Reference: Atty. Harry L. Roque, Jr 09175398096
Atty. Harry Roque, counsel of Rep. Regina Ongsiako Reyes, clarifies that Rep. Reyes continues to be the lawful Representative of Marinduque in Congress.
“The Supreme Court’s spoke person merely announced that the Court allegedly ruled against Rep. Reyes. No actual resolution has been issued by the Court neither have we received a resolution from them. Even if true, Rep. Reyes is entitled to file a motion for reconsideration within fifteen days from the receipt of the Court’s resolution. Until the denial of that motion, Rep. Reyes continues to be the lawful representative of Marinduque in Congress.”
Roque assured the people of Marindque that they will file a motion for reconsideration in due time.
He added that Congress, not just the Speaker of the House, has to act as a collegial body if Rep. Reyes has to be ousted from the post.
Roque advised the current Congress to let Rep. Reyes and Lord Allan Velasco, son of Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, to fight it out anew in this year’s election. Velasco lost by four thousand votes to Rep. Reyes.