Ramon Tulfo claims Bongbong Marcos is "our genuine Vice President"

In his column in Philippine Daily Inquirer online, Ramon Tulfo shared his thoughts on the recount of the votes for the Vice President position in the May 2016 elections.
Ramon Tulfo and Bongbong Marcos / Composite photos from Inquirer and Rappler

Tulfo said that he actually endorsed and voted for Vice President Leonor “Leni” Robredo, and that he is friends with Leni’s husband, the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.

Tulfo went on to say that although he did support Robredo, he feels that Marcos was robbed of the vice presidency because of the alleged cheating of Robredo.

He added that the cheating did not just happen in the vice presidential race, but in other positions as well. He said that the cheating was so big that Duterte should have gotten 21 million votes instead of 16 million.

He also discussed how people were shocked when Robredo won considering that Marcos was leading the polls in the beginning.

Ending this discussion about the elections, Tulfo said that a lot of people does not like Marcos because he is the son of the late dictator. However, it does not mean that he should be deprived of the vice presidency, according to him.

Read his article below:

"Bongbong is our genuine VP

I endorsed Leni Robredo in this column and in my column in Bandera, and then voted for her.

I was a close friend of her husband, the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.

I believed she would make a good Vice President, and perhaps an excellent President later as I believe that women are smarter than men.

I was happy over the victory of my friend’s wife over her equally competent — or even more competent — rivals.

But I was saddened to learn later that it was Bongbong Marcos who won the election but was cheated of victory.

There was massive cheating at the polls in 2016, so massive that presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte reportedly got 21 million votes and ended up with only 16 million.

The 5 million votes reportedly went to candidate Mar Roxas, who was fourth in the prepoll surveys — next to Grace Poe and Jojo Binay — but went up to No. 2 after the ballots were counted.

Rody Duterte was so far ahead that all the cheating the Liberal Party did was in vain.

So, failing to put Roxas in the No. 1 position in the presidential race, the LP had to make his vice presidential bet Robredo win at all cost.

That’s the reason Bongbong was leading Robredo, her closest rival, by about 1 million votes on the night of May 14; but the people were shocked to find that she had overtaken him when they woke up the following morning.

I am told by very reliable sources that Robredo didn’t know the maneuverings of her own party as she was too naive to even think of cheating.

You see, her husband Jesse always won handily in the elections for mayor of Naga City.

We may not like Bongbong Marcos as many of us are reminded of his father, Ferdinand, who ruled the country as a dictator.

But just because we don’t like him, why should we deprive him of the vice presidency, which he won had he not been cheated?

Whatever our sentiments about him, Bongbong is our genuine vice president."

Source: Inquirer
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