Four months before the May local and senatorial elections, a lawyer is preparing a petition to disqualify candidates belonging to 3 political families. Alex Lacson said he will lead a "test case" before the Supreme Court that will seek the disqualification of the Pinedas of Pampanga, the Dutertes of Davao, and the Villafuertes of Camarines Sur from the polls. Lacson said they will take the case straight to the High Court so that the Commission on Elections can be compelled to implement immediately the disqualification of these families. He said he chose the 3 families as test cases because they were "clear and obvious cases" of political dynasties. The 1987 Constitution expressly prohibits "political dynasties as may be defined by law."
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