Supreme Court justices chalked up 13 votes against a lone nay vote, to throw away two consolidated cases —disqualification and cancellation of certificate of candidacy (COC) — against president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
The 13-0 vote, less the votes of 2 justices who did not participate in the voting held during an en banc session Tuesday, June 28, clears any obstacle to Marcos’ inauguration on Thursday, June 30.
MANILA – An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday shrugged off claims that they are delaying the resolution of the disqualification cases against presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., to allegedly favor one party.
“So it is not correct to say that we are delaying in order to favor one party,” said First Division Presiding Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in a Facebook live video.
At the same time, she added that the cases filed against the former senator which are pending before the First and Second Divisions have different grounds.
Parties in Marcos DQ cases given until Jan. 9 to submit memoranda
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has given the parties in the two disqualification cases filed against presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos Jr. 48 hours to file their memoranda.
Presiding Commissioner Rowena Guanzon ordered petitioners Bonifacio Ilagan, and Akbayan and Marcos to submit through electronic mail (e-mail) their memorandum on Sunday.
“Lawyers hereby given 48 hours to file their memorandum. Your 48 hours begin noon today (Friday). You’re to file memorandum via email. And hard copy the next day. If the court received it, it is deemed filed. January 9 at noon on Sunday via email, then hard copy on Monday, January 10 at noon,” Guanzon said in a PNA report, after Friday’s preliminary conference of the cases held at the session hall of the Comelec main office in Intramuros, Manila.