The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo believes former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is nonetheless fishing for evidence of fraud in the 2016 elections the place he misplaced to her.
Because of this, Robredo’s counsel, election lawyer Romulo Macalintal, filed one other pleading earlier than the Supreme Court (SC) sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to dismiss the electoral protest of Marcos.
“The Preliminary Conference Brief (PCB) submitted by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal that summarized his arguments and evidence in his election protest clearly exposed that he was merely fishing for evidence and not sure how he wants to proceed with his protest,” Macalintal mentioned.
The lawyer identified that “Marcos named the provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental; and yet he made a reservation to change any of these provinces.”
“Such reservation is a clear manifestation that Marcos is merely fishing for evidence and not sure of his election protest. He could not establish which 3 provinces out of the 30 provinces and highly urbanized cities he protested could demonstrate his much talked about electoral frauds and irregularities,” he acknowledged.
The PET earlier ordered each camps to submit their respective PCBs earlier than the preliminary convention of the electoral protest set this July 11.