Bloggers and netizens alike both slammed Pep.ph for alleged cheating on their Pep List 2016 results.
Hours after Pep.ph released their Pepsters Choice Awards winners, blogger @PinaysInShowbiz reacted to the contradiction in the winners list to the actual votes tally.
In the winners announcement Pep.ph listed the phenomenal loveteam AlDub as winners of the Newsmakers of the Year and Celebrity Pair of the Year categories but votes tally says DongYan (Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera) and KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla) should be the real winners respectively.
She also questioned how millions of invalid votes would only be attributed to DongYan and KathNiel and not on AlDub.
Another Entertainment Blogger Rod Magaru also picked up the issue saying DongYan and KathNiel fans cried foul over the alleged rigged result. He also called Pep to explain and give more info about the discrepancy.
Another shocked Entertainment Blogger Flow Galindez asked on Twitter.
Netizens mostly fans of DongYan and KathNiel also echoed same sentiments calling out Pep for the hullabaloo.
Meanwhile, on their article, Pep reiterated that the result was validated and audited by credible auditing firm Punongbayan and Araullo.
“The votes were tabulated by Punongbayan & Araullo, the official auditing partner of PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
For the sake of fairness, all invalid votes (invalid user IDs, no user IDs, votes in excess of 100 per user ID) were nullified.”