A senator said the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo does not deserve the P50,000 fine imposed by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) for violating the gag order, saying they were only defending the truth amid the black propaganda from the camp of losing candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
“Kailangan bang pagmultahin ang nagtatanggol sa katotohanan,” said Sen. Bam Aquino, campaign manager of Vice President Robredo in the 2016 elections.
Sen. Bam sees nothing wrong with the pronouncements by the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo, stressing that they were only out to counter the lies and black propaganda from the Marcos’ camp.
“Kailangan mo ring ipagtanggol ang sarili mo laban sa kasinungalingan at paninira na inilalabas ng kampo ni Marcos,” said Sen. Bam.
“Mula sa akusasyon ng square sa balota at basang balota, puro kasinungalingan na lang ang inilalabas ng kampo ni Marcos. Sila lang ang dapat pagmultahin at hindi si VP Leni,” added Sen. Bam.
Earlier, the PET imposed a P50,000 fine on both camps for violating the High Tribunal’s gag order on the election protest filed by Marcos.
Robredo’s legal counsel, Atty. Romulo Macalintal, said the Vice President should take a stand against the lies propagated by the Marcos camp.
“Sometimes, we have no choice but to speak out, in order for the public to be enlightened amid the relentless black propaganda, which aims to discredit the recount being spearheaded by the PET,” Macalintal said in a statement.