The Daily Manila Shimbun


Leni pays P8 million cash bond in election protest case vs Marcos

May 2, 2017

Vice President Leni Robredo on Monday paid an eight million peso cash bond before the Supreme Court required for her counter-protest against former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the 2016 vice presidential election. Accompanied by supporters, Robredo said she raised the amount by borrowing from relatives of her late husband, former Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo. The eight million is the first of the two tranches of the P15.43-million total deposit required of Robredo the SC as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. The second tranche of P7.43 million is due on July 14. "It was not easy to raise this P8-million deposit. But we worked hard for this because this fight is not mine - this is our fight to prevent the Marcos family from returning to power," Robredo told her supporters outside the SC compound. "It's true that we didn't have the money, which is proof that in the long years of service of my husband he did not steal money from the government. Now my question: can Mr. Marcos say the same thing - that his family did not steal from government coffers?" she lamented. "We have a hard time raising P8 million, but the Marcoses easily produced the P36 million," she said. DMS