Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. believes Vice President Leni Robredo shouldn’t be allowed to get the digital copies of the ballots within the 2016 polls since she didn’t even shared any prices to have them secured.
With this, Marcos appealed that the Supreme Court (SC), sitting because the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to reverse its earlier ruling which granted Robredo’s request.
“With all due respect, since protestee Robredo did not contribute any share in the expenses and supplies for this undertaking, it is unfair, unjust and inequitable that she was allowed by this Honorable Tribunal to obtain soft copies of the decrypted images of the ballots, election returns, audit logs and other relevant documents for the pilot protest,” learn his movement for reconsideration.
“Free-riding should not be countenanced by this Honorable Tribunal,” Marcos identified.
Marcos reminded he paid for the fee of decryption and printing of poll photographs from the pilot provinces amounting to P2,974,075.
Last November 7, the PET granted her request to get digital copies of the ballots from the three pilot provinces.
The delicate copies of digital playing cards sought by Robredo are from Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental.
Because of this, Robredo’s camp expressed gratitude to the PET for granting her request.
“We welcome the PET’s decision because it will provide us with additional blanket of security to the votes received by VP Leni as they decrypt the contents of the SD cards,” mentioned her lawyer Romulo Macalintal.