The PET resolution has nothing to do with the presumptive VP’s 25% shading plea but with the use of the election returns. Robredo’s mind conditioning stunts fail after netizens examine the said Supreme Court ruling in black and white. Also, UP professor Chito Avecilla says, “In my opinion, since the purpose of the revision is to physically count the ballots, resorting to a shortcut may raise serious objections.” He maintains that the ballot should be physically counted and under the presence of the opposing parties or their representatives. This is also the position of Bongbong Marcos as he continues his unofficial duties during his family’s busiest season.
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Physical Count is a Must to be Fair to the Protestant
With an electronic shortcut, it seems to Avecilla, that it would defeat the purpose of the revision. Since Marcos paid a fee for his protest, it is his right to have the ballot boxes concerned be physically counted.
Election Returns at the Basis of the Recount?
The PET is now deciding to refer to the election returns rather than making use of a numerical threshold. The VCMs directly produces ERs in electronic and printed form. It shows the date of the election, the province, municipality and the precinct in which it was held. Furthermore, it also shows how much votes does each candidate in the clustered precinct of the VCM.
Supreme Court Sets Aside the Election Threshold
The PET explains that using the ERs instead of adopting a specific threshold will lead the revision procedure to be more flexible and adaptive. Furthermore, through this, the VCM readings is mimicked and confirmed.
50% is the Correct Standard
The Supreme Court ruling shows that the correct interpretation with regards to the threshold is 50% and not 25%. Furthermore, the Tribunal says that it never granted a resolution that states 25% as the shading threshold.
The PET Fails to Settle Threshold Dispute
Atty. Vic Rodriquez, Marcos’ counsel says that the Vice President’s camp is peddling lies. Robredo’s camp claimed that PET ruled in favor of their 25% shading threshold. Her lawyer even has a follow-up media propaganda saying that is allegedly impossible for Marcos to win the electoral protest. However, the latter is just a crowd favorite that wherever he goes, he touches lives.