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Marcos told to present proof of election fraud

Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. should present evidence of election fraud instead of hurling baseless allegations on the supposed involvement of the administration, Malacañang said yesterday.

“Such allegations are totally false and baseless,” Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a text message when asked to comment on Marcos’ claims the Aquino government manipulated the poll results.

“Instead of innuendoes, let the accuser present concrete proof in the proper forum,” Coloma added.

The defeated vice presidential candidate earlier announced plans to file an election protest against Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo Marcos who beat him by around 263,000 votes.

Marcos has blamed President Aquino and the Liberal Party of conspiring to rob him of around three million votes. He recalled that in the early days of the campaign, Aquino had promised to exhaust efforts to ensure he would not win the vice presidency. (Genalyn D. Kabiling)