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 […]


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 […]