By: Elena Grace Flores
Presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo urges the Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or PET to rule on the revision of pilot provinces. Robredo claims ‘clear victory’ versus Bongbong Marcos in the electoral protest earlier. However, the PET, in its recent ruling, said Robredo’s computation after revision, recount and re-appreciation where she declares her electoral protest victory is still “speculative.”
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Premature Electoral Protest Claim
The Tribunal has yet to complete the proceedings following Rule 65 the 2010 PET rules. This entails judicial recount, revision and appreciation of the votes cast in protestant Marcos’ pilot provinces, the PET said. “The figures submitted by protestee, Robredo are merely speculative. In arriving at the figures, she presumes that all her claims will be acceptable by the Tribunal.
Clearly a Lie
This premise is fundamentally a lie as the Tribunal is still in the process of appreciating the revised ballots. It can only rule negative against the objections and claims made by the parties thereon,” the PET explained.
Robredo’s Motion is Denied
The PET therefore, denies last month’s plea of Robredo to resolve immediately all pending incidents in the electoral protest filed against her by former senator, Marcos.It points out that the final tally has yet to be completed and released “thus, the Court resolves to deny protestee’s motion on the ground of prematurity.”
Few days ago, the camp of the questionable VP warns against the proposal of Senator Imee Marcos, BBM’s sister who said the Philippines should immediately cut diplomatic ties with Iceland. She calls it a “severe step” towards diplomacy. Her spokesman said that Marcos is the wrong person to heed advice about human rights due allegedly to her family’s track record. Nonetheless, it turns out that the cases of the Marcoses cannot stand in court. It is Robredo’s case of cheating during the 2016 elections that matters to the people at the present time.