“COMELEC is for sale”: Journalist stands by her words

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Drei Toledo, a journalist, took to Facebook her strong statements against the credibility of the Commission of Elections (COMELEC). Originally poster on May 15 last year, she reposted it and stood firm on her claims.
Composite photos from Drei Toledo and Philstar

In her post, she said that as a daughter and a niece of Leftists and human rights victims during the Martial Law Era, she believes in democracy.

Democracy dictates that we honor the voice of the people. If that means giving another Marcos a chance to redeem his family’s name, then so be it. If that means having a wonderful woman with the signature Tsinelas Leadership of Leni Robredo become Vice President, then so be it,” Toledo said.

What matters is we all stand for truth, and not rabidly defend whichever candidate we voted for.”

She insisted that electoral fraud is also happening in the Senate and in the LGU race. She also shut down those who tried to question her credibility with regards to her mathematical aptitude.

I do not pretend to be a statistician, but I do know what it’s like to have a gun pointed to my head, and to be dragged into the office of a powerful politician, all because COMELEC put me in their hit list of journalists that cannot be bribed,” Toledo said. 

COMELEC is for sale,” is her indignant statement. 

I stand by that. And I will not be intimidated or bullied by haters and naysayers.”

More speculations have come up ever since the issue of electoral fraud especially in the VP race has been brought up. 

Read her full post below: 

"I, Drei Toledo, daughter and niece of Leftists and human rights victims during the Martial Law Era, believe in democracy. I will not allow my family's pain and history to be used as a convenient justification to cheat a Marcos. My loyalty is to TRUTH, and not to any political personality.

"I believe we must learn from the lessons of our history as a nation.

"Democracy dictates that we honor the voice of the people. If that means giving another Marcos a chance to redeem his family's name, then so be it. If that means having a wonderful woman with the signature Tsinelas Leadership of Leni Robredo become Vice President, then so be it. What matters is we all stand for TRUTH, and not rabidly defend whichever candidate we voted for.

"Electoral fraud is happening not only in the VP race but also in the Senate and LGU race.

"Please stop bullying our fellow intellectuals David Yap and Antonio Contreras. They do not share their data set and data analysis out of malice. We all have our own biases. But our loyalty must be to TRUTH. Let's help each other fight for what true democracy stands for. Let's respect each other, and build on each other's findings, and not piss on each other's academic credentials. Nakakalungkot po yung ganon.

"Yung tipong may mare-receive akong mga PM asking: 
"Hello, Drei. Sorry, but your friend tagged me sa stat mo. I just wanna ask, what level are you on in terms of mathematical expertise? How good are you at math? And what is your mathematical foundation?"

"My journalism thesis is about why Mathematics MUST be reintegrated and made MANDATORY in the B.A. Journalism curriculum of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. I come from a science high school specializing in math. I am not a math wizard like some of my classmates but I have an above average aptitude to make me a more competent investigative journalist. I took up Maths, Statistics, and Economics as electives in college, none of which were required while I was studying Journalism. I do not pretend to be a statistician, but I do know what it's like to have a gun pointed to my head, and to be dragged into the office of a powerful politician, all because COMELEC put me in their hit list of journalists that cannot be bribed. I also know what it's like to eat death threats for breakfast. I know violence behind elections firsthand. So if you will challenge me with your "theories" defending the integrity of COMELEC, honey, you're challenging the wrong bitch.

"COMELEC is for sale. I stand by that. And I will not be intimidated or bullied by haters and naysayers.

"Pu?eta! Lumabas kaya kayo sa mga ivory tower nyo?!! Puro kayo satsat."



Source: Facebook

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