SC AMENDS ORDER OF PRESENTATION IN ORAL ARGUMENTS ON POE CASE

SC AMENDS ORDER OF PRESENTATION IN ORAL ARGUMENTS ON POE CASE

MANILA — The camp of Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares, which filed the case before the Supreme Court (SC), will be the first to present their arguments in the hearing to be conducted on the cancellation by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of Poe’s certificate of candidacy (COC) for president in the May 9, 2016 elections.

In the amended advisory of the SC en banc released on Tuesday, the camp of Poe will be given a period of 10 minutes to present their arguments.

Next to present their arguments will be the camp of the Comelec which also has 10 minutes to do so.

The SC slightly amended the order of presentation such that instead of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), who will be the second to present their arguments, the OSG was the last one and the Comelec was elevated to the second spot to present their arguments.

The third to appear and present their arguments before the SC magistrates will be the camp of the private respondents, including the petitioners in the cancellation of Poe’s COC for president at the Comelec.

The camp of the private respondents will have 20 minutes to present their arguments.

It is expected that every presentation of the arguments will be followed by interpellation by the magistrates.

The main issue in the case involves the allegation that Poe committed material misrepresentation in her COC when she declared that she is a natural-born Filipino citizen and complied with the 10-year minimum residency requirement to run for president. PNA / northboundasia.com