CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Eddie Panlilio said Thursday he and his supporters are preparing for the "worst" as the promulgation of the recount petition will be handed down and read before him this week.

The promulgation was supposed to be handed down Thursday but as of press time, no officials from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) arrived in the Capitol.

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Lawyer Sixto Brillantes, through Panlilio's chief aide Meng Vitug, said that no definite date has been set for the promulgation after it was postponed.

However, according to Panlilio, "We are expecting unfavorable decisions from it that is why we are preparing for the worst. But it seems wala pa since [Second Division] Commissioner [Nicodemo] Ferrer has not yet called us up and notified us," he told Sun.Star Pampanga.

He added that he is wondering with what Ferrer was saying a "surprise" in the decision.

"I was wondering what the surprise (is) because it is no surprise to us that the decision would not be in our favor," he said.

Earlier, Panlilio said he was willing to step down without a fight if the recount decision was done in due process but he would file a motion for reconsideration once the ruling runs contrary to due processes.

Panlilio refused to give any further statement but hinted and hoped for a fair decision on the promulgation.

Sun.Star Pampanga has tried to reach Ferrer but calls were unanswered.