Bongbong Marcos' legal team has not filed its answer to the first petition to cancel COC, and instead requested to extend the deadline, according to Ted Te, counsel for petitioners who received a copy of the motion for extension. | via @lianbuan

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@lianbuan According to Marcos' motion for extension, they received the notice November 11. Comelec gave five days, which according to Te, ends November 16. Te said Comelec has not granted the motion for extension, and Marcos has not filed an answer yet. | via @lianbuan

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@lianbuan Rule 23 Section 4(6) of Comelec says "the failure of the respondent to file his verified Answer within the reglementary period shall bar the respondent from submitting controverting evidence or filing his memorandum." | via @lianbuan

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@lianbuan Te: Petitioners reminded the Comelec that the consequence of granting respondent’s motion for more time would be for the Comelec to flout its own rules, which the Supreme Court had already ruled in previous instances as grave abuse of discretion. | via @lianbuan

@lianbuan LOOK: Representing Bongbong Marcos in the Comelec petitions is Marcos-time solicitor general Estelito Mendoza, who counts among his wins Bong Revilla acquittal, Gloria Arroyo acquittal, and Juan Ponce Enrile bail. | via @lianbuan
@lianbuan INSIDE TRACK: Mendoza is also known for his maneuvers to deliver a win to PAL in its retrenchment case even though the unions already won thrice in the Supreme Court. How did Mendoza do it? By writing letters the Court later considered as motions.

@lianbuan Speaking to @iampinkywebb on @cnnphilippines' The Source, Marcos' spokesperson Vic Rodriguez confirmed asking for a motion for extension and said Comelec granted their motion for extension. They're given another 7 days from yesterday, said Rodriguez. | via @lianbuan
@lianbuan Rodriguez said Mendoza "volunteered" as lawyer for Bongbong Marcos in the Comelec petitions. | via @lianbuan
@lianbuan Rodriguez said they asked for extension because the petitions come in "trickles," referring to the 3 petitions, two of which are to cancel COC, and the newest one to disqualify. | via @lianbuan
@lianbuan Mendoza said he was hired only on November 15, when the deadline was already November 16. "Considering counsel's current workload and the time required for him to review the petition and prepare for an adequate response, BBM is constrained to request for extension." | @lianbuan
@lianbuan To illustrate Mendoza's precedent power: the acquittal of Arroyo on new rule of main plunderer obliterated all of the cases in the PCSO fund scam, and helped Jinggoy Estrada get bail. The bail grant to Enrile helped Imelda Marcos secure post-conviction bail. | via @lianbuan
@lianbuan READ: Statement of Marcos spox Vic Rodriguez on the petition for disqualification filed yesterday by Martial Law victims. | via @lianbuan

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