Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos on Tuesday (Nov, 10) has assured he has not been talking with Solicitor General Jose Calida.
“We have not been in any kind of communication with the Sol Gen’s office,” Marcos said on CNN Philippines.
The former lawmaker made the assurance even though he and Calida filed at the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), on the same day on Monday (Nov. 9) motions seeking to inhibit Justice Marvic Leonen from handling the election protest of Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo.
“I’m sure he was able to read our motion before he filed his own motion,” Marcos said.
The former senator believes that Calida is “perfectly capable of acquiring a copy.”
In both motions, Leonen has been accused of already prejudging the election protest for having being biased against the Marcos family.
Both motions cited Leonen’s delay in taking action in the case, his dissenting opinion in granting the burial of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingin ng mga Bayani and the Manila Times article which claimed that the magistrate has been convincing the PET of dismissing the election protest.