COMELEC Speaks on Petition Filed Against COC of Marcos Jr. Before the Supreme Court
COMELEC – The Commission on Elections stressed that it will abide by the decision of the Supreme Court on the petition against the candidacy of former Senator Bongbong Marcos.
The voting for the 2022 local and national elections is over and the partial and unofficial results are now available but there are still issues surrounding the candidacy of presidential frontrunner Bongbong Marcos Jr.
Running under Partido Federal ng Pilipinas, Marcos Jr. garnered over 31 million votes after 98% has been canvassed. It was an automated election last May 9. His camp has already declared victory amid a 16-million lead in the 98% partial and unofficial results.
However, there is still a challenge to the expected victory of Marcos Jr. A petition seeking the cancellation of his candidacy for alleged “material misrepresentation” was filed before the Supreme Court.
At least six (6) petitioners who are civic leaders also appealed to the Supreme Court to stop the canvassing of votes for presumptive president Bongbong Marcos. Prior to the petition reaching the highest court in the land, there were petitions filed at the Commission on Elections but the Comelec dismissed all the appeals.
Recently, COMELEC spoke on the petition seeking the cancellation of the COC of former Sen. Bongbong Marcos filed before the Supreme Court. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the poll body stressed that they will always abide by “any order, notice or decision of the highest court of the land”.
Several people expressed their hope that the Supreme Court will act fast on the petition against the COC of Marcos Jr. On the part of the former Senator, his camp is appealing to the petitioners to just accept the decision of the majority and help the “president-elect”. He is currently in Australia to take a “much-needed rest” with his family.
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