SC orders Legarda to pay P1.87M for return of poll documents
MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has ordered Senator-elect Loren Legarda to pay P1.871-million for the return of election documents used in her electoral protest to Cebu and Pampanga.
In a resolution, the high court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), affirmed the recommendation of its consultant, lawyer Orlando Carino, that the ballot boxes, together with the book of voters, list of voters and other documents be returned to the provinces where they came from.
The election documents were taken to the Supreme Court for retabulation in connection with Legarda’s election protest against Vice-President Noli De Castro.
Carino said the documents have to be returned to Cebu and Pampanga after the dismissal of the second phase of Legarda’s protest after she failed to pay a P3-million bond required of her.