MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – When Filipino voters go to their polling places on May 9, 2016 to elect, among others, a new president and vice president, they will find two unfamiliar names on the official ballot.
The new names are Daang Matuwid for president and Daang Matuwid for vice president, both running under the administration’s Liberal Party. It is unclear whether the candidates are brother and sister, or husband and wife, in which case, is in violation of the Philippine Constitution’s provision on nepotism and conflict of interest.
Many Filipinos are also questioning the qualifications of the two candidates. The Constitution provides that candidates for president and vice president must be natural-born Filipinos. Voters are demanding to see the birth certificates of the Daang Matuwids.
A call by The Adobo Chronicles
to Commission on Elections Chairman Andres D. Bautista has not been returned as of press time.
Stay tuned for more on this highly controversial, developing story.