Robredo camp claims victory in VP race

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Marcos win 'mathematically impossible', says Robredo camp

MANILA - The camp of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo on Sunday declared that it is "mathematically" impossible for her rival, Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., to overcome her advantage in the partial count of votes.

Boyet Dy, head for policy of Robredo's campaign team, reasoned that Robredo received the most votes in 10 regions out of the total 18.

Dy said Marcos only dominated seven regions, while other vice-presidential bets shared the lead in another region.

He added that the Comelec has accounted for 99.51 percent of the votes counted as of 2 p.m. Sunday, and only nine municipalities are yet to transmit certificates of canvass.

Even if Marcos wins all the 168,988 votes from the nine remaining municipalities, Dy said it will not be enough for him to overtake Robredo.

According to the latest count, including the overseas and local absentee voting, Robredo leads Marcos by 257,567 votes.

"Dahil po rito, buong-buo ang ating loob at galak sa matagal nang pinakahihintay na balita: sa ngayon, wala nang makakapigil kay Leni Robredo. Siya ang ating susunod na pangalawang pangulo ng bansa," Dy emphasized.

Among the municipalities that have yet to send COCs as of posting time were Rizal, Laguna: Allen, Northern Samar: Catarman, Northern Samar: Lope de Vega, Northern Samar: Binidayan, Lanao del Sur: Masiu, Lanao del Sur: Tamparan, Lanao del Sur: Indanan, Sulu, and Bacungan, Zamboanga del Norte.

ROBREDO: PANALO NA TAYO

Robredo, on her part, asked her supporters to refrain from trading barbs with other camps.

"Pakiusap ko po, para sa bayan, 'wag na tayong makipag-away kasi panalo na tayo," Robredo said, as quoted by her official Twitter page.

"Kung mayroong nagpapasama ng loob natin, ipagdasal na lang natin sila. Maging humble tayo palagi," she added.

Marcos earlier asked Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) to halt the unofficial quick count amid claims of "dagdag-bawas" or vote padding-shaving.

The Comelec has denied Wednesday any irregularity in the vote count.

(READ: Comelec denies 'dagdag-bawas' in VP race)

Robredo also reiterated Sunday that she will never condone any form of election rigging in her favor.

"Alam kong kaya kayo tumaya sa akin kasi alam niyong hinding-hindi ko hahayaan na maging instrumento o recipient ng pandaraya," she said.

Robredo also called for unity among the public after the vicious and divisive elections.

"Yung eleksyon na ito ay maraming sama ng loob at kasiyahan. Pero ito na yung panahong kailangang mag-move on na tayo para sa bayan," she said.

The Liberal Party pick also urged Filipinos to support presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte.

"Suportahan din po natin ang pangulo natin. Ipagdasal natin siya na magampanan ang napakahirap na tungkulin niya," she said.

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