Kabataan, Piston, LPGMA partylists face disqualification for campaign rule violations

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes reveals that two alleged swindler from Lanao Del Sur who claim to be enginner of Smartmatic and offer services to politician were arrested in an entrapment operation during a press conference in Commission on Election office in Manila.The suspects claim they can manipulate election results in exchange of five million pesos.RICHARD A. REYES/INQUIRER

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has finished voting on the disqualification case of three partylists found to have violated campaign rules and is set to announce its decision soon, Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Wednesday.

“We have already conducted a raffle on who will write the decision,” Brillantes told reporters in a media briefing. “That means we have already finished voting.”

He, however, declined to disclose the commissioner who was tasked to write the decision and the gist of the ruling.

Piston, Kabataan and LPG Marketers Association (LPGMA) partylists were all charged with violations of campaign rules on election materials. Kabataan was charged for placing posters along the center island of Taft Avenue and streamers inside the Polytechnic University of the Philippine campus.

Brillantes, in an earlier interview, also said they are also preparing to file cases against other candidates who also violated the poster rules.

“Meron na kaming mga susunod na mga kaso pa na idedemanda, hindi ko pa sasabihin baka maunahan, marami-rami pa, sunod-sunod na yan, hindi na kami titigil,” Brillantes said.

(We have more cases to file but I won’t divulge their names so we can’t be pre-empted. There will be a flurry of filing of cases and we will not stop.)

He further warned all local candidates to begin taking down their election materials in prohibited areas ahead of the start of the local campaign period on March 29.

“All the provincial election supervisors and officers nationwide have been given instructions to start sending out legal notices against candidates on April 1 so that their three-day notice will immediately begin,” Brillantes said.

“If they don’t remove within three days we will start filing charges against the local candidates,” he said.

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  • magiting78

    Good job commelec its been long overdue…

  • azkal futbol

    sana naman totoo na. para mabawasan ang gastusin ng bayan sa mga walang kwentang partylist

  • Keith_P

    Good start na rin dito sa tatlong ito, pero undeniably pipitsugin lang naman yang mga yan kumpara sa iba. Maniniwala ako na determinado talaga ang Comelec sa pag-disqualify ng mga pasaway kung may mga big-name at big-money candidates na masasampolan. Yung mga tipong Villar, Binay, Ejercito, Enrile, yung mga ganyan.

    • Gerry Albert Corpuz

      good start? sige pagnawala yang mga aktibistang partylists, tingnan natin kung may magsasalita pa sa loob ng kongreso, kaugnay ng mga krimen at kawalang hiyaan ng pangkating Aquino, binay, enrile at iba pa. Tingnan natin kung may magsasalita at magdadala pa ng boses ng tao kontra sa patuloy na pagtaas ng presyo ng langis, kuryente, bilihin, tingnan natin kung may boses pa ang taumbayan para isulong ang dagdag sahod, benepisyo, education and health care, etc. pag tinanggal mo yan sa kongreso, courtesy ng katarantaduhan ng comelec na kakampi ni noynoy (na galit na galit sa mga partylists na aktibista, dahil nilalantad yung mga kawalanghiyaan at krimen ni Aquino sa tao). Pag pinayagan natin na matanggal ang mga partylists na aktibista gaya ng kabataan at piston, parang tinanggalan mo na rin tinig at buhay ang mga ordinaryong mamamayan. Ikaw kaya mo na kumilos para sa interes ng taumbayan? Isa ka rin sa nakinabang sa aktibismo, kung walang aktibismo, malamang 16 hours ka pa rin nagtratrabaho, walang regular pay and benefits, ang laki ng utang na ,loob natin sa mga aktibistang ito, katulad mo na makapal ang mukha, nakinabang ka sa pakikibaka nila, mahiya ka naman sa sarili mo.

      • Keith_P

        Galit na galit ah! Ang dami mong sinatsat, off-topic ka naman.

        Anyway para mabalik ang usapan sa punto nung article, it doesn’t matter kung anong adbokasiya ang pinaglalaban ng partylist mo. Kung nagviolate ka ng election regulations, nagviolate ka. Walang gray area dyan. Kung sinasabi ng batas na bawal magpaskil ng posters at streamers sa mga lugar na bawal, eh di wag kang magpaskil. Lumagay ka sa tama! Mahirap bang gawin yun?

        Eh ang siste, gusto mong maniwala kami na yang partylist mong tibak eh itataguyod ang kapakanan ng karaniwang tao, samantalang simpleng election guidelines di kayang sundin? Manigas ka. Manigas kayo.

      • Placido_Penitente

        Honga, nanggagalaiti si Ka Gerry Albert Kumander Corpuz. Kapag madaldal kasi, pikon to the max! bwehehehehe

      • ryan andres

        Agree ako sobra dyan sa post mo pards. No one should be exempted from the rules, que UNA LP Piston o Kabataan pa yang partylist nila.

  • MULEN

    One who aspires to join the ranks of lawmakers should at all times be adherent to the laws of the land. How can one be deserving of the lofty title of being a lawmaker if he’s a lawbreaker, violating the very rules and regulations in the electoral process? Just think about it.

  • $5699914

    Do it!

    Now Na!

  • indiosbravos2002

    Si Congressman Palatimo ba yang sa Kabataan. Wala na kong narnig sa kanya kung hindi sumakay sa issues. Buti naman tanggal na

  • indiosbravos2002

    Just remove all partylist

  • aspirin200

    Kabataan party list proudly displayed it streamers while its PUP student members were burning chairs. That’s destruction of public property tolerated by a group which is legally represented in congress. That’s also a glimpse at our greedy, myopic, self centered and irresponsible national scholars demanding educational rights without volunteering reciprocal public return service.

  • Akoaykanoy

    Mr. Fixedto Brillantes mayroon ka na bang nadisqualify or napakulong for violations of election laws? Awanpay,waa, mayo man at wala puro ka lang naman interview sa tv

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