Guanzon denies delaying release of ruling on Marcos DQ cases

Presidential aspirant and former senator Bongbong Marcos visits Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia at the Cebu Provincial Capitol on October 22, 2021. Jacqueline Hernandez/Rappler

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.

Comelec denies Duterte’s motion for inhibition vs Guanzon

 THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division on Monday denied a motion of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte seeking the inhibition of Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in his disqualification cases for lack of merit.

The First Division explained that the grounds for inhibition of a member of the commission invoked by Duterte are voluntarily, not mandatory, as stated in Rule 4 of the Comelec Rules of Procedure.

Among the reasons cited by the rules for the disqualification or inhibition of members of the commission were if one’s spouse or child is related to any party within the sixth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity.READ MORE