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Lawyer clarifies cause for Bongbong Marcos’ absence at Comelec listening to

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Former Sen. Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos Jr. (File photograph taken from a video of the Pandesal Discussion board(

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was solely informed to isolate himself within the morning of the preliminary convention of the Fee on Elections (Comelec) First Division on the disqualification circumstances filed towards him, based on a press release issued on Sunday by his spokesperson, lawyer Victor Rodriguez.

“On the morning of January 7, [Marcos] was obliged to go in isolation as a result of his situation worsened. It was at the moment the Comelec wished him to look even by a video convention,” Rodriguez mentioned.

“A judgment name was made to let [him] proceed along with his wanted relaxation, since he was in mattress after taking his medicines,” he added.

In line with Rodriguez, Marcos was already feeling unwell on Jan. 6, however he opted to proceed with a scheduled interview.

“After the interview, his doctor arrived and decided that he had a fever and throat swelling, [he] was instructed to take a noon check,” Rodriguez defined.

“Mid-afternoon nonetheless, he went on with one other radio interview. We consider it was that afternoon interview which exacerbated his situation,” he continued.

Marcos didn’t attend Comelec’s preliminary convention of the disqualification circumstances filed towards him.

The respondents’ counsel has introduced an digital copy of Marcos’ medical certificates stating that he had been affected by a fever and a congested throat.

The medical certificates acknowledged that Marcos had a temperature of 37.8ºC and that his throat was hyperemic and swelling.

It additionally mentioned that he had direct contact with two people who later examined optimistic for COVID-19.

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