Bongbong Marcos’ Camp Receives Summons from Comelec over Petition to Cancel Bid

Former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Speaks on Summons from Comelec

BONGBONG MARCOS – The camp of the presidential aspirant and former Senator received the summons from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over the petition seeking the cancellation of his bid.

A total of ninety-seven (97) presidential aspirants have filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COC) in accordance with the deadline set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) which was October 8, 2021. One of those who filed their candidacy is former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr.

Undeniably, the presidential bid of Marcos Jr. triggered the resurfacing of the issues and talks regarding the accusations against their family’s alleged ill-gotten wealth during the regime of his late father, former Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Sr. Petitions seeking the denial or cancellation of the candidacy of the former Senator were also filed at the Comelec.

On the other side, Marcos Jr. continues to lead the surveys about the people’s preference for president. Many of his supporters have also shown their support to him in different ways of campaigning for him.

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With regards to the petitions filed against his bid, it cited the failure of Marcos Jr. to file his Income Tax Returns (ITR) before. The camp of the former Senator is unfazed by the petitions filed against his bid.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, summons was sent by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. and his camp is given five (5) days to respond to it.

According to the report, former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr.’s camp has already received the summons but he let his lawyers take charge of it. The presidential aspirant expressed that he is busy with his platform and he is giving priority to campaigning. He recently visited Batangas.

Marcos Jr.’s party has tapped Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as the vice-presidential candidate that it will support. She is running under Lakas-CMD.

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