FULL TEXT: Comelec First Division ruling vs Grace Poe


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FULL TEXT: Comelec First Division ruling vs Grace Poe
Read the full text of the Comelec First Division ruling on the certificate of candidacy of Senator Grace Poe

EMBATTLED CANDIDATE. Senator and presidential aspirant Grace Poe suffered another setback on December 11, 2015, after the Comelec First Division voted against her. File photo by Arnold Almacen

MANILA, Philippines – Voting 2-1, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division ruled on Friday, December 11, to cancel Senator Grace Poe’s certificate of candidacy (COC) for president.

Comelec Commissioners Luie Guia and Rowena Guanzon voted to cancel Poe’s COC, while Commissioner Christian Lim was the lone dissenter.

Rappler is uploading the Comelec First Division’s full ruling in three parts:

  • the main decision
  • Lim’s dissenting opinion
  • Guia’s separate concurring opinion

Below is the main decision:

  Main Decision (Grace Poe, Comelec 1st division  – December 11, 2015)


Here is Lim’s dissenting opinion:

  ”  style=”text-decoration: underline;” >Dissenting opinion by Commissioner Christian Lim (Grace Poe, Comelec 1st division  – December 11, 2015)


And finally, Guia’s separate concurring opinion:

  ”  style=”text-decoration: underline;” >Separate Concurring opinion by Commissioner Luie Guia (Grace Poe, Comelec 1st division  – December 11, 2015…


Poe likened her COC battle to a boxing match, saying that while she’s been punched several times, she hasn’t been knocked out.


The senator reiterated that her fight is not yet over. – Rappler.com

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