Jalosjos brother disqualified for robbery conviction

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Former Zamboanga del Norte Rep. Romeo Jalosjos . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has ordered the “perpetual special disqualification” from public office of Dominador Jalosjos, a brother of convicted rapist Romeo Jalosjos, because of a prision mayor sentence that he received for a robbery conviction in 1970 that he never served.

Jalosjos, whose victory in the 2010 mayoral elections for Dapitan was voided by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over the same robbery conviction, was aiming to run for governor of Zamboanga del Norte in the May elections.

The high court upheld the Comelec decision that Jalosjos was disqualified under the Local Government Code from running for mayor of Dapitan in 2010 because of his conviction for a robbery he had committed in 1969.

Ineligible candidate

“[Jalosjos] became ineligible perpetually to hold, or to run for, any elective public office from the time his judgment of conviction became final,” said the high court ruling penned by Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio.

Jalosjos successfully ran for mayor of Dapitan in the May 2010 polls but his candicacy was questioned by his losing opponent, Agapito Cardino, who said Jalosjos had made a false representation in his certificate of candidacy when he declared under oath that he was eligible to run for that office.

The Comelec found that Jalosjos had been convicted by final judgment for robbery and sentenced with prision mayor—a penalty of six years and one day to 12 years—by a Cebu City court in 1970 and that he had not served his sentence.

It was found that a certification of compliance of probation that Jalosjos had submitted had been fraudulently issued.

Jalosjos went to the high court after the Comelec denied his motion for reconsideration.

Cardino also went to the high court to question the same Comelec ruling as it said that under the Local Government Code, he could not succeed to the mayoral post.  Christine Avendaño

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  • Alloywheel1

    Pwede ba paki-kalaboso na ‘yan, bago mamatay at hindi makatikim ng prison?  Si Erap, hindi ba dapat disqualified din ‘yan?

    • johndcross1

      Si Erap ay dapat disqualified, ngunit binigyan ng gagang Gloria ng presidential pardon.

  • JK1000

    kriminal na gustong tumakbo.

    • jeffrey_01

      Only in the Philippines.

  • http://pedestrianobserver.blogspot.com/ Political Jaywalker

    This is the kind of bastardization that we the people are subjected to by the dense members of political dynasties. Imagine the time and money wasted  in our court system that gets overburdened by cases they already knew they will lose and yet insist on going around the system.  No wonder legitimate cases that awaits justice are never served because these morons who are not qualified insist on fighting it out in court.

    The same scenario is once again repeating itself if Romeo the convicted pedophile who was allowed by the local Comelec to run because they say it was the central office responsibilities to disallow candidates not them. Ignorance and corruption is indeed a bad combination, how these idiots were allowed to oversee local elections when they can’t even enforce obvious rules on the disqualification of convicts is beyond me.What’s the point of having a local Comelec office if they can’t enforce clear cut rules on disallowing ex-convicts from running for an office?

    • Horst Manure

      So true commonsense is not common here. starts of with a decent legal system and tiger’s with teeth.
      Here the process is so confused  it’s like walking around the world but first you have to get out of bed. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XKETLCWMU33TLFFEAMCIFFUZKA Melanio Calayeg

      We can call that Morons in the Public office…..

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Ililipat lang sa isang miyembro ng pamilya ang pamumuno at happy na naman sila! Wala ng magagawa ang taong bayan at hinahayaan na lang na patuloy ang pangloloko ng mga ganito klase pamilya!

  • johndcross1

    This Jalosjos family should be perpetually barred from running any elective office at all.  They are rotten to the core.  One is a rapist & another is a convicted robber.  Who knows what other crimes they had committed.  This idiot Romeo Jalosjos wants to run as Mayor of Zamboanga City.  Zamboanguenos wake-up, don’t allow this moron & convicted rapist to run your city. 

  • bongarroyo

    malas lang niya wala na sa poder si arroyoat corona  kung nagkataong nasa pa ang mga iyon  seguradong abswelto iyan ……iyong rapist ngang si romeo jalosjos pinalaya iyan pa kayang nagnakaw lang..

  • Barak_O

    disqualify all these sham family wanting to own all of zamboanga peninsula

    fire all the comelec officials who accepted their candidacies

    this convicted rapist madafacka has no right to run for public office anymore

    but he is now a candidate for mayor

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    Romeo Jalosjos look like he’s feelin’ well already. Time to put him back to where he once belong.

  • spider69

    ito ang tunay na walang delicadeza. or shall I say talagang makapal ang mukha.

  • UrHONOR

    ISA pang “it runs in the family”, ito.  

    Marami talagang fans si pands.  Siguro yong mga nakakabasa sa labas ng PH ng mga pangyayari at balitang ito ay nag-iisip kung anong uri ng tao ang meron sa Pilipinas.  Kundi Magnanakaw, Pedophile.  Kundi naman Pedophile, Killer.  Tapos meron pa dyang ex Maj Gen (according to pands) at City Mayor na on the lam o mga puganteng ‘di mahuli-huli..  Meron din namang Vice Mayor na nag-o-oder ng milyon-milyon para sa ULO ng isang alleged karnaper.  Meron din namang  mga seneytors na ilang ulit ng nahuling nag-coup-d’etat.  At meron din pinaghihinalaang mass executioner.  Meron pang Presidente na nakulong dahil sa malakihan at malawakang pagnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan.  Meron pa ding Shi…Chief Justice na nasipa sa trabaho dahil sa hinalang pagnanakaw. Meron ding NBI chief o Dir na napatalsik dahil sa hinalang pangingidnap. Meron ding Mayor na nanampal harap-harapan sa kamera ng kapwa-government official. At ngayon naman…meron na namang pangulong nakakulong sa hinalang mas malaki at mas malawakang pagnanakaw, pangunuglimbat,at pandarambong.
    At huwag ding kalilimutan na may Panggulo na pinatalsik ng mamamayan sa bayan na sa ngayon ang mabahong nyang mga bunga ay namumulaklak sa 2 pwesto para sa mga Ilocano (ang isa pa nga ay bisayang taga Leyte)…. at isa pang pang-bayan.  At di nga kasi, isang ga-bundok na tambak na mga kaso ang nakasampa sa mga korte sa salang pagnanakaw, pangungulimbat, at pandaramabong ng mga dating opisyales ng pamahalaan ng pinaka-sinungaling, manggagantso at pinaka-swapang, switik at gahaman sa pera, salapi at kwarta na panggulo ng bayan.  At matutunghayan din ng nagbabasa na ang pulitikero sa Pilipinas ay ginagawang basketbol ang election….ROUND ROBIN…pinagpapasa-pasahan ang mga pwesto sa kani-kanilang pamilya, kapatid, pinsan, kamag-anak…pati kapit-bahay. At meron pa kaya silang mababasa na masahol pa sa siyudad ng Makati na ang datirating street protester nang panahon ni Marcos ay hari na sa Makati at nakiki-alyado na sa pamilyang dati nyang minumura?

    ANO nga kaya ang uri ng mga tao sa Pilipinas…..halos lahat ay katoliko, tapos, halos lahat naman ng namumuno na nagtapos sa mga paaralang katoliko ay… demonyo.  

    Araw ng mga Santos….. at mga PATAY na nga pala, ano? Todos los SANTOS po yan ….hindi ho todos los demonios.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2WTTL6FMGU4D7YZQNHAXBVO2DU Betz Chui

      One of the best comments I’ve read in a long while….please expand this and elaborate each one of them…this is a wake up call for all Filipinos, I just realized gaano kalala at talamak ang crimes, thievery, dynasty etc. when presented like this. Magaling ang iyong pagkasulat sa pormang makabagong Filipino style – refreshing! Make each of the case above 500 words…post it on blogger or facebook or wordpress…and please post here the url if you ever do it so I can send everyone I know to read it.

    • pabulaka

      Talagang it’s “More fun In The Philippines”.

      • UrHONOR

        I’d say more PANDS in PH!

  • andresa igbac

    ang sarap ng feeling pag nakakabasa ng news na ganito. ng pagbabago, katulad din ng pag purge ng dubious party list groups. salamat Lord, may pag asa pa ang pilipinas!!!!

  • Luthmar

    Hopefully, the brother, Romeo Jalosjos – the convicted child rapist -will also be banned for life
    for any govt. position.  What a family; a thief, a rapist, a murderer, etc.   My God, when will you free us from these kind of animals.

  • gisingpinoy12

    Bakit si Erap..convicted..na  pardon…nakalusot! Mga taga Maynila, gumising na kayo bago kayo mabangungot pag na elect na mayor yan!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NOU2XX7C27HWPK3GIKARGIKVKU Wowie Sg

    convicted robber banned to run for public office for life… bakit ang convicted plunderer, nakatakbo pa sa presidential elections at tatakbo pang mayor? is it better to be a plunderer than a robber?

    • GlenMJacob

      Kasi na “pardon” nung isang mas korap pa sa kanya. Kung ikay “na pardon” absolto (erased) lahat sala mo. So naisahan naman tayo.

  • divictes

    “… perpetual SPECIAL disqualification”…iba talaga pagmayaman ka sa ‘Pinas lahat especial…he he he

  • pulis

    Kaya kayong mga Filipino tigilan na nyo ang pag boto ng mga TRAPO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003094120783 KRis Pop

    JALOSLOS should all be banned from politics!they are NOTORIOUS and POWER HUNGRY!Gustong sakupin lahat ng Zamboanga Peninsula.When they came, there are a lot of unreported killings masterminded by them.Yung mga taong nag get in their way because they are highly corrupt!PEOPLE DO NOT BE BLINDED BY THEIR MONEY DURING ELECTIONS!!

  • Bayan Panona

    Sana pati mga politikong magkakamag-anak idisqulify na rin para wala nang Dynasty.

  • Bayan Panona

    Kelangan pa bang i-question ang Comelec before sila gumawa ng hakbang? Ano ba yan!

  • $14334231

    kawawa naman ang mga jalosjos….unti unti ng nauubos ang kayamanan at wala ng pagkakakitaan….salamat naman at ngayon ay mararanasan na nila kung paano ang buhay ng mahihirap……hehehe….

  • GlenMJacob

    I am glad the Supreme Court is really starting to do it’s job. Mabuhay ang Korte ‘Suprema ! Keep up the good work !. The same goes to the “New Comelec”. Forward Philippines !.

  • lemon88

    maraming mandarambong sa kasalukuyan na nakapwesto and elected pa mapa senator, sa congress marami me mga addict reported lahat yan pero di natin pinapansin. kAC ME PERA PA CLA AT ME KUMAKAMPI PA. CLA ANG DAPAT TANGGALAN NG PWESTO. DAHIL NANATILI CLA DYAN SA KANILANG PWESTO DI AABANTE ANG PILIPINAS.

  • blainz

    So Dominador Jalosjos is removed from office and disqualified for robbery.

    Meanwhile, Imelda and Bongbong have denied a $2 billion settlement to human rights victims for more than a decade and has been fined $360 million.

    Also, Erap and son are convicted plunderers running on the strength of a fake president’s pardon.

    It may be a good time to question the eligibility of these people before the Supreme Court.

    • Mamang Pulis

      technically–naka serve ng time si erap.

      yun mga marcoses—yan ang misteryo.–‘bakit’?

  • dodong1

    IT’S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES..killer, rapists,plunderers,liars,thieves,scammers, to name a few and you qualify to become an elected official…MALASWA, MALASWA..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    “It was found that a certification of compliance of probation that Jalosjos had submitted had been fraudulently issued.”

    Tsk.tsk.. kinuha lang siguro sa Recto yung certification na peke.. Is it still possible to put him in jail for the unserved sentence then?

  • john mark santos

    brothers in tandem.
    one rapist and another a robber.

    mga peste kayo gusto nyo pang tumakbo.

  • binatangtagabukid

    bkit dpa hulihin?..sa mayaman lng tlga ang salitang JUSTICE pweh

  • kilabot

    criminal brothers. both out of prison. not paying for their crimes. crime does not pay.

  • ebj

    Are we that “f”-ed up that we end up electing criminals to public office.  Rapists, plunderers, and rebel officers you name it. Pero it’s good that the SC moved to unseat him, otherwise he might rob Dapitan as well.  

  • Mamang Pulis

    good–

    very good!

  • julieboy

    amazing but true!!!!!! He was convicted so long ago,nakalusot pa.Its really a sad state for our country.Anyway i hope his disqualification stays forever,you never know they own Dapitan.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Rumors has it this scoundrel is the half brother of Mikey Arroyo and first cousin of Palparan, Carlos Garcia and said to be a close friend of Ligots?  Any truth to this?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMM3BZ5SAKNWSIDYG3BSIOFNKY Stephen

    This is stupidity in the best form…. a gov’t allowing convicted criminals to run and worst of all people electing them… Is this what they call, “it’s more fun in the Philippines?” The world is laughing at us…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    KAYA WAG KA NG MAG TAKA KUNG BAKIT LIBO LIBO PILIPINO TAGALINIS NG ENEDORO SA SINGAPORE PILIPINAS BANSA NG MGA CRIMINAL AT NAG NANAKAW SA KABAN NG BAYAN ANG MGA GANITONG URI NG TAO BINIBITAY SA SINGAPORE SA MANTALA SA PINAS NAPAKASARAP NG BUHAY BULOK SISTEMA NG GOBYERNO SA ATIN B I P PA YANG HINALIPAK NA YAN”’

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    PAKIUSAPAN ANG GOBYERNO NA IPADALA SI GLORIA LOLONG SA SINGAPORE MAKAKAKUHA KA NG HUSTISIYA AT MASASAKSIHAN PA NG LIBO LIBONG PILIPINO NAG LILINIS NG ENEDORO ANG PAG BITAY SA CRIMINAL AT KAWATAN SA KABAN NG BAYAN PILIPINAS BANSA NG MGA CRIMINAL AT KAWATAN SA GOBYERNO”’

  • jeffrey_01

    Good riddance!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HISHHSA3BHIEPRZYG7SAPTVKHA ron

    It’s about time we hear fair and just judgment coming from  SC. Kasi palagi nalang favor sa mga influential people (Imelda-kurakot, Webb-murderer, etc). It appears kinukuartahan lang sila. Look at the banished Corona, ang daming real estate ownerships niya na wala namang capability to own them. From kurakot and taking advantage of his relatives. Paano namang ma-absuelto yong kaso ni Webb eh, siya naman talagang pumatay sa mga victims. Nakuha yan sa lagay is my guy. Dinoctor lang ang mga airline tickets ni Webb sa Recto fake artist shops at a cost of P20 per ticket. Naniwala naman ang mga insane na justices sa SC under the banished Corona initiative.   Pue!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HISHHSA3BHIEPRZYG7SAPTVKHA ron

    Tama ka Edgardo Mendoza. Makakakuha kalang ng tunay na Justicia  sa Singapore at sa Malaysia. If you’re caught in possession of even a fraction of a gram of cocaine, that’s it, you’re hung without mercy. Their justice system is swift but fair. Sa atin, justicia ng mga tsonggo run by equally tsonggo justices, what do you expect?  Look at the Ampatuan case, not moving at all. Sangkatutak na evidenciya of rotting bodies, bullet riddled and their POVs buried with them, wala parin mangyari. Naghihintay ba sila ng malaking lagay gaya ng isa sa mga catheral mansion houses ng mga Ampatuans?. Si Fortun yata eh nabayaran na ng mga mansions na iyan. Oh dili kaya si judge Solis-Reyes din ay nabayaran din. Bakit dina lang niya aminin na she’s a reincarnate of the incompetent Ombudswoman Merciditas Guttierez para ma-fire out na pronto.What a crocked way to live? Kaya kung minsan eh, we opt to have a mob rule court of justice. Like Cdr Buscayno, he shoots mulcting kotong cops even in broad daylight. I saw him.  Wala naman sa lugar eh, titiketan. Ang driver, may familya rin, mga anak na pinapa-aral. at kakain din ng tuyo at kanin mabuhay lang. Nakakaawa ang Pilipinas. When will it rises above the din !!!  When oh when. Mob rule na lang kaya parang malinisan.  But where’s Buscayno, the vigilante now?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HISHHSA3BHIEPRZYG7SAPTVKHA ron

    Comelec Brilliantes, is the double rapist Romeo Jalosjos allowed to run for public office also?  How about Eccleo? I know Charlies Enrile, a murderer is allowed to run under the Corrupt party of Erap-plunderer-exconvict, Maceda-importer-luxury cars tax-free  and Binay-ayaw magbitiw na Makati Mayor dahil malaki ang lagay sa bldg permits(UNA party).  If the answer is yes, I’m telling you that the Comelec under you has morphed into a rotten hell. Demonyo na talaga.. 

  • MYSTERYGUY90

    MGA DRUG LORD YAN DITO SA ZAMBO. DEL NORTE, MAMATAY TAO, MAMIMILI NG BUTO, MGA KIDNAPPER, MANGDADAYA SA ELECTION, MGA AMBESYUSO GUSTONG ANG KININ ANG BUONG ZAMBOANGA , YANG MGA JALOSJOS NA YAN MAY ARAW DIN KAYU!

  • malek_abdul

    The Jalosjos are trying to build a political dynasty in Zamboanga Peninsula. The Comelec must stop or disqualify them from  running elective post. They will do anything to stay in power. There is even a rumor in Pagadian City that the Jalosjos family has a hand in the Aman Future Trading money scam where a lot of people were duped of their hard earned money. According to the rumor, the money they scammed from the people will be used in the elections to buy votes.

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