Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon Speaks on Consolidated Petitions Vs. Marcos Jr.
COMELEC – Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon revealed that she voted to disqualify former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
In the upcoming May 2022 Election, one of the presidential candidates that remain on the official ballot is former Sen. Bongbong Marcos. He is the standard-bearer of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas.
Marcos Jr. has no vice president under his party. He tapped presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to be his running-mate in the upcoming poll. The Mayor is the vice presidential bet of the national party Lakas-CMD.
Former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. has the numbers when it comes to online surveys. However, he also has a controversial presidential bid which is faced with several petitions at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) seeking his disqualification.
The decision of the Comelec in some of the petitions against Marcos Jr. was previously released. At least two (2) petitions have been junked.
However, currently, the people awaits the poll body’s decision on the consolidated cases involving three (3) petitions seeking to disqualify the candidacy of the former Senator.
Recently, many were surprised with Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon breaking her silence and revealing her vote on the consolidated cases seeking to disqualify former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. from the presidential race. She is one of the three members of the division handling the petitions.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon revealed that she voted to disqualify former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. from the presidential race. According to her, she believes that the former Senator was sentenced with a crime involving moral turpitude which is one of the grounds for disqualification under the Omnibus Election Code.
Guanzon stressed that they have already agreed to release the decision on January 17 but the ponente, Commissioner Aimee Ferolino, has yet to write the resolution. She admitted her suspicion that there is a “political interference” going on”. According to her, Ferolino is not answering her calls.
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