EXPLAINER: Can Comelec ‘disqualify’ Grace Poe?

Questions pertaining to a president's qualifications are determined by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, post-election. 

Grace Poe’s name will likely still appear on the ballot. 

In sum, the December 1 decision of the Comelec Second Division is only the beginning of what will be a long legal battle for Grace Poe – a situation reminiscent of what happened to her father back in 2004. Rappler.com

Emil Marañon is an election lawyer who served as chief of staff of recently retired Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. He is currently studying Human Rights, Conflict and Justice at SOAS, University of London, as a Chevening scholar.