No objection from Robredo camp on congressional canvass

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo won’t put up a fight at the canvassing of votes for president in the recently-concluded election which was dominated by her archrival, Bongbong Marcos Jr.,Robredo’s lawyer Romulo Macalintal said at the start of the joint congressional canvassing on Tuesday afternoon that she won’t raise any objections to the process.,“We interpose no objection to the inclusion of all the certificates of canvass for president from the various provincial and city boards of canvassers found by this honorable board to be authentic and duly executed,” he said.,Marcos’ camp lauded Robredo’s move.,“We would like to recognize and thank the patriotism exhibited by Vice President Leni Robredo for recognizing the integrity and the result of the recently-concluded general election,” Marcos’ spokesperson Vic Rodriguez said.,Malacañang described Robredo’s decision as a “positive development,” saying her move would expedite the canvassing of votes for president.,“As we earlier articulated, let us respect the outcome of the election and give chance to the winning candidates to fulfill their campaign platform,” said acting presidential spokesperson Secretary Martin Andanar.,The Senate and the House of Representatives convened as the National Board of Canvassers and commenced vote canvassing for the presidential and vice-presidential races on Tuesday. Lawmakers are eyeing to proclaim the winners this week.,Marcos is poised for a landslide victory in the presidential election after getting over 31 million votes, twice the number of votes got by Robredo.