MANILA, Philippines — Commissioner of the Elections Commission (Comelec), Rowena Guanzon, said Tuesday that a senator’s wife already knows her husband was behind the delay in releasing presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s resolution in the cases.
“I won’t name the senator here because his wife already knows. I was told last night that his wife already knows, and then I already told the person in charge,” Guanzon told ABS-CBN News Channel’s Headstart when asked about the senator’s identity.
“It’s enough for me that his wife already knows and there’s going to be a war in his household,” she added.
When asked if she would file a lawsuit against the senator, Guanzon replied, “No, his wife is already angry with him. It’s already viral. So that’s his problem. Let’s focus on Bongbong Marcos as a weak leader. Let’s focus on the moral depravity of Bongbong Marcos.”
According to Guanzon, lawmakers were among the senators who endorsed Comelec Commissioner Aimee Ferolino, the ponente in Marcos’ disqualification cases, on the nominations committee.
Guanzon said she released her separate statement on the consolidated disqualification cases because she believes Ferolino “acts in conspiracy with some people” so her vote to disqualify Marcos in the election will not be counted.
“I resign with honor and excellence, therefore I have published my separate statement because I firmly believe that Commissioner Ferolino is already acting in conspiracy with some people to delay the voting so that my vote for DQ Bongbong Marcos will not be counted will,” he told Guanzon.
“You know that Commissioner Ferolino, who lacks legal practice experience, was nominated and strongly endorsed by a senator, or at least a senator. It is already clear that she will not behave like this unless it is this senator who is ordering her because they are very close since they were both in Davao,” she added.
Guanzon said she had already shared the senator’s name with an “authoritarian figure” whose identity she has not revealed.
“I’ve already told an authority figure and I have to respect him. If he says he’ll get back to me, he’ll get back to me, so it’s not my place to say that publicly,” Guanzon said.
“If I have to say it in the right forum, I will. If the Senate calls me, I will. It’s also not fair to me to mention his name here without a proper forum. Let’s do it in the Senate,” she added.
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