VP poll manual recount of votes starts

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  • The VP poll recount starts today, April 2
  • PET will conduct the recount from Monday to Friday
  • Security at the recount venue would be tight

The recount of votes for the 2016 vice presidential (VP) polls starts today, April 2.

The Supreme Court, sitting as President Electoral Tribunal, will conduct the manual recount of votes cast in three provinces – Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental – for the VP race in 2016, according to Philstar.

The result of the 2016 VP polls was contested by Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., claiming he lost the race due to massive cheating. He was beaten by former Camarines Sur Representative Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, who was declared the winner of the VP elections.

Robredo beat Marcos by 263,473 votes.

Marcos said he chose the aforementioned provinces because they are the best provinces where he could prove the irregularities he mentioned in his poll protest.

The recount will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (April2 to April 6). It will be held at the gymnasium at the fifth floor of the SC-Court of Appeals Building in Padre Faura, Manila.

Security at the venue of recount would be tight as members of Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Police Security Protection Group and PET guards will secure it on a round-the-clock basis.