Six people, represented by lawyer Theodore Te, on 2 November petitioned the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to cancel the certificate of candidacy (COC) of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
The petitioners — Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, Fides M. Lim, Ma. Edeliza P. Hernandez, Celia Lagman Sevilla, Roland C. Vibal and Josephine Lascano — claim “not only has Marcos Jr. been convicted of a crime by final judgment which carries the penalty of perpetual disqualification, his repeated violations of the NIRC (National Internal Revenue Code) and his continued evasion/non-payment of taxes renders his conviction as one involving moral turpitude.
“In fact, the assertions made by respondent Marcos Jr. in the Subject COC are not only false, they are even perjurious — another crime involving moral turpitude.”