Lawyer: Comelec likely to stick to ruling on Poe’s DQ case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commissioners from the three-member Second Division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) would most likely stick to its decision disqualifying Sen. Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race for her failure to meet the residency requirement. High-profile...

Carpio: SET justices to inhibit on DQ case vs Poe in Supreme Court

MANILA (Mbuhay) – Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said he and the two other justices who voted at the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) to disqualify Senator Grace Poe as senator will inhibit when the case is brought to the Supreme Court (SC). The other justices who voted...

Sotto: SET to decide with finality on Poe disqualification case this week

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – The Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) will decide with finality this week on the disqualification case filed against Senator Grace Poe over her citizenship, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said on Monday. Sotto said the SET will meet on December 3 to...

SC may be Poe’s saving grace: Chiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice presidential candidate and Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero yesterday expressed optimism that the Supreme Court would rule timely and in favor of presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares should the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) ruling on the...

Business as usual for Grace Poe on Tuesday

MANILA (Mabuhay) – It’s business as usual for Senator Grace Poe, who is set to visit the province of Laguna on Tuesday, the same day the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) is scheduled to decide on the disqualification case filed against her over her citizenship. Poe and her running...

Poe camp asks Comelec to defer decision on poll offense case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Sen. Grace Poe on Friday asked the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) law department to hold its decision on the electoral offense case filed by Rizalito David. The case has been submitted for resolution on Friday morning, after Poe’s legal counsel,...

3 SET members eye postponement of voting on Poe DQ case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least three senator-members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) are mulling the rescheduling of its November 17 voting on the disqualification case against Senator Grace Poe. Senator Loren Legarda said she may ask her colleagues to move the date of their...

Comelec to rule on Poe’s disqualification cases before year ends

MANILA, Oct. 28 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections will rule on the disqualification cases filed against independent presidential candidate, Senator Grace Poe, before the middle of December. “Sa palagay ko as soon as possible consistent with due process. Hindi patatagalin...

Grace Poe seeks more time to submit DNA results to SET

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) – The camp of Sen. Grace Poe has asked the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) for more time to submit the results of DNA testing to trace her family, amid lingering questions on her citizenship. SET spokesperson and secretary Irene Guevarra said on Wednesday...

Estrada can’t replace Binay, Poe, says election lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada cannot be a substitute for both Senator Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay if both will be disqualified to run for President, election law expert Atty. Romulo Macalintal said in a statement Thursday. Binay has been ordered...