Gibo defends Mikey’s party-list bid
Posted by akosistella on March 25, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – Administration presidential candidate Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro on Wednesday defended Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo’s bid as party-list representative.
“Is it legal or not? It’s legal. Wala tayong magagawa (We can’t do anything about it),” Teodoro said when asked to comment about criticisms against Arroyo’s nomination as representative of Ang Galing Pinoy, a party-list group representing security guards.
The Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard-bearer said that what the next administration and the next set of lawmakers can do is to revise the party-list law to fix the “flawed” system.
Comelec: Mikey can run
MANILA, Philippines – Despite the controversy over government-backed party-list groups, there is no reason to disqualify Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo from the party-list race, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said yesterday.
Comelec Chairman Jose Melo said President Arroyo’s eldest son has served as a representative in Congress and is competent to become a nominee of the party-list group Ang Galing Pinoy (AGP).
“He (Arroyo) is qualified to be a member of Congress,” Melo said, noting that his decision to give way to his mother in the congressional race in the second district of Pampanga could not be a basis for disqualification.
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