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Bongbong Marcos: Why Stop Recount If Robredo is not Guilty of Fraud?

Bongbong Marcos

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

After 8 months of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Leni Robredo for the Vice Presidency, the preliminary conference is not yet set into motion. Another motion for reconsideration is filed by Robredo’s Camp to stop the recount as requested by Marcos in the protest. As of this time of writing, the nation awaits the Supreme Courts ruling on the new motion of the Vice President in question.

Youtube video by; Eagle News
[VIDEO]: QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., asked the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to junk Vice President Leni Robredo’s motion to dismiss the re-count of the votes for the 2016 vice-presidential election.

New Motion for Reconsideration

In her motion, Robredo argued that the PET erred when it ruled that Marcos’ election protest “contained narrations of ultimate facts on the alleged irregularities and anomalies over the contested clustered precincts. Her argument is that there are no such ultimate facts in the entire protested provinces and cities. Only one or two affidavits for certain municipalities.

Plea from Bongbong Marcos

Bongbong Marcos said that the poll anomalies and irregularities took place in 662 municipalities. They include their component cities and 2,537 clustered precincts. Mostly from five highly urbanized cities within 22 provinces nationwide.

Macalintal’s Argument

Robredo’s lawyer, Romulo Macalintal points out that the affidavits submitted by Marcos pertained only to 57 municipalities and component cities. He criticizes Marcos who wants to include all areas, based on Macalintal’s opinion.


Request to Slam Robredo’s Halt

On Marcos’ March 24 opposition, he argues that under the 2010 PET Rules, “it is enough for protestant to narrate the electoral fraud, anomalies, and irregularities which pervaded the conduct of elections in the contested clustered precincts” which involves the 22 provinces and five cities. The rest can be taken up as the preliminary conference is set into motion.