The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo has defended the remarks it made in connection with the ongoing recount of votes after the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) ordered her to pay P50,000 for violating the sub judice rule.
Romulo Macalintal, Robredo’s abogado, said they had to defend themselves due to “the lies propagated by the Marcos camp.”
“Sometimes, we have no choice but to speak out, in order for the public to be enlightened amid the relentless black propaganda, which aims to discredit the recount being spearheaded by the PET,” he 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.
The latest issue to be argued over by the Robredo and Marcos camps was the use of magnifying glass by a revisor from the former senator’s camp.
Robredo’s camp slammed the revisor for bringing an item not allowed by procedures, since only papers can be brought into the revision area under PET rules.
Marcos’ camp responded by saying that the revisor needed the magnifying glass to see the papers more clearly.