QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo mentioned that they’ve no intent of ignoring the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s order for them to pay Php 15 million so her counter-protest may transfer ahead.
Atty. Romulo Macalintal, Robredo’s lawyer, mentioned that their camp filed a manifestation final April 12, asking the PET for clarification on its order to pay the primary tranche.
“Should this motion be denied, protestee Robredo is willing to pay the cash deposit for her counter-protested clustered precincts,” Macalintal harassed.
He famous, nonetheless, that Robredo would need to pay the quantity solely after the completion of the recount.
“Thus, without preempting the Honorable Tribunal, protestee Robredo asks that the payment of her cash deposit be deferred until such time that that the recount and revision of all the 36,465 protested clustered precincts has terminated,” Macalintal mentioned.
Unlike Robredo, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos paid the partial payment of Php 36 million required by the PET for his electoral protest towards the vice chairman to transfer ahead.
The former senator filed the protest due to what he mentioned had been the anomalies, frauds and irregularities that marred the May 2016 polls when he ran towards Robredo.