By: Elena Grace Flores
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Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos on Monday asked Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen to inhibit from his poll protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
The Presumptive VP’s Fear
Solicitor General Jose Calida earlier said that the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has the jurisdiction to declare a failure of the election in Mindanao. This triggers the presumptive VP to criticize Calida. Both Bongbong Marcos and Calida now ask Justice Marvic Leonen to inhibit the poll protest. Leni Robredo describes the solicitor general as an avid Marcos loyalist. BBM also notes that the Supreme Court ponente of his case favors his arch-rival. Robredo’s fear is relevant because Marcos can become President instead of her as per the promise of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The President’s Terminator
SolGen Jose Calida’s brilliant legal strategies can make the opposition shiver. Take the case of the former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. His quo warranto petition simply terminates her. People cannot blame Robredo’s social media mockeries. They can blow up to her face very soon. Her term may be over even before the 2022 elections. This could happen by the end of the year or early next year according to a political analyst.
The outgoing US President’s shout of election fraud against Joe Biden seems in line with Marcos’ protest, Robredo said. Therefore, it can also happen that she’ll soon be fired and Marcos will be hired, just like in America. What comes around goes around.