Bongbong Marcos’ petition before PET dismissed
MANILA – The Supreme Court of the Philippines today, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal “unanimously dismissed” the electoral protest filed by former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo.
In a statement released before midday today, the Supreme Court’s Public Information Office said the decision was made on the case entitled Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr., protestant vs. Maria Leonor “Leni Daang Matuwid” G. Robredo, protestee, PET Case No. 005.
In its statement, it was learned out of the 15 members of the Tribunal who attended today’s meeting, seven members fully concurred in the dismissal while eight concerred with the result.
It was learned that the 15 members of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal unanimously dismissed the entire electoral protest.
“Wherefore, the Presidential Electoral Tribunal DISMISSES the Election Protest filed by protestant Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. for lack of merit. The Counter-Protest filed by protestee Maria Leonor “Leni Daang Matuwid” G. Robredo is likewise DISMISSED.”
Supreme Court Spokesperson Atty. Brian Keith Hosaka, in a short press conference, declined to identify the ponente in decision. (Melo M. Acuña)
Supreme Court of the Philippines Spokesperson Brian Keith F. Hosaka. (SC Photo)