Lawyers’ Group Wants To Declare Comelec A Nuisance Poll Body

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For its inability to effectively manage the country’s electoral process,, a group of lawyers wants to declare the Philippines’ Commission on Elections (Comelec) a ”nuisance poll body.”

Among the reasons cited by the group for a petition it is filing with the Supreme Court were Comelec’s being wishy-washy in implementing the ban against early campaigning, its continued feet-dragging in the disqualification petitions filed against former Senator Bongbong Marcos, and its inability to pare down Party Lists and to make clear what it considers nuisance candidates.

“That it has failed to weed out obvious nuisance candidates only shows Comelec itself is a nuisance,” the lawyers said.

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