The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo will file a motion for reconsideration appealing the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s (PET) order for her to pay P50,000 for violating the gag order related to the ongoing vote recount in the vice presidential race.
In an interview with TV11 Zamboanga Friday (June 29), Robredo said her camp spoke out to fight the fake news coming from the camp of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
“Iyong sa amin kapag may kasinungalingan na sinasabi, ang pakiramdam namin kailangan naming i-correct. Kasi kung hahayaan lang namin na iyong kasinungalingan iyong naririnig ng tao, talagang iyon iyong papaniwalaan,” she said.
The PET on Tuesday (June 26) unanimously voted to impose a P50,000 fine on Robredo and Marcos for speaking out on the ongoing recount.
Both camps earlier received a show cause order from PET asking why they should not be cited for contempt of court for talking about sensitive information related to the poll protest.
Robredo said that while they will appeal the PET’s decision, they will also abide by it.
“Pero ito, ano naman, confident tayo na in the end, malalaman sino talaga nanalo sa eleksyon,” she said.
While Robredo said no cheating occurred in the 2016 elections, it was still important for the people to remain vigilant.
“Kailangan huwag magpabaya kasi iyon nga, sinasabi ko kanina, hindi natin hahayaan na iyong kasinungalingan iyong naririnig ng mga tao. Kaya parating habang ongoing iyong proseso, nakabantay tayo—nakabantay na hindi hinahayaan na hindi iyong katotohanan iyong lalabas,” she said.