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                                                                                                           Ms. Ronadale Zapata



With the creation of additional revision teams


31 May 2006

Vice President Noli “Kabayan” De Castro’s camp welcomed the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s (PET) decision granting their motion for the creation of additional revision teams to expedite the resolution of the protest case lodged against him by former Senator Loren Legarda.
Originally there were only twenty-five revision teams facilitating the process of revision and recount. This prompted De Castro’s camp to file the motion asking for the increase in the number of revision committees.
De Castro, through his lawyers Romulo Macalintal and Armando Marcelo of the AMPGP law office, argued that while the case is still pending, the 124,404 boxes containing the ballots from the 124,404 precincts protested in the vice presidential race, cannot be utilized for the 2007 elections.  This may entail an additional of almost P186 million of people's money unduly being used for the unwarranted protest.
“The PET decision would allow a speedy resolution of the protest and would settle once and for all the issues raised in the protest before the 2007 national elections, thereby avoiding additional expenses to the government,” De Castro explains.
With the PET resolution, the De Castro camp is optimistic that any cloud of doubt in the victory of Vice President De Castro in 2004 would vanish into thin air barring any additional delaying tactic that the opposing camp may employ. 
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