MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Pasig City Mayor-elect Vico Sotto faces an electoral protest if his predecessor Bobby Eusebio moves forward with his plan to file a case against him for alleged election fraud.
It is not uncommon for losers in an election to lodge complaints against those who beat them. But what is it with winners protesting against their fellow winners?
- Senator Grace Poe will protest the fact that she was only No. 2, next to top vote-getter Senator Cynthia Villar. Poe was No. 1 when she first ran for Senator.
- Senator Nancy Binay can’t believe she was No. 12, and was almost left out of the magic circle by J.V. Ejercito. She says she expected a much better showing considering the popularity of the Binay name, especially with her siblings’ (Abby and Junjun) rivalry and public bickering in the Makati City mayoral race.
- Bong Revilla plans to file charges against fellow candidates for berating him for his Budots campaign dance and viral videos.
- Finally, Lito Lapid still can’t figure out why he did better than most of his fellow winning candidates. He plans to complain to Comelec that his fellow candidates didn’t spend as much as he did for their political campaign. He says that wasn’t fair.
In a related development, Ifugao Congressman Ted Baguilat will file a complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo for not doing enough to help him in his gubernatorial campaign. The losing Baguilat is known to be close to the VP.