On 6 March 2017, BBM filed his Reply and cautioned the PET about the delaying tactics of the Robredo camp.
BBM cited the case of Manuel A. Roxas v. Jejomar C. Binay wherein the preliminary conference was scheduled barely two (2) months after the filing of Roxas’ election protest; in BBM’s case, however, eight (8) months have already lapsed and the preliminary conference has yet to be scheduled.
On 9 March 2017, BBM received a Letter from the COMELEC regarding Robredo’s request that she be given copies of the printed ballot images, election returns and other election data from a pending election protest in Camarines Sur.
After 36 weeks, we are still waiting for the PET :
• to issue a Retrieval Order [per undertaking # 7 of 21] and
• to issue a Notice of Preliminary Conference [per undertaking # 8 of 21].