Ronald Singson unfazed by disqualification case

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Former Ilocos Sur representative Ronald Singson.INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

VIGAN CITY—Former Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson is not worried at all by a complaint to disqualify him from running in the May 13 elections on the charge that he had been convicted of drug trafficking in Hong Kong.

“My lawyers have assured and guaranteed that my candidacy is valid. We are ready to defend it,” Singson, who is running for representative in the first district of the province, said on Thursday.

His opponent, lawyer Bertrand Baterina of the Liberal Party (LP), filed the complaint in the Commission on Elections (Comelec), arguing that a Hong Kong court had found Singson guilty of drug trafficking in February 2011.

Singson, son of Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson, was sentenced to a prison term of one year and six months after he was caught with 6 grams of cocaine and two sleeping pills at  Lap Kok International Airport in Hong Kong.

“He is disqualified from running as a member of the House of Representatives … on the grounds that he was convicted by final judgment for a crime involving moral turpitude and the five-year period of disqualification after service of sentence has yet to expire,” Baterina said.

Singson said the filing of the complaint was malicious because Baterina had waited after the prescribed period of disqualification set for candidates for the May 13 elections.

If he is disqualified from running, Singson said his father would take his place. Leoncio Balbin Jr., Inquirer Northern Luzon

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  • Luthmar

    Wowwww, kapalmuks talaga itong drug peddler na to. Leave politics alone and just continue selling drugs and get high. And, what of the statement: his father would take his place”. Is that a threat or a promise?

  • Hey_Dudes

    The one very good thing about election or any elections be it local or national is, it is giving us the ability to see different kinds of thick hide individuals who’s mothers may have developed likings for carabao skin while others falling in love with 3/4 inch plywood when these individuals were still in their wombs.

    • phthlateous

      lol, so true

  • AllaMo

    If the five-year proscription, after serving sentence, is not clear to both father and son – only corrupted hearts and minds can be the reason. And, yes, a thoroughly corrupted electorate and society.

  • citizenH

    These people have NO SHAME. No wonder why the rest of the world sees the Philippine Government as a criminal enterprise. A convicted DRUG dealer is now trying to force himself back into politics after he disgraced the country a couple of years ago. The whole Singson clan has nothing to offer the FIlipino people, but pain and more pain. They are an embarassement to human kind as a whole. Go away and take the ill-gotten money you have already stolen with you and give the country a chance to grow and prosper. We need a breath of fresh air.

  • kolambogan

    Is it not that when he was finally sent to jail, Congress removed (stricken-out) his name from the rolls of Congressmen for being unfit to be considered as one? How come he still would like to return to the same chamber that expelled/expunged him? People like Ronald Singson,really don’t know how to be ashamed, they are only after people’s money, by hook or by crook. Since they are crooks from birth, no matter how they get what they wanted does not matter as long as they get it.

    • Philcruz

      Vying for board membership of Pakapalan, Incorporated. It’s the trend.

  • ernievictory

    ‘If he is disqualified from running, Singson said his father would take his place’ .
    ‘langya talaga ang mga singson .kulang na lang palitan ang pangalan ng ilocos sur to ilocos singson . bweseeeeeet…

  • Karma.chameleon

    For today, 3 and counting… Masked greed in the name of public service. What will another 100 million matter to these rich folks…

  • akoombulator

    dre talagang makapal mukha mo… teka teka KAPAL NG MUKHA MO!!!

  • wazgoingon

    He should have been charged in the Philippines as well after admitting to possession of drugs. So, why have local authorities not moved against him? Takot din kay Gov.?

  • dodong1

    kaya walang asenso ang Pilipinas, dahil sa mga taong ito..rapist, murderers, plunderers, drug addict puedeng tumakbo sa politka..ONLY THE PHILIPPINES..IT WILL STAY AS TURD WORLD COUNTRY FOREVER DAHIL SA MGA TAONG KAGAYA NILA SINGSON…

  • dodong1

    NAKAKKASUKA ANG KAKAPALAN NG MUKHA NITONG DRUG ADDICT NA TO!!! ONCE YOUR ARE AN ADDICT YOU WILL FOREVER BE AN ADDICT!!

  • Pio Pusli

    oo nga naman, para drug conviction lang disqualified na. sabay palakpak ng mga idiots at morons ng ilokos sur na botante.

  • Pok2

    Sana Mag senator at Presidente pa kayo. Lubus lubusin na ninyo tutal wala naman ng pag asa ang pilipinas para sa mga mahihirap. Ang mga gagong NPA , bakit di ninyo ubusin ang mga yan ng may pakinabang ang tapang ninyo.

  • iping2sison

    Kung iboboto uli siya, manhid at walang pakialam sa kinabukasan ng kani-kanilang mga anak ang mga taga Ilocos Sur.

  • eigendik

    Money and power are ADDICTIVE as well – pun intended.

  • GustoKoHappyKa

    NAKAKAHIYA!!! alam naman ng convicted tatakbo pa…

  • imnotstupid

    Kapalmuks naman ang mga Singson kahit proven guilty sige pa rin kasi naman ang Comelec di nila kayang sabihin na hindi pwede..Katulad na lang ni Estrada…guilty ng plunder ok pa rin tumakbo..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Lynel-F-Joven/685946584 Charles Lynel F. Joven

    whatever this Singson guys says, he is a CONVICTED CRIMINAL….

  • ravindrama

    huwag ninyo iboto at pabayaan tumakbo sa halalan para mawala ang lason sa utak niya…

  • hustlergalore

    ANG KAPAL NG MUKHA MO, ronald singson!

    tinawag mo pang malicious ang disqualification case!

    kaya nga tinanggal ka, di ba?

  • hustlergalore

    kung sabagay.

    e kung yun ngang convicted plunderer na si mandarambong erap, hinahayaan ng gobyernong tumakbo sa ikalawang pagkakataon.

    eto pa kayang drug addict.

    please bless the philippines. we are so tanga! amen!

  • Brix Villapando

    Ito ang isa pang walang kasing kapal…si boy hithit ! anak siya ni boy JINDOT….

  • Brix Villapando

    Kapal ng hayup na ito!

  • hopeful01

    just sick, why do people or voters allow such fools to lead them>?

  • eltee mulawin

    >>>PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES !!! IT IS NOT FAULT OF ANY CANDIDATES LIKE ESTRADA ERAP, SINGSON, JALOSJOS, ETC. ANG UNANG-UNA MAY KASALANAN DIYAN AY ANG GUMAWA NG OMNIBUS ELECTION CODE AT LOCAL GOVT CODE, IKALAWA ANG BOBO AT TUTANG COMELEC OFFICALS , IKATLO ANG MGA TAONG BUMOTO DAHIL SA KABOBOHAN AT ILITERADO SA LARANGAN NG PULITIKA.

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