Comelec junks petition to declare Marcos as “nuisance candidate”

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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) Second Division junked the petition that sought to declare former senator and presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as a nuisance candidate.

In a Viber message sent to media, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the petition was filed by Danilo Lihaylihay, who is also a 2022 elections presidential aspirant.

The petition filed by Danilo Lihaylihay, seeking to declare former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. a nuisance candidate, has been denied by the 2nd Division of the Comelec,” says Jimenez.

It was learned that Comelec Second Division Presiding Commissioner Socorro Inting and Commissioner Antonio Kho Jr. were those who signed the resolution that rejected Lihaylihay’s petition.

Marcos, Jr. is the standard bearer of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas for the 2022 presidential elections while Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte is his running mate .

Aside from this petition, six more petitions were filed with the Comelec that challenges the presidential bid of the former senator, including two more that seeks for the cancellation of his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) and four other disqualification cases.

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