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Will the Supreme Court Grant Marcos’ Plea for 3 Officers vs 3 Issues Raised?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos’ counsel George Garcia, said that the designation of hearing officers will improve the order, simplify and expedite Supreme Court procedures for the electoral protest considering that there are three causes of action raised in the case.






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3 Issues Raised

Marcos’ protest raises the following issues:

– anomalous Automated Election System (AES);
– failure of elections in various provinces in Mindanao; and,
– the unauthorized editing by Smartmatic’s Marlon Garcia using a new hash code into the Transparency Server on election day.




Efficient Process of the Supreme Court

Marcos’ camp stressed the importance of a hearing officer assigned for each cause of action to not confuse the proceedings. Marcos intends to present witnesses and matching documentary support for each cause of action. He also added that assigning hearing officers will resolve the protest in a timely manner.




People’s Interest

Marcos stated in the resolution; “Public interest demands that this electoral controversy be resolved with dispatch to determine once and for all the genuine choice of the electorate for the contested position. Assigning 3 hearing commissioners as suggested can surely aid the Tribunal in achieving its mandate to ensure a prompt and efficient resolution for the election protest.









Not Fair for Namesake

Marcos explained this in the motion; “Moreover, it is neither fair nor just to keep in office for undetermined period one whose right to it is under suspicion. It is imperative that his claim is immediately cleared not only for the benefit of the real winner but for the sake of public interest, which can only be achieved by setting aside technicalities of procedure which can delay and complicate ordinary action.” Will the Supreme Court hear this out?




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