Presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos made people laugh when he urged the public to “protect” their decision in this year’s polls.
In a video, he said people should use their power to vote on May 9.
“Kailangan nating makiisa sa halalan. Ito’y sagrado nating pananagutan sa ating bayan sapagkat isang mahalagang sangkap ito ng proseso ng ating paghuhusga, kung sino ang mamumuno pagkaraan ng pilian,” he said.
“Sa darating na Mayo a-nueve ay kailangan din po tayong maging mapagbantay sa ating mga boto. Protektahan po natin ang ating naging desisyon at ‘wag po nating hayaang ito’y muling nakawin sa atin,” he added.
Marcos perpetuated the lie that he was cheated in the 2016 elections when he ran for the vice presidency. His protests against Vice President Leni Robredo were all dismissed “for lack of merit” by the Supreme Court which convened as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).
Robredo’s lead over Marcos only increased after multiple recounts.
“Hangad ko na ako po’y maging karapat-dapat sa inyong pagtitiwala. Gayunman, kung iba ang inyong napupusuan ay hiling ko po rin sa inyo na sama-sama tayong pumunta sa ating mga presinto at bumoto,” Marcos further said in his video.
He once again called for unity, his campaign slogan.
“Sa gitna ng krisis ay dapat nating harapin ang paghahanda para sa magandang bukas nang nagkakaisa,” Marcos said.
“Talikuran na natin ang hindi pagkakaunawaan at ang pagkakahati-hati at tangkilikin na natin ang mapagkaisang lider na maghahatid sa atin ng mas maunlad na bukas,” he added.
The public knows Marcos wasn’t cheated and that Robredo beat him fair and square.
— cielo🌷 (@colette_clmn) May 5, 2022
— Nina Cabrera 💖 (@theninaellaine) May 4, 2022
wdym "nakawin" when it's not even yours? sore loser of 2016 vice presidential election. https://t.co/ceYldclHXx
— ivy ☀️ (@vynilee) May 4, 2022
You were NOT cheated, sir. You were DEFEATED. You filed for a recount THREE times, and you were defeated THREE times as well. There's a big difference. Stop with the lies #NeverAgainToMarcoses #NeverAgain https://t.co/kA3jQDZVyY
— Biloy | thesis era :(( (@bnbnbly) May 4, 2022
Tell me you’re a gaslighter without telling me you’re a gaslighter https://t.co/Y4Fu4n9b3n
— Millennial Doktora (@MillennialMD) May 4, 2022
Despite his camp’s questionable campaign strategies, the dictator’s son hasn’t lost a single presidential survey ever since declaring for the presidency. Numbers say he is favored to be the next president but kakampinks are doing everything they can so that the nightmare doesn’t get realized.