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.
Listen to this podcast with Guia as we try to understand the crazy world of electoral protests.
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- Episode 1 Part 1: Supreme Court’s most controversial decisions
- Episode 1 Part 2: Department of Justice’s evolving definition of warrantless arrests
- Episode 2: The rule of law in the time of the coronavirus
- Episode 3: Pandemic and the great wall of free speech
- Episode 4: Will petition to disclose Duterte health work?
- Episode 5: Legal difficulties of a prisoner mass release
- Episode 6: Breaking down the ABS-CBN franchise legal and political issues
- Episode 7: ABS-CBN and the 3 tangled branches of government
- Episode 8: Are extraordinary writs still effective in the time of Duterte?
- Episode 9: Dissecting anti-terror bill and threats to freedoms
- Episode 10: The problems with the Cybercrime Law
- Episode 11: Can we trust the gov’t panel probing drug war deaths?
- Episode 12: Why press freedom is legally protected
- Episode 13: What is People’s Initiative and will it work for ABS-CBN?
- Episode 14: The new push for death penalty
- Episode 15: A State of terror
- Episode 16: GCTA’s thorn – Do bad men deserve good things?
- Episode 17: Policies beyond body count of Duterte’s drug war
- Episode 18: Can we really bring Xi Jinping to the ICC?
- Episode 19: Philippine courts and the death of baby River
- Episode 20: Deep dive into anti-terror law IRR
- Episode 21: Supreme Court and the SALN challenge
- Episode 22: Where PH stands in fight for climate justice
- Episode 23: How to legally fight red-tagging
- Episode 24: Hope for the Rule of Law with Dino de Leon
- Episode 25: Summary of anti-terror law petitions
- Episode 26: May it please the Court – the anti-terror law orals
- Episode 27: Investigating Duterte’s drug war using hard data
- Episode 28: Your Honors, they are killing lawyers
- Episode 29: Choosing who sits on the Bench
- Episode 30: Lugaw, RA 11332, and common sense policy
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