- Two tax payers filed a case asking the Supreme Court to nullify the decision of the Commission on Elections extending the deadline of submission of statement of contributions and expenditures (SOCE)
- Administration bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas III and the Liberal Party did not succeed in passing his SOCE on time
- The Liberal Party believes that the High Court will uphold the decision of the COMELEC
Manuel “Mar” Roxas’ camp is certain that the Supreme Court will not reverse the order of the Commission on Election granting him a deadline extension for the submission of his statement of contributions and expenditures (SOCE).
“We’re confident that the Comelec resolution will be upheld,” Roxas’ campaign spokesperson Gutierrez said.
“I seriously doubt the SC will reverse the Comelec ruling because otherwise, what will happen after that? They will disqualify all winning candidates from LP? That’s unthinkable,” Gutierrez said in an ambush interview.
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Gutierrez and Atty. Macalintal, legal counsel of the LP, submitted Roxas’ SOCE at the COMELEC office in Manila today, June 22.
“What’s the point? The spirit of the law is full disclosure and transparency. Nagawa namin lahat ’yon. All the documents will be in the hands of Comelec so ano pa ang hinahabol natin? What’s the harm dit ?” Gutierrez said.
“Ang harm is kung nag-submit ka pero hindi kumpleto. May kulang, may butas o questions as to the completeness but now sinubmit namin ng buo at sinikap namin na kumpleto. Tingin namin kami ang sumsunod ng maayos sa batas (The harm is if you submitted but then it was incomplete. Something is missing, or there are questions as to the completeness but now we submitted the whole and persevered to complete. In our views, we are the ones who are actually abiding the law),” he added.
Earlier, Atty. Manuelito Luna of 1-Abilidad Party List and retired soldier of the People’s Reform Party Justino Padeiernos filed a petition before the Supreme Court asking for the nullification of the decision of the Commission on Election (COMELEC).
Their 20-page petition for certiorari alleged that the COMELEC has gravely abused its discretion when it decided to allow the requested extension.