Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. believes Congress has enough time to pass a bill on the conduct of hybrid elections in 2022.
On Wednesday, February 10, the Ilocano politiko shared a snippet of his interview with DZRH’s Deo Macalma, who asked him if it is possible to pass the hybrid elections on time.
“May panahon pa. We have a little time. May konting dalawa, tatlong linggo. Sana umabot,” Marcos said.
His sister and Senator Imee Marcos has already filed a bill on the conduct of hybrid elections, which the Marcos siblings believe would help ensure the polls are free from electoral fraud.
Marcos himself said in his interview that the hybrid polls would help stop the alleged anomalies hounding Smartmatic, which created the electronic voting system in the Philippines in the recent elections.
“Napakaimportante nitong panukalang ito dahil iyong ating sinasabi na nagkakaproblema at kitang kita sa nakaraang ilang halalan na ito talaga ang ginagawa ng Smartmatatic ay pandaraya lang naman ginagawa niyan,” said Marcos.
“Hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit ang Comelec, pabalik-balik sa Smartmatic eh marami na ngang problema tayong nakita. Pero di bale, para iwasan yung mga nakita nating problema eh yung hybrid election ang ating gusto,” he added.
Marcos has filed an electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo, who beat him by just over 200,000 votes in 2016.