Supreme Court junks all petitions vs. automated polls

May 7, 2010

Its all systems go for the country’s first automated elections on May 10, 2010 as the Supreme Court dismissed all petitions seeking its postponement. During the special en banc session, the Court found that the petitioners failed to exhaust all administrative remedies and that the Comelec did not gravely abuse its discretion. Among the petitioners […]


Supreme Court reverses Quinto vs. COMELEC: Appointed Officials Running in May Elections Now Deemed Resigned

February 22, 2010

In a 10-5 vote, the Supreme Court reversed its Decision rendered in the case of Quinto vs. Comelec last December 2009 and declared that appointed officials, including members of the judiciary and the Comelec itself, who have filed their certificate of candidacy for the May 10 elections are already deemed resigned. In the Resolution dated […]


Supreme Court: Appointive Officials Need Not Resign (Quinto vs. Comelec)

December 3, 2009

In a vote of 8-6, the Supreme Court, through Associate Justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura, Jr., ruled that appointed officials who have filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) for the 2010 elections need not resign and may opt to remain in their respective posts. The ruling stemmed from a petition filed by Romulo B. Macalintal in […]


Supreme Court reverses Penera Decision on Premature Campaign

November 26, 2009

In a Resolution promulgated last 25 November 2009, the Supreme Court granted Rosalinda A. Penera’s Motion for Reconsideration and reversed its 11 September 2009 Decision disqualifying Penera as mayor of Sta. Monica in Surigao del Norte. In finding for Penera, the Supreme Court ruled that election offenses can be committed by a candidate “only” upon […]