Saturday, June 23, 2018

SC junks Marcos’ motion, upholds integrity of 2016 polls

Sep 5, 2017 @ 17:01

The Supreme Court (SC) has junked former Senator Bongbong Marcos’ first cause of action for his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.

The SC in its decision dated August 29 upheld the integrity of the automated election system.

“Even if protestant succeeds in proving his first cause of action, this will not mean that he has already won the position of Vice President as this can only be determined by a manual recount of all votes in all precincts,” the SC decision said.

“And if this is a relief protestant has clearly stated he is not praying for, then, allowing the first cause of action to continue would be an exercise in futility and would have no practical effect,” it added.

The Ilocos Norte politiko accused Robredo and the Liberal Party of cheating in the 2016 elections in his election protest.

Facebook Comments
Recommended Articles

Recommended on other sites

The comments posted on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

Trending News

Want Politiko alerts on your inbox? Subscribe here.