Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is trending again. This time, it's for seeking the inhibition of Associate Justice Marvin Leonen from his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
Marcos on Monday filed a 22-page "extremely urgent" motion before the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to seek Leonen's exclusion from his poll protest.
He cited the supposed "well-documented bias" of the justice against him and his family as a basis.
“It is clear that we’ll never get justice if Leonen is around because of his hatred towards me and my family," Marcos said. "This is evidenced by his past decisions where he unequivocally condemned me and my family."
Among the examples cited by Marcos as proof of Leonen's supposed "disdain" for his family is the justice's dissenting opinion on the decision that allowed the burial of the late dictator Marcos Sr. in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
In late October, Marcos was also a trending topic on social media after tourism official Jeff Ortega introduced him as the country's vice president.
Marcos is contesting the 2016 vice-presidential win of Robredo, who won by the slimmest of margins against the son of the late dictator. Marcos claimed that the polls were rigged.
His poll protest with the Supreme Court remains pending four years after the elections.