Happening now: Hopeful Robredo supporters await PET ruling
Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo starting to swell in front of the Supreme Court as the result of the initial vote recount in the election protest of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is expected to be announced today.
Robredo won the vice presidential race in the May 2016 polls with 14,418,817 votes or 263,473 more than Marcos’ 14,155,344 votes.
But in his protest, Marcos contested the results in a total of 132,446 precincts in 39,221 clustered precincts covering 27 provinces and cities.
He named three provinces where he can supposedly prove that irregularities marred the conduct of the 2016 national and local elections.
The Marcos’ pilot provinces are Camarines Sur, Negros Oriental, and Iloilo.