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Comelec division junks petition to cancel Marcos COC for President

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The Commission on Elections’ Second Division has dismissed a petition to cancel former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s certificate of candidacy (COC) for president, Atty. Theodore Te revealed on Monday.

Te, who represents petitioners that include political captives as well as human rights and medical organizations opposed to Marcos’ dictatorship, said the petition’s denial was given to their camp on Monday morning.

“In essence, the Comelec agreed with the petitioners that the representations made in Item 11 and Box 22 of the COC of Marcos Jr. are material but disagreed that they were false; in the process, the Second Division ruled that there was no ground to cancel Marcos Jr.’s COC on the ground of material representation,” Te said in a tweet.

Te stated that the petitioners will seek reconsideration of the decision.

“Counsels are not free to discuss the grounds to be included in the Motion for Reconsideration until the same is filed. Additional updates will be provided once the same is filed,” the said.

The petitioners argued that Marcos Jr. is ineligible to run for public office because he was convicted in 1995 for failing to file income tax returns by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court.

“Specifically, Marcos falsified his Certificate of Candidacy when he claimed that he was eligible to be a candidate for president of the Philippines in the 2022 national elections when in fact he is disqualified from doing so,” the petitioners earlier said.
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Comelec division junks petition to cancel Marcos COC for president|Inquirer

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