Bongbong Marcos received a notice from the Supreme Court or PET to require the COMELEC and Leni Robredo to comment on his request that the election must not be allowed to have temporary prior custody of the ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia. This is allegedly needed in the election protest of Abdusakur M. Tan vs. Mujiv S. Hataman for the position of ARMM Governor.
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[VIDEO]: The Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has started the ball rolling on the electoral protest of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and the counter-protest of Vice President Leni Robredo.
Marcos is Pleased
The camps of Marcos and Robredo met for the first time to discuss things with PET. This is to resolve the issues in the protest and counter-protest. Marcos was present. He said that he was pleased that the process on his protest is now set in motion. The former senator is also thankful of the Supreme Court’s readiness to tackle the issues.
The Supreme Court has started the ball rolling on the electoral protest of Marcos and the counter-protest of Robredo. Eight Justices led by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno were present during the preliminary conference. All motions are set aside to avoid the delay of the immediate recount.
Justices are for Recount
“What is clear with the justices is that they are very interested in proceeding to the arguments and finally to the revision of the counting of votes. We are thankful that the justices are also interested on how to speed up the process so that our people will really know the real count of votes,” Marcos said.
Robredo Camp’s Hope
Robredo’s lawyer challenges the Marcos camp if they can accept the result of the automated election system. She quoted the high court justice statement that it is difficult to separate the results of the VP race from the Presidential election. He said that; “one cannot surgically remove the result of the vice president on the result for other positions from President to the counselors.” However, Marcos clarified that they have evidence to prove cheatings against him.