On 21 February 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET wherein it required BBM to comment on Robredo’s Motionto Withdraw Any and All Pending Motions Which May Delay Recount Proceedings.
The PET also stated that “considering that the revision process is about to commence, the Tribunal DIRECTS both protestant and protestee to observe the sub judice rule.”
The PET further resolved to Note the Report of the Head of the Retrieval Team:
1. informing them of the termination of the retrieval activity in Camarines Sur;
2. as well as Grant the request for the following:
a. issuance of an Authority to Travel to Iloilo [from February 22 to 26, 2018] and to Negros Oriental [from February 27 to March 3, 2018] for the members of the exploratory team; and
b. approval of the expenses for the exploratory mission in the amount of PhP 292,780.-, the same to be charged against the cash deposit of BBM.
After 86 weeks (or roughly 606 days), we are still waiting for the PET:
• to begin the manual recounting of votes for Camarines Sur, Iloilo & Negros Oriental
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]