The Supreme Court orders the Commission on Elections or COMELEC to quickly finish the stripping activities of all the vote counting machines or VCMs as part of the election protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos. This proves that the SC listens to the people’s sentiments over the issue.
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[VIDEO]: Vice President Leni Robredo says she is more worried about the legal fees more than the case filed against her by Bongbong Marcos before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal because she believes it has no sufficient basis.
Serving Public Interest
The COMELEC order serves the public interest. Unless this step is done, the protest proceedings under the High Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal cannot move forward toward a resolution.
Robredo’s Camp Benefits on the Delay
Marcos’ opponent is not bothered with the upcoming decision of PET on the electoral protest against Robredo. They know the process that Comelec wants to implement. If it’s allowed bu the Supreme Court to happen, it will take around four years minimum and just before the V.P. term expires maximum.
Public Outcry Pours Over Social Media
Online users go to Facebook Political groups and New Politics websites to make their sentiments known. Many of them are fed-up with the long process. The common outcry is to allow the re-counting of votes as suggested in the electoral protest.
Slow Justice No More
The Duterte administration vowed that it will not allow the slow justice system anymore. This is evident in the former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s case and during the Maros burial. Marcos’ supporters are calling for President Duterte’s hand in fast-tracking the anticipated PET ruling over the issue.