Toledo bet lauds elec­tion protest ac­tion


RIZA Rafols, the los­ing can­di­date for city coun­cilor of Toledo City, wel­comed the de­vel­op­ment of her elec­tion protest against three win­ning coun­cilors in last year’s elec­tions, namely: Ian Zambo, Daydee Zambo and Louie Espinosa.

Rafols ran un­der the Lib­eral Party ( LP) led by the city’s Vice Mayor An­to­nio Yapha. The cur­rent Toledo City Mayor John Henry Os­meña ran as an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date then.

Rafols said that her lawyers Vi­cente Ar­nado and Elmer Pa­cayra at­tended the re­count­ing of votes held at the Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions (Com­elec) na­tional head­quar­ters in Manila last April 24 to 28.

Rafols claimed that she had a chance of win­ning the protest be­cause the Com­elec found some miss­ing votes of some polling precincts.

She claimed that 18 out of 38 barangays of Toledo City were af­fected.

CDN tried to reach the three coun­cilors for com­ment, but they could not be reached for their re­ac­tion.

Rafols said that on May 23, a tech­ni­cal ex­am­i­na­tion would be done on the sig­na­to­ries of the form from vot­ers.

She also said that she had al­ready spent about P3 mil­lion for the re­count./

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