By: Elena Grace Flores
Outgoing Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will finally be filing his electoral protest tomorrow before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or PET against vice president-elect Leni Robredo; according to the Marcos camp. This is just a day before the June 29 deadline for such action. Abakada party-list Rep. Jonathan de la Cruz, Marcos’ political adviser, confirmed with PhilStar; that they have gathered enough evidence to seek a recount or set aside questionable results in at least 30 areas. “We are expecting the PET to resolve our protest in six months,” he said.
Among the requests included in the protest is to compel the Commission on Elections to audit and examine the automated election system so that they can prove their complaints for the existence of a “fourth server” undisclosed to the public by Comelec and its accomplice, Smartmatic. The election protest filing is the camp’s response to those who voted for Marcos and to the entire Filipino people on their call to to find out what really happened in the May 2016 elections.
It was also indicated in the official protest that between 9 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. on May 9, the election results transmitted showed that Marcos lost in 1,689 precincts, many of which were bailiwicks of the senator, mostly in the provinces of Leyte, Samar, Pangasinan and other areas in Region II – which groupings seemed to be more than just a coincidence.