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Supreme Court CJ Peralta Addresses Bongbong Marcos’ Worry

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By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube Video by GMA News




Bongbong Marcos Worries that his VP Protest Might be Declared Moot and Academic

VP Electoral Protest Validity

Bongbong Marcos camp’s spokesman Atty. Vic Rodriguez said earlier that their VP protest is on the verge of becoming moot and academic. This is because of the upcoming national election in 2022. Marcos intends to run for the executive office. May it be for President or Vice President. Nonetheless, the filing of candidacy starts in October 2021. The Supreme Court only has less than a year to do the remaining proceeding for a possible ruling.



The Supreme Court CJ’s Promise

Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta assures the public that the PET must decide before the end of the current Congress or the post on protest. In fact, he already told his colleagues to render their ruling on Marcos’ petition. It means that the resolution of the case must happen before the filing of the certificate of candidacy for the 2022 national elections in October next year.

Honoring his Own Policy

Peralta said that he had implemented the policy of concluding all poll protests within the term of office of elected officials. This was when he headed the House of Representatives’ Electoral Tribunal (HRET) during the 17th Congress. Failing to do so would mean that he would disobey his own rule.


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Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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