Contrary to Atty. Romulo Macalintal’s media bluff, Bongbong Marcos is happy of the Supreme Court ruling. The PET has finally issued rules and guidelines in preparation for the revision of ballots in his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Atty. Victor Rodriguez, the spokesperson of Marcos, welcomes the PET Resolution which finally set in motion the requirements needed. This paves the way for the revision of votes. He said that it is a step forward towards their quest for truth.
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[VIDEO]: Inilabas na ang guidelines ng Presidential Electoral Tribunal para sa gagawing recount ng mga boto para sa kaso ni Bongbong Marcos laban kay VP Leni Robredo.
Discussed during the Prelim
As per discussion during the preliminary conference last month, the Tribunal approves the use of the SC Gymnasium in the revision proceedings. It also added two more areas. Namely, a portion of the Fourth Floor Parking Level of the SC-Court of Appeals Multi-Purpose Building. As well as a room at the back of the Division Hearing Room.
Unlike the old rule which required that the Coordinator must come from SC personnel, the Tribunal amends the said requirement. It provides Coordinators from outside the High Court. Thus, ordering the Office of the Acting Chief Administrative Officer to post the vacancies for the members of the Revision Committees. They also accept applications for the staffing complement. The Acting Clerk of the Tribunal screens the applicants for the position of Coordinators of the Revision Committee.
Election Recount Leaders
As members of the said team, the Tribunal has designated the following SC employees – Attys. Mercedes Mostajo and Linuel Alindogan of the Office of the Chief Attorney as leaders; Joy Jemima Reyes and Jeffrey Raymond Atienza of the Cash Collection and Disbursement Division as Special Disbursing Officers; and Joery Gayanan and/or any official/employee to be recommended by the Office of the Administrative Services as Chief Security Officer and/or Assistant Chief Security Officer. They will each receive a compensation of P5,000 monthly.
Macalintal Misunderstands Ruling
Atty. Macalintal in behalf of Robredo’s Camp expresses his joy upon hearing the Supreme Court ruling that it junked Marcos’ motion questioning the integrity of the 2016 election. He added by saying that this proves that Marcos is just on a fishing expedition. Perhaps, due to age, he forgets that the SC told both camps during the preliminary conference to set aside Marcos’ first course of action to allow the recount to happen immediately.