Bongbong on early lead: We should be successful today
Vice presidential bet Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said he is closely monitoring election results, as he registers a lead in the VP race.
"I am feeling that by all indications we should be successful today. We will continue to monitor and closely watch the developments," the senator said Monday night.
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Marcos, who is leading by less than a million votes as of 9:30 pm over closest rival, Leni Robredo of the Liberal Party, earlier said he is holding his own "quick-count."
“The reason why we invited the media is for everyone to see that we have our own internal "quick-count" para mabilis ang aming nakikitang resulta at para talagang mabilis din ang pagkumpara sa Comelec (Commission on Elections) official results,” he said in a statement.
Lawyer Amor Amorado, who oversees the "Quick-Count" of the Marcos camp explained that they will be receiving raw data from the election returns accessed by people from the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).
“We have people in the PPCRV who are connected to the Transparency Server who will give us raw data from the elections return from the VCMs,” Amorado said.
Robredo's camp meanwhile hit Marcos over "false accusations."
"Huwag nating pangunahan ang pagbibilang ng mga boto sa pag-akusa na madadaya kayo, Senator Marcos," Robredo said.
The Bicolano lawmaker said Marcos must "respect the process of our institutions" and stop conditioning people's minds that there will be massive fraud.
"Let’s all be reminded that it is not impossible that the majority of our people don't want an unrepentant Marcos back," Robredo said.