By Bea Jane Serna


Following the conduct of the 2022 national elections conducted, the camp of presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. asserted that the country's voting process still needs improvement as several concerns, including the malfunctioning of vote counting machines (VCMs) were reported.

In an interview, Marcos’ spokesman Atty. Vic Rodriguez vowed that Marcos Jr. will attend to the several concerns he mentioned in the country's recent elections.

“Mayroon pang mga dapat i-improve and perhaps he will attend to it”, as the spox pertained to Bongbong Marcos, “'yung mga kaunting problema nitong nakaraang halalan, 'yung mga malfunctioning and non-working vote counting machines, 'yung hindi pagpapahayag ng mga witnesses and watchers during the conduct of the printing of the ballots,” Rodriguez told CNN Philippines.

With more than 98% of the election returns having been processed according to the Comelec Transparency Media Server, Marcos Jr. continues to maintain a huge lead in the partial and unofficial results, having over 31 million votes. As the move “diffuses the tense political situation,” Rodriguez thanked the presidential candidates who have already conceded.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson also revealed that Marcos Jr. already has the names of those who will be part of the cabinet, although no names were mentioned and disclosed in the interview.

"Absolutely. Mayroon siyang ibang pangalan na nasa isip na. Subalit 'yun talaga rin ang character ni Bongbong eh, ni President-elect Bongbong. Ayaw niyang pangunahan ang mga bagay-bagay," Rodriguez added.

Edited by: Phylline Calubayan