The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has favored the 25-percent as substantial vote edge regarding the survey dissent recorded by previous Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo.
The 21-page goals — issued by the SC on September 18 yet was just discharged to parties on September 25 — supported the position held by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Robredo which sets a 25 percent limit for the manual checking of the votes in favor of the 2016 races concerning Marcos’ challenge since it is a similar edge utilized by the Vote Counting Machines (VCM) utilized in the 2016 surveys.
Similarly, the PET likewise refered to Comelec’s substantial vote limit set at 25 percent for the irregular manual review of the 2016 surveys.
“From the prior, for reasons for the 2016 decisions, the 50% shading limit [on substantial vote] was never again connected. It is in like manner clear, be that as it may, that another limit had been connected,” a bit of the goals read.
“After indefatigably going through the gatherings’ remarks and contentions, the Court in this takes steps to mostly give the subject movement [of Robredo] putting aside the utilization of 50 percent edge in the amendment (describe) procedures is concerned,” the goals included.
Robredo has been pushing for a 25 percent substantial vote edge in light of the 2016 Comelec rules while Marcos said it ought to be 50 percent as per the 2010 PET Rules.
The relate, which began April 2, covers three pilot areas as picked by Marcos: Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental.
“All Supreme Court judges, with the exception of [Antonio ] Carpio and [Diosdado] Peralta who are on leave, appended their mark on the Resolution. Walang duda na suportado ng mga judges kung ano ang tama. We are trusting that after this goals, magtuloy-tuloy na, so we can proceed onward,” Robredo said of the goals written by Supreme Court Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa.
“This is an exceptionally critical lawful and political triumph for us. This likewise exposes Marcos’ unmerited cases that utilizing 25 percent is equivalent to changing the tenets amidst the amusement. Truly 25 percent was the manage embraced by the Comelec. VP Robredo is our appropriately chosen Vice President and Marcos’ challenge has no legitimate or verifiable help,” Robredo’s guidance, Romulo Macalintal, included.
Robredo, notwithstanding, conceded that it made her camp hurl a moan of help regardless of whether it was the normal result.
“Welcome improvement kasi ito ang aming inaasahan. Kasi kapag nalaman ng Supreme Court ang rules na ginamit ng Comelec eh fury reexamine nila ang kanilang administering. In any case, while this was our desire, nung dumating siya, masayang masaya dad rin,” Robredo, a legal advisor, called attention to.
“Para kaming na-FPJ, nagpabugbog muna ng dalawang taon, bago nagkaroon ng onting space. The last nail in the pine box [on Marcos’ protest] has been set up. We can’t perceive any piece of the Resolution that he (Marcos) could [cite for] bid,” Robredo included, alluding to the late on-screen character Fernando Poe Jr. who is known for being forced to bear punches and kicks first before beating his rivals.
The Supreme Court at first denied Robredo’s movement to set the legitimate vote edge for the manual survey relate on Marcos challenge at 25 percent, saying that the Comelec did not educate the High Court that the survey body utilized such edge in the 2016 surveys by the excellence of the Comelec Resolution.
Robredo’s camp advanced the decision by refering to that the High Court knows about the Comelec Resolution setting the legitimate vote edge at 25 percent on the grounds that the survey body composed the High Court in September 2016 with a connection of the Comelec Resolution expressing that the Vote Counting Machines (VCM) utilized in 2016 races utilized a 25 percent substantial vote limit.
A similar September 2016 letter with connected Comelec Resolution likewise expressed that a similar 25 percent limit was connected for the arbitrary manual review of votes in the 2016 surveys.
“At long last, uusad na ‘yung kaso, at alam natin pag umusad ang kaso, madi-expel ito. Wala na kaming pinangangambahan,” Robredo said.
Likewise, Robredo said the Supreme Court’s September 18 Resolution additionally asserted her position that the progressing survey relate did not lessen her votes by as much as 21,000.
“Walang nabawas, and it is expressed in the Resolution. ‘Yung 21,000, publicity lang [ni Marcos] ‘yun,” Robredo said.
Page 1 of the Resolution read: “There is yet no last reasoning or expansion of votes” and that “there is only a fundamental isolation and characterization to encourage the account of complaints or cases, assuming any.”
Robredo beat Marcos by 263,473 votes in the 2016 surveys.
Before the September 2018 decision, PET utilized a 50-percent limit in manual tallying of votes.
Marcos legal advisor: Robredo camp ‘curving’ reality
In response, Marcos’ legal advisor Vic Rodriguez blamed Robredo and her legal counselors for lying and “curving” the decision of the court.
“They have the guts, the bother and the nerve to require a public interview just to talk lies and contort again the decision of the court,” he said in a meeting on Dobol B sa News TV.
Rodriguez said it is clear in the PET goals that it has maintained the 50-percent shading limit and trashed Robredo’s movement for reexamination challenging the council’s prior decision supporting Marcos’ position.
“Give me a chance to redress ‘yung pinakakalat ni Mrs. Robredo at kanyang abugado. Malinaw po sa administering ng court na ang tamang elucidation ay half as respects the edge and not 25. Truth be told in the decision by the council, particularly sa page 8… ang sinasabi ng council na never po silang binigyan ng ganyang resolusyon na nagsasabing 25%. In this manner ang kanilang administering is there is no premise to change the half limit,” Rodriguez said.
“Ibinasura po ‘yung movement for reevaluation ni Mrs. Robredo and maintained the situation of Senator Marcos na the correct translation as respects the limit is half and not 25%.”