Hosaka: No action on Marcos electoral protest case

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The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has deferred again its deliberation on the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo.

“The PET did not take any action on the vice presidential election protest case during the tribunal’s session today. The said case remains pending and is still being deliberated by members of the tribunal,” Supreme Court Public Information Office chief Brian Keith Hosaka disclosed in a message to reporters on Tuesday.

A source who spoke on condition of anonymity bared that the high court reset the deliberations to October 15.

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.

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