Sen. Lacson questions why Marcos has to pay for poll protest
The Supreme Court, as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), issued a resolution that requires Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. to pay Php 66 million for his poll protest which drew questioning from Senator Panfilo Lacson.
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“Why would a winner harassed with poll protest or the cheated be made to pay huge sums of money to be legally declared winner?” posted Lacson on his social media account.
The senator further criticized that the SC has a “flawed system” for requiring Marcos to pay such amount by April 17, 2017 (Monday).
The PET, however, states in their resolution that the money to be paid will be used for the retrieval of the ballot boxes and election documents necessary to validate the electoral fraud Marcos alleges.
Marcos has to pay Php 66,023,000 for the contested ballot boxes in 132,446 precincts, while Vice President Leni Robredo has to pay Php 15,439,000 for the contested ballot boxes in 31,728 precincts. Both parties are required to pay in two tranches.
The first installment has to be paid on April 14, 2017 (Thursday), however, since it falls on a holiday, the deadline is moved to April 17, 2017 (Monday). Marcos would have to pay Php 33,023,000 for the first installment, while Robredo will have to pay Php 8 million.
The second installment is on July 14, 2017 (Friday). Marcos would have to pay Php 30 million for the second installment, while Robredo will have to pay Php 7,439,000.
Sen. Lacson questions why Marcos has to pay for poll protest Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on April 16, 2017 Rating: