SC spokesperson reminds Robredo, Marcos camps to refrain from making public statements about poll protest

(Eagle News)–The spokesperson of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Oct. 9, reminded the camps of Vice President Leni Robredo and former Senator Bongbong Marcos to refrain from making public statements on the pending electoral protest.

Atty. Brian Keith Hosaka said the High Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, has already ruled neither camp should speak to the media on the case, based on the “sub judice rule.”

Hosaka issued the statement after  both camps made statements on the report issued by case magistrate in charge Justice Alfred Caguioa on the vote recount covering the three pilot provinces of Negros Oriental, Camarines Sur and  Iloilo.

The SC has deferred action on the report, prompting Romulo Macalintal, Robredo’s lawyer, to formally file a motion urging the SC to release the results of the recount “if only to put to rest the speculations and in the greater interest of transparency..”

Vic Rodriguez, Marcos’ spokesperson, tagged the motion as “preposterous.”

According to Hosaka, the case was being studied carefully by the PET.

“Ang pinag uusapan po dito sa kasong ito ay ang pangalawang pinakamataas na pinuno ng ating bansa, at kung sino ang tunay at totoong pinili ng taong bayan na bise president na ayon sa batas. Kaya po siguro dapat lamang ay pag aralan ng mabuti at maingat ng ating mga Justices ang bawat issue at ebidensiya ng kaso,” he added.

The last time the PET deferred taking action on Caguioa’s report during the tribunal session was Tuesday, Oct. 8.