The COMELEC didn’t approve of the 25% shading yet Senator Bam Aquino stands for it? - The Daily Sentry

Saturday, May 12, 2018



The COMELEC didn’t approve of the 25% shading yet Senator Bam Aquino stands for it?



Sen. Bam Aquino, photo from Facebook and Google
Political analyst Antonio P. Contreras posted a reaction on Facebook on Senator Bam Aquino’s defense against the defacing of vote that are shaded by only 25% percent during the 2016 Elections.

Contreras argues that there was no resolution that was made by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to actually consider it. The minimum threshold on shading was 50% based on the COMELEC’s ruling, which so far has been reiterated by the Supreme Court that is acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).

Yet somehow the Senator found the guts to stand against the law declaring that 25% shading was used in the elections so it should still be considered with the recent recount.
Antonio P. Contreras, photo from GMA Network
The political analyst found this preposterous in all perspectives. It was either stupidity or laziness that can urge a voter to shade 25% of such a small voting oval.

Other than that, Contreras raised the question on “bakit mga botante lang ni Robredo ang may ganitong problema?” Referring to the fact that most votes, with exception to Vice President Leni Robredo’s have been shaded within the minimum threshold. The political analyst even challenged Aquino to answer this honestly,

“At ikaw, prangkahan tayo. 25% din lang ba ang minarkahan mo?”

So much for the self-righteous senator, it would be pure hypocrisy to state that he didn’t. Well played Contreras, well played indeed.

The COMELEC didn’t approve of the 25% shading yet Senator Bam Aquino stands for it?

Source: Antonio P. Contreras