Palace urges Poe to
respect, follow process of law
By Jelly F. Musico
MANILA, Dec. 3 (PNA) – Malacanang on Thursday urged leading presidential
aspirant Senator Grace Poe to respect the law following the decision of the
Commission on Elections (Comelec) to disqualify the lady solon from running
for president in 2016.
Lacierda made this call in reaction to Poe’s insinuation that administration
standard-bearer Manuel ‘Mar’ Roxas and opposition presidential candidate
Jejomar Binay might be behind the efforts to disqualify Poe.
”You know I think as a candidate running for national elections, it is
important for us to respect the rule of law,” Lacierda said in a press
Lacierda said the Comelec is an institution that was ordained by the
Constitution to decide cases similar to Poe.
”So, we can only ask everyone, all the candidates, to please respect the
process and respect the rule of law,” he said.
Lacierda also advised Poe’s camp to just exhaust other legal remedies such
as filing for motion for reconsideration at the Comelec en banc and the
There is still a process that will be able to --- for the parties, and I do
not mean just Senator Grace Poe, everyone who feels aggrieved, to always
exhaust the legal remedies available to them,” the Palace official said.