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Comelec’s Guanzon bares getting threats

/ 03:10 PM July 19, 2019
Comelec's Guanzon bares getting threats

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon. INQUIRER.net file photo / ARIES HEGINA

MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon has revealed receiving threats from an undisclosed sender and being victimized by a “smear campaign” allegedly launched by the Duterte Youth party-list.

It appears the election commissioner knew who was behind the threats but refused to disclose the identities behind it.

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“I received this text ‘kapag inipit mo pa din kame at di pa din kame nakaupo ilalabas namin part 2 ng series mo at papakasohan ka pa namen’ Who do u think sent this? obviously,” Guanzon tweeted on Thursday.

The poll body official also clarified that she would not pen the decision on Ronald Cardema’s substitution bid to the pro-administration group although she has been opposing it. But she warned that the “smear campaign” by  Cardema’s group would not sit well with other Comelec commissioners. /jpv

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