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Prelim Aftermath: Does Robredo have the Face for the Truth?


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Leni Robredo’s lawyer Bernadette Sardillo said that they’ve  asked the Supreme Court to allow the payment delay of the electoral protest second tranche of 7 M due soon. The SC agreed to their request but Robredo herself did not show up during the Preliminary Conference. Her no-show action left people to wonder. If Robredo is already making excuses to boycott a historical event in her own life, what can people expect in the preliminary conference aftermath?

Youtube video by; Rappler
[VIDEO]: Interview with VP Leni Robredo’s lawyer Beng Sardillo after preliminary conference brief on the election protest.

No Extension Date Yet

Robredo’s lawyers still have to formally file a motion for the payment extension. No date can be set yet until they submit the said written request. The request of Robredo’s supporters to contribute for her protest fee was also set aside together with other delaying motions. Sardillo said that their motion was not taken up during the preliminary conference.

Piso for Leni Not Taken Up

Last June 27, supporters of Robredo asked the PET to let them directly deposit the amount collected from their online campaign. “Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni” is their own initiative and not that of Robredo. They may be awardees in their field but they have not considered the right date to make their plea on time for the deadline. They totally failed in that aspect.

Payment Manner Shows Leadership Trait

Robredo still has to pay P7.449 million for the contested 31,278 precincts. She struggled to settle the first tranche of P8 million last May 2. Bongbong Marcos, on the other hand, already completed his P66.2 million payment before the deadline. This is not about money at all. Their actions clearly show their leadership capability. If Robredo finds it hard to raise money for her own survival, how can she do better for the country?

Planning Ahead

Marcos may have the billionaire image but he said that the amount also came from the donations of his friends and supporters. They have funded the first installment also. Since the remaining amount was not enough he had to sell some properties to be able to pay in full. He refrains from disclosing more details at this time to protect his financial supporters.

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