‘Condemn this madness’: Comelec slams bomb threat, false claims on elections

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday, April 16, vowed not to take lightly the threats made against the institution as well as the false claims about the upcoming May 9 national and local polls.


Comelec Commissioner George Erwin M. Garcia said that he will endorse to the “Task Force Kontra Fake News” the claims of an individual against the upcoming elections as well as the threat made against the Commission.

“So unfortunate. We will not take these kind of threats lightly,” Garcia said, referring to a social media post showing an individual saying that Comelec will be “bombed” if there will be cheating in the upcoming elections.

“We will do everything to protect the institution and our people from any harm whatever the nature be,” Garcia said.

Garcia added that the Commission remains “committed to fulfill our solemn duty to uphold the integrity of the ballots and the mandate of the sovereign at all cost” and their “loyalty is to the Constitution.”

In the said video posted on Tiktok, an individual is warning the Comelec to “behave" by ensuring that there will be no election fraud.

The individual is claiming that the presidency is already a “sure win” for Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. and warned that chaos will ensue should the poll results not favor their bet.

In a separate social media post, Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez also condemned the viral video.

“Apart from making false claims about the elections, this is a clear bomb threat, and it is just one of several we’ve found using the same words and possibly the same audio,” he said on Twitter.

Jimenez added that the candidates should also condemn what he called “madness.”