'His wife already knows,' Guanzon says of senator behind delay in Bongbong Marcos' DQ cases | Inquirer News

‘His wife already knows,’ Guanzon says of senator behind delay in Bongbong Marcos’ DQ cases

/ 09:07 AM February 01, 2022

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Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon (INQUIRER file photo)

MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Tuesday said that the wife of a senator already knows that her husband is behind the delay in the release of the resolution of presidential contender Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s disqualification cases.

“I will not name the senator here because his wife already knows. I was told last night that his wife already knows and then I already told the person in authority,” Guanzon told ABS-CBN News Channel’s Headstart when asked about the identity of the senator.


“It’s enough for me that his wife already knows and there’s going to be a war in his household,” she added.


Asked if she will file a case against the senator, Guanzon replied: “No, his wife is already angry at him. It’s already viral. So that’s his problem. Let us focus on Bongbong Marcos as a weak leader. Let’s focus on Bongbong Marcos’ moral turpitude.”

According to Guanzon, the lawmaker was among the senators who supported Comelec Commissioner Aimee Ferolino, the ponente in Marcos’ disqualification cases, at the Commission on Appointments.

Guanzon said she released her separate opinion on the consolidated disqualification cases because she believes that Ferolino is “acting in conspiracy with some people” so that her vote to disqualify Marcos in the elections will not be counted.

“I am retiring with honor and excellence that is why I released my separate opinion because I strongly believe that Commissioner Ferolino is already acting in conspiracy with some people to delay the votes so that my vote to DQ Bongbong Marcos will not be counted,” said Guanzon.

“You know Commissioner Ferolino, lacking in experience in practice of law, was nominated and strongly supported by a senator, or at least one senator. That’s already on record, that she will not act like this if it’s not that senator who will order her because they are very close since they were both in Davao,” she added.

Guanzon said she already revealed the name of the senator to a “person in authority,” whose identity she did not disclose.


“I already told a person in authority and I have to respect him. If he says he will get back to me, he will get back to me, so it is not mine to say it in public,” said Guanzon.

“If I will have to say it in the proper forum, I will do so. If the Senate calls me, I will do so. It’s not fair to me also to say his name here without a proper forum. Let’s do it in the Senate,” she added.

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