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Marcos’ Lawyer, Atty. Vic Rodriguez Blasts Robredo’s Thick Face for Spreading Supreme Court Fake News

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Vic Rodriguez, the lawyer, and spokesperson of Bongbong Marcos directly blasts the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo on her Supreme Court fake news. This is on the alleged 25% threshold approval for the election recount. Atty. Rodriguez clarifies that the PET resolution dictates that it has no basis to change its 50% ruling. He added that he cannot figure out where the troubled VP gets the thick face to announce such fakes news in a press conference that even international media like CNN falls victim to.



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[VIDEO]: PET, hindi inaprubahan ang hiling ni VP Leni na bilangin ang boto nito na may 25% shading lang




The Supreme Court Clarification

Atty. Rodriguez added that they would welcome any move by the PET, motu proprio (on its own), to clarify its earlier resolution on the controversy over its recent resolution on the threshold controversy. “As far as we are concerned, it is the body of the resolution in its entirety, which should be controlling and not one mere phrase,” Rodriguez said, noting that the PET had clearly set out why it adopted the 50-percent shading threshold after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) only belatedly informed the PET that as a policy they counted votes with as at least 25-percent shading.

Conflicting News

In a 21-page decision dated Sept. 18, the PET, through Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa, partially granted the motion filed by the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo asking to set aside its earlier decision upholding the 50-percent threshold over the 25-percent threshold, which she said was used by the Comelec during the 2016 elections. The matter involved conflicting views on how much partial shading of a circle beside a candidate’s name in the ballot is sufficient to be counted as a vote for the said candidate in the election protest for the vice presidential race in the last elections.




Robredo’s Thick Face

The lawyer also criticized the preemptive acts of opposing counsels in claiming that the resolution was in their favor. This time, she cannot deny spreading fake news because her media allies quickly spread the information given like wildfire. Even other international media like CNN picked the fake news also. Rodriguez already corrected some of them for the wrong headline. It should be; PET upholds Marcos’ Plea and not the other way around.


No to the Use of Ballot Images

The Marcos Camp, however, presses their opposition to the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s (PET) use of decrypted ballot images. Plus the tribunal’s insistence on reverting to electronically-generated election returns. This pertains to the ongoing election protest over the alleged massive cheating in the 2016 vice presidential polls in Camarines.




Compromised Election Results

Rodriguez explains that the decrypted ballot images represent a significant number of ballots that have already been damaged and are clearly compromised and cannot reflect the true outcome of the polls. Rodriguez said the returns should not be used by the Supreme Court because “it is a product of the automated election system the product of which is precisely what we are questioning.”



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