MANILA, Philippines – It is the first step in what will likely be a long legal battle for presidential preference survey front runner Grace Poe.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Second Division granted the petition of Estrella Elamparo, which sought to cancel Poe’s Certificate of Candidacy because the senator supposedly did not meet the residency requirements for presidential bets.
Poe’s camp will “exhaust all legal remedies,” spokesman Rex Gatchalian told media in a press conference Tuesday night, December 1.
Why did the 2nd division, composed of 3 commissioners, decide to rule in favor of Elamparo? Read the resolution in full here: