Politiko : Roque on dismissal of Marcos Jr DQ cases: ‘Gaya po ng inaasahan’

11 February 2022

By Billy Begas | Politiko

UniTeam senatorial candidate Harry Roque said the dismissal of the disqualification cases against presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is already expected.

“Gaya po ng inaasahan, mababasura po ito ng Comelec,” said Roque, a former spokesperson of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Roque said the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division was a triumph of democracy.

“Maraming salamat po Comelec dahil itinaguyod ninyo ang demokrasya,” Roque added. “Inaasahan naman po talaga natin ‘yan dahil wala naman talagang merito ‘yung mga petisyon na ‘yan.”

Roque said that those who filed the petition have a shallow knowledge of the law.

“Mabuti na lang po mababaw ang pagkakaintindi sa batas noong mga nag-file ng disqualification na ‘yan at ibinasura agad. Talaga naman pong ibabasura ‘yan,” he added.

The petitioners were seeking the disqualification of Marcos from the presidential race in connection with his conviction over the non-filing of income tax returns from 1982 to 1985.