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Thursday, July 12, 2018



UERMMMC Doctor: Because of Leni, confidence in the PET is damaged



VP Leni Robredo, photo from Manila Bulletin
With the recent issue of the "swimming party" between the Presidential Electoral Tribunal staff and the revisor of Vice President Leni Robredo, UERMMMC Doctor Ethel Pineda said that thanks to the VP, the confidence of the people in the PET has been damaged.

"The confidence in the Presidential Electoral Tribunal's impartiality has been irreparably damaged. Imagine. PET revisors partying privately with a member of the Robredo camp. Imagine. It was an opportunity to exert influence. How does one respond to a request by someone who has fed you and given you a good time?" she said.

"Ask. What other favors have been exchanged? Ask. Is this the first, or just one of many occasions?" she added.
UERMMMC Doctor Ethel Pineda, photo from Facebook
Robredo's opponent in the ongoing election recount, ex-Senator Bongbong Marcos after hearing of the incident, which was posted online, filed in the Supreme Court a manifestation of grave concern with extreme urgent motion to investigate. The High Court acts as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on Monday.

Marcos said that on June 22, Robredo’s revisor Osmundo Abuyuan went to 3J’s Resort in Pansol, Calamba, Laguna, with 20 PET employees who are conducting the ongoing recount for the electoral protest Marcos filed against Robredo

"Election, as the ultimate democratic exercise, must be treated with utmost respect. Sacred, even. It was paid for with the blood of our heroes. Once more, we see Ms. Robredo and her representatives trampling over what the citizens hold precious. This is the Liberal Party's unmistakable, unparalleled brand of arrogated impunity," Pineda said.

"The bile rises in my throat," she added.

These are the PET employees who went to the trip:

Reycard Castro, PET chief tabulator
Hazel Magsipoc, PET head revisor
Mohammad Disomangcop, PET head revisor
Jennifer Pablo, PET head revisor
Michaer Rebosura, PET head revisor
Christine Enriquez, PET head revisor
Noriesel Lalamunan, PET head revisor
Irene Canada, PET head revisor
Princess Bonetivo, PET head revisor
Maria Katrin Rosales, PET head revisor
Hannah Medrano, PET head revisor
Julius Tumalad, PET alternate head revisor
Ellaine Francisco, PET appraiser
Keno Moraleda, PET head ballot box custodian
Martin Santos, PET ballot box custodian
Edward Roque, PET ballot box custodian
Bryan Puntero, PET ballot box custodian
Elijah Mikaelson, PET ballot box custodian
Mel Darian Buensalido, PET ballot box custodian
Rogene Agudelo, PET ballot box custodian

The former senator said he knew of the incident via a Facebook post by Rosales, a PET head revisor, which she deleted.

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The confidence in the Presidential Electoral Tribunal's impartiality has been irreparably damaged.

Imagine. PET revisors partying privately with a member of the Robredo camp.

Imagine. It was an opportunity to exert influence. How does one respond to a request by someone who has fed you and given you a good time?

Ask. What other favors have been exchanged?

Ask. Is this the first, or just one of many occasions?

Election, as the ultimate democratic exercise, must be treated with utmost respect. Sacred, even. It was paid for with the blood of our heroes. Once more, we see Ms. Robredo and her representatives trampling over what the citizens hold precious. This is the Liberal Party's unmistakable, unparalleled brand of arrogated impunity.

The bile rises in my throat.

Source: Dr. Ethel Pineda