Several women trooped to the Supreme Court to pay P30,000 as their initial contribution to help Vice President Leni Robredo cover the remaining P7 million payment for her counter-protest against losing bet Ferdinand “Bongbong Marcos Jr.
Nina Yuson led a group of private individuals in asking the Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to consider their payment as part of their efforts to protect their votes against efforts by Marcos to overturn the results in his favor.
“Naririto kami ngayon muli para protektahan ang aming boto laban sa anak ng diktador,” said Yuson. “Hinihiling namin sa Korte Suprema na payagan ang mga karaniwang Pilipino tulad namin na patuloy protektahan namin ang aming mga boto”.
According to Yuson, they were aware that the Vice President has a financial challenge to pay the protest fee so they decided to help her by contributing any amount to cover the remaining P7 million.
“Nang mabalitaan namin kung gaano kalaki ang dapat bayaran ni VP Leni sa protesta at alam naman nating hindi siya kasingyaman ng kanyang kalaban, nag-usap-usap kami na mabuting mag-ambag kami sa kanyang protesta. Tutal, boto namin ang tinatawag ni Marcos na pandaraya,” Yuson explained.
Yuson said they were not influenced in any way by Robredo, whom they believe won the 2016 elections fair and square and not by cheating as alleged by Marcos.
They also called on other private individuals who supported Robredo to help protect their votes by contributing any amount for the payment of her counter-protest.
Last month, Robredo paid P8 million as partial payment for her counter-protest. According to the Vice President, she raised the amount from her personal funds and loans from the relatives of her late husband, former Interior Sec. Jesse Robredo.
Photo: Leni Robredo page on Facebook, Public Domain