Atty. Nick on SC petition to declare BBM’s COC void from the very beginning – malamang isasawalang-bahala lang ito o “dismiss”

The group led by Atty. Theodore Te has run to the Supreme Court asking to declare the certificate of candidacy of Presumptive President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. aka BBM void ab initio or “void from the beginning”. In other words, they want to stop BBM from ever assuming office because his COC is void.

The petitioner is also asking the SC to issue a restraining order to both Chambers of Congress from proceeding with the canvassing of votes cast for Marcos and his proclamation.

In that regard, Atty. Nick of the FB page Nick Nañgit – NCN Law shared his legal opinion on the issue raised by petitioner Atty. Theodore Te before the SC.

Basically, Atty. Nick cited 3 major reasons why the petition to declare BBM’s certificate of candidacy will be dismissed because of lack of merit.

Let me cite reason #3 as per Atty. Nick’s legal opinion and that is the Supreme Court does not hear disputed basis of facts or a trier of facts.

You may now read Atty. Nick’s original FB post below.

Hindi pa rin natatahimik sina Te, at iniakyat pa sa SC ang petisyong ikansela ang kandidatura ni BBM at pahintuin ang pagdedeklara ng pagkapanalo nito.

Una, may tinatawag tayo na tapos na ang boksing o “moot and academic”. Natapos na ang eleksyon. Bakit ikakansela pa ang sertipika ng pagkakandidato?

Pangalawa, ang ComElec na mismo – en banc at mga dibisyon nito – ang nagsalita, tas gusto niya isantabi ang mga Resolusyon, gayung wala naman siyang patunay na may napakabigat na pang-aabuso sa pagpapasya o “grave abuse of discretion” na isang rekisito sa nasabing petisyon.

Pangatlo, ang SC ay hindi dumidinig ng mga pinagtatalunang basehan ng katotohanan o “trier of facts” kundi mga isyu o “issues” lamang. Ano kaya ang mga bagong dahilan na hindi pa tinalakay sa ComElec?

Gaya nang ilang beses ko nang sinabi sa lahat ng panayam sa akin sa TV radyo at podcasts na malamang isasawalang-bahala lang ito o “dismiss”, gayung wala naman kasing sustansya o “merit”.

Nakakaloka talaga ang mga kampon ng fengkyawâ, kapit sa patalim! You may read the link from PhilStar here.

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Source: Nick Nañgit – NCN Law 

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