Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. intends to make use of as witness officials from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Smartmatic who bought indicted for altering the script in the transparency server in the 2016 elections.

They are includedamong 362 witnesses listed in the preliminary convention transient the attorneys of Marcos submitted Friday, June 6, earlier than the Supreme Court (SC) sitting Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).

“We have stipulated that they will be our witnesses,” mentioned Marcos authorized counsel, lawyer Victor Rodriguez, who’s referring to Smartmatic technical assist crew head Marlon Garcia and Comelec Information Technology skilled Rouie Peñalba.

“You can consider them as hostile witnesses but nonetheless we submitted their names and hopefully the tribunal will issue a subpoena to compel them to testify,” he mentioned.

Last June 2, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a decision which ordered the indictment of Comelec and Smartmatic officials and personnel together with Garcia and Peñalba for violating the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

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Source: politics.com.ph