Bongbong Marcos welcomes the directive of the Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. This is to order the retrieval of ballots. It is necessary for his poll protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Contrary to the reports of the mainstream media, this is actually a favorable circumstance for Marcos. The rejection of his first course of action that questions that integrity of the 2016 election actually paves the way for the immediate recount to happen very soon. That is basically his ultimate goal.
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[VIDEO]: Election protest ni Bongbong Marcos, magpapatuloy. Ibinasura ng Presidential Electoral Tribunal ang mosyon ni Vice President Leni Robredo na layong ipa-dismiss ang election protest ni Bongbong Marcos.
The Marcos’ Camp said; “We have the case exactly where we wanted it to be, the conduct of manual recount and judicial revision and the presentation of proof,” Marcos’ legal spokesperson Victor Rodriguez confirmed. Aside from the rejection of Marcos’ first course of action, the PET also denies Robredo’s motion for reconsideration to not allow Marcos’ protest to proceed. The Tribunal already upholds Marcos’ protest’s sufficiency in form and in substance.
First Course Rejection is Favorable to Marcos
Marcos’ protest is now limited to revision or manual recount of the actual ballots and annulment of election results for the position of vice president after the first cause of action rejection. This is for the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, and Basilan on the ground of terrorism, intimidation, harassment of voters and pre-shading of ballots.
Marcos only lost to Robredo by 263,473 votes in the May 2016 elections. Marcos’ Camp is very confident that the results of the recount from the pioneer provinces selected could easily surpass the questionable lead due to the alleged fraud. As always, Romulo Macalintal has a different interpretation of the circumstance. This is taken as a desperate mind conditioning effort from Robredo’s Camp.
Retrieval of Election Ballots
Currently, Marcos pushes for the retrieval of ballots and decryption and printing of ballot images in the pilot areas for the recount. Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental. The tribunal grants this as per August 29. Gone were the days that the people just believe what the mainstream media say. Now, it is evident that most of them are biased.