Comelec asked to disqualify Mikey as party-list rep
Posted by akosistella on March 26, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – Bayan Muna party-list Reps. Liza Maza and Satur Ocampo filed a petition at the Commission on Elections seeking the disqualification of Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo as nominee of Ang Galing Pinoy (AGP) because he is a member of the First Family and not qualified as representative of a marginalized sector.
In a seven-page petition, Maza and Ocampo asked the Comelec to reject the young Arroyo’s nomination to become a sectoral representative and fulfill its duty of ensuring that only members of marginalized and underrepresented groups could become party-list nominees.
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Comelec sees ‘slight’ hike in poll violence
Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said the violent incidents are expected in the provinces where politics is “hotter.”
“Ever since, ang violence ay nanggagaling sa local elections. Mas mainit ang ulo ng mga tao sa local elections,” Jimenez said in an interview.
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