Liberal Party senators on Thursday slammed former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for questioning the credibility of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), whom he accused of being unfair in his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
“Hindi maganda na kwestyunin mo ang kredibilidad ng PET kung hindi pabor sa iyo ang mga desisyon,” said LP president Sen. Francis Pangilinan.
Sen. Bam Aquino said it is unfair for Marcos to cast doubt on the integrity of the PET, composed of Supreme Court justices, when decisions do not go his way.
“Bakit noong puro pabor sa kanya ang desisyon, may narinig ba siyang reklamo mula kay Vice President Leni Robredo,” Aquino said.
Sen. Franklin Drilon said Marcos must learn to accept the decision of the PET, whether adverse or in his favor.
“It’s part of our judicial process. Sometimes, we may get the short end of the stick, but that’s the way court processes go and as a former lawmaker, he should know better,” Drilon said.
In September, Marcos’s camp lauded the PET after it denied with finality Robredo’s bid to reverse its earlier ruling finding sufficiency in Marcos’s election protest. Now he wants to have the PET chairperson replaced.
Marcos decried the “obvious bias” of Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the ponente of his election protest which is now pending before the PET against him and in favor of Robredo.