Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Saidamen Pangarungan on Wednesday, June 29, hailed the decision of the Supreme Court upholding the poll body’s resolution dismissing the petitions to disqualify and cancel the certificate of candidacy of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
In a statement, Pangarungan said the SC decision finally put to rest questions on the eligibility and validity of the COC of Marcos, Jr.
“I personally view the Supreme Court’s concurrence to our legal reasoning as another feather in the Comelec’s proverbial cap for the 2022 National and Local Elections,” he said.
“Because of this, we can now truly say that there are no more impediments to the assumption of President Marcos as President of the Philippines come 30th of June,” added Pangarungan.
Meanwhile, the Comelec said it has yet to receive a copyof the decision.
Still, Comelec Acting Spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said the decision was a “testament to the commitment of this Commission to the rule of law and it’s faithfulness to our Constitutional mandate. Moreso, its fidelity in safeguarding the will of the people in all electoral exercises.Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”