SET Case No. 003-92 (DR. ALFREDO R. A. BENGZON, Protestant, versus WIGBERTO G. TAÑADA, FRANCISCO S. TATAD, JOHN H. OSMEŇA and AGAPITO AQUINO, Protestees)
Election Protest: The election protest was filed on 24 June 1992 to contest the results of the 11 May 1992 senatorial elections.
Protestant Dr. Alfredo R. A. Bengzon ranked 25th in the official COMELEC Canvass Report, while Protestees Tañada, Tatad, Osmeña and Aquino ranked 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th, respectively. Protestant alleged that the Certificate of Canvass (COCs) and their supporting Statements of Votes (SOVs) contained material alterations and erasures which were not duly signed/initialed by the respective Boards of Canvassers. He further claimed that the said COCs and SOVs did not reflect the true and actual votes cast for senators.
Subsequently, however, the Protestant filed a “Motion to Withdraw” dated 27 October 1992.
Status: The case was dismissed in the Tribunal Resolution promulgated on 03 December 1992, upon the Protestant’s “Motion to Withdraw” dated 27 October 1992.