Groups protest against ‘rigged election’

News Philippines May 24, 2019 at 6:57 pm

#LabanBayan | Groups protest against 1By Anne Marxze D. Umil

MANILA — “We will not concede!”
These were the words that resounded in front of the national canvassing center at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City (PICC) as Makabayan senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares addressed the crowd on the afternoon of May 17 during the Black Friday protest dubbed as #LabanBayan against electoral fraud.
Colmenares said defeat is acceptable if there was a fair and honest election. However, this year’s election was rigged.
They described it as the “dirtiest election” in the past four automated elections held in the country since 2010.
Thousands have joined the protest in PICC to add their voice to those who refuse to accept the results and conduct of the elections. Senatorial candidates Erin Tanada and Leody De Guzman were also present in the protest.

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