LIVESTREAM: 5th round of SC oral arguments on Poe vs Comelec
The Supreme Court on Tuesday resumed its oral arguments on the disqualification cases against Sen. Grace Poe before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over citizenship and residency issues.
This is the fifth time that the high court, Poe and her supporters, and the petitioners are hearing the merits of the cases.
Last December, the Comelec en banc ruled to cancel Poe’s certificate of candidacy for president in the upcoming national elections, on grounds that she was not a natural-born Filipino citizen and that she failed to meet the 10-year residency requirement.
But the high court issued temporary restraining orders against the poll body’s decision to disqualify Poe from the presidential derby.
The poll body, nevertheless, included Poe’s name on the finalist list of candidates on the 2016 ballot.
Listen to the audio streaming of the oral arguments from the link above. YG