BATANGAS CITY – The final hurdle in the disqualification case against standard-bearer Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has been cleared.
UniTeam senatorial candidate described the Commission of Elections’ dismissal of the last petition to disqualify survey frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. from the presidential race as a triumph of democracy.
“Inaasahan naman po talaga natin ‘yan. Nagagalak po kami nasa wakas wala na pong balakid sa pagtakbo ni BBM para presidente,” Roque said.
“Naniniwala po kami na sa demokrasya tao ang dapat mamilikung sino ang presidente at hindi lamang ang Comelec. Ngayong wala na pong balakid, siguradong sigurado na po ang panalo ng ating presidente,” he added.
The First Division said it was not convinced that Marcos had committed a crime involving moral turpitude, which the petitioners cited as a reason for disqualification.
It said that failure to file an income tax return is not a crime involving moral turpitude.
Meanwhile, Roque urged Filipinos to come out and vote on May 9 to fulfill their obligation as citizens.
“Ang ating pakiusap ay dapat po bumoto po ang mga Pilipino. Kinakailangan gampanan po nila ang kanilang katungkulan at panindigan ang kanilang karapatan. Ang mabuti po dito taong-bayan ang pipili ng presidente,” he said.