Pansol in Laguna, famous for its hot water springs, has become one of the choice destinations for people in Metro Manila wanting to relax and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday grind.
And there’s nothing wrong with having a good time during weekends – except of course if you’re Vice President Leni Robredo’s representative at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) and your companions are 24 PET personnel handling the ballots in former Sen.
Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against her.
The Pansol outing would have gone unnoticed had it not—you guessed it—for photos publicly posted in Facebook on June 24. They were deleted later but not after Marcos’ camp had the screenshots of the photos. Marcos’ lawyers filed a petition asking the PET to investigate the Robredo’s revisor Osmundo Abuyuan and the “Pansol affair,” alleging impropriety.
Ironically, the Pansol photos were posted on June 24, or about the same day Robredo’s camp raised a ruckus over the use of magnifying glass by Marcos’ revisor Nestor Borromeo in the process of examining the contested ballots, saying it was illegal?
Given the concern of Robredo’s camp over the magnifying glass, they would probably say there was nothing wrong with the Pansol outing and that Marcos’ camp is merely blowing the issue out of proportion.