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Robredo’s lawyer missed science class on water evaporation


If Atty. Romulo Macalintal were to be believed, the ballots that were found wet and unreadable at the start of the manual recount for the votes for Vice President got soaked months ago and stayed that way until the ballot boxes from two towns in Camarines Sur were opened earlier this week.

Macalintal wants us to believe that this is normal. He wants to convince us that we are too dumb and stupid to know the truth. But even an elementary pupil knows that the wetness on the ballots would have evaporated after a while unless, of course, there was quite a level of water inside that could have taken long to turn into vapor.

If the water penetrated the ballot boxes because these were stored without roof cover (which would still be improbable because of the sealed condition of the ballot boxes), then it follows that these would be exposed to sunlight, too. In that case, the extreme heat would still have caused the water inside to evaporate, and in due time, the ballots would have dried up.

This is elementary science. Well, I guess Macalintal missed his science classes on evaporation. Or he is really hell-bent on fooling the Filipino people to cover up the cheating that took place in Camarines Sur.

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About Manuel "Boy" Mejorada
Manuel "Boy" Mejorada is a journalist and social media activist. A former Iloilo provincial administrator, he is now waging a crusade against corruption and narco-politics.

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