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Bongbong Marcos: No legal basis to disqualify me

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 05:03 AM November 17, 2021

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said the disqualification case against him was “nothing but trash,” even as he assured the public that he was ready to answer the petition to cancel his certificate of candidacy (COC).

“I’ve personally seen the documents for our defense and I’ve personally discussed them with our legal team who, along with some reputable and respectable legal experts, concluded without doubt that the petition to delist my name from the roster of applicants for the presidency is without merit and has no legal basis,” Marcos said in a statement.

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He quoted UST Faculty of Law Dean Nilo Divina who said that the attempt to cancel his COC was “likely to fail.”

“[T]he petition is bound to collapse once evaluated by the Comelec (Commission on Elections), because it appears to be defective in form and offers insufficient legal basis to obtain its desired judgement,” Divina said, as quoted by Marcos.

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He said the people who do not want the country to move forward were behind the petition to cancel his COC.

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