By: Elena Grace Flores
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Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said; the solicitor general’s involvement on the motion of BBM is a must.
The President’s Say
The palace through its spokesperson said that SolGen Jose Calida’s hand to inhibit Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen from Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest is necessary. It is of the interest of the people. Not just the president’s promise? However, he also did not deny earlier President Rodrigo Duterte’s wish of making Marcos the president.
The People’s Lawyer
The Filipino leader really wants to determine the victory of Marcos. So, he can perhaps make do of his promise to pass the presidency over to him. This is the speculation of many. At the moment, no one successfully disputes Calida’s efficiency in implementing the law but only mere criticisms. May it be involving the Marcoses or not. Although critics say otherwise. That he is biased in favor of the Marcoses. In fact, the presumptive VP, Leni Robredo calls him a Marcos loyalist.
The People vs. Robredo
The solicitor general’s office move means that Marcos electoral protest has become the people vs. the presumptive VP, Leni Robredo. The feeling of public betrayal in the wee hours the very next day of the 2016 elections loom until this day. To wake up knowing that the sitting VP might not be the one with the majority votes just creates distrust to the office of the Vice President. The scenario also divides the country.