Marcos poll protest deliberation reset to Oct. 15: source

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 08 2019 12:55 PM | Updated as of Oct 08 2019 02:38 PM

MANILA (UPDATED) — The Supreme Court deferred on Tuesday its deliberation on the election protest filed by losing vice presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, an ABS-CBN News source said. 

Acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, the court moved the deliberation to Oct. 15, said the source. 

The PET "did not take any action on the Vice Presidential Election Protest Case during the tribunal’s session today," the court's Public Information Office chief Brian Keith Hosaka later confirmed. 

"The said case remains pending and is still being deliberated by the members of the tribunal," he added in a statement. 

The son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos claimed "massive cheating" in his loss to Vice President Leni Robredo in the 2016 elections by some 260,000 votes, which she denied. 

Last June, Robredo's camp urged the PET to immediately resolve her protest, citing the result of the revision, recount and re-appreciation of ballots from 3 provinces chosen by Marcos. 

Report from Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News