By: Elena Grace Flores
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonio Carpio’s Fear
The former Associate of the Supreme court and Sambayan Convenor said blatantly that in the end, it would be a Duterte and Marcos tandem. He also said that such a team is the strongest. Could this be the reason why he rehashed a tax evasion case propaganda against Bongbong Marcos recently? He wanted him to be disqualified but he knew he cannot. Just perhaps malign him a bit to hopefully discourage some voters.
Supreme Court Appeal
It is known since 2016 that Marcos came clear with the alleged tax evasion case because of the final conviction of his Supreme Court appeal. He has no imprisonment penalty, so moral torpitude can’t be a ground for disqualification. However, Carpio’s fear needed to be acted upon. So, he did what he did.
Awaiting Mayor Sara’s Decission
Meanwhile, Senator Imee Marcos divulges that Mayor Sara is the one who convinced her brother to run for president. Now, the presidential aspirant wants the daughter of the president to be his VP. This is after the mayor’s party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago endorses Marcos as their presidential bet. This is really a more thrilling scenario for the Filipino voters than any Supreme Court verdict there is.