Convening as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), the Supreme Court (SC) turned down two motions for it to recuse Associate Justice Marvic Leonen from the election protest case former Senator Bongbong Marcos filed against Vice President Leonor “Leni” Robredo.
The other motion was filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida. The SC Public Information Office said Tuesday the PET has “unanimously resolved” to deny Marcos; and Calida’s motions.
In his 22-page motion, Marcos cited Leonen’s alleged well-documented bias against him and his family as one of the main reasons why the magistrate intentionally sat on his election protest for almost a year.
Robredo defeated Marcos by a margin of 263,473 votes in the 2016 vice presidential race.