Just in: In unanimous vote, Supreme Court junks Marcos protest vs Robredo

Philippines

Rappler

FEB 16, 2021 12:10 PM PHT LIAN BUAN

MANILA, PHILIPPINES

(UPDATED) This concludes more than 4 years of litigation of the Supreme Court, marked by controversial attempts to make the lead justices inhibit from the case

The Supreme Court (SC) sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has unanimously dismissed the electoral protest filed by defeated candidate Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo, two informed sources have confirmed to Rappler.

Rappler’s sources, who are privy to the information, said the vote was unanimous during the en banc session on Tuesday, February 16. The basis for dismissal is still unclear as of writing.

This concludes more than 4 years of litigation of the Supreme Court, marked by controversial attempts to make the lead justices inhibit from the case. The case lead has changed, from Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa to Associate Justice Marvic Leonen.

Leonen, whom Marcos had also moved to inhibit, remained case lead until the dismissal on Tuesday. He is facing an impeachment complaint at the House of Representatives, endorsed by Marcos’ cousin, Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Angelo Marcos Barba.

This is a developing story. Please refresh for updates. – Rappler.com


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