Marcos asks PET for extension of deadline for submission of comment on manual recount report

Wants “voluminous” report photocopied first

(Eagle News)–The camp of former Senator Bongbong Marcos has asked the Presidential Electoral Tribunal he be allowed to defer the submission of his comments on the report on the revision and appreciation of votes in Negros Oriental and two other areas.

In a five-page motion, Marcos requested for the deferment until his camp gets copies of the “voluminous” documents.

For this, Marcos requested the PET for specific 15 individuals to be allowed to “witness and participate” in the photocopying of the documents.

He said the PET could deduct all the “administrative expenses” from the photocopying of the report from his cash deposit.

“And considering the photocopying of the report has yet to commence, protestant Marcos is likewise constrained to move for the deferment of the deadline to submit his comments on the said report on the revision and appreciation of votes until the requested photocopying of the said documents reports is granted and completed,” he said.

The manual recount of votes covering Negros Oriental, Iloilo and Camarines Sur stems from the electoral protest filed by Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo.

Robredo was declared the winner of the 2016 vice presidential race with over 200,000 votes more than Marcos reportedly garnered.