SC junks second appeal vs ruling on Poe's candidacy

THE Supreme Court upheld Tuesday, April 19, its final decision that allowed presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe to run in the 2016 elections.

In an en banc session held in Baguio City, the magistrates denied the second motion for reconsideration filed by petitioner, former senator Franciso "Kit" Tatad, assailing the court's ruling in favor of Poe.

Tatad questioned the decisions of the magistrates for the second time after he allegedly received reports that Poe connived with President Benigno Aquino III to sway the decisions of the magistrates.

The court denied Tatad's motion for lack of merit and for being a prohibited pleading under the rules.

The high court, in its session, also ordered the removal of the motion from the records of the case.

Last March 8, the high court voted 9-6, granting the consolidated petition filed by Poe. It ruled that the Commission on Elections committed grave abuse of discretion in canceling Poe's certificate of candidacy for president. (Sunnex)
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