No TRO either for Jalosjos


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

MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court has refused former Congressman Romeo Jalosjos’ bid to temporarily stop the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from disqualifying him from the Zamboanga mayoralty post.

In an order issued on Tuesday, the court en banc merely ordered the Comelec to comment on the petition filed by Jalosjos questioning his disqualification by the poll body for being a convicted rapist.

Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe penned the decision.

Last week, Jalosjos asked the high court to reverse the Comelec resolution that canceled his certificate of candidacy on the ground of his previous conviction for the crime of rape which, the poll body said, includes “perpetual disqualification for holding public office.”

‘Lacking due process’

Jalosjos said the disqualification, which the Comelec ordered “motu propio” (on its own), was tainted with grave abuse of discretion and lack of due process. He said even “nuisance candidates” are given their day by the Comelec to defend their candidacies.

The Court of Appeals is currently hearing a separate case filed by Jalosjos questioning the Zamboanga City election registration board’s decision to reject his voter’s registration in September last year.

Originally posted: 7:40 pm | Friday, February 1st, 2013

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  • richard ortega

    bring him back to jail.

    • Abdul Rashid

       Oo, dapat meron ng TRO para mawala ang bisa ng ginawang GMA pardon sa kanya. Pwede ba yan? Your honor, gentlemen of the supreme court, may I motion to hold the pardon of the convicted rapist Romeo Jalosjos null and void  The reason is he continue to be a threat to our independence your honor. He will continue to try to e honorable even if he is disqualified. Gentlemen of the S, remove his rights?

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    peste tlaga tong mga taong ito… grave abuse of authority is out of the question. merong policy na bawal maging kandidato sa kahit ano mang posisyon sa gobyerno ang isang convicted rapist… 

    gagawin ang lahat pra lang mangulimbat ng pera!!!

    • Ding

      Isinama nga ba ng UNA ‘yan?  Paano taong magtitiwala sa UNA????

  • at-large

    ang Dapitan city nga sinasarili na nila akala mo sa kanila ang lupang iyan , tapos tatawid siya ngayon sa Zamboanga city , yong anak niya naging mayor in one of a town in Misamis occidental claiming to be a legal resident but it was not , dahil sa panahon ni Queen Gloria na peke nila sus maryosep pste talaga tong mga damuho na to!!!

    • Ding

      Bakit naeiyan na naman si Queen Gloria?

  • panhase

    Really, a convicted rapist  wants to be mayor of Zamboanga.
    Does he think it will be good for tourism because this would be in the headlines of every major newspaper?

    • Ding

      At tinanggap siya sa UNA?   Wala ba’ngmasabi  diyan si Binay….si Erap…o kaya si Enrile???

      • Ding

        May nabanggit na ba diyan si Anthony  Taberna?

      • Abdul Rashid

         Si Jalosjos, Erap at Enrile sama sama, hindi palang nahuli tong iba! UNA ang sigaw nila para kai Jalosjos ma UNA lang siya! Subalit sa gawain ay sama sama sila. Erap at Enrile ang saya saya!

  • Summerspice

    Good job Supreme Court!A convicted rapist has no place in Philippine politics !He should be in jail.

    • RyanE

      Of course, if not for ex-PGMA who commuted his sentence, this child-rapist is still in his cell.

  • kurakut


  • dequis

    sana sa negosyo na lang ilagay ng mga jalosjos ang kanilang pera, iyong talagang legal shipping company kaya, real estate, pagawaan ng kuryente,

    • Abdul Rashid

       Jalosjos just found out politics is a good business to invest in. Nagkamali lang siya at pinatulan niya yung 12 years old. Ayaw pa niyang tangapin na mahirap kapag erectal dysfunction ang tmama.
      Madali lang lokohin ang constituents. Tulad ng AMAN pakitain mo lang maraming pera belib na yang mamayan sa yo. Kawawa kayo.

  • Patriot96

    Good job, COMELEC and SC! Panahon na to take back our country from these POS who think they own the land, the people and the law. Akala ni Jalosjos, bobo pa ang mga tao to accept a convicted rapist to run. He even has the Effing nerve to appeal for TRO. Not in my town, you tool!

  • Dag Erickson

    Gen. Danilo Lim, could you please check the SMUGGLING ACTIVITY  in the JALOSJOS territory?  We noticed nobody got arrested there!!!

    • Abdul Rashid

       Immigration pati, human trafficking ata doon. Kaya ibig nyang hawakan buong peninsula para madaling ipasok at puslit maski ano, from drugs to illegal alien. Ang resort nila ay front laang pero doon tinatago ang mga illegal nila. Dapat ma dismantle ang empire nitong taong to which started from Marcos regime.

  • Ding

    Anak ng baka ni Anthony Taberna…ganyan kalaki…i may kaso ng rape sa isang bata?   Hinsi lang yata kaso…nakulong na yata…at nakulong pa ??? Na-interview na ba ‘yan sa ‘Punto Por Punto’? Hello Atnthony Taberna, where are you? Nasaan siya ngahon, ….. sa UNA ???  Ano ???? sa Una ??? Talaga bang diyan ang punta ng mau mga nakakahiyang kaso ??? Aaaanao yan…political party ba ‘yan sa ikagagaling ng Pilipinas>  KANINONG PLATAPORMA BA YANG MAGLAGAY  NG MGA GANYANG KANDIDATO PARA SA IKAGAGALING NG MGA TAONGBAYAN AT NG NG MGA MAMAMAYAN?   Nasa LP ba ‘yan?  Kung hindi, huwag niyong sabihing kasama ”yan ng partidong maraming kaso ng pang-a–abuso sa mga taong

    • Ding

      Uulitin ko ang tanong… Anthony Taberna sa iyong Punto Por Punto///MNa-Interview mo na ba si Romeo Jalosjos….nasa UNA nga ba siya….na=interview mo na ba si Bknay…kung bakit nasa UNA di ERAP na convicted PLUNDERER?  Si Annabelle Rama, si Gwen Garcia nga ba ay nasa partido nila?  NAI-CONSIDER MO NA BA ANG MGA ‘YAN, ANTHONY TABERNA,,

    • Reynaldo

      di ba ang sabi birds of the same feather… etc etc.

  • virgoyap

    It’s a very JUST decision for the Supreme Court not to issue a TRO to Jalosjos. Kombiktado na ng rape at komikandidato pa? Sobra na yata yan.

  • julieboy

    Only in the Philippines!!!!! convicted criminals still allowed to run for office.That is one for the books.

  • J

    Huwag kalimutan idisqualify din si erap on the ground of plundering ang hari ng juweteng.
    Sa susunod yung mga poliTUKU dynasties candidates idisqualify din dahil sa violation of Article 26 ng Constitution na bawal ang polituku-dynasties.

  • julieboy

    Good decision to deny a TRO but why even give the criminal a chance to appeal..Due process of course but its really rediculous,i really dont understand all this.

  • GlenMJacob

    The one to blame are the people who still vote for this kind of person. Sad to say Zamboanguenos still has to prove to the world or to themselves that this kind of persons are not fit to govern them unfortunately, not in this generation. I wish to be proven wrong.

    • Abdul Rashid

       And even JALOSJOS BASTARDS!

  • Dan


    • Abdul Rashid

       Well, it is only in the Philippines where Filipinos learn how to get around the law. We did not discover democracy but we innovated the rule of democracy.

  • Dan

    if someone is evicted – TRO, convicted- TRO, put o jail- TRO, suspended- TRO, pag umutot mag TRO, only in the philippines folks

  • Reynaldo

    oh so we have disqualification order for Jalosjos but not for Estrada….how did that happened?

  • johnvforeighner

    Well Solons is not around any more to sell TRO’s. hahaha. He now has to find another corrupt judge, well Jalosjos their are plenty others who will take your money hahaha.

  • regd

    Never ever underestimate the power of human stupidity!

  • Hey_Dudes

    Kamaganak kaya ni Gwen itong  si Romeo O nagkataon lang na parehong singkapal ng kahoy niyog ang muhka nilang dalawa?

  • Abdul Rashid

    Convicted rapist Romeo “Nonong” Jalosjos is left with no other ground to take back his honor. He should wake up, he has sold his soul to the Devil he should realize there no more chance for him than to take his life. Magpatiwakal ka nalang Romy? Maybe your bastards will give glory to your name for being honorable once.
    Don’t ever think you can play with our laws TRO. Kapal mo!

  • vilmavee

    Jalosjos and his kind insult the integrity and intelligence of the Filipino people.  He has raped a minor and he has raped our country, what more does he want to do?  Please, Mr. Jalosjos, give our nation a reprieve from your kind, for goodness sake.

  • Your_King

    For some reason anytime the letters T R O come together as one it does nothing for me. I mean does a TRO really mean anything these days in the Philippines? The courts or even the highest court in the country can serve a TRO but it just depends on who it is in favor of. All that counts in the Philippines is who is on top and has the power and then it ill determine what courts allows or disallows.

  • mon key

    jalosjos is a disgrace on himself. he has the temerity to claim that conviction of rape is a QUALIFICATION to run for public office? his brother who was convicted of robbery also filed for candidacy to run for public office. if we have candidates like the jalosjos brothers running for public office, we might as well be just like somalia and other failed states!

  • Pepe Smith

    Erap next, hahaha, Convicted plunderer.

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    • Melvin

      Naku Po! Hindi ko lubos maisip kung ilan lang ang malalabing pulitiko sa Pilipinas…

  • John

    Jalosjos why not rape any minors of the arroyo family or even your own family or even your MAMA para lalo kang sikat sa  kapuwa mong mga lalaki na hayok sa laman. You’re SOB/ptng ina mo.

  • virgo57

    Mr. Jaloslos, dapat sa iyo na walanghiya, walang modo,walang delicadeza gawin kang bopis at pulutan ni Erap, Tito Sotto at sa mga obispong bakla. Nakakasuka ka na isang kriminal namimilit kumandidato. Bistado na raket mo ‘wag kana humirit lalong sisikip mundo mo.

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