Author Topic: Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos announces Philippines presidential bid  (Read 1187 times)

adroth

  • Administrator
  • Boffin
  • *****
  • Posts: 14312
    • View Profile
    • The ADROTH Project
Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, son of late dictator, announces Philippines presidential bid
By Akanksha Sharma and Ben Westcott, CNN

Updated 1:48 AM ET, Wed October 6, 2021

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/06/asia/philippines-bongbong-marcos-president-bid-intl-hnk/index.html

The only son of late Philippines' dictator Ferdinand Marcos said on Tuesday he will stand for President next year, becoming the fourth candidate to announce their intention to succeed 76-year-old incumbent Rodrigo Duterte.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., popularly known as "Bongbong", announced his candidacy for the 2022 presidential election in a five-minute long Facebook video, urging Filipinos to "join me in this noblest of causes and we will succeed."

< Edited >

adroth

  • Administrator
  • Boffin
  • *****
  • Posts: 14312
    • View Profile
    • The ADROTH Project
Re: Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos announces Philippines presidential bid
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2021, 10:39:56 PM »
Sara insists talk with Bongbong only on HNP support to his prexy bid
October 25, 2021 at 01:20 am by Rey E. Requejo and Macon Ramos-Araneta

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/368217/sara-insists-talk-with-bongbong-only-on-hnp-support-to-his-prexy-bid.html

Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Sunday said her meeting with presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. in Cebu focused on how her local party Hugpong ng Pagbabago can help him in the Davao region.

“What we talked about for now is how the HNP in Davao can help Bongbong Marcos' bid for the presidency,” Duterte said in Visayan when interviewed by reporters in Cebu.

“I do not have plans to run for president of the country,” she added.

However, Sara, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, declined to offer more details of their meeting in Cebu City to celebrate the birthday of Tingog Party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez.

< Edited >

adroth

  • Administrator
  • Boffin
  • *****
  • Posts: 14312
    • View Profile
    • The ADROTH Project
Re: Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos announces Philippines presidential bid
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2021, 12:33:25 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eyLi63P4vg

Bongbong Marcos Paid TV Ad Q4 2021 60s
Nov 28, 2021

adroth

  • Administrator
  • Boffin
  • *****
  • Posts: 14312
    • View Profile
    • The ADROTH Project
Re: Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos announces Philippines presidential bid
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2021, 12:49:12 PM »
Another disqualification case filed vs. Bongbong Marcos
By LLANESCA T. PANTI, GMA News
Published December 2, 2021 12:10pm

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/813044/another-disqualification-case-filed-vs-bongbong-marcos/story/

At least six individuals on Thursday filed a petition seeking to disqualify former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. from the 2022 presidential race over his four tax-related convictions.

The petitioners -- among them Akbayan members and Martial Law survivors -- argued that such convictions carry a penalty of perpetual disqualification from public office, among others

The petitioners cited Section 252 of the Tax Code which provides that the maximum penalty prescribed for the offense of violating Tax Code for public officials and employees is dismissal from public service and perpetual disqualification from holding any public office.

< Edited >

adroth

  • Administrator
  • Boffin
  • *****
  • Posts: 14312
    • View Profile
    • The ADROTH Project
Re: Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos announces Philippines presidential bid
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2022, 12:06:31 AM »
Comelec junks petition to cancel Marcos' COC
Philstar.com
January 17, 2022 | 11:16am

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/01/17/2154462/comelec-junks-petition-cancel-marcos-coc

MANILA, Philippines (Update 3, 12:42 p.m.) — The Commission on Elections denied the plea filed by Martial Law victims seeking to cancel presidential aspirant’s Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s Certificate of Candidacy.

This frees Marcos of another legal challenge filed to block his presidential bid.

< Edited >

"In essence, the Comelec agreed with the petitioners that the representations made in Item 11 and Box 22 of the COC of Marcos Jr. are material but disagreed that they were false; in the process, the Second Division ruled that there was no ground to cancel Marcos Jr.’s COC on the ground of material misrepresentation," they said.

< Edited >

No deliberate mispresentation

Petitioners had asserted that Marcos made a misrepresentation in his COC because he is ineligible to run since his conviction of failure to file Income Tax Returns for four years allegedly carries the penalty of perpetual disqualification from holding any public office, to vote and to participate in any election.

The petitioners pointed out that Marcos declared under oath that he has never been found liable for any offense, which carries the accessory penalty of perpetual disqualification to hold public office. This was when he ticked the NO box on the COC he filed.

In resolving the petition, the Comelec division said they cannot “agree with Petitioners’ theory that Respondent’s convictions for failure to file [ITRs] for taxable years 1982 to 1984 render him perpetually disqualified from holding any public office, to vote and to participate in any election for the simple reason that to do so would violate the Constitutional proscription against ex post facto laws.”

In their memorandum, Marcos’ lawyers said the 1977 National Internal Revenue Code did not impose “perpetual disqualification” as penalty, as this was only part of PD 1994 which took effect on Jan. 1, 1986.

Following this, the mandatory filing of Income Tax Returns for the years of 1982-1984 already lapsed before PD 1994 took effect and applying so would give the law an ex post facto effect, which is unconstitutional.

For 1985, the mandatory filing fell on March 18, 1986, but Marcos was then no longer a public officer, the Comelec said.

< Edited >