Bongbong questions need for psychological test for revisors

/ 06:58 PM February 08, 2018

Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos on Thursday expressed dismay over the month long delay of the recount on his electoral protest against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo.


The recount was expected to start February but it was moved to March 19, citing on the need to conduct psychological evaluation of the revisors. The revisors are part of a committee that will examine the contested ballots.

“Bigla nagkaroon ng psychological test para sa revisor. Wala naman yan sa batas. Noong 2016 pwede ng gawin yon,” Marcos said.


Marcos filed his poll protest in October 2016.

(Suddenly a psychological test is required for all the revisors. There is no such requirement in the law. [Assuming that it is a requirement] it should have been done in 2016.)

Marcos said his supporters were supposed to hold a prayer vigil at the Supreme Court at the start of the recount.

“Kaya sila andito (They’re here) to hold a vigil but the recount was moved to next month again. This prayer vigil turned into a protest to show displeasure,” Marcos told reporters.

“It [election protest] is almost two years but not one ballot box has been opened. I hope the recount will really push through next month,” he said.

Robredo won the vice presidential race in the May 2016 polls with 14,418,817 votes or 263,473 more than Marcos’ 14,155,344 votes.

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