- The camp of former senator Bongbong Marcos requested for the contents of the 'unused' SD cards during the May polls
- Marcos stated in his six-page manifestation that the SD cards that were 'unused' apparently have data
- Marcos lost in the vice presidency post during the May 2016 elections
Former senator Bongbong Marcos' camp requested the Supreme Court (SC) to show the contents of the SD cards that were not used during the May elections.
Marcos stated in a six-page manifestation through his lawyer George Erwin Garcia that many SD memory cards were found to have data during the stripping of 1,356 units of contingency Vote Counting Machines (VCMs). He said:
"It is respectfully prayed of this Honorable Tribunal to direct the Comelec to furnish the protestant and the other interested parties in this case with…the results of the decryption of the SD cards from (1,356) units of contingency VCMS, which were found to contain data during the said closure/stripping activities."
“With all due respect, the presence of data stored in the SD cards, which were retrieved from the 1,356 units of contingency VCMs, bolsters the position of protestant Marcos that the mere physical examination of the subject VCMs, boxes, seals, stickers and SD cards is indeed inadequate to prove that the same were not used in the 9 May 2016 Elections.”
The former senator lost in the vice presidential post where Vice President Leni Robredo won with a margin of 263,473 votes in the final official tally in May.
According to Garcia, the information abut the unused SD cards strengthened their position about mere physical examination, not being sufficient to prove that they were not utilized during the elections.
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“On this score, and in order to guide protestant Marcos on the appropriate course of action to remedy his precarious situation, he would like to request this Honorable Tribunal to direct the Comelec to furnish him and the other interested parties in this case with copies of the Minutes of the Proceedings and/or Transcript of Stenographic Notes taken during the closure/stripping activities conducted on 26 October 2016 and 02 November 2016.”
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