Presidential candidate and the No. 1 ranking in presidential survey Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, finally approved his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) by the Comelec.
The Commission on Elections ( Comelec ) accepted the candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as the standard - bearer of the party of PDP -Laban in 2016 national elections.
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista, said in a press briefing that Comelec en banc favor Mayor Duterte for the substitution or replacing former Violence Against Crime and Corruption ( VACC ) chair Martin Diño as a presidential candidate of the PDP –Laban. The votes favored Mayor Duterte 6-1.
The administrative decision that the Comelec en banc made means that Davao city Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, is on the list of presidential candidate in the upcoming 2016 presidential elections.
But Chairman Bautista, also said that the case filed against Mayor Duterte by Ruben Castor, is another case that could lead to a disqualification case and probably could end the possible candidacy of Duterte for president.
If proven that the person that is substituting by Mayor Duterte, is not capable or invalid to run due to several factors? Duterte might be disqualified. Report’s said that Chair Martin Diño, is only running for Mayor of Pasay and not for President? So, it means that Duterte, cannot run for president but can only run for Mayor of Pasay.
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, is a top candidate for presidency, but he and presidential candidate senator Grace Poe, the two leading candidate for presidency are facing disqualification, if they were proven not capable to run for presidency then the country will have two options to choose for president next year Mar Roxas and VP Binay?
Are you in favor that Mayor Duterte and sen. Grace Poe be disqualified? Or will you allow them to run, so that people may have the chance to choose more presidential candidates?