Leni leaves protest fee fate to SC

Manila Bulletin - - News - By RAYMUND F. AN­TO­NIO

It will be up to the Supreme Court (SC) to de­cide on the pe­ti­tion of her sup­port­ers who want to pay the re­main­ing bal­ance of R7.4 mil­lion for her counter protest, Vice Pres­i­dent Ma. Leonor “Leni” Ro­bredo said.

Ro­bredo told the SC, sit­ting as the Pres­i­den­tial Elec­toral Tri­bunal (PET), in a man­i­fes­ta­tion that the de­ci­sion on the pe­ti­tion is “best left to the wis­dom and full dis­cre­tion” of the High Tri­bunal.

“The Mo­tion for Re­con­sid­er­a­tion filed by movants-pe­ti­tion­ers is hinged on their right to suf­frage,” she said, re­fer­ring to the pro­po­nents of the Piso Para sa La­ban ni Leni cam­paign.

Ro­bredo’s lawyers Ro­mulo Ma­cal­in­tal and Maria Ber­nadette Sardillo filed their man­i­fes­ta­tion on Septem­ber 15, the last day of their dead­line to com­ment on the mo­tion for re­con­sid­er­a­tion filed by the group. Mem­bers of the Piso Para sa La­ban ni Leni are still wait­ing for the de­ci­sion of the PET on their mo­tion af­ter it had ear­lier de­nied their pe­ti­tion to pay the amount on be­half of Ro­bredo.

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