Jamby denies knowledge over the ipad contest

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm 

MANILA, Feb. 28 — TEAM Pnoy senatorial candidate Jamby Madrigal has denied personal knowledge over the iPad contest in her social network accounts weeks ago.

In a letter of explanation, she personally submitted on Thursday before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Law Department, the former senator said the contest was carried out by her campaign volunteers, without her direct and personal knowledge.

But, Madrigal noted that she will not use them as an excuse just to avoid possible charges.

She added that the contest, which was in her Twitter and Facebook accounts was not meant to solicit/buy votes from people but “to provide a venue and encouraged them to participate in discussions on pressing and relevant issues such as corruption”.

Likewise, Madrigal apologized again to the Commission, with an assurance that such an incident will not happen again.

For his part, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes welcomes Madrigal explanation, adding that they will include it in resolving the matter on whether to file or not an election offense case.

Section 97 of the Omnibus Election Code states that “it shall be unlawful for any person to hold dances, lotteries, cockfights, games, boxing bouts, bingo, beauty contests, entertainments, or cinematographic, theatrical or other performances for the purpose of raising funds for an election campaign or for the support of any candidate from the commencement of the election period up to and including election day”. (PNA)

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