Weekly Updates

Week 93: April 9 – April 15, 2018

On 11 April 2018, Robredo filed a Manifestation of Grave Concern with the PET stating that she was not allowed to claim four (4) ballots which were shaded in her favor because the same were inside the envelope for unused/excess ballots.

(click here to see the 11 April 2018 Manifestation of Grave Concern from Robredo)

On 13 April 2018, BBM received a Notice from the PET wherein it resolved to :

1. Deny Robredo’s Urgent Ex Parte Motion to Direct the Head Revisors to Apply the Correct Threshold Percentage as Set by the Commission on Elections in the Revision, Recount and Re-Appreciation of the Ballots, in order to expedite the proceedings.

The PET said that it “is not aware of any COMELEC Resolution that states the applicability of a 25% threshold; and that the Tribunal cannot treat the Random Manual Audit Guidelines and Report as proof of the threshold used by the COMELEC.

The PET like wise stated that it has “no basis to impose a 25% threshold in determining whether a vote is valid”, and that “protestee’s claim of a systematic reduction of her votes is without basis and shows a misunderstanding of the revision process.

2.Direct the parties to Show Cause and Explain, within 10 days from receipt of Noticewhy they should not be cited in contempt for violating the sub judice rule as ordered by the Tribunal; and

3. Note Robredo’s Manifestation of Grave Concern and Refer the same to the PET Commissioners for appropriate action.

(click here to see the 13 April 2018 Notice from the PET)

After 93 weeks (or roughly 655 days), the PET:

• is manually recounting the votes for Camarines Sur
[per undertaking # 11 of 21]

After Camarines Sur, the remaining two (2) “pilot province” are Iloilo & Negros Oriental.

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