Poe's fate hangs in equilibrium
“Anything can occur” in the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) preliminary seminar Friday as the panel begins to hear the disqualification case against Sen. Grace Poe, Sen. Vicente Sotto III said on Thursday.
In a phone interview, Sotto said anything, even the “remote possibility” the tribunal would set the case into a vote, could occur in the hearing.
He said a vote will be called as long as the legal discussions in the demonstration were “glaring.”
Responding to the Inquirer report on Wednesday that he’d request the SET chair, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, to not accept the case of David, Sotto said he meant to listen to the demonstration of Friday.
An Inquirer source said Poe’s team needed the immediate dismissal of the case of David for fear it could drag on up to the start of election campaign season in February.