Manila Bulletin : Marcos camp hails Comelec’s dismissal of DQ cases

10 February 2022

By Joseph Pedrajas | Manila Bulletin

The camp of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday night, Feb. 10 commended the Commission on Elections (Comelec) 1st Division for its decision to dismiss the disqualification petition filed against the former senator’s candidacy.

Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, Marcos Jr.’s spokesman, hailed the poll body’s favorable decision on the cases that the presidential candidate’s camp has long described as “nuisance petitions”.

Rodriguez even tagged the petitioners as liars for “deliberately misleading the Comelec by intentionally quoting the wrong provisions of the law and squeezed them into their narratives”.

Nevertheless, he said, Marcos Jr. maintains his usual campaign battlecry—his call for unity.

Meanwhile, Marcos Jr., in an ambush interview after his campaign rally in Valenzuela City Thursday night, told reporters that he can finally continue campaigning without distractions.

“While we call on this seemingly misguided segment of our society to stop spreading lies against presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos, we nonetheless extend our hands of unity and continue with our call for them and every Filipino to join us in shaping a better and united future for our people,” Rodriguez said in a statement.

“Tama na ang away, tama na ang bangayan, sama-sama natin harapin ang bukas na may taglay na pag-asa at pagkakaisa (Let’s stop fighting each other and let’s all face the future with hope and unity),” he added.