POOL PARTY? | Marcos wants probe on alleged outing of PET, Robredo revisors

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MANILA. PHILIPPINES (July 9, 2018) – The camp of former Senator Bongbong Marcos called on the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to look into the alleged pool party of its head revisors with those of Vice President Leni Robredo.

In their 12-page manifestation of grave concern with extreme urgent motion to investigate, the Marcos legal counsel provided the details of the outing on June 22 at a resort of Calamba, Laguna.

 

Twenty-four head revisors of PET were present in the event along with party revisors of Robredo led by a certain Osmundo Abuyuan, Attorney Vic Rodriguez claimed.

Marcos’ camp found it anomalous since the revisors are in charge of the recount of contested ballots in the May 2016 electoral protest.

“Kahit anong pa sabihin mo, they should be reminded that they should avoid not just impropriety in their conduct but giving away the appearance of impropriety. Again, because appearance is an essential manifestation of reality,” Rodriguez said.

“Now this demands a lot of explanation coming from all of those who are present during the swimming pool party with the revisor of Mrs. Leni Robredo,” he added.