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Palace leaves it to SC to decide on Marcos poll protest

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By Prince Golez

Malacañang is leaving the 2016 electoral protest former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. filed against Vice President Leni Robredo to the electoral tribunal to decide.

This, after the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, deferred action on Marcos’ poll protest.

“We will leave it to them. We are not… We will leave it to the tribunal to decide on its own whatever pending cases it has,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Tuesday.

Panelo reiterated that President Rodrigo Duterte is a stickler for the rule of law.

“Whatever the law says, you should enforce it,” according to him.

To recall, Robredo garnered 14,418,817 votes in the 2016 vice presidential race, leading Marcos by 263,473 votes.

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