Feb 17, 2021 @ 17:57
Panelo tells VP loser Bongbong: Takbo ka ulit sa 2022
President Duterte’s main abogado gave unsolicited advice to losing vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos after the Supreme Court junked his electoral protest four years after the elections: He can always try again.
“There is always another election to vindicate one’s loss or validate forever one’s rejection by the voting population,” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said in a statement.
The SC sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal voted unanimously to junk the entire petition of the Marcos camp on Tuesday, February 16.
Panelo preached adherence to the high court’s decision, not just for Marcos but all of his supporters: the legitimate and only vice president is Leni Robredo.
“The supporters of the losing party, as well as those who voted for the losing candidate , may disagree with the general voters’ choice and consider the same as incorrect. They have to accept the verdict no matter how wrong or unacceptable to them. That is the rule of the majority,” he added, telling them that the majority wins.
Marcos’ lawyer Vic Rodriguez has said that the ex-senator and son of the former dictator will definitely run for the 2022 polls, but did not disclose for which position.