By: Elena Grace Flores
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that former senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr’s protest is baseless, and she has nothing to hide
Vice President Leni Robredo has the right to be worried about her expenses in defending herself from Bongbong Marcos’ s electoral protest because it’s not anymore pro-bono and she’s not sure getting the Liberal sponsors to help her this time.
Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal who announce that he’s willing to defend Robredo for free said that 10 days is not enough to answer Marcos’ protest, which has 1,000 pages plus more than 20,000 documents in its annexes. Robredo might deny any wrong doing but the fact that she was sponsored by the Liberal Party during election can implicate her to the case filed.
The Marcos camp, urged the Vice President not to use “delaying tactics” if she really thinks they are innocent. Macalintal might have realized now that contrary to his previous claims, her client is indeed in deep trouble playing cool.
Macalintal might be willing to sacrifice his fees – bet it is evident that he is now becoming incompetent with how he reacted to such complaint – before even reading them in full.