to: Ms. Dale Zapata
the Revelations of Gudani at the Senate hearing
VP NOLI WAS THE REAL VICTIM OF CHEATING
The lawyers of Vice President Noli “Kabayan” De Castro said
yesterday that the revelations made by a military official at the
senate hearing refute the allegations by former senator Loren Legarda
of electoral cheating against the Vice President.
The ghost of electoral past seems to be catching up on her now. We now
know that the Vice President is the real victim of “dagdag-bawas,”
Armando Marcelo of Andres, Marcelo, Padernal, Guerrero and Paras
(AMPGP) law offices, legal counsel of the Vice President, marveled.
At the Senate hearing on wiretapping the other day, General Francisco
Gudani alleged that in one town of Lanao Del Sur, specifically Puna
Bayabao, fraud occurred in the elections which favored Legarda.
Gudani revealed that in the vice presidential results for this town, De
Castro got zero votes while Legarda surprisingly obtained 4,700 votes.
Incidentally, this was the province, which Legarda included in her
protest. Her complaint of cheating should be addressed not to the Vice
President but to her. This is a clear vindication for Vice President De
Castro, Marcelo pointed out.
Marcelo added that Legarda conveniently failed to mention that in most
of the provinces she included in her protest, she got higher votes,
thereby negating her claims of being cheated.
Now that this has been exposed. The former senator must and should have
the courage to admit that she does not and has never possessed the
right to accuse anyone, much less the duly elected Vice President,
Ref. VPMEDIA 05-138
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