PET denies Marcos’ plea for tribunal inquiry into Pansol party

(Eagle News)–The Presidential Electoral Tribunal on Friday, July 13, junked former Senator Bongbong Marcos camp’s petition for the tribunal to investigate the outing of PET personnel and at least one revisor from the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo.

“(The tribunal resolved to) deny the motion to investigate as the tribunal has already commenced and concluded its investigation relative to the subject ‘Pansol outing,'” a July 10 resolution said.

In the same resolution, the PET also ordered the Commission on Elections to comment on Robredo’s motion calling for the use of the 25 percent ballot shading threshold in the ongoing manual recount.

The recount which covers three provinces initially is in connection with Marcos’ electoral protest against Robredo, who was declared the winner of the 2016 vice presidential polls.

In seeking for an investigation, Marcos had called the June 22 outing “improper.”

Robredo’s camp said his camp knew of the outing and even sent food to the event.