The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo hits former senator and defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos on February 7 for being a no-show on his challenge to sign a joint motion to withdraw all pending motions before the Supreme Court (SEC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).
The Ilocos Norte politiko earlier challenged Robredo to sign the joint motion so the PET can immediately begin ballot recount.
Robredo’s lawyer Romulo Macalintal said he waited for Marcos at a restaurant in Malate but he did not show up.
Macalintal said Marcos “also sent a wrong pleading entitled a ‘Joint Manifestation.’”
He said a joint manifestation is different from a joint motion.
“A motion is a pleading where a party asks the court to grant him the relief or remedies or what he wants from the court. A ‘manifestation’ is a pleading wherein the party merely makes a representation or statement which the court may just take note of without any action at all,” Macalintal explained.
“Records will show that it is only Marcos’ Partial Motion for Reconsideration of the PET’s resolution allowing Robredo to secure copies of the ballot images that is pending, hence, we asked for its immediate dismissal in this Joint Motion,” he added.