Robredo asks PET for extension of deadline to submit memorandum on manual recount results

(Eagle News)–Vice President Leni Robredo has asked the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to give her time to file her memorandum in relation to the poll protest filed by former Senator Bongbong Marcos against her.

In a five-page urgent motion, Robredo asked the PET to specifically give her the same time given to former Senator Bongbong Marcos who  asked for an extension last week to file his comment on the results of the manual recount of votes in connection with the protest and that covers Negros Oriental and two other areas.

Marcos had asked the PET to defer the deadline until the photocopying of the “voluminous” report is granted and completed.

In seeking the extension,  Robredo noted that from the time she received the SC resolution ordering the filing of the memoranda, seven of the 20 days the SC had given them to file the same had already lapsed.

“This motion is not intended for delay but dictated solely by the foregoing exigencies,” she said.

Earlier, the PET ordered Marcos and Robredo to also “submit a memoranda on the various issues relating to the jurisdiction and other matters relating to third cause of action, which is the annulment of election results for Vice President in the provinces of Lanao Del Sur, Basilan, and Maguindanao.”