By NET 25
TINAWAG ng kampo ni dating Senador Bongbong Marcos Jr. na “predictable nuisance petition” ang pormal na reklamo ng isang grupo na ipinadala sa Commission on Elections (Comelec) na humihiling na i-diskwalipika ang kandidatura ng dating mambabatas sa pagka-pangulo.
“We shall address this predictable nuisance petition at the proper time and forum after we receive the official copy of the same. Until then, we will refrain from commenting on their propaganda. Our camp does not engage in gutter politics. Our campaign is about nation-building," ayon sa kampo ni Marcos Jr.
“For presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos, this election is about the future of the Filipino people," dagdag na pahayag nito.
Noong Nobyembre 2, anim na katao mula sa iba't ibang cause-oriented groups, na ang tumayong kinatawan ay si Atty. Theodore Te, ang naghain ng petisyon sa Comelec na humihiling na ikansela ang kandidatura ni Marcos Jr.
Ang mga petitioners ay sina Fr. Christian Buenafe of Task Force Detainees of the Philippines; Fides Lim, Kapatid; Ma Edeliza Hernandez Medical Action Group; Celia Lagman Sevilla, Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance; Roland Vibal, Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates; and Josephine Lascano, Balay Rehabilitation Center.
Ang posisyon ng mga ito ay “not only has Marcos Jr. been convicted of a crime by final judgment which carries the penalty of perpetual disqualification, his repeated violations of the NIRC (National Internal Revenue Code) and his continued evasion/non-payment of taxes renders his conviction as one involving moral turpitude."
“In fact, the assertions made by respondent Marcos Jr. in the Subject COC are not only false, they are even perjurious — another crime involving moral turpitude.”