VP Robredo urges 25% shading threshold in pilot recount; files urgent motion

Vice President Leni Robredo giving a speech in front of her supporters when she filed a motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to apply the 25% shading threshold when counting votes in the ongoing pilot recount.

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday filed a motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to apply the 25% shading threshold when counting votes in the ongoing pilot recount.

Robredo insists that the SC, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), should adopt the rules of counting imposed during the 2016 National Elections.

The Supreme Court in a resolution on April 10 said they applied the “50% shading threshold” as basis for recount as they were not aware that the “25% threshold” was imposed in the 2016 polls, as claimed by Robredo.

To support her claim, Robredo attached a copy of a letter by Comelec Commissioner Louie Tito Guia which stated that Comelec set the threshold “at about 25% of the oval space.”

Robredo said the letter was approved by Comelec en banc and received by Clerk of Court Tribunal Atty. Felipa Anama.

The Vice President wants PET to immediately change the resolution and order the revisors to proceed with the recount using the “25% threshold.” — UNTV News & Rescue

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