COMELEC Exec Sees Decision On Marcos DQ Cases Reaching SC

COMELEC Commissioner George Garcia: “Nakakasigurado po ako na yan (Marcos DQ cases) ay makakarating sa Korte Suprema.”

COMELEC — An official of the Commission on Elections said that the decision on the disqualification cases filed against presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr may possibly reach the Supreme Court (SC).

COMELEC Commissioner George Erwin Garcia
Photo source: Manila Bulletin

According to COMELEC Commissioner George Garcia, the decision of the en banc on the disqualification cases filed against the former senator may possibly reach the Supreme Court.

Kung ano man po ang magiging desisyon ng Comelec en banc naninigurado po ako at nakakasigurado po ako na yan ay makakarating sa Korte Suprema, sure ako po masasagot ito sa magiging issue o kaso sa Korte Suprema,” Garcia said.

Earlier, COMELEC Chairman Saidamen Pangarungan announced that the ruling on 3 consolidated cases was already signed.

He also said that the poll body decided to wait for the promulgation of the 4th case since it has recently reached the en banc. However, the COMELEC chairman assured that the decision will be released on Tuesday.

Bongbong Marcos
Photo source: SCMP

Garcia was also asked about the next procedures if Bongbong Marcos will be disqualified.

Ang sasagot po niyan ay Korte Suprema,” Garcia said.

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Meanwhile, Bongbong’s camp on Monday expressed optimism that the poll body will vote in their favor on the disqualification cases filed against the former senator.

We’ve always been confident in our cases before the commission,” Bongbong’s spokesperson Atty. Vic Rodriguez said in an interview with GMA News. “Inaantabayanan na lamang natin ay yung magiging hatol o husga ng commission en banc. But were very confident na wala namang magiging basehan para magbago pa yang dismissal of all disqualification cases filed against presidential front-runner Bongbong Marcos.

Those petitions were filed separately by the leaders of Akbayan party-list, Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), CARMMA (Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law), and the Pudno Nga Ilokano (Ang Totoong Ilokano) asking the COMELEC En Banc to reconsider the division’s decision to junk the disqualification case against the former senator.

The COMELEC First Division on April 20 junked the final disqualification case against the former senator for “lack of merit.” According to Garcia, the petitioners could appeal to the Supreme Court in case of an unfavorable decision.

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