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On Thursday, October 24, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss the latest development in the electoral protest filed by Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) 'This proves who was telling the truth and who was lying,' tweets Vice President Leni Robredo
The Supreme Court also asks both parties to submit a position paper on Ferdinand Marcos Jr's request to nullify election results in Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Maguindanao
(UPDATED) For one, which has the jurisdiction to probe election materials, the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or the Commission on Elections?
(3rd UPDATE) Results of the recount of votes in Negros Oriental, Iloilo, and Camarines Sur in the vice presidential electoral protest show Robredo with 15,093 additional votes
To make his case that cheating and irregularities occurred in the 2016 polls, Ferdinand Marcos Jr cites the findings of a Comelec department in the protest of ex-Sulu vice governor Tan against former ARMM Governor Hataman
For the Marcos camp, it is a 'positive development' that the PET will now 'deal' with ARMM votes. The Robredo camp says the initial recount win is a clear victory.
'Between the two us, lahat ng na-achieve ko, pinagpaguran ko. Wala akong fake diplomas. Wala akong fake anything,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Defeated vice presidential bet Bongbong Marcos, while frustrated with the latest PET ruling, says, 'The case goes on and we will go from strength to strength'
(UPDATED) The Presidential Electoral Tribunal votes 11-2, asking Vice President Robredo and former senator Marcos to comment on the latter's motion to nullify votes from 3 Muslim Mindanao provinces
(6th UPDATE) Some quarters interpret Tuesday's decision – asking parties to comment on Marcos' 3rd cause of action, which is the annulment of votes in Lanao Del Sur, Basilan, and Maguindanao – can be disadvantageous to Robredo
Robredo's lawyers say the request to investigate 3 Mindanao provinces was a belated move by Bongbong Marcos and would violate PET rules
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers argue doing so would 'put to rest any apprehensions' of both camps regarding 'speculations' about the possible results of the ballot revision process
Duterte makes the remark amid a looming PET ruling on the initial recount of the vice presidential electoral protest
Rule 65 of the 2010 Presidential Electoral Tribunal Rules says after examination of the pilot provinces, the tribunal will decide whether to dismiss the protest at that level and affirm Robredo's win, or decide to proceed to further recount
New round of deliberations are scheduled for October 8
(3rd UPDATE) The Supreme Court en banc defers action on the report
'We should be careful of what we do here because the credibility of our processes as well as the political system here is at stake,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
(3rd UPDATE) The High Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, also orders the Comelec to explain why there are missing ballot images from two clustered precincts in Camarines Sur, the home province of Vice President Leni Robredo
Robredo claims that the recount in 3 pilot provinces selected by Marcos has given her 15,000 more votes, based on unofficial numbers from the electoral tribunal
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal has not made any confirmation or pronouncement on supposed cheating in the 2016 polls
Facebook posts falsely claim that lawmakers have a 'final official result' in the 2016 vice presidential election recount
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo calls this a circumvention of the tribunal rules as the current process is contained so far to 3 pilot provinces – Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental
(3rd UPDATE) The lawyers of the Marcos and Robredo camps say the Supreme Court did not give any reason behind the 'indefinite' suspension
But the camp of ex-senator Bongbong Marcos insists the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, ruled in its favor over the ballot shading threshold issue
To speed up the protest case, the Presidential Electoral Tribunal directs revisors to check the candidates' votes against the election returns printed from the counting machines
Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers find it 'disturbing' that former lawmaker Glenn Chong has access to audit logs from Ragay, Camarines Sur
The threshold has been put into question during the vote recount for the 2016 vice presidential elections
The Supreme Court unanimously rejects Bongbong Marcos' motion for inhibition against Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa
(3rd UPDATE) Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge, writes the en banc to take the case from him and re-raffle. It is rejected unanimously.
The camp of the Vice President tells the Tribunal that Marcos has not been able to substantiate his claim that the ballot images are compromised
But Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers also ask the Supreme Court which of their past statements are considered a violation of the sub judice rule
(3rd UPDATE) The Commission on Elections says the 50% shading threshold that the Presidential Electoral Tribunal insists on using in the vice presidential protest case has long been abandoned
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer Romulo Macalintal says Solicitor General Jose Calida's 'erroneous' support of the 50% shading threshold would 'erode the very foundation of our democracy' by disenfranchising voters
The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, says it has taken 'note without action' Vice President Leni Robredo's motion to give the Commission on Elections just 5 days to comment
(UPDATED) The Supreme Court says the investigation into the Laguna outing of its staff with Vice President Leni Robredo's revisors was already finished even before ex-senator Bongbong Marcos filed his motion
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says this is to 'avoid any further delays' in the resolution of its motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, on the ballot shading threshold
The lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say one of Bongbong Marcos' revisors, Roderick Miranda, sent food for the people who joined the outing
Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos says the swimming party indicates a 'conspiracy' between the Presidential Electoral Tribunal staff and the revisor of Vice President Leni Robredo
Instead of defending the government in the electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo, Solicitor General Jose Calida says he is acting as People's Tribune
The electoral tribunal asks local officials about wet ballot seals, missing election returns, and questionable signatures
The Vice President's camp points out that determining the shading threshold is an administrative, and not a quasi-judicial, matter so the Comelec 'could directly file its comment' with the PET on Robredo's motion
Vice President Leni Robredo says her camp has simply defended themselves against the lies of her rival Bongbong Marcos, forcing them to break the Supreme Court's gag order in the ongoing electoral protest
(UPDATED) The Marcos camp, meanwhile, says it will 'respect the decision of the Tribunal and will be more mindful of the sub judice rule in the future'
(3rd UPDATED) The Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal votes unanimously
(UPDATED) Marcos camp spokesperson Vic Rodriguez hits Vice President Leni Robredo for 'her desperate, childish, and obvious attempts to delay, delay, and delay the recount'
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The ruling of the Court imposing the 50% shading threshold in reviewing election results that were determined on a 25% threshold might therefore be a portent of things to come. It forecasts how the Court intends to exercise discretion in Marcos v. Robredo.