Statement of Atty Vic Rodriguez, spokesman of former Senator Bongbong Marcos, on denial of the PET of his Motion to Investigate the Pansol outing

13 July 2018

We are completely surprised and quite shocked with the pronouncement of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal that an investigation on the highly improper Pansol outing had already been conducted and concluded. Former Senator Marcos as the Protestant has all the right to know and be duly notified by Justice Caguioa as to when the investigation commenced, who conducted it, what was the findings and penalty meted out and for violating what?

The fact that we filed the Manifestation clearly indicates all of these - the illegal Pansol outing, the purported surreptitious investigation, the highly secretive penalty imposed - happened without our knowledge.

In stark contrast, it is clear in the Counter-Manifestation filed by Mrs. Robredo that she personally knew that an investigation was already carried out and sanctions imposed. This clearly demonstrates that she has unbridled access to all sensitive and confidential information ordinarily available only to an insider.

Mrs. Robredo's inside information confirms our earlier submission that she has already infiltrated some revisors of the PET at the expense not only of Sen. Marcos' election protest but the entire Filipino people who are tirelessly waiting to know the truth on who really won the vice presidential elections.