Remulla denies 'vote-buying' in Cavite

From a report by Jeck Batallones, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 04 2013 07:27 PM | Updated as of May 05 2013 03:27 AM

MANILA – Pictures of alleged vote-buying in Cavite surfaced at social networking sites over the past couple of weeks ahead of next week's mid term elections.

Incumbent Governor Jonvic Remulla and Cavite Rep. Ayong Maliksi are in a fierce battle for the province's top post.

Cavite residents said they are insulted by the rampant vote-buying.

For Congressman Maliksi, the vote-buying in their area is a new form of harassment.

He showed ABS-CBN News a picture of a gift certificate for 100 packs of rice bearing the picture of Remulla being given away in exchange for votes.

But Governor Remulla quickly denied the accusations, calling them desperate moves by his main rival.

Last April 12, several Cavite residents filed a case against Remulla and his party for alleged vote-buying.

But the governor is undaunted.

“I challenge them to produce solid evidence na ginagawa namin ‘yan and I will produce solid evidence na may ginagawa kayong vote-buying,” he said.