SC Unanimously Junks Bongbong Marcos Protest Vs. Leni Robredo
The Supreme Court has spoken: Leni Robredo is the duly-elected vice president of the Philippines.
The high court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal voted unanimously in favor of Robredo.
"The tribunal unanimously dismissed the electoral protest filed by Bonbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo," Supreme Court spokesperson Brian Keith Hosaka said in a press briefing.
A copy of the resolution on the case was not immediately available, Hosaka said.
"This is the first time we're announcing this and the parties will be provided copies of the resolution," he added.
Marcos, son of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, contested Robredo's 2016 win by the slimest of margins, claiming he was cheated. Robredo denied this.
This story originally appeared on Reportr.world. Minor edits have been made by Esquiremag.ph editors.