Makati Business Club: Dismissing Marcos election protest good for PH

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The influential Makati Business Club on Wednesday came up with a rare statement stressing that the dismissal of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo could remove the political uncertainties now enveloping the country.

While it welcomed the recent ruling of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, the MBC disclosed that it would have been better had the tribunal junked Marcos’ protest.

“We hope this is a step toward dismissing the protest, and reducing the political and judicial uncertainty that came with it – uncertainty that manifests in risk premiums for those who would invest in Philippine jobs and industries,” the MBC said.

“We further believe that putting the protest to rest would free both the Court and the Office of the Vice President to focus on pressing issues with great impact on the well-being of the Filipino people,” it added.

Last Tuesday, PET ordered the release to the camps of Robredo and Marcos the report on the revision and appreciation of ballots in the three pilot provinces, and for them to comment on it.

Likewise, the PET required parties to submit a memoranda on the various issues relating to the jurisdiction and other matters relating to the third cause of action.

The third cause of action is the annulment of election results for vice president in the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Basilan, and Maguindanao within 20 days from receipt.

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