Category Archives: COMELEC

The Constitution grants the COMELEC the authority to register political parties, organizations or coalitions, and the authority to cancel the registration of the same on legal grounds while HRET has jurisdiciton over contests relating to the qualifications of a party-list nominee or representative

The jurisdiction of the COMELEC over petitions for cancellation of registration of any political party, organization or coalition is derived from Section 2 (5), Article IX-C of the Constitution, which states: Sec, 2.  The Commission on Elections shall exercise the … Continue reading

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There being no final judgment of disqualification yet at the time of candidate’s proclamation, it was grave error for the COMELEC En Banc to rule that one’s proclamation was illegal and premature

The petition presents the following issues for resolution: (1) whether the petition in SPA No. 10-074 (DC) was timely filed; (2) whether Gonzalez was validly proclaimed as the duly elected Representative of the 3rdDistrict of Albay in the May 10, … Continue reading

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The COMELEC which has jurisdiction to take cognizance of an appeal from the decision of the RTC in election contests involving elective municipal officials has jurisdiction to issue a writ of certiorari in aid of its appellate jurisdiction

On July 12, 2010, petitioner filed an Omnibus Motion to: (1) Restore Protestee’s Standing in Court; (2) Motion for Reconsideration of the Order dated June 24, 2010; and (3) Suspend Proceedings Pending Resolution of Falsification Case Before the Law Department … Continue reading

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