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Padilla falsely claims Marcos was cheated in 2016 polls

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. lost in the 2016 vice presidential elections. He was not cheated, contrary to a claim of senatorial aspirant Robin Padilla at Uniteam’s miting de avance on May 7.

Insisting that Marcos was a victim of election fraud, the actor said at 47:28mark

Hahayaan po ba natin na mangyari ulit ang 2016? Walang tulugan to. Mga kababayan, tama na ang pakikialam ng mga dayuhan. Sa pagkakataong ito tumindig tayo bilang mga Pilipino. Huwag tayong pumayag na madaya si Bongbong. Walang tulugan, walang tulugan, walang tulugan. Tandaan niyo noong 2016, natulog lang tayo P----- (Are we going to let what happened in 2016 happen again? My countrymen, there should be no foreign interference. This time let us stand as Filipinos. We should not let Bongbong be cheated on. No one will sleep, no one will sleep, no one will sleep. Remember in 2016, we just slept (expletive).

Bongbong is Marcos’ nickname.

Vice President Leni Robredo, who is again pitted against Marcos in the May 9 presidential race, won the 2016 elections, beating Marcos by 260,000 votes.

Marcos contested the results in June 2016, but the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed his protest on Feb.16, 2021.

The initial recount in three pilot provinces chosen by Marcos–Iloilo, Camarines Sur and Negros Oriental–failed to prove his claim of election rigging. In fact, Robredo’s votes increased by 15,093 after the recount.

According to the court, Marcos’ camp “failed to substantiate his allegations of massive anomalies and irregularities” and only “chose to make sweeping allegations of wrongdoing and submitted incomplete and incorrect data.”

Marcos recently reiterated that he was a victim of election fraud in his video address released on May 3. This has been fact-checked by ABS-CBN, Rappler and One News.

The Facebook Live of the miting de avance has reached 209,000 views and 31,000 reactions as of writing. (KC)


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