Vice President Leni Rebredo has asked the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), for more time file her comment concerning the poll protest of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Robredo sought the extension after senator Marcos earlier made a similar appeal to the PET.
“Wherefore, premises considered, it is respectfully prayed of the Honorable Tribunal that protestee Robredo given an equal period of time as protestant Marcos to file her Memorandum,” read her urgent motion that was filed before the PET.
Last October 15, the PET issued an order directing the parties 20 days to file file comments on “the report on the revision and appreciation of ballots in the three pilot provinces” as well as “submit a memoranda on the various issues relating to the jurisdiction and other matters relating to third cause of action, which is the annulment of election results for Vice President in the provinces of Lanao Del Sur, Basilan, and Maguindanao.”
The PET gave the order after having concluded the recount of ballots for the 2016 vice presidential polls in the pilot provinces Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental, all of which Marcos picked himself which best represent where alleged irregularities have taken place.