Comelec denies involvement in the printing of ballots with Roxas, Robredo names highlighted with yellow

By on April 10, 2016


Presidential candidate Mar Roxas with running mate Rep. Leni Robredo during a campaign.  (Photo from Roxas' official Facebook page)
Presidential candidate Mar Roxas with running mate Rep. Leni Robredo during a campaign.
(Photo from Roxas’ official Facebook page)

MANILA—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has denied any involvement in the printing of ballots, where the names of administration presidential and vice presidential candidates Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo are highlighted with yellow mark.

Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said the controversial ballot, the photo of which has been circulating on social media, did not come from the poll body.

“I don’t know where that highlighted ballots came from, not from @COMELEC, for sure,” he said in his Twitter account.

In the said photo, the box in the ballots containing the names of the Liberal Party candidates were highlighted in yellow, which is the campaign color of the administration party.

Jimenez noted that the documents could either be sample ballots or altered digital images of the official ballots.

“No proof of authenticity. Could be a digital fake,” he said.

The poll body official added, “This has been circulated in one form or another…Looks like a sample ballot to me.”