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5,500 Iloilo voters urge PET to uphold 25% voting threshold

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A GROUP of voters claiming to have 5,500 members from Ilolilo petitioned the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on Thursday to uphold a 25% voting threshold in the ongoing election recount between Vice-President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo and losing candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. “Our votes will be disengranchised and our voices will not be heard if the PET continues to insist on using the 50 % threshold in the manual recount of votes,” the group said in a statement released by actress Cynthia Patag. Ms. Robredo on April 19 urged the PET to reverse its April 10 decision to impose a 50% voting threshold in the recount. This was countered by Solicitor-General Jose C. Calida, who insisted voters would not be disenfranchised by the court’s decision. — Dane Angelo M. Enerio

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