It’s final: SC denies antidynasty petitions


01:25 AM March 7th, 2013

By: Christine O. Avendaño, March 7th, 2013 01:25 AM

The Supreme Court has dismissed with finality two remaining petitions seeking it to compel Congress to enact an antidynasty law.

SC spokesperson Theodore Te said Wednesday that the high court “denied with finality” the motion for reconsideration filed by independent senatorial candidate Richard Penson and Sen. Teofisto Guingona Jr. in relation to their petitions seeking for Congress to be compelled to enact an antidynasty law.

The high court reached the decision in an en banc meeting last Tuesday.

This brought to three the number of petitions on the antidynasty law issue that the high tribunal had dismissed. Last January, the high court dismissed the motion for reconsideration sought by businessman Louis Biraogo on the dismissal of his petition in December last year.

Biraogo had asked the high court to compel the Commission on Elections to bar members of political dynasties from running in the May polls.

The high court had earlier dismissed the petition of Penson and Guingona, saying that the question of the enactment of an antidynasty law should be addressed by Congress.

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