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Former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Faces 5 Petitions vs His Presidential Candidacy

BONGBONG MARCOS – Five (5) petitions were filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) versus his presidential bid.

One of the candidacies for president filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. He is the standard-bearer of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP). His running-mate is Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte who is running under Lakas-CMD party.

The move of Marcos Jr. to run for president sparked different reactions from the people. The former Senator gained both strong support and criticisms. It triggered the issues about the alleged ill-gotten wealth of his family, the regime of his late father, and the issues against the former Senator which include his educational status in Oxford.

Meanwhile, former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. is visibly determined to pursue his candidacy for president amid the criticisms. He stressed the same affirmation amid the petitions filed against his candidacy before the Comelec.

Bongbong Marcos
Photo: The Manila Times

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, there are currently five (5) petitions against the presidential bid of former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. His camp has received the summons from the Comelec and they are required to respond to it to proceed to another phase of the legal process.

According to the report, three (3) petitions seeking the cancellation of his COC, one (1) seeking to declare him as a nuisance candidate, and one (1) to disqualify him from the presidential race in the Election 2022 were filed at the poll body.

The camp of Marcos Jr. asked for an extension of the 5-day period given to them since the receiving of the summons from the Comelec to make a response. The said request was granted by Comelec 2nd Division. More updates may be posted soon.

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