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 […]


Penera vs. Comelec and Andanar: Premature Campaigning

September 19, 2009

The Supreme Court has strengthened the prohibition on premature campaigning and has disqualified the Mayor of Sta. Monica, Surigao del Norte by reason thereof. In its Decision promulgated last September 11, 2009, the High Court dismissed the petition for Certiorari filed by petitioner Rosalinda A. Penera and upheld the Resolution of the COMELEC’s Second Division and […]


Supreme Court upholds poll automation contract

September 17, 2009

In an 11-3 vote, the Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari, prohibition and mandamus with prayer for a restraining order and/or preliminary injunction, filed by Atty. Harry L. Roque, Jr., et al., which sought to nullify the Comelec’s award of the 2010 Elections Automation Project to the joint venture of TIM and Smartmatic and to […]