Leni’s leak and deep throat hit

October 20, 2019

THE camp of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. yesterday expressed deep concern that a “highly placed” official in the Presidential Electoral Tribunal has been favoring Vice President Leni Robredo ever since the protest was filed.

Lawyer Vic Rodriguez pointed this out considering that Robredo has been celebrating even before the PET released the results of the recount of ballots in the pilot provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental.

“It only confirmed our suspicion that Mrs. Robredo’s premature celebration and claim of another fake victory in the Tribunal was a product of advance information she’s been receiving all along through a highly placed deep throat,” he said.

Also, Rodriguez clarified that PET overruled the draft resolution of Supreme Court Associate Justice Alfredo Caguiao in the electoral protest against Robredo.

Rodriguez - Marcos counsel and concurrent spokesman - issued the statement in response to Robredo camp’s claim that the opposition leader’s lead against Marcos has widened by more than 15,000 votes during the revision and recount of votes in the three pilot provinces.

According to Rodriguez, the figures being propagated by Robredo’s camp came from Caguioa’s dissenting opinion to the majority decision.

“The figures cited by Justices Caguioa and Antonio Carpio in their dissenting opinions came from the revision report penned by Justice Caguioa,” Rodriguez said.

“That is precisely why the majority of the Tribunal by a very decisive 11-2 vote emphatically junked that Caguioa minority opinion favoring Mrs. Leni Robredo finding the figures presented before them to be outrageous and ordered the election protest to proceed with the parties to file their Comment and Memoranda,” he continued.

In a resolution last Tuesday, PET ordered the release to parties the report on the revision and appreciation of ballots in the three pilot provinces, and for them to comment on it.