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Shouldn’t these justices inhibit next time around?

Posted by akosistella on March 22, 2010

GOTCHA By Jarius Bondoc
The Philippine Star

Talk of inconsistency. The Comelec 1st division ruled that Caloocan ex-congressman Luis Asistio can run for city mayor. This, even if he does not actually live anymore in the address he listed in his candidacy papers. The poll body pointed up that the Asistios are a prominent clan in Caloocan, and Luis has served four times as 2nd district representative.

Fine. Yet the same Comelec division earlier had disqualified Baham Mitra from running as governor of Palawan supposedly for non-residency. The Mitras are known to be Palaweños; Baham’s dad, the late Speaker Ramon Jr., had made the province famous to tourists; Baham is on his third and last term as 2nd district congressman. So what’s the difference?

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