Weekly Updates

Week 75: December 4 – 10, 2017

On 4 December 2017, BBM filed his Partial Motion for Reconsideration of the PET’s Resolution that granted Robredo’s Motion to secure soft copies of the ballot images and other reports from the Decryption proceedings for all the pilot precincts of BBM.

(click here to see the 4 December 2017 Motion from BBM)

On 5 December 2017, BBM received a Reply from Robredo wherein she claimed that BBM cannot fault her for non-payment of the decryption fee that was required by the COMELEC under its Order of Payment.

(click here to see the 5 December 2017 Reply from Robredo)

On 5 December 2017, BBM received a Letter from the COMELEC regarding the Order of Payment for the Decryption and Printingof Ballot Images, Election Returns and Audit Logs of all contested clustered precincts in the pilot provinces of Francis Tolentino.

(click here to see the 5 December 2017 Letter from COMELEC)

On 6 December 2017, BBM received a Notice from the SET regarding the compliance of the Order of Payment for the Decryption and Printing of Ballot Images, Election Returns and Audit Logs of all contested clustered precincts in the pilot provinces of Francis Tolentino.

(click here to see the 6 December 2017 Notice from SET)

On 7 December 2017, BBM received a Notice from the PET which resolved to :

1. Note BBM’s Manifestation regarding his payment of Decryption costs and expenses;

2. Note and Grant the COMELEC’s request for retrieval of election materials relative to the election case of Galua vs. Montante in Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte;

3. Note and Allow the continuation of various election appeal cases;

4. Note and Grant the COMELEC’s request for confirmation relative to the election protest case of Tan v. Hataman;

5. Confirm the COMELEC’s request for clarification relative to the election protest case of Tan v. Hataman; and

6. Note the Letter of the COMELEC regarding his request for clarification relative to the election protest case of Tan v. Hataman.

(click here to see the 7 December 2017 Notice from PET)

On 7 December 2017, BBM received a Notice from the PET which resolved to :

1. Note BBM’s Compliance regarding his List of Witnesses for his Third Cause of Action;

2. Note the COMELEC’s Letter regarding the election appeal case of Jainal v. Abubakar and Grant its request to continue with the pending proceedings; and

3. Note the COMELEC’s Letter regarding the election appeal case of Romero S. Daoaten v. Rosalina C. Biscarra and Grant its request for retrieval of ballot boxes and continuation of the appeal proceedings.

(click here to see the 7 December 2017 Notice from PET)

After 75 weeks (or roughly 529 days), we are still waiting for the PET :

• to issue a Retrieval Order [per undertaking # 7 of 21]

 Note that on 29 August 2017, the PET resolved to Partially Grant [BBM’s] Motion for Retrieval only insofar as all [the] precincts in the provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental are concerned.” [per item “C” of the Resolution]

• to begin the manual recounting of votes for Camarines Sur, Iloilo & Negros Oriental
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

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