Partido Liberal statement re recount of VP votes

We at Partido Liberal are deeply concerned by reports about the ongoing initial manual recount for the vice presidency, in particular the insistence of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to apply a 50% threshold in ballot revision.

These reports raise concerns, especially in light of the continuous attempt of Bongbong Marcos to discredit the process and steal the position from Vice President Leni Robredo.

If he really is sure of his victory, Mr. Marcos and his lawyers would not resort to cheap tactics, seeking to turn technicalities, caused by circumstances common in any election, into evidence to boost his case.

Disinformation has consistently been a tool used by VP Leni’s opponents, in their bid to cast doubt on her hard-won and well-deserved victory. Attacks have been aimed at her very person, at the good work that she is doing as Vice President — all of which she has taken in stride and with grace undeserved by those who malign her.

As chairperson, she has exemplified the principles of our party. And with that, we commit to stand by her as she takes on this fight — a fight that goes beyond merely affirming the victory she earned fair and square in 2016.

Ito ay laban para sa boto at boses ng taumbayan, para sa sagradong proseso na nasa puso ng ating demokrasya. Ito ay laban para sa mga karapatan ng ating mamamayan, lalo na iyong mga naghihirap at lubos na nagsisikap na mapabuti ang kanilang buhay. Ito ay laban para sa kinabukasan ng ating mga anak.

This is a fight for truth, for the values we hold dear as a nation, and for the lessons we carry from the dark parts of our shared history.

Hindi dapat tayo magpabaya. Patuloy na magmatyag. Magkaisa, at huwag mawalan ng tiwala at pag-asa.

Ang laban ni VP Leni ay laban para sa taumbayan at para sa mga pangarap ng ating bansa.