Fact check: Did the PET already release the ‘final and official’ result of VP race recount?

Fact check: Did the PET already release the ‘final and official’ result of VP race recount?

- Several social media posts claimed that the Presidential Electoral Tribunal already has the “final” and “official” results of the vice-presidential race recount

- The posts said that it was Sen. Bongbong Marcos that won in the electoral protest

- However, it has been reported that the claim was misleading

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Some social media posts circulated online after claiming that the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has already released the “final” and “official” results of the 2016 vice presidential race recount.

However, KAMI learned that this claim has been debunked.

In a report by Rappler, the social media posts claimed that it was former Senator Bongbong Marcos who won in the recount.

As stated in the post, Marcos got 15,155,344 votes. Meanwhile, Vice President Leni Robredo had 11,418,817 votes.

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However, the claim was reported to be false.

There are no official figures yet coming from the PET as of posting time. Therefore, the numbers stated in the posts have no basis and were fabricated.

The PET has yet to decide whether or not to proceed with the rest of the recount. The Marcos camp has yet to prove its case in the 3 pilot provinces.

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Also, the post mentioned that it was the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) that released the results and not the pet.

The Supreme Court sits as the PET that decides on election protests in the presidential and vice-presidential race. Meanwhile, both houses of Congress convene as the NBOC.

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