Comelec division throws out last disqualification case against Bongbong Marcos

A division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has dropped the last disqualification case against former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

The last case aining to stop the son of the late dictator president Ferdinand Marcos Sr., from running for president in the 2022 elections, was dismissed by the Comelec First Division.

The Commissioners of the division — Socorro Inting, Aimee Ferolino, and Aimee Torrefranca-Neri — unanimously voted to dismiss the petition filed by Ilocano nga Pudno.

Bongbong is running in tandem with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as vice president under the UniTeam banner.

The dismisaal of the last disqualification case follows the fate of three other petitions to stop Marcos from running for president:

  • Lihaylihay vs Marcos (petition to declare nuisance) – junked by the Comelec Second Division
  • Buenafe et al vs Marcos (petition to cancel certificate of candidacy) – junked by the Second Division
  • Ilagan et al vs Marcos, Akbayan et al vs Marcos, Mangelen vs Marcos (consolidated disqualification petition) – junked by the First Division

The latest ruling, however, does not end the troubles that hounded Bongbong’s presidential bid.

After Comelec en banc affirms the division rulings, the petitioners can still go to the Supreme Court, to question the rulings.Read More

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