Roxas: I was cheated in 2010

ADMINISTRATION standard-bearer Manuel Roxas insisted Tuesday that he was a victim of electoral fraud during the 2010 automated elections.

Roxas made the statement in reaction to the latest Pulse Asia survey, which showed that four out of 10 Filipinos voters believed that most of the candidates will cheat in the upcoming elections in May.

"Ako nga yung nadaya nitong nakaraang eleksyon (2010), kaya kabahagi ako sa ating mga kababayan na dapat malinis at kapani-paniwala itong (parating na) halalan," said Roxas.

(Video by John Carlo Cahinhinan/Sunnex)

In the 2010 vice presidential race, Roxas lost to then Makati City mayor Jejomar Binay via slim margin of 727,084 votes but the former contested that there are more than 2.9 million recorded null votes during the country's first electronic elections, which can overturn the final results.

Roxas contested the outcome of the 2010 polls for the vice president race but the Presidential Electoral Tribunal that has the sole jurisdiction on the case has yet to issue a ruling on the subject.

He said he was saddened by the fact that almost half of the voting population does not totally trust the country's electoral system.

"Well, nakaka lungkot yan pero ako hindi ako mandaraya, hindi ako magnanakaw at hindi ako sinungaling.Yan ang aking track record na dalawampung taong mahigit sa panunungkulan bilang lingkod bayan at kilala ako ng ating mga kababayan," said Roxas. (Sunnex)
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