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By Prince Golez

Vice President Leni Robredo’s acceptance of ICAD co-chair post won’t have any effect on the election protest filed by losing vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Robredo, Malacañang said.

“Wala naman effect yun. Anong effect nun? That’s a legal issue. So, it has nothing to do with her job,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo told POLITIKO.

Robredo is facing electoral case from Marcos, whose family has close ties with President Rodrigo Duterte, on the poll results for vice president.

It can be recalled that ex-senator Marcos lost to Robredo, who was then representative of Camarines Sur’s third district by 263,473 votes.

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, recently gave Marcos and Robredo until November 10 to comment on the initial recount of votes in three pilot provinces, and the nullification of votes in three Mindanao provinces, namely Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao.

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