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‘Di bata ni Bongbong! Peralta insists he won’t play favorites in poll protest

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Former chief justice Lucas Bersamin has expressed dismay over accusations that he has been delaying the ruling on the poll protest of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

“I did not like the wrong impression that I was inclining towards one or the other party,” he said.

“You cannot delay that, we all wanted to do away with that case,” he added

Previously, Bersamin admitted that he preferred delaying ruling on the case until he retired on October 18 so he won’t be accused of favoring anyone.

Last October 15, the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), ordered the parties to comment on “the report on the revision and appreciation of ballots in the three pilot provinces” as well as “submit a memoranda on the various issues relating to the jurisdiction and other matters relating to third cause of action, which is the annulment of election results for Vice President in the provinces of Lanao Del Sur, Basilan, and Maguindanao.”

“The correct context is we decide this case with all deliberate speed,” Bersamin stressed.

“Hindi naman pwedeng kumo may report na hindi mo pwedeng pakinggan,” he explained.

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