Camp of Bongbong Marcos: “The dismissal of the case is expected”
BONGBONG MARCOS – The camp of the presidential aspirant and the former senator issued a statement following the junking of the petition to declare him a nuisance candidate.
BBM is gearing up for the highest position in the government this coming May 9, 2022 election.
Together with his runningmate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, they will go against the tandem of; Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Doc Willie Ong, Senator Manny Pacquiao and Buhay partylist representative, Lito Atienza as well as Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.
The two have been in different parts of the country, conducting caravan in preparation for next year’s poll.
Their tandem is considered one of the controversial team up in Philippine politics.
Apparently, BBM is facing petitions to cancel his COC and disqualification cases before the Comelec.
But the Commission on Elections Second Division denied the petition filed by Danilo Lihaylihay who earlier sought a petition to declare him a nuisance candidate.
A nuisance candidate is someone who has filed a certificate of candidacy with the intention of putting the election process in mockery or disrepute, causing confusion among voters by the similarity of their name to other registered candidates and to name a few.
Marcos Jr.’s spokesperson Victor Rodriguez said in a statement: “The dismissal of the case is expected as this is among the multiple nuisance petitions filed against presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos.”
“We have always maintained that there exists no legal basis to cancel the certificate of candidacy nor disqualify Uniteam presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos and that elections are won and settled through the ballots on election day, not by maliciously filing nuisance petitions,” he added.
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