exposed a supposed poll-rigging operation in the vote-rich province of Quezon to favor Roxas and his running mate, now Vice President-elect Leni Robredo.
The whistleblowers, who hid behind scarves and sunglasses, were accompanied to meet with several senators on Monday by Council of Philippine Affairs secretary-general Pastor Boy Saycon.
"Alam po, pag sina Boy Saycon nagsasalita, parang ayoko na mag-komentaryo. May pruweba kayo, obligasyon nang naga-akusa, patunayan ninyo. Patunayan ninyo sa pamamagitan ng pruweba ang akusasyon ninyo," Aquino said.
"At meron tayong mga kaukulang sangay ng gobyerno na dapat tumalakay kung mayroong ebidensya at kung mayroong reklamong ihahain," he added.
The witnesses surfaced on the same day that Congress, convened as the National Board of Canvassers, proclaimed President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Robredo.
One of them claimed that the operation was done in a building in Quezon where computers and vote counting machines were used. He said Smartmatic personnel were onsite to help in the operations.
The witness, identified as Bert, said that the "dagdag-lipat" operation caused 400,000 votes to be added to Roxas' tally and 300,000 to Robredo's total.
His claim, however, doesn’t add up as Roxas only received 205,791 votes in Quezon while Robredo got 385,164.
Source: GMA News

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