Bongbong Marcos April’s Fool worry seems to disappear into the thin air now. The April 2, 2018, ballot recount for his electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo is now set to start on the day itself. The Supreme court conducts a tour for the media showing the venue of the said event.
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[VIDEO]: The recount for Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo is to begin on April 2, 2018, at the Supreme Court of Appeals Gym. It is to be recorded with CCTV cameras at every corner.
Some Camarines Sur Ballots Now with PET
Lawyer Jose Lemuel Arenas, a member of the tribunal’s AdHoc committee, said that the PET currently houses some 1,400 ballot boxes from Camarines Sur, one of Marcos’ chosen pilot provinces for the recount.
Arenas said that other ballot boxes are currently with the Commission on Elections due to storage issues. Once the recount on the first 1,400 ballot boxes is done, the PET will receive the other ballot boxes from Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental.
Members of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Police Security Protection Group and PET guards secure the venue round-the-clock. CCTVs are also ready to capture movements around the recount venue and the storage area. Cunanan said that the tribunal expects to augment 101 security personnel this coming week with more members of the PNP to arrive at the vicinity.
Marcos just cannot lose his patience after many delays. He vows to continue to wait because he is closer to the much-awaited event. This is the opening of the ballot boxes and the actual recounting of votes manually. At long last, both camps can already leave their disputes to the recount. Speculations of further cheating and connivance loom greatly but if we do not let it flow through its due course, we can never move on as a nation.