Sumunod kay Bongbong: Robredo pays P50K fine for violating PET gag order
Vice President Leni Robredo has also paid the P50,000 fine for having violated the gag order imposed over the election protest of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
The camp announced the payment of the fine after Marcos was reported to have paid the same amount.
The two paid the fines after the PET gave the order for having violated the sub judice rule.
Her legal counsel, lawyer Romulo Macalintal explained whatever Robredo’s camp said was made “in self-defense in order to dispel the malicious statements of Marcos.”
Citing the PET’s resolution dated June 16, the tribunal took “particular note of the statements to the media regarding the condition of the ballot boxes undergoing revision (e.g., recently wet ballots, missing audit logs)” and it said that “such statement were circulated to insinuate fraud and anomalies attended the 2016 National and Local Elections, which could inevitably lead to the prejudgment of the Tribunal’s disposition of the case.”
When the manual recount of the 2016 vice presidential polls begun last April 2, her camp reminded lawyer Vic Rodriguez, the spokesperson of Marcos, had an interview with CNN Philippines; Imee Marcos went to the SC and entered the revision area with Marcos; and then Marcos told the media that there were wet ballots and missing audit logs.