PET sets aside 50-percent shading threshold for VP recount |

Patag, K. J. (2018, September 26).
PET sets aside 50-percent shading threshold for VP recount. Retrieved

PET sets aside 50-percent shading threshold for VP recount
Kristine Joy Patag ( – September 26, 2018 – 9:41am

MANILA, Philippines — The Presidential Electoral Tribunal has partially granted Vice President Leni Robredo’s plea to set aside its earlier resolution to use a 50-perecent threshold in determining the validity of votes in an ongoing electoral recount.

In a 20-page resolution, the PET said: “After assiduously going through the parties’ comments and arguments, the Court herein resolves to partially grant the Subject Motion insofar as setting aside the use of fifty percent (50%) threshold in the revision proceedings is concerned.”

The tribunal has also stated that the “for the purposes of the 2016 elections, the fifty percent shading threshold was no longer applied.”

Robredo asked for the “immediate imposition of a 25-percent threshold by the Head Revisors” in the ongoing recount. She argued that this was the threshhold used by the COMELEC in the 2016 national elections.

This is a developing story.

Published in Headlines

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Welcome to Legislative Library Service Online!

    Welcome! This is the current information service provided by the House of Representatives Legislative Library which started in the 15th Congress. This blog provides information about the Library, its collection, online clippings of national issues related to or about the House of Representatives, the different House Members, Philippine legislative history, legislation, bill drafting, laws, and other articles pertaining to Congress and to the creation of laws.
%d bloggers like this: