The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), corrected claims of the camp of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. that only portions of his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo was dismissed.
In its updated press briefer, the SC Public Information Office (SCPIO) said “the 15 members of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal unanimously dismissed the entire electoral protest.”
The SCPIO cited the dispositive portion of the ruling which read: “Wherefore, the Presidential Electoral Tribunal Dismisses the Election Protest filed by protestant Ferdinand “Bonbong” R. Marcos, Jr. for lack of merit.”
“The Counter-Protest filed by protestee Maria Leonor “Leni Daang Matuwid” G. Robredo is likewise dismissed,” the ruling added.
This is the second statement issued by the PET regarding the dismissal of the Marcos election protest and was made in response to the false claims of his camp.
After hearing of the dismissal of the poll protest, lawyer Vic Rodriguez, the spokesperson of Marcos, issued a statement saying that “the court unanimously voted to dismiss our second cause of action which is the manual recount and judicial revision.”
“However, as to the issue on how to proceed with our third cause of action which is the annulment of votes in Mindanao, the Tribunal has yet to decide on the matter,” said Rodriguez.