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Palace reiterates hands-off stance on Marcos-Robredo poll protest: Hayaan n’yo sila!

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By Prince Golez

The government will abide by the Supreme Court’s ruling on the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo, Malacañang said.

“As we have repeatedly said, we never interfere with the function and duty and work of any co-equal branch as well as independent constitutional bodies, so, we’ll leave it on that,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo told reporters Tuesday.

Let the parties argue their case in court, added Panelo.

“We will not interfere eh. Hayaan n’yo na lang sila, we’ll just wait,” he said.

On October 15, the Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, ordered the camps of Marcos and Robredo to “submit a memoranda on the various issues relating to the jurisdiction and other matters on the third cause of action of the case, which is the annulment of election results for Vice President in the provinces of Lanao Del Sur, Basilan and Maguindanao” within 20 days.

The High Court also decided “to release to the parties the report on the revision and appreciation of ballots in the 3 pilot provinces and for them to comment thereon.”

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