The resolution by the Supreme Court of the election protest filed by former Senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo would be her greatest birthday gift, said former First Lady Imelda Marcos.
Marcos, who also served as Leyte representative, held her 90th birthday celebration Monday at the Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium in Luneta.
“Three years have passed since my son filed his election protest for the post of Vice President post. I hope the Supreme Court can resolve this soon. That will be my best birthday gift ever,” said Mrs. Marcos during the celebration attended by thousands of loyalists.
The former senator said he believes he was able to provide clear and convincing evidence of the rampant cheating that went on in the May 2016 elections.
He warned that Smartmatic will continue to fool the people unless the system is changed.
He noted that the Comelec should listen to the complaints of the voting public.
“That’s what they’re there for,” the young Marcos said.
The Friends of Imelda Romualdez Marcos hosted a get-together to commemorate her birthday.
“We are very happy that Madame is pleased by what we have prepared for her today,” said FIRM President Artemio Lachica
He said that seeing the former First Lady healthy and strong is an inspiration to them.
“We wish her the best of health and hope that she’ll be given more years to be with us. Our support for her and the Marcos family remains solid. They can always rely on us,” he added.
FIRM, which was established in 1989, has more than eight million members nationwide.
The group gained prominence in the ‘80s for its Tree Planting projects along the highways and main thoroughfares, as part of the First Lady’s beautification programs for the country.
The former senator attended the event with his two sons, Sandro & Simon.
Larry Gadon, who was also present during the event, said that “the Supreme Court should resolve the VP protest promptly and with finality. 3 years is too long a time to wait.
“Unless we have closure, the yellows will continue with their efforts to destabilize the Duterte administration,” he said.