Leni Robredo Moves to Make Official Canvassing Faster

To respect the will of the majority.
Photo/s: VP Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Vice President Leni Robredo is moving to make the official canvassing of votes for president and vice president faster, her lawyer told lawmakers in charge of the count on Tuesday.

Robredo offers "no objection" to all certificates of canvass, which will form the basis of the count, lawyer Romulo Macalintal said. 

The vice president also waived her representatives' appearance in the canvassing, Macalintal said.

READ: How Official Canvass for President, Vice President Works

In making his manifestation, Macalintal echoed Robredo's statement to her supporters that "we need to accept the decision of the majority.” 

"Sinabi niyang: 'Bagaman may hindi pa nabibilang, bagaman may mga tanong pa ukol sa eleksyon na ito na kailangang matugunan, palinaw na nang palinaw ang tinig ng taumbayan,'" Macalintal said quoting.

"'Sa ngalan ng Pilipinas na alam kong mahal na mahal rin ninyo. Kailangan nating pakinggan ang tinig na ito, dahil sa huli, iisa lang ang bayang pinagsasaluhan natin,'" he added.

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Vic Rodriguez, who is representing presumptive president Bongbong Marcos in the canvassing of votes, welcomed the move of the vice president's team.

"We like to recognize and thank the patriotism exhibited by Vice President Leni Robredo for expressly recognizing the integrity and the result of recently-concluded elections," he said.

Marcos is poised to be proclaimed winner of the presidential race garnering over 31 million votes in partial and unofficial count in the Comelec's transparency server, as against his closest rival Robredo with over 14 million votes.


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