Philippines – The request to preclude previous congressperson Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. from the following year’s official race just as to invalidate and void his declaration of bid has been submitted for goal at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
It was asserted in the request documented by Abubakar Mangelen that Marcos isn’t so much as an individual from the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) and is, in this manner, unlawfully addressing the ideological group.
Mangelen, who neglected to go to the previous hearing, said he is the director of the PFP. He guaranteed that he has not gotten any notification of hearing from the survey body.
His nonappearance incited the Comelec First Division, drove by Commissioners Rowena Guanzon and Aimee Ferolino-Ampoloquio, to have the case submitted for goal.
At the previous fundamental meeting, the Division additionally requested the gatherings of two different petitions – those documented independently by Bonifacio Ilagan and the Akbayan Citizen’s Action Party against Marcos’ bid – to present their individual memoranda inside two days.
Marcos was likewise missing during the gathering. His legal counselor, Hanna Barcena, let the body know that the previous legislator was “not feeling great” and introduced a specialist’s instant message about his ailment. He is supposedly in seclusion at a quarantine office after openness to his main security official and representative Vic Rodriguez, who both tried positive for COVID-19.
Ilagan’s legal counselor, Antonio Salvador, contended that Marcos ought to be excluded from the administration on the grounds that the last option was unendingly precluded from serving in a position of authority when a preliminary court indicted him for inability to pay charges from 1982 to 1985 and punished him with prison season of over year and a half.
Akbayan attorney Jake Rey Fajardo raised something like seven issues, including the inability to cover charges, inability to document personal assessment forms from 1982 to 1985 and inability to pay the forced fine.
While conceding a few issues, Barcena rejected that Marcos neglected to pay his assessments from 1982 to 1985. As verification, she introduced installment records from the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) dated Dec. 27, 2001 and a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) confirmation dated Dec. 9, 2021.
Barcena additionally rejected that Marcos has been indicted for abusing the National Internal Revenue Code, asserting that the case was pursued under the steady gaze of the Court of Appeals, a case that Salvador said was at that point settled when the CA maintained the lower court choice.
Despite the fact that Barcena recognized the CA choice, she focused on that it didn’t preclude Marcos from serving in a position of authority. Guanzon finished up the fundamental gathering, requesting the two camps to present their separate memoranda inside 48 hours or until early afternoon of Jan. 9 alongside the proof they have introduced during the meeting in PDF design through email. The printed version is to be submitted around early afternoon on Monday, Jan. 10.
The Marcos camp invited the Comelec choice to delist two other official competitors with a similar last name – Tiburcio Marcos and Maria Aurora Marcos as irritation up-and-comers.
Morever, they give it to the individuals from this august body for seeing through the plans and intrigues of specific political camps to make a joke of the electing system by falling back on drain legislative issues.