Francis Tolentino: Leila de Lima used `drug money` in her campaign
Former chair Francis Tolentino of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) told the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) that Senator Leila de Lima used "drug money" in her campaign and won the 12th Senate seat.
In a press conference of the nine-members SET on his electoral protest against the senator, the defeated senatorial candidate Tolentino was behind De Lima with nearly 1.3 million votes.
Tolentino was supposed to join De Lima in LP Party, but the controversial news spread that he was sponsoring lewd shows of the group "Playgirls" in Laguna made him cut his ties from LP.
"One of the issues we answered was the reply of De Lima that she did not have money for the campaign," Tolentino said.
Tolentino also said that manipulation of the vote count was done during the transmission of the results.
“If you saw the results, the margin of votes between the first place to the 12th place was only about 80,000 votes. But when it came to the 13th place, the margin became so big,” Tolentino said.
On the other hand, De Lima denied the allegation.
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“That’s not true because she reportedly had drug money that fueled her campaign. There should really be no narco-money involved in elections," Tolentino said.
“We are hoping that the counting of votes are done manually in the precincts and only the transmission of results is automated so that the people would really see that their votes are counted,” Tolentino added.
Francis Tolentino: Leila de Lima used `drug money` in her campaign Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on October 07, 2016 Rating: