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Comelec upholds ruling on 5-day extension for Marcos' answer to disqualification case
By William Depasupil
November 23, 2021

https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/11/23/latest-stories/comelec-upholds-ruling-on-5-day-extension-for-marcos-answer-to-disqualification-case/1823412

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) upheld its five-day extension for presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos to respond to a disqualification case that was filed against him.

In a three-page ruling, the Comelec Second Division, chaired by Presiding Commissioner Socorro B. Inting, denied the motion for reconsideration filed by petitioners on its ruling granting Marcos the extension.

The petitioners Fr. Christian Buenafe, co-chairman of Task Force Detainees of the Philippines; Fides Lim of the political prisoners' group Kapatid; Ma. Edeliza Hernandez, executive director of the Medical Action Group; Celia Lagman Sevilla, Roland Vivaldi, and Josephine Lascano, the group that filed the first disqualification case against Marcos, said the period to file a verified answer lapsed on November 16.

In denying the group's motion, the ruling said that it was within the Comelec's authority to grant the extension beyond the deadline.

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