The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo believes former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. should be made to pay over P2 billion prices to be incurred by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) due to his election protest.
Robredo’s attorneys filed on Tuesday (June 20) an omnibus movement earlier than the Supreme Court (SC) sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to make clear from the Comelec whether or not Marcos should be made chargeable for the over P2 billion beneath the Automated Election System (AES) contracts.
“Noong naghain ng election protest si Marcos noong June 2016, isa sa mga hiniling niya ay ang pagsasagawa ng technical examination at forensic investigation ng mga VCMs (vote counting machines),” recounted her counsel, lawyer Romulo Macalintal.
“At ang mga VCMs na iyan ay iyong ginamit sa lahat ng 92,508 clustered precincts,” he added.
Because of this, Macalintal cited the Comelec had already knowledgeable the PET of incurring a doable value of P2.08 billion for the non-turn-over of the 97,365 VCMs on or earlier than December 1, 2016.
“Dahil sa ganitong kaganapan, linawin sana ng COMELEC kung si Marcos nga ba ang magbabayad ng P2.08 bilyon,” Macalintal mentioned.
Apart from this, Macalintal mentioned the Comelec can also be incurring no less than P5.62 million per 30 days for the lease of a warehouse in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and associated expenses.