Former Broadcaster Running for Councilor, Disqualified

Ex-broadcaster who’s running for councilor has been disqualified

JUN JOHN SUSI- A former broadcaster who’s running for councilor was disqualified due to material misrepresentation in his certificate of candidacy (COC).

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Susi is running for councilor in San Fernando City, Pampanga.

According to the report, Susi identified himself in his COC from San Fernando even though he is still a councilor in Lubao town

However, Susi will file a motion to oppose Comelec’s decision.

“The decision is not final. I will file a motion for reconsideration. The First Division did not consider all our evidence, which would clearly show that I am a resident of San Fernando,” he said.

Under the Omnibus Election Code, a political aspirant could only be disqualified if a competent authority declared a candidate insane or incompetent; or if a certain candidate has been sentenced by final judgment for subversion, insurrection, rebellion, or any offense that a candidate served a sentence of more than 18 months for, as well as for a crime involving moral turpitude.

But candidates who have been disqualified can be replaced ahead of Election Day according to retired Commission on Elections (Comelec) Senior Commissioner Rowena Guanzon.

Meanwhile, the May 9, 2022 election is fast approaching.

Among those who will run for the highest position in the government are the following; presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, labor leader Leody de Guzman, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, former national security adviser Norberto Gonzales, Senator Ping Lacson, Lanao del Sur businessman Faisal Mangomdato, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Dr. Jose Montemayor Jr., Senator Manny Pacquiao, and Vice President Leni Robredo.

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