Marcos supporters picket SC ahead of poll protest pre-trial


Posted at Jul 11 2017 10:46 AM

MANILA - Supporters of defeated vice presidential bet Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. converged outside the Supreme Court ahead of the preliminary conference of his electoral protest on Tuesday.

Marcos himself paid a 15-minute visit to his supporters when they started flocking to the high court from different provinces on Monday night.

The group lit candles spelling the word "katotohanan" or truth, as they urged the SC to order a recount of votes for Marcos and Vice President Leni Robredo in the May 9 elections.

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Marcos lost the vice presidential contest to Robredo by just over 263,000 votes.

The former senator's camp has asked for a recount of votes in over 39,000 clustered precincts, citing alleged flaws in vote counting machines, the supposed failure of election in some areas in Mindanao and the introduction of a new hash code into the transparency server on election day.

The SC, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), originally scheduled the pre-trial of Marcos' poll protest on June 21, but later reset it to July 11. -- Report from Ron Lopez, ABS-CBN News