September 9th, 2010
Leyte Samar Daily Express
TACLOBAN CITY – The election protest for Congressman in the Island of Biliran that was filed by Atty. Glenn Chong, finished its preliminary conference last August 26 at the House of Representative Electoral Tribunal (HRET) in Manila.
The said protest is to allow a manual recount for the province’s May 2010 election where it was believed that there was an election fraud. During the conference, Roger Espina, Chong’s adversary, objected to the proposed recounting of the results. The HRET gave them five days to submit their affidavit on why they would not allow the opening of ballot boxes.
According to Charlie Chong, Atty. Chong’s father, “If Roger Espina is really the elected congressman in the lone district of Biliran, there is nothing to be afraid of manual recounting.”
He added that this is just to clear all the issues with regards the election.
As of now, they will wait for the order of retrieval of ballot boxes after which is the scheduling of recount. (Shenaley Lan, LNU Intern)
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