The Manila Times - PET can annul votes in Mindanao in Marcos case —Comelec

4 November 2020

By Jomar Canlas | The Manila Times

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has informed the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), that it has the power and jurisdiction for the Annulment of Elections in the Mindanao provinces in cases where there is massive fraud as in the protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leonor “Leni” Robredo.

In its Comment before the high tribunal, the poll body said that the PET can rule on the Annulment of Votes under the 1987 Constitution and the 2010 Rules of the PET.

It cited Article 7, Section 4 of the 1987 Constitution that the SC en banc “shall be the sole judge of all contests relating to the election, returns, and qualifications of the President or Vice-President and may promulgate rules for the purpose.”