The benefits of SC’s delayed decision on Bongbong’s protest
What’s delaying the Supreme Court’s decision on Bongbong Marcos’ protest? What is it waiting for that it has not decided, after more than three long years, if in the 2016 vice presidential race the now sitting Vice President Leni Robredo really won and Bongbong Marcos, who continues to protest the poll count, unquestionably lost?
The leisurely stroll by the Supreme Court toward making a decision has spawned quite a few conspiracy theories. But methinks although winning the protest will make him vice president, which he wants, Bongbong will be just as happy if his protest went on and on unresolved till kingdom come. The guy has no known advocacy, so what would he beat to a pulp in media to stay in the popular radar if his protest were resolved and he were declared in fact, Santa Patola, the loser? Wala na!
What about Leni? Should she view the nonresolution of the protest in a positive way? Why not? If the Supreme Court puts the protest in the back burner, she’d continue sitting as Vice President until, ahem, she takes over as President in 2022—or sooner.
And Bongbong’s lawyers should be happy, too, if they aren’t able to get Bongbong’s protest resolved. Tuloy ang ligaya — attorney’s fees in ad vitam aeternam.
MART DEL ROSARIO
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