PET defers action on Caguioa report on Marcos poll protest

(Eagle News)–The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, has deferred making a decision on the electoral protest filed by former Senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo.

SC spokesperson Brian Keith Hosaka said on Tuesday, Oct. 1, that the PET “deferred action” on the report of SC Associate Justice Alfred Caguioa, the magistrate in charge of the case, on the  recount of ballots cast in the 2016 elections from the chosen pilot provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental.

Caguioa had submitted the report on September 9.

Robredo was declared the winner of the vice presidential race after getting over 200,000 votes more than Marcos.