By: James Hernandez
The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), is set to conduct a recount over the election protest of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
PET and SC Clerk of Court Edgar Aricheta said the revision of votes will start on April 2 at the SC-Court of Appeals (CA) gymnasium in Manila.
The venue will be secured by members of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Police Security Protection Group and PET guards.
The revision process will cover 5,418 clustered precints from three pilot provinces, namely, Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental.
The three provinces were chosen by Marcos as the best provinces where he could prove the irregularities he cited in his poll protest.
Marcos filed the protest on June 29, 2016 as claimed he should have won the polls instead of Vice President Leni Robredo whom he accused of being involved in election fraud.