Poe thanks SC for ‘just, compassionate’ TROs on disqualification
Sen. Grace Poe on Monday expressed gratitude to the Supreme Court for issuing temporary restraining orders (TRO) on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) rulings to cancel her certificate of candidacy for president in the 2016 elections.
“I thank the Supreme Court for a just and compassionate decision. From the start, I put my full faith in the judicial process. The Comelec denied our people their choices in an open election but I am confident that the Supreme Court will uphold the truth and the spirit of the Constitution,” Poe said in a statement.
The issuance of the TROs came after Poe’s camp filed two petitions assailing the Comelec en banc’s decision that affirmed previous rulings of its first and second divisions to disqualify the lady senator from the presidential derby.
Poe also thanked the high court, which is on recess for the holidays, for acting on her petition. Her camp scored the poll body’s supposed “haste and timing” in cancelling Poe’s COC over citizenship and residency issues.
The senator said a “fair consideration of facts” was all she was asking for now that her case has reached its “final battleground.”
“We are confident the SC will honor previous jurisprudence on the rights of foundlings to a country and citizenship. I also pray that they will carefully look into the facts of my residence and my actual physical presence in the country,” said Poe, adding that she was hoping that the SC will issue a favorable decision similar to her late father’s case in 2004.
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