By Tetch Torres-Tupas | Inquirer.net
Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos on Monday challenged Vice President Leni Robredo to withdraw all pending motions before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to be able to immediately proceed with the recount.
“I issue the challenge to Leni Robredo, withdraw all your motion. I will withdraw all my motions para wala ng pag-aralan ang korte and we can proceed with the recount,” Marcos said at a press conference.
Robredo’s camp said Marcos has himself to blame for the delay in the resolution of his election protest against the vice president.
“He only has to blame himself for filing a weak and flawed election protest that the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has to resolve many preliminary matters before the case could move on,” said Robredo’s legal counsel, Atty. Romulo Macalintal.
“It was Marcos who first asked the PET to first resolve the issue of defective election system and his vaunted claim that he would be presenting voluminous documents and evidence to prove his case,” said Macalintal.
Marcos said it is time to remove the accusations flying back and forth.
He said he is willing to sign a manifestation to withdraw all his motions with the PET if the Robredo camp will do the same.