The Supreme Court, in an En Banc Order dated May 19, 2022, acted on G.R. No. 260374 (Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, et al., petitioners, v. Commission on Elections, Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr., et al., respondents.) in the following manner:
“WHEREAS, considering the allegations contained, the issues raised and the arguments adduced in the Petition, without necessarily giving due course thereto, it is necessary and proper to REQUIRE the respondents to COMMENT on the petition and prayer for temporary restraining order within a period of fifteen (15) days from notice hereof.
NOW, THEREFORE, respondents COMELEC, Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr., Senate of the Philippines, and House of Representatives are hereby required to COMMENT on the petition and prayer for temporary restraining order within a period of fifteen (15) days from notice hereof.”
In a Petition dated May 16, 2022, petitioners assailed the January 17, 2022 and the May 10, 2022 Resolutions of the COMELEC in SPA No. 21-156 (DC), which dismissed for lack of merit the Petition filed by petitioners against respondent Marcos, Jr. for the denial or cancellation of the latter’s Certificate of Candidacy for the position of President of the Republic of the Philippines, and denying petitioners’ motion for partial reconsideration, respectively. ###