Atty. Romulo Macalintal visited the recount area at the Supreme Court recently and said that the manual count is expected to start in February 2018. They want this done and over with. Hoping to erase doubts on VP Leni Robredo’s victory over Bongbong Marcos who filed the electoral against her. There’s no indication yet that it is so at this time of writing from the SC nor the Marcos Camp.
Video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Leni Robredo’s lawyer, Romulo Macalintal said that the recount for the VP Post in connection with Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against his client is expected to start in February 2018.
2nd Week of February
The ballot recount requested by Bongbong” Marcos is to start on the second week of February. This is according to Romulo Macalintal, lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo. In a statement, Macalintal said that the Supreme Court would start collecting the ballots in Camarines Sur on Jan. 22. It sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or PET,
Marcos’ Priority Areas
Marcos chooses three pilot provinces – Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental for the initial recount. His camp earlier explains that these would be the “best provinces.” These are where he could prove his allegation of electoral fraud in the vice presidential race.
Macalintal’s Confidence in the Supreme Court
In an ambush interview at the Supreme Court, Macalintal expressed confidence that the recount would push Marcos’s electoral protest towards dismissal. Of course, Marcos can only retaliate as it happens. The Counter-Protest must be decided first after Robredo failed to pay her 7 Million balance on time.
No Revisions Before Until Now
Macalintal explains that out of around 500 candidates who protested in local elections have not shown any revision. However, Atty. George Garcia of the Marcos Camp earlier stressed that Marcos’ electoral protest is unique in its own rights. It is the only protest at the national level who has paid in full. If this is just Robredo’s media stunt, she can easily burn to her extinction.