Electoral protest vs Kabataan party list junked | Inquirer News

Electoral protest vs Kabataan party list junked

/ 05:10 AM May 08, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) has dismissed an electoral protest against the Kabataan party-list over the results of the 2019 elections, in which Kabataan ranked 51st.

In a six-page decision dated March 18, the HRET said the protestant, You Against Corruption and Poverty (Yacap) party list, “has no legal standing” to file the poll protest against Kabataan.


“Considering that protestant Yacap party-list has no legal standing to file this election protest, the instant election protest is dismissed without further proceedings,” the HRET said in its decision.

The tribunal said a protest “can only be filed by the candidates who obtained the second or third highest number of votes.” Yacap party-list ranked 58th place.


—Julie M. Aurelio

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: HRET, Kabataan, Party list, Politics, poll protest, Yacap
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.