Manny Pacquiao Facing Disqualification for Senator in the Upcoming 2016 National Election’s

Philippines – Filipino Boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, is facing a disqualification case in the upcoming 2016 Elections.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec), has given Rep. Manny Pacquiao five days to comment on the petition filed by former Akbayan Party list Rep. Walden Bello and former Senator Rene Saguisag to postpone or re-schedule the upcoming fight against Timothy Bradley on April 9, 2016 during the campaign period.

Petitioner’s said that if the Philippine media will covered the fight of Manny Pacquiao vs Tomothy Bradley lll, it would be a big advantage for Paquiao to get more exposure against his competitors that also running for senators. It will also violate the Fair Election Act.

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista, explain that the commission has the power to temporary postpone Pacquiao’s upcoming fight in April 9, if proven it violates the Fair Election Act law?

Incidentally the match will be held during the campaign period for the May 9 elections, in which Pacquiao was running as senator under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

Bautista, did not say when they would be releasing the ruling on this issue. He also added that it’s clear on the law that all TV and Radio personalities, candidating to become government officials must take off their work or file leave of absent or resign in their job but the case of boxing icon is new in the commission.

Pacquiao, is a boxer and boxing serve as his career where the big issue is the broadcasting of his upcoming fight during the campaign period and because of that he can get big advantage especially in exposure compared to other candidates.
source: abante