SC junks plea of a disqualified partylist group


THE Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the plea filed by a disqualified party-list group, which was not allowed to run during the May 2013 elections.

In a full court ruling, the high court dismissed the motion for reconsideration filed by 1Para sa Bayan pertaining to the petition for review it filed assailing the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruling.

“Acting on the motion for reconsideration [of the resolution dated June 10, 2013], dated July 17, 2013 filed by counsel for petitioner, the court resolved to deny with finality the said [MR],” the SC decision said.

In the ruling, signed by clerk of court Enriqueta Vidal, the high tribunal held that there were “no substantial arguments . . . presented to warrant the reversal of the questioned resolution.”

It can be recalled that the SC remanded to the Comelec the case of some party-list candidates for determination if they can be accredited based on the new guidelines for party-list elections.


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