No TRO issued by the SC on the canvassing of votes for President

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THE Supreme Court (SC) did not issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the start of canvassing of votes for President and Vice President to be done by Congress on Monday, May 23, 2022.

Instead, the High Court told the Commission on Elections (Comelec), including the camp of presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the Senate and the Lower House, 15 days to comment on the petition that sought to stop the canvassing of votes and the proclamation of Marcos.

The petition mentioned is the one filed by the group of Father Christian Buenafe with the Supreme Court that sought to reverse the decision of the Comelec to junk the disqualification case against Marcos and for the issuance of a TRO against the Senate and the House seating as the National Board of Canvassers for the canvassing of votes for the Presidential and Vice Presidential race.

“Whereas, considering the allegations contained, the issues raised and the arguments adduced in the petition, without necessarily giving due course thereto, it is necessary and proper to require the respondents to comment on the petition and prayer for temporary restraining order within a period of 15 days from notice thereof,” according to the SC.

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