11 SC justices junk Caguioa’s bid to dismiss BBM’s protest.
ELEVEN out of the thirteen Supreme Court justices sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal rejected the report of justice-in-charge Benjamin Caguioa seeking to dismiss the poll protest filed by former Sen. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. against Leni Robredo.
“And the same decisive 11-2 vote ordered to open what the Robredo camp feared most - the ‘3rd cause of action’ which will prove that terrorism and massive poll fraud in three provinces of Mindanao contributed to her proclamation as vice president,” said Marcos’ spokesman, lawyer Victor Rodriguez.
Rodriquez said “that’s the reason why Leni and the yellow gangland are obviously in panic mode over the PET’s resolution ordering both parties of the poll protest to comment within 20 days on Marcos’ motion (from the day he filed the protest in 2016) to nullify the ballots in the provinces of Basilan, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur.”
“Through her highly placed deep throat in the Tribunal, Robredo was receiving advanced information which she used in claiming ‘fake victory’ in the recount without understanding first the contents of the PET October 15, 2019 resolution,” Marcos’ spokesman stressed.
He said the resolution clearly implied that 11 of the PET’s 13 voting magistrates did not believe on Caguioa’s report and opinion on the results of the manual recount of which Robredo and her lawyers were peddling bias and lopsided interpretations.
“And precisely why the majority of the Tribunal, by a very decisive 11-2 vote, emphatically junked that Caguioa minority opinion favoring Robredo finding the figures presented before them to be outrageous and, instead, ordered the election protest to proceed with both parties to file their comments and memoranda, including comments for the nullification of the votes in the provinces of Basilan, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur,” he added.