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Comelec disqualifies 63 nuisance candidates


MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has disqualified 63 nuisance candidates and 10 ineligible candidates running for the 2013 national and local elections.

Comelec defines nusiance candidates as those who “(1) put the election process in mockery or disrepute, (2) causes confusion among the voters by the similarity of the names of the registered candidates, (3) have no bona fide intention to run for the office.”

The ineligible candidates were declared as such “due to their failure to meet the age requirement [or because they were not] a registered voter,” Comelec said in their resolution promulgated January 11.

In the list of disqualified candidates, five were running for a seat in the House of Representatives, seven were running as governors in their respective provinces, and 24 were running as mayor in their locality.

The certificates of candidacies of all 73 have been cancelled and their names removed from the Candidates’ Profile System and the Certified List of Candidates for the May 13, 2013 Elections, Comelec said.

1. Abad, Onofre Estrada Mayor City of Manila
2. Abella, Bert, Leo Member, S. Panlungsod
(2nd Dist.)
Cebu City
3. Acebedo, Romeo Sanchez Mayor Quezon City
4. Adlawan, Ricardo Nacor Member, S. Panlungsod
(1st Dist.)
Cebu City
5. Aliangan, Antonio Aguilar Governor Province of Isabela
6. Almera, Jaime A. Governor Province of Bulacan
7. Arenasa, Juan Umacob Member, HR (1st Dist.) Cebu City
8. Bantilo, Allan Dilim Vice-Mayor Quezon City
9. Basbas, Jones C. Mayor Sison, Pangasinan
10. Bersamina, Joel Bicera Governor Province of Abra
11. Bueno, Eustaquio A. Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan 1st District Province of Abra
12 Calimag, Sherwin C. Member, House of Representatives 2nd District,
Province of Cagayan
13 Cane, Jose Cida Member, S. Panlungsod
(2nd Dist.)
Cebu City
14 Cañete, Gumersindo
Member, S. Panlungsod
(2nd Dist.)
Cebu City
15 Cantal, Felix Cabrera Mayor City of Manila
16. Cruz, Fidel Carido Mayor City of Manila
17. De Jesus, Jimmy Durango Councilor Agusan del Sur
18 Ebarrete, Pilar Fajardo Vice-Mayor San Juan City
19. Gabot, Samuel Mayor City of Manila
20. Gorospe, Felipe J. F. Vice-Mayor Sison, Pangasinan
21. Idea, Fermin U. Vice-Mayor Quezon City
22. Lim, Rodolfo Gayola Mayor City of Manila
23. Lumongsod Jorge Maceda Governor Agusan del Norte
24. Magallanes, Marino Dela Peña Mayor City of Manila
25. Mijares, Norberto A. Governor Davao del Norte
26. Ong, Lea Remedios Mayor Cebu City
27. Padalhin, Adolfo Sr. Nabayra Mayor Mandaluyong City
28. Perez, Jose A. Governor Province of Cagayan
29. Plaza, Mauricio Jr. C. Member, House of Representative 2nd District, Agusan
del Sur
30. Rivera, Benjamin Polidario Mayor City of Manila
31. Santos, Norgene Jongay Member, Sanguniang Panglungsod 1st District Parañaque City
32. Selim, Miguel Gonzalve Mayor Cebu City
33. Sollano, Erlinda Sy Member, HR (2nd Dist.) Cebu City
34. Talledo, Charlie Bucao Mayor Surigao City
35. Tan, Mark Alvin Arquero Mayor Santiago City, Isabela
36. Tumulak, Eliseo Sanjorjo Member, HR (1st Dist.) Cebu City
37. Uy, Lilia Mijares Governor Province of Isabela
38. Ancheta, Rosendo Cardona Vice Mayor Muntinlupa City
39. Aquino, Amelia Nocup Member
Sangguniang Panglungsod, 2nd District
Muntinlupa City
40. Claus, Elmer Morata Member
Sangguniang Panglungsod, 2nd District
Muntinlupa City
41. Laberinto, BenedictoLobendino Member
Sangguniang Panglungsod, 1st District
Muntinlupa City
42. Marmeto, Oscar Arciaga Mayor Muntinlupa City
43. Malit, Ellen Danganan Member
Sangguniang Panglungsod, 1st District
Muntinlupa City
44. Moreno, Ruben Carsido Member
Sangguniang Panglungsod, 1st District
Muntinlupa City
45. Bello, Fred Naim Mayor Caloocan City
46. Esquila, Merlita Lacre Mayor Caloocan City
47. Garibay, Eduardo Rivera Mayor Caloocan City
48. Gonzales, Melanio Reyes Mayor Caloocan City
49. Gurnot, Arlan Monteo Mayor Caloocan City
50. Lapuz, Romeo Vinuya Mayor Caloocan City
51. Malquisto, Anastacio Recaido Mayor Caloocan City
52. Pangilinan, Adrian Mallari Mayor Caloocan City
53. Razo, Luis San Pedro Mayor Caloocan City
54. Aquino, Roberto Jr., Catacutan Member SP, 1st District Caloocan City
55. Crisostomo, Cherlito Protacio Member SP, 1st District Caloocan City
56. Gundayao, Ferdinand Oria Member SP, 1st District Caloocan City
57. Pragas, Milagros Berones Member SP, 1st District Caloocan City
58. Dela Merced, Clarence Javier Member SP, 2nd District Caloocan City
59. Dumalag, Edwin Brioso Member SP, 2nd District Caloocan City
60. Gonzales, Jose Isagani Malig Member SP, 2nd District Caloocan City
61. Lim, Edgar Dichoso Member SP, 2nd District Caloocan City
62. Placer, Serafico Gura Member SP, 2nd District Caloocan City
63. Timbol, Joseph Balagtas Member SP, 2nd District Caloocan City
  1.               List of Ineligible candidates

Name of Candidate



1. Abalde, Tarajo Tulabing Member, S. Panlalawigan
(2nd Dist.)
Zamboanga Sibugay
2. Andres, Mary Kaye Noll Member, Sangguniang Panlungsod 1st District Marikina City
3. Asensi, Marjorie Francisco Member, Sangguniang Panlungsod Lucena City, Quezon
4. Bustos, Janine Dabu Member, Sangguniang Panlungsod 2nd District Taguig City
5. Cerafica, Kimberly Da Silva Member, Sangguniang Panlungsod 1st District Taguig City
6. Crespo, Juan Rafael Caluza Member, Sangguniang Panlungsod 1st District, Manila
7. Jalosjos-Carreon, Angelica Sangguniang Panlalawigan Zamboanga del Norte
8. Romeo, Maria B.(Not a registered voter in the Municipality of Mutia, which she admitted) Member, Sangguniang Bayan Mutia, Zamboanga del Norte
9. Magnaye, Elvis Vergil Bigtacion Member SP, 5th District Quezon City
10. Martele, Jardiya Manlion Member SP, 6th District Quezon City

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