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Transport group files disqualification vs Angelo Reyes

Posted by akosistella on March 29, 2010

A transport group on Monday filed a disqualification case before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) against former Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes, who has been nominated to represent the party-list group 1-Utak in the May 10 polls.

In filing the petition Tuesday, Piston national president Juanito Ranjo stresses that former Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes ‘does not deserve’ to represent the transport sector. Aie Balagtas See

Reyes was never part of the sector he’s trying to represent, Juanito Ranjo, national president of Pinag-isang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston), said.

As Energy secretary, Reyes chose to side with the three largest oil companies — Petron, Shell, and Chevron — instead of protecting the drivers and operators against fuel price hikes.

Click GMANews.TV.

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Militants rally vs ‘Arroyo-backed’ party-list groups

Militant groups on Monday picketed in front of the main office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila to urge the poll body to immediately disqualify nominees of party-list groups allegedly associated with the Arroyo administration.

The rally was led by poll watchdog Kontra Daya, which said that under Section 6 of Republic Act 7941 or the Party-List Law, the Comelec on its own can cancel “at any time” the registration of any group “who seeks to abuse and violate” the party-list system.

“The Comelec on its own may act to preserve the integrity of the party list system if it finds, even if no complaints are filed, that either the party-list organization or the nominee lacks the qualifications required by law and has abused the party list system in violation of the law,” the group said.

Click GMA News TV

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