After a recount of the votes in three pilot provinces showed she is the clear winner, Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday (June 13) asked the Supreme Court (SC) sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to resolve election protest of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against her.
In an urgent motion, Robredo prayed that the PET “immediately resolve all pending incidents after the revision and recount of the ballots from the three pilot provinces pursuant to Rule 55 of the Rules of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal.”
The Vice President filed the urgent motion after the PET terminated last March 4 the recount and revision of ballots from three pilot provinces picked by Marcos, namely, Camarines Sur, Negros Oriental and Iloilo.
The results of the recount of the three pilot provinces will determine if the PET will proceed with a nationwide recount.
Robredo noted that she received 1,493,517 votes from the three provinces compared to the 202,136 votes received Marcos.
Compared to the recount conducted by the PET, Robredo cited she received 1,492,544 votes based on the election returns and 1,475,989 votes based on the physical count.
While, Marcos only got 202,184 votes based on the election returns and 200,467 votes based on the physical count.
“Without preempting the resolution of the Honorable Tribunal, the result of the revision, recount and re-appreciation of the ballots clearly confirm the victory of protestee Robredo,” read the motion.