BAGUIO CITY (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the second motion for reconsideration (MR) filed by one of the camps of the private respondents in the disqualification case against Senator Grace Poe in the May 2016 presidential polls.
In the summer session here of the magistrates of the SC, particularly dismissed is the appeal filed by former Senator Francisco S. Tatad, through his legal counsel Atty. Manuelito Luna.
According to the SC, aside from the motion’s lack of merit, the second MR is a “prohibited pleading.”
Likewise, the SC also ordered the deletion of the second MR from the record of the case.
In his second MR, Tatad argued that the ponencia of the case has no “doctrinal value” such that the magistrates who declared Poe as a natural-born Filipino and complied with the residency requirement did not reach the “majority.”
The SC finally allowed Poe to run for president in the May 9, 2016 national elections after the camp of the respondents failed to present new arguments to reverse its earlier decision favoring the candidacy of Poe.