Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC), met all in all yesterday and gave possible president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. 15 days to present his remark on a request documented by a gathering of military regulation casualties looking for a transitory controlling request (TRO) on the campaigning of his votes and his announcement as seventeenth president.
Though, considering the claims contained, the issues raised and the contentions illustrated in the Petition, without fundamentally giving proper way thereto, it is essential and legitimate to require the respondents to remark on the appeal and supplication for transitory limiting request inside a time of 15 days from notice concerning this.
Beside Marcos, different respondents for the situation are the Commission on Elections, the Senate and House of Representatives. The SC gave the goal three days after applicants, drove by Fr. Christian Buenafe, documented a 70-page Petition for Certiorari.
For Marcos’ attorney Estelito Mendoza, the 15-day time frame will pass on no obstacle to legislative peddling of votes and the inevitable declaration of his client as president. The applicants were pushing for guaranteed issuance of TRO.
Morever, Mendoza has shared that he appeared to the SC the constraints of its force of legal survey, which can’t override the obligation of Congress to count the votes and broadcast champs in the official political race under Article VII, Section 4 of the 1987 Constitution.