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'Attack dogs' at it again

May 20, 2019 - Monday 4:05 AM by Erwin Tulfo

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Some people just cannot accept reality and bear the agony of defeat in last Monday’s elections.

They cannot accept the fact that the Filipino people want real change that past administrations had failed to bring about to uplift the quality of life in the country.

The poor performance of the Smartmatic automated election system (AES) is bad as it is, even as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) poised to proclaim officially the 12 winners in the midterm senatorial race as of this writing.

True the Comelec must come clean and explain the delays in transmission of unofficial counts to the transparency servers.

But the sore losers, among the Liberal Party (LP) and the "traditional party-list" ranks, are in a state of denial, and are now resorting to exaggerations and the usual black propaganda and yellow journalism to discredit what actually was a peaceful, orderly and clean elections despite the glitches.

Unfortunately for the Yellows, the extremist leftist militant groups, and other rabid critics of President Duterte and his administration, the results of the election did not turn out according to their dictations.

They are those who profess "pro-people platforms," holier than thou attitudes, as if they have a monopoly of capability of rendering public service.

There is no evidence of fraud or cheating like the massive irregularities in the past. Even some Opposition candidates like election lawyer Romy Macalintal acknowledged that.

So no one can say that the Yellows just got “a dose of their own medicine,” rendering the Otso Diretso zero Senate seat in the incoming 18th Congress.

And yet, all the AES troubles rooted in Smartmatic legacy of the Aquino administration are the issues now used by critics and detractors of the Duterte government in their plea to nullify Monday’s exercise altogether.

These stupid desperados want no less than "a failure of election" declared. Such nonsense and irrelevant cries.

The attack dogs are at it again but we know better. The May 13 polls, as it is said, is a referendum and the Duterte administration prevailed in a landslide win.

The nation through the electorate has voted for real change, and we are midway through building and strengtening the foundations for a better life in the near future.