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Lawyers of Both Camps Debate on VP Election Recount Delay – Falls on the Lap of Caguioa


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Vic Rodriguez, Bongbong Marcos’ spokesperson, and Atty. Bernadette Sardillo from Vice President Leni Robredo’s camp debate on the legality of certain types of motions for consideration and reasons for recount delays. Only to find out that both camps have no pending motions. Therefore, Marcos’ earlier plea to change the Chairmanship of PET sounds valid.

Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: The lawyers from the camps of VP Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos debate on recount delay. It is confirmed that there are no pending motions from both parties.

Media Stunts

Robredo’s camp gets the taste of its own medicine when Marcos discloses all its camp’s findings on the discrepancies in the ballot soft copies compared to the original. Sarcastic exchanges are evident but both lawyers remain professional. Atty. Sardillo expresses that Marcos must not go to the media directly so as not to mislead the public. However, she fails to tell her client and fellow lawyer, Atty. Romulo Macalintal who publicize every comment they want to say – valid or not.

Proper Legal Process

Atty. Rodriguez answers why they ignore Robredo camp’s advisory announcing that they would wait for Marcos last Feb. 7, at the Shakey’s Pizza on Roxas Boulevard in Malate, Manila. A restaurant is not the right venue for such legal process. It must be served in the attorney in charge’s office, he said.

Proof of Commitment

Atty. Rodriquez also stresses the importance of VP Robredo’s signing the withdrawal document for future motions to avoid further recount delays. He also assures that effective immediately until March 18, they do not have any objections allowing the recount for Camarines Sur to finally happen on March 19. The Vice President’s commitment on this issue must be sealed by her as she owes her position to the public.

Recount Delay

The recount of the ballots from Camarines Sur is initially set on February 8. Now, it is reset to March 19. Both camps accept each other’s challenges to withdraw all pending motions that can hamper the said recount. Then found out later that there are no pending motions from both. Can you blame Marcos for questioning the credibility of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or PET chairmanship? He said that Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa is biased in favor of Vice President Leni Robredo.

Bongbong Marcos signs document to withdraw all motions from PET

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