Former senator Bongbong Marcos’ lawyer Vic Rodriguez called out Vice President Leni Robredo’s chief counsel Romulo Macalintal for supposedly “lawyering” for the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Rodriguez made the statement after Macalintal said the Comelec briefed all political parties on the new features of the ballot prior to the 2016 elections.
The Marcos camp claimed they never received any briefing from the Comelec.
“Now Atty. Macalintal appears to be lawyering for the Comelec by claiming that the squares are a new feature and that the parties were informed of the presence of the squares in the ballot images,” Rodriguez said.
“The excuses are so feeble and insulting to the intelligence of the Filipino electorate as it provides them too little too late. The squares should not be there because during the source code review, no boxes were shown. If ever, the boxes must have been added after the source code review which is against the law,” he added.