Alleged vote-buying in Ilocos caught on video



'Sta Marian' uploaded an almost 6-minute video of incumbent Mayor of Sta Maria, Edgar Florendo, in Ilocos Sur allegedly giving away P1,000 bills under his own pulyetos.

Mayor Edgar Florendo is LP's bet in the mayoral race in Sta Maria, Ilocos Sur.  

The mayoral bet was seen in a yellow shirt and cap inside a room, counting the people inside and counting some bills behind his clutch bag.

The incumbent mayor said, "Awan iti inyaw-awat ko kadakayo ah (I did not give you anything)," which was meant as a running joke because the people in the video were laughing.

Local TV stations said the video was given to them by Kristine Gapusan of Aksyon Demokratiko, Florendo's opponent.

Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Resolution 9615 Section 31 prohibits any person from giving anything of value before and after public meetings.  


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