COMELEC dismisses petition vs. Erap candidacy

October 30, 2009

The Commission on Elections has dismissed the petition for disqualification filed by lawyer Oliver Lozano against former President Joseph Estrada. The Lozano petition sought to disqualify Estrada from joining the 2010 presidential elections due to Section 4, Article VII of the 1987 Constitution. In dismissing the petition, the COMELEC noted that there is nothing to oppose since Estrada had not yet filed his certificate of candidacy (COC). The period for the filing of the of COCs will be from November 20 to 30, 2009.

In a related development, Lozano has filed a Motion for Reconsideration of the COMELEC’s dismissal claiming that a COC is not required if a petition similar to what he filed against Estrada is based on the need to prohibit something not allowed by the Constitution. Lozano also said he is preparing a graft complaint against officials of the Comelec, including chairman Jose Melo, for allegedly causing “undue injury” to him and giving “undue benefit” to Estrada.

7 Responses to “COMELEC dismisses petition vs. Erap candidacy”

  1. erap should be disqualified on the upcoming elections!

  2. Dear Sir Erap:

    Since before nasa likod mo ako para bomoto. Salamat at na acquit ang petistion nila against sa’yo. Ang hiling ko para sayo don’t trust anybody except God kasi siya lang ang totoo na tutulong sayo if bigyan ka ng pagkakataon ngayon.

    Good luck sa mga minimithi mo ngayon sana mabalik ang dating subsidy ng mga state ang universities para naman may chance na makapag aral kaming mahihirap kasi baba naman ang tuition fee.

    God bless us all always.

  3. hindi naman ibig sabihin hindi ka na maniwala basta trust ang pag usapan, God first.

  4. kung totoong leader si madam arroyo mauna sana siya na good example siya sa iba instead siya pa ang unang gumawa ng hindi maganda. Mauna siya siya bumaba sa pwesto para fair naman ang laban palagi na lang ganyan.

  5. magkalaban ang isa naglakad habang ang isa nakasakay ng kotse, sa tingin mo fair ang laban?

  6. erap should be disqualified on the upcoming elections!

  7. erap should be disqualified because the provision in the constitution itself disqualifies those presidential candidates who were elected to president.THAT PROVISION DOES NOT ONLY APPLY TO INCUMBENT PRESIDENT BUT ALSO TO ALL WHO HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO SUCH POSITION . . .

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