Feb 16, 2021 @ 16:32
Di pa tapos ang laban! Marcos lawyer claims SC yet to decide on plea to annul VP votes in Mindanao
The camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos is not giving up even after a unanimous Supreme Court vote that junked his electoral protest.
Marcos’ abogado and spokesman Vic Rodriguez said the ex-senator still has a fight to put up against VP Leni Robredo, claiming that the high court only decided based on their request for a recount in three pilot provinces.
“Based on the official pronouncement made by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal today, the court unanimously voted to dismiss our second cause of action which is the manual recount and judicial revision,” Rodriguez said.
“However, as to the issue on how to proceed with our third cause of action which is the annulment of votes in Mindanao, the Tribunal has yet to decide on the matter,” he added.
While the actual decision signed by magistrates are yet to be published, initial information stated that the justices found no concrete evidence nor specific instances for Marcos to argue he was cheated in the 2016 elections.