Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon has put an end to speculations about Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo's controversial photos with their election ballots.
“Parang nakita ko yun sa Facebook ng pamangkin ko, wala naman shade yun.
“Ang voter po, bawal magdala ng cellphone.
“Kung iba ang nag-picture sa kanya, obviously hindi sya kumuha sa sarili niya,” says Guanzon in an interview published on GMA News Online today, May 9.
The Kapamilya Teen King and Queen are both under fire as they allegedly violated Comelec's ballot secrecy rule when they posed for photos showing their ballots to certain media reporters.
But Guanzon maintains that the two young stars did not commit a violation since their ballots were not shaded yet.
“Tingnan natin ang circumstances ha, baka kasi may iba pang facts, pero sa ngayon... yun lang nangyari bago bumoto gumanun [posed for a photo].
“It does not violate the secrecy of the ballot.”
Guanzon even lays the blame to media reporters who have taken Daniel and Kathryn's photos and uploaded them online.
She adds, “Apparently media yun [kumuha ng photos], kasalanan mo [media] yun.”