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PH: Disqualification cases against Marcos Jr junked by COMELEC a day after the election

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) junked four appeals attempting to overturn the dismissal of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s disqualification cases, as well as a petition to have his certificate of candidacy canceled.

The verdicts were publicly disclosed on Tuesday (May 10), a day after the elections, wherein the latest partial and unofficial results of which show Marcos leading ahead of his fellow presidential candidates.

According to the petitioners, Marcos should be barred from running for the presidency because of his conviction for violating the Internal Revenue Code, which includes a penalty of perpetual disqualification from holding any public office.

However, according to the poll board, the petitioners failed to “raise new matters” that would warrant the reversal of the disqualification cases.

With the issuance of the en banc rulings a day after the polls, the Comelec, led by Pangarungan, failed to deliver on its promise to resolve the disqualification controversy before the end of April, or before the elections. BKM/ Expat Media


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