Binay: I was cheated in 2016; "Ako talaga [ang President]"

Former vice president Jejomar Binay believes he should have placed at least second in the 2016 presidential race, alleging poll cheating from two years ago as he prepares to gun for a congressional seat in 2019. "Ang number one [na] dahilan kung bakit ako natalo ay yung cheating sa eleksyon," Binay said at the regular Kapihan sa Manila Bay news forum on Wednesday.

"Ako talaga, at the worst, [I should have been] number two," he said.

SOURCE: Binay alleges cheating during 2016 presidential elections. Published November 14, 2018 1:19pm By NICOLE-ANNE C. LAGRIMAS, GMA News.

The Philippine presidential and vice presidential elections of 2016 was held on Monday, May 9, 2016, as part of the 2016 general election. This was the 16th presidential election in the Philippines since 1935 and the sixth sextennial presidential election since 1986.

Congress canvassed the results in record time of three days. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Representative from Camarines Sur Leni Robredo were proclaimed president and vice president on May 30, in front of a joint session, at the Batasang Pambansa Complex. Duterte notably skipped his proclamation, as he has consistently skipped his prior proclamations.

Binay carried his parents' home region of Cagayan Valley, and his hometown of Makati, where he served as mayor for several decades. Santiago didn't win in any province.

SOURCE: Results, Philippine presidential election, 2016. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.,_2016#Results

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