Thursday, September 21, 2017

SC junks Marcos’ motion, upholds integrity of 2016 polls

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.

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