Former Senator Bongbong Marcos urges the Supreme Court to handle his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo with urgency. They have to decide one way or the other how to proceed. It is of national interest to know who the real VP is.
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[VIDEO]: BONGBONG MARCOS NABABAGALAN NA SA PAG-USAD NG ELECTORAL PROTEST LABAN KAY LENI ROBREDO.
Canvass System Not Authentic
The PET composes of the members of the Supreme Court earlier junks his first cause of action. It asks to the nullify Robredo’s victory. According to Marcos, the certificates of canvass generated by the Consolidation and Canvass System were not “authentic.”
Recount Date by the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court cannot decide on the recount date yet because the COMELEC’s logistics, schedule and estimated costs relative to the Decryption and Printing of Ballot Images for Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental are not yet ready. Its plea for additional time to comply with the PET’s Show Cause Order was granted twice. Marcos cannot tolerate its leniency towards the COMELEC anymore.
Election Ballot Recount
His other petitions include a ballot recount in 27 provinces, and nullification of votes in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao, where Marcos alleges the election turnout was rigged. The PET moved to partially grant a recount. However, this is limited only in the pilot provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. However, Marcos notes that the “actual order” sending teams to the provinces has not been released yet. The Supreme court also did not junk Robredo’s counter-protest even if she failed to pay the required fee.
Slow Progress on the Recount
“It has been close to 18 months since the last election, and we haven’t come to any conclusions on this extremely important issue,” Marcos said. “We are hoping to start soon because the electoral tribunal must… assign teams to go out to the three pilot provinces and there assess the kind of logistics required, to bring those ballot boxes back to Manila and to start the recount.”