The camp of vice chairman Leni Robredo chided former Sen. Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos for claiming he had won the 2016 vice presidential race, accordingly preempting the electoral protest he had filed against Robredo before the splendid court docket (sc), sitting as presidential electoral tribunal (pet).
“It changed into too presumptuous for Mr Ferdinand Marcos (Jr.) to assert that he already ‘received the vice presidency’ or he is simply dreaming,” lawyer Romulo Macalintal, Robredo’s lead suggests, said in an assertion on Wednesday.
“If he won as VP, why is it that it turned into Robredo who was proclaimed with the aid of Congress as the winner?” Macalintal stated.
“Mr Marcos is simply looking to preempt the approaching outcomes of the recount of ballots wherein his ridiculous and frivolous claim of large election dishonest will be proven fake and a trifling imagined victory, that is the same old reaction of an election loser who cannot be given defeat in top grace,” he stated.
Robredo’s camp additionally remained strong of their function that “no one has ever received in a recount of automatic ballots” primarily based on past recount of ballots.
“For the results of the recount will just tally with the consequences generated by means of the vote counting machines from the automated election device, which Marcos himself admitted to being credible and for which his first reason for movement wondering the machine changed into dismissed through the presidential electoral tribunal (pet),” Macalintal said.
“We hope that Mr Marcos isn’t the usage of this protest for political media mileage,” he delivered.
Earlier Wednesday, Marcos stated in a press conference that he was now not keen on in search of reelection in the Senate, even with president Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement, so he could “end” his electoral protest
“I don’t see any motive why I might trade my thoughts,” he said. “Why could I run for senator? I already won as vice chairman.”
Source: Julliane Love de Jesus, Inquirer.net