The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo has complied with the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s
order to pay P50,000 for violating the sub judice rule that prohibits public parties from discussing an ongoing case.
But the camp of the vice president also reiterated that they have never violated the sub judice rule
in the ongoing electoral protest filed by former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against her.
Through Romulo Macalintal, Robredo’s lead counsel, they filed a Manifestation with Urgent Motion for
Clarification. Macalintal pointed out that the PET, in its June 16 resolution, took “particular note of the
statements to the media regarding the condition of ballot boxes undergoing revision (e.g. recently wet ballots, missing audit logs).”
PET saying professions
He additionally cited the PET as saying that the professions “were circled to intimate misrepresentation and
oddities went to the 2016 National and Local Elections, which could unavoidably prompt the prejudgment of the Tribunal’s manner of the case.”
Hence, these, the veteran decisions legal advisor stated, were proclamations from the Marcos camp.
“Its determination did not point to a particular articulation made by protesters Robredo and her insight which
could be considered as an infringement of the sub judice control,” the movement read.
Robredo impacts Marcos lies
Robredo told columnists on Thursday that her camp regards the request of the court. Be that as it may, she included
that “when Marcos spreads lies, we have to answer them.”
“We can’t give them a chance to be on account of there is a request since he himself does not tail it,” she said.
Her camp has demanded that they never gave touchy or classified data on the continuous constituent challenge.
Marcos paid the fine last July 11, yet the receipt was made open just on Wednesday.
The PET punished the two camps on June 26.