VP Leni Robredo’s lawyer, Romulo keeps on hitting Bongbong Marcos for allegedly failing to abide by what was agreed upon during the preliminary conference. The limit of witnesses is to expedite the procedure of his election protest against Robredo. However, Marcos said that the 51 witnesses are substantial to prove the first part of the protest. This is about the digital fraud of the entire automated election. Therefore, Atty. George Erwin Garcia has to remind the elderly, Macalintal that the Supreme Court rules to facilitate the recount first.
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[VIDEO]: Atty. Romy Macalintal and Bongbong Marcos’s lawyer, Atty. George Erwin Garcis on the PET Protest
Keeps on Hitting Marcos
Among those cited by the Robredo camp is agreeing on identifying and limiting the number of witnesses. For his first cause of action, the Marcos camp agreed to limit their witnesses to only 25. For his second cause of action, Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa suggested that they limit the number of witnesses to only three per precinct to which both parties agreed.
51 Witnesses Must be Intact
But in his comment, Marcos insisted on presenting 51 witnesses for his first cause of action and with made reservations to the presentation of three witnesses per precinct.
Macalintal said the Marcos camp should stop blaming their camp for allegedly delaying the process. “For it is clear that whatever ‘delay’ there is in his protest is because of Marcos’ flip-flopping position on how he wants to proceed with his protest,” Macalintal added.
First Election Case of Its Kind
Atty. Garcia has to remind Macalintal that the Supreme Court already decided to move on to the recount because the digital fraud is a longer and more complicated process. His questions on the number of witnesses are not yet relevant. Also, Macalintal cannot compare the length of the Binay-Roxas case because they have not reached the recount and it did not involve an automated election process. Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Robredo is the first of its kind. So, previous patterns do not apply.