5 SK bets disqualified on election day in Central Luzon
CAMP OLIVAS, PAMPANGA—Five Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) candidates in Central Luzon have been disqualified from the Monday race for either being under or over the mandated 18 to 24 year old age limit set by law, according to the Commission on Elections’ Second Division.
In an omnibus order, the division also ruled that should they win, their victory would be considered void.
“[The division] hereby suspends the proclamation of the (disqualified) candidates in the event that they obtain the highest number of votes, or suspends the effects of proclamation in the event that their proclamation has been already made,” said the order issued on Monday.
Disqualified were Alvin Naval Sierra who is running as an SK Council member in Barangay (village) San Agustin in Carranglan town, Nueva Ecija province; Rowel Arellano Mendoza, bet for SK chair in Barangay Villa Aurora, Maria Aurora town in Aurora province; Godofredo Castillo de la Pena Jr., who is seeking the SK chair in Barangay Cut-Cot in Pulilan town, Bulacan province; Christian Aaron Tongol Bondo, SK chair bet in Barangay Matatalaib, Tarlac City in Tarlac province; and Joven Villapana de la Cruz, SK chair bet in Barangay Salapungan in Angeles City, Pampanga province.
The division acted on petitions to deny due course or to cancel the certificates of candidacy of these bets. /je