Comelec hopes decision on Duterte DQ cases will be out this week
An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Wednesday that he hopes that the decision of the First Division on the disqualification cases lodged against presidential hopeful Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will be released this week.
In an interview with reporters, Comelec commissioner Christian Robert Lim said that he could not give a definite date yet as to when the decision on the disqualification cases against the feisty mayor will be issued.
“Wala pa po. Hinahanap ko pa mga ka-division ko (None yet. I am still looking for my colleagues in the division),” Lim said in jest.
When asked if the decision if will be out this week, he said: “Sana. I hope.”
Lim is the presiding commissioner of the First Division of the poll body who handles the consolidated disqualification petitions against Duterte.
His fellow commissioners in the division are Ma. Rowena Amelia Guanzon and Luie Tito Guia.
Duterte has been seeking the poll body’s intervention to force Guanzon to inhibit on the cases against him. However, the presidential hopeful’s petition was junked by the division.
The tough-talking mayor is currently facing four disqualification cases in the Comelec. CDG