COMELEC Bars Leni Robredo, Grace Poe From Running For President In 2022

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Although the filing for certificates of candidacy for the 2022 elections is years away, the Commision on Elections (COMELEC) has proactively barred Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Grace Poe from running for President. (Neither has confirmed nor denied about  her presidential ambition.)

COMELEC’s en banc ruling is based on Article VII, Section 2, of the 1987 Philippine Constitution which states that only males are qualified to run for President.

The poll body told The Adobo Chronicles  that the only way it can reverse its ruling is for a Constitutional Convention to amend the said provision in the fundamental law of the land.

 

 

 

 

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