Decision of Comelec 1st Division on Consolidated Cases against Marcos Jr.’s Presidential Bid
COMELEC 1ST DIVISION – The decision of the Commission on Election 1st Division on the consolidated petitions seeking to disqualify former Senator Marcos Jr.’s presidential bid is out.
Several petitions seeking to disqualify former Sen. Bongbong Marcos from the Election 2022 presidential race were filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Most of the petitions pointed out the tax evasion conviction of the former Senator.
Marcos Jr. failed to pay his income tax and file his tax returns from 1982 to 1985. Three (3) consolidated petitions seeking his disqualification were raffled to Comelec 1st Division.
Previously, it made rounds on social media when Comelec Commission Rowena Guanzon revealed that her vote is to disqualify Marcos Jr. as she believes there is moral turpitude in his acts of not filing his ITR multiple times. She also spoke about her belief that there is an alleged political intervention for why the release of the decision is allegedly delayed.
Guanzon has retired as Comelec commissioner. Recently, on the third day of the national campaign election period, Comelec 1st Division released its decision on the consolidated petitions seeking to disqualify former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. from the presidential race.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Comelec 1st Division voted to dismiss the disqualification cases filed against Marcos Jr. It was signed by Comelec Commissioners Marlon Casquejo and Aimee Ferolino. In a resolution, they stated that Marcos Jr. can still run for president.
The decision gained different reactions from the people and from some famous personalities. The Election 2022 is a few months from now and the campaign period has started. The BBM-Sara UniTeam held their proclamation rally at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
It gathered the family, friends, and supporters of Marcos Jr., Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, and their team.
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