Marcos asks electoral tribunal to dismiss Robredo’s appeal | Inquirer News
Close  

Marcos asks electoral tribunal to dismiss Robredo’s appeal

/ 06:05 PM March 27, 2017
SENATORS MIRIAM AND BONGBONG STREET PARTY / MAY 07, 2016 Senators Miriam Santiago and Bongbong Marcos join supporters in a street party outside their campaign headquarters in Brgy. West Triangle, Quezon City. INQUIRER PHOTO / LEO M. SABANGAN II.

INQUIRER PHOTO / LEO M. SABANGAN II.

Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has asked the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to dismiss the appeal filed by Vice President Leni Robredo and stand by its ruling last January allowing his election protest to proceed.

In a 25-page comment, Marcos, through his lawyers led by George Garcia, said Robredo’s motion for reconsideration is another dilatory tactic.

ADVERTISEMENT

“More than nine months have already gone by and all protestee Robredo has done is to file one dilatory motion after another.  If protestee Robredo has nothing to hide, then she should do everything in her power to encourage – rather than hinder – this election protest to move forward,” Marcos said in his comment/opposition to Robredo’s motion.

“The millions of voters who trooped to the polls nine months ago deserve no less. They want the truth to come out. The sooner the better,” read the comment.

FEATURED STORIES

Marcos also urged the PET to order the immediate collection, retrieval, transport and delivery of all ballot boxes from all 36,465 clustered precincts during the May 9, 2016 elections.

The former senator also urged the PET to push through with the preliminary conference in the case as provided in Rule 29 of its rules for the conduct of manual recount, judicial revision, technical examination and forensic investigation under Rule 37 as he sought in the protest.

Marcos also mentioned recent developments, particularly the move to impeach Robredo because of her controversial video message against President Duterte and his administration sent to the United Nations commission on narcotics drugs.

“There is clearly a well-funded concerted effort to undermine the Duterte administration, just recently, Robredo’s video message on the alleged extra-judicial killings caused quite a stir among our patriotic countrymen,” he lamented.

“Robredo cannot have it both ways. She cannot keep claiming that she won the elections fair and square and yet, behind everyone’s back, she keeps finding ways to stop the truth from coming out,” Marcos said.

Earlier this year, PET  dismissed Robredo’s bid to dismiss the election protest for lack of jurisdiction.

PET rejected Robredo’s argument that the matter should have been raised before Congress when it was still acting as the National Board of Canvassers./rga

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bongbong Marcos, Electoral protest, Leni Robredo, Philippine news updates, Presidential Electoral Tribunal, Supreme Court
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.