The Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) unanimously junked the electoral protest of Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo.
Robredo widened her lead in a recount of ballots in 3 pilot provinces chosen by Marcos – Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental.
But Marcos wanted another route – investigate claims of widespread fraud and terrorism in Lanao del Sur, Basilan, and Maguindanao and declare an annulment of elections there.
The PET did not allow it, saying Marcos did not provide sufficient evidence, and that he cannot pick a second set of pilot provinces.
What we have is an underdeveloped jurisprudence on annulment of elections, said former Comelec commissioner Luie Guia.
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