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Palace respects SC decision dismissing poll protest vs. VP Robredo but says Marcos can appeal

The Palace respects the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision dismissing the poll protest lodged by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo.

“‘Yan ay desisyon ng Kataas-taasang Hukuman. We respect that,” Roque said in a press conference in Davao City on Tuesday.

Roque, however, said it respects Marcos’ option to appeal just as much.

“We respect also that the camp of (former) senator Bongbong Marcos has a further remedy of moving for reconsideration,” he added.

Robredo beat Marcos by 263,473 votes during the 2016 polls.

The Vice President’s lead, however, increased by 15,000 after the manual recount in three pilot provinces chosen by Marcos.

Back in August 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte said he will resign if Marcos wins his poll protest vs. Robredo.—AOL, GMA News