Comelec accepts jailed murder suspect, ex-governor Cagas’ COC
DIGOS CITY—The Davao del Sur office of the Commission of Elections formally accepted the certificate of candidacy (COC) of former governor Douglas Cagas on Wednesday.
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Cagas filed his COC through proxy by authorizing his wife, Davao del Sur 1st district Rep. Mercedes Cagas around 10:45 a.m.
The wife was accompanied by boardmember John Tracy Cagas, who was running for vice governor, and candidates for the provincial board under her husband’s slate.
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Acting Davao del Sur election officer Susan Sarsona accepted Cagas’ COC saying he was entitled to run despite being in jail for the 2010 murder of journalist Nestor Bedolido.
“He is not yet convicted,” Sarsona said. Allan Nawal/RAM
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