Sat. May 28th, 2022

The Second Division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has junked the petition seeking to disqualify the former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. from running in the 2022 polls.

(philstar.com)

Marcos’ spokesperson, Atty. Vic Rodriguez, expressed his gratitude to the Comelec for “upholding the law” and the right of Marcos to “run for public office free from any form of harassment and discrimination.”

“The petitioners’ mere creativity for writing and wanting what is not written in the law as basis to cancel the certificate of candidacy of Presidential Aspirant Bongbong Marcos is way too frivolous and unmeritorious to override the basic precepts of the Constitution,” Rodriguez said in a statement.

“After the petitioners’ right to have their day in court where their case was fully heard and ventilated, the Comelec has unanimously spoken — the petition to cancel the certificate of candidacy of Bongbong Marcos was denied,” he added.

Meanwhile, Atty. Theodore Te, the lawyer for petitioners composed of political detainees and human rights and medical organizations, said they will file a motion for reconsideration.

“Counsels are not free to discuss the grounds to be included in the motion for reconsideration until the same is filed. Additional updates will be provided once the same is filed,” the said.

This means the petitioners can seek reconsideration from the Comelec en banc on their petition to disqualify Marcos from running in the 2022 polls.

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