Media Briefer

November 10, 2020

PET CASE NO. 005 – FERDINAND “BONGBONG” R. MARCOS, JR., PROTESTANT, VERSUS MARIA LEONOR “LENI DAANG MATUWID” G. ROBREDO, PROTESTEE.

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (“Tribunal”) again warns the parties in PET Case No. 005 (Marcos, Jr. v. Robredo) to strictly observe the sub judice rule pursuant to its earlier resolutions.

In view of the recent appearances and statements of the parties, their counsels and their agents in various media outlets including print, broadcast and social media, the Presidential Electoral Tribunal reiterates its Resolutions dated February 13, 2018 and March 20, 2018 directing the parties to strictly observe the sub judice rule. These are not the proper venues to litigate their case. The parties, their counsels and their agents are STERNLY WARNED that any more violation of this order shall be dealt with more severely.

This is not the first time that the Tribunal has cautioned the parties on the subjudice rule. On September 10, 2019, a similar reminder was issued by the Tribunal after it concluded and finished the recount and revision of ballots in the three test provinces of Iloilo, Negros Oriental, and Camarines Sur involving 5,415 election precincts.