PET’s order to retrieve the ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia in three pilot provinces identified by Bongbong Marcos may be delayed. Marcos earlier receives a Motion from the COMELEC. It requested for additional time to comply with the Show Cause Order issued by the Supreme Court. This is concerning the inquiry on why the election body’s central and local officers of Bucay, Abra failed to seek prior approval from the PET before conducting post-election activities.
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Supreme Court Order
The retrieval process is necessary to speed up the recount as ordered by the Supreme Court to the COMELEC. Marcos’ three pilot provinces are; Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. However, with the pending motion, it cannot take place yet. SC’s decision on this is not known yet but this surely affects the slow action of the agency as far as the ballot boxes are concerned.
Reasons for More Time
COMELEC cites the past typhoon and the supposedly upcoming barangay and SK elections. Good thing that the President decides to move it in May 2018. So, there’s still hope that the COMELEC’s excuses can’t be tolerated by the Supreme Court. It is not certain if the President’s threat to impeach the Chief Justice can contribute to the delay. It remains to be seen.
Block Bongbong Marcos Conspiracy Theory
The Senate is preoccupied with some fake new inquiries. Senators Bam Aquino and Risa Hontiveros have some explaining to do. This goes the same to ASEC Mocha Uson and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Trillanes is also doing his tricks against the former Vice President Jejomar Binay to the President himself. Meanwhile, the current VP roams around localities to give anti-Martial Law speeches. The mainstream media is also busy reporting killings. It gives the impression that it’s bloody under the Du30 administration.
Electoral Protest Relevance
Many deaths are not due to illegal drugs. All these look like a conspiracy theory to deny Marcos of the Vice Presidency as COMELEC tries to delay the electoral protest. It is also obvious that pro-administration solons are fighting back. Seven Senators are now pressing Liberal Party colleagues of their alleged masterminding of the blog that discredits them. The President himself also vows to lay his hand on the impeachment of the Ombudsman and the Supreme Court Justice for allegedly aiding Trillanes’ attacks on him.