Comelec asked: Address petitions against Marcos Jr. | Inquirer Opinion

Comelec asked: Address petitions against Marcos Jr.

/ 04:01 AM January 11, 2022

To Comelec chair Sheriff M. Abas and the Commission en banc:

We are Filipino citizens who are all registered voters for the coming 2022 polls. We are relying on the Commission on Elections, a constitutional body mandated to manage the entire administrative process of the elections, to ensure that the 2022 presidential polls are free, fair, and credible.


There are currently several petitions for both the cancellation of the certificate of candidacy of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and also for his disqualification to run for public office, given his final and executory conviction in Criminal Case Nos. Q-92-29213, Q-92-29212, Q-92-29217, and Q-91-24391, for failure to file his income tax returns for the years 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1985 which constitute a violation of the National Internal Revenue Code of the Philippines.

We urge the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to address these petitions with utmost urgency.


Both types of petitions have been raffled and distributed to the corresponding divisions. We hope that the Comelec will judiciously, freely, fairly, and speedily decide on the pending petitions, given how crucial these presidential polls are for the common good of the Filipino people, to uphold credible elections and ensure democratic rule in the Philippines.

Francisco S. Vilbar, Robert M. Alonto, Milagros S. Serrana, Eugene Lopez, Elso U. Cabangon, Nilda G. Fullon, Rosario N. Cabardo, Imelda Cabatuando, Marie Marciano, Sokie PaulinYee, Nona Andaya-Castillo, Maria Cristina P. Bawagan, Milagros G Rivera, Liwayway D. Arce-Rodríguez, Victor (Jing) Valdellon, Beatriz A. de Vera, Edgardo E. Matibag, Aida Santos Maranan, Gloria E. Melencio, Louie Crismo, Ester Isberto, Girlie Villariba, Mila Sibayan, Maureen B. Loste, Philip Suzara, Ramon Bello, Ramon T. Sto Domingo, Joanna K. Cariño, Hilda Billano Narciso, Teresita Mercado

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