Day: July 27, 2021

Bye P3M! SC junks Francis Tolentino’s plea for return of poll protest payments

MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) against the return of PHP3.3 million paid by Senator Francis Tolentino in connection with his 2016 election protest against Senator Leila de Lima, challenging the results of that year’s elections.