Posible umanong maresolba ang disqualification case na iniharap laban kay presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., ayon sa Commission on Elections (Comelec).
“When we talk about the cancellation, that one is likely to be resolved before the election, because it is a simple matter of actually just looking at the grounds that’s been offered. Once the case has been submitted for resolution again, maybe two weeks from now. Then it’ll be up in the hands of the division to decide as soon as they can or as late as they need to. Again, there is no timetable for that,” paglilinaw ni Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez.
Nitong Nobyembre 2, binanggit ng mga naghain ng petisyon na sina Fr. Christian Buenafe ng Task Force Detainees, Fides Lim ng Kapatid, Ma. Edeliza Hernandez ng Medical Action Group, Celia Lagman Sevilla ng Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance, Roland Vibal ng PH Alliance of Human Rights, at Josephine Lasvano ng Balay Rehab Center, nagkaroon umano ng multiple false material representations sa certificate of candidacy (COC) ni Marcos na isinumite nito sa Comelec.
Ipinaliwanag ni Jimenez na na-raffle na ang kaso at bumagsak ito sa 2nd Division ng Comelec. Wala pa aniyang inilalabas na summons ang ahensya.
“Basically, you first raffle it to a division and then after that you serve summons on the respondent, you basically give the respondent the opportunity to file an answer. Once that answer has been filed. The parties will be called together to a pre-conference hearing, and they will be able to ventilate their respective positions. After that they will be given three days to submit their memoranda. After which the case will be deemed submitted for resolution,” paglilinaw nito.
Nitong Nobyembre 8, naghain naman sa Comelec ng petition-in-intervention sina Edwin Reyes, Napoleon Siongco, Fernando Guevara, Rommel Bautista, Santiago Muńoa Jr, Glenn Gallos, Noel Carpio, Joel Mayo, Marie Soriano, at Mario Montejo.
Sa kanilang mosyon, ipinaliwanag ng mga ito na napatunayang nagkasala si Marcos sa paglabag sa Section 45 at Section 50 National Internal Revenue Code at pinagbawalan na itong humawak ng anumang posisyon sa pamahalaan.
Bukod dito, pinagbawalan din siyang bumoto at makibahagi sa anumang halalan.