At long last the eagerly awaited official canvassing of the presidential and vice presidential election results will be made.
But this is not affirming anymore that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has won because any which way one looks at it he has convincingly secured the presidency.
Rather this is more for the benefit of Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, who, even when the election process was declared by many as peaceful and the result transmissions were surprisingly quick, could not simply accept defeat in the vice presidential race against Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo.
The canvassing is not even for the information of the Filipino people because they know for a fact that a Marcos vice presidency will not augur well for the country and that is why majority cast their votes for Robredo, not wavering in their support for the only candidate that had the courage to disparage at the infamous Marcos name.
Robredo, as everybody knew, was struggling at the very beginning of the campaign as opinion survey showed time and again for preferred vice presidential bet.
But God has His ways and started touching the hearts and minds of many Filipinos as she appeared more competent, more sincere, more honest and more sensitive to the needs and aspirations of the people among the candidates.
The reason why Marcos is contesting the result is because the vote difference between them is so small for his comfort that he has to ride on the initial complaint made by Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon of a protocol breach at the poll body’s transparency server in which a new script or computer command was introduced by without prior permission from the poll body. And what was the server script edit about? The Smartmatic official said the change was simply meant to replace the “?” symbol in the names of candidates with “ñ”. He assured that the vote results were not changed.
Even former Commissioner Sixto Brilliantes, who is lawyering for Marcos, admitted that this was a minor issue that did not in any way alter the number of votes cast.
But Marcos is making this a big issue, among other irregularities he and his lawyers are saying, which could only mean as cheating, but could not show any proof whatsoever.
Besides, I don’t think Robredo is the type of person that would cheat. The same, however, could not be said of Marcos.
That is the long and short about this whole vice presidential brouhaha concocted by a pretentious son who wants to instill in the minds of Filipinos that the Marcos regime was the golden years for us and the country.
Bullshit, you loser!!!