Pahiya ang CIDG! Jonvic Remulla dismisses vote buying allegations as political harassment
Former Cavite governor Jonvic Remulla has dismissed the vote buying allegations he is facing as a form of political harassment, even if watchers from his campaign were caught with money by the police.
In a statement on May 7, Remulla said the 10 poll watchers arrested by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group last week were already freed.
He said the CIDG failed to present evidence to back up their vote buying claims.
“Ang insidenteng ito ay maituturing na isa na namang uri ng political harrassment at kakulangan ng pagsunod sa proseso ng batas. Nanawagan po ako sa ating mga kababayan na hayaan nating mairaos ang eleksyon ng hindi gumagamit ng maruming taktika,” Remulla said.
Remulla was accused of vote buying after CIDG operatives seized from his poll watchers bundles of small, brown envelopes containing P200 each, with the total amount reaching P75,800.
A citizen called the police’s attention to the alleged vote buying attempt in Barangay Zapote, Bacoor, Cavite.
Remulla explained that the money seized from his poll watchers were their training allowance for the last week before the May 13 polls.
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