Like Sotto, Nancy Binay sees irregularities in 2016 elections

Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 08 2018 02:54 PM

Senator Nancy Binay. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News File photo

MANILA- Senator Nancy Binay on Thursday said she has also received reports of alleged irregularities in the 2016 elections and backed calls to investigate the issue.

This after Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto revealed on Tuesday that he received reliable information that there was an early transmission of votes and foreign access to the election servers used in the polls 2 years ago.

The lady senator said a group who identified themselves as "IT experts" approached her sometime after the 2016 elections to present data on alleged irregularities.

It was in 2016 when the senator's father, former vice president Jejomar Binay, ran for president but lost to President Rodrigo Duterte.

“May nag present din sa akin parang ayaw din nila i-name yung source nung documents nila. Di ako techie person…may ipinapakita silang surge of votes,” she said.

“Tanggap naman na niya (Jejomar Binay) talaga na natalo siya pero di niya matanggap bakit ganun lang ang boto niya. Nakarating din yung report na maraming presinto na zero vote siya so interesado siyang malaman," she added.

While admitting that it’s still too early to pinpoint who could be behind the supposed maneuvering of the 2016 elections turnout, Sen. Binay said those who could possibly have benefited belong to the administration of then-president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.