Well, if you listen to Leni Robredo’s camp, they believed they won the latest round versus Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest.
Of course Robredo and her camp have every reason to be very optimistic. After all, the SC acting as the PET granted the motion of Robredo camp asking the PET to release to the parties the report on the revision and appreciation of ballots in the three pilot provinces, and for them to comment thereon.
Meanwhile, pro-Marcos lawyer Larry Gadon wants to rain on the parade of Robredo and her camp by claiming otherwise.
In a Facebook post published 15 October 2019, the Marcos loyalist and lawyer said it was victory for Marcos because of the following reasons.
First, the Caguiao report recommending the dismissal of the BBM protest was contested by 12 his SC colleagues. Meaning, Marcos electoral protest will proceed.
Second, the SC directed BBM and Robredo camp to submit comments not only on the Caguiao report but also on other grounds of protest.
Third, the SC has finally recognized the relevance, materiality and admissibility of the 3rd cause of action referring to the failure of election in Lanao , Basilan and parts of Maguindanao .
Gadon also sounded optimistic that once this issue is decided, the protest can be decided faster.
Gadon said there is even No need to recount votes in other provinces included in the protest , the SC can just invalidate the votes for VP , Leni Robredo will then loose her votes over BBM. If that happens, BBM will win his electoral protest vs Robredo and it is only a matter of time when he takes his rightful place as the Vice President of the Philippines.
You may read the original post of Atty. Larry Gadon below.
Ano ibig sabihin ng SC ruling today , Oct 15 , on the Protest of BBM ?
1. BBM won the first round .
The Caguioa report recommends Dismissal of the BBM protest .
12 Justices did not agree . Only 2 agreed to dismiss …Carpio and Caguioa . So , the protest proceeds with more favorable points for BBM .
12 Justices want the Protest to continue , aside from this , the SC directed BBM and Robredo to submit Comments in 20 days , not only on the Caguioa report but also on other grounds of protests.
The best thing about the ruling today is that the SC finally recognized the relevance, materiality and admissibility of the 3rd cause of action referring to the failure of election in Lanao , Basilan and parts of Maguindanao .
Once this 3rd cause of action is ruled upon , the protest can be decided faster. There is even No need to recount votes in other provinces included in the protest , the SC can just invalidate the votes for VP , Leni Robredo will then loose her votes over BBM . Lamang na boto ni BBM pag invalidated ang Lanao etc votes . Mas mabilis ito, kahit pa hindi na ma recount un ibang province. In the end BBM will win!
Source: Larry Gadon