Robredo Says 'Don't Fear, Document Everything' as Some Vote Machines Fail

Incidence of election offenses continue to rise.
Photo/s: VP Leni Media Bureau

Presidential candidate Leni Robredo on Monday urged supporters to guard their votes, reacting to growing reports of faulty VCMs or counting machines and election-related violence that could cast doubt on the credibility of the polls. 

Election offenses must not go unreported, the vice president said, noting that hotlines with lawyers on standby have been put up to accomodate such concerns. 

"Kailangan lang ma-advise lahat na lahat ng napapansin nila na outside of the norm, kailangan i-report tsaka i-document kasi medyo nakakabahala 'yung mga reports all over the country ngayon. Pinakaayaw nating mangyari na mayurakan 'yung integridad at linis ng eleksyon na 'to kasi dun magsisimula 'yung gulo," she told reporters after voting in Maragao, Camarines Sur.

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Robredo said authorities should also show that they are on top of these concerns to ensure trust in the electoral process.

"Sana malampasan natin itong araw na 'to na wala nang untoward incident. 'Yung advise natin wag matakot. Madami tayong magtutulungan. Kailangan lang mai-document natin lahat," she said.

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