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Ted Failon urges Filipino voters to accept the loss of their candidates

It is also the time to be more vigilant now that there is a new set of Philippine government officials.

Seasoned broadcast journalist Ted Failon delivered comforting words for loyal supporters of the defeated candidates, Thursday, May 12.

The election results “proved” that majority of Filipinos would like another Marcos to be in power.



In an episode of his radio program Ted Failon at DJ Chacha sa Radyo5, Failon urged Filipinos to “move on” for the sake of democracy.

“Usad na po tayo. Sa panibagong yugto ng ating demokrasya.”

It is also the time to be more vigilant now that there is a new set of Philippine government officials.

“At ito ang pagbabantay, at pagpapanagot sa mga sumusumpa na magsisilbi nang lubos at buong katapatan sa bayan. Sila ang inaasahan nating magiging huwaran ng mga mamamayan na unang susunod sa batas! At mga hatol ng hukuman.”

To those grieving over their candidates’ loss, Failon assured them that it is fine.

“Samantala, hanggang ngayon ba’y tumatangas? Hanggang ngayon ba’y tumatangis ka pa rin nang dahil hindi nanalo ang iyong binoto at sinuportahan? Sino ba ang iyong binoto?

“Siya ba ay pinili mo dahil sa paniniwalang siya ang sumasalamin sa iyo? Kung gayo’y, huwag ka nang umiyak, ‘wag ka ng magdamdam.

“Ipahinga ang iyong isipan at katawan, at kumuha ng inspirasyon sa mga salitang ito: Hindi nanalo ang binoto ko pero panalo ang konsensya ko. Natalo ang pinili ko pero nagwagi ang aking prinsipyo. At nasa aking pagkatao pa rin, taglay ko pa rin ang dangal ng tunay na Pilipino.”

Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr is about to have a landslide victory against outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo. With over 30 million votes compared to his opponent’s 14 million, he is poised to succeed Pres. Rodrigo Duterte.

Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio, running mate of presumptive president Marcos, will most likely defeat Sen. Kiko Pangilinan in the vice presidential race as well.

However, a majority of the VP’s supporters refused to accept that she lost. Several protests were organized nationwide following the partial and unofficial election results.

The integrity of the result was questionable, according to Kontra Daya Danilo Arao. He even cited the various cases of alleged fraud and irregularities that marred the electoral exercise.

“Comelec should make an accounting of all its transgressions, and answer decisively why, for example, it refused to extend voting hours through the long lines and delays are not the voters’ fault,” he said.

There was also a belief that a “mass deception” was orchestrated by the Marcoses to condition the minds of millions of Filipinos.



“A possible win based on a campaign built on blatant lies, historical distortions and mass deception is tantamount to cheating your way to victory—and this is not acceptable,” claimed the group Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law (Carmma) in a statement.

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