February 16, 2017

We are disheartened by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s ruling to affirm the election protest filed by Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Despite a sound counter-protest by Vice President Leni Robredo, PET emphasized that the “sufficiency” of Marcos’s protest “is already beyond dispute.”

However, we wonder how the protest was found to be sufficient in form and substance when, until now, no discrepancy in the election results have been presented?

There seems to be a disconnect between the supposed sufficiency in substance, and the blatant lack of evidence to support their claims.

We appeal to PET to exercise the highest discretion in decisions that will affect the results of the greatest exercise of democracy that is the elections. We also urge the Filipinos to remain vigilant and steadfast in protecting and supporting the Vice President that we elected.