MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Within hours after the start of the manual recount of contested ballots in the 2016 Vice Presidential race, the camp of Bongbong Marcos already noticed something unusual: the ballots from Leni Robredo’s bailiwick pf Camarines Sur were wet.
Immediately, there were speculations of tampering over the wet ballots, not to mention missing ballot audit logs.
But the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) swiftly came to Robredo’s rescue, saying that the ballot boxes in question may have been blessed with Holy Water by Catholic priests prior to being re-opened for the manual count.
The CBCP statement was suspicious considering that Robredo was seen at a church along with nuns and other Catholic supporters prior to the start of the Supreme Court recount.
It’s one of two things: there was a miracle, or there’s something fishy going on. We suspect the latter.