By: Elena Grace Flores
Although the Presumptive VP, Leni Robredo hopes for a favorable ruling from the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, she is not confident. No matter how she convinces herself that the turnout of the ballot recount is for her, she still has anxiety attacks. There might be things that Bongbong Marcos knows that she doesn’t, she added. The high court postpones its ruling on Marcos’ poll protest with the possible voting to October 8.
YouTube video by
CNN Philippines[VIDEO]: Robredo camp claims Marcos’ group is attempting to cast doubt on the vice presidential vote recount.
Based on What Robredo Knows
We cannot decide for the court and I cannot discuss the case, but we hope for a favorable decision considering that we know what happened during the entire process, Robredo said. She then accuses Marcos of tarnishing her reputation. Despite her arguments, worries can never escape her.
Atty. Vic on Marcos’ Side
Atty. Vic Rodriguez for the Marcos camp explains how some election protocol breaches happened. Such as the missing audit logs among other things. Atty. Romulo Macalintal said that the protestant’s spokesperson is lying. However, it’s the public opinion that counts.
Election Integrity versus Anxiety Attacks
Back to Robredo, she claims that the landmark ruling is “bigger than Marcos and her. It also illustrates the integrity of the local elections and the judicial system. We need to trust the system because this electoral process declared me and the President as winners, as well as all incumbent officials. If we do not believe the electoral process, it’s like we’re saying that everyone in power now is a fraud, the one with anxiety said.
Possible Outcome of the Ruling
SC Spokesperson Brian Keith Hosaka explains that all 15 members of the high court have been given copies of the poll recount report. They are prepared by Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. Although, they are yet to decide on Marcos’ poll protest.The recount result will determine dismissal or the extension of the recount scope to other areas beyond Iloilo, Negros Oriental, and Camarines Sur.