PET Orders Two Municipal Treasure from Camarines Sur to Explain "Irregularities" in 2016 Polls

The Supreme Court of the Philippines, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), ordered two municipal tresurers from Camarines Sur the home province of VP Leni Robredo, to explain the irregularities which were discovered during the ongoing recount for the vice presidential race in the May 2016 elections.


The municipal treasures of the towns of Tinambac and Tigaon were ordered by the PET to explain their side, after a nine-page notice of promulgation dated June 19 was signed by Edgar Aricheta, Clerk of the Tribunal. Aside from the two town treasurers, members of the revision committee of a barangay in Iriga City was ordered to submit their respective explanations on the said matter in 10 days from the receipt of the notice.



The irregularities in Camarines Sur was the second time that the PET has acted and found irregularities in the ongoing vote recount for the Vice Presidential race between VP Leni Robredo and former Senator Bongbong Marcos.

According to PET, for Tinambac town, they directed the municipal treasurer to explain “plastic seals found inside the ballot box already wet, election return envelope not inside ballot box and cannot be found, envelopes for minutes of voting and torn ballots appear to have been previously opened, missing voter’s receipt box, and voter’s receipts found scattered inside ballot box.”

Meanwhile, the municipal treasurer of Tigaon was directed to explain the questionable signature of chair of board of election inspectors that “cannot be compared to any similar specimen in the other documents” and why several zip ties were not attached to the ballot box and already cut.

The PET also directed the revision committee of Barangay San Francisco in Iriga City to explain the questionable use of two MOV forms with substantial discrepancies and the difference in the signatures of the BEI chair in the election documents.

Source: PTVNews

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