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SC prodded on Poe disqualification case

  • Written by Hector Lawas
  • Published in Nation
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THE Supreme Court was asked anew yesterday to decide on a pending petition seeking to oust Senator Grace Poe from her post on the ground that she is not a natural-born Filipino citizen

In a two-page second motion to resolve, losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David asked the Court to resolve his petition seeking the reversal of the ruling of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) junking his disqualification petition against the senator on citizenship issue.

David also asked the SC to set the case for hearing after it cancelled the oral arguments set last January.

“Considering that more than eight months have passed since the oral arguments scheduled on Jan. 19, 2016 were deferred, time is now ripe to set them anew, unless, of course, the Honorable Court in the exercise of sound discretion decides to resolve the petition within the bounds of reasonable dispatch,” read the pleading.

David argued that the hearing and resolution of the case will be “for the best interest of all concerned as well as the nation.”
   
Last March, the High Tribunal issued a ruling upholding the qualification of the senator to seek the presidency last May.