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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.

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“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.

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