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81 Million Payment for Marcos Electoral Protest against Robredo is not the Problem but the Timing


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The SC finally moves but of all schedule, it’s during the Holy Week, so nothing can be done until after Easter Sunday. The Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal or PET ordered Bongbong Marcos to pay a total of P66.2-million for the retrieval of election materials for his election protest against Leni Robredo. The court eventually needs a total of P81 million to start the recount.

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[VIDEO]: The Supreme Court will be needing a total of P81-million in order to proceed with the electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos against Leni Robredo.

Fees for Both

In a three-page resolution that is signed by En Banc Clerk of Court Atty. Felipa B. Anama, the P66,223,000 is for the 132,446  precincts that Marcos is protesting. Robredo also is required by the PET to pay P15,639,000 to cover for the 31,278 precincts.

Bigger Pay for the Recount

Marcos, in his protest, assails the election results in 39,221 clustered precincts-36,465 of which he asks for the conduct of manual count and judicial revisions while he also requests for the annulment of election results in the rest of the 2,756 precincts. Based on the Commission on Election or Comelec data, the 39,221 clustered precincts are comprised of the 132,446 precincts.

April 14 Deadline

Installment payment is allowed for both Marcos and Robredo. Marcos should pay P36,023,000 on or before April 14 and P30-million on or before July 14. Robredo is also required to pay P8-million on or before April 14, and P7,439,000 on or before July 14. The problem is, April 14 is Good Friday. It’s a holiday!


Is the Supreme Court really paying attention? The calculations seem to work out fine despite the huge amount. Both politicians are up to it but why order it on a holiday? Perhaps, the justices are overworked and te incident is just a mere oversight.

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