THE SUPREME Courtroom has threatened to hold Solicitor Common Jose C. Calida in contempt for trying to get to oust a magistrate he experienced accused of bias in the election protest of dropping vice presidential candidate Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.
The courtroom, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, purchased him why he need to not be cited in contempt for seeking the inhibition of Affiliate Justice Mario Victor F. Leonen.
It turned down individual inhibition pleas by the top rated authorities law firm and Mr. Marcos, the court’s Community Details Business office mentioned in a statement on Tuesday. Mr. Marcos and Mr. Calida in their motions experienced cited information content alleging bias on the component of Mr. Leonen.
The courtroom also purchased the information reporter to make clear why he should really not be held in contempt. A duplicate of the order had not been introduced.
Mr. Marcos past week accused Mr. Leonen, who presides around the circumstance, of getting biased against his loved ones. He also accused the justice at an on line briefing of seeking to delay the scenario.
Mr. Calida, in a different movement, mentioned Mr. Leonen had failed to act on the electoral protest for 11 months.
The PET warned each parties previous 7 days not to focus on the case to the media and observe the so-named sub judice rule, which bars everyone from issuing comments that could interfere with the court’s handling of the fit. Mr. Marcos, son of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, filed the protest in June 2016 after narrowly shedding to Ms. Robredo, alleging huge fraud.
A resolution introduced in Oct very last year showed that Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo’s lead from Mr. Marcos in three provinces exactly where fraud allegedly took area — had risen by about 15,000 votes soon after the original recount. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas