Petition to disqualify Erap on his candidacy: Dismissed!

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed with finality a petition to disqualify former President Joseph Estrada from again seeking the presidency in the May 2010 elections.

The petition was filed by the group of Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution Inc., was first junked by the Higher Court on December 8, 2009. But the group filed a motion for reconsideration.

“The Court denied the petition with finality¬† because there are no substantial arguments in the petition,” said lawyer Midas Marquez, High Tribunal spokesman and concurrently deputy court administrator.

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