WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Former senator and deposed dictator’s son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is at the forefront of one of the most legally contested presidential bids in Philippine history, with over half a dozen cases filed against his candidacy for the May 9 elections.
Arguments for his disqualification revolve around his tax conviction in the 1990s, but the Marcos camp has called these cases “nuisance” and “mere propaganda.”
Can Marcos run for president?
Bookmark this page for updates on the cases against Marcos. – Rappler.com
HINDI TOTOO: Ibinasura na ng Comelec ang disqualification case laban kay Marcos Jr.
Ang sabi-sabi: Ibinasura na ng Commission on Elections (Comelec) ang disqualification case laban kay Marcos Jr.
Marka: HINDI TOTOO
Ang katotohanan: Wala pang ibinababang desisyon ang Comelec sa disqualification case laban kay Marcos Jr. Ang ibinasura ng Comelec noong Enero 17 ay ang petisyong ikansela ng kanyang certificate of candidacy.
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JUST IN: Guanzon releases full text of separate opinion on Marcos cases
Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon released her separate opinion on disqualification cases involving Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at 1:34 pm on Monday, January 31, through Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez.
We will update this page with the full text of her separate opinion once we have uploaded it.
Partido Federal lawyer blasts Guanzon
Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) general counsel George Briones came out swining against elections commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Friday, January 28, calling the commissioner “yellow” and a “narcissist” for publicizing her separate opinion ahead of the decision.
Briones said it was an illegal leak that should be a cause for Guanzon’s disbarment.
Marcos’ spokesperson Vic Rodriguez, who’s also the executive vice president of PFP, said “We will wait for the decision to come out and until then any statement made are all speculative.”
Petitioners not losing hope despite Guanzon’s exposé on delayed Marcos Jr. ruling
“I still would like to trust in the neutrality and independence of the other commissioners and the Comelec as a whole,” says petitioners’ lawyer Howard Calleja.