Lutong Cayetano! Ceraficas protest loss in Taguig


Brothers Arnel and Allan Cerafica are protesting the election results in Taguig City, which showed all three members of the Cayetano family winning the positions they ran for.

The Ceraficas’ supporters staged a rally near the Taguig City Hall Tuesday to dispute the Cayetanos’ victory.

Arnel, who lost to Lino Cayetano in the mayoralty race, claimed cheating took place during the elections.

“Kitang-kita naman na ‘yung ating mga resibo. Pagka binoto yung ating slate, hindi lumalabas. Ang lumalabas, yung kanilang mga pangalan,” he said, referring to the Cayetanos.

Allan Cerafica, meanwhile, lost to former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano in the bid to represent the Taguig-Pateros district in Congress.

Arnel wants the ballots to be counted manually for accuracy.

“[M]as maganda kung mabilanh nang manual, pero dapat yung balota ang ating basahin, hindi through VCM [vote countinf machines],” he said.