Lawyer, Romulo Macalintal said that they would tell the Supreme Court that the extension should be until such time that the recount on the three pilot provinces in Marcos’ protest would have been terminated. It sounds like Macalintal never changed in his approach. He is always a dictator that is disregarded by the Supreme Court anyway.
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[VIDEO]: VP Robredo, binigyan ng extension sa pagbabayad ng balanse
Marcos Camp’s Request
Bongbong Marcos’ legal spokesperson Vic Rodriguez also said that they are about to request the Supreme Court to designate at least 100 revision committee to speed up the recount. He explains that these committees can comprise of lawyers and clerks of court, as assigned by PET. Truly, their intention is to fast-track the process and not just to take advantage of the system.
Macalintal’s False Hopes
The mocking Macalintal said; “If the results show that Marcos is able to make a substantial recovery, then we will pay, but if not, we need not pay because the protest will surely be dismissed.” It is true that people should be kind to the elderly but this one needs a kick in the butt.
Robredo’s Camp still sticks on the order of the protest despite SC’s announcement to prioritize the recount because the digital system can affect other positions as well. The first issue is to resolve the integrity of the 2016 automated election system. Perhaps, they were not listening.
During the preliminary conference, Macalintal told the PET that since the tribunal is still in the exploratory stage of the collection of ballot boxes, it would only be practical and reasonable to suspend Robredo’s payment of the cash deposit. Now, he’s making his own law again. He is obviously dreaming.