Senator Grace Poe on Saturday expressed confidence that the Supreme Court (SC) will decide in favor of genuine democratic elections that allow foundlings like her to run once it sees the evidence that will be presented by her camp.
Poe, whose certificate of candidacy (COC) was cancelled by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), said she trusts the High Tribunal to act swiftly on the petition that her legal team will file on Monday, December 28.
“We are confident that, giving due consideration to the strong evidence, jurisprudence and pertinent principles and precepts, the justices will uphold our cause and the right of the people to a genuine choice in the elections,” Poe said.
The SC will be on recess until Jan. 10 but under Rule 7, Section 7 of the court’s Internal Rules, Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno can act on urgent cases and issue temporary restraining orders (TROs) or status quo ante orders (SQAOs) without holding a session.
Such reliefs, however, must be confirmed by the majority of the justices when sessions resume.