Bongbong Marcos optimistic about winning VP-poll protest


Posted at Sep 10 2017 12:04 AM | Updated as of Sep 11 2017 12:32 PM

Former senator Bongbong Marcos on Saturday said he is confident he will get a favorable decision in his protest of the 2016 vice-presidential election, even as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal junked his case questioning the automated election system.

The Supreme Court, sitting as the tribunal, meanwhile, ordered the retrieval of ballots in Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental for physical revision or recount, which will take place at the high court's compound on Padre Faura Street in Manila.

Marcos said his camp is preparing for the recount.

"Para sa akin masyadong mabagal ang takbo, pero dahan-dahan naman nagkakaprogreso. Siguro basta maumpisahan na ang pagbilang ay sandali na lang," he said in a public event in Batac city, Ilocos Norte.

At the same event, Marcos hailed his late father, former president Ferdinand Sr., on his 100th birthday.

— With a report from Denis Agcaoili, ABS-CBN News